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Boom! Go The Courettes!!!

“Introducing The Courettes”, a video interview/documentary by Janne Vuorela Here’s a wonderful arrival in my email. At first it said “no content”. Fortunately I didn’t delete it. When I came across it the second time, I saw what it... Continue Reading →

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My SXSW 2019

Chili Dogs and Old Friends Amyl & The Sniffers @ South By San Jose, Hotel San Jose, ATX 3-15-19 This year’s SXSW was my 16th one. Sixteen times I was in Austin and saw at least one show during SXSW.... Continue Reading →

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You’ve Got Me: My Favorite Records of 2018

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Born Losers

“Texas is still the most American of places, and the most extreme American place. It’s the pride and embarrassment of the nation. Many citizens may not have ever heard the words “Texas” and “punk rock” in the same sentence. When... Continue Reading →

Rattle Shakin’ Dance Party

Living in the jungle, it ain’t so hard Living in the city, it’ll eat out your heart ⁃ Johnny Thunders The best thing so far to happened in my 2021, besides getting fully vaccinated, is that my favorite band decided... Continue Reading →

Aliens, Zombies, Bigfoot, Alligators and Bloodthirsty Mermaids: Sweet Time RNR Comp! Delivers Punk Rock Conspiracy Camp and a Promise of Future Parties

Sweet Time RNR Comp! (Sweet Time Records 2020) Recalling my age in a certain period of time is always tricky. Like I turned 10 in 1976, but I was really 9 for most of ‘76. My birthday is October 31,... Continue Reading →

Foggy Notion: My 2020 Soundtrack

Here’s my list of stuff I liked in 2020. Actually, it’s not a list at all, but a playlist, because that’s what I do. It’s not what I thought were the best albums or songs, just what I heard that... Continue Reading →

Kiss Boom Bah – “Out of Our Tree” b/w “Marilyn A Go-Go” 45 (Sweet Time 2020)

Great modern Garage Rock from Philadelphia. Kiss Boom Bah pull the classic ‘60 Garage move of putting a sure thing, a cover tune, on the A-side and backing it with an original, an instrumental in this case. The killer artwork... Continue Reading →

Turn It Up!

Thee Primitive Sound - Turn It Up! (Fuzzbomb Records 2020) pink splatter vinyl, 38 of 200 Long awaited debut from Red Deer, Alberta garage-punk/surf trio. Fantastic fuzz-heavy raunch ‘n’ roll and killer-on-the-road instro madness. How does a band surrounded by... Continue Reading →

Tomorrow Is A Long Time

A little over a year ago I got the DVD of the HBO documentary on Elvis Presley titled The Searcher. It’s fantastic. One moment that stuck with me most was when they discussed his recording of a Bob Dylan song,... Continue Reading →

My Record of The Week: Wanda Jackson – Blues In My Heart

Wanda Jackson - Blues In My Heart (Capitol 1965) The string period in Country music has always been a hard one for me to digest. I find strings on a Patsy Cline song are easier to listen to than a... Continue Reading →

Down The Road A Piece

It’s that time of year again when millions hit the road to visit family and friends, put on extra weight eating a smorgasbord of home cooking and sinful desserts, possible consumption of spirits and trying to avoid getting caught up... Continue Reading →

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