Desert Island Discs: British Invasion Edition

Saturday, July 10, 2021

In the pre-iPod/iPhone/streaming era, there used to be a program called Desert Island Discs, where the famous guest would pick 10 discs to take to their...

Top 10 Power Pop Albums of All Time

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Sure there’s lots of wonderful Power Pop songs you can make a mixtape out of, but do you ever long for a full album of Power Pop goodness by a group/artist?...

Jim Crow Joe confirms White Supremacy is Bipartisan, and sets in motion the end of American Democracy

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Senator Joe Manchin (Asshole-WV), in an op-ed column today, stated that he will vote against Senate Bill 1, the For The People voting rights act, and...

Top 10 Power Pop Songs of All Time

Saturday, May 8, 2021

Here’s my list of the greatest Power Pop songs of all time. The only arbitrary criteria for inclusion (or exclusion) was the song couldn’t be from my...

Killing The Filibuster: Joe Manchin must be persuaded or punished

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

I’ve seen lots of Democrats and progressives exclaiming “Gee, guys, let’s win BIG! BIG! BIG! In 2022! Then we can pass what ever we want!” 
That...

Books I read in 2020:

Saturday, January 9, 2021

I haven’t been much of a novel reader since I got out of college, my attention span suited more to newspapers, and now, blogs and internet forums. When...

"Democracy is the greatest threat to White Supremacy"

Saturday, January 9, 2021

“Democracy is the greatest threat to white supremacy.”In case you missed me on @TheBeatWithAri @AriMelber @MSNBC earlier with @hmcghee and @MichaelSteelepic.twitter.com/BI0nXxGqgs

My Favorite Albums of 2020:

Friday, January 1, 2021

(in no particular order)
Bobbie Gentry - The Delta Sweete; reissue of the 1968 Country-Folk-Pop concept LP
Various Artists - Girls Go Power...

My Favorite Christmas Albums

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Below is a list of my favorite Christmas Albums; although there are many excellent various artist compliations out there (especially on the Rhino and...

Hitmaking Humbugs: Recording stars (1950-2000) who never made a Christmas record

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

I collect Christmas records. I have in my collection, hundereds of discs, containing Christmas recordings by probably over a thousand artists. In my...

December 8, 1980: Where were you?

Monday, December 7, 2020

Where were you 40 years ago when you heard John Lennon had been murdered? Hard to believe that four decades have passed since that night...
My memory...

Save The Country: VOTE!

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Dear President SuperSpreader:

Monday, October 5, 2020

We all shine on...

Dear President Mengele:

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Forced sterilization, such as that alleged at two ICE detention centers in Georgia and Nebraska, is a form of genocide.
President Biden must appoint...

Review: Girls Go Power Pop! (Big Beat comp CD)

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Power Pop fans rejoice! Beat Beat has just released a new compilation, Girls Go Power Pop! The disc is a companion to last year’s Come On Let’s Go!,...

Review: Temsecal Telegraph by The Corner Laughers

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Temsecal Telegraph is the latest album from the Corner Laughers, an SF Bay Area group that’s been around for at least a decade if not longer. Fronted...

The Negligent Genocide of Donald Trump

Thursday, September 10, 2020

According to reporting by the Washington Post, sourced to taped conversations between Donald Trump and Bob Woodward, Trump was aware of how deadly the...

Happy Labour/Labor Day!

Monday, September 7, 2020

Happy Labour/Labor Day!
Here are a couple of my favorite Labor Day songs:
The Great Billy Bragg:


Old Crow Medicine Show with...

Stochastic Terrorism

Saturday, September 5, 2020

So, Stochastic Terrorism is a thing these days.

The Wannsee Conference: 2018 Version

Thursday, August 27, 2020

According to reporting sourced to two people who were present, in May 2018, The 11 top senior officials of the Trump administration were gathered in...

Mrs. Thingy's Dream #1: Soup with The Beatles

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

As told to me by Mrs. Thingy:
“ We went to see the Beatles play at a small venue. I made them all cards with some small gifts, including a hard...

Review: Go Go Mania Bluray

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Kino Lorber has released on bluray/DVD, for the first time ever, the 1965 musical feature, GO GO Mania (aka Pop Gear in the UK).  I imagine this film,...

Welcome!

Sunday, August 9, 2020

Welcome to my blog!
I’ll be posting about News, politics, current events, music, movies, pop culture, and whatever strikes my fancy. Looking forward...

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