Crimson and Clover, Google and Coffee
So, was pokin’ around the Uptones myspace answering some notes, and someone had Tommy James and the Shondells’ Crimson and Clover on their player so I rocked that. What a perfect song to start the day - it’s a work of pop genius that seems to have one foot in 50’s doo wop schmaltz and the other in 60’s psychedelic garage rock. The first version that I heard in life...
Sacrilege BC →
Strangely appropriate in the midst of today’s various discussions on religion run amok, that I would find a mp3 post of my band mate and friend Moose’s teenage metal band from the 80’s. Sacrilege BC was one of the standouts in the same crop of East Bay thrashers that poduced Exodus and Testament, if I have my chronology straight. In any case, they kicked major ass and this track...
Note To Obama team RE: Rick Warren
I sent this to Obama’s transition team, send them your comments here - change.gov. Hello, I’m proud to say I supported Obama’s run long before he declared, starting in 2004 when he addressed the convention. To say I was overjoyed at our victory Nov. 4 would still be an understatement. Respectfully I must comment that I believe the choice for having Rick Warren speak at the...
Competition and the thirst for profit without limits of the capitalist system...– Bolivian President Evo Morales: 20 Ways to Save Mother Earth and Prevent Environmental Disaster | | AlterNet (via abeach)
Another brilliant utter waste of time. →
To think up a concept for a blog like that is one thing. To follow through is another matter. Quality work. Damn funny. Completely without purpose or redeeming social value. So all in all, it’s perfect. Tip o’ the hat to Piero.
A rabbit hole full of avant garde video and audio and more. Good crazy fun.
The Specials, 2008 →
That’s right, as rumored here and everywhere in the ska-o-sphere, the one and only daddies of two-tone are getting ready to tour a bit. No USA dates announced yet, but the UK dates sold out the day they went on sale, no surprise, and that bodes well as far as them making the trip stateside. Sadly absent from the lineup is Jerry Dammers, the organ player and mastermind behind the two-tone...