I wanted to fire a quick shout-out and recommendation for Danna Bananas, an online novelty gift shop that serves up nutty gift ideas and delivers with prompt and invariably fun service. I’ll admit I’m biased here, but knowing Danna the past few years just solidifies my conviction that there is nobody on the planet who […]Read more "Wacky holiday shopping made easy…"
Regular readers of this weblog are undoubtedly tired of my repeated references to WFMU, but the station remains my most vital cultural touchstone (they run one of my favorite weblogs too). The station (freeform legends since the 1960’s) is a model of how to adapt and thrive in the web era. Every show is archived, […]Read more "Coolest fundraiser imaginable"
Some days I can’t believe the stuff I get through my aggregator. Over on WFMU’s Beware of the Blog Station Manager Ken Freedman has posted the entire contents of an amazing artifact: In 1966, a toy company in Newark, New Jersey released a children’s record called Batman and Robin to cash in on the popular […]Read more "Sun Ra and The Blues Project Do Batman and Robin!"
On most of the 365 days he has enjoyed at his secluded ranch here, President Bush’s idea of paradise is to hop in his white Ford pickup truck in jeans and work boots, drive to a stand of cedars, and whack the trees to the ground. If the soil is moist enough, he will light […]Read more "Manly relaxation"
Herb Tarlek is still ready to sell, but only to the Rheostatics. “Frank Bonner appears as his character, Herb Tarlek, from the sit-com WKRP in Cincinatti that ran from 1978 to 1982. Mr. Bonner apparently gets similar requests all the time and, for the most part, refuses but when he played the Rheos’ track for […]Read more "Special guest post – Rheostatics do the Tarlek"