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    • October 13, 2014 4:05 PM CDT
    • I forgot about Halloween tribute shows. Me and some friends have done the Viletones a few times and we decided to do it again this year. It's pretty fun set to play. Did Black Flag many years back, which was also fun to do. There's another tribute show happening in a week or so. Various local bands are doing groups, but the one I am excited about is the Motorhead tribute group!

      Today is Thanksgiving in Canada. I'm actually American living in Canada. I have a neighbour couple which is comprised of one American and one Canadian. We had dinner (and lots of drinks) with them last night. We will do this again in November for the American Thanksgiving!!!

       

      Chris, you have the best birthday date ever! My birthday is the 20th, my sister's and my aunt's are the 30th. My dad, uncle, and mother-in-law all have birthdays this month too. Lots of celebrating.

       

      Oh and  Benjamin Frankenstein is a fabulous costume idea!

    • October 13, 2014 3:23 PM CDT
    • Its my birthday on Halloween, where I will be performing unholy inverted acts of blasphemous magic. Apart from that, I'll hopefully be celebrating my first three figure fee for a project I've been helping out on (royalties are coming my way too).

    • October 12, 2014 11:19 AM CDT
    • I'm going as Benjamin Frankenstein, and I'm right there with ya on October being the greatest month of the year. I've been running a Halloween playlist all month, lots of Misfits and Ramones and Sonics. It's gonna suck when Halloween's over and we have to wait another eleven months.

    • October 11, 2014 4:51 PM CDT
    • Matt , I have'nt decided what I'm going to do for a costume. I may go as Svengoolie , The Chicago Horror Host (Not Richard Koz , who plays him , now , but , the late Jerry G. Bishop, who played him in the 70's. I was The Truly Svengoolie 10 or 12 years ago.....). 

      We're going to have a lot of Horror Film shows and Festivals.I saw Vincent Price's Daughter , Victoria , do a lecture and slide show , last week.     Still looks pretty lame for live shows.

      We usually have local bands do "Tribute" shows. Usually weak as last month's tea. I met a guy who was lining up (Get this !) an Alice Cooper - Dead Moon - Suicide , and The Horror Rockin' Horror Rock KING , Roky Erickson tribute show. I told him , I've GOT to be part of this , and offered to meet and bat about ideas , and even audition , if need be. He told me later all the musicians bailed on him , so the show is off.

      I'm not totally down on Metal , it depends on your definition , I suppose. Obviously , people consider Alice to be Metal..and even when his career was reborn during the cheeseball Metal '80's , some of that stuff was'nt bad , and I was just glad to see him jump - starting his career , again. He's still making good albums and blowing the likes of Motley Crue off the motherfucking stage. 

       

       

    • October 11, 2014 4:08 PM CDT
    • What's everybody doing for Halloween?

      Personally I will be dressing up like Ace Frehley (full costume!) and going to a friend's party. 

       

      That is what I will be doing Halloween night. However, October is my favourite month of the year. It has my birthday and Halloween—plus Fall is my favourite season of the year. Oh yeah and here in Canada, Thanksgiving is celebrated in October.

       

      So needless to say, I spend the entire month celebrating. I will be watching horror movies all month long. Classics, b-movies, slashers,…etc. Watched all three Evil Dead flicks last night!

       

      I’m also going to see Satan and Midnight Crisis play on the 18th and the next night King Diamond. I know there’s probably not much appreciate for metal in these parts, but…I don’t know any garage punk Halloween types shows happening this month…so

       

      Got a pumpkin today. Going to carve it up soon!

       

      Lot’s of rambling here and not a very concise topic, so feel free to run with whatever.

    • October 13, 2014 3:29 PM CDT
    • This is as camp as a row of tents on Christmas morning as Santa creeps around them looking for drugs and sailors.

    • October 10, 2014 6:23 PM CDT
    • A people carrier , HA HA HA....In the 80's , a friend of mine had a '68 Cadillac hearse. It was so tuff. He and his girlfriend rode around with "Newlydead" and "Just Buried " signs in the window when he first got it.   GEEZ , even the recent Jaguars have no sense of artistic design....So boring , esp. American cars , but , just new cars in general.  I liked the old vision of the future more than what the future  turned out to be !

