Monday, January 30, 2006


We all enjoy discovering music. Sometimes local bands that rock hard or, for me, maybe a righteous house tune that I heard in a small club in, say - Key West or some shit. Well, as I AGE (WATCH IT!), I find the most satisfiyingly sweet discoveries often come from going BACK in time and RE-discovering lesser-known, obscure collaborations that were the pre-cursors to what we call "classics" today. One of those recent discoveries for me is FACES. They were a pretty hot English import from the EARLY 70's and featured several big names you would all know. They've been called the first HAIR BAND, but thats BOOOO-SHIT. They've also been noted as paving the way for PUNK for their hard-partyin' ways, which I can see. Now, I'm not tryin' to be all pretentious here and suggest that you dont know who they are. Any good rock-o-phile should know the name anyway. But have ya listened to their albums ??? If not, you can get the box set, ("Five Guys Walk into a Bar..."), and resdicover them in a most fabulous way, like I did.

I have been a huge fan of old Rod Stewart ever since my friend RED turned me on to his stuff (pre-HOT LEGS.) I dig it so much, I mean, shit! I want 'Ev'ry Picture Tells a Story' to be played at my funeral. (note to self: add playlist to will) Faces pre-dates even that song, but not by much. Stewart left for his solo career directly from this group. In fact, Maggie-May was recorded by FACES under Rod's solo name. And Rod wasn't the only famous face from FACES - can you name the other super star from the pic above? Its not a great shot so check this one;

Dude was HOT! So check em out - the title of this post will bring you to their official website. If you're in the mood for some straight-out hard-ass rock-and-roll check out FACES. They do not disappoint!

Friday, January 27, 2006

ABOUT AWOL USA Alcohol Without Liquid Machine

Apparently a hit in bars in Europe and Asia, AWOL is a nebulizer that sprays booze right into your lungs. The high is 'sposed to be intense. And now its being sold in the USA. But wait! This is Massachusetts and we like to legislate your morality. SO - the great people up in the state house are making sure we never get it here in Mass cuz it just wouldn't be a good idea... They've decided its BAAAAAAD for us. What the fuck would we do without those guys? We might end up having a good time for chrissakes! Honestly, probably something I wouldn't try, but do I need the state to decide that for me? Ahhh, no.

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ABOUT AWOL USA Alcohol Without Liquid Machine

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Cool Stuff I Do...Greg Johnson at WBOS


Sometimes, more often than not, I get to be in on some pretty sweet events thanks often to good friends with connections... Earlier this month I was invited to attend a live studio show at WBOS studios in Boston. Greg Johnson was the featured performer who's been getting some heavy rotation on BOS. His new single: "Save Yourself" is in the current local top 10. Thanks to my famous photog friend "B", we were right in there when he performed live on the air. He and his bandmates were very cool, load back New Zealanders (with the exception of one from Brookline Mass!) I have to say that their live "unplugged" performance was really inspired. Kinda coffeehouse meets jazz club. I commented to Greg when I shook his hand for a quick "thank you" that his sound defies categorization. He liked that and replied "that's a good thing!" After haveing seen them perform live I've since heard them on BOS and the difference was marked. They sound scrubbed down and studioized on their single. Not a bad thing as far as record sales go, the pop sound is just that due to studio tinkering. But I think their magic lays somewhere between their live performance and their studio sound. Either way: NICE. Thanks to Berta A Daniels for these COPYWRITTEN PHOTOS!

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Saturday, January 21, 2006

Play Pundit Match Game!

Align Left

This is one of my first attempts at toying with Photochop. Why it look so low-res? Damn!
Anyway can you do the match?

Friday, January 20, 2006

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Press Release - Theo Epstein rejoins Red Sox

This just in - Theo's Back. Maybe he can stop the bleeding? Maybe he can cover second?

Monday, January 16, 2006


Just saw it. Totally rocks. Can't say anything more but: See It.

Friday, January 13, 2006

2007 Ford Shelby GT 500 - First Look - Motor Trend

Hold me, for my future car has been found. Will I ever obtain it? Will I ever have a job again? Can I get it in Blue? Detroit has been on a retro kick for awhile now thanks to the success I believe of Chryslers' skinned-over Neon called the PT Cruiser. A real shit can car but it opened up a flood of really cool retro styling in the car industry. It was like VH1 Classic for Cars. Then Ford flopped with the Tbird redux (sad really.) And now the new stang has been selling out (designed by a Vietnamese with fond memories of the Ho Chi Minh City airlift - how cool is that?)
And 450+ HP. (I just peed a little.)

My First car was a 1968 Mustang coupe with 200 CID 6 cyl. Sweet as pie until it rotted to dust, (after my friend RON broke the frame going over the Tobin bridge.) Poor little, sweet little, adorable little pony. P.s. I still have the trunk lid (?) Maybe a coffee table some day? It could happen! This one is pretty close to what she looked like:

For as long as I can remember I have lusted after the 1969 Shelby gt500 convertible. Well, look:

How sweet is that? So when will Ford decide to release this:

Not too shabby! But its not in production. And where's the roll-bar? Gotta have the roll-bar. If you look side by side to the 2006 models - you'll note that the headlamps and grill are markedly different, appearing much more slanty and sorta sinister.

Not to be outdone, Chrysler and Chevy released these 2 beauties this week:

The Dodge Challenger (HOT!)

The Chrevrolet Camaro (vette platform re-work?):

Thursday, January 12, 2006

1967 Ford Thunderbird For Sale-SOLD!

So here's the deal: I have been trying to sell my 1967 ford thunderbird with suicide doors for over a year now. I have had some bites and even a chew, but no one is swallowing. (no comments please). Since Blogspot gets listed in Google, I thought the exposure here might just reach a MUCH LARGER audience, based on a simple google search.

Click the headline title to go to Flickr and see detailed pictures. Contact me at THIS address to get a full description. The current asking price is $4995.00 USD. The car is in fine condition and is fully inspected. It has a clear title. She's ready to go!

Note: Hows THIS for weird? While googling tbirds I came across the Apollo made as a promo in 1967 for ABERCROMBIE & FITCH!! Oi ! The Irony!

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Illegal Art

This Just In - Just found a pile of cool art work that in some way was deemed illegal or infringed on copyrights. Great stuff. Shown here: The Symbolic Lotus of a Thousand Colonels. Hell yeah!

Monday, January 09, 2006

It Must Be Love, Love, Love

Cheney: Hey, whaddya say we go for some cream cheese blintzes?

Sharon: Oooooooh, now you talkin, Dickie!

Friday, January 06, 2006

Secret Evil Of 911

The little Conspiracy Theorist in me is very excited about this little feature. It addresses the truly baffling series of events on that fateful day. (And btw, it's almost 20 minutes long, but the good stuff's in the first 8-10, then it gets rather heavy handed.)

Does anyone remember WTC Building 7? It fell too that day. But there's some speculation to suggest that they pulled it down intentionally. I mean, shit Dan Rather states that very fact on live coverage. It was later denied, blaming the fires in the building. The scrariest part is that the towers fell in much the same way - there's even video showing the mini explosions immediately BEFORE the collapse. WTC? WTF!!

I have often pondered the way the buildings fell. It never figured for me. That day was such a blur in our collective memories - it seems the sheer horror of it has masked the simple truths about the way things occurred. When I cautiously peruse the facts of that sunny day in September 2001, (unlike the 9.11 commission), I'm always left with a profund sense of deep betrayal beyond the spin of it all.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Happy New Year 2006!

Now where did that Champagne go??

(so sorry, I just could not resist posting this pic... heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!)