Friday, August 27, 2010

The God Bullies - Cemetary

So here are The God Bullies.... my very first band I saw when I was 8. I started quite early and never looked back. Mike Hard (the singer) introduced me to some weird dude who accidentally knocked me over with a heavy-ass leather jacket when he put it on me. Later did I realize that this was Gibby Haynes. The God Bullies (along with KISS) were my gateway Rock-N-Roll drug that lead me into a life of playing music, collecting records, wearing band t-shirts, tattoos and still upfront at 34 at all the shows screaming lyrics and acting a damn fool as if I were 17.....

I will never grow up!

More records and AMREP Fest....

So here I sit instead of getting ready for AMREP Fest. Guess I'm not real excited about driving for 9 hours but also excited for driving for 9 hours for the first time ever. Straight through. No one to split the duties. I'm a big girl now! I love to drive anyways....

I'm looking forward to seeing Boss Hog. JSBX before he was #1 and just after Pussy Galore. And then there is The Thrown Ups.... Mark Arm before Green River, Mudhoney, Bloodloss and The Monkeywrench. Pretty much where he started. They only ever played a handful of shows and never outside the Seattle area. Pre-Angie Seattle time. This I am excited to see. And of course it's Mark Arm whom if it weren't for him I would have never got to fulfill Rock-N-Roll Fantasy #1. And then there is The God Bullies..... my old baby sitter used to date the original bass player and the two of them would come over and baby sit me. I loved Eric. I would almost say my first rock crush but not even like that. I liked him cause he was in this cool band. And I understood what that was back when I was 8. My first show ever was when I was 8 and it was The God Bullies. My mom had to ask Mike the lead singer nicely not to drop his pants since I was there. He was nice enough to oblige. Many years later I would be rolling around on stage with him making out during the show all part of the antics....

SO MANY NEW RECORDS!!!! Not only from the jobs but also from the mom. I can't even begin to tell you what I have new. Let's put it this way.... I have way over grown my giant ass 7 foot high by 5 foot wide record shelf that I don't know where to put them anymore. This does not count for the ones that are not on the shelf now as it is.

So off to get ready for my long trip.... I'll take my camera and post pictures of my weekend hopefully.


Saturday, August 21, 2010

Etta James - I'd Rather Go Blind

Nobody does it better than Etta......


I Heart Mono!

No, not the disease... although I did have it twice at a very early age.... I'm talkin' about mono recordings. I may have the record already but heck, if I can get it on mono too, then I'm gonna snatch it up as well!

Havin' a second volunteer job at a record store I must say is good times. The guy I work for is awesome! I couldn't ask for a nicer guy to hang out with and talk records with. He isn't narrow-minded with his tastes in tunes and we go on and on all day on blues albums and 45s and KISS. I know why he calls me High Fidelity.....

So my goodies for today:

The Rolling Stones - Between The Buttons (Mono)
Smiley Lewis - Down Yonder (Mono)
Lightnin' Hopkins - Talkin' Some Sense
Etta James - Her Greatest Sides Volume One
The Rolling Stones - Out Of Our Heads (Mono)
The Rolling Stones - Now! (Mono)
Andy Mack - Later Than You Think/Do You Wanta Go

Now I've been known not to care for females when it comes to my rock.... but with my blues, that is a whole 'nother story. Seriously, is there anyone better than Etta James? Yeah, we all know At Last after hearing Beyonce sing it over and over when Obama got inducted into office but Etta had some serious other jams..... Trust In Me, I'd Rather Go Blind, All I Could Do Was Cry. She could kill it and still can. I must say.... #1 on the bucket list in my life is to see Etta James sing before we both go.

I can't wait to order my new USB turntable to get my vinyl into my computer faster than the way I can do it now. The way I do it now takes quite some time. With this new turntable, it will be instant and automatically mark in-between tracks for me. As soon as that comes in.... I'll be on my way to getting podcasts started! Shall I do theme casts? I'm liking that idea so far.

Off to watch my Steelers.... hopefully they will. I think Roethlisberger is playing tonight. Let's see how the crowd treats him.... or if the ladies run from him.....


Friday, August 20, 2010

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion - Afro

Blues Explosion #1!


New records to be gotten....

So today I got even more new vinyl... yeah! I did a trade with my friend Todd for an Earth record for the following:

Superchunk - No Pocky For Kitty
Superchunk - On The Mouth

And then I got myself:

Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Hawk

Lots of good stuff to listen to. And no time to ever get a chance to. The only time I get to is if it has a download card and I can put it on my iPod and listen on my way on one of my many trips. Sometimes I get a chance to at the record store but since the turntable are up on this big loft, I have to climb up and it's kind of a pain. I get laughed at when I get down since I have to sit and hop down. Ah, the life of being five foot two....

