Tuesday , August 11 2020

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A Little Love to Creedence

We’ll send this one out to Glenn Reynolds, who digs ’em. For a brief but very intense period from 1969 through 1971, Creedence was the greatest rock ‘n’ roll band in America, generating nine Top 10 singles in a row (“Proud Mary,” “Bad Moon Rising/Lodi,” “Green River,” “Down On the …

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No Re-order/No Return

Journalista overseer Dirk Deppey has a thoughtful and extensive posting on The Comic Journal‘s blog discussing industry biggies Marvel Comics’ current “no re-orders” policy. Designed to give the once-near-bankruptcy comics line a better looking “bottom line” to potential investors, Marvel’s policy has already angered many comics shop owners & fans …

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Screw-Haul

So this weekend we finally moved into a much bigger, nicer, cooler, hotter, brand new house with everything we need and most of what we would want. Fortunately (depending upon your point of view), it is only about four miles from our old rabbit hutch so we saved a lot …

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Rock Hall Class of ’03 Announced

The ’70s dominate this year’s crop: AC/DC, the Clash, Elvis Costello and the Attractions, the Police and the Righteous Brothers are headed for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. The incoming inductees were announced yesterday by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation, based in New …

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Goth is Dead But It Won’t Go Away

Going to a goth club? Are you lean and pasty, spiked, lipsticked, and eyelined? That’s fine, but you have to know how to dance: You went out to your local goth club in your black velvet frock coat, your hair teased up bigger and rattier than Edward Scissorhands’, and lace …

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Miles For Mathers

8 Mile is out today. I am so not an Eminem fan: other than a (very few) catchy little numbers (“Trailer park girls – please stand up – wikky wikky Slim Shady”), nothing about this pud interests me at all (he’s making fun of white trash??). White rapper? So what, …

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Steve Martin to Host Oscars

Steve Martin, who is only 57 but has had gray hair for 40 years, will host the 75th Academy Awards in March, Reuters reports: The March 23 presentation of the film industry’s highest honors will mark Martin’s 10th appearance on an Oscars telecast and his second as master of ceremonies. …

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The Idiot Factor

I guess 15% of any group of people are idiots. James Traficant, a convicted felon who campaigned from his prison cell, still received over 27,000 votes for the new U.S. House District 17 seat in Northeast Ohio. What other explanation is there other than brain damage? Young Democrat Tim Ryan …

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Make Your Voice Heard

No, I’m not talking about the elections: I’m talking about a cool online survey comparing CD and digital music download usage: This is the first page of a questionnaire designed by Aram Sinnreich, a doctoral student at the Annenberg School of Communication at the University of Southern California. I am …

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Pot Puffing Up to Polls

As a sign that the national mood has begun to shift away from the zero tolerance, “just say No” mantra that first took root in the late ’70s, voters in three states and Washington D.C. (too late for a former mayor) vote today on measures that will decriminalize drugs or …

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