Monday, September 12, 2005


so, theraminman (who, evidently, actually started writing on his blog while i wasn't looking), gave me a cd of Jonathon Richman and the Modern lovers. much loved gift. it's jonathon singing live and "ice cream man" is perhaps one of the best live versions of any song i have heard by anyone ever. "egyptian reggae" ain't so damn bad either. that would have been enough to get me to his music gig last saturday (plus the gig was damn fun. i haven't danced like a giraffe in heat for some time; made me reealize that if i'm going to not quit smoking i need to get back in the other habit of getting exercise). but...
BUT he can't give me just one richman cd. no, he has to tease me with a "bonus cd". and when he hands it to me it turns out to be the very album that got me started at the age of 16 on my jonathon odyssey. my older sister had bought a rubinoos album (vinyl, of course). inside, though, was something by someone we didn't know of. sis wanted to return it right away, but i and her older brother convinced her to play it first. the rest is history...she didn't return it. and i have followed his music ever since. how could i go wrong with songs like "here come the martian martians", "abominable snowman in the supermarket", "hey there little insect", "hi dear", unique covers of "back in the u.s.a." and "amazing grace", and "rockin' shoppin' center"? not to mention "lonely financial building".
so, thank you theremainman (sic). you rock just as does jonathon. and your "ticket to ride" gig on saturday was a kick for me. the music was good, the dancing was strokeworthy (not in the kleenex way, mind you) and your shoutouts made me feel like i was having my birthday all over again. and the picture above is my badnewsblonde way of thanking you (she thanks people who buy her stuff by showing parts of her body...which is damn smart. you don't get that. you get what i got. and what i got is me at 15 trying to be cool for the camera. but aces works for the gift. aces to you, beeyatch).
cheers to all and listen to jonathon richman as much as you can. by the way, the cd has at least three more songs on it than the vinyl did, including "roadrunner". SUPER BONUS!!!!!!!!!!

11 comments:

lecram sinun said...

good pic, dude. i got a royal flush... what do you have?

thereminman said...

I'm bustin' my buttons with pride at being able to please the ScarySquirrel himself.---yeah, I think there's 3 or 4 bonuses on that disc.
and: Thanks for all the kind words re:Sat. night--we found ourselves in a slightly difficult situation and decided ripping the vocal chords for our friends' giraffe-ness was the only way out and into the light.
---and back on the subject of super-stud-ly Jonathan Richmon-types, I just played my daughter "Atlantis" by Donovan (only the most super-stud-camaro-driving-music happens at our swingin' pad as you know):
"and as the elders of our time choose to remain in darkness, let us rejoice and sing and dance and ring in the new --HAIL SCARY SQUIRREL MAN!"

scarysquirrelman said...

the scary squirrel dude (just call me the dude) has five of a kind.
to the remin' man (looks nasty when i separate your handle like that, doesn't it?): bust those buttons. you sick, bro!
p.s. you see my dilemma, lecram? can't figure out how to crop them damn scan pics.
my word is: qjuim

thereminman said...

and sqverrilmensch,
you know that 'through the listening glass' is not my blog, yes? that's dawgfish the dj.

scarysquirrelman said...

then how the heck is it attached to your name?????

scarysquirrelman said...

and who is dawgfish the dj?????

marypoppins/privateeye said...

Hello Uncle Squirrel,
IT was good to see you the other night. I tried to post to you last night to respond to your blog. It wouldn't let me until I signed up..... So, it was a good thing since I had decided after talking to you that I wanted to become a blogger when I grew up. I am still unsure as to how to maneuver around these pages, but I would like to invite you to my blog page. I guess you can find it by looking up my blog name???
MaryPoppinsPrivateEye. The title of my page is The East Wind. Rocknvegi helped me figure out parts of this stuff, but I am still a bit lost. Is that Marcel's eye?

marypoppins/privateeye said...

Ok, let me try this again.....
I have posted this 2 times now, but it won't let me!!!! So I try again..........
First of all, is that Marcel's eye?
Anyway, it was nice to see you the other night. I read your blog last night, but it wouldn't let me post a comment, so I had to sign up. I suppose in the end it was a good thing since, as I told you the other night, when I grew up I wanted to become a blogger. So, now I am a blogger, but I do not feel more grown up, as I am a bit lost in all this and need Rocknvegi to hold my hand through the parts I don't understand. Anyways, finally, last night I was able to get through the details and post my first every blog. I would be honored if you visited someday when you are bored with nothing better to do. I am not sure how you get there. The title is The East Wind, and my name is marypoppins/privateeye.
When I get some time I will send you the details we talked about at Livingstones regarding AOL.
Is your email still the same?

aughra said...

you should buy me something!

I like Richman. Have you ever heard Wally Pleasant?

scarysquirrelman said...

wally pleasant? uh uh. who he? and you're right. i SHOULD buy you something, but i haven't figured out what to ask for in return yet. it will come.

scarysquirrelman said...

yo poppins, that is lecram's eye. i'll be visiting your blog soon. glad to have you on the circuit.