Playing guitar tonight was irritating. I couldn't quite get the sound that I wanted. Do I need a different pedal? Do I need to switch amps? Do I need to use a different guitar? It's frustrating when being self-taught and you know something isn't quite right but yet you can't say "hey, this is what I need to make this sound like this".

Oh yeah.... I started up a new side band/project. A two piece garage-y, blues-y, sludge-y noisey thing. We're calling ourselves G.A.A.G. Why? Cause our initials are GA and AG. Simple enough. Now I have to come up with some tunes, which I did chime out two tonight. But I am THE WORST at writing lyrics. And now I have to learn this whole singing while playing guitar thing. This ought to be interesting.

And I've started looking into pressing plants for making a 7". Got a nice little list of ones to check out. I've begun my little project. One that I intend to finish. I think we plan on recording literally in a garage on a boombox. Vocals on a track through a Big Muff pedal. Anyone interested in putting this out? You know it will be magical....



Thursday, August 19, 2010

Seaweed "Kid Candy"

Back in 1994, I was an extra in a video for a band called Seaweed. We shot this video in one day at the Seattle Funplex. It was for a song called Kid Candy. This video ended up airing on an episode of Beavis and Butthead. You can see me in some quick cuts playing video games next to "the star" of the video. I became tight bros with these guys, especially Bob the drummer, after shooting this video. I never missed a Seaweed show after that.
Later that night my friend took me to see a show: Chokebore, The Butthole Surfers and Nirvana. Who knew that would be Kurt Cobain's last show ever.
I still think that being in the video was way better.....


New Bomb Turks @ Columbus Parking Lot Blow-Out

At this point in the day I had been standing outside sweating to death for about 3+ hours. ALways during Defiled Eric has people sit on the ground. The hell I am.... I'm in a skirt. So I opt to sit on the stage which no one has a problem with. I already had hit Matt with his own mic, had a dollar stuff down my bra by Eric and had been lifted off the ground by the buckle on the back on my skirt (That decoration came in handy after all). After all of this I still had the Gibson Bros. to sit through and later in the night.... The Oblivians. Columbus proved to be a long and good-times kind of day.....

Puppies at work.

Is there anything better than having a puppy at work? I think not. Albo brought in his new 13 week old brown Boston Terrier to work today. Coco is the cutest thing ever! Girls cannot resist puppies! Hopefully I can post a picture of him on here. He only peed on the floor twice. Cutest. Thing. Ever.

I flattened my Tyrone Davis album today at work... first pressing (thank you Kevin). Got some new vinyl today as well:

The Challengers - Go Sidewalk Surfing!
The Rhythm Rockers - Soul Surfin'
Jerry Cole and His Spacemen - Hot Rod Dance Party

All on Sundazed... all limited to 1,000 copies. Couldn't help myself! I'm such a sucker for records. It's why I need a bigger home.

Been reading up on Podcasting so I can do my first Dirty Sheets Podcast. I have all the tools. I just need to get a couple of things down and then I'll be ready to go. I'll need to figure out a way to get more of my vinyl into iTunes. That is a huge pain! I might just have to get another turntable to assist in my mission. A fifth turntable. I'll need another equipment rack.....

Back to watching my Colts vs. Bills game. Painter wants to make me cry.

At work....

Good tunes today so far.... my co-worker Brooke make me a copy of Bee Thousand from Guided By Voices which I thought was really sweet of her. My favorite GBV album. So far in rotation today on our freakin' system at work that I usually want to kick:

1. Screamin' Jay Hawkins - Feast Of The Mau Mau
2. The Cramps - Stay Sick
3. Guided By Voices - Bee Thousand
4. The Mummies - Play Their Own Records
5. Butthole Surfers - Pajkfh akhdkjfdkhga;orh (Whatever it's called) ya know... the album that has Hurdy Gurdy man on it.

Neeley just came through with the shipment of special order albums and I got jilted again! Tim at Crypt just doesn't want to send me some shit!

Hopefully later I'll get to play my Brotherman and Ziggy Stardust Soundtrack.... I'm sick of hearing Neil Young and The Who.... boo.......

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

The Nerves - Hanging On The Telephone. Blondie can eat it!

In the beginning......

So here it is... first blog posting. This is all a result of writing for Dirty Sheets which you will also find on here. I decided to start another blog with other ramblings to go along with the Dirty Sheets blog. Add pictures, tell maybe other stories about life... fun stuff ya know. I'm way new to this so we will see how long it will take until I get adjusted.
A few things about me.... I work at a music distro/audiophile supply heaven to those who worship the gear of the audiophile gods. And I also volunteer at a record store. In other words..... I work for records. It's a good fit for me. How many records do I own? Well, I need to get a bigger place in order to house them all.
I love football as much as I love rock-n-roll. It's not very likely combination but we all have our little things in life that we love... mine happens to be the Colts and the Steelers.
So hopefully this will get things started. Funny stories, funny pictures, podcasts with great music... I'll try to do it all.