March 25, 2017


While decluttering recently, I came upon my Devo ticket stub (click to enlarge). Apparently, my mom let me see them on a school night.
Things became a little weird in the early 1980s and I loved it.

If something was quirky and made me laugh from its absurdity and wackiness, the better. Enter: Devo. If you like to dance or want a giggle, these will make you, at least, bob your head:

Whip It
Girl U Want
That's Good
Through Being Cool
Beautiful World
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
• If you're really adventurous, watch this

At the concert I bought a red flowerpot hat. I also bought a concert t-shirt. The concert was during their strange, plastic-shoulder, potato-body phase. When the t-shirt became too small to wear, I gave it to a friend with the stipulation to give it back when she no longer wore it.

A very Devo Christmas in 1982. The above photo is THIS.

I still have the 3 Christmas gifts I'm holding in the photo above. I used to enjoy wearing "loud" shirts and would often get flak for it – especially in the hallways at school. Gotta let your freak flag fly.

Devo appeared on the totally tubular Square Pegs tv show.

March 17, 2017

customer service dos and don'ts

Want a job at The Krystal? Then stop being a trollop already.

March 10, 2017

Oh No Not My Baby

Maxine Brown performs at The Bitter End in 1968. The Carole King-Gerry Goffin tune was recorded by Merry Clayton in 1972.
Here is a peek at the creative process with King on piano.

Have a listen to Maxine Brown's 1964 recording:

March 3, 2017

The Letter

The Box Tops perform live at The Bitter End much to the audience's excitement. Why would you want to name yourself after the top of a box? Am I missing something? Just like a little, bitty baby now.