Monday, April 26, 2010

Wish I Was There

Audio Junk is another Stoopid Kar Production live every Monday on and @ 9 pm EST. The World's Worst Mixing DJ -DJ JOE INC plays a variety of music-no format- just samples variety and more tonight. The Modern Mixtape. Replays on every Sun 5 am - 7 am-Texas Time.

1. “Wrong Party” from Pink Angels
2. “By My Side” - Checker Kabb
3. “Move With me” - Neneh Cherry
4. “that’s why god makes new days” from Precious
5. “Hundreds and Thousands of Guys” - Patti Drew
6. “ugly black grease” from Precious
7. “Money” - Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
8. “stand up and there and look down on me” - from Precious
9. “Sad New Day” - Me Phi Me
10. late night car chase from The Cars that Ate Paris
11. “Jesus” - Dom
12. “Common People” William Shatner (With Joe Jackson)
13. final chase scene from The Third Man
14. sea of man-boobs – Bill Maher
15. “O.O.B.E(Live).” - Orb
16. “Offscreen trailer” - Portrait II
17. Blows of the Fist - SPK
18. “in the house” - DJ Assault
19. “Home”-Bone Thugs N Phil
20. “I’m Ready” – DJ Assault
21. “Low Cool(Remix)” - Cabaret Voltaire
22. “What’s Going ON” - Cyndi Lauper
23. “What’s Happening Brother” - Marvin Gaye
24. “Them Changes” - Buddy Miles
25. “I have no pride” - Splendor in the Grass
26. “Rain is a Good Thing” - Luke Bryan
27. “Trailer Park Pulp Fiction” - Colt Ford
28. “Rayuela” - Gotan Project
29. “My Companjera” – Gogol Bordello
30. “Procession of Moons” - Harold Budd & Clive Wright
31. “No More Time Outs” - David Holmes
32. “Stripper Girl” - Steel Panther
33. “I Mean Business” - Diamond District
34. “Terminal Preppie” - Dead Kennedys
35. “Hurt Me Baby” - Cop Shoot Cop
36. “Euglama” - VHS or Beta
37. “Intermission” - Meat Beat Manifesto
38. “Up Ronnie” - D.O.A.
39. “Woodie thrown off a train” - from I’m Not There
40. “Not Ready To Make Nice” - Dixie Chicks
41. “I Love to “ - Nobodys
42. “Refuse/Resist” - Sepultra
43. “suicide drums” from the SGT
44. “drum build” from ONG – BAK II
45. theme from Angel

Sunday, April 25, 2010

A Bird In The Hand...

First 20 tracks on my iTunes after coming home from The Ten Top and getting to eat real food for a change.

1. "Life Is White" - Big Star
2. "Freckle Song" - Chuck Prophet
3. "American Neutron" - Citizen 23
4. "Summersong" - The Decemberists
5. "C'Mon Every Beatbox" - Big Audio Dynamite
6. "The Silence Between Us" - Bob Mould
7. "Me Myself & I" - De La Soul
8. "Still Crazy After All These Years" - Ray Charles
9. "Swing Like A Baby" - The Wolfgang Press
10. "A Small Victory" - Faith No More
11. "Reagan Sucks" - NOFX
12. "Black Magic Woman" - Santana
13. "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing)" - Michael Jackson
14. "Let's Get Drugs" - Zeke
15. "Sea Of Sin (Tonal Mix)" - Depeche Mode
16. "Pretty Houses" - Lunachicks
17. "One Step Beyond" - Madness
18. "(My) Bleeding Heart" - Elmore James
19. "Kung Fu Fighting" - Carl Douglas
20. "The Spirit Of Radio" - Rush

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Hoist With My Own Petard

Inventory tomorrow night, so I cleaned out my hold bin at work. A new copy of the complete series of The New Adventures Of Mighty Mouse (a short-lived and very surreal Saturday morning cartoon by former Terrytoon employee Ralph Bakshi), a used copy of the film version of Tommy by The Who, which I had memorized from watching so often back in the 80's I hardly ever need watch it again (but its nice to own), and a used copy of T. V. Mikel's notoriously dreadful Blood Orgy Of The She-Devils, which I haven't seen yet but promises to be... well, T.V. Mike-o-rific, to be sure.

