Thursday, January 31, 2008
A few days ago I wrote about the Sleeveface scene - well, it looks like there's another group of Photoshop enthusiasts who have kinda ran with the same concept, coming up with fun and interesting images that extend the scenery of album covers. It's pretty much the same as Sleeveface, but there's 32+ pages of images - a great way to kill an afternoon.
Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
myspace surveys, Blogger polls, or use them anywhere that you can include html code. Given the fact that so few people comment here I'm not expecting huge poll numbers, but you never know....
Friday, January 25, 2008
This is absolutely hillarious - Chunklet posted an MP3 of David Lee Roth singin' "Runnin' With The Devil" with all of the instrumentation stripped away. Sounds like he's having a blast singing this song - he does some crazy stuff that gets buried in the final mix. I haven't A - B'ed it with the studio recording - my first thought was that this must have been from a live recording - it's so wild n' crazy. However, I think it's actually the studio recording. You have to read their comments about this (27 so far) - here's one:
"I say Yes".
"Welcome to Hollywood!"
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
"Last week, I announced a new feature called the “LOUIE of the Week” award. We had the Cafe Blues Band, a fun band from Russia, take the first honors for what should be a regular feature. This week, we’ll acknowledge the Toga Kings, a fun band from Bellingham, Washington.
You can hear their version of LOUIE LOUIE by visiting their MySpace page. Even though their official webpage is on the Double Crown Records page, even though there’s no plans for any actual recordings. Your best bet is find out where they’re playing, and experience them live!"
Monday, January 21, 2008
January 16th, 2008
For Immediate Release:
“On the heels of the “Skater Rock Vol. 1/2″ and “Strip Club Rock” CD Comps, both due in stores March 25th, Versailles Records has announced plans for “Surf Rock Vol. 1/2.’ The album will feature material from current/former members of Ozzy Osbourne Band, Aerosmith, Rough Cutt, Ratt, Alice Cooper Band, Exodus, Warrant, L.A. Guns, Slash’s Snakepit, Exodus, Lillian Axe, Dangerous Toys, Poison, Pretty Boy Floyd, Dad’s Porno Mag, WASP, and others.
In addition to the aforementioned material, the label is seeking original song submissions from up-and-coming, signed and unsigned millennium rock and metal bands. Each participating band will receive a photo and bio in the CD booklet, as well as promos. Interested groups should e-mail inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, January 19, 2008
I recently discovered a cool new music blog called Garage Hangover, which as you'd imagine, deals with vintage garage rock. Of interest to you surf fans is a post they just wrote about Emy Jackson and the Smashmen. Apparently Emy Jackson was a singer that did ballady, mellow pop songs, in English and Japanese. However, for the single they throw the spotlight on, she is backed by the Smashmen, who deliver some cool, reverby surf guitar and a solid beat. They have one of the two songs on the 7" available for download on their website - check it out!
Friday, January 18, 2008
Thursday, January 17, 2008
This sequence comes from a 1970 TV Special called Raquel! - this is going to the top of my Netflix queue.
Take a trip down memory lane with a pair of pop-culture icons as actress Raquel Welch welcomes singer Tom Jones to her splashy 1970 television special. Filmed around the world in exotic locations from Paris to Mexico, the show features guest appearances by legendary performers Bob Hope and John Wayne. More than just a pretty face, the multitalented Welch also sings, swings and jokes with the best of them!
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
The Brains Behind Thunderbirds; The Making of Thunderbirds; Pop-Up Episode Pit of Peril ; Gerry Speaks - An Inside Look at Anderson s 7 Favorite Series --A&E Home Video
You can get this on sale at Amazon by clicking here.
Friday, January 11, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
|2/20||Ritz Alamo Draft House - Austin|
|2/21||Continental - Austin|
|2/22||Sam's Burger Joint - San Antonio|
|2/23||Continental - Houston|
Wednesday, January 09, 2008
I was just poking around the Collector's Choice Music website and noticed that they have added a bunch of Arthur Lyman CD's, each with two albums, and to my knowledge, previously unreleased on CD. Martin Denny and Les Bater are probably the most well known exotica artists, by Arthur Lyman (who got his start as a member of Martin Denny's band), is just as good, in my opinion and he really forged a sound that was all his own.
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
Monday, January 07, 2008
Friday, January 04, 2008
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Wednesday, January 02, 2008
Mattel had a different, but similar, toy called Major Matt Mason: Man In Space - it looks pretty cool too!