Monday, April 30, 2007

Lou sings Sweet Jane


Sex Pistols perform Anarchy In The UK
Ah, nihilism! For a few cool months in the Winter of '77 & '78 it was the Pistols, the Clash, the Ramones, Patti Smith, and a horde of noisy, angry, out-of-control rejects shaking the foundations of earth, heaven, and the media corporations. Fun stuff!

Billy Ocean - Love Really Hurts Without You

Fantastic tune. Probably the best Motown song that was never actually released on Motown.

You Are What You Eat

The soundtrack and incredible notes on this obscure cult classic.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

McCartney, Jet, and 30 years wasted
I've probably told most of you this story before, but for those of you who came in late: Jet is my fave Paul McCartney solo song. A near-perfect power pop anthem. If my remaining brain cells remember correctly, it was a huge hit in the Spring of '74. I went out and bought the single as soon as I heard it. But I was always puzzled about the lyrics*. They're pretty obtuse. Who is Jet? What kind of name is that? What does it mean? What's the deal with the Sergeant major, and what do suffragettes have to do with anything? WHAT THE HELL IS HE TALKING ABOUT?!?!?
These question plagued me, vexed me; always stuck in the back of my mind. Now, there are a lot of rock songs with equally obscure lyrics, but I either didn't care, or was eventually able to at least get the gist of them, or the writer would spill the beans in some interview, but Jet remained un-dissected. It haunted me.
Thirty years went by. And like some old war wound, I kept feeling an occasional twinge of pain from having not solved the mystery. And then, one night on TV, there was a McCartney interview, and the announcer stated that after the next commercial break, they'd ask him about Jet! My quest was about to end, the secrets of the Universe were about to be opened to me! I was in near religious ecstasy. My entire body entered a state of rigidity, my face bare inches from the TV screen with the volume turned to maximum - I wanted to experience this moment in all its metaphysical glory. Shakti awaited, as every fiber of my being strained to absorb every sound wave and electron from the television.
Paul came on, the interviewer asked him about Jet, and he basically said he'd just been stoned, sitting outside on a hill and written whatever came into his head at the time. It had no meaning - not even to him! It might as well have been the old moon/June rhyme scheme. It was just some stoner stringing word together! My thirty year wait was a complete waste of time! Worlds collapsed, oceans dried up, day turned to night, and I turned to Virginia Gentleman...
A little part of me died that day. And I think I've developed a nervous tick since then. Oh, it's still a great pop song, and I still love McCartney, but I'd love him dead, as well as alive...

*Found here:

Eric Burdon & War perform Spill The Wine

Probably my fave song from the summer of '70. So cool! War was a great band, both with Eric and on their own. Should've been bigger than they were, with that whole R&B/jazz/funk/Latin fusion going for 'em.

Jethro Tull - Fat Man


Bruce performs For You

Beautiful. Essential. A perfect time capsule of when things mattered and oaths were sworn.

Gorey's "Doubtful Guest" coming to the big screen!,0,3781047.story?coll=zap-movies-headlines
Cool stuff! Now, if we could only get the Gashleycrumb Tinies on film...

the friendly skies

interesting WWII footnote about sub service to Filipino guerrillas

tree house spheres


Polyhedra Porno!

This'll get all the D&D players' hearts pumping a little faster... ;)

Death Switch

An interesting service...

The Fuzztones - The Witch

The original by the Sonics is stronger, but I've always liked this band.

Steppenwolf - Born To Be Wild


RIP Sir Graves Ghastly

A nice tribute to him on Count Gore's site. For those of you in the hinterland, Sir Graves was broadcast in the late 60's and early 70's in the DC market on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons, (if I remember correctly). Very cheesy and very fun.

Ah! Promotions the good old fashioned way!

