Monthly Archives: May 2010

Fire, “Father’s Name Was Dad”

Fire, “Father’s Name Was Dad,” (1968; from Rhino’s 2001 Nuggets II comp)

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The Original Sins, live ’06

Original Sins Trouser Press entry
Brother JT official website

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Timmy springs Barry Zito from the unicorn club.

Timmy springs Barry Zito from the unicorn club.

Timmy & Bus, Episode One. Courtesy tauntr.com.

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Doug Sahm, “Houston Chicks”

Doug Sahm, “Houston Chicks” (Warner Bros., 1974)

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This day in 1983

5/26/83

I’m sleepy today. I don’t know if I can write anything without my head falling smack dab in the middle of this paper. Today I brought my teddy-bear, Benjamin. He is a quite big bear, but he’s lightweight.

THE END

P.S. I am more tired now.
P.P.S. I am really sleepy.
P.P.P.S. I am really, really sleepy.
P.P.P.P.S. I am really, really, really, tired.
P.P.P.P.P.S. ZZZZZZZZZ!

[More from the fourth-grade archive here.]

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Thomas and Richard Frost, “Got to Find the Light”

Thomas and Richard Frost, “Got to Find the Light” (Uni, 1972)

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Amazing Strangers, NYC

This is an incredible slice of NYC life (specifically centered on Union Square). Seriously: Dig in. Thanks to Skater Bob, who is often featured here, for the tip.

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Mix tape, 5/17/96

Made at my first apartment, 411 Union Street in Brooklyn, for my former college roommate Collin:

Side A
Angel – Spectrum
Last Night – Lush
Red Red Wine – Neil Diamond
On the Road Again – Bob Dylan
Late Too Late – Slipstream
Another One Bites the Dust (excerpt, backwards) – Queen
Midnight Train to Georgia – Gladys Knight and the Pips
Hi Falutin’ – Boo Radleys
The Lowdown – Wire
When I Grow Up – Beach Boys
A Boy Named Sue (live) – Johnny Cash
Uncontrollable Urge – Devo
Wind of Change – Hawkwind

Side B
Half a Canyon – Pavement
Ooh Child – Five Stairsteps
Trip & Slide – Bleach
Any Way That You Want Me – Spiritualized
Isi – Neu!
We the People Who Are Darker Than Blue – Curtis Mayfield
Driveway to Driveway – Superchunk
Suspicious Minds (live) – Elvis Presley
Myrtle ’95 – Mixdowns (later known as Thunderegg)

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Major-League Mustaches, part eight: 1976

In which the major-league mustache explosion continues unabated, shooting from 28 percent to 37 percent—remember, it was only 3 percent three years ago. In this idiom, the Cinderella story of 1976 is surely the Milwaukee Brewers, previously forbidden to get funky and now topping not only the American League East in facial hair but tying Oakland for the most in all of the majors. (And thus began the slow shift in the Brew Crew’s fortunes: 94 losses in ‘75, 95 in each of ‘76 and ‘77, but then a 93-69 1978, the first of six straight winning seasons.) The Angels, too, have joined the fray, and Houston is back on board, if in a minor (albeit multicolored) showing. The Expos and Reds are still a bunch of accountants.

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The Stovall Sisters, “Rapture”

The Stovall Sisters, “Rapture” (Reprise, 1971)

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