Tuesday, July 29, 2014

COME PICK UP YOUR TRASH!!! NUMBER 23 HAS ARRIVED!!!

Yes kids, ISSUE #23 has arrived, fresh from the fine folks over at Charlie Chan Printing- this issue is a power packed episode full of the great things that make my mind spin- those things only myself and a handful of other crazies can comprehend all at once. Are you one of those? I feel there are more of us than the world knows, so let us unite in our aspiration to discover things that may or may not titillate your senses, shock your soul, or just plain make you giggle with delight. This particular issue comes with 2 CDs- One of my more fabulous mixes of excellent songs from punk to soul to country to glitter to cock rock, and a second CD of my own sonic works, a collection from the previous 10 years, much of which I am obnoxiously proud of. In addition, the first 10 orders will receive a free copy of the newly launched TRASH TV! A DVD of visual delights (akin to that great show NIGHTFLIGHT, from days of yore) in conjunction with the zine's theme of across the board madness. The price reflects rising postage costs, sadly- but if you request it direct from the Amoeba Music Web site, you can order it with free (only in the USA is it free shipping) shipping - at www.amoeba.com. So come on now and support some free thinking, idiosyncratic exploitation. Have some fun, you deserve it.

Friday, March 21, 2014

RECORD STORE DAY TO SEE MORE MIDDLE AGED WHITE DUDES THAN EVER BEFORE

2014's Record Store Day is set to be a record breaking event for the middle aged white man, whose disposable income has tripled in the last 5 years do to his brand new tech savvy job. Concerns and fears were raised by College students this week over being able to actually get the cool, new, limited edition 7" records from their favorite indie bands in light of this year's massive middle aged influx.

"Middle aged dudes are far more aggressive than their younger counterparts," stated Dr. Kilby Rhodes, head of psychology at USC, "They tend to get crankier more quickly, shower less,  and have an enormous sense of expectation that can be frightening." Students at UC Berkley affirm these fears. "Those middle aged white dudes are crazy, " said Sergio Pimentel, a second year Law Student. "They will do anything to get those Flaming Lips or White Stripes exclusives." Last year, a middle aged white dude bit Sergio's hand so badly he needed 32 stitches.

"We are prepared this year" said Jefferson Smith, floor manager at Amoeba Music in Hollywood, "we have plenty of floor staff scheduled to escort the bladder impaired to the rest room 6, 7, maybe 8 times with in the hour- as many of these men will no doubt fill up on coffee, beer, and soda at the restaurant next door, and then demand to use our employee bathroom because they are too drunk to remember the place they just left has a public bathroom for customer use. We are ready for all of it, though we do advise you steer clear when you see one of these middle aged white dudes  in action -between their girth, determination to fill the empty void in their souls, and general displeasure with the way the world turns, you could get seriously injured if you are caught in the cross fire" said Smith, who best handles these situations making sure his store is stocked with middle aged white man goodies to quell any disappointments. "As long as you carry tons of Wilco, Sonic Youth, and Beck records- anything the middle aged white dude cannot get exclusive to that day will be forgotten- these legacy artists are a sure fire "fix' to any middle aged crazy that may occur. 

Such things over heard from years gone by; "What do you mean you only got 5 copies?" "Oh, I'll just find it on line. Thanks for nothing." "It's a Third Man exclusive? Lame."

Record Store Day 2014 is April 19.