I can see it now, he'll grab a blonde and waddle to the top of the Empire State Building, only to be shot down by Smithfield's secret air squadron.

new book on Warren Zevon,2850,MCA_484_5509107,00.html

Saturday, April 28, 2007

nice site for psychotronic film reviews

Happy Birthday Morticia!

Friday, April 27, 2007

the time capsule

The End. DC completely destroyed, no survivors, only mutant cannibal rape gangs left
The carnage will be appalling. I'm surprised the schools aren't already shut down...

The Monster Mash - a nice tribute
Needless to say, I think I've caught every one of these movies. Ah, mis-spent youth!

Janis & Big Brother perform Combination of the Two From Monterey...
I always loved Big Brother & The Holding Company, probably for the same reason a lot of sophisticates hated 'em - they always sounded like the musical equivalent of a car taking a turn too fast - two wheels off the pavement and everyone waiting for the crash. But they had a beautiful enthusiasm and love of musical experimentation and combination that made them unique. And Janis, well, there's only one Janis.

Brooke Benton performs Rainy Night In Georgia
One of the GREAT soul singers. I think Benton's main problem, like Jackie Wilson, was to have record companies and producers that generally couldn't deliver songs up to his talent. Really incredible song from the Spring of '70. My family was travelling over Spring break down South then, (and we really did spend a rainy night in Georgia!).

Bobbie Gentry sings Fancy

Hmmm, possible; but I'd like to see some double-blind test results. Meanwhile, I'll keep my aluminum foil hat ready...

a bicycle built for seven

calling Dr. Freud

Robot Village

Hmm, I can't help but think of The Prisoner...

Mars Attacks cards online!!!

I loved this set when I was a kid!

Russia converts to Cthulhu worship
Ia! Ia!

RIP Bobby "Boris" Pickett
I really am saddened by this. Pickett was a one-hit wonder, but what a hit. He created THE Halloween anthem, and launched dozens of imitators and covers. Like the obituary states, Guy Lombardo is probably the only other artist so closely associated with a single holiday. Here's to ya, Bobby, hope you're a Graveyard Smash...

Thursday, April 26, 2007

The Rascals - Lonely Too Long

X - Wild Thing

Another incredibly under-rated band. Should've been HUGE.

Zappa & Burt Ward - The Boy Wonder Sessions!

Stealth Ships

Hunter Thompson lecture online!

Ask A Ninja visits MythBusters!

One of the few TV shows I enjoy these days...

Ronald - the final days

and the gerbils were appalled too

You could say they had the wool pulled over their eyes...

life around DC
Bicyclists around here have their nerve, arguing for anything hinting at courtesy or abiding the law. For years, while working in Old Town, I and the other denizens suffered from hordes of Schwinn nazis blocking or riding us down on the sidewalks, running stop signs and red lights, cutting off our cars, and general ass-holism. Arrogant, spandex wearing vermin.
As for the Beltway, I believe the citizens should have a right, (indeed, a duty), to kill anyone not going at least 5mph OVER the speed limit. They are beneath contempt and deserve no mercy - if they don't like it, they can take their Volvo's and block traffic somewhere else.

an ancient Bostonian self defense technique

Happy National Pretzel Day!

Happy Birthday Carol Burnett!

Happy Birthday Stevie Nicks!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

beer foam physics

the secret life of Mr. Spock

Johnny Depp just not trying hard enough

keep that umbrella handy!

We're Ready For the Martians

Actually, I thought the plan was to hang on until they all caught colds and died...

Spring Cleaning For Dracula!

a new CAS collection on the way!

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Ah, school daze in Alexandria!

