Thursday, December 22, 2011

1989 Shoney Bear Christmas Songbook.

More Vic Lockman work for you here. He had the presence of mind to sign this one, so I didn't have to bother my friends with thinking it was drawn by someone else.

Did "Jingle Bells" get the center spread every year? I only have 2, and you've seen both of them now.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Maybe my favorite Christmas record

I don't know anything about this record. Nothing. I know that you can buy it from some individuals on that popular stuff-buying website named after a river, but I am pretty sure it's out of print. But, again, I don't know.

I'm not sure what it is about this collection of R&B material that, when you really pay attention to it, is sort of sad. I mean, who has the blues during the most wonderful time of the year? Everybody, probably. I mean, that's what happens on Christmas, right? Man, I'm being a real buzzkill about this Christmas thing. Sorry, dudes.

What I'm trying to say is that this record is awesome and you should listen to it now. Over and over again. It's what I'll be doing.

Merry Christmas, baby!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

1987 Shoney Bear Christmas Songbook.

Because you have to have something to look at in November and December when you've colored your placemat, eaten your Junior All-American and are just sitting in that booth waiting for your dad to finish one more trip to the Soup, Salad and Fruit Bar so you guys can get back on the road to Grandma's house, right?

Although this is unsigned and I initially though it was by Gospel Blimp creator Al Hartley, Devlin and Dave set me straight. This work is actually by Vic Lockman. I don't want to spoil the surprise, but we'll see more of Vic's work around these parts really soon. In the meantime, your Dad's asking for one more cup of coffee, so I suppose you ought to get to singing...

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Guns - The Gunshots Gallery

The Guns are a new band from Athens, GA who are going to change the entire world. The Guns are my wife, our 5 year old son Tommy, and me. Tommy wrote all the songs, drew the album cover, played the drum (one of them), made up all of our "rock star names" (see below), and basically told my wife and I what to do and when to do it. It was a total solo project, and we were lucky he let us be involved.

Before he went to bed he wanted to make absolutely sure I would put these recordings somewhere so "everyone can hear it", and this is what I have done.

The Guns are:
Ace: wooden drum
Rock: Little Tykes ® xylophone
Gun: Fisher-Price ® drum

Click here to have your life changed by The Guns' first EP "The Gunshots Gallery".