Friday, December 24

Wednesday, November 24

William S. Burroughs' Thanksgiving Prayer 1986

Please take no offense, but I know you will.

"To John  Dillinger in hope he is still alive.
Thanksgiving Day November 28 1986"

Thanks for the wild turkey and
the passenger pigeons, destined
to be shit out through wholesome
American guts.

Thanks for a continent to despoil
and poison. 
Thanks for Indians to provide a
modicum of challenge and

Thanks for vast herds of bison to
kill and skin leaving the
carcasses to rot.
Thanks for bounties on wolves
and coyotes.

Thanks for the American dream,
To vulgarize and to falsify until
the bare lies shine through.

Thanks for the KKK.

For nigger-killin' lawmen,
feelin' their notches.

For decent church-goin' women,
with their mean, pinched, bitter,
evil faces.

Thanks for "Kill a Queer for
Christ" stickers.

Thanks for laboratory AIDS.

Thanks for Prohibition and the
war against drugs.

Thanks for a country where
nobody's allowed to mind his
own business.

Thanks for a nation of finks.

Yes, thanks for all the
memories-- all right let's see
your arms!

You always were a headache and
you always were a bore.

Thanks for the last and greatest
betrayal of the last and greatest
of human dreams.

Tuesday, November 9

The greatest vocalist of all time?

May be, may be. Quite a writer as well.

Wednesday, October 27

Evil Halloween Muggs

There's a linque in the comments, so comment why don't ya!

Ain't No Grave - Tom Jones
Werewolf  - Teisco Del Rey
Psycho Killer (demo) - Talking Heads
Vampire Walk - Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited
Killer - Sparkle Moore
Demon Death - Southern Culture on the Skids
It's Halloween - The Shaggs
The Frightened City - The Shadows
Little Demon - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
Up The Devil's Pay - Old 97's
Murder (Or A Heart Attack) - Old 97's
I'd Rather Be Dead - Nilsson
Spooky Coffins - Neal Hefti
How To Murder Your Wife - Neal Hefti
Spooky - McCoy Tyner & Stanley Turrentine
I'll Be Glad When You're Dead, You Rascal You - Louis Prima
Go Insane - Lindsey Buckingham
Passing Ghosts - Lindisfarne
My Wife Thinks You're Dead - Junior Brown
Scared (Outtake) - John Lennon
Death March - Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery
Run Devil Run - Jenny Lewis w/the Watson Twins
Saturday Nite Is Dead - Graham Parker & the Rumour
Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea - George Harrison
Slow Death - The Flamin' Groovies
Shallow Grave - Elvis Costello
Frankenstein - Edgar Winter Group
Bewitched - Combustible Edison
Die Young Stay Pretty - Blondie
Psychotic Girl - The Black Keys
Psycho (A narrative for orchestra) - Bernard Herrmann
Witchcraft - Arabella Hong
Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered - Anita O'Day
Don' t Be Scared - Andrew Bird

You should buy this music and much more by these horrible artists!

Sunday, September 5

The Peculiar Art of Mr. Frahm

Go Visit:

Put You Down - Alejandro Escovedo
Bring the Water on Down - Malcolm Holcombe
Don't Look Down - Lindsey Buckingham
Down In The Willow Garden - The Everly Brothers
Way Down Now - World Party
Down To The River - Walter Clevenger
Don't Let Me Down - The Dillards
Head Down - Icecream Hands
She's Going Down - The Red Buttond
Take Me Down To The Hospital - The Replacements
You Tore Me Down - The Flamin' Groovies
Don't Let Your Deal Go Down - Flatt & Scruggs
Down (Demo) - Nilsson
Down Low - Jonny Polonsky
Walkin' Down The Line - The Astounding 12-String Guitar Of Glen Campbell
Down Yonder - Doc Watson
Melt Me Down - The Neighbors
I'm Down - The Beatles
Down Down Down-Dave Edmunds
Come Down Come Down - Icecream Hands
Low Down - The Merry-Go-Round
Somewhere Down the Line - Marshall Crenshaw
Down - Lindisfarne
The Walls Came Down - The Call
I Can't Stand Up (For Falling Down) - Elvis Costello
Nassau Shake Down - Stereophonic Space Sound Unlimited
Ebury Down - Brinsley Schwarz
Ten Cats Down - The Miller Sisters
Down the Road a Piece - Chuck Berry
Goin' Down - The Monkees
Down By The Lazy River - Wonderboy
Down in Bermuda - Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers
Hand Me Down World - The Guess Who
Lay Down Sally - Eric Clapton
Shut Us Down - Lindsey Buckingham
When The Sun Goes Down - Tal Bachman
You Bowed Down - Roger McGuinn

       You should buy this music and much more by these subjacent artists!