It's always nice to see the old ways respected by the younger generation. Of course, GW being in an uproar over a BB gun is a little on the lame side. I ask you, what happened to those days of yore - the roving bands of thugs, the cherry bombs, the race riots, the fires, the bomb scares, and the assembly line-like robberies, muggings and extortion? How standards have fallen! And what has been the cost to our young? Can they last 8+ hours without having to go to the bathroom, (which in the old days would have resulted in instant death)? Do they have that street wariness to spot a bad situation at least 50 yards ahead of them; to know what hallways are death traps, and when; to slip silently through crowds without attracting the notice of predators? All lost...
And what of GW's senior high school, my proud Alma Mater, T.C. Williams? Why, in the old days, the very mention of our school was enough to send government officials into catatonic fear. The whole state quivered in abject terror of playing against T.C. in ANY sport or activity, and indeed even cancelled chess tournaments, rather than risk the appalling casualty rates that accompanied contact with us, (I am NOT making this up...). I remember our unofficial motto: "We lost the Game, BUT WON THE FIGHT!" It's also interesting to note that we were the best school in the state, both sports-wise AND academically, and the most socially and politically sophisticated. A really fascinating place. And while I would NEVER go back to those days, I am really glad I had the experience
But times and perceptions change, the mere rumor of a BB gun can lock down the school, and any weatherman predicting snow anywhere on earth can trigger a snow day. But the memories remain. Ignore that abomination, "Remember The Titans", it's just Hollywood claptrap. But find a Virginian over 45 and mention you're from T.C. and notice the haunted look in their eyes - THAT'S what people remember about the Titans...

Star Trek fun!

(Thanks for the links, Mathew!)

Lovecraft was right: The Fungi From Yuggoth!

Grateful Dead perform St. Stephen for Hef

Elton - Mona Lisas & Mad Hatters

Great song...

more info on the DVD release of WKRP
Probably the last American sitcom I ever paid attention to, it's a pity about leaving out the music.

the dark twilight years of Captain America

Looming spiritual crisis
Bourbon is made from corn...


With all that he's taken, I'm shocked if aliens are the only thing that Mick has seen!

interesting article on space trash

Alert Superman!

robot news

Monday, April 23, 2007

Cream - Tales of Brave Ulysses

Genesis 6:4

Looking Glass - Brandy

Another guilty pleasure...

Brenton Wood -Gimme A Little Sign

One of my fave pop soul songs.

Beatles perform Get Back (from the Let It Be film)

The final Beatles "concert" in three parts:

Bad Company perform Movin' On

I always liked Rodgers' vocals...

the cutting edge of teaching methods

(Doug - this looks very promising, let me know how it goes....) ;)

Predictions for the Year 2000

Happy Birthday Ed Walker!

Along with Willard Scott, one of the Joy Boys, legends of DC radio.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

The Music Explosion Live!!!

Elvis Costello & The Attractions - Radio Radio

Classic performance and song. It was true then, and it's true now.

Jesus & Mary Chain - Never Understand

One of the most under-rated bands ever. A perfect understanding of rock'n'roll. Just take the needle out of your arm and put it on the record at full volume.

Aretha - Jumpin' Jack Flash (with Keith Richards & Ron Wood)

Leslie Gore - Maybe I Know

Oh yes, I can hear the snickers. Well, Leslie is VERY cool. And still rockin'!

newly discovered plot against hitler
I am extremely unhappy to see the article talking of a movie with the loathsome Tom Cruise playing von Stauffenberg. That means he and his fellow conspirators will be portrayed in a heroic light. Nothing could be further from the truth. Unfortunately, one must look long and deep to find a true anti-nazi opposition within Germany, and virtually all of its members were either liberal civilians or communists, and in microscopic numbers. The German army was as pro-nazi as anyone - as long as they were winning. It was only after they looked like they might lose the war and their precious Prussian estates that the senior officer corps turned chicken and tried, with incredible cowardice and incompetence, to get rid of schicklgruber. In a way, it was fortunate that they failed, most of the opportunists were caught, literally running away from a fight, and hung up like chickens, without so much as a shot being fired. So much for Prussian efficiency, honor, and warriorhood. And it saved us the trouble of doing the very same thing to them in 1945....

Ming the Merciless Bobble Head!

Happy Birthday Rondo Hatton!

Happy Earth Day!

