We also printed this nice little assortment of band logo type patches: Bowie, Talking Heads, the Misfits and Sublime. The Sublime and Misfits were previously sold out, so I’m glad to have them back in stock. The Talking Heads and Bowie patches are new and I’m really happy with them, especially the Bowie ones.
I’m taking a break from our usual programming to answer some questions courtesy of @positivedisplacement (via @chaunceyandchumleysdad), but I’m going to bend the rules just a bit. Instead of putting my music collection on shuffle and answering each question based on the song that pops up, I’m going to cheat and answer based on songs from my record collection. It’s not quite as random, but I hope you enjoy the list below just as much.
5. This song describes your life at the moment: “Once in a Lifetime” by Talking Heads. How did I get here?
6. This song to make love to: “Adore” by Prince. Or any Prince song, really.
7. This song to dance your heart out: “Modern Love” by David Bowie. I mean it’s the first song off an album called Let’s Dance so how could this not be the right answer.
8. The song that will make you cry: “Two-Headed Boy, Part Two”
by Neutral Milk Hotel. Such a sad song made even sadder when you hear Jeff put
his guitar down when he gets up to leave at the end and knowing we may never
hear another new NHM song again.
me, waking up at 4am in a cold sweat: what if there was a serial killer who took old spinny carnival rides and made them into a human microwave and played pop goes the weasel as he baked people hire me Criminal M—
Another one of my recent projects was this duffle bag. I wanted to make one so I’d be able to take more clothes and stay longer when I go places. I thought it would be super cool to deck one out with patches, so I used some from my recent print jobs (mostly seconds quality ones) to decorate this bag. I gave it two zippered pockets from small things and got black webbing straps to go with the black stitching on every patch. I’m really happy with how this came out.
Vinyl Appreciation Club–another all the records are the teacher’s kind of meeting!
Arrival music: The Inner Mounting Flame, The Mahavishnu Orchestra
The Playlist: Metric, Breathing Underwater Talking Heads, Girlfriend is Better* Black Flag, Rise Above* Led Zeppelin, Tangerine* Jim Croce, You Don’t Mess Around With Jim (played this because of its prominent use in a season 2 episode of Stranger Things, which I loved [and I think my students did too]) Frank Zappa, Cheepnis* Steely Dan, Rikki Don’t Lose That Number The Isley Brothers, That Lady David Bowie, Life on Mars?* *=student-guided choice
Hey it’s been, like, three weeks since I played a song specifically to point out the bass line. Who even am I?
In May 1979, David Bowie did a two hour radio show called Star Special in which he played some of his favorite records.
Track listing The Doors, “Love Street” Iggy Pop, “TV Eye” John Lennon, “Remember” ? & The Mysterians, “96 Tears” Edward Elgar, “The Nursery Suite” (extract) Danny Kaye, “Inchworm” Philip Glass, “Trial Prison” The Velvet Underground, “Sweet Jane” Mars, “Helen Fordsdale” Little Richard, “He’s My Star” King Crimson, “21st Century Schizoid Man” Talking Heads, “Warning Sign” Jeff Beck, “Beck’s Bolero” Ronnie Spector, “Try Some, Buy Some” Marc Bolan, “20th Century Boy” The Mekons, “Where Were You?” Steve Forbert, “Big City Cat” The Rolling Stones, “We Love You” Roxy Music, “2HB” Bruce Springsteen, “It’s Hard To Be A Saint In The City” Stevie Wonder, “Fingertips” Blondie, “Rip Her To Shreds” Bob Seger, “Beautiful Loser” David Bowie, “Boys Keep Swinging” David Bowie, “Yassassin” Talking Heads, “Book I Read” Roxy Music, “For Your Pleasure” King Curtis, “Something On Your Mind” The Staple Singers, “Lies”
below the cut are 330+ male, female, & gender neutral names that are found in the titles of songs + those songs and who they’re by. sorted by the letter they start with.
if you know one and it’s not on the list, feel free to message me and i’ll add it in.