Friday, March 28, 2014
Monday, March 24, 2014
No answers yet on possible jobs. Which puts me in a downer. But, I have started cataloguing my 6 boxes of 45's. Over on Facebook one of my friends started documenting all of his vinyl LP's. Just a snapshot. Which is cool. But I've got free time and want to do something differently. So, instead of LP's, it's 45's. Instead of just posting a snapshot of the 45 I'm going to write about the 45. If I can find a link to a Youtube video I'll perhaps embed it in the post. But the posts will not of necessity be merely informative. I really don't yet know exactly what I'll post. It may be a story of how I found the record. It might be a straight up review of the tuneage. Heck I might just make up a short fiction piece. Whatever it turns out to be it will be fun to read. Keep your eyes peeled.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
I am looking for any information at all about the Nashville rock band from the 80's called Johnny Panic & The Bible Of Dreams. I have their 1 album release and I saw them play a gig at the Glass Onion way back when. And of course, I used to see the Johnny Panicmobile all over Nashville back then too. Great band. I would like to do a big ole blog post on them, but info is almost non-existent. So if there is anyone out there with info let them come forward. Comment here or send an email to me (you can find that address on my profile page). Let's make this happen!!!
Monday, March 10, 2014
Right turn Clyde. Every Which Way But Loose was on TV last night. The Clint Eastwood comedy where the funniest thing in the movie is the idea that Sondra Locke could actually act much less sing. Kids; if you grow up to be a big movie star, don't put your girlfriend or boyfriend in your movies just because you can. Anyway this is a movie I fondly remember. I was into the whole trucker/redneck/working class thing as a child since that was the environment I grew up in. Heck; I wanted to be a trucker for awhile. I saw this film the night it was released in 1978 at the Martin Twin in Jackson Heights Plaza. It wasn't planned which is perhaps why I remember it so well. My mother and I just happened to run into my cousin (technically 1st cousin once removed) Freddy and his parents and I talked my way into staying to see the movie. Freddy and I sat on the front row. Which was unprecedented for me. The screen was huge. And it was soon filled with beer drinking, cussing, fighting, Ruth Gordon (God bless her), and the most amazing sight: an orangutan named Clyde. He was the perfect pal. I wanted one! He was by far the star of the show. Eastwood held his own against him, especially with the fight scenes, but the show really belonged to Clyde. Which is why I was predisposed to the Librarian in Terry Pratchett's Discworld series being one of my favorite characters. Does the movie hold up? Sure. I've never been too keen on the overt cartoonish aspects of the Black Widows biker gang, but they are as unthreatening as most current yuppie biker gangs albeit wearing much cheaper clothes. Most the country is still strongly working class even if bar fighting and bare knuckle brawling will most likely get you thrown in the slammer and facing lawsuits instead of admiration from your peers. I did have some long spontaneous thing in my head about working class versus my white collar (former) life, but haven't had time to really formulate it. So this is it for now.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Besides my family here are a few of the things that help me face the day: Simple Minds Sparkle In The Rain U2 The Unforgettable Fire Descendents Louise Fitzhugh's Harriet The Spy Ken Kesey One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest Lewinsohn's Tune In Adventure Time Community TCM NHL Hockey And soon this will all pass away and I don't know what I will do. I did watch Shampoo today for the first time. Man, that's an under appreciated classic 70's take on farce cinema. I absolutely loved it.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
April is not the cruelest month. February is. We sometimes get teasers of spring during February in Tennessee, but this year we haven't even gotten those. It's just cold and gray. Day after day. Couple that with a broken down automobile and no job. It's been a very cruel month. Looking forward to the respite of a few warm days. They have to be on the horizon.