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Cool Cars!

there will never be an ad like this again...

interesting article about the e-book market

PyrateCon! Aaaarrrrrr!

Snoopy Wins!

Today is the anniversary of the Red Baron getting shot down in 1918...

Happy Birthday Iggy!

Friday, April 20, 2007

new REH collection!

pictures of consumerism

Pretty neat representations of everyday consumption.

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Humble Pie - I Don't Need No Doctor

Essential. Steve Marriott, you are missed.

Flash & The Pan - Hey St. Peter

I kinda liked these guys, particularly a near-hit they had called Lady Killer.

the cutting edge of dog toys

And they call it, Puppy Love....

nazi ruins and architecture

Proof of what I've been saying about our own local Crystal City - this is what would have happened if Hitler had won...

High Voltage Cable Inpsection


werid/cool commercial

a plug - Religious Experience Salsa

If you've visited us here at The Manor, then you've probably been served this, my favorite salsa, Religious Experience, shipped direct from Grand Junction, Colorado. I particularly like their top of the line: The Wrath Of God.
We visited with them once, (toured the "factory") - very nice guys. And essential salsa...

Janis Ian performs Society's Child
Very cool...

Lego Star Wars

(thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Captain Picard's Journal

Kinda fun.

nice quote from Tom Lehrer

the cutting edge of seasoned firewood

Tee Hee!

Soon, those butt pictures the office clown does on the Xerox machine are going to get a whole lot more interesting!

the hottest music, ever, really

leave it to the British to invent the space bumbershoot!,,2059502,00.html

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Russian Cakes

Unbelievable - you gotta see these!

(Thanks for the link, Infidel753!)

Find That Song

interesting article on Elliott Gould,hoberman,76384,20.html/full
I'm not as scholarly as the writer, either in regards to film, Elliott Gould, or the whole Brooklyn Jewish experience as it relates to baby boomer pop culture. I just know that back in the early and mid 70's, I considered Gould the coolest actor since Bogey. MASH, SPYS, Getting Straight, and The Long Goodbye - all are major or minor classics in my little psyche. I even liked his now-forgotten comedy series - E/R. Very neat stuff!

Calls For Cthulhu!

Cthulhu Pet!


new DVD by Bruce

Happy Patriots' Day!

The shot heard 'round the world...'_Day

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

RIP Kitty Carlisle

Appeared with Groucho and the boys in A Night At The Opera. One of my earliest childhood memories is watching her on To Tell The Truth.

Listen my children...

Today is the anniversary of Paul Revere's Ride...

Don't forget to put cholera in the water fountains!

Perhaps I could play a resurectionist....

even the horses take drugs at a Stones concert
Beware, lest Keith snort one...

Burdened Buddhist Business Bubble Bursts

Tank Accidents

the cutting edge of empathy

Oh My...

Tiger Wine

Think I'll stick with Cabernet....

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Stevie and Lindsay - Landslide

A great version of a great ballad.

a nice article on VPI
A sad and scarey deal...

The Urban Dictionary
Warning - you will spend hours browsing on this site.

(Thanks for the link, Linda!)

some great out-of-print "horror" music for sale!

I'm sure these are all CD-R's. The Spike Jones & Dracula's Greatest hits are Classics! No Halloween party is complete without them.

Dogfish coming to Falls Church!!/850/index.htm

Woo Hoo!

Sock Puppets From Hell

S'awright! Happy Birthday Senor Wences!

A surreal genius. Light years ahead of his time.

Monday, April 16, 2007

Caught Criminal Claims Caper Cause: Crapping Calamity.

George harrison covers It Don't Come Easy

FAnny Reunion!!!
THE first real female rock band. Very under-rated.

Elton - Tiny Dancer
One of my faves.

Dick Dale - Misirlou

King of the Surf Guitar! (The Del Tones may be the stiffest backing band ever - someone needs to check for a pulse!)

