Sunday, November 21, 2004

Decisions, Decisions

Maybe the defining moment for when I chose to become a heterosexual was seeing Pat Benatar's "You Better Run" video.

Saturday, November 20, 2004

Root Cellar Records ...

is going out of business.

All the vinyl is 50% off. All the $2.00 vinyl LPs are now fifty cents. Apparently they have a bunch more records in storage and will keep stocking the store until it's all gone.

I was over there yesterday and bought seven albums and spent a whopping $5.35. As far as I can tell so far, the vinyl is in pretty good condition - some of the $2.00 LPs have beat-up covers.

Don't forget to go into the basement dungeon for your metal needs!

Root Cellar Records
636 Snelling Ave N
St. Paul

(And since you're curious: I bought albums by: Kix, Bad Company, The Everly Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Beach Boys, Georgia Satellites, and Uriah Heep.)

Thursday, November 18, 2004

Naked Jesus Update

Naked Jesus has their website up and running. I believe they are the only local band I've written a poem about. I gave the poem away, but I remember rhyming "frontman" with "kinda tan." For some reason, that did not impress the ladies.

Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Albert Bouchard's Last Decade Of Music!

Sunday afternoon, about ten minutes into the Cosmic Slop show, I received the following email:

Subject: New Music from Guy Who Really Put the Cowbell in Reaper

Dear Rock Connoisseur:
It has been brought to the attention of Cellsum Records that you have an
interest in the music that Albert Bouchard has written and recorded in the
past. We thought you might like to know that Black Hearts of Soul, a
retrospective of his work in the last decade has recently been released by
the Bad Reputation label in France featuring three new tracks with Ross the
Boss, the guitarist he's wanted in his band ever since the Dictators first
opened for Blue Oyster Cult. More info is available at and the best is yet to come. We look forward to hearing from you.
Until then-
Cellsum NYC

I of course immediately forwarded this to Slop's Chuck and Joel down at the Radio K studios, and they later read and discussed it - as only they can. I laughed out loud when Chuck said the name of the record company (Cellsum = Sell Some, get it?) They then proceed to play Blue Oyster Cult's "Before The Kiss, A Redcap" followed by the Angels' "Marseilles." Way cool.

Sunday, November 14, 2004

While Surfing Tonight ...

... I came across Robert Christgau's rankings of beers from Oui magazine in 1975.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Because Freedom Can’t Protect Itself

Thanks to my friends Randy and Ken, I emerged from a week-long stupor and became a card-carrying member of the ACLU. All it takes is twenty bucks.

Then I cracked open the paper and see that the ACLU is battling creation "science" whackjobs in Georgia. And the president has said that "the jury is still out on evolution." Shoulda thrown the ACLU forty bucks.

Monday, November 08, 2004

A Lame Joke I Came Up With Today

Q: What do you call a bad Rush tribute band?

A: A "Fly By Night" operation.

Friday, November 05, 2004

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Steve Erickson In American Nomad (1997)

They told you it was a war for the soul of America, but you didn't believe them. They kept saying you were the Enemy, but you wouldn't accept that, because you didn't feel like an enemy. Now you know they meant every word, and more. Now, as the Twentieth Century slips America's hold on it, you have become the Enemy they always said you were.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Better Listen To Him, He's In Pre-med

"My advice to you is to start drinking heavily."
- Bluto Blutarsky

Monday, November 01, 2004

Saturday: Tice Introduces Bush, Sunday: Giants 34, Vikings 13

Heard two tidbits of note recently on KFAN:

1) Someone suggested that if Tice wants to meet the president, he should win a Super Bowl and get to go to the White House.

2) It was alleged that Dan Murphy from Soul Asylum was kicked out of the Metrodome yesterday. Supposedly he was a few rows behind the Vikings bench and as they were getting beat badly, he yelled "It's the Curse of the Bush-ino!!"