Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Fabchicks-Travel in the Rainbow

I found out about this exciting band today. It's going to be a challenging album to track down. On their website, they list the American Spring records as one of their favorite along with "Here and Now" by the Third Wave.

The Fabchicks-Singing Bird & On the Rainy Day

The Orange Bird

My wife and I were able to make it out to the Pasadena City College swap meet yesterday morning. It was great to have the light traffic and reduced smog of a Sunday morning/holiday weekend.

When I happened upon Disney's Orange Bird record, it brought back memories of going to Disneyworld for the first time in 1976. The graphics on the record are pretty amazing with the Monorail exiting the Contemporary Hotel, a Tiki totem Area and the Orange Bird itself. However, the record was in poor condition and the Orange Bird story and songs by Anita Bryant sucked. Later that night I found out that the Orange Bird has an unsurprisingly big following in Japan complete with pins and t-shirts.

Also bought a still-sealed soundtrack of The Dove for two quarters. John Barry was the selling point. When I first listened to it...I said this sounds a little like the Midnight Cowboy soundtrack before putting the two and two together.

Ramones-Rock 'n' Roll High School on the big screen

A couple of weekends ago, the Chandler Cinema screened this Roger Corman production. I enjoyed viewing it on the expanded screen after seeing it diminishingly on VHS years ago. Also, now knowing more of the individual personalities which comprised the Ramones, it was fun to watch see and hear the film from another vantage point with the Ramones' power, glory, workmanship, tensions, tenderness, humor and excitement projecting off the big screen and from the speakers.

Todd Rundgren, Cheap Trick, Van Halen, Tom Petty were all were considered as the main musical act for the film. Good thing they all didn't work out because I wouldn't be posting this graphic almost 30 years later.

"Sukiyaki" by The Markdowns