Monday, March 31, 2008

The Tornadoes - The Robot Video

The Tornadoes have always been one of my favorite instrumental bands, this video is pretty bizarre though...

Friday, March 28, 2008

Surfin' Sundays Schedule 2008

Surfin Sundays Schedule 2008

Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum
Parking Lot 411 Olive Ave HB
Pier Plaza 315 Pacific Coast Hwy HB

April 20 HBISM Parking Lot 12 to 4 Pm Surf Sounds Part 2: Jan & Dean Exhibit Grand Opening Plus French Artist Celine Chat Exhibit and Surfin Sundays Concert begins with The Surftones, Reception & Dean Torrence appearance

April 27 Pier Plaza 11 Am to 5 Pm
11 Am Deep Sea
12 Noon Boardwalkers
1 Pm Insect Surfers
2 Pm Billy Blastoff & The Surf Rockets
3 Pm The Eliminators
4 Pm Sound Waves

May 18 HBISM Parking Lot 1 to 4 Pm Marauders & The Relix

June 1 Pier Plaza 11 Am to 5 Pm
11 Am Glasgow Tiki Shakers
12 Noon Slacktone
1 Pm Surf Kings
2 Pm Outer Wave
3 Pm Duotones Plus 2 with Slacktone Dusty Watson & Surfaris Ron Eglit
4 Pm Torquays Reunion

June 8 HBISM Parking Lot 1 to 4 Pm
The Nocturnes & Kathy Kohner Zuckerman “Gidget” book signing Plus Linda Chase “Surfing: Women Of The Waves” book signing

June 22 HBISM PARKING Lot 1to 4 Pm
Tomorrow Men & The Mighty Surf Lords from Sparks Nev.

June 29 HBISM Parking Lot 1to 4 Pm
Reventlos & Hot Plankton

July 13 HBISM Parking Lot 1to 4 Pm
Neptunes & Pyronauts Northern CA

July 20 HBISM Parking Lot 1to 4 Pm
Secret Samurai & Jason Lee & The R.I.P. Tides from San Diego Plus The Verbtones from Oregon

Aug 3 Pier Plaza 11 Am to 5 Pm
11 Am The Fabulous Nomads
12 Noon AquaSonics from Colorado
1 Pm Pollo Del Mar from San Francisco
2 Pm The Madeira from Michigan
3 Pm The Relix
4 Pm The Surftones with keyboard player Kerry Chester, Matt Quilter, John Statham, Rick Lindley, Eddie Keating, and David McCullough

Aug 17 HBISM Parking Lot 1to 4 Pm
The SoundWaves Plus Billy Blastoff & The Surf Rockets

Aug 31 HBISM Parking Lot 1to 4 Pm
The Breakaways Plus Sand Devils

Sept 7 HBISM Parking Lot 1to 4 Pm
Italy’s Representative Lorenzo Valdambrini’s band Wadadli Riders Antigua/Italy & The Detonators
Tentative: Los Venturas from Belgium

Sept 14 HBISM Parking Lot 1to 4 Pm
CHUM & The Black Widows

Sept 21 HBISM Parking Lot 1to 4 Pm
Goofyfoots Plus Doug Appleton’s Tsunamiblue

Oct 5 HBISM Parking Lot 1 to 4 Pm
Norm & The Surf Rockers Plus
Glasgow Tiki Shakers

All dates & bands subject to change without prior notice so please check for updates

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Huge Archive Of Free Surf Music!

Check this out - it's an online archive of out-of-print surf music, all available for free download! Check it out here.

Percussion Table

So let's say you're a drummer laying down some tracks in the recording studio and you get hungry, but the band says "We're paying by the hour here, dude, we gotta keep going!". Why not get one of these tables - lay your bag of McDonalds goodies in front of you and lay down a beat while scarfin' down some fries and a McDLT.

Agile, Mobile, Hostile: A Year With Andre Williams

I've seen Andre Williams live a couple of times, both memorable experiences. Unfortunately, both shows were kind of a letdown musically due to his mediocre backing bands, but you can't cage the man's charisma and way of working the crowd. This documentary looks pretty interesting - below is a trailer...

Friday, March 21, 2008

Read "Double Or Nothing" Book Online For Free

If you're into Las Vegas or gambling, there's a new book out that you can read online for a limited time - check it out here.

