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Month: August 2007

The Now-Again Sound

In honor of The One Squat’s birthday, I’m dishin’ out some goodies for all. The first is that Now-Again style showcased in the compilation Midwest Funk: Funk 45s from Tornado Alley which continues Egon’s crate-diggin’ adventures in collaboration with the Jazzman crew. A stellar selection of 45s that were all likely covered in dust in…

Moving On…

I’m going to be leaving the Gazette sometime in the next month or so. While I’ve bitched about the job quite a bit, it really isn’t that bad of a gig. For someone who has only lived here six months, my knowledge of Phuket in terms of its geography, people, culture, government, and the way…

Studio Kinda Cloudy

The Black Ark, set in the Washington Gardens district of Kingston, was the site where Lee Perry unleashed his brilliance in aural innovation to the I-niverse. The tapes rolled no stop through the Echoplex reverb unit and the Mutron phaser directly into the 4-track Teac recorder and were then mixed down on the soundboard with…

You…Are…Outta Here!

On the evening of the arrival of newly-crowned home run king Barroids to the ATL, home of the untarnished sluggin’ champ Hammerin’ Hank; an even greater and more impressive milestone took place at the end of the fifth inning. It was none other than the much anticipated 132nd ejection of Bobby Cox which broke the…

The Thailand Blotter Pt.3

Fuck Anything That Moves….Or Doesn’t Move NAKHON SRI THAMMARAT: A group of irate villagers in Nakhon Sri Thammarat Municipality launched a vigilante squad July 31 to try to track down an inhalant-addicted rapist from whom not even dogs, pigs and banana trees were safe. A meeting was held at 1:30 pm that day at the…

Current Listening

Current listening includes the following….among others. funky souls aka now again showcase LA alberto baldan bembo – l’amica di mia madre/lingua d’argento lint – a poet’s life mo’ horizons – and the new bohemian freedom bwana enoch light and his orchestra eumir deodato john colrane and Johnny Hartman grachan moncur III octet slackers – the…

Menudo Handshakes

I was reading something the other day that was talking about one guy giving another guy a handshake and immediately started cracking up when thinking about the quote that was on our board over at 1041. “You should’ve seen Lisa’s eyes light up when I shook hands with her guts last night. She loves them…

No Haircuts on Wednesday

I was asking a friend about recommendations for a place to get a haircut last week and through conversation about haircuts, I found out that it is considered unlucky to get a haircut on Wednesday. What a strange belief. The weird thing is that the shops are open on Wednesday. Seems like bad business practice…