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

On this day, July 23rd, in 1965: Slash was born in London.
Today’s soundtrack: APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION
Today’s book club: SLASH
Today’s hat: Top
Today’s guitar duo: Slash and Bill.
Today’s ill-advised tattoos: http://tinyurl.com/3btloanhttp://tinyurl.com/kg6ga6xhttp://tinyurl.com/lfuwy6yhttp://tinyurl.com/npvs3bhhttp://tinyurl.com/kad27nvhttp://tinyurl.com/nfjm4tq
Happy birthday, Saul!

On this day, July 23rd, in 1965: Slash was born in London.

Today’s soundtrack: APPETITE FOR DESTRUCTION

Today’s book club: SLASH

Today’s hat: Top

Today’s guitar duo: Slash and Bill.

Today’s ill-advised tattoos: 
http://tinyurl.com/3btloan

http://tinyurl.com/kg6ga6x
http://tinyurl.com/lfuwy6y
http://tinyurl.com/npvs3bh
http://tinyurl.com/kad27nv
http://tinyurl.com/nfjm4tq

Happy birthday, Saul!

On this day, July 23rd, in 1954: Dr. Annie Sprinkle was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Today’s performance piece: “Public Cervix Announcement”
Today’s screening: ANNIE SPRINKLE’S HERSTORY OF PORN
Today’s quote: “I don’t think being obsessed with sex is any stranger than being obsessed with stamp collecting.”
Happy 60th, Annie!

On this day, July 23rd, in 1954: Dr. Annie Sprinkle was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Today’s performance piece: “Public Cervix Announcement”

Today’s screening: ANNIE SPRINKLE’S HERSTORY OF PORN

Today’s quote: “I don’t think being obsessed with sex is any stranger than being obsessed with stamp collecting.”

Happy 60th, Annie!

On this day, July 22nd, in 1977: Stiff Records released Elvis Costello’s MY AIM IS TRUE (SEEZ 3).
Today’s run out grooves:(A): “Elvis is King” and “Porky Prime Cut”(B): “on this side too” and “porky prime cut too”
Today’s screening: Elvis and the Attractions in Boston and Detroit:  http://tinyurl.com/oveptvg
Today’s backing band: Clover (on loan from Huey Lewis)
Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/3wzxscs
Happy 37th birthday to one of my favorite albums!

On this day, July 22nd, in 1977: Stiff Records released Elvis Costello’s MY AIM IS TRUE (SEEZ 3).

Today’s run out grooves:
(A): “Elvis is King” and “Porky Prime Cut”
(B): “on this side too” and “porky prime cut too”

Today’s screening: Elvis and the Attractions in Boston and Detroit:  http://tinyurl.com/oveptvg

Today’s backing band: Clover (on loan from Huey Lewis)

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

Happy 37th birthday to one of my favorite albums!

On this day, July 22nd, in 1941: George Clinton’s mothership dropped him on Planet Earth.
Today’s soundtrack: I believe today will be a P-funk party, which, according to legend, will not stop.
Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/3ors2w5
Happy 73rd birthday to one weird mofo.

On this day, July 22nd, in 1941: George Clinton’s mothership dropped him on Planet Earth.

Today’s soundtrack: I believe today will be a P-funk party, which, according to legend, will not stop.

Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/3ors2w5

Happy 73rd birthday to one weird mofo.

On this day, July 21st, in 1939: Kim Fowley was born in Los Angeles.Today’s soundtrack: The Hollywood Argyles’ “Alley Oop,” B. Bumble and the Stingers’s “Nut Rocker,” Cat Stevens, Blue Cheer, the Runaways, Gene Vincent, Warren Zevon, the Seeds, the Modern Lovers, the Quick, and Helen Fucking Reddy. Also, his oddball albums INTERNATIONAL HEROES, SUNSET BLVD., and THE TRIP.Today’s screening: THE MAYOR OF SUNSET STRIP and THE RUNAWAYS
Today’s book club: LORD OF GARBAGEToday’s arm candy: limo girls on the Sunset StripToday’s sighting: You can still see him in LA with a face full of make up and green hair.
Today’s quotes:"These is a very fine line between lawsuit and orgasm.""Do I believe in Christmas? No, I believe in sex.""The call me unique. Sometimes it’s freak, sometimes it’s creep, but I’m always entertaining."Happy birthday to the vampire of the Sunset Strip.

On this day, July 21st, in 1939: Kim Fowley was born in Los Angeles.

Today’s soundtrack: The Hollywood Argyles’ “Alley Oop,” B. Bumble and the Stingers’s “Nut Rocker,” Cat Stevens, Blue Cheer, the Runaways, Gene Vincent, Warren Zevon, the Seeds, the Modern Lovers, the Quick, and Helen Fucking Reddy. Also, his oddball albums INTERNATIONAL HEROES, SUNSET BLVD., and THE TRIP.

Today’s screening: THE MAYOR OF SUNSET STRIP and THE RUNAWAYS

Today’s book club: LORD OF GARBAGE

Today’s arm candy: limo girls on the Sunset Strip

Today’s sighting: You can still see him in LA with a face full of make up and green hair.