    • October 10, 2014 3:24 PM CDT
    • John Battles said:

      .....There used to be a grumpy old man car club in my neighborhood. The leader was a great hearse collector (And a poor excuse for a man.), he'd park his old hearses , with "For Sale " signs. My friend bought a white late 60's or early 70's model , and it served him well , lugging gear for his band , for a few years. There was also a hearse - ambulance combination (In case the patient did'nt make it...) parked near my place , and a big , bad DeSoto , black and chartreuse with fins that put JAWS to shame.....Today , it's nearly all ugly new cars and SUVs with no passengers.  I'VE SEEN A FEW VERY COOL OLD CARS , LATELY , BUT , TRIED NOT TO LOOK like I was lustin' after 'em.  In reality , I was'nt. Just appreciating their coolness....

       


      Sad to see cars look dull, no one cares about how to make them look great. I'd love to have an old Caddy hearse, which could have been marketed as a people carrier.

    • October 10, 2014 1:01 PM CDT
    • .....There used to be a grumpy old man car club in my neighborhood. The leader was a great hearse collector (And a poor excuse for a man.), he'd park his old hearses , with "For Sale " signs. My friend bought a white late 60's or early 70's model , and it served him well , lugging gear for his band , for a few years. There was also a hearse - ambulance combination (In case the patient did'nt make it...) parked near my place , and a big , bad DeSoto , black and chartreuse with fins that put JAWS to shame.....Today , it's nearly all ugly new cars and SUVs with no passengers.  I'VE SEEN A FEW VERY COOL OLD CARS , LATELY , BUT , TRIED NOT TO LOOK like I was lustin' after 'em.  In reality , I was'nt. Just appreciating their coolness....

       

    • October 10, 2014 5:56 AM CDT
    • Hot Rod said:

      Here is what I am working on 1932 Ford 5 window coupe.


      I love this! I also saw this cutie recently, even got to ride in it.

    • October 5, 2014 6:46 AM CDT
    • That was cute.

       

    • October 1, 2014 10:10 PM CDT
    • I read the Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt last month. One of the better novels I've read in recent memory.  Western, set in late 19th century, west coast U.S.A. Two brothers with the last name Sisters. Both are hitmen. 

    • October 1, 2014 9:18 PM CDT
    • I've been wanting to check out Teenbeat Mayhem, is it worth the buy?

    • September 24, 2014 4:40 PM CDT
    • I know the creator of Cinema Sewer and filthy film enthusiast Robin Bougie recently released a CD of some of his favourite porn tracks http://cinemasewer.ecrater.com/p/17154376/pussy-brats-vintage-adult-film

       

      I admit I don't own it, but I trust anything he puts his name to.

    • September 17, 2014 2:58 AM CDT
    • I should'nt be so hard on Lewis. But ,  I only liked a few of his films , particularly when he was still with Dean Martin. I JUST WAS NEVER A BIG FAN. i SAW HIM ON THE Jimmy Kimmel show this evening. Don Rickles , Ed Asner , Mickey Rooney , Bob Newhart , Jerry Lewis , BAD MOTHERFUCKERS !  Betty White kicks ALL their asses , tho'.

    • September 14, 2014 6:25 PM CDT
    • "We further call for the policy of entrapping rich and untalented students from at home and abroad to be halted forthwith."..... dream big, Billy.

    • September 14, 2014 5:57 PM CDT
    • I think it's another Childish meaningful prank... a damned funny one.  But, as all pranks, he actually means it.  Anybody with tons of time. money and a desperate need for attention on their hands can conjure up a load of crap and bucket term it "conceptual art" because you know, us poor rubes probably just don't get it if we think it's a patchwork quilt of varying degrees and shades of shit.  The attention needed is usually gained because it's in an exhibit hall or gallery. and the public doesn't know the better.....