Oh, and a reduced price used copy of the first season of Big Valley, the sudsy western from the 60's which I was thoroughly addicted to as a child. Don't remember a whole lot about it, but I love Barbara Stanwyck, Linda Evans was never more beautiful, and for some reason I just love this scene were Timothy Carey, observing Stanwyck from a balcony, cooly steps off the staircase and lands neatly into his horse's saddle. Whatta badass.

Missed a few events in town this weekend. Bernstein's Mass at Chrysler Hall, and the Reduced Shakespeare Company at the Wells, which I was thinking about going this evening until I opened my mail and saw that I owe my dentist fifty bones. Ah well. Brunch tomorrow at the Ten Top with the gang, and then inventory, which luckily is not as late as they usually run for me. Then a Mammorgram on Monday. See, I get out of the house every once in awhile!

Friday, April 23, 2010


Sat 24: 11-4
Sun 25: 5-11:30
Mon 26: 9-4
Tue 27: 9-4
Wed 28: 9-1
Sat 1: 9-4

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Love It Stinks, Love It Bites...

My brother and I used to watch this show back when it aired from 1979-1980, and although I couldn't tell you one thing about an single episode, the theme song "Different Worlds" by Maureen McGovern still haunts me like recalling an old childhood dream. Or Nightmare.

And for the record, it still sounds like she's saying "Love it conquers, love it bites".

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Double McGuffin

After having read Robert Crumb's Book Of Genesis in the last few months, I find this parody particularly endearing. And yes, I do realize that this counts as being "Phil Collins'd" for the day. All I know is that I want a ginormous-sized poster of Peter Gabriel truckin' on up to Solsbury Hill.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

R.I.P. Guru

Monday, April 19, 2010

First Printing Rarity

Audio Junk is another Stoopid Kar Production live every Monday on and @ 9 pm EST. The World's Worst Mixing DJ -DJ JOE INC plays a variety of music-no format- just samples variety and more tonight. The Modern Mixtape. Replays on every Sat 5 am - 7 am-Texas Time.

1. “Jive Samba” - Pete Constanzo
2. trailer for the Incredible Melting Man
3. “Rat Cut-A-Bottle” - Bass-O-Matic
4. Buck Rogers in the 25th Century opener/theme
5. “Masturbation” - Dave Attell
6. Fat Boys vs Apartheid
7. “City Vapors” – Wax Tailor
8. “born when she kissed me” from In A Lonely Place
9. “I’m Yours” – Prince
10. “M’Lady” - Sly and the Family Stone
11. “Get Up Offa that Thing” - James Brown
12. Jackie Wilson speaks on hard drugs
13. “Gene Machine/Don’t Bother Me” - Bad Brains
14. “I Don’t Give” - Zeke
15. “Clone” - Avail
16. “Goldberg fired from Celebrity Apprentice
17. “The Joke About Jamica” – The Hold Steady
18. “Noises in the Dark” – Pop Sickle
19. trailer for Record City
20. “What Would Your Mama Say” - Facts of Life
21. “Set The Record Straight” - New York City
22. “Fudge Pudge” - Organized Konfusion
23. ghp_message of love
24. “Chuck Berry in Space” - Steve Dirkxx
25. “A Big 10-8 Place pt 1” - Negativland
26. get in the car from What’s Love Got To Do With It
27. “Who Do You Love” - The Preachers
28. “Pushing Too Hard” - The Seeds
29. “Do What You Want” - Bad Religion
30. “New Dawn Fades” - Moby
31. “Love Me or Hate Me” - Lady Sovereign
32. “The Toe Jam” – Minuteman
33. “Saving All My Love for You” - Whitney Houston
34. “Lady” - Modjo
35. Zodiac killer montage
36. “Leave It” – Yes
37. “Bridge Over Troubled Water” - Sen.Sam J. Ervin Jr
38. “She Keeps Me Humble” - A House
39. “Disconnected 666” - Cop Shoot Cop
40. “Go Home” - Joan Jett And the Blackhearts
41. “Dazzle” - Siouxsie and the Banshees
42. “Jay Gone Bimbo” - Princess Tinymeat
43. “Kill The Good” - Dragnet
44. “Escape” - Daze

Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Day After...

