Sunday, September 19, 2010

George Jones and Melba Montgomery - "Blue Moon of Kentucky"

I'm just sitting around this morning not really doing anything at all, and I'm listening to this record. It's a really good record to listen to while you're just sitting around on Sunday morning and not doing anything, so I wanted you to have the same ability.

So, here it is. There's a skip in the song "Before She Changed Your Mind", but we're not really the kind of people who care about things like that, are we?

Friday, August 20, 2010

Every Creeping Thing That Creepeth Upon The Earth Shall Be An Abomination

Hey! Remember the last thing I posted that said "the next post I make will most likely be another dumb mix tape I made for you"?

Well here it is!

I'll be honest with you...most of the people who even know this "blog" exists are people I know in real life, and most of the people I know in real life could not care less about the music on this thing (except Killick, who is actually on this mix tape...twice), but I don't give a shit. Here's a bunch of metal and noise and weird folk-whatever stuff and also some monks chanting. You probably won't listen to it, but I'd be really interested to hear what you think if you do.

Get it!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


I have interests. One of them includes posting things here, and maybe things that aren't dumb mix tapes I made for you. Though I will tell you that the next post I make will most likely be another dumb mix tape I made for you.

All I'm saying is that yes, this thing is updated very infrequently, but whoever you are I'm glad you're looking at this.

I'll be back soon.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Books to Prisoners Compiilation 7" - Devoid of Faith, Drift, Seized, Los Crudos

This is apparently the only thing the Young Heirs Project ever released. Not to be cynical, but I have to wonder how many books a hardcore / powerviolence 7" comp actually put into the hands of prisoners, especially since they state that fifty cents from each record went toward that end.

Still, I'm not trying to poke fun at social activism. Direct action gets the goods, you know, and I never put out any records to try and help anybody.

Here's your link, including extensive scans of the booklet and additional sticker and flyer asking for bands interested in being on a CD comp that I have to assume never got released...

Or maybe I'm wrong.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

We'll have more fun, baby, all the way down the line...

I was sitting around listening to Lefty Frizzell. This is something that happens quite often. I noticed that he cut quite a few different versions (with different guests, backup singers, bands and even lyrics) of his first and probably best known single "If You've Got The Money, I've Got The Time".

So I decided to put together all the ones I could find. This includes the demo version as well as the truncated versions that were used as intro and outro to his appearances on the U.S. armed forces sponsored "Country Music Time".

I also added in Lefty's attempt to go back to the same well with "If You Can Spare The Time (I Won't Miss The Money)" as well as a couple of versions of his song "(When Me and My Baby Go) Steppin' Out" which specifically mentions both "the money" and "the time" in its lyrics.

Click here to get the money and the time!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Which Way Did My Donkey Go?

Hey! I made you guys another mix tape. Nothing on here's really going to blow you away with its obscurity and besides, the internet has sort of made the concept of obscurity old news anyway. This is just a bunch of junk I've been cramming onto my ear-holes lately. Including, but not limited to:
*Tommy Boyce (but not Bobby Hart)
*Songs you probably know pretty well but live recordings of those songs
*Music from the soundtrack of the movies Two Thousand Maniacs! and American Ninja 4
*A non-polka Weird Al song
*A bunch of stuff that I think I've probably put on these compilations before
*My favorite ELO song
And oh, so very much more.

Here's your download link!

As always, feedback in the comments is appreciated, but not required.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Still Around.

I haven't gone anywhere. Just been alternately busy and not feeling like talking to the internet. I'll be back soon.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Deacon Lunchbox - Rantin' N' Railin'

I think it may have been the summer of 1990 or maybe 1991 when I first heard Deacon Lunchbox. I remember that I was visiting my grandmother in Conyers, and as I did on most of my visits I sat in the guest room that used to be my uncle Alan's bedroom listening to college radio from Atlanta, reading comic books and basically being bored.

