Monthly Archives: January 2012

Kinks Songs of Idleness

Raymond Douglas Davies is very lucky he could write such amazing songs, because I’m sensing he wasn’t too motivated all the time………I submit for your scrutiny the following 12 examples: Tired of Waiting For You but you keep-a me waiting … Continue reading

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“maps to the skaters homes”

For some of you, this will matter very little. For others, the upcoming Bones Brigade documentary will be a very big deal.  The above teaser trailer/overview/featurette seems to suggest very great things (even if Mullen’s a little gushy on the … Continue reading

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biblio muerto

My work, in 3D as well as in painting, originates from the very idea that ultimate knowledge could very well be an erosion instead of an accumulation. Continue reading

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Adios amiga

Etta James out. Sad news today as Etta James passed away at age 73.  She merged the rough vocal stylings of Big Mama Thorton and the sophistication of Billie Holiday into a new version of soul in the 50s-60s.  Just rifling off of the names … Continue reading

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which pig-state are you?

First off : recognize Strange Maps, still one of the funnest sites on the Interwebs. This map from around 1884 was the subject of a great post the other day.  It is from the H.W. Hill & Co., who specialized in … Continue reading

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Not really a review of the new GBV

Let’s look instead at Pollard alternate output…… Continue reading

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the Russell Jones File

Making the news is’s accessing of Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s FBI file (which was done legally through the Freedom of Information Act, thanks again  John Moss!). I actually read through the whole thing.  It covers various events you may have … Continue reading

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11 great reissues of 2011

Sound of Siam Okay, this technically came out in 2010, but it would be criminal to leave off this list as it was possibly the record I listened to most this year.  Various strands of Thai music from 1964-75.  Musical … Continue reading

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11 great new ones in 2011

Unknown Mortal Orchestra – S/T Though there is no particular order to this list, UMO gets top billing because it is simply the funnest album I heard all year.  Fuzzed out, intricate, danceable, and best of all quick (about a … Continue reading

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