Saturday, September 27, 2014

Record Messages: Chris Kropat's Whipped Cream

Christopher Kropat's records can be found throughout northern Virginia, and I gotta be blunt here...there ain't a single thing special about one of 'em.  Yes, I know this may be Herb Alpert's most popular release - due in small part I'm sure to a nude Dolores Erickson covered in cream - but c''s music to fall asleep to.

My usual bit of research yielded a likely match for Mr. Kropat, of Endicott, NY, in the below 1975 newspaper clipping.  If Christopher was a senior in '75, then he surely met his maker many, many years ago.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Stole My Photo!

You would think that a multimillion dollar organization, however much of a crock it is, would have the courtesy to credit some poor dumb blogger when said organization decides to lift a photo and place it on its professionally designed website:

Yes, that is MY photo of Glen and Syl, and NO, you don't see any type of credit or link to my blog there.  Now what do you think would happen if I lifted articles or photos from THEIR website and posted them here as my own? 

If you like my blog, and I know you don't, do me a favor and go leave a comment on that page.  And while your're at it, tell them to induct the New York Dolls already, the corporate fucks.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Space:1999 - The Greatest TV Show Theme Song Ever?

I dont remember watching Space:1999 during its first US run, but I would sometimes catch bits and pieces of it if I got home from Sunday school early enough.  You didn't see the toys very much.  I do remember a neighbor of mine had the big spaceship...but by the time I was aware of Space:1999, which was first broadcast in 1975, Star Wars was in full effect.

The soundtrack is so fucking funky, and that fuzzed-out space guitar...well, I wish instead of the orchestral interlude they'da just stuck another guitar line in there!  I gotta also say that the film editing perfectly matches the music, quick cuts and fast action during the psych-funk breaks, and grandiose orchestral (maneuvers in the dark) movements for the longer shots.

And just because I love the people who follow this shitty blog, here is an MP3 to jam to:   DOWNLOAD HERE!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Thursday, September 4, 2014

KICKSTARTER ALERT: CBGB 1976-79 - Photos by Godlis

This set of my CBGB Punk photos was always conceived as a high quality photo book project.  Over the years, these photos have appeared in many exhibitions, documentaries & books. But there has been no single publication dedicated solely to my work from this time period. That's what I'm looking for your help with. To create and self publish a definitive Photography Book of these images.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Jabberwocky Music Festival

I picked up this Jabberwocky Festival / Event flyer at a music/video store in London earlier this month.  Although I've heard of a few of these bands - Neutral Milk Hotel, James Blake, Kurt Vile, Electric Wizard, Thee Oh Sees - the only one whose music I own is Thee Oh Sees.  Are any of the other bands worth checkin' out?

 The Electric Wizard 

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Greatest African Movie Trailer. Ever?

Imagine that the Matrix bent Jackie Chan over a barrel and raped him, creating a bastard Mortal Kombat baby, which was then raped by a circa-1998 PC graphics card.  What do you get? get the trailer for B14, motherfucker!!