Marianne Spellman

Marianne Spellman
Location
Seattle-ish, Washington,
Birthday
April 06
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Pop culture, progressive politics, weird family life, music, photography, humor, the world outside delivered daily. Like sands through the hourglass, this is the feed from popthomology.com.

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I couldn't be happier to tell you how I spent the very first day of 2014, which was creating and editing this found footage video for the Marquis Himself: multi-talented actor, musician, and all-around bon vivant Michael Des Barres! The song, written, arranged, and produced by De Barres and/… Read full post »

My pal Deb and I made a run up to lovely Edmonds, Washington to visit a couple of sweet thrifters in the last hours of 2013. Not ONLY did I get a new puffy winter jacket for ten bucks, GUESS WHAT? There were MORE weird record albums to find! Oh, The…

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Sometimes the thought comes to me as I am scouring the vinyl LP bins at thrift stores: Man, people are WEIRD. People and their music and sense of art design and just...everything. Of course, that all makes people AWESOME. Here's some more eyebrow-raisers for ya -- please to enjoy!

The record everyone…

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Every day at the thrift store brings new and different wonders. Today, the ceramic creatures were freaking me out...but you'll have to scroll to the bottom to see what topped them. Please to enjoy!

Owl and Jesus are totally not getting along these days.


Aw, damn. Global warming?



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Last year, I made a bit of a resolution: I was not going to photograph any concerts that I didn't really want to photograph. That was not quite the no-brainer choice that it might seem to be. I do really love shooting live music, and every opportunity to do so (and there are/… Read full post »

DECEMBER 24, 2013 11:27PM

24 VINTAGE CHRISTMAS CIGARETTE ADS!

Yes, nothing says "happy holidays" more than the gift of a carton of cigarettes! The smell of mentholated smoke just beckons ol' Santa to slide down the chimney! I think back in the early '60s we kids may have wrapped up a carton of Salems for my dad, which now seems…

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I needed to get OUT OF THE HOUSE for awhile this evening, so made a late jaunt to the thrifters, as I find this a supremely relaxing activity. Both stores were quiet, save for the one guy who was meticulously testing every single preset sound on an Yamaha keyboard. NERT NERT…

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I had to put some serious thought into my end-of-year music list this time, sorting through all the superb musical offerings of 2013. This is harder than it seems, because there is some amount of pressure to include the work of all the cool artists I have met and am friendly…

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DECEMBER 19, 2013 12:13AM

I MADE YOU TEN MORE CHRISTMAS CARDS (2013)

DECEMBER 16, 2013 4:17PM

NEW WIMPS SPINNING ON SPIN MAGAZINE!

Oh boy! I'm excited to tell you to GO ELSEWHERE! Just get RIGHT OFF MY SITE RIGHT NOW and click THIS HERE LINK RIGHT HERE to go to Spin to hear a brand-spanking new song from our musical punky Seattle pals, wimps! "Distraction" is featured on their new EP "Party At The… Read full post »

DECEMBER 16, 2013 1:44AM

RED SOVINE: MY KING OF CHRISTMAS PATHOS!

In the midst of my usual All That Is December Stressfest, I know it is important to make a little time to enjoy myself. My favorite thing to do to counteract the onslaught of Christmas store emails, blaring commercials with jingle bells, and paper cuts on my fingers from wrapping presents…

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In my house, the Opening of the Stockings traditionally takes place first thing Christmas morning, and their heavy bounty from Santa is enjoyed by all. Toys, candy, socks, soap, novelties...you never know what's gonna be in there, which makes it fun. But there is a part of me that misses the…

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DECEMBER 13, 2013 3:14AM

I MADE YOU SOME CHRISTMAS CARDS (2013)

Every year, it's the same sad story.

I wait too long to get my Christmas presents purchased, wrapped, and boxed up, and I find myself with only a few scant shipping days to spare at my local post office. When I arrive, the line is out the door, everyone is grumpy and…

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DECEMBER 10, 2013 12:42AM

FIVE INCREDIBLY LAZY HOLIDAY GIFT TREATS!

Back in the era when I made a sincere-if-ultimately-misguided attempt at Classical Suburban Mom Domesticity, I got into Holiday Gift Treat Making. Each year, I would try to make something new, or would combine tried-and-true favorites in a cavalcade of Christmas food overload, all tied up in bows and…

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In the midst of the annual holiday craptacular, I took a stress break and spent a few minutes over at the thrift store, in search of something to amuse and, thereby, soothe me. Laughter is the best medicine, so HO HO HO DAMMIT! Please to enjoy!

HOLY CRAP! AAH! GET IT AWAY…

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If ever there was a time to underline the fact that society has TOPPED OUT on crap to make and sell, it's Christmas. What a world! If there's some new GEEGAW or CONTRAPTION to sell to suckers with cash to burn (and certainly to hundreds of millions of people that really…

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HURRY!!!!!!











You wouldn't think my hearing would be any good at all at this point in my life, considering my decades of exposure to very loud music, but it's good enough to overhear all kinds of fabulous public conversations! Now before you brand me a No-Good Privacy Stalker, I will in my…

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NOVEMBER 28, 2013 2:01AM

MINI VALUE VILLAGE WEIRD STUFF ROUND-UP!

I hope you are all enjoying the first night of Thanksgivukkah, or Hanugiving, or Eating Stuff x ∞. Today, I bring to you a few more odd thrift store items that, if you are very very very very very good, might be headed your way 'round December 25th. Or very very…

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There are some musicians that just cannot be mimicked without making yourself look like a bucktoothed, daisy-wearing jackass in the process. I try to get in the head space, for instance, of those middle-aged men who find it their calling in life to get on a stage and ape the voice… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 23, 2013 10:41PM

THE LAZIEST THANKSGIVING MENU EVER!

Are you like me, friend? Are you already totally burnt-out and SO VERY OVER the holidays? Are you dreading the hundreds of cheerful and savior-like human interactions that you will be faced with in the next month or so? Is their nothing left in your decorative gourd of a skull to…

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NOVEMBER 22, 2013 4:37AM

NOVEMBER, 1963

The life of a young child is shaped by the comfort of routines -- the growing understanding that when the sun comes up each morning you will be greeted with your mother's kind smile and a warm breakfast, you will play, eat, rest, rock in a chair, pet the dog play…

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