Have a dog just like this one, but it would kill my cheap ass turntable to have him spinnin’ around on it. My head has been spinnin as well lately, got hit up for lots of reviews in the last week, some pretty good shit too, just don’t know where I’m going to get the time. I know this place can seem rather amateurish at times, especially since I like to share my own personal little anecdotes, that don’t necessarily have anything to do with the task at hand…MUSIC. Even just on the reviews though, it does take time to put together and then on posts like this one, the Super-Sabado-Gigante variety, I’m puttin bit’s and pieces together, off and on, for a month. So long story short expect reviews of some pretty killer stuff in the upcoming weeks, but in the meantime…
My Uncle sent me this joke, and as I’ve worked for the State of California and the City of Lemon Grove (and even these days my check comes from the State of Kansas and the Feds both), I know this to be true…
A guy goes to the Post Office to apply for a job.
The interviewer asks him, “Are you allergic to anything?”
He replies, “Yes, caffeine. I can’t drink coffee.”
“OK, have you ever been in the military service?”
“Yes,” he says, “I was in Iraq for one tour.”
The interviewer says, “That will give you 5 extra points toward employment.”
Then he asks, “Are you disabled in any way?”
The guy says, “Yes. A bomb exploded near me and I lost both my testicles.”
The interviewer grimaces and then says, “Okay. You’ve got enough points for me to hire you right now. Our normal hours are from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. You can start tomorrow at 10:00 am, and plan on starting at 10:00 am every day.”
The guy is puzzled and asks, “If the work hours are from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, why don’t you want me here until 10:00 am?”
“This is a government job,” the interviewer says . . . . . . .
“For the first two hours, we just stand around drinking coffee and scratching our balls. No point in you coming in for that…..”
Browsing the web, as I do frequently, ran across this killer, but unfortunately dead blog called The Goddess of Doom. As the name implies, a stoner/doom music site with a neat theme…found all the older Saint Vitus stuff (which can get kind of expensive if you want physical copies) and other bands for your listening pleasure.
My Swedish buddy Bjorn’s band Pilleemandjoonks, I’ve posted them a few times around here, have a Soundcloud for some of their most recent stuff…
Rob of OYM and early Infest sent me this…
Picked up this magazine/flexi a while back (have another issue that I’ll have to post sometime too) and have been meaning to post for some time now. The magazine is killer with all kinds of articles/interviews/etc., the usual fanzine type stuff, but this is just fancier. 4 or 5 of the issues came with flexi’s and I’m always down with that. Nothing heart stopping here, just four good bands doing what they do, down around the year 1995. Except for the Mojo tune I doubt this stuff is exclusive to the flexi. Really just felt like posting some Melvins and this was at hand, so here it is.
Melvins-Sweet Willy Rollbar
Mojo Nixon-Thora-Zine Theme Song