What's All This Then
The correct answer is that you shouldn’t. We’re all entitled to our opinions. Develop your own. I try to be sane and rational, but that may change with the level of caffeine intake. I’m just telling my stories in the hopes they may amuse and/or inform others. And... I Confess... I'm showing off my bitchen collection a bit.
Saturday, November 28, 2015
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The Friday after Thanksgiving Thursday is what's known as Black Friday. This is not as evil as it sounds. It's traditionally the biggest shopping day of the year. The day that retailers go from being 'in the red' to being 'in the black.' To ensure the most foot traffic in their stores, major retailers offer extreme limited bargains. Competition has become fierce. Retailers open their doors earlier and earlier each year. It got to the point where stores now open on Thanksgiving evening.
There's been quite a backlash against this practice. One local camping chain announced this year that they wouldn't even open on Black Friday at all, Instead they're giving their employees the day off and encouraging them to go outside.
Record Store Day began offering up a special release day to be part of the madness. The special releases aren't nearly as impressive as the regular record store day that happens in April
This year's list is out. Meh I say. Nothing on it that would make me want to leave the house. Looking forward to a day with a fire in the fireplace surrounded by family and leftovers. If you're inclined to spent your Black Friday in a line. See the following link for the list.
Record Store Day Black Friday 2015 List
Saturday, November 21, 2015
The Shangri-Las were the bad girls of the girl group scene. They hung out with toughs, defied their parents, wore leather and had thick New York/bad girl accents. This made them my favorite girl group of the era.
They were best known for their bad girl lust for a bad guy epic The Leader of the Pack. .
Not many people they sing about survive.
The Leader of the Pack perished in a motorcycle accident.
The Give Us Your Blessing kids died in a car crash.
The mom in I Can Never Go Home Anymore died when the kids ran away to get married.
There entire recorded output left a string of unfortunate 'accidents' throughout the five boroughs
In this single, Long Live Our Love, the singer is praying that her soldier boy comes home from the war unscathed. The odds are not good.
A previous owner of this record wrote 'Our Song - Terry + Kerry' on the label. I hope he's OK.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Ringo Starr - Back Off Boogaloo b/w Blindman (Apple 1972)
Another rockin' A Side produced by George Harrison. This one came about during the period when Ringo was hanging out with Marc Bolan. (Ringo took the photo on the cover of T.Rex's The Slider LP). The single bristles with T Rex type energy. And dig that picture sleeve.
For some reason, the drums are mixed very loud on all four of these sides.
With a little help from his famous friends, Ringo managed to put out two hit LP's following these singles. Ringo and Goodnight Vienna.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
At last count there were about 4,000 LP's. Sometimes my kids will have sleepovers and sprawl on the floor watching TV. They are advised in advance: "If there's an earthquake, run!"
Saturday, November 7, 2015
No longer hoping she dies before she gets old, the line was changed to 'I don't need this f**king s**t.' When she performed the song on Saturday Night Live, it was changed to 'I don't need this censorship.'
Notice: "My Generation" contains language the might be considered objectionable.