Football Results!!!! Darlington Nil?

22 02 2010

The inimitable and charming Mark E. Smith!!!  You may ask, what does this have to do with anything?  The answer is EVERYTHING!!!!  Long Live The Fall!

Knee Jerks

17 02 2010

Hey Folks!  Well it’s finally here… physically, the biggest, most gigantic cover band in all the land.  ALL REACTIONARIES ARE PAPER TIGERS (there’s like 40 people in this band?) will be performing at the legendary HAROLD’S PLACE right here in St. Pete, Ca.  on February 20th, 2010.  Whippin’ it out in honor of Martin Tambourovich and D. Boon.  Trying to relive the 1979 vibe that was the precursor to The Minutemen.  THE REACTIONARIES. Who would believe it would take ten bands to recreate just one?  I would, and I’m part of it.  Also on the bill, the total mind-blow of Saccharine Trust playing the entire Pagan Icons LP LIVE!!!!  This is gonna be something!  Bring your Mom on down and let’s make a mess of things.  Click the poster image for details!! Thanks to Craig Ibarra, Kevin Carle, Mike Watt and all the knuckleheads at the big blue house that is Cali Mucho Studios!  The Reactionaries LP is on sale at my shop for a very limited time…and it’s pressed on GREEN VINYL!  Artwork by the incredible Joe Baiza!  Have a bit of a romp and do something healthy for your head…reminisce about before you were born!  Oh yes, and if you’ve got the time, check out this Mike Watt Internet Radio Show that will tell you almost everything you might want to know about everything.
It’s 1979!  Look Ahead……………


Bowie Knife. Too Big To Flail?

11 02 2010

I’ve been doing a shitload of repairs lately and listening to all kinds of great early 70’s Glam Rock…can I still call it that?  This stuff regularly gets me through the day of fixing people’s greasy broken guitars!  New York Dolls, Iggy, Roxy Music, Slade, David Bowie, Todd Rundgren!!! 

Am I nuts or is this the best shit ever recorded? Conceptual, rocking and very loud.  I’ve decided to crunch this photo and top-notch video for y’all.

Juxtapose for the good of all Humanity!


2 02 2010

Many thanks to Kazu and Lightning Magazine. Fresh out of Japan!  This issue landed on my doorstep yesterday and includes a great expose’ about my humble shop.  これは方法涼しいたわごとである!  Check out my T-Shirt style “fist bump” to my pals in Black Sparrow Press.  The photo at the bottom right is another mainstay, Geoff,  The Sea Shanty Mafioso who plays right out in front of Guitar Safari every Friday during the Farmer’s Market.  Hey Man!  We’re all in Japan!  Let’s go eat!  There’s every manner of cool stuff in the pages.  The Magazine seems mostly geared toward the male gender but I think you ladies will enjoy thumbing backwards through the articles as well.  Click on the page and then enlarge it again so you can read all of the great text!  When you figure out what they wrote about my shop please be so kind as to let me know what they had to say!!!  Hey!  Tadashi “Paul” Ishibashi, are you checkin’ me out or what?  Tsubasa?  Where are you?  Vintage clothes, cars and guitars!!!  Find out what’s happening outside your zone!  Get some gift ideas!  Spoil yourself!  Get a copy of LIGHTNING MAGAZINE today! Only 680 Yen!