Wilson Pickett - Land of 1000 Dances!

Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough

article on singing sand dunes

Unbelievable wind today

As I type this, I'm pretty sure that the Manor is being hit by almost constant 40-50 mph gusts. And about 5 minutes ago there was a blast that had to be 70+*. The walls were vibrating. Trees are swaying dangerously, and one very large red oak just crashed from one neighbor's yard into another, just missing their house. We just got power back an hour ago, having lost it about 1AM. Spooky times here.

*The one and only time I was in wind so fierce was one summer travelling across the country with my folks on vacation. It was 1969, and we were surrounded by high winds and tornadoes in Eastern Wyoming. After battling furious winds for a couple of hours, my father finally stopped us at a little gas station in the old cowboy town of Medicine Bow, (ironically enough, that was the town where "The Virginian" western was supposedly situated). We had our travel trailer with us and just parked by the side of the one gas station in town, (it still had glass tanks on top of the pump with a gravity feed!!!). That night the trailer was buffeted, I can tell you. It's a wonder we got any sleep at all. The next morning we took off during a break in the weather. My father later confessed to me that he'd stopped driving when he looked in his side mirror and had seen one set of trailer tires leave the pavement due to a particularly stong gust!
The other item of note was that after we parked, I went outside the trailer in the 75mph wind to take a photograph. Normally, I couldn't have done so, (for those who don't know - I have a condition called Essential Tremors that causes a nearly unstoppable shaking of my hands). Camera shots were always bleary as a result. But not this day! The photo I took was perfect! It was all I could do to stand up in the gale, but for whatever reason, my hands were like iron that moment!

nice review of the Secret Agent DVD's

Sunday, April 15, 2007

The Top 50 Movie Endings Of All Time

Interesting list. I'm not familiar with all of them, and am a traditionalist, at heart, (I'd of placed Citizen Kane in the Top 10 and made Casablanca #!...). I'd also at least consider the endings to Monty Python's Life Of Brian, Gone With The Wind, Miracle on 34th Street, Rock'n'Roll High School, Getting Straight, True Grit, White Heat, V for Vendetta, The Good The Bad & The Ugly, Vanishing Point, Harold & Maude, The Matrix, and Z. But it really doesn't matter, you might say I Don't Give A Damn...

Southside, the Jukes & Bruce - I Don't Want To Go Home


Tiny Plaid Ninjas

Happy Birthday da Vinci!

The House On Haunted Hill from Count Gore!
A classic Vincent Price horror film presented by that Ghost Host With the Most!

Happy Birthday Dave Edmunds!

Happy Birthday Hans Conreid!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Soviet Cycles

The Coolest Video - My Generation by The Zimmers!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

More on the Zimmers;

Klingon Recipes....

(I know, I know - Get A Life...)

Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention in September

Horrorfind Weekend in August

Capclave sci-fi convention coming to Rockville in October

another reason I hate upscale clubs
I can think of no better way to treat what passes today for "trendsetters and influencers" than as advertising cattle. Nice trend, losers...

Lovecraft, Howard & Moorcock on audio CD!

interesting article on the debates within Judaism about resistance during WWII

I stand in awe of someone like Mordechai Anielewicz & his fighters.

Happy John Hanson Day!

Friday, April 13, 2007

Gary "U.S." Bonds - Quarter To Three


Johnny Rivers performs Poor Side Of Town

Another fave...

fake story - but it should be true

Somewhere, I want there to be an Unlawful Accomodation of Donkeys Act of 1837.

Happy Birthday Agent 86!

new printings of forgotten horrors

McGuinn & some friends perform 8 Miles High

RIP Roscoe Lee Browne
I loved this guy! Great presence, and what a voice! He should have gotten an Oscar for his work in The Cowboys*. Stole the show from John Wayne in his own movie - how many people have done that?
Unfortunately, he mostly played bit parts - mores the pity. Browne gave off an air of authority, education, calm, style, and most of all, wisdom. In other words, he played a grown up in a media too often dominated by clowns and frat boys. It's too bad he didn't go into public service, he was practically an archetype for what one would want in a Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Secretary of State, or President Pro Tempore of the Senate.

