I found myself in the Apple store yesterday because a couple of Renfields “need” new iPads. Reminded me of this classic.
One of my daily stops is to The Far Side. Some have aged better than others, some were too weird or obtuse to begin with, and a few are just perfect.
It’s a classic!
Guitar player numbers his Les Paul’s like Pete. Singers have real talent. And they’re doing an Elvis song. Let me see, what else is interesting here…..
And with your spirit.
This is great!
I was never the biggest Zappa fan, but this looks pretty good.
Vaughn Meader as JFK, the full album from 1962. Still pretty funny.
So I was listening to the latest episode of the My Favorite Album podcast yesterday. David Cross was the guest, and instead of choosing his actual favorite album (Quadrophenia), he chose something obscure that he listened to a lot, lamenting that it had been out of print for years and wasn’t even available to stream.
Nothing piques my lizard brain’s interest like scarcity, so when podcast host Jeremy Dylan mentioned that someone had been nice enough to upload it to YouTube, I dove into that dumpster with glee. And found it.
Live Totem Pole is an odd EP. It’s live, for one thing. But the really odd part is that five of the seven songs are covers, including those by Blue Öyster Cult, Public Enemy, Butthole Surfers, Superchunk, and Wire. BUT HOLY SHIT, IT WORKS. And the way it was recorded makes you feel like you’re in the room.
I downloaded the audio from the YouTube videos and packed it up like an album. Right click the cover up top if you’re so inclined …
I listened to fIREHOSE in college, especially fROMOHIO and Flyin’ the Flannel. Anybody unfamiliar with these guys should check out their fascinating origin story on Wiki-wiki-wikipedia.
Ken Osmond, TV’s Eddie Haskell, dead at 76.
Actor, comedian, and writer Fred Willard, dead at 86.