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    • April 4, 2014 12:01 AM CDT
    • OK , I've only watched the first and second clips . The first I found particularly amusing.....But, CRA-A-ZEE ? I dunno. None of this is any crazier than 15 minutes with her friend , Lydia Lunch , or ten seconds with Jim Dandy , OR just about any typical day on a CTA train. What's funny is , my best friend is a Trucker , and he says all Truck Drivers HATE "Convoy" , though , it's cool that she's trying , in her way , to drum up support for The Truckers. aLMOST 25 Years ago , I remember The Gibson Bros. show of support for The American Trucker , finding it improbable , even then , that they'd want Punk Rockers supporting them , much less that a significant number of them even listen to Punk Rock. But , I find I was mistaken.

    • April 3, 2014 1:07 AM CDT
    • Well....Some are like Dale on "King of The Hill" , but , anyone with a conspiracy theory had better have something VERY credible to back up their claims......I would'nt say that I really KNOW Exene. At least , not well . I  corresponded with her for a while , and talked to her at her shows , and , once , at a poetry reading , whenever I could. She just seemed like this cool older lady (Though she was'nt much older when I first met she and John in 1983.). She knows who I am , anyway , and I don't come on like a crazed fan. I'd say she's a tower of strength , to still be playing out , and blowing Blondie , and anyone else you could probably bring into the ring ,  off the stage. I think she's got a lot of balls , or estrogen , if you will , to still rock like fuck with a debilitating illness.

      YOu know , I thought about it , and if she wants to move to Austin , I say , whatever. It's just as easy to get harrassed by a cop for walking down a public street in Texas as it is in L.A. It's nearly impossible to get a cab in Austin , and I'm sure they have the same problems with gangs as they did when I first went there in the 80's. Except , they did'nt have guns , yet.  Everyone I know that's still in Austin says it , and $X$W , ARE HORRIBLE , NOW. I only ever went to SXSW once , in '93. I saw all the shows I wanted to and spent a total of $8 , and that included Roky Erickson's first comeback show. I used to really like Austin , but , I've found a lot of the people to be really aggressive and rude , like DALLAS !  

      I  DON'T BLAME ANYONE FOR WANTING TO GET OUT OF L.A.  I have'nt been there since about 1990 , though.     Exene may not have much time left (Though I doubt that.) ,maybe SHE FEELS LIKE SHE CAN RELAX , BETTER, SOMEWHERE LIKE Austin , a place I truly loved , back in the 80's , and even then , I was too late.

      "She had to leave.....Los Angeles !".

    • March 28, 2014 9:59 AM CDT
    • I'm kookoo for Cocoa Puffs, too!

       

      See: 

      http://dangerousminds.net/comments/x_marks_the_conspiracy_theory_exene_cervenka_the_new_alex_jones

       

      "Conspiracy Therapist"


      In other words, I'll help you understand how all of these fuckin' batshit crazy conspiracy theorists are actually really nice people who are just trying to help you.

       

      Uh-huh.

    • February 12, 2014 9:44 PM CST
    • Yeah man, a few people have told me about the David Lee Roth book. I'm definitely into checking that out. I'm a big Van Halen fan anyway. There were actually some DLR stories in the Motely Crue book—as expected he's a total dim wit, but that's no soooprize. 

      Speaking of music books—I just saw a copy of Etta James: Rage To Survive today for the low price of $20! Unfortunately I did not have 20 dollars on me. That book is so hard to come by, at least for me it is. I read it several years ago and have been trying to find a personal copy ever since. One of the better music books you will ever encounter if you wanna read about hard fast living. Good stories about Bo Diddley, Larry Williams, Sam Cooke...etc. Not that I didn't respect the woman before, but her bio brought it to a whole new level. Going back tomorrow to try and snag that book, hopefully it is still there.

    • February 8, 2014 7:51 PM CST
    • If you want to read something fascinating by someone you've possibly found to be a bore (OR , AT LEAST , IF YOU'RE UP TO THE CHALLENGE...) , scour the cheapie bins for "Crazy From The Heat" by David Lee Roth. He does'nt want to own up to copping his act from Jim Dandy , does'nt want to talk much about being Jewish (Tho' his manner of putting off people who seem interested in his background for the wrong reasons is admirable.)......But , on the other hand , he downplays his known support of the early LA Punk scene (He handed The Masque a blank check when they were going under.). He's had some amazing adventures , and I'm not even talking about the sexual variety (Tho' he claimed he did all The Go - Go's in one session. Okaaaaay.), and his way with a story is remarkable. Someone just gave me this book. I was going to flip thru it for laffs , then , I could'nt put it down.

