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Saturday, January 23, 2010

52 Songs #17 - Blondie, Fan Mail

This week: Fan Mail, Blondie, from the lp Plastic Letters, released in 1977.

So at the same time I was listening to Mott the Hoople and Queen, I was also discovering the NYC punk scene. I still have the original lp of Plastic Letters, which I think I bought at Bleeker Bob's around 1979 or so. Something about these early Blondie records really appealed to me, although in general I'm not a big fan of the guy-band-fronted-by-woman concept; maybe it was because Debbie wrote songs, making it clear that Blondie was her and Chris Stein's band. "Fan Mail", despite its dense lyrics, spoke to me about the kind of fannish hero worship I was just starting to engage in. (And still do. Still available to be Steve Merchant's girlfriend!) This song always makes me remember those times when I stayed awake too long, listening to loud music, and I got dem ol' teenage angst blues again.

Great guitars, too.

Come back next week for another of the 52 songs!

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Logan Likes Green Lantern

Like that's news to anyone.

Read his review and yeah, I need to watch this so we can talk about it. Logan says:

One night instead of watching endless reruns of Bravo shows, I decided to retire to my room and watch First Flight on my laptop. I got so wrapped up in the movie that I didn’t hear my dad come in and tap me on the shoulder to tell me that someone was on the phone for me. When he tapped me I literally jumped a few inches off my bed and screamed, “oh crap!” The movie was that engaging.

Logan Likes Black Wade

Logan and I saw this gay pirate porn out on the webs and thought it would be great - well, it is. Logan reviews it here and we'll be talking about it on the show at some point, after I read it. Lovely lovely art! Logan says:

When I ordered it on Amazon I assumed Black Wade was going to be erotica. I brought it along with me on a NYE mountain retreat with a bunch of my straight friends. When we were all sitting around reading books after breakfast one day, when I tore off the plastic wrap and popped open the book. Lo and behold! Thar be pirate booty getting plowed by pirate penis, matey! Arrrrgggh!

Click through to read more and see some other images.

When Worlds Collide: Thor & Spongebob

Ganked from the new scans_daily:

Remember, Loki IS Plankton.