First 20 tracks on my iTunes this morning wondering if the rumors are true that Prince is making a return to the Norva this year.

1. "Tall Cool One" - The Fabulous Wailers
2. "A Fool In Love" - Ike & Tina Turner
3. "Suck My Kiss" - Red Hot Chili Peppers
4. "Excess" - Tricky w/ Alanis Morissette
5. "Poor Little Rich Girl" - Suede Raissa
6. "I Wanna Sleep In Your Arms (live)" - The Feelies
7. "Puke Island Paradise" - Zoogz Rift
8. "Luka (live)" - The Lemonheads
9. "Insomnia" - Faithless
10. "Missed The Friction" - Self
11. "Porcelain" - Moby
12. "Whitey's Revenge" - Everlast
13. "Senior Twilight Stock Replacer" - The Fall
14. "Funky Crime" - Red Hot Chili Peppers
15. "Church Of The Poison Mind" - Culture Club
16. "Who Fingered Rock 'n Roll" - Cornershop
17. "Pink" - Boris
18. "River Man" - Nick Drake
19. "Between Something And Nothing" - Ocean Blue
20. "I Believe In Tomorrow" - Brave Combo & Tiny Tim

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Sun 18: 1-cl
Mon 19: 9-2
Tue 20: 9-1
Fri 23: 9-4
Sat 24: 11-4


Happy Record Store Day! Go to Skinnies! Go to Fantasy! Just don't go to mine!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Frank Gorshin Frank Gorshin FRANK GORSHIN!

How have I never seen this movie?

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Lives Of Others

Two days off my feet have done wonders for healing the tear in my plantar fasciitis. Not that the issue has disappeared, but it has certainly made sleeping a lot easier on me. Plus several short days at work on my feet allow enough for short bursts of exercise, which I'm hoping is enough to matter in terms of weight loss. I seem to be doing okay so far now that I'm back on Weight Watchers again. Not as fast as it happened last time, but fifteen pounds isn't anything to sneeze at, to be sure. Go, me.

And now on to something that I always, always love...

Peter Bagge's trademark hipster canvas bedroom/living rooms. Knowing how much Bagge despises hipster culture, it still tickles me how much he both ridicules as well as pays homage to the tropes we instantly recognize, from the kitsch of Margaret Keane and the Louvin Brother's Satan Is Real album cover, to the Coop devil logo and the classic Johnny Cash photo by the recently deceased Jim Marshall. Oversized panels such as these make me smile, because as prevalent as they seem to be in Bagge's work I can't help but suspect he more than secretly enjoys drawing them. Possible because he knows hipster schlubs like myself secretly get off on examining them, identifying almost every semi-obscure reference and taking comfort in their familiarity (and yes, I own that Louvin Brother album too).

That panel, by the way, is from Bagge's brand new graphic novel Other Lives, the story of four inter-connecting characters whose real lives are often blurred with their virtual lives, whether on the internet, or of their own making. Vadar is a self-loathing journalist hiding secrets about his past from his wedding-obsessed girlfriend Ivy, who is exploring her wild side on a virtual reality online computer world with Vadar's friend Woodrow, an internet gambling addict living out of his car and in complete denial about his divorce. And then there's Javy, a slovenly reclusive with social issues that might possibly have once worked for homeland security. Bagge's story touches on modern relationships, with others as well as ourselves, where living other lives is as simple as changing our names to hide our ethnicity, to creating entire personalities in the alternate reality of the internet to the point where the two blend so seamlessly together it becomes increasingly difficult to draw the line between the two. I find it oddly ironic that the panel above shows Vadar searching Woodrow's Myspace photo album for a photo of the time the two of them first met Javy playing Dungeons & Dragons at Altanta's annual DragonCon back in 1992. To many people, including my own parents, D&D was fraught with dangerous elements, encouraging kids to create alternate identities, live alternate lives, and blur the lines between reality and fantasy that might have disastrous consequences (1992 was also the year of the locally famous Shawn Novak murders, a disturbed D&D obsessed teenager who slaughtered two small children). Other Lives picks up nearly twenty years later, where the ease of leaving our mundane or unsavory real lives is far easier and more accessible than the roll of a 12-sided dice, and a majority of us hardly seem to blink an eye about it at all these days. Bagge's story captures both the bleeding of multi-crossing falsified lives, not knowing what is real and what is fabricated, and most disturbingly, how the characters appear to take it all in stride, as if this is how life is now.... and how questioning what is and what is not is hardly relevant when we live in a world where both can exist simultaneously.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Technicolor Yawn

