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Monday, Nov. 08, 2004

Hooray for Rob Zombie!
This weekend honeygirl and I went for a day drive to Morgantown, just cuz it was a pretty day and we wanted to go south(only a little bit south, though)
Not much is open in Morgantown on Sunday, but we did get a delicious lunch at Margarita's Mexican Grill(yum, chile rellenos!) and we stopped into a couple of head shops. At one of them I got a vial of very nice frankincense oil(in roll on form!) and she got a great big skull candle, and a wind up Betty Page alarm clock. The other head shop was this giant convenience store which sold everything from Cds to porn to smoking accessories to beer and wine to greeting cards and yankee candles. I got a "leather" scented car freshener for the truck, and a sampler pack of gonesh incense, and Past, Present, and Future by Rob Zombie. It has a Cd AND a DVD of videos, and I got it for $8.
Alice Cooper totally turned me on to Rob Zombie, and I am now officially in love with him. He does a cover of "I'm Your Boogie Man" and a cover of "Brickhouse" with Lionel Ritchie and Trina on guest vocals. His videos are so funny! He appeals to my love of the industrial and also my love of dusty pirate clothes and impossibly long dredlocks. Not to mention my love of sexy scantily clad go go dancers. My favorite hands down is the song "Dragula" which is very catchy and about the Munster's car. The video for that has Rob Zombie and a bunch of devils tooling around in a Dragula's amazing! The video of "Living Dead Girl" is based on one of my favorite movies of all time, "The Cabinet of Dr Caligari"(the original, not the almost porn one)
So, I say it again--hooray for Rob Zombie! Some of his videos are kinda scary, but mostly he's just so funny that you can't help laughing at the horror. That's what I like--horror you can laugh at.
The other acquisitions I made this weekend(with my tarot payoff from Friday night) were a new(used) copy of Alice Cooper Goes to Hell because the copy I have had since childhood is finally unplayable, and the ALBUM by my most secret new wave band, Passion Puppets. I seriously didn't even know they HAD an album--my highschoolbuddy had won an extended play maxi single of their song "Like Dust" back when we used to listen to the Oberlin radio station in high school, and I still think that song is one of the best ever. Haven't really given the rest of the album a serious listen yet, but it appears to be suitably gloomy and atmospheric. Hooray for new wave!
So, last Thursday was a pretty non busy Indian Feast, although I did feed about 6 band members who were playing that night. That was nice, and they were complimentary. At one point in the evening one of the 45 mix Cds I had left in the stereo A YEAR AGO came on, and I had an amazing musical moment. These CDs were made for me by a good friend who took all my 45s from childhood and highschool and burned them for me, and so I had no say in the order or which side of the records were copied. He managed to get "I Never Cry", "Beth", and "Sara Smile" all in a row. I sat at the counter weeping into my coffee, and then "I Can't Stand It No More" by Peter Frampton came on. I'm pretty sure that was the first 45 I ever bought with my own money back in the magical year of 1977.(if you have any doubt about the magic of that year, please see Roxie)(editor's note: upon fact checking, that Peter Frampton record didn't come out until 1979. HOWEVER, my comment about 1977 being the magical year stands. And you may check with Roxie about it here)
Anyway----I was completely blown away by the PRODUCTION on this record. I'm not really a technical sort, but every once in a while I will be struck by production and this was really one of those times. I saw the album from which the single came at Jerry's this weekend, and now I am really regretting not buying it. One of the band guys came up for a coffee refill while it was playing and I made him tell me it was a great record before I would give him his cup.
So, it was a Peter Frampton and Rob Zombie kind of weekend. That says alot.

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