Tuesday, October 31, 2006

See You in Hell, My Friends!

Here's what I'm listening to this Halloween Day! Dwarfed by the creepy volumes of Lucy Starcrest's All Hallow's Eve Music Mix, it nonetheless splashes today with a murky musical hue.

From the iPod It Came!

Halloween - Kirsty MacColl
Spooky Girlfriend - Elvis Costello
Spooky - Nada Surf
They're Not Witches - Guided By Voices
Love Is Stronger Than Witchcraft - Robert Pollard
Cut Out Witch - Guided By Voices
Waking The Witch - Kate Bush
Ghost Train - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
The Ghost Of A Smile - The Pogues
Ghost Story - Reed/Cale/Nico
Next Exit Ghost Town - Swearing At Motorists
Puerto Rican Ghost - Mars
Walking With a Ghost - Tegan and Sara
Ghost Town - The Specials
Ghosts Of A Different Dream - Guided By Voices
Night Of the Vampire - Roky Erickson
Vampire Blues - Neil Young
North American Vampires - Guided By Voices
Making Love to a Vampire with a Monkey on My Knee - Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
Bright Paper Werewolves - Guided By Voices
Werewolves Of London - Warren Zevon
There's A Moon In The Sky (Called The Moon) - The B-52's
The Rising Of The Moon - Shane MacGowan & The Popes
The Haunt - Dumptruck
Haunted - Shane MacGowan & The Popes
Dirty Creature - Split Enz
Men Who Create Fright - Robert Pollard
Such A Scream - Tom Waits
The Hungry Wolf - X
Robot New York - Add N To (X)
Gold Star For Robot Boy - Guided By Voices
School 4 Robots - Brother Cleue
Day Of The Dead - Graeme Downes
Down In The Ground Where The Dead Men Go - The Pogues
Cold Night For Aliigators - Roky Erickson
Dead Souls - Joy Division
Misery Is The River Of The World - Tom Waits
Terrified - Liliput
A Visit To The Creep Doctor - Guided By Voices
Mad Man - The Hives
Madness - Liliput
This Is Hell (Church Studios Version) - Elvis Costello
The Church Of The Holy Spook - Shane MacGowan & The Popes
Whistlin' Past The Graveyard - Tom Waits
Shallow Grave - Elvis Costello & The Attractions
Black Angels Death Song - Reed/Cale/Nico
Wild Cats Of Kilkenny - The Pogues
Tombstone Blues - Bob Dylan
Decryptated - Rosa Yemen
Fear - Throwing Muses
Bone Yard - Tobin Sprout
I'm A Demon - Roky Erickson
Ghost in Me - Heirs to the McQueen Fortune
See You in Hell - Grim Reaper
Boys From The County Hell - The Pogues
Raising Hell - Run-D.M.C.
Everything Goes To Hell - Tom Waits
Real Child Of Hell - X
Blood and Bones - Scud Mountain Boys
Peekaboo! - Devo
Stegosaurus WrxxX - The Slats

You see? It's got like "ghost" and "witches" in the titles and stuff...

Lucy Starcrest's Rockin' Halloween 2006!

Happy Halloween, fellow pagans!

With love,
Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks and John Oates

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Paint a Perfect Picture So You Can Remember Me

Jody Watley and Erik B. & Rakim's video for 1989's "Friends".

17 years later and I still have this rap in my head.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Slack O'Lantern!

We carved our pumpkins last night. Using the "Stark Fist of Removal", I gutted the gourd and brought out its inner "Bob."

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Rocket to Vegas - CBGB (1973-2006)

Famed punk palladium, CBGB & OMFUG, closed it doors for good the other night.

I finally learned what OMFUG means -- "OTHER MUSIC FOR UPLIFTING GORMANDIZERS" (owner Hilly Kristal defines a gormandizer as a "a voracious eater of music").

Kristal's moving it to Las Vegas (after being booted from their Bowery location after 33 years) to open it as a franchise.

I guess like a Hard Rock Cafe or something.

I can't wait to order a Thunder Burger or a Marquee Moon Pie.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

The Sound of One Hand Typing

Earlier today I had a chat with Foleyimbot, the Mark Foley IM Robot. You converse with the program, and it responds with quotes from Foley's chats with Capitol Hill pages.

The conversation started out fine, but I became uncomfortable towards the end and abruptly left.

-- Conversation Window --
Me: how's it going
foleyimbot: cute butt bouncing in the air
Me: uh...yeah. Think the Mets'll win the series?
foleyimbot: well strip down and get relaxed
Me: Yeah, office politics frowns on that...
foleyimbot: well I have aa totally stiff wood now
Me: Did I already ask about the Mets?
foleyimbot: so you got a stiff one now
Me: Is Ed Kranepool still alive?
foleyimbot: do you really do it face down
Me: What, sleep?
foleyimbot: i always use lotion and the hand
Me: Yeah, this fall weather chaps my knuckles...yeah.
foleyimbot: did you spank it this weekend yourself
Me: Wait...what? Someone's calling my name. I'd bettergo...
foleyimbot: you need a massage
Me: I need a stiff drink.
foleyimbot: ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Me: Ahem, ok gotta go.
foleyimbot: how my favorite young stud doing
Me: This is going nowhere. Tell Dennis I said hello...
foleyimbot: do you really do it face down

...Land that I love...

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

What's Happening Now

Where: At work. The paper.
When: 9:47 PST
Listening to: "Stegosaurus WrxxX" by The Slats (GBV, Devo with a pinch of Pixies).
Drinking: Coffee I brewed this morning. Not bad, which is not the same as good.
Eating: Small packages of Whoppers.
Other Activities: Daydreaming and thinking about going to the record store again (went yesterday, got this Slats album, bought for me by brother and sister for feeding their cat).

It's 9 minutes later. That's all for now.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Believe It Cuz Every Word is True!

Mr. T's Commandments, a classic among my brothers. T set us straight on drugs and alcohol. And short pants.
The Ronco Record Cleaner!

Hey, kids! It cleans your 78s! Essentially an electric rag, this oversized knife-sharpener wiped and vacuumed the detritus from your Mantovani.