Celebrity Shout Out

Hey Bastards, really loving the blargh

Have any of you basterds seen this? Cameo is website that connects you with your favorite celebrity, who will then make a custom video for you. For a price. So I could get Flavor Flav to put together a custom video mocking Makerbots skills on the bass guitar. Tommy Lee is over $300, but Lance Bass is only $199. That’s money well spent…

Stay Free

Did any of you bastards know that Spotify produces their own podcasts now? Here’s one about The Clash that debuted at the end of February. Obviously, you’ll need a Spotify account to listen, but the free version will get you there.

Check it out here.

I Had a Vision When I Was Young

This is such a great song.

Guitar riffs don’t come any simpler than this one, but the keyboard squiggles, horny lyrics and head-bobbing rhythms on this one are undeniably fun.

John M. Borack, Shake Some Action: The Ultimate Power Pop Guide

Somehow, I’ve never seen Cheap Trick live. SO MANY MISSED OPPORTUNITIES. Next time they’re anywhere close, I’m going. Sucks that I missed the Bun E. Carlos years, though.

Looking For Stiv

Goddamn, I’m a sucker for these things.

In his second punk documentary, filmmaker Danny “Looking for Johnny” Garcia takes a deep dive into the life and legacy of the Dead Boys front man. Included in STIV is some rare footage and lore about Stiv’s surprising career before and after the Dead Boys, as well as the hilarious stories and hijinks one associates with the punk legend who died at age 40 in 1990.

Interview with the director right over here.

And here’s a panel interview from the world premiere a few days ago.

More Scott Walker

I’m pretty sure this was the Walker Brothers’ biggest US hit, maybe their only one.  Catchy chorus.  I heard this quite a bit growing up.

Shit

Scott Walker (born Noel Scott Engel), aged 76. He’s the guy Bowie ripped off for his crooner voice – which Bowie readily admitted.