by Mat Weir
Halloween might be over, but those of us with the true spirit know the other 364 days are perfect opportunities to keep the faith alive. Don’t believe me? Just ask the audiophiles at Third Man Records who recently released a wickedly sinister 7-inch single by the Mistress of the Dark herself, Elvira.
Yes, the buxom beauty, who first appeared as the self-proclaimed “hostess with the mostess” in 1981’s, Elvira’s Movie Macabre, and starred in her own 1988 movie, Elvira, Mistress of the Dark, can now boast an extra seven inches under her belt. . .*ahem.*
Cut on purple vinyl, the A side is a number about Elvira’s greatest assesss, her “Two Big Pumpkins.” The B side is an equally fun and cheesey jam called, “The Thirteen Nights of Halloween” that—you guessed it!—follows in the rhyme of its famous Christmas sister. Fans who can’t stop staring at Elvira’s massive world will have fun flipping between the tracks that were written by the one and only Fred Schneider from a little 1980s band called the B-52s. I mean really, how much cooler can you get?!?
Oh, that’s right. It CAN get cooler and is! The cover features a blacked-out picture of the “woman with the zonkers that will drive you bonkers” which is only visible through heat sensitivity. Yes, that’s right. Wherever you rub, Elvira will be hot under your touch. That’s enough to make any boy or ghoul smile with unpleasant dreams!
This one falls into the really creepy department. This guy has 15, yes, 15 Miley Cyrus tattoos. I’m afraid if he’s trying to impress her, he’s going about it the wrong way. Want to see more? Check out the Worst Band Tattoos of All Time.
Food sculptor Paul Baker has taken food art to a new realm with a rendition of the Abbey Road cover made entirely out of British breakfast foods. Brilliant, eh? (via Dangerous Minds)
by Cat Johnson
The other day we threw the latest Bruce Springsteen album, entitled Wrecking Ball, on the stereo and a conversation ensued about who it was playing the saxophone. A look at the liner notes revealed that the sax work on two tracks was the last recorded work of the late, great Clarence Clemons who passed away in 2011. It also revealed something that made me tear up a bit, and if there’s something I try really hard not to do, it’s tearing up at Streetlight. Especially over liner notes. But every once in a while something comes around that reminds me that we are more than this life. We are more than our work, and our stuff, and our drama; that there is a connectedness between us that transcends earthly chatter and exists on another plane. The last page of the notes has a tribute to Clarence from Bruce. It is touching and sweet and if you’re not in a place that you feel comfortable tearing up, you might want to save this for later. Here it is:
“…standing together we were badass, on any given night, on our turf, some of the baddest on the planet. We were united, we were strong, we were righteous, we were unmovable, we were funny, we were corny as hell and serious as death itself. And we were coming to your town to shake you and to wake you up. Together, we told an older, richer story about the possibilities of friendship that transcended those I’d written about in my songs and in my music. Clarence carried it in his heart. It was a story where the Scooter and the Big Man not only busted the city in half, but we kicked ass and remade the city, shaping it into the kind of place where our friendship would not be such an anomaly.
…I’ll miss my friend, his sax and the force of nature that was his sound. But his love and his story–the story that he gave to me, that he whispered in my ear, and that he gave to you–is going to carry on.
Clarence was big and he made me feel, think, love and dream big. How big was the Big Man? Too fucking big to die. You can put it on his gravestone, you can tattoo it over your heart.
Clarence doesn’t leave the E Street Band when he dies. He leaves when we die.”
by Cat Johnson
This time of year there’s a lot of talk about brackets, underdogs and who’s advancing to the next round. It’s a time for fans to rally around their favorites and showcase their ability (or non-ability) to pick winners…such as “Good Day Sunshine,” “Purple Rain,” “Here Comes the Rain Again” and “Summertime.”
Yes, that’s right. The Weather Channel’s Best Weather Songs Tournament is well underway and it’s not too late to get involved by voting for songs that are a thunderclap above the rest.
Thanks to our mailcarrier Mark for the tip.
There’s no way around it. Boostive tore the roof off the joint the other night. In celebration of First Friday, the local dubhop band played an in-store set that had people pouring in the door, dancing in the aisles and bobbing their heads in delight. There is no doubt that these guys are going to make quite a splash in our little beach town. If you’re already a Boostive believer, catch the band’s next show at the Catalyst on March 8.
Photos by Brian Crabtree of Blank Productions
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Slumber Party played too.
And someone named Pajamarama who had Gizmo attached to her jammies.