Thursday, March 29, 2007

Download.Com - An Untapped Source Of Free Surf Music?

I don't go to very often, but after reading a post on the Cowabunga mailing list about free surf tunes there I decided to check it out. There are actually quite a few free surf tunes available there, with streaming previews so you can listen to songs before downloading them. Many of the bands there are fairly obscure, but there are tunes by the likes of Laika & The Cosmonauts, The Verbtones and The Surfonics.

Click here to see what they've got.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Soupy Sales TV Show Pranked

Comedian/personality Soupy Sales had a TV show in the 50's and 60's. At the end of each show there would be a mystery celebrity behind a door on the set (behind his head in the photo shown here). Dean Martin did this on his show as well (probably stole the idea from Soupy, since his show started in the mid 60's). Anyway, one show the crew pranked Soupy by having a topless stripper behind the door. The show that was actually broadcast used the video from a second camera, which only showed the balloon that the stripper was holding. Another camera caught this unreleased video (NSFW). Click here for the video.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

New Surfites Video - "Surfville"

Here is the second video from the Surfites upcoming CD, "Big Pounder", available on Double Crown Records March 27th, 2007.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Awesome Retro Flashback

Now this is more like it - cracks me up every time!

Painful Retro Flashback

I had forgotten about this, until another blog site reminded me about this. Watch, if you must, this clip from Adventures In Babysitting.

A Hard Day's Night Of The Living Dead Trailer

I kinda enjoyed this mash-up of The Beatles' "A Hard Day's Night" and "Night Of The Living Dead", with the Fab Four being chased around by zombies.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Acapella / Human Beatbox Group On Paris Metro

I've traveled over in Europe a few times, riding on subways to get around in the larger cities. I've seen a lot of street musicians ride them and play between stops for tips. Officially they are not allowed to do this, so usually they can only play half a song before they run off to another train to avoid getting caught. Some of 'em are pretty good, but not as good as this group (although I'm no Phil Collins fan)...

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

The Reagan's "Just Say Yes" To Drugs

The Reagan's "Just Say Yes" To Drugs

Apparently this is pretty old, which makes it all the more impressive, since whoever did this was able to throw this together without computers and digital editing software.

The Penetrators - 50 Bucks a Midget Video

The Penetrators - 50 Bucks a Midget Video

The Penetrators - Locked & Loaded CD - Order From Double Crown Records
The Penetrators - Locked & Loaded CD - Order From iTunes

Flash Games For Tiki Fans

This site has links to a few simple, but fun-for-a-few-minutes Flash games that you can play online with little tiki/Moai heads.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

The Surfites - Big Pounder CD With Pre-Release Bonus Track

We are excited to announce the upcoming release of the debut full-length CD by The Surfites, called Big Pounder. The disc is packed solid with great, original surf instrumentals.

The Surfites are a gang of landlocked gremmies playing instrumental surf music in the old school style. Formed in 2003 by the two Fjellgren brothers of now defunct Swedish surf band the Daytonas. The Surfites are mainly a studio group with buddies Folke Bergkvist (bass), Henry Karlsson (piano/organ) and Gunnar Lindholm (drums) dropping by for the recording sessions. Klas and Jack Fjellgren play all the guitar parts and write the songs, as well as arranging and producing the recordings. The guys have just completed recording material for a debut album in their basement studio and the finished CD will be released on Double Crown Records on March 27th 2007. One of their songs, "Surfville", will appear on the upcoming Sazanami Records compilation Wild Sazanami Beat #4. Also, be sure to check out the Surfites on MySpace. Cowabunga!

The Surfites - Big Pounder CD is now available for order with credit card and Paypal. If you order before the release date of March 27th you will receive a free bonus track called "Drag-U-La Beat" immediately. The CD will then be shipped to you on it's release date. If you are a subscriber to the Double Crown Music Club you can also get this free bonus track - just drop us a line for details (

To order, click on this link THE SURFITES - BIG POUNDER CD

Double Crown On The Rocks - Podcast #17

Double Crown On The Rocks - Podcast #17

Sorry there hasn't been a podcast since Halloween - kind of a combination of being super busy and just kinda forgetting to do a new one. However, a few people over the last week have asked when I'm going to do a new show, so here it is! I saw Satan's Pilgrims/Ghastly Ones in Seattle last Saturday, so I decided to dedicate this show to them. It's all Satan's Pilgrims and Ghastly Ones!!! If you have any requests/comments, please send an e-mail to: or use the handy comment form below.

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Double Crown On The Rocks - Podcast #17 18.7 MB MP3 02/28/07

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