Archive for August, 2009

SnagFilms Does It Again: PresentingThe Gits

Posted in Music on August 29, 2009 by johnbuckley100

The Gits

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Fleshtones At 930

Posted in Music with tags on August 29, 2009 by johnbuckley100

We’re playing catchup, as the whole gang at Tulip Frenzy world HQ was given permission to go on their annual vacations.  However, on August 14th, the Fleshtones made a rare, rare, altogether too rare stop at Washington’s 930 Club, and they turned thee place upside down, inside out, and over the top.  Bringing “Hitsburg USA” to the capital o’ the USA was cool enough, but then there was the set.  Keith jumped down onto the packed floor and kicked his way through “Theme From The Vindicators,” and all the kids did the Gentleman’s Twist.  Peter Zaremba was resplendent in his sequined duds, kicking off with “Hard Lovin’ Man,”  and Bill Milhizer thundered like a one-man construction site. But the highlight of the show may have been when Kim Kane of D.C. legends The Slickee Boys took Keith’s axe and Ken Fox lifted some talented young kid up from out of the audience to play the bass for 1:30 of pure Powerstance rock.  Who was that kid?  Give him a contract!  And bring the greatest rock’n’roll band in America back, puh-leeeze.

The Most Beautiful Place In The World, August Division

Posted in Uncategorized on August 29, 2009 by johnbuckley100

Leica M8.  For a slideshow you’ll enjoy click on the link below the photo.

(1 of 1)Jackson/Yellowstone

Pynchon Confirmed

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on August 11, 2009 by johnbuckley100

Yes, well, you, uh, read it here first:

Thomas Pynchon Revealed, Sez WSJ

For Those Who’ve Fallen for Pynchon’s Inherent Vice

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on August 10, 2009 by johnbuckley100

The Long Goodbye

This is the movie for you… Elliot Gould as Philip Marlowe, filmed by Robert Altman in 1973.  The Henry Gibson character seems perfect for the “laughing academy” head in Inherent Vice.

Did we mention it is the #1 all-time movie here at Tulip Frenzy World HQ?

Blur : Midlife

Posted in Music with tags , on August 9, 2009 by johnbuckley100

There aren’t that many guitarists who qualify as geniuses, but Graham Coxon is one. When it came time for someone to put together a really intelligent Blur collection, lo and behold, it’s almost like they had showcasing Coxon in mind.  Granted, hard to do a Blur collection and avoid the guitarist, but thank Heaven whoever was in charge of this had the right sensibiity.  What a great band.

This Really Is Thomas Pynchon

Posted in Music on August 9, 2009 by johnbuckley100

Confirmed by an unimpeachable source.  Yeah, it’s him.

(And go ahead, read the book. Seriously, if you’ve ever been tempted to read Pynchon, but been intimidated because, after all, the guy knows everything about rocketry, astronomy, the history of World War II, the labor movement in Colorado mines circa 1900, how Mason and Dixon came to America, how Werner Von Braun came to America, alligators in the New York sewer system, what Ben Franklin smoked, how the Dutch invented ketchup, what song was on the BBC at 11:00 p.m. the night the first V2 rocket landed, the murder of Herero tribesmen in 1904, precisely where the woodbine twineth, which dogs really can talk, how a harmonica ended up going down a toilet in the US and ended up in London, how airships can travel underwater, which surf music bands from 1968 were best,etc. then this is the best introduction: a straightforward detective novel with a hippie Philip Marlowe.  A-and it’s so much fun…)

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