*The scene between his character and a madame is one of my all-time favorite movie moments.

neat solar cell news

obscure George Martin recording

Happy Friday the 13th!

Joy Division sneakers!

Finally, a modern sneaker almost as cool as my sacred Converse All-Stars!

The La's perform There She Goes
Good power pop.

Happy Birthday Mighty Max!

Happy Birthday Al Green!

Happy Birthday Harold Stassen!

Not a Quitter!

Only 200 Days Until Halloween!

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Pretty Flamingo!

Costello, Lowe, Difford & Tillbrook!

Jane Wiedlin - Blue Kiss
Very under-rated popster.

The Iceman - Only The Strong Survive

Great voice and song.

Jackie Wilson - Lonely Teardrops
Neat, more soulful version from Shindig.

Buddy Holly - Oh Boy

Great performer.


the cutting edge of steak tartar

Rock Around The Clock!

Was recorded on this date in 1954 by Bill Haley & His Comets. The World changed forever...

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

The Kite Runner

Free Jim Morrison!

I'm not alone...

I can't tell you how relieved I am to find that others plan their cross-country diapered murders based upon fortune cookies. Don't leave home without it!

interesting speculations on Morgellons Disease mystery

Happy Birthday Ricahrd Berry!

And happy International Louie Louie Day!!!

One of my fave songs. A good choice for the National Anthem... ;)

Happy 8-Track Tape Day!
Ah yes, the planet's most amusing sound format. Who can forget the clunking noise of the player shifting tracks, the interruptions to longer songs, and the mounds of tape glistening in the sun by the side of the road at every major traffic intersection.

Happy Alferd Packer Day!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

The Reivers

Yesterday,. my friend Erik and I were exchanging a couple of emails about our days in the record store. I suspect such work stinks now; but in the "olden days" it was VERY cool - cool people and cool sounds. Part of that was that you'd get hear to virtually everything coming in, and amidst the forgettable stuff you could always find gems - stuff that would ONLY be known to record clerks, and a few fanatic cognoscenti of the pop world. And it was like occult secrets known only to a few. And you could even go into other record stores and the clerks there knew about these artists too - we were some sort of rock'n'roll Masonic order! Sometimes the artist would go on to be discovered by the general populace (U2, Nine Inch Nails); but more likely they'd remain obscure, attracting an at-best large cult following. There were hundreds of examples of that, but one of my all-time faves was a band called Zeitgeist, (who quickly changed their name to The Reivers). Great sound, and some of the best songwriting I've ever heard. The lyrics of some of their songs have touched me in ways only rivalled by a few other artists. (There's one tune called "Star Telegram" that is as personal as anything I've EVER heard). At any rate, like so much else, The Reivers are now forgotten and/or ignored. Here's to days at the record store.

Lita Ford - Kiss Me Deadly

Fun tune! It ain't no big thing...

Dave Clark 5 - Catch Us If You Can

Weird little sound/visual mix on this video. But my fave DC5 song.

Lennon - Instant Karma

Ah, Spring of '70....

Guilty Pleasure - I Love This Song!

A nice video interpretation of Life Is A Rock by Reunion.

RTE radio concerts online!

Just heard about this. The link above inlcudes shows by Nils Lofgren, Joan Armatrading, Arlo, and my boy Al Stewart.

The Glore Psychiatric Museum
Just read about this - fascinating.

the critic,2933,264264,00.html

more cloaking device news;_ylt=AqzJv7AbmCXR9NeichSy_KsPLBIF

more bizarre record covers

Awe inspiring...

