May 29, 2010

hardest workin' woman in show biz!



















Saw Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings Thursday night at the House of Blues in Boston. What an awesome show they put on! She never stops! And neither does the crowd. At one point, she had 20 young women on the stage dancing. They then had to individually dance off the stage while the crowd went wild! The above photo is from seeing her last Halloween night in Boston. She has 2 percussionists, 2 saxophonists, a trumpet player, 3 guitarists and 2 back-up singers. Whoohooooooooo!

May 21, 2010

Hooray for Zipcar!

My 13-year-old car has died and I'm forced to ride my bike and take public transportation to work and school and I love it! No more sitting in traffic! I ride my bike a lot anyways and I already feel myself getting into shape... just in time for bikini season! I've joined Zipcar and I highly endorse it! Thank God for Zipcar and thank God for strong deodorant! Yahoo!




May 20, 2010

Original broadcasts from WABC in NYC!





















From December, 1960 to May, 1982, WABC in New York City was the definition of Top 40 radio. It was the most influencial music radio station of its day and had the power to make a hit record. Check out the website music radio 77 and listen to the actual deejays, jingles, promos, contests, slogans, commercials and music! What a gas to hear what rock radio sounded like from 1960 through the early 1980s!

May 13, 2010

Little Steven's Underground Garage












Steven Van Zandt, guitarist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band has
a splendiferous radio show featuring past and present garage music. His
syndicated show is on Sirius Radio and on over 200 FM radio stations.
In Boston, it's on WROR 105.7 on Sunday nights from 10pm 'til midnight.
Go to his website at Little Steven's Underground Garage to listen to
archived shows. Lots of great info and fantastic music for all you garage-band lovers. It's free to set up an account.

May 10, 2010

Phil Spector and the Ramones

























Click on the above photo to read an excerpt about 
Phil Spector from the book. I see a pattern here. 
What up Phil? What's going on in there?

I Slept With Joey Ramone

I just finished reading
the book by Mickey
Leigh (Mitchel Hyman)
about his brother Joey
Ramone (Jeff Hyman).
When I was a teenager,
and my peers were
diggin' bands like Van 
Halen, Journey and REO 
Speedwagon, I was grateful
for The B-52s and groups like
The Ramones. Of course I had
to buy The Ramones Greatest 
Hits cd while reading it. I've
forgotten how many songs they
had. When was the last time
you heard Pet Semetery?!
I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend,
live in concert, 1980

May 8, 2010

sit down already







This chair belonged to
my grandparents. It's
from 1962. I had it re-
upholstered in similar
fabric as the original.

Here are some places in
Boston for mid-century
furniture:

Reside
Jenn Ski
Yelp listings
D Scale
Design Within Reach
Abodeon
Collector's Weekly
ModHaus

sit ya big butt down


















I have a passion for chairs. This one is from the 1950s. It has fabric
embedded in a hard plastic mold. It looks like it's based on the designs
of Ray and Charles Eames, the great husband and wife design team
and two of the greatest designers ever!

May 7, 2010

let's go Red Sox!






























I love when a friend calls me at 5:30 and says "wanna see the Sox
tonight?" We sat in the front row of the bleachers. The bleacher section
gets drunk and loud. It's funny to a point... then shut the hell up!

let's get outta here!
























Love these! Check out Vintage Chrome Postcards and get inspired to
go away for the weekend to a cheesy little motel with a pool! It'll be a
swingin' good time! Whooooooooooooaaaaahhhhhhhh!

hubba hubba






















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