Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Stringy

OK, this is weird. Why was corny so big back then? Had humor not evolved beyond a singer wearing a large hat and acting like a hillbilly? But the talk box thingy is pretty cool for the time. Too bad they ruined it with the creepy puppet.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Grand Funk Railroad

I read a great article about GFR in an Uncut magazine that Kim's brother left for us to read. I didn't know that their big break was agreeing to open the Atlanta Pop Festival on July 4th, 1969 by playing for free. They were such a hit that the organizers asked them to stick around and play the next 2 nights higher up the bill, but still for free. They also crashed on their way to Atlanta and were soldering up their amps before going on. Their Shea Stadium gig in 1971 sold out 14 times faster than The Beatles did in '65. Their agent Terry Knight—a typical scheming shyster—did a lot for them, but also screwed them to the tune of taking 16% while the band had to split 6%. But they went on to record the biggest selling albums, with Todd Rundgren at the controls, and even had Zappa producing their last album. They sure are fun to watch live.

Kiss Fanzine from 1976

It's something, the lengths fans will go for their favorite bands. The study hall drawings, the typewritten text, photocopied photos, etc. all make up The Kisser #1 Vol. 1.

No Spitting

I wonder what the vocals sound like on this album. Maybe "mmfphffb blrrm mbbphl"?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Neighbors

When the hell is Neighbors going to be released on Blu–ray? Amazon has one DVD, but it's region 2. And there's another one, but I don't trust that it's a real studio release. It's such a funny, amazing movie that it deserves a full hi–def Blu–ray update. Ya hear me Columbia/Sony or whoever owns it?

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Topless Karate?

I remember seeing this ad in Black Belt magazine and thinking how cool it would be if topless martial arts chicks hung around with me and my friends. I'm still amazed that somebody at this company or their ad agency came up with the idea and everybody else agreed. How does that even come up? "OK, we have our entire product line here in this beautiful outdoor setting; a gi in every color, protective gear, punching bags, T–shirts. Great! Now, honey, why don't you take your shirt off. Ted, prop up the nunchucks down there beside the belts. Perfect!"

I salute you, ad man who got her to take her shirt off.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

This is pretty mesmerizing. I love the sound of a cello.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Old Cars Are Cooler

Maybe Evel should've used a 914 to jump the Snake River Canyon.



Nissan? What's a Nissan? It's called a Datsun, damnit.
Fairlady? What's a Fairlady? It's called a 240/260/280Z, damnit.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Carnival What?

What the hell is this movie poster supposed to be telling the movie goer? Listening to rock & roll at a carnival will make women cold and men into wusses?

Arg. I hate it when sites prevent outside links to their images. Click here if the above link doesn't work.