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A dual-state post of more musical mayhem from the past! Please
Tell it like it is? OK, THERE IS NO GOD!
Halloween idea: buy up a huge pile of these creepy knick-knacks from your local thrift store and pile them around your front door on October 31st. You will either delight trick-or-treaters or scar them for life. You're welcome in advance, and please to enjoy!!
A lovely day out yesterday with our visitors from Florida to a
couple of Seattle landmarks: the epicenter of all things goofy,
Archie McPhee, and
the very unique Gas
Works Park. Here are a few photos because, fun. Please to
Ah, we wait impatiently through the grey and gloomy fog and rain months for days like last Sunday in Seattle: a perfect summer afternoon with blue, sunny skies in a lush green city park, an ideal setting for Vibrations 2014. This one-day music and art festival, now in its third year,… Read full post »
Have you made a record yet? What?? Why not?!? 'CAUSE EVERYONE
ELSE HAS! Or at least you would surmise so by perusing the vinyl
bins at the thrift stores. Here are some examples of "everyone
else," and please to enjoy!!
The best you can be, apparently, involves trying to rescue a child… Read full post »
After the clusterbang that will be climate change and nuclear holocaust and whatever else nasty we've chosen to inflict upon this fine Earth, all that will be left will be roaches, Rush Limbaugh, and massive piles of curios and knick-knacks.Of course, I won't be around to see this p…
Six things I've learned about people from rummaging through the
old record bins at thrift stores:
1. Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand, people are dumping your entire recorded works in every thrift store I've been at all over the nation. Sorry.
2. Local religious records are not popular.
3. Nor are reco… Read full post »
When I found out several months ago that THIS show was coming to Neumos...
Q: What is more fun than seeing a superb live triple bill at a sweaty Belltown club on a lovely July evening?
1. Staying at home and watching a rerun of "Dance Moms" while clucking your tongue.
2. Organizing your pencils and pens by height and color.
3. Drinking craft beer at the… Read full post »
Isn't about time YOU made yourself a record? I'm serious! Clearly, if you peruse this post and the many other thrift store record posts I have made, you may correctly surmise that ANYONE can make one! Go ahead! Haul out your powder-blue leisure suit and a slide whistle and do your… Read full post »
Here's the question I have in my mind today: did ancient peoples have knick-knacks? You know what I mean...like, did The McHuttersons collect turtle shells to display or did the Swampsteins paint rocks to look like big-eyed wild boar with stain made from berries? I don't think I have to even… Read full post »
OK, so "Hey Joe" is already one of my fave rave songs of the 1960s, so I'm up for hearing any version of it I can get my hands on, yeah? This week in my thrift store runs I came across drummer Sandy Nelson's "Superdrums!" LP from 1966 and put it… Read full post »
It was a gorgeous summer day yesterday in the Pacific Northwest, and we found ourselves at the very unique and cool Gas Works Park in Seattle: From the park website:
This 20 acre point on Lake Union was cleared in 1906 to construct a plant to manufacture gas from coal -… Read full post »
Tomorrow, June 21st, the inimitable Ray Davies turns 70 years old. I'm very comfortable with calling him "inimitable," having suffered through many possibly well-meaning attempts by other musicians over the last 50 years or so to jack his style. Writing a pseudo-nostalgic tune about blueberry scones… Read full post »
HOO-EEE! Das rite, you read it co-rek-lee...it's a
MEGA-BLOWOUT SUPER POST of dusty old donations from our musical
past! CAN YOU DIG IT??? I KNOW THAT YOU CAN! Please to enjoy!!
Do you need to really annoy someone? Put this on at home but use a garden hose. Inside the house, of… Read full post »
I find the sun to warm me
Bleach away the pain
The unfairness of it!
A perfect couple pulled apart
Sweat and tears, salt in my eyes
She is gone.
I look up
There is no Big Guy there for me
But there is something, a presence
So many hearts connected
Love and grief…
Hello, Fellow Fans of Found Foolishness! A couple weekends ago,
I made it to THREE YES THREE Value Village thrift stores here on
Seattle's Eastside, and collected some images from the rows and
rows of tchotchkes for you. Ponder them in good health, and please
UH OH. TROUBLE.
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