Dr Frank Weakly Reader for 11.09.2018
Welcome once again to my remedial internet index, all the stuff you missed from last week. Once again, my “home base” these days, internet-wise, is my minds.com page, at least till I find a better way. That means my posts generally start out there and migrate to the other platforms, which ban them, suppress them, invisible-ize, disorder, and otherwise mess with them, for dark reasons known only to themselves. So minds is where to go if you’d like to see the un-messed with flow. If you’d like to join in, use this link; otherwise, you can just observe.
— The long-promised two-day sale of some of that old recently-discovered Lookout stock will happen as soon as I get my printer working. Possibly this coming week so stay tuned.
— Amoeba currently has the entire in-print MTX catalog (small but growing) in stock, including both volumes of Shards, with free shipping in the US.
— Playing a solo show this month, part of the “Sad Bastard Club” singer-songwriter series at the Make Out Room. Guest curator/host is Bradley Skaught of the Bye Bye Blackbirds, and along with him and me there’ll be Sylvie Simmons and Will Gorgantas. Should be a good time. I plan to play some old favorites and test out some new stuff. Monday November 19, Make Out Room, 3225 22nd St., SF CA, 7:30, free. I’ll be there. Details here. Facebook event page here.
— We will have some MTX show announcements coming soon. If things go according to plan, it should be a good year.
— There are also some cool new Sounds Rad items in the works… announcements imminent. In the meantime, this stuff is available now.
OUR MUSIC IS A LOT BETTER THAN IT SOUNDS
— The Mr T Experience — “Psycho Girl” live at Gilman Street, Berkeley, 1988.
— Lauren Banjo — “Even Hitler Had a Girlfriend”:
— No need to ruin your MTX records with a “RokBlok”.
DR FRANK FOLLIES
— Great moments in autographing: Marisa picked up a signed Night Shift… LP at 1234Go and inquired about the signature, which is typically how I sign stuff like that (a technique learned, I guess, from another celebrated doctor.) Daz forwards this one, where the Dr Frank arrow points to Jim. Probably a joke, but it could just be I didn’t know who I was at the time.
— I appear, or rather, I am interviewed on the Balls from Ellwood Show podcast.
— Vocal booth photo with beer (from the Andromeda Klein sessions.)
— Couldn’t manage a new Medium post for the scheduled day (Tues.) so I re-posted “My Dad, the Clash, and Me.”
— Saint Leonard of Noblac, patron saint of criminal justice reform, pray for us.
OTHER PEOPLE’S MUSIC
— Appreciating Magazine singles on the minds Vinyl Collector group. Another one of those little review-essays. This one sparked an interesting question: are there any other cases like the “Shot By Both Sides” / “Lipstick” situation? All I could think of was “4 Horsemen” / “Mechanix” but there must be more surely? Another note: a guy on twitter responded earnestly without reading the article, mentioning his favorite flexis that came in magazines. “Magazine singles” in other words. I get it.
— Appreciating the Hardy Boys’ Here Come the Hardys (on the minds Vinyl Collector group as well.) A real neglected gem, according to me.
OUR WORLD IN PICTURES
— Girl with lute, by Lefebvre
— Still can’t make up my mind which record to buy…
— Girl in a jam.
— The second best shape.
— Valley of…
— The Bat Girl in person
— Crystal waters. Currently writing a song about this, kinda.
IN THE NEWS
— A Mania for All Seasons: The Continuing Importance of ‘The Devils of Loudun’. I addressed this here a ways back. And here, basically.
And that’ll do it. We shall return.