      Example:  Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010), Mr. Brainwash's character.  He "creates" massive amounts of art, i.e., has all the money & time to invest in renting out a huge warehouse and hire tons of actual artists to rip tons of other real artists' styles for the big opening exhibit with only his name tagged on it, aptly called "Mr. Brainwash."  One person could not have produced that much in such little time on his own hand (well unless he's also on meth).... I digress:  Opening night... Voila! He's an artist.  He get's the fame he seeks.  A real artist (indeed I said it) has a passion to create that never goes away, oh yest, you are indeed "born that way", and can only do it yourself.  Much like the attention seeker was "born" with his/her deep abysmal void that never gets filled... 

      So Stuckism is saying yes you can explore and take risks ad lib because as an artist you will (ex. Picasso), who eventually became known for Cubism, but ultimately he's a highly skilled figurative artist who can render anything from life by his own hand like the classic figurative artists did before. 

      I really dig this, "Against conceptualism, hedonism and the cult of the ego-artist." Damn skippy! There are artists and there are egos (tho' I'd prefer to call them desperate attention seekers rather than ego-artists).  Why? There are plenty of ego maniac actual artists out there.  Ex. Don Van Vliet, (i.e., Captain Beefheart), whose very name "Captain Beefheart" was actually Frank Zappa's concept.  But Don VV made his musicians (as Don VV could only play harmonica & sing) work like dogs under his direction and control, or whatever it is he did, poetically compose?, etc., he created something of lasting value artistically that is truly art.  But from everything I've read and seen he was this miserable control freak that just directed the whole show through intimidation.  The music belongs to the musicians he played with, but there wouldn't be no "Captain Beefheart" if it wasn't for his desire to create it, which in part actually came from him. 

      But it's the difference between an artist and fartist-type like Mr. Brainwash (total fucking scam artist attention seeker with no actual talent) that draws the line....

    • September 2, 2014 1:00 PM CDT
    • Thanks for putting me on, haven't encountered these, cool!

    • August 27, 2014 11:08 AM CDT
    • I vaguely remember these cards. Here's a background:

      http://www.rtqe.net/ObliqueStrategies/OSintro.html

      Follow 'em on Twitter, too:

      http://twitter.com/oblique

    • August 14, 2014 4:23 PM CDT
    • I use these as well, sounds crazy, but is really great....

    • August 24, 2014 4:07 AM CDT
    • Thanks, Chaz

    • August 22, 2014 3:19 PM CDT
    • Thanks for posting this, I have been following this situation for a while, thankfully it appears the wicked lame-ass trolls have been stopped again. Podcasting is perhaps the best thing to come from our digital age and needs to remain truly free and unencumbered as the network of the people.

      ChazDaddy - btw I dig your show ;-)

    • August 20, 2014 12:51 PM CDT
    • Adam Carolla just settled the lawsuit filed by a mutant who claims he invented pdcasting in that evil nuisance suit. 

      http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2014/08/adam-carolla-strikes-a-deal-with-podcasting-patent-troll/

      Here is some analysis:

      https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2014/08/good-bad-and-ugly-adam-carollas-settlement-podcasting-troll

      This statement certainly applies to me and I assume all us GaragePunk Pirate Radio poscasters: 

      By forcing Personal Audio to prove that it suffered damages, Carolla made it confront the fact that podcasting generates little revenue (for people that claim to have ‘invented’ podcasting, Personal Audio appears not to have understood the industry at all). Carolla is the one of the most successful podcasters in the business. If suing him makes no economic sense, then it makes no sense to sue any podcaster.

    • August 15, 2014 10:05 PM CDT
    • Chris ,That's great. My mom got her last longstanding job because she was able to quote Cheech and Chong at will.

      It's possible they did'nt think "The Young Ones " would go over in America. Of course , whoever "They " is , were wrong....But , it initially only ran for about a year , on MTV , around '85 - '86. It turned up , sporadically , in reruns , but, never seemed to play in rotation. We also got "The Comic Strip Presents" , very briefly.  

    • August 15, 2014 4:38 AM CDT
    • I cited an episode of The Young Ones in one of my first paid commissions, an essay on British and Australian stereotypes in humour.