Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas In America

If you're anything like me, you like the Christmas music, but you're always left disappointed because the singers don't have a thick enough German accent.

This record will solve that problem for you.

Here you go.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Free "2010" Calendar!

Hey, guys. Not only did I make you the most awesome mix tape ever, I decided that I should also give you the gift of sort of knowing what day it is. Did you know (you probably did) that the year 2010 has the same dates as 1965? It does! They both start on a Friday and have 365 days, so this Harrah's Casino 1965 calendar is not only aesthetically pleasing, it is highly functional. Please note that the administrator of this "blog" takes no responsibility if you forget when Easter is or something like that, because there are some holidays that aren't on the same day each year. But still, if you wanted to know that April 14th is on a Wednesday in 2010 and in 1965, this has you covered.

Plus it's got some great promotional photos of the top stars of today like Barbara Streisand, Andy Williams, Tony Martin, Cyd Charisse, Donald O'Connor, Phil Harris (did you know that Phil Harris' first name is "Wonga"? It is! Look it up!) and many more. (Liberace is "Mr. October", in case you're wondering.)

Click here to download it. It's a big file, but you know what they say..."everything higher resolution than everything else!"

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Here is an awesome mix tape I made for you...

Happy Winter-Time festivities to you. I made you a gift. It is a mix tape. There's some good times on here. What kind of good times? How about this collection of gems:

*A visit with three of the four members of Poison! (Bassist Bobby Dall apparently could not be bothered...)
*Singing wrestlers!
*Patriotism viewed through the lens of The Waffle House!
*Ham-fisted, unfunny, anti-Vietnam War political satire!
*A song by some rodents (not The Chipmunks) about how they also like reggae!
*A terrible rendition of "Louie Louie"!
*Robert Mitchum!
*An Oak Ridge Boys cover that can help you lose weight!
*A singer with a stuffed-up nose literally begging for death!
*A love song sung to a hog!

Oh, man, you already love this and you haven't even heard it yet! So, if you're already sick of "Jingle Bell Rock" and "Hey, Santa", this ought to make things a little better! Leave a comment and let me know which song is your favorite!

Download it here!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Coctails - "Winter Wonderland" EP

Welcome to December, when everyone starts puling out the Christmas music and decorations (unless you work where I do...a place where this happened on the day before Halloween for some reason. Seriously...).

Anyway...The Coctails are really good. I always forget that I have this record until after Christmas when it is too late. So I'm putting it here so I (and hopefully you) will not forget about it. Hey, did I just tie the title of this "blog" into an entry? I think I did!

The Coctails played in Athens only 1 time, I think. The Woggles opened for them. I had recently recorded some saxophone stuff on the Woggles "Hang Loose" record and I played a couple songs with them during their set. I was really excited about opening for The Coctails. I had talked to them before the show and they were all really great guys and I loved their records and I couldn't wait to finally see them live. They played a couple of songs and one of the band members (I cannot remember which one) got very sick. The show was called off, and they never made it back to Athens. They did a reunion show in Chicago a couple years ago, but I'm still waiting on that Athens show...

I have included front and back cover scans, label scans and a scan of the 1994 Hi-Ball Records catalog.

I promise this isn't going to become all Christmas all month, but I'd be a fool to share this with you guys. I hope you enjoy it.

Winter Wonderland.