Sunday, May 29, 2005

Truth In Advertising


The latest big score comes courtesy of Criminal Records in Little Five points.
A message on the back on the CD sez "Cramps fiends only!". That is a fair warning as this 2 CD set consists only of live performances, outtakes and demos from 1976 -1978. I love these guys and play their music several times a week but I would only recommend this to hardcore fans.
The set also includes several pages of liner notes and photos from their early days which makes the high price (around 20 bucks) a little more palatable.

Criminal Records is a really cool small CD and comic shop; I try to hit it anytime I am in the downtown Atlanta area during the week. I avoid the neighborhood on the weekends due to my aversion of large crowds of disaffected teenagers. If you have ever been in Little Five Points on a Friday night, You know I need not say more.

The Cramps still rock, though!

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Extraordinarily Gay



I linked to this site a few months back. They have new covers. Thanks again BoingBoing.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

The Revenge Of Jimmy, Romancer Of Death



All hail The Filthy Critic. I have been visiting this site for years now. So far my all favorite Filthy moment is his review of the the Ill-fated The Grinch Who Stole Christmas featuring the classic opening line "Someone shit under the Christmas tree, and this year it wasn't me"

Another classic was the "guest critic" Necron, Romancer Of Death - The Filthy Critic's nephew, a "dorky 14-year old at Raymond Carver Middle School who spent his spare time writing a robot-vampire novel on a Geocities web site, making homemade Klingon foreheads out of paper mache and pestering me for rides to Club Rinkydinks on Piers Anthony Fridays." Necron waited in line for The Two Towers and The Return Of The King and blogged his experiences.

Anyway, Necron (now Jimmy,Romancer Of Death) is all grown up and camping out at the local theatre -in costume,of course. He will be reporting on the much anticipated Revenge Of The Sith and again I'll be following his exploits online.

Sunday, May 15, 2005

Sunday in the basement



I felt obligated to post something this weekend but I have nothing to say. That hasn't stopped me before - I know. Anyway, I spent much of this morning playing around with my old record collection in the basement lair. This image is the cover of one of my favorite records - in this case a limited release set of colored vinyl 45s. The version of "The Most Exalted Potentate Of Love" on this is really cool. At lunch I went to Johnny's Pizza on hwy 53 just in time to see Badassmofo's kid brother waterski into the side of a boat in "Speed Two" on the big screen TV (I guess it was more of a wakeboard stunt but I hesitate to use "wakeboard" as a verb - grammar insecurity I suppose) Anyway, That is the post for this weekend; I must work on the laundry.

Sunday, May 08, 2005

Old Land Speed Record Pic.


I found this photograph in a book called Vincents with big Sid by S. M. Biberman. The subject is Rollie Free , who onSept 13th 1948 broke the 150 mph motorcycle speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats on a modified Vincent Black Shadow. He stripped down to bathing trunks and lay flat on the bike to decrease wind resistance. Kids ( and badassmofo) don't try this at home!!!