Friday, August 27

Girls & Boys


Four-Eyed Girl - Rhett Miller
Cruel Girl - The Red Button
Dream Girl - Cotton Mather
Girl On The Roof - David Mead
Goodbye Girl - Squeeze
Cynical Girl -Marshall Crenshaw
Hello Little Girl - Gerry & The Pacemakers
I'll Be That Girl - Barenaked Ladies
Long Limbed Girl - Nick Lowe
The Girl from Ipanema - Astrud Gilberto
Message To My Girl - Split Enz
My Little Girl - Walter Clevenger
Mystery Girl - The Sonnets
Oh Girl - The Chi-Lites
Ordinary Girl - Bic Runga
Psychotic Girl - The Black Keys
The Girl Can't Help It - Little Richard
The Girl I'll Never Have - Linus of Hollywood
This Year's Girl - Elvis Costello
Visiting Girl - Icecream Hands
Younger Girl - Lovin' Spoonful


Shy Boy - Tomorrow
Stupid Boy - Ice Creamhands
Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) - John Lennon
Bad Boy - The Beatles
Boy Blue - ElectricLight Orchestra
Chattanoogie Shoe Shine Boy - Red Foley
Country Boy - Rosie Flores
Dear Boy - Ben Taylor
Hey, Boy! Hey, Girl!  - Louis Prima & Keely Smith
Lonely Boy - Walter Clevenger & The Dairy Kings
My Boy Lollipop - Millie Small
Nature Boy - Bobby Darin
Oh, Boy - Texas Tornados
Half A Boy & Half A Man - Sleepy Labeef & CJ Chenier
Paper Boy - Roy Orbison
Po' Boy - Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
Poor Boy - Split Enz
Rambunctious Boy - John Fogerty
Teddy Boy - Paul McCartney
Bluest Boy In Town - Phil Gray & The Go Boys
This Boy - The Smithereens

You should buy this music and much more by these gender specific artists!

Sunday, August 22

An Apology

I received numerous (1) complaints about the censorship of an image in the previous 'Island Boy' post.

Apparently the audience has demanded that we see the 'stuff' on image #2.

Being the pandering type, I've acquiesced.

Ladies & Gentlemen, I give you:


Saturday, August 21

What's with these Island Boys?


Coconut Island - Junior Brown
Smile Jamaica - Bob Marley
Island In The Sun - Emma Roberts
Rocking Chair In Hawaii - George Harrison
Christmas Island - Bob Atcher w/ the Dinning Sisters
Beyond The Sea - Bobby Darin
Lonely Island - Everly Brothers
Bossa No Praia (Beach Samba) - Walter Wanderley
Rock Island Line - Glolden Gate Quartet
Coney Island - Good Old War
Havana Moon - Chuck Berry
Thousand Island Park - Mahavishnu Orchestra
Island of Dreams - Martin Denny & His Orchestra
Tahiti Sunrise - South Sea Serenaders
Island Boy - Melanie Fiona
Stranger on the Shore - Mr. Acker Bilk
Tropic Island Hum - Paul McCartney
Siamese Island - Euroboys
Islands - The XX
Rock Island Line - Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee
Hawaii Five-O - Ventures
Island Girl - Tribal Seeds
Island In The Sun -Weezer

You should buy this music and much more by these archipelagoesque artists!

Thursday, July 22

For Lisa & friends and our colorful past

Picture Book - Kinks
Black Dog - Led Zepplin
Sweet Little Lisa - Dave Edmunds
Blue - The Jayhawks
Colleen Colleen - The Everyday Things
Deep Purple - April Stevens
Flowers on the Wall - Eric Heatherly
Green Shirt - Elvis Costello
Magenta Magenta - Soul'd Out
Negative Creep - Nirvana
Ode to Billy Joe - Bobbie Gentry
Developpe' - Cecchetti Council Of America
Baby Jean - Ronnie Hawkins & the Hawks
Yellow Moon - Neville Brothers
Orange Fire - Ventures
Pink Underwear - Marshmallow Coast
Roxanne - The Police
Red Cadillac And A Black Moustache - Bob Dylan
Turquoise - Earle Warren, Milt Buckner
Sally G. - Paul McCartney
White Flag - Dido
Wrapped In Grey - XTC

You should buy this music and much more by these colorful artists!

Thursday, March 18

Who cares what you think

Mean Man Blues -  John Brim
How Can You Be So Mean To Me? - Dale Vaughn
Mean to Me - Julie London
Mean Eyed Cat - Johnny Cash
I Didn't Mean to Be Mean - Mental as Anything
Mean Little Mama - Roy Orbison
Mean Old World - T-Bone Walker
Mean Old Wine - Billy Wright
Mean and Evil - Elmore James
Mean Woman - Roy Orbison
Mean To Me - Crowded House
Mean Woman Blues - Jerry Lee Lewis
Mean Monsoon - Dan Auerbach
Sun King/Mean Mr Mustard (Extracts) - Beatles Extractions
March Of The Meanies - YS ST