Today’s quotes:
"These is a very fine line between lawsuit and orgasm."
"Do I believe in Christmas? No, I believe in sex."
"The call me unique. Sometimes it’s freak, sometimes it’s creep, but I’m always entertaining."

Happy birthday to the vampire of the Sunset Strip.

On this day, July 20th, in 1976: Buzzcocks made their live debut supporting The Sex Pistols and Slaughter & The Dogs at The Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester.
Today’s attendees: Morrissey, Tony Wilson, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Mark E. Smith, and that ginger git, Mick Hucknall.
Today’s ticket price: £1.
Today’s soundtrack: The sound of young Manchester exploding - http://tinyurl.com/7sa8l6h
Today’s gig review: http://tinyurl.com/cjlzb79

On this day, July 20th, in 1976: Buzzcocks made their live debut supporting The Sex Pistols and Slaughter & The Dogs at The Lesser Free Trade Hall, Manchester.

Today’s attendees: Morrissey, Tony Wilson, Bernard Sumner, Peter Hook, Mark E. Smith, and that ginger git, Mick Hucknall.

Today’s ticket price: £1.

Today’s soundtrack: The sound of young Manchester exploding - http://tinyurl.com/7sa8l6h

Today’s gig review: http://tinyurl.com/cjlzb79

On this day, July 20th, in 1973: Bruce Lee died from what turned out to be an allergic reaction to a muscle relaxant, which the coroner ruled, “death by misadventure.” He was 32.
Today’s screening: FIST OF FURY, ENTER THE DRAGON, THE GREEN HORNET and of course, BATMAN.
Today’s book club: TAO OF JEET KUNE DO
Today’s arm candy: nun-chucks
Today’s quote: “Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory.”
Today’s ill-advised tattoo: http://tinyurl.com/3fpwttk

On this day, July 20th, in 1973: Bruce Lee died from what turned out to be an allergic reaction to a muscle relaxant, which the coroner ruled, “death by misadventure.” He was 32.

Today’s screening: FIST OF FURY, ENTER THE DRAGON, THE GREEN HORNET and of course, BATMAN.

Today’s book club: TAO OF JEET KUNE DO

Today’s arm candy: nun-chucks

Today’s quote: “Showing off is the fool’s idea of glory.”

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

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On this day, July 19th, in 1956: Nikki Sudden was born in London.
Today’s soundtrack: The Swell Maps, his albums with the Jacobites, and his solo stuff, especially KISS YOU KIDNAPPED CHARABANC with Roland S. Howard.
Today’s book club: THE LAST BANDIT: A ROCK ‘N’ ROLL LIFE
Today’s screening: Wim Wenders’ EGOSHOOTER and LAST TIME IN BERLIN: A NIKKI SUDDEN DOCUMENTARY
Today’s namecheck: "Then they go to Rough Trade/to buy Siouxsie and the Banshees/They heard John Peel play it/Just the other night. They’d like to buy the O Level single/or ‘Read about Seymour’/but they’re not pressed in red/so they buy The Lurkers instead” - “Part Time Punks” - Television Personalities
Today’s quotes: - “It’s okay that you haven’t heard of us, we’re just a Swell Maps ripoff.” — Bob Nastanovich (Pavement)- “Back in 1982 I came up with this chord sequence, C/G/Am/F that I thought was absolutely wonderful. I thought I must have been the first person to ever discover it. Ended up writing “Road of Broken Dreams” from it. Later I realised that the Stones had already used it (“Beast of Burden”), Bob Marley (“No Woman, No Cry”), The Only Ones (“Another Girl, Another Planet”).” - Nikki Sudden

On this day, July 19th, in 1956: Nikki Sudden was born in London.

Today’s soundtrack: The Swell Maps, his albums with the Jacobites, and his solo stuff, especially KISS YOU KIDNAPPED CHARABANC with Roland S. Howard.

Today’s book club: THE LAST BANDIT: A ROCK ‘N’ ROLL LIFE

Today’s screening: Wim Wenders’ EGOSHOOTER and LAST TIME IN BERLIN: A NIKKI SUDDEN DOCUMENTARY

Today’s namecheck: 
"Then they go to Rough Trade/to buy Siouxsie and the Banshees/They heard John Peel play it/Just the other night. 
They’d like to buy the O Level single/or ‘Read about Seymour’/but they’re not pressed in red/so they buy The Lurkers instead” - “Part Time Punks” - Television Personalities

Today’s quotes:
- “It’s okay that you haven’t heard of us, we’re just a Swell Maps ripoff.” — Bob Nastanovich (Pavement)
- “Back in 1982 I came up with this chord sequence, C/G/Am/F that I thought was absolutely wonderful. I thought I must have been the first person to ever discover it. Ended up writing “Road of Broken Dreams” from it. Later I realised that the Stones had already used it (“Beast of Burden”), Bob Marley (“No Woman, No Cry”), The Only Ones (“Another Girl, Another Planet”).” - Nikki Sudden