Thanx Mike for reminding me about another Kaos. The show (not the movie) Get Smart was right up there with the Three Stooges, the Little Rascals, the Bowery Boys, HR Puffenstuff and Land of the Lost, as far as TV for me in the 70’s. A part of me always wanted Kaos to get the best of old Maxwell Smart. Used to spend a fair amount of time with my Cuban godparents (padrinos) and they didn’t really care what I watched. Actually the old man, Reynaldo, would watch boxing or baseball if they were on. We watched a shit load of that and I told him once that I wanted to be a boxer. In an unflatering way he told me that only blacks and Mexicans did that. His thing was baseball and when we’d go to Dodger games it seemed like he personally knew every Dominican and Cuban in the game no matter which teams were playing. I wish I still had all the autographed baseballs I got back then. The old lady, Romelia, was the old school type of housewife that always had something cooking on the stove, so when ever you came by for a visit or to stay, she would offer you food. God what I wouldn’t do for a plate of her black beans (frijoles negros), fried plantain (platano) and some hot flan pudding. I’m glad she didn’t live to see me go through my hard times, would have broken her heart, but I would have liked to have seen her on the other side of it all. I’d like to think that there is another side where we can meet as souls with those people that we cared about that are no longer with us. More and more every day. Ha, ha, from Kaos to life after death, can’t beat that.
Tis the season, but I don’t feel it. I don’t know why that is. Just another tooth on a gear in this system. I like to think that for those I care about, I’m always hoping for the best for them all year round. I guess it’s a good time to get together and feast, but it always starts badly for me when they start showing Christmas commercials before Thanksgiving is even over. A capitalist’s wet dream, like the idea that every woman must have a diamond. So much to be said about this holiday and what it’s supposed to mean versus what it is taken to mean, but I don’t want to bring down the well wishers. Lets not leave you with the thought that Mustard Relics is solely a home for grumpy old grinches and instead sing along with Ren and Stimpy, “Happy Happy Joy Joy“.
Was listening to that classic rock station again and had to finally look it up after 30 years. It’s “Revved up like a deuce, another runner in the night blinded by the light”, not “wrapped up like a douche, show no the runner in the night, blinded by the light”. What do you know, actually a Springsteen tune. Does anyone know the Manfred Mann tune I’m talking about?
Along those classic rock lines, just to show you how much of a sap I can be, I give you the live version of the Scorpions, Still Loving You. If you can honestly say that you listened to all 5 minutes 49 seconds of that, I will let you pick my next post.
Discharge!?!? Yeah, yeah, I know, these guys can be found any and every place, and posting them may seem like beating a dead horse. This shit just had to be posted. If I was in the habit of making punk/hardcore mix tapes for you and I never put these guys on at least one of them, I would be doing both of us, along with the band, a diservice. How could these guys not be on this site? Can they ever get old, like day after day, seeing your house, after a long day at work? Second, this is not an mp3 collectors site, this is a place to share Mustard (me), Relics (that which is left after the rest has rotted away). You can get both these 7″s on the Clay Punk Singles collection and pretty much the entire Discharge discography in one blog or another. These are just an early sample but I like how within a year there is a difference in the sound between these two 7″s recorded in 1980. Check that, a little mellower on the first and thumped up on the second. While reading up on whatever I could find about these guys, I found something very interesting in the form of Pushead’s Unofficial Top 100 of the 80’s (check #1). I think I like these guys better than I did back in the early 80’s but for some reason I lumped them with GBH and the Exploited. Anyway, blah blah blah, these guys at this point were tearing shit up and there’s nothing I can say (except let me know if the rips I did were okay). Later