Sunday, November 23, 2014

'Skuze me, but I think I just had an "experience" all over the shag carpeting....

Saturday, November 22, 2014

What Becomes Of The Broken Hearted?

Jimmy Ruffin...the little brother of David Ruffin of the Temptations recorded this song that was rejected by The Spinners and in the process gave MoTown one of it's most grand and eloquent moments. A piece of music that by any commercial gauge of what popular music was, would have been ignored and labeled as depressing. But instead, it became a classic that had a 10 year reign on the charts. The soundtrack of the tortured era it was born in. A song that seems as if it was written by Smokey Robinson after being locked in a basement and forced to read T.S. Eliot.
Of course it didn't hurt that MoTown had the benefit of The Detroit Symphony Orchestra's String Section as session musicians!
Jimmy Ruffin
May 7, 1939 / November 17, 2014

Friday, November 21, 2014

When It Blows, Its Stacks....

I once knew a woman who was OCD when it came to sex. She had to be banged very specifically. On first dates she’d give prospective mates the handbook. A beautiful leather-bound book. Over 700 pages long, full of explicit illustrations. That’s actually how I met her. We dated. I was totally into it. I mean, what a wonderful strange mind. I’m totally into weirdos, as long as they aren’t serious weirdos. Serious weirdos are the worst. Too serious about everything.

Anyway, I tried my damnedest to perform the complicated mating ritual and I’d failed her by page three. A lot of other people tried too. No one passed. Eventually all of us failures formed a big club. After a while, our club got too big and we got into boring philosophical arguments about the nature of fucking and etc. We split up into what are now the major religions of planet Earth.

I’ll be interested when someone figures out the right way to fuck the divine goddess. The legend states that when she comes her scream will eradicate reality in its entirety. I’m dying to know what happens after that.

Monday, November 17, 2014

The Sillies

I just had to post this. Detroit punk rock from 1980! The Sillies featuring two MC5 members! ... An old friend and hero, Wayne Kramer on guitar ... Dennis "Machine Gun" Thompson on drums.Visit:
This little fish lives deep down in the ocean and spits that little glob of bio luminescent liquid to momentarily distract predators and escape being eaten.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

When Are You Comin' Home?

Slow Joe, 71, born in 1943, from Bombay is an up and coming rock star with his incredible band, The Ginger Accident. He met the guitarist, Cedric de La Chapelle on the beach in Goa. Slow Joe is a true survivor, he lived for years as a practically homeless con man/tour guide/street musician of sorts on the beach making a few rupees a day.  Slow Joe approached Cedric and tried to pick up his girlfriend.  Something clicked and together, they are doing something totally unique. A fusion of poetry, performance art, rock and Bollywood pop! Slow Joe is the catalyst for this fusion.
This was from their last record, Sunnyside Up. There is a new album, just released called Lost For Love. I heard a live concert on French radio last month and was totally intrigued. Check out his facebook page!
Damn! It's not just about bonking as many babes as you want?
Mormonism, the ultimate Pyramid scam!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

The experiment was a success—though it appears irreversible. I’m afraid this will be my last entry…

The Little Girl In The Painting

54 years ago today, Ruby Bridges went to school.

The Scientist of The Day!

Nicolas Desmarest, a French geologist and cartographer, was born Sep. 16, 1725. When Desmarest began his work, it was thought that basalt formations, such as the Giant’s Causeway in Ireland, were some sort of sedimentary deposits. In 1763, Desmarest began mapping the Auvergne region of central France, which contains most of that country’s mountains. He noticed that the mountains were not at all like the Alps, but had the shapes and features of volcanoes, even though no active eruptions had ever been recorded in France. And he found basalt formations everywhere, the source of which he was able to trace to the volcano-like craters.
In 1771, Desmarest presented a geological map of the Auvergne region to the Paris Academy of Sciences, locating all the craters and basalt formations, and in the accompanying memoir, he argued that the mountains of the region were once volcanic, and that basalt is a volcanic, or igneous, rock. Desmarest was really the first to suggest that volcanoes had been important forces in shaping the face of the earth in the deep past, and that wherever we see basalt, we are observing the remains of past volcanic action. Here is a link to Desmarest’s map from the 2004 exhibition, Vulcan’s Force and Fingal’s Cave; the online version shows a detail of the map. The complete map is shown above, as well as two other details. The last one shows the map legend, and indicates that Desmarest understood fully that one can distinguish ancient lava flows from more recent ones, and that the “prismes de basalt” (columnar basalts) were clearly related to the lava flows.