Nov 042011

It’s the weekend. Put your jeans on!


  40 Responses to “All-Star Jam”

  1. Happiness Stan

    Crikey, I’d forgotten Ruby Flipper, the missing link between Pans People and Legs and Co, the props man had superglued their trousers together for this routine, but doesn’t it work well?

    Thanks for reminding me, Mr M!

  2. I hope everyone has a Scott Walker/Walker Brothers-filled weekend!


  3. Another song that I’ve somehow managed to completely miss. Oh well, I wasn’t listening to Top 40 radio at all in the mid-’70s, so I’m not surprised. By the way, this dude is a Lord and also the son of the 3rd Marquess of Zetland, whatever that is.

  4. Can we include Johnny Walker too? I don’t know whether he was one of the “brothers”, but…

  5. The new Dum Dum Girls album gets me all nostalgic . . .

  6. Hey, that’s a good song – and you’re right, it’s got a Pretenders vibe. With their name I always think they’re going to be one of those “tough chick” bands.

  7. misterioso

    Sadly, I know that song. That awful, crappy song.

  8. In case you missed it and if you care — Pitchfork really, really hates the Lou Reed-Metallica album.

  9. tonyola

    Though I like much of Townshend’s musical output, he sure can be a wrongheadedly opinionated crank sometimes. Pete – Apple isn’t a record company. They’re a retail distribution outlet. Do Target, Best Buy, Walmart, or Amazon nurture and guide new artists? Besides, if it wasn’t for Apple and iTunes, illegal downloading would still be the order of the day and nobody would even get their royalties.

  10. Yeah, I thought similar things, tonyola. I have so little faith in the record industry. Didn’t it suck before it sucked in new ways? When was it ever good and supportive? I mean, excepting for people on Warner Bros. in the early ’70s. Those artists always make it sound more cushy than European artists receiving government grants.

  11. tonyola

    Zappa once said that in the ’60s and ’70s, the record companies might not have had a clue about rock and roll, but they were willing to put stuff out there to see whether it could sell even if they didn’t understand it. The industry was less corporate and more amenable to take risks. The companies were also more likely to allow new artists at least a couple of albums to establish themselves. Now the major record companies are only interested in the surefire hits, and if artists don’t hit at least a double right off, out they go.

  12. I have no stake in this company. In fact I learned about them from an ad on RTH. But they really have some great deals, and one of today’s is a ’65 Fender Deluxe Reissue (my favorite amp) for $200 clams less than what the online stores are charging.

  13. misterioso

    For those interested–and, though I love Pete I am not sure I am among them–the whole text of the talk can be found here

  14. misterioso

    Golly, now why would they want to do that?

  15. The Clash’s “Bankrobber Dub” was playing at our local Chipotle tonight. I’ve really got to get to the bottom of their playlist.

  16. 2000 Man

    Pitchfork sucks. I heard one MetalLouca song and it was probably worse than Pitchfork says, but then they go give the new Deer Tick album a 39, according to Metacritic. Let’s All Go to the Bar is worth 39 points by itself. But I guess I like Deer Tick and they like Bon Iver.

  17. ladymisskirroyale

    The new Tom Waits is a good one. Anyone else buy it yet?

    RTH even showed up in a dream last night.

  18. ladymisskirroyale

    I’m also tickled that a bar just opened in SF called “Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem.” They were performing around the same time as David Dundas…

  19. cherguevara

    I am a bit smitten with Jenny O’s voice. Heard her on the recent Buddy Holly tribute album and further investigation seemed warranted:

    Not to be confused with Karen O. Or Jackie O. for that matter.

  20. cherguevara

    Also, when did Inspector Gadget become the singer for Guns & Roses – and wait for the guitarist’s special stormtrooper moment:

  21. ladymisskirroyale

    Nice. JCrew like her, too. They featured her as one of their free downloads.

  22. cherguevara

    Huh. I only take musical suggestions from Forever 21.

  23. I’ve got it and I think it’s GREAT. Count me among the Waits-faithful.


  24. I love Pete. I really do. One of the things I love about him is something I think I share an unfortunate similarity: we like to talk out of our asses sometimes. As a die-hard Townshend fan, sometimes I wish he would just shut up, but this is one of the very things that endears him to me. I like grumpy Pete as much as happy Pete.


  25. I went to get the new Waits at a/k/a on Sunday but they only had the “deluxe” version so I got Chicken Skin Music by Ry Cooder instead. I’ll get it soon enough.

  26. Do tell about the dream, Ladymiss

  27. I don’t get “Bon Iver” — although he’s dating Kathleen Edwards, who I do get.

  28. BigSteve

    Oo Chicken Skin is a good one. The Hawaiian/Mexican blend is pretty cool.

  29. BigSteve

    No, he does not pass the test. “China Pig Hammer” is not a song title. China Pig and Orange Claw Hammer are song titles. He’s pretending to be something he’s not. In other words, he’s a politician.

  30. BigSteve

    I don’t believe I’ve ever pince nez’d a presidential candidate before.

  31. That wasn’t you who pince nez’d Huckabee’s teenage bass stance in 2008?

  32. tonyola

    “I’d have to say that I like Trout Mask Replica, which came out in ’68, all the way through Bat Chain Puller.”

    Double failure. First off, Trout Mask was released in 1969. Second, that statement means he likes Unconditionally Guaranteed.

  33. And what’s his problem with Doc at the Radar Station, the greatest (in my opinion) of Beefheart’s modern-era records?

  34. misterioso

    Tough call here: not to vote for Huntsman just because he’s Republican or just because he likes shitty pretentious Beefheart? Give me time on this one.

  35. I voted Republican in the poll because even though I lose interest in Beefheart after Safe As Milk, I give the guy credit for not picking some Lowest Common Denominator Rock designed to appeal to the lumpen masses. As an aside, not to get all political but Huntsman is the only in the Republican field who doesn’t make me cringe. That’s not to say that I’d vote for him but he’s definitely the least offensive of that crowd.

  36. misterioso

    Aren’t they a little late?

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