PB 1971 cover

I bought two old magazines that both had a great affect on my life. I purchased them at Speaking Volumes, a great record/book/art store here in ol' Burlin'ton. I went there initially to get an old Playboy but ...Read More


So, not to sound like an utter d-bag, but what is it with the Japanese? They do it like no other. For instance, their vending machine culture blew me away when I was there (sakura, 2004). Hot coffee in a ...Read More

hotter than hell

In December of 1986 I remember sitting in my room on a Saturday night listening to KISS' "Hotter Than Hell" and getting incredibly sad at the realization that there would one day be a time where I would be old ...Read More

So...as of this afternoon, the next School Bus CD, "Blue Button" is more than halfway finished. Got some new AC/DC reissues today..."Let There Be Rock" and "Powerage", both probably the heaviest of their catalog.  You can't play them loud enough. I'm off ...Read More

Ok, as you can probably guess, Jason's story of the shooting wasn't exactly accurate. First of all, there was no dealing like a table Gretzky or anything like it the card simply hit Cooley's towers of chips and fell face ...Read More

okay I'm sitting here listening to the 30th anniversary reissue remastered "Dark Side of the Moon" CD really loud.  I don't have a SACD player so I can't access the new 5.1 surround sound remix thing...oh, well.  Say what you will ...Read More


Our first official customer, Tim Beckhardt of Pennsylvania, sent in this great little cartoon. Thanks, Tim! In other news, I'm lonely.  That's about it. Read More

Today is Tuesday, which means I'm going over to Pure Pop Records to see what the new releases are.  It's a habit I've had since 1987, when I was anticipating Motley Crue's "Girls Girls Girls" to come out.  There's a ...Read More

"Wonderful Rainbow" by Lightning Bolt

"Assassins", from the new album "Wonderful Rainbow" by Lightning Bolt: oummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm SCRRREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE BUM BUM BUM BUM deh neh neh neh BUM BUM deh deh BUM deh BUM deh BUM BUM deh DUH DUH DUH DUH DUH DUH DUH DUH DUH DUH DUH DUH DUH DUH DUH DUH BUM BUM BUM BUM deh ...Read More

So this morning I woke up to hear Eric mumbling to himself in the bathroom...something about newspapers and chocolates?  I dunno...guess he's entered his tortured genius phase... I'm going fucking crazy waiting for the new Lightning Bolt record to appear on ...Read More