March 25, 2017

Devo

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
Peek-a-boo
• 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 few years ago she returned it. Ta da.


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


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.