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On the second day of Clash-mas, my true love gave to me… …two sevens clashing… …and a message of ambiguity.

On the first day of Clash-mas, my true love gave to me… …a message of ambiguity.

Did I mention I was taking a vacation for a week? Because I did and it was great, but now it’s time to get back to the grind. Up until the beginning of this year, I never owned the US version of the first Clash album on vinyl. It’s a startling admission, I know, but […]

Fun Fact: Up until the end of 2016, I never owned London Calling on vinyl. My original copy was the cassette released, purchased in the summer of 1989 on the advice of a ex-punk prep cook at the hospital where I worked. He was the person who re-introduced my to The Clash, perhaps as a […]

Dress back jump back

January 12th, 2017

As a young punk rocker living in only sorta-shitty times, I would get chills whenever my “NICE PRICE” cassette copy of the first Clash album spooled up “(White Man) In Hammersmith Palais.” I knew fuck all about reggae or ska apart from some references to Madness I barely understood and the Caribbean phase of Eighties […]

Can’t escape our fate

November 27th, 2014

It’s the last Thursday in November, more about which means it’s time to observe my one Thanksgiving holiday ritual. The traditional listening to “Gates of the West” on repeat.

Sing, Vicki, sing In the infirmary of the Pacific Princess Hear them sayin’ Isaac may be smooth and reckless And Gopher may be crude and feckless Buf if you need to control your sickness Bernie Kopell! So we reply I know that a cruise make you nervous But let me vouch for his service He’s […]

It’s the early spring of 1992 and I’m walking through Woburn center with my new(ish) girlfriend. This semester’s scholarship check had arrived that morning and the top pocket of my punk jacket is bulging with a fat roll of twenty dollar bills. To celebrate the windfall, side effects I’ve decided to take my lady to […]

The in crowd say it’s cool

January 9th, 2013

I was thumbing through an issue of the Wall Street Journal at my in-laws’ place the other day and came across this headline… Normally, plague I take what the WSJ has to say with copious grains of salt but HOLY FLAMING FUCK THEY WEREN’T KIDDING! Recommended listening: Take a wild guess.

This is syndicated Clash

November 26th, 2012

The original broadcast run of WKRP in Cincinatti stretched from September 1978 to September 1982. This was a fairly significant period in pop music history and one marked by a host of overlapping trends and developments that were not only reflected in the sitcom’s licensed music choices, dermatologist but also in the realm of set […]

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