    • February 8, 2014 4:30 PM CST
    • Just read Motely Crue The Dirt for my local book club. Facinating book wreather you like the band or not. For the record, I like the first two albums and then a few songs here and there afterward. The book is full of sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. I discovered Mick Mars is boring, Vince Neil is actually a bit cooler that I had thought, Tommy Lee is a bit of a douche, and Nikki Sixx though at time a bit annoying, for the most part is a bad ass who has better taste in music than I would have thought to give him credit for. All of these guys are total assholes, sexist, irresponsible selfish jerks...but nevertheless they made a couple good records and had enough debautry in their career to comprise a good book. 

       

      Next in the book club is Scar Tissue by Anthony Kedis. Never really been a big RHCP fan, at all, but I heard the book was decent, Flea once played bass for FEAR, and I am in school full time and the only non-school stuff I have time for is mindless garbage like this. 

      Currently reading: Hazzards Of New Fortunes by William Dean Howells. This is for school - I wouldn't normally disuss what I'm reading for school, but this book happens to be really good. Published in 1890, it is allegedly the first book to descibe New York City. Deals a lot with a self-made millionaire, the working class, and interactions between different ethnic groups. Highly enjoyable and a real pager-turner. Howells style of writing seems to have a New York feel to it. I don't know what that means exactly, but I've read from enough NYC authors that I feel there is a certain element of the city that comes through in the writing. The book is one of those cannonized American classics, which I had never had a chance to read before. I would guess people like Hemmingway and Fitzgerald were influenced by Howells. 

    • January 20, 2014 12:31 AM CST
    • I FORGOT , i'VE ALSO BEEN READING "lOVERS bUGGERS AND tHIEVES" - ESSAYS ON gARAGE rOCK , the monks , maintream Rock like Led Zeppelin , and a fascinating chapter on teh first bootleg s, then an in - depth study on Beatle BOOTLEGS.

    • January 19, 2014 9:23 PM CST
    • A Pair of Blue Eyes--Thomas Hardy

    • January 14, 2014 11:46 PM CST
    • I found a copy of "Hardcore Zen" , written by my friend , Brad Warner. Brad was in some HAHDCOAH bands in Cleveland in the 80's (And did the documentary "Cleveland's Screaming !"). When I met him , in 1987 , he had a few albums under his belt with his band , Dimentia 13, on Midnight Records. The band had relocated to Chicago , but , several years later, he moved  to Japan , eventually working for Tsuburaya Productions ("ULTRAMAN"). Along the way , he became a student of Zen Buddhism , finding a way to apply it to his obsessions - Psych , monster movies , Punk Rock ,  etc.

      Back in The USA ,he now does a travelling lecture series on Zen. There are several , often quite funny , excerpts on You Tube.

       

      I also found "The pocket history of Ireland".       I will apply myself and try to read both.

    • January 8, 2014 2:57 PM CST
    • JUST READ "THE OUTSIDERS" BT S.E.HINTON FOR MAYBE THE THIRD TIME......YES , IT'S AN EASY READ , BUT IT HOLDS UP , TODAY.

      IMMEDIATELY AFTER FINISHING IT , I GOT AN E-MAIL FROM A FRIEND , TALKING ABOUT THE SAME BOOK (WITHOUT MY MENTIONING IT.) , AND "THAT WAS THEN , THIS IS NOW" , "RUMBLE FISH" AND "TEX" , ALSO BY S.E.HINTON , AS WELL AS THE MOVIE VERSIONS , OF WHICH I'VE ONLY SEEN "OUTSIDERS" AND "RUMBLE FISH" , BOTH HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. AS BIG A FAN AS MY FRIEND IS , HE DID'NT KNOW ABOUT THE "OUTSIDERS" TV SHOW ON FOX. IT AIRED AT 5:00PM , SO MOST PEOPLE NEVER SAW IT.  THE GREASERS FINALLY COME OUT ON TOP , NONVIOLENTLY.   

      HOW?  BY STARTING A BAND , OF COURSE , AND SINGING "DEVIL WITH A BLUE DRESS ON".   S.E. HINTON IS STILL ALIVE , AND , FOR THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW , IS A WOMAN.

    • January 8, 2014 11:09 AM CST
    • Beowulf. I'm on a real Anglo-Saxon Paganism kick right now.