At some point, WRAS, Album 88.1, the free-form station of Georgia State University played "Omni Beer". I had no idea what I was hearing, but I wanted to hear more. It was insane. Some guy who sounded like Rolf the dog was clanking around on something made of metal and screaming about getting drunk at The Omni. It was (and is) great. Someone smarter than me could probably write something about Deacon Luchbox continuing a tradition of performance poetry and being influenced by the work of people like Vachel Lindsay, but that's not me. I like to hear him make fun of Lewis Grizzard and sing Harry Chapin and Loretta Lynn songs.

I never saw Deacon Lunchbox perform. I remember hearing about his death when I moved to Athens in July of '92 (he died in April of that year) and feeling sad that I'd never get to see him. But I bought his tape. And then I lost it, as I did most of my tapes, but I found another copy at Wuxtry Records the other day, so I turned it into ones and zeros so I could share it with you.

And now I have. Scans of both sides of the tape's j-card are included. Click here to download it.

This book's good, if you can find it, but I'm pretty sure it is out of print. It's also not complete. There's quite a few poems on the tape that aren't in the book.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Charles Schulz illustrations from Art Linkletter's "Kids Say The Darndest Things"

Everyone loves Charles Schulz, right? They should. Here's some of his non-Peanuts (but still looks a heck of a lot like Peanuts) work from Art Linkletter's book Kids Say The Darnedest Things. I brightened these things up a little, because my copy is old and foxed and yellowed. I made things that look like this:

look like this:

I hope that's okay. Some images look better than others because of the condition of the book. Also, the image sizes on the .pdf vary quite a bit due to the size of the source illustrations, but the resolution's pretty high for all of them. If you care, you could put a request in the comments and I'll post the high-resolution individual .jpgs in a folder, but I think you'll be okay.

Click here to download the .pdf.

Monday, April 5, 2010

South of the Border Map

I haven't really posted anything in a long time, but I haven't forgotten about you, internet. Here's a map of one of my favorite places in the world, South of the Border.

Clicking makes it bigger, but here is a link to a really big scan of it, if you need that for any reason.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Today's Army Presents The Gene Price Country Express: April, 1974, Program 4

And, finally, we have part 4 of our 4 part series of the Gene Price Country Express.

You wanna know what's on this one? Okay!

And that's the end. You may not remember how bad that Tom T. Hall song is, but it's really bad. Also, Freddy Weller covers a Cowsills song on this one.

So, I don't want this to become the blog of dumb government-sponsored radio programs, but there' plenty more where this came from. Maybe you should leave me a comment and tell me if you want more of this crap. Anyway, click here to "enjoy" the 4th part of our series. It skips a couple of times. You'll live.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Today's Army Presents The Gene Price Country Express: April, 1974, Program 3

And here's program 3 of 4 of the Gene Price Country Express for April, 1974. I've basically run out of things to say about this program, but it's still a good thing for you to waste 25 minutes on. The Jerry Lee Lewis song has a skip in it, and Gene leads off the whole show doing a really terrible duck voice. Want to see the track listing? Okay!

Here it is...Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Trans Megetti - "Rent A Rocket" 7"

The Trans Megetti's album Steal The Jet Keys is a good album. But I was disappointed when I bought it because the version of "Rent A Rocket" on the album wasn't the same version on the 7" I bought at their show. The version here is more energetic and forceful, you know?

I'm sure you do. Or, you will after you listen to this.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Today's Army Presents The Gene Price Country Express: April, 1974, Program 2

Obviously, this is just my opinion, but there's a drop in quality from the 1st week of April, 1974 to the second on the Gene Price Country Express. Sure, you're got two sure-fire hits with Loretta Lynn and Dolly Parton, but overall It's not as good as last week.

