Friday, October 27, 2006

The Frivolous Five - Sour Cream & Other Delights

First we'll get the obvious out of the way. The cover art and album concept is a parody of everyone's favorite brass polisher, Herb Alpert and his Band O' Brass. Although only a few of the cuts here are taken from the Alpert album, the selection of material is planted firmly into the same vein. I can't vouch that the ladies of the cover are actually playing the instrument herein, but the music is humorous in any case. It takes talent to play that bad intentionally. Deft hands, mouths and brain combine to dangerously weave from chaos to an almost coherent structure before disintegrating into another round of follow the leader with no one in particular singled out as the aforementioned leader. Another one to file under W for Weird and Wonderful. Check Out The Cool Wax (link to original post)

Friday, October 20, 2006

CBGB's no more

Rock'n'Roll High School (article NYT) Fans of a Groundbreaking Club Mourn and Then Move On (article + photos NYT)

...and there is Jamie, sitting in lotus, watching Patti. Cheers Jamie ; )

So, they finally closed it down - Not much different than the Taliban. Blowing up statues, closing down landmarks, same same, but different. Some do it for Allah, some do it for the money...

But the good 'ol punk reek can still be found around the corner of CB's; at the Mars Bar. There is still some legendary vomit on that ceiling! Yeah, punk is not dead, it's just relocated...