Quote of the week discussing Mr. Hugo Chavez' death:
"Mr. Ahmadinejad declared a national day of mourning for Mr. Chávez and wrote in a condolence letter to Venezuela that Mr. Chávez would be resurrected with Jesus Christ and Imam Mahdi--Shiite Islam's prophesied redeemer--to save humanity and bring justice to the world."
- Wall Street Journal, "Iran Leader Lambasted For Tribute to Chavez," Farna Fassihi, March 8, 2013
Sun 02.17.13 - I keep hearing this song on KROQ and 98.7 and laughing at the lyrics about thrift store shopping, as it has been a passion of mine on and off for 30 years now. The last 15 of those years, I have preferred a good vintage boutique or friends who have curated a collection to scouring in a big thrift shop.
But I do my best to also feed back to the system and always take my once a year closet clean out to the Salvation Army, including some of my true vintage 1940s-60s clothes, so that kids like in the above video can have some fun to find.
Feed it, back people. Did deep in your closet and give it away to a good local thrift store so nice teens and 20somethings can have a unique piece to wear.
And the song by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis with Wanz is stupidly catchy, like I wake up singing it in the middle of the night catchy...
Kevin, aka the Record Weirdo, has a great post on Albuquerque Rock City. In the piece, he mentions New Mexico's most famous band, The Fireballs, and a few of their hits including "Bulldog", of which, me being curious I needed to google it and found this YouTube song/video of rotating singles:
Geekery, robots & Patsy Cline all come together in one YouTube Video, be very afraid.
This weekend is Barflies.net's, the website, 11th Birthday.
Happy Birthday to us!
In internet years, I think that makes us about 97 years old... ;oD
Video by Ms. Jen with a Nokia N97.
Thurs 01.28.10 - This weekend is Alex's Bar's 10th Anniversary weekend, in celebration Alex and I (Ms. Jen) did the above video to cover what the article in The District did not and for Alex to extend a big Thank You to all of the folks who have made 10 Years of Alex's Bar possible.
Alex's has a great line up of shows to say 'Thank you, Long Beach, for a great decade of Alex's Bar!':
Fri, Jan 29, 2010 - Alex's Bar 10 Year Anniversary Show - The Adolescents, Riverboat Gamblers, John Doe, Blockage - $15
Sat, Jan 30, 2010 - Alex's Bar 10 Year Anniversary Show - Riverboat Gamblers, Throw Rag, Mike Watt and the Secondmen, Werewolf - $15
See you at Alex's Bar's this weekend!