Also, you get some pretty ridiculous "boys-will-be-boys" material from Mr. Price who refers to Dolly Parton as "two of his favorite singers". Get it? It is because she has very large breasts and there are two of them! He's talkin' 'bout tits, boys! Let's all join the Army! This is hilarious on a level that was maybe unintended, though, because by turning this particular phrase, Gene has sort of insinuated that Dolly Parton's boobs are "singers", my mental image of which is both fascinating and disgusting. Oh, and wait'll you hear the hi-jinx that go down when Gene asks his "sidekick" (who is, you know, Gene Price doin the "grizzled old man" voice) for a "winch". Oh, how you will laugh.

BONUS: there's a terrible, cloying, syrupy, boring, stupid Bobby Bare song that's not mentioned in the program listing. Speaking of the program listing, here:

There's some odd sound stuff going on here if you listen closely, because I literally had to put one of my son's blocks on the tone arm to keep this record from skipping, which I'm sure is bad for both the needle and the record, but it's not really noticeable unless you're listening really closely. If you're looking for audiophile quality in your government-sponsored Country music programs from 35 years ago, you should probably just read a book or something. The rest of you, click here to download week 2 (of April, 1974) of the Gene Price Country Express!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Go Metric #7 (1997)

My stuff is starting to get spread out a little, but that's just because I'm finding people on the internet doing a better job at some of the stuff I am doing here. That's a long way of saying that I'm probably going to send all future music-fanzine-related posts over to the fine folks at the Digital fanzine Preservation Society. They just posted my scan of issue #7 of Go Metric! fanzine from 1997. You can download it here. You should take a look at the other stuff they're doing over there, too. It's awesome. Hooray!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Another internet thing for me to stink up.

I have accepted an invitation to post relevant things over at the WFMU Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban blog. I am totally excited about this, and I'll try to live up to the incredibly high standards set by everyone else posting there.

If you haven't already crammed that blog into your internet information aggregation program, you probably should.

UPDATE: I got my posting privileges taken away with no contact or explanation of any kind. Whatever will be, will be...

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Today's Army Presents The Gene Price Country Express: April, 1974, Program 1

When I first worked in radio (at WKIG in Glennville, GA), we ran a few syndicated shows that were shipped on vinyl. We'd play them and then either give them away to any DJ that wanted to take them or, if nobody wanted them, we'd throw them in the trash. All the ones we had were the Rick Dees top 40 and a syndicated Southern Gospel program. I never took any of the records, but I really wish I had.

I was very happy when a friend presented me with the 2 record set of Gene Price's Country Express from April, 1974 (the same month I was busy being born). I have long maintained that the U.S. Armed forces are sitting on a GOLD MINE. I would gladly pay actual money for access to the archives, whether through a digital subscription or buying actual CDs of the Air Force's "Country Music Time" program specifically, but also things like this. Oddly enough, this record was once held in the collection of the Talladega, Alabama public library.

Anyway... This is the first of a 4 part series of all the weekly programs from April 1974 of the Gene Price Country Express. I'm not trying to be clever and "recreate the experience" or anything, I'm just too lazy to record all 80 minutes tonight.

What's on this episode, you ask? Take a look at this!

That Charlie Rich song skips once, by the way, but I was, again, too lazy to go back and fix it. You'll live. Also, check out that not-country-in-any-way-AT-ALL guitar solo in the Webb Pierce song.

Click here to learn about the benefits of joining today's (more accurately 1974's) Army right out of high school!

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

My Friends The Strangers

Merle Haggard is great. Nobody's gonna argue with that, and if they do then they are wrong. I will repeat that: Merle Haggard is great. Part of what made his late 60's / early 70's output so rock-solid was the backing of his band, The Strangers. So, in 1970, Capitol Records released a record of The Strangers playing songs (mostly) without Merle. Of course, Capitol knew who was selling records, so Merle's on the cover and makes a few appearances on the record.

This is a really good record (even with a somewhat shaky non-Merle vocal performance), and listening to it reminds me of how good Merle Haggard's backing band was as well as how damned short albums used to be. This whole thing's over in less than 20 minutes. But it is 20 minutes well spent.

Click here to meet my friends, The Strangers.