Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
I'm a fan of most of their discography. Then again I don't have it listed in front of me. I'm sure there are more than a few stinkers.
Like most people, my politics have moderated with age. But at seventeen, eighteen, nineteen, twenty I couldn't get enough of the left-wing rhetoric they were giving me. That style of hardcore meshed well with the books, writers and politics I was into at the time. And opened the door to even more.
To be young and unreasonably idealistic.
Struggle - One Settler, One Bullet: An Anthology. Very Distribution. New.
Well worth the ten dollar price of the magazine.
Major chains like Barnes & Noble wouldn't provide the disc or cassette with the magazine. Of course this never stopped me from parting with my hard earned cash for the sampler-free version.
Whenever possible I would make my purchases at international newsstands. Thankfully there happened to be one down the street from my office in New York.
The four Select samplers I have are the best of the bunch.
Bangin' Summer Extravaganza (Select Magazine June 1999). Select Magazine June 1999. New.
Monday, December 28, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Friday, December 25, 2009
I'm not home so there won't be a photograph of the studded box set.
At lease I don't have to move the fifty discs stacked on top of it.
I'm off to unwrap gifts, eat poorly and watch A Christmas Story over and over. With commercials.
Happy holidays to all.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
I don't know how or why this made its way into my collection. But I'm glad it did.
It should find its way into your collections as well.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
It was an era for sure.
Although Ned's Atomic Dustbin might not have anything to do with said hats outside of my own mind.
Ned's Atomic Dustbin - Brainbloodvolume. Amazon.com. Used.
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
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Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Peter: They are incredibly talented. I have about five albums. I'll upload them for you if you want. Number of the Beast first.
Mike: Please do. Thanks man. Steve Harris and his "galloping basslines" have blown this puncher's mind.
Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast. Best Buy. New.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
At thirteen or fourteen, I hated them.
At eighteen, I began to understand.
The same goes for The Velvet Underground.
Things improve with age. My age. These things were always good. I was the problem.
Roxy Music - Siren. eBay. Used.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Let's be honest. My mother was on a waiting list at Croydon Bike Shop for a pair of Vision Street Wear skate shoes when they first dropped.
Turquoise. I insisted on turquoise.
With the revolutionary "ollie pad."
I loved those shoes.
My mom went above and beyond when it came to my sneaker needs. From about second grade until high school. Custom Vans. Vision Street Wear. Airwalks (pre-Payless). Jordans.
EMF - Schubert Dip. Long In the Tooth. Bargain bin.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Baby Spice was never my favorite. But as Emma Bunton she makes a good argument for knocking Melanie C out of my solo top spot. And out of my heart.
The first time I heard her solo material I was listening to the radio in New Zealand. It might have been South Africa. Either way, it was great. Either way, I was driving on the left.
"What Took You So Long."
I was hooked.
Emma - Free Me. AKA Music. Bargain bin.
I still think it's great.
But I'm backtracking a little bit on my previous position.
Top fifty. Twenty-five maybe.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
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Friday, December 4, 2009
A relative by marriage owned the theater at one point. He made his fortune in apple juice. Really. He's a very nice man.
Neither of us pursued this plan. Neither of us made the show.
It seemed like a good idea. It probably was.
Although now that I think about it, the show might have been canceled.
Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure. eBay. Used.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
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I think it's time to purchase a replacement.
If only for the photographs of Paul Heaton.
The Beautiful South - Painting It Red. Long In the Tooth. Bargain bin.