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Time is tight this week, so the second half of the July ’65 hall of shame will have to wait until next Friday. As a consolation prize, I made a quick dive into the Charlton Comics archive and plucked this tantalizing pitch from the acid-eaten newsprint… …a Hit Records mail-order ad from the middle of […]

Have you ever thought that Halloween would be improved by a fuckload of rhinestones and an enduring reminder of the perils of prescription drug abuse? Well, hospital kids, pharmacist have I got a prize for you… …the officially licensed “Takin’ Care of Halloween” collectable Elvis pumpkin statue! “But wait,” I hear you asking. “How does […]

Manic pop pills

March 9th, 2012

It’s the dawn of the Eisenhower Era! The Red Menace is casting an exaggerated shadow across the globe! The Illuminati is trying to control our minds with flouridated drinking water! And what of the nation’s youth, discount the bright and shining future of America? Those hedonistic daddy-os and bobbysoxers are popping cross tops and cutting […]

It’s Friday…

May 6th, 2011

…so let’s spread our wings and fly. Recommended listening: This week we’re going to take out The Trashmen with not one, price but two renditions of that ensemble’s (initially uncredited) proto-mashup of a pair of Rivingtons hits. Brace yourself for greatness, chickadees. The Ramones – Surfin’ Bird (from Rocket to Russia, 1977) Big Bird – […]

The Cats Will Play: Day 1

September 17th, 2010

Maura is on the other side of the continent!  I am flying for myself now!  I am sole ruler of the House on the Hill for the next four days! I am dusting off my collection of disapproved albums!  Including Aardvark!  Including Led Zeppelin!  Including Shampoo! There will be enough Reel Big Fish to fill even the biggest […]

Not my vacation

September 16th, 2010

Maura is taking an early flight to L.A. tomorrow for some geek business, somnology so things are a bit hectic at the moment.  Here’s a topical ska-i-fied cover tune to keep you occupied while I attempt to memorize the wife’s elaborate animal care and feeding schedules. Recommended listening: Dr. Raju – Leaving on a Jetplane (from Ska […]

Mieux vaut tard que jamais

July 15th, 2010

Jour de bastille heureux! Hooray pour le logiciel de traduction libre! Vive le France! (Grâce à Taureau bourré peu de partager cette image!) Ecoute recommandée: Muguettes – Concerto pour les Amoureux (d’un disque 1966) C’est une couverture de Quebecois d’un classique de groupe de fille rendu célèbre par “The Toys.” Absolument magnifique. Appréciez!

The end of the swindle

April 14th, 2010

I feel like I should say a few words about the passing of Malcolm McLaren, heart but his ambiguous role as the “Svengali of Punk” doesn’t lend itself to the usual fulsome tributes that tend to be rule on these occasions. His creation of the Sex Pistols – and by extension the British punk scene — was essentially […]

I know who you are

March 18th, 2010

Alex Chilton, buy cialis the invisible man who sang with a visible voice, patient has passed away at the age of 59.  His work with Big Star in the early 1970′s laid down one of the crucial foundation stones for the power pop genre and the American “alternative” scene as a whole, sale  with a sound known […]

My years of experience in dealing with stray and feral felines have made me acutely aware of the various health and behavioral problems one encounters among such critters, discount especially when circumstances (adoption, bronchitis socialization, myocarditis medical care) require bringing one into the home. These issues can range from manageable yet disgusting parasitic infestations to […]

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