    • February 9, 2014 11:55 PM CST

    • NEVER , except my friend up the block owns a pretty badass Late 60'S Muscle Car (SORRY . DON'T REMEMBER THE MAKE.) . In Chicago , they put all that salt in the roads , so a lot of  people with classic cars seldom take them out. There are a few Car Clubs , tho'.

    • February 9, 2014 9:48 AM CST
    • Here is what I am working on 1932 Ford 5 window coupe.

    • February 2, 2014 10:25 AM CST
    • The last link was my favorite

    • February 1, 2014 4:54 PM CST
    • But wait, there's more!

      http://www.sadanduseless.com/2013/02/russian-facebook/

      and

      http://www.sadanduseless.com/2013/11/russian-dating-sites/

    • February 1, 2014 4:51 PM CST
    • http://www.sadanduseless.com/2014/01/life-in-russia/

      and

      http://www.sadanduseless.com/2014/01/slavs-squatting/

      WTF?

    • January 27, 2014 2:18 PM CST
    • Really Great Film!!!......Don't be put off by it being in a foreign language.

       

      There is an English language remake....but I can't see it being as good...

      and yeah, the music is great.....

       

       

       

       

       

       

    • January 27, 2014 2:10 PM CST
    • Really love the show!!!......but I am only up to series three......so I won't join in any discussions yet!!....I really DONT want to know what happens!!!

    • January 27, 2014 11:03 AM CST
    • … of Audrey II from Little Shop of Horrors. I forgot to add the pictures.

    • January 27, 2014 11:01 AM CST
    • Both the original and the singing version.

    • January 20, 2014 9:36 PM CST
    • I got the good wordie , "Chica - Murcielaga"aka "Bat - Chica"  (Batgirl) , the unauthorized '66 Superheroine pic , inspired by the criminally -  unavailable "Batman" TV show, is supposed to see an official U.S.debut on DVD , presumably with English subtitles. This Batgirl goes around in a mask and cape very similar to Adam West's attire on TV , but , with a bikini made of the same material. A more or less ordinary black car passes for the Batmobile. It's a fun picture , even though my copy's in Spanish , and my Spanish could be better than it is.....I guess Warner Bros. is ok with it. God knows , they were going around in 1988 , when Batman became THEIRS , forcing stores that had sold Batman buttons for eons to cease and desist. A club I was doing ads for got a cease and desist order from WB's Secret Police for doing Batman themed nights (FREE ADVERTIZING FOR THE MOVIE ) , WHICH THEY'D BEEN DOING FOR YEARS BEFORE THE MOVIE CAME OUT.

    • January 12, 2014 10:53 PM CST
    • ...unbelievably horrific , and , yet , people still say it did'nt happen. That's just as horrific , to me.

    • January 10, 2014 8:26 AM CST
    • From The Raw Story:

      http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/10/unseen-alfred-hitchcock-holocaust-documentary-memory-of-the-camps-to-be-released/

       

      MEMORY OF THE CAMPS

      The discovery the of the real horror of Hitler's concentration camps, uncut and dreadful.



    • December 10, 2013 8:29 AM CST
    • Show them the clip of that Loose change nonk losing his cool and saying stuff like "yeah we meant to put mistakes in there".

       

      Also point out that Mayor Rudy was advised not to install an oil based heating system in the twin towers, that's why they burnt like they did (perhaps somebody should sue the guy, hmm?)

       

      There is also a book called Voodoo Histories which debunk a whole lotta CTs which is fun to read, can't remember the author, but hey you can google it (unless you fear the bods at google are reading your emails and sticking their collective dicks in your summer punch).

    • December 5, 2013 12:25 AM CST
    • I HAVE , i THINK IT'S A TECHNICS TURNTABLE , AND A P.O.S. AMPLIFIER.....i ALSO HAVE A CD BURNER WITH THE BUILT IN TURNTABLE , THAT SOUNDS REMARKABLY GOOD . It PLAYS 45s , 33s and 78s , or "Vinyls'',  as clueless hipsters call 'em. I ALSO HAVE ONE OF THOSE PULLOUT TURNTABLES BUILT INTO A BOOM BOX/TAPE RECORDER. I  have a huge tube amp record player with foldout speakers FROM THE 50s or early 60s. Plays 78s , but takes up too much space and weighs too much to use often. I have a smaller RCA VICTROLA , TOO , from the 50's . 78 , 33 , 45 , and even 18.