This song used to be my answering machine message twenty years ago. Now I'd love to find a way to make it my ringtone.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Mark Spots The X

Audio Junk is another Stoopid Kar Production live every Monday on and @ 9 pm EST. The World's Worst Mixing DJ -DJ JOE INC plays a variety of music-no format- just samples variety and more tonight. The Modern Mixtape. Replays on every Sat 5 am - 7 am-Texas Time.

1. Opening titles for The Big Combo
2. “Nem Um Talvez(take 2)” - Miles Davis
3. “Birthday” - Devilhead
4. “I once ran over a guy” - Manstrokewoman
5. “Drum Crazy” - Fred Astaire from Easter Parade
6. 38 little kids from Dragnet
7. “Forevergreen (Foreveregocentric Vocal Edit)” - Finitribe
8. “Final Blindness” - My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult
9. “The Corpse(Remix)” - Pink Industry
10. “Albie’s God Squad” from Big Love
11. “Hungry For The Power” - Azari & III
12. Bingo Asians from Up in The Air
13. “Silly Love Songs” - Paul McCartney & Wings
14. “You’re Moving Out Today” - Carole Bayer-Sager
15. “Charm Attack” - Leona Neass
16. “Not One of Us” - Peter Gabriel
17. “Lucky Bag” - Princess Tinymeat
18. “Down Come The Mickey” - Cop Shoot Cop
19. “Shorty Said” – Das Racist
20. “CNN” - Consolidated
21. “The Ghetto” - Donny Hathaway
22. Uplift little black people – Ali
23. “IN The Ghetto” - Sammy Davis, Jr.
24. “The Thrill is Gone(Live from Zaire 1974)” - B.B. King
25. Potentiality for profit – Don King and James Brown
26. “Consume” - Cop Shoot Cop
27. Opening for Moon
28. “Payback” - James Brown LIVE from Zaire 1974
29. “Computer Blue” - Prince and the Revolution
30. Opening to 3 Days of the Condor
31. “New Bones” - So Many Dynamos
32. Prepare the virgin – Christopher Plummer from Dragnet
33. “I Don’t Want” - Poseur Bill
34. “Captivating Solitude” – In Vain
35. “It was a very good year” - William Shatner
36. George Micheal vs Crystal Method with Ron and Nancy Reagan
37. “Hey MR DJ “ - Zhane
38. “Whole Lotta Love” - The Wonder Band

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Daisy Chain Reaction

My 'lil brother Cullen, a rather obsessive fan of rebus puzzles, just got his copywrite for the characters for his brand new online comic strip for children, Rebusquest. Starring a little boy named Carson who gets sucked into an alternate universe were rebuses are a part of everyday life, he must find his way home again with the help of a purple go-go boot wearing elf named Reba by solving rebus puzzles that will help him leap into the next world, hoping one day that world will be his own. Written, lettered, drawn, and colored by Cullen. Check it out, pass it along, and give him a little feedback if you can. Hey, between the two of us, he's the closest to getting his work published than I ever will be at this point!

Friday, April 09, 2010

Life On Mars?