Monday, April 09, 2007

The Doors - Soft Parade

What rough beast slouches towards Alexandria?


the ultimate waistpouch

listing of Internet clocks


Translator - Everywhere That I'm Not
Great song by an under-rated band.

Black Sabbath - Children of the Grave

Joan Jett - Roadrunner

A great rocker covers a great song.

possible time travel experiment

the tank collector

Happy Birthday Tom Lehrer!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Special Easter Peeps Video!

nice article on Enigma and Britain's cryptography efforts in WWII

Fascinating brain research

As I've done in the past, I recommend Infidel753's blog at: . For all sorts of interesting news, particularly in regard to life extension and other future developments in our species. Really interesting and thought provoking commentary and links.

Easter - Run Away!!!
I can see the movie promos now: "He's been hiding eggs from you for years. Now, can you hide from him?!?". Or maybe: "He's decided to put something special in his basket this year..."; or "Nobody said the Bunny Trail led to HELL!".

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Kill me now...

Sigh. I was watching a rather mediocre show about the so-called "Summer of Love" in San Francisco in '67. It was sponsored by AARP...

The Lords of Logistics

the cutting edge of aquariums...

collected letters of REH to be published!

Happy Birthday Mark Russell!

Happy Birthday Ravi Shankar!

Friday, April 06, 2007

April's Fools in DC

Well, well. I'm told there's actually a "snow advisory" tonight here in Byzantium, (one or two inches - they claim). It just came over the newswire emails to me. It can get cold at night around here in April, but snow is rare, and I wouldn't bet the farm on our weathermen getting this right, (nor much of anything else). But as I sit here, I can already hear the brain cells exploding in everyone's heads around DC. Fairfax County has undoubtedly suspended school for the rest of the year. I'm sure the roads are already some sort of Mad Max nightmare, and Dan Snyder has probably chopped down all the cherry trees at the Tidal Basin to use as kindling in his palace. By nightfall the panic will be in full force. I'm preparing to start shooting anyone who drives or walks by my house as examples - just to deter looters , foragers, and the mutants erupting from the carnage. This town is fucking nuts.

Flirtations - Nothing But A Heartache
One of my faves, a great soul song.

pre-Grace Jefferson Airplane - It's No Secret (with Signe Anderson)

Stairway To Heaven on Sousaphone!

(Thanks for the link, Mathew!)

Al Green - Fashion Goddess!

(Pete, you and Perry are going to have to ask Al about this next time you go to his church!)

more End Times proof: Conway Twitty & The Residents!

ZZ Top - La Grange

Great song. Inescapable if you were in a 14th Street strip club in '74...

Sign of the End Times
Debbie Gibson, the Circle Jerks, & the Soft Boys - the Harmonic Convergence...

interesting theory & mystery about John Cabot's exploration of North America

a little nazi footnote: truly the pot calling the kettle black,,2049753,00.html?gusrc=rss&feed=10


for a brief moment - the return of WEAM Radio!
Unfortunately, it's only available on satellite. And I refuse to pay those buzzards a single penny for reasons I've gone into in the past.

Chad Vader - Episode 8
The newest episode is to be released later today and will have a guest appearance by Mike Nelson and Kevin Murphy of MST3000!

Happy Birthday Phil Austin!

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Alabama is for wussies

Enjoy your Bud Lite, wimps.

zombie sitcom/drama?

It's tourist season in DC!
I am somewhat calmer than the above, when it comes to visitors to Byzantium. If you do come here, just remember this and you'll be okay:
DON'T GET IN THE WAY. It's that simple.
1. When riding an escalator, ALWAYS keep to the right side, unless you're racing up/down it as fast as all the natives do.
2. The same goes for sidewalks and hallways, leave room for the rest of us to get around you.
3. And don't stand in doorways/entrances - you're blocking the rest of us. Especially the Metro. We are allowed to kill you if you block a Metro door.
4. When driving, do the same thing, do not get in any left lane for any reason unless you are planning on going AT LEAST 20 mph over the posted speed limit. Make that 30 mph when I'm on the road.
5. We all know that the traffic circles in town suck. We know. It was a terrible idea. But if you insist on driving here you've got to have courage, face your fears, and MOVE. Endlessly circling around them at one mile an hour like some sort of wounded nun will not get you anywhere and will simply lead the rest of us to hurl insult and invective on whatever state is listed on your license plates, (I'm talking to YOU, Florida). Get off and keep moving.
Follow these simple suggestions and your stay in DC will be pleasant for you - and us...

