A second of your life...ruined for life.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Stooges Dance Party

The Stooges, "Shake Appeal," Hammersmith Apollo, London, 05/03/10:

You can click on the header to see Mike Watt's tour diary...

The Three Stooges dance:

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Non-Gratuitous Buses

"London's iconic double-decker buses are getting a design upgrade (and greener powerplants), as revealed today on the city of London's website. Scheduled to go into service in 2012, the new bus boasts a more "light and airy feel inside the bus" due to extensive use of glass, including along the staircases (there's two), and a "hop-on, hop-off" platform has been added to the rear."

Well, when I was a kid, I was really stumped by the lyrics of "A Day in the Life," at least the part where the unshaven Beatle talked about getting a bus, then making his way upstairs and having a smoke, because I didn't know anything about buses with a second level. Here's a story that takes place ten years later than that particular day in the life: some punk in London was on the steps at the back of a bus and was helping some other people up, I guess to ride for free, when some dude in loon pants tried to get on, at which point the punk kicked the guy and said "No ride for you, hippie!" Now I seem to remember that the guy on the bus was Jah Wobble, but that anecdote didn't appear in his autobiography "Memoirs of a Geezer," which I recommend if you (the hypothetical reader; I don't know who you are because only one friend of mine ever leaves comments)are at all interested in Wobble, PiL, or that general milieu. I got it from the downtown CPL.

Here are some videos to do with London and its buses:

It looks quite small; is it a bus for ants?

Blossom Dearie, a tough groove, and a hip solo...

Viv Corringham "Together Then Created a Journey that both Forgot"
Film by Helen Petts

Here's the long version of the London bus promo:

Londoners seem to hate it. Jah Wobble worked on the London Underground for a time, in the stations and later driving trains (after leaving Public Image, Ltd.). I wonder what he would think of it...

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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

"Carl Perkins-u!" "David Bowie-u!"

A gratuitous knife-fight:

(David Bowie and Carl Perkins Knife-Fight to the Death)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Lots of Bugs

and music by Theo Parrish ("Heal Yourself & Move," 1998):

Video by Eclektikman