First 20 tracks on my iTunes having just come home from cleaning up after vandals/shoplifters in the store today. *sigh*

1. "Iggy Stooge" - Cher UK
2. "Spitting In The Wind" - The db's
3. "Sulphur To Sugarcane" - Elvis Costello
4. "Cold Parade" - Stew
5. "Don't Mess With Orgasmatron" - DJ Earworm
6. "Say Man" - Bo Diddley
7. "Ease My Mind" - Arrested Development
8. "Heaven" - Talking Heads
9. "Burn" - Nine Inch Nails
10. "Gloomy Sunday" - The Associates
11. "All My Friends Are In Popular Bands" - 88 Fingers Louie
12. "Come" - Dizzy Monk
13. " - " - Pelican
14. "Blues" - Bert Jansch
15. "Here Comes The Sun" - Voodoo Glow Skulls
16. "A Girl I Knew" - Savage Rose
17. "Smokestack Lightning (live)" - The Yardbirds
18. "Only The Strong Survive" - Jerry Butler
19. "Guitar Solo 5" - Neil Young
20. "In Heaven There Is No Beer" - Brave Combo

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Malcolm McLaren, 1946-2010

When The City Sleeps

That's me on the left, Halloween 1990, dressed as a burglar and trying to break into the change box at the pay phone that used to be planted in front of the Burger King on Hampton Boulevard right next to Friar Tucks, where our Tuesday night Halloween party was taking place. I think either Mike or S. took the picture, and years later my friend Stan enlarged my comically grit-toothed expression into a circle coming off the original scanned photo. I was twenty-one years old, and the Burger King -- and Friar Tucks -- is now the Ted Constant Convocation Center. But for several years in the early 90's, that was where I lived, ate, breathed, busked for change, washed my hair in the sink, and had the cops chase me into the dumpster for drawing on the sidewalks in colored chalk. One of the many, of course. The beginning of the end.

For about a year we had a weekly Tuesday night "progressive" night with Joe Djing from our shared stash of records, although I think we initially hesitated to use the word progressive --music snobs that we were and all. "Progressive" to me always sort of implied a broadening of the rock/pop format, which though ostensibly "progressive" felt more marginalized to a specific genre. "Alternative" suggests musical genres other than rock/pop, and all other fliers after this one were altered to be called "Alternative Nite", although what was probably considered alternative then gradually grew into mainstream now. This predated Nirvana and Pearl Jam's commercial breakthrough albums, and Nine Inch Nails was only at the top of the college charts. We danced to Fugazi, Bad Brains, Meat Beat Manifesto, Danielle Dax, Ofra Haza, Public Enemy, Dead Kennedys, They Might Be Giants, Ice Cube, Front Line Assembly. We covered the walls with garbage bags and tin foil, strung dried pasta on strings and mutilated baby dolls from the ceilings. The bathrooms were wallpapered with headlines from the Weekly World News, and we threw bang caps on the dance floor so that people couldn't see them when they stepped on them in the dark. It was a great time. It was a creative time. And this flier, this very very first flier drawn by our friend Mark Kinsella, brings it all back to me, twenty years later.

Enough of that. Now time for bed.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Orbita Taramanus Ridiculum

New Jamie Hernandez color short, Las Primas Controla, at Dark Horse Presents.


Fri 9: 9-4
Sat 10: 8-3
Sun 11: 12-cl
Mon 12: 8-2
Tue 13: 9-2
Thur 15: 9-2
Sat 17: 10-4

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Masters Of Their Domain

Veer TV's brief clip of The Master Plan, the band I saw at 37th & Zen Saturday night, including live footage spliced with interview. Nope, you don't see me in the crowds, but host Kelly is wearing that same Southern Culture On The Skids T-shirt that I'm always wearing. :)

Monday, April 05, 2010

She Divines Water

Audio Junk is another Stoopid Kar Production live every Monday on and @ 9 pm EST. The World's Worst Mixing DJ -DJ JOE INC plays a variety of music-no format- just samples variety and more tonight. The Modern Mixtape. Replays on every Sat 5 am - 7 am-Texas Time.