Sandie Shaw sings Girl Don't Come

Nico when she was a fashion model

Timely Minatures - Chechen Rebels

Actually, this looks like a nice site for all sorts of military miniatures from well known and more obscure conflicts: the Ukrainian Cossack Revolt, the Boxer Rebellion, Spanish Civil War, etc.

The Egg Stacker


It's The Creamy Filling!

It's National Guard Hunting Season in Idaho!

What's the limit?

We're over 5 million now (in DC)
And that doesn't include the 2+ million for Baltimore (which a lot of marketeers and others include in our region these days).

Poo Protects!

I guess this is one of those instances where you know that nothing worse is going to happen to you that day.

neat bumper sticker!

(Thanks for the picture, Rick!)

The Moody Blues sell Coca Cola

Happy Tomb Sweeping Day!

Happy Birthday Roger Corman!

Happy Birthday Sir Humphrey!

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Freddy Krueger in the news!

The Return Of The Strawberry Alarm Clock!

(Thanks for the link, Erik!)

Spare the feces and spoil the child

wind power by balloon

my new fave name: Little Sweetie Wang

Try and say that without smiling...

robotic "fleas"

Is this the Great Lost DeFranco Family Album?!?*

((*If you get this joke, give yourself ten Pop Culture Points!)

hopping all the way to the bank...

The Terrible Truth! Monty Python's Vorpal Bunny Lives!
Run Away! Run Away!

An earlier encounter:

It's not the heat, it's the humidity...

the solar boat

neat article on fear and parasites

Star Trek outtakes

Mildly amusing, this'll take a few minutes to load.

new release by Bruce

Tuesday, April 03, 2007


(Thanks for the link, Pete!)

Happy Birthday Washington Irving!

the baby name

It should have been Black Sabbath or Motorhead...

Zamboni DWI
How many skaters must die before this terrible scourge is outlawed?!? I am forming Meddlers Against Zamboni Drunks & Alcoholics (MAZDA). Please act outraged, and send me lots of money.

The Pennsylvania Haunters' Gathering!

If you outlaw foie gras only outlaws will have foie gras!

They'll only get my pate when they pry the spreading knife from my cold dead hand...

Monday, April 02, 2007

Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues

Under-appreciated genius. One of the great Rockers.

The Dukes of Stratosphear - The Mole From The Ministry

Unfortunately, the video is cut off at the end. But a nice example of neo-psychedelia, nevertheless.

The Raspberries - Go All The Way/I Wanna Be With You
Great power pop!

The Nietzsche Family Circus Generator

nice article on Bill Mauldin

nearing the end for WWI Vets

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Arthur Brown performs Fire!!!


The Ramones - Teenage Lobotomy!

Martha Reeves & The Vandellas - Nowhere To Run


Reverend Mojo Nixon - Burn Down The Malls

Cthulhu in the Old West!
Get along, little Shoggoths...

Robert M. Price Homepage

One of the foremost scholars and critics of the Cthulhu Mythos. Also the deliverer of the Sermon at the legendary Cthulhu Prayer Breakfasts at Necronomi Con.

new fancy-pants Lovecraft collection

THE Site For Fans Of Clark Ashton Smith

I've mentioned The Eldritch Dark website in the past. An excellent source for all things Klarkash Tonian!

Happy St. Stupid's Day!

Happy Birthday lon Chaney Sr.!

Happy April Fools Day!