You Suck At Photoshop - #9

It's another "episode" of You Suck At Photoshop....

Friday, March 14, 2008

OMG - My Eyes....My Eyes....My Ears....

Do You Like Oysters?

One oyster asked another oyster, "I see you just got a pet dog, what are you going to name it?" The oyster said, "I dunno, I've always been a big fan of the movie Annie - I guess I'll name it Sandy" Ha Ha Ha! If you like oysters, and want more information about them, check out the Be Oyster Aware website at You can get information on Gulf oysters, health issues and oyster recipes. There's actually fresh oysters just a couple of miles away from where I live, Taylory Shellfish Farms, on Chuckanut Drive between Bellingham and Mt. Vernon. Nothing quite like fresh oysters!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Adventures of Rat Pfink and Boo Boo

Apparently this movie was on TCM last week and I missed it (actually, I just found out that TCM shows a bunch of obscure flicks as part of it's TCM Underground series. Kinda reminds me of AMC's "American Pop" series from the 90's, back when AMC was still worth watching.

Pabst Blue Ribbon Song From 1958

Here is a sweet, gentle ballad about Pabst Blue Ribbon from 1958 (link). It's more than just a jingle - it's a 4 minute song about bringing your family and friends together for a delicious Pabst. I think I still dig Untamed Youth's tribute more though (link).

Monday, March 10, 2008

New Order - Your Silent Face (Early Live Version)

"Your Silent Face" by New Order is one of my favorite songs of all time. Well, I just stumbled across an early live version that sounds very raw and Kraftwerk-esque. Very cool!

Friday, March 07, 2008

Double Crown - March 2008 Update

There's lots of new stuff available in the Double Crown catalog so if you're looking for some surf/instro music to get in the mood for spring, go to our online catalog. We've also got the upcoming Bonney & Buzz CD, Bang It Again!, set for a March 25th release. Here is what's new in the catalog:

  • (NEW!) Davie Allan & The Arrows - Fuzz For The Holidays 2 CD (info) - SP032 - $14.75
  • (BACK IN STOCK!) Eddie Angel - Guitar Party + Bonus Tracks CD (info) - SPCD23 - $14.75
  • (NEW!) Eddie Angel - Eddie Angel Meets The Beatles CD (info) - SP020 - $14.75
  • (BACK IN STOCK!) Eddie Angel - Plays Link Wray CD (info) - SP027 - $14.75
  • (NEW!) The Aquasonics - Play Songs For The Surfin' Set CD (info) - WT506 - $14.75
  • (BACK IN STOCK!) The Beat Tornados - Scandinavian Interlude CD (info) - FR009 - $16.75 (NS)
  • (NEW!) The Bel-Airs - The Origins Of Surf Music CD (info) - CP9512 - $14.75
  • (NEW!) Blue Rockin' - Rockin Boogie Trash CD (info) - PT6602 - $14.75 (NS)
  • (BACK IN STOCK!) The Brillantina's - Pulp-A-Mandrilla CD (info) - ET020 - $12.75 (NS)
  • (NEW!) El Patapsco - Long Range Desert Group CD (info) - EP001 - $12.75
  • (NEW!) El Ray - Highwave To Hell CD (info) - GC016 - $15.75 (NS)
  • (NEW!) The Fathoms - Fathom This! CD (info) - MU029 - $14.75
  • (NEW!) The Four Points Gang - Rhythm & Booze CD (info) - PT6801 - $10.75 (NS)
  • (BACK IN STOCK!) The Fuzz-Busters - Retro-Sonic Music For The Moderns CD (info) - FB751 - $14.75
  • (NEW!) I Fantomatici - Spaghetti Surf CD (info) - GC015 - $15.75 (NS)
  • (NEW!) The Illuminoids - Secret Society Of Surf Guitar CD (info) - SPR33 - $14.75
  • (BACK IN STOCK!) The Incredible Mr. Smith - Adventures In The Land Of Twang CD (info) - GS012 - $14.75
  • (NEW!) Jon & The Nightriders - Stampede! CD (info) - CP9511 - $14.75
  • (BACK IN STOCK!) Laika & The Cosmonauts - Laika Sex Machine CD (info) - YP024 - $14.75
  • (NEW!) The Lava Rats - Don't Drink The Water CD (info) - LR001 - $13.75
  • (NEW!) Los Gatos Salvajes - Complete Recordings CD (info) - NF021 - $14.75
  • (NEW!) Los Kahunas - Otro Reverberante Encuentro Con... CD (info) - NF022 - $14.75
  • (NEW!) The Martini Kings - Dance of The Virgins CD (info) - MK003 - $14.75
  • (NEW!) The Martini Kings - Weekend In Palm Springs CD (info) - MK002 - $14.75
  • (BACK IN STOCK!) The Men From S.P.E.C.T.R.E - The Living Eye CD (info) - HB007 - $14.75
  • (BACK IN STOCK!) The Moe Greene Specials - S/T CD (info) - GC010 - $16.75 (NS)
  • (BACK IN STOCK!) The Nelsonics - The Nelsonics (Reissue) CD (info) - HB502 - $14.75
  • (NEW!) The Nematoads - Five Guns West CD (info) - DE025 - $14.75
  • (BACK IN STOCK!) The Razorblades - The Dark Side Of The Beach CD (info) - GS001 - $14.75
  • (NEW!) Retroactive Gamma Rays - Activate! CD (info) - RGR01 - $14.75
  • (BACK IN STOCK!) The Reverb Syndicate - Operation: Jet Set! CD (info) - TRS01 - $12.75
  • (NEW!) The Reverb Syndicate - Sputnik A-Go-Go CD (info) - TRS02 - $13.75
  • (NEW!) The Secret Samurai - Gun Sho Gun CD (info) - SS001 - $14.75
  • (NEW!) The Silhouettes - Rautalankarenessanssi CD (info) - EB007 - $16.75 (NS)
  • (NEW!) '63 Burnout - Trouble At The Speedway CD (info) - GGR701 - $14.75
  • (NEW!) The Sleepwalkers - Twisted Fate! CD (info) - GRCD140 - $14.75
  • (BACK IN STOCK!) The Special Agents - Bulletproof Beat CD (info) - HB004 - $14.75
  • (NEW!) Speedball Jr. - For The Broad Minded CD (info) - GC014 - $15.75 (NS)
  • (NEW!) The Tornadoes - Charge Of The Tornadoes CD (info) - CP9503 - $14.75
  • (BACK IN STOCK!) The Tornadoes - Now & Then CD (info) - CP9501 - $14.75
  • (NEW!) Urban Surf Kings - Bang Howdy Partner CD (info) - USK005 - $14.75
  • (NEW!) The 'Verb - Reverberated...For Your Pleasure CD (info) - TV001 - $14.75
  • (NEW!) The Volcanics - Girls Girls Girls CD (info) - OR103 - $12.75
  • (BACK IN STOCK!) V/A - Better Than The Average Weekend: Shadowy Men Tribute CD (info) - DE011 - $14.75 (NS)
  • (BACK IN STOCK!) V/A - Big Wave Riders CD (info) - DE020 - $14.75 (NS)
  • (BACK IN STOCK!) V/A - Celebration Of Life CD (info) - GB004 - $9.75 (NS)
  • (BACK IN STOCK!) V/A - Christmas Memories CD (info) - RR739 - $16.75 (NS)
  • (NEW!) V/A - Out Of This World Flying Saucers CD (info) - CP019 - $14.75 (NS)
  • (NEW!) V/A - Pledge Your Allegiance To Satan! CD (info) - NTR09 - $12.75
  • (NEW!) V/A - Wilson Chance: The Sound Of Danger CD (info) - HB002 - $14.75

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Star Wars Opening Credits Done Saul Bass Style

Saul Bass created the opening credits sequences for classic movies like The Man with the Golden Arm, Vertigo, Psycho, Casino, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World and many more. This YouTube clip shows what the opening credits for Star Wars could have been like had he been in charge.

Playboy Cover To Cover - The 50's

If you're a fan of the fifties, cocktails, jazz music, clothing, vintage hi-fi equipment, fictional writing, interviews with celebrities and, uh.....beautiful women, Amazon's got an amazing deal. This box set contains digital reproductions of every page of Playboy magazine published in the 1950's, a real paper reprint of the first issue, a book detailing the early history of the magazine and a box that houses the whole collection, for just $20.00!!! It normally sells for around $100.00 - act quick on this one, before they pull the deal. (link)