Monday, November 26, 2012

Monday Tuneage

The Originator recorded it in 1955. The Yardbirds...they done it and The Sonics...they done it but my new manic favorite version comes courtesy of The Litter because my vinyl copy of Distortions showed up last week.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Something Wicked...

Where to begin...?

The below shots were taken in my new Fortress of Solitude.

A little Gansett. Some tunes on the turntable and a clean-up of the Mini Zombie beyond the normal gnarly wax removal. Prep for the new owner. Why? Why would I part with the fantastic MZ? Well, something wicked this way comes, courtesy of Brian Hilbers and I had to fund it somehow. I'll call it...evolution of where I'm headed.

In the meantime, my Mayo is in the shop getting some dings sealed up and also potentially on the way to the gent that bought my MZ. See above. I'm just waiting on the call from Pilgrim.

Have I been boardless? Nay. My homeboy Tony blessed me with a loaner from his collection, an 8' 4" Rusty egg. The rails aren't exactly my steeze(70/30 Me nah like da downrail stylee) but it was able enough in the waist to chest stuff I was out in yesterday. Still and all...I'm fiending to get the new sleds in the water.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Norton Needs Help!

Ironic that in my last post, I mentioned that I had just ordered a copy of the Pretty Things first album from Norton Records...and then Sandy touched down. A day or two after the storm and I came across the news that Norton got hit...hard. Their warehouse took some serious damage and their loss has been heavy.

Here is the story:

I didn't know that my order would even go through after what happened and lo and behold, it was waiting for me when I got home yesterday. Considering what they're dealing with down there, I consider that an amazing feat and one that amply demonstrates their loyalty to their customer base.

I'm a bit far away, otherwise I would definitely volunteer my time to help this amazing label out. As it stands, I'm doing what I can by getting the news out and then ponying up a small donation.

If you can help out in any it!