1. “Sometimes(Universe Remix)” – Miami Horror
2. “you will never take my child - Battlestar Galactica
3. “Unfinished Sympathy” - Massive Attack
4. “Help Me Lord” - Souls of Solomon
5. “Freakman” - Empire Projecting Penny
6. “disco horror” from Virginia Creepers DVD
7. “kill the good “ from Dragnet
8. “Mef vs Chef 2” - Meth, Ghost & Rae
9. smoke monster montage from LOST
10. “You Made Me Love Cheese” - Julia Lousie Dreyfuss & Steve Carrell
11. “One Day I was Walking” - Swan Melmarks
12. “When You Were Mine” - Prince
13. “Hush Funk” - Andy Kaufman & Morris “Butch” Stewart
14. “Chaos” - Julian & The Wolves
15. trailer for The Apple
16. commercial for Fraiser’s show
17. “Closet Astrologer” - The Ruby Suns
18. “Bluebeard” - Cocteau Twins
19. “God is marching on” - Harry Dean Stanton on Big Love
20. “New Grange” - Clannad
21. “Shake Hands with Danger”
22. “I Take A Lot of Pride in What I am” - Merle Haggard
23. convict country band from Justified
24. “If You Believe Your God is Dead, Try Mine” - The Swan Silvertones
25. “I Need More Love” - Robert Randolph & The Family Band
26. let me get a sip - Chris Rock
27. “Rifles” - Black Motorcycle Club
28. BS guantlent – Up in the Air
29. “True Confessions” - Undertones
30. Economic Forecast by The Onion
31. “The Juicy Reminder” - The Bionaut
32. “Chicano Power” - Thee Midnighters
33. “If You Me Now” - Shirley Ross
34. “The Devil Made Me Do it” - Paris
35. “Planet of Sound” - The Pixies
36. “Keep Clear” - Gypsy Spit
37. “Mope” - Bloodhound Gang
38. “It’s My Life” - Talk Talk
39. Dunder Miflin
40. “Landslide” - Fleetwood Mac

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Happy Easter

Rock out wit yer tongue out.

Night Of The Middle-Aged Leather Jacket Horde

The Master Plan at 37th & Zen, with Paul Johnson formerly of the Waxing Poetics, Keith Strong and Bill Mihizer of The Fleshtones, and Andy Shernoff from The Dictators. Very tight. Very... Dictators.

Mark, Rose, Jeff, and Crizti are some of the many faces I recognize from the local Norfolk scene, even though Al and I spent most of the night sitting against the wall making catty comments about all the old punks on display. But it was really nice to see everybody. Yes yes, I kid, but I love.

Saturday, April 03, 2010


Sun 4: 12-6
Mon 5: 2pm (appointment)
Tue 6: 9-3
Wed 7: 9-4
Fri 9: 9-4
Sat 10: 8-3

Friday, April 02, 2010

Good Friday

First 20 tracks on my iTunes looking forward to a few consistently warm days in a row.

1. "Ana Ng" - They Might Be Giants"
2. "Dead Beat Descendent" - The Fall
3. "Save It For Later" - The English Beat
4. "Amsterdam Dogshit Blues" - Mojo Nixon
5. "I Wish It WOuld Rain Down" - Brian McKnight
6. "Oh!" - Boys Noize
7. "Supressa" - Dog Faced Hermans
8. "Ease My Mind" - Arrested Development
9. "Star" - Primal Scream
10. "On The Battlefront" - The db's
11. "Part Time Punks" - Television Personalities
12. "Snatching It Back" - Clarence Carter
13. "You Gotta Be" - Des'ree
14. "Outdoor Minor" - Wire
15. "Seven" - Fever Ray
16. "Business In The Front" - Arsonists Get All The Girls
17. "Crepuscule With Nellie" - Thelonious Monk
18. "Interlude" - Skylab
19. "Pip Digs Pep" - Negativland
20. "Jailhouse Rock" - Elvis Presley

Thursday, April 01, 2010

It Still Feels Like Two-Thousand Four...

I think that's me at 2:50 holding up the camera trying to take a picture while Jello is being crowd surfed. I was definitely standing right dirty dead next to this guy taking the video footage for this clip. And I AM chanting along loudly to "CALIFORNIA! UBER ALLES!" like everybody else. And I see Vincent from work in the pit.