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September 12, 2007

Posted by phil blankenship, September 13, 2007 03:17pm | Post a Comment

TAKE AUNT TOOTIE'S ADVICE AND BLOW BUBBLES

Posted by Billyjam, September 13, 2007 07:00am | Post a Comment
Amoebite Heather, who has appeared on past Amoeba Music Compilation releases and who currently performs (armed with ukulele, soulful voice, and winning aura) under the moniker Uni and her Ukulele, is always quite the productive artist. Here is her latest news update, which, along with video clips and concert & tour news, includes some good solid life-advice care of her Aunt Tootie...all brought to you by the letter U!          
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Before I get down to the real nitty gritty about Uke Festivals, Glamtrak Tours, photo shoots, and Club Unicornbread's show this Friday, I wanted to share a personal story with U. When I moved to L.A. my Aunt Tootie gave me a picture with a girl sitting by a brook. She has long blonde hair and is wearing a gunisack dress. The girl in the picture is blowing bubbles into the wind that at some point become butterflies. On the back of this picture my aunt wrote me a letter. What she said still sticks in my mind to this day. She wrote, "Take time to blow Bubbles."                      
                                                                                                               

As Mariel a la Mode and I were taking promotion pictures for our Glamtrak Tour (photos by
Lenny Gonzalez) I just so happened to have a bottle of bubbles in my suitcase. As I was blowing them into the wind, (camera goes click click) images [popped in my head] of my Hollywood Amoeba Music Instore performance when Uncle Kenny blew bubbles on me, while Brently's daughter Micha danced around me while I played. I also remembered all the rad kids in Merced who had like 20 bottles worth, were blowi
ng them on me while they sang along to my song "See Your Face Again."

The Employee Interview Part X: Leah

Posted by Miss Ess, September 12, 2007 05:57pm | Post a Comment
Miss Leah
Cashier Manager
3 Years Employment


ME: Hi Leah.  So, what music was playing around your house when you were a kid and before youthe beatles had a choice?

L.B.: The Beatles.

Which albums?

I don't remember any specific one, just kind of all of them.

Do you remember a song or artist in particular that you really attached to and that became an obsession when you were a kid?

There wasn't really any particular artist but there are songs I always remember hearing and I associate with be a kid, two specifically:  One was a Supertramp song and one was "Baker Street" by Gerry Rafferty.

Wow, I have no idea what that is.

You probably would if you heard it.

rem Do you remember the first show you ever went to?


The first show I went to was REM when I was in 8th grade, the first like bigger show.  It was in Worcester, Mass.  I can't remember who they played with-- I think it was the Indigo Girls!

I just interviewed Sabrina, who is also from Boston, and I asked her about the scene.  What is your take on the scene and what are/were your favorite bands from there?

Well, when I was in high school a lot of my friends were in local hardcore bands and that scene at the time (like the early 90s) was totally fun.  It was a good time in Boston.  Lots of good times, good energy and at the time we thought it was good music.  Lots of kids were straight edge then and they weren't like preachysonic youth about it.  A lot of the bands I liked when I was in high school broke up cause they were local bands and they went to college and got into different things.  I would go to tons of shows and they weren't all hardcore shows, like I saw lots of "alternative" rock shows at the Orpheum.  It's kind of like the Warfield but more decrepit.  They closed it down for a while, so when Sabrina started going it was a totally different generation of shows there.  I saw the Sugarcubes and Sonic Youth there and stuff like that.

Quarterback Princess

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Playhouse Video 3969

50 CENT beaten by KANYE 'Dollar Bill' WEST

Posted by Billyjam, September 12, 2007 12:10pm | Post a Comment

With estimated CD sales of two to one (two Kayne to every one Fitty) at Amoeba Music Hollywood and most other music outlets across the country, yesterday it seems that Fitty literally is 50 Cent to every Kayne "dollar bill" West, in terