On this day, July 30th, in 1958: Kate Bush was born in Kent, England.
Today’s soundtrack: HOUNDS OF LOVE on pink vinyl
Today’s screening: THE KATE BUSH CHRISTMAS SPECIAL from 1979
Today’s quote: “My first TOP OF THE POPS, I didn’t want to do. I was terrified. I’d never done television before. Seeing the video afterwards was like watching myself die. http://tinyurl.com/c4bagk8
Today’s animated gif repository: http://tinyurl.com/l6yv337
Today’s jealousy: Anyone who will be seeing her in London.
Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/3p9pono
Happy 56th birthday, Kate!

On this day, July 30th, in 1958: Kate Bush was born in Kent, England.

Today’s soundtrack: HOUNDS OF LOVE on pink vinyl

Today’s screening: THE KATE BUSH CHRISTMAS SPECIAL from 1979

Today’s quote: “My first TOP OF THE POPS, I didn’t want to do. I was terrified. I’d never done television before. Seeing the video afterwards was like watching myself die. http://tinyurl.com/c4bagk8

Today’s animated gif repository: http://tinyurl.com/l6yv337

Today’s jealousy: Anyone who will be seeing her in London.

Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/3p9pono

Happy 56th birthday, Kate!

On this day, July 29th, in 1933: Captain Lou Albano was born in Rome, Italy.
Today’s soundtrack: NRBQ’s “Captain Lou”
Today’s screening: MIAMI VICE, WISE GUYS, and THE SUPER MARIO BROS. SUPER SHOW
Today’s book club: OFTEN IMITATED, NEVER DUPLICATED and THE COMPLETE IDIOT’S GUIDE TO PRO-WRESTLING
Today’s imaginary father/daughter dream team: Cyndi and Lou
Today’s action figure: http://tinyurl.com/3zbmat8
Today’s big thrill: Getting to meet and chat with Cap’t Lou at NRBQ’s 35th anniversary show

On this day, July 29th, in 1933: Captain Lou Albano was born in Rome, Italy.

Today’s soundtrack: NRBQ’s “Captain Lou”

Today’s screening: MIAMI VICE, WISE GUYS, and THE SUPER MARIO BROS. SUPER SHOW

Today’s book club: OFTEN IMITATED, NEVER DUPLICATED and THE COMPLETE IDIOT’S GUIDE TO PRO-WRESTLING

Today’s imaginary father/daughter dream team: Cyndi and Lou

Today’s action figure: http://tinyurl.com/3zbmat8

Today’s big thrill: Getting to meet and chat with Cap’t Lou at NRBQ’s 35th anniversary show

On this day, July 28th, in 1948: Gerald Casale, the Chief Strategist of Devo, was born.
Today’s soundtrack: Q: ARE WE NOT MEN? A: WE ARE DEVO
Today’s screening: THE COMPLETE TRUTH ABOUT DE-EVOLOTION
Today’s hat: red energy dome
Today’s quote: “Devo is a musical laxative for a constipated society”
Today’s alter ego: Jihad Jerry & the Evildoers
Today’s insane collection of Devo tattoos: http://tinyurl.com/3km54b4

On this day, July 28th, in 1948: Gerald Casale, the Chief Strategist of Devo, was born.

Today’s soundtrack: Q: ARE WE NOT MEN? A: WE ARE DEVO

Today’s screening: THE COMPLETE TRUTH ABOUT DE-EVOLOTION

Today’s hat: red energy dome

Today’s quote: “Devo is a musical laxative for a constipated society”

Today’s alter ego: Jihad Jerry & the Evildoers

Today’s insane collection of Devo tattoos: http://tinyurl.com/3km54b4

On this day, July 27th, in 1988: Dr. Frank Zamboni died of cardiac arrest, he was 87.
Today’s ice resurfacer: I’m going to go with the Zamboni 560AC, the top of the line ice resurfacer. 
Today’s soundtrack: The Zambonis and Martin Zellar and the Gear Daddies’ “I Want to Drive a Zamboni”
Today’s drink: Molson Extra Old Stock
January 13, 2013’s Google Doodle: http://tinyurl.com/bfpahpc
Today’s quote: “The principle product you have to sell is the ice itself.”
Today’s well-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/kzpwlrp
Zamboni, nothing else is even close.

On this day, July 27th, in 1988: Dr. Frank Zamboni died of cardiac arrest, he was 87.

Today’s ice resurfacer: I’m going to go with the Zamboni 560AC, the top of the line ice resurfacer. 

Today’s soundtrack: The Zambonis and Martin Zellar and the Gear Daddies’ “I Want to Drive a Zamboni”

Today’s drink: Molson Extra Old Stock

January 13, 2013’s Google Doodle: http://tinyurl.com/bfpahpc

Today’s quote: “The principle product you have to sell is the ice itself.”

Today’s well-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/kzpwlrp

Zamboni, nothing else is even close.

On this day, July 26th, in 1928: Stanley Kubrick was born in Manhattan.
Today’s screening: For me, I’ll start with KILLER’S KISS and end with EYES WIDE SHUT and go non-stop between. Then, throw in the fascinating STANLEY KUBRICK’S BOXES.
Today’s book club: THE STANLEY KUBRICK ARCHIVES, first editions with 12 frames of the original print of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY.
Today’s quote:Editor: “You know, Stanley, you can’t polish a turd.”Stanley: “You can if you freeze it. I need a new editor.”
Today’s ill-advised tattoos:http://tinyurl.com/bvxpxlp,http://tinyurl.com/cmedqk6,http://tinyurl.com/d5enp7q

On this day, July 26th, in 1928: Stanley Kubrick was born in Manhattan.

Today’s screening: For me, I’ll start with KILLER’S KISS and end with EYES WIDE SHUT and go non-stop between. Then, throw in the fascinating STANLEY KUBRICK’S BOXES.

Today’s book club: THE STANLEY KUBRICK ARCHIVES, first editions with 12 frames of the original print of 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY.

Today’s quote:
Editor: “You know, Stanley, you can’t polish a turd.”
Stanley: “You can if you freeze it. I need a new editor.”

Today’s ill-advised tattoos:
http://tinyurl.com/bvxpxlp,
http://tinyurl.com/cmedqk6,
http://tinyurl.com/d5enp7q

On this day, July 26th, in 1992: Miss Mary Wells, the Queen of Motown, died of complications from pneumonia. She was 49.
Today’s soundtrack: All those Smokey Robinson produced hits, “The One Who Really Loves You,” “Bye Bye Baby,” “You Beat Me to the Punch,” “Two Lovers,” “My Guy”…
You really can’t go wrong with Smokey producing, Mary singing, and the Funk Brothers holding the back end.
It’s time for Mary Wells to be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Her exclusion is criminal.
Today’s arm candy: The Fab Four.

On this day, July 26th, in 1992: Miss Mary Wells, the Queen of Motown, died of complications from pneumonia. She was 49.

Today’s soundtrack: All those Smokey Robinson produced hits, “The One Who Really Loves You,” “Bye Bye Baby,” “You Beat Me to the Punch,” “Two Lovers,” “My Guy”…

You really can’t go wrong with Smokey producing, Mary singing, and the Funk Brothers holding the back end.

It’s time for Mary Wells to be in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Her exclusion is criminal.

Today’s arm candy: The Fab Four.

On this day, July 26th, in 1938: Miss Darlene Love was born in Hawthorne, California.
Today’s soundtrack: “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home),” “He’s a Rebel,” “He’s Sure The Boy I Love,” and “Da Doo Ron Ron.” I could listen to her voice all day.
Today’s screening: All four LETHAL WEAPON movies, TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM, HAIRSPRAY, and since 1986, the final show of LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN before the Christmas break, singing “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).”
Today’s arm candy: Jack Nitzsche and Phil Spector. Recording session for A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR YOU FROM PHILLES RECORDS

On this day, July 26th, in 1938: Miss Darlene Love was born in Hawthorne, California.

Today’s soundtrack: “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home),” “He’s a Rebel,” “He’s Sure The Boy I Love,” and “Da Doo Ron Ron.” I could listen to her voice all day.

Today’s screening: All four LETHAL WEAPON movies, TWENTY FEET FROM STARDOM, HAIRSPRAY, and since 1986, the final show of LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN before the Christmas break, singing “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).”

Today’s arm candy: Jack Nitzsche and Phil Spector. Recording session for A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR YOU FROM PHILLES RECORDS

On this day, July 25th, in 1958: Thurston Moore was born in Florida but raised in Bethel, CT, next door to my sister’s house.
Today’s soundtrack: Sonic Youth, early Branca, and Chelsea Light Moving.
Today’s musical instrument: a heavily modified Jazzmaster with a drum stick jammed into the strings.
Today’s graffiti: “Sonic Youth is neither”
Today’s quote: “Kids think of us as being totally over the hill.”
Today’s tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/lxtaqga

On this day, July 25th, in 1958: Thurston Moore was born in Florida but raised in Bethel, CT, next door to my sister’s house.

Today’s soundtrack: Sonic Youth, early Branca, and Chelsea Light Moving.

Today’s musical instrument: a heavily modified Jazzmaster with a drum stick jammed into the strings.

Today’s graffiti: “Sonic Youth is neither”

Today’s quote: “Kids think of us as being totally over the hill.”

Today’s tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/lxtaqga

On this day, July 24th, in 1980: Peter Sellers died of a heart attack; he was 54.
Today’s screening: The Goon Squad, LOLITA, DR. STRANGELOVE…, THE PINK PANTHER, WHAT’S NEW PUSSYCAT, BEING THERE, I LOVE YOU, ALICE B. TOKLAS, and the list goes on and on and on.
Today’s soundtrack: “Goodness Gracious Me” and “A Hard Day’s Night”
Today’s quote: “If you ask me to play myself, I will not know what to do. I do not know who or what I am. There is no me. I do not exist. There used to be a me but I had it surgically removed.” - Sellers, to Kermit the Frog
Today’s photo: “Peter Sellers at Home, 1973” © Allan Warren
Today’s spite: Sellers left each of his children £800 in his will.
Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/3f3d9ez
Genius genius genius. 

On this day, July 24th, in 1980: Peter Sellers died of a heart attack; he was 54.

Today’s screening: The Goon Squad, LOLITA, DR. STRANGELOVE…, THE PINK PANTHER, WHAT’S NEW PUSSYCAT, BEING THERE, I LOVE YOU, ALICE B. TOKLAS, and the list goes on and on and on.

Today’s soundtrack: “Goodness Gracious Me” and “A Hard Day’s Night”

Today’s quote: “If you ask me to play myself, I will not know what to do. I do not know who or what I am. There is no me. I do not exist. There used to be a me but I had it surgically removed.” - Sellers, to Kermit the Frog

Today’s photo: “Peter Sellers at Home, 1973” © Allan Warren

Today’s spite: Sellers left each of his children £800 in his will.

Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/3f3d9ez

Genius genius genius. 

On this day, July 23rd, in 2011: Amy Winehouse died at the age of 27. The coroner ruled it “death by misadventure.”
Today’s soundtrack: FRANK and BACK TO BLACK
Today’s quote: “My justification is that most people my age spend a lot of time thinking about what they’re going to do for the next five or ten years. The time they spend thinking about their life, I just spend drinking.”
Today’s ill-advised tattoos: http://tinyurl.com/lv3lavrhttp://tinyurl.com/9d3xry4http://tinyurl.com/lsz6lqzhttp://tinyurl.com/ngyy9nyhttp://tinyurl.com/mcbjcczhttp://tinyurl.com/mcdbo4khttp://tinyurl.com/lnc3mj6http://tinyurl.com/kyjrgf8http://tinyurl.com/pan98q5

On this day, July 23rd, in 2011: Amy Winehouse died at the age of 27. The coroner ruled it “death by misadventure.”

Today’s soundtrack: FRANK and BACK TO BLACK

Today’s quote: “My justification is that most people my age spend a lot of time thinking about what they’re going to do for the next five or ten years. The time they spend thinking about their life, I just spend drinking.”

Today’s ill-advised tattoos: 
http://tinyurl.com/lv3lavr
http://tinyurl.com/9d3xry4
http://tinyurl.com/lsz6lqz
http://tinyurl.com/ngyy9ny
http://tinyurl.com/mcbjccz
http://tinyurl.com/mcdbo4k
http://tinyurl.com/lnc3mj6
http://tinyurl.com/kyjrgf8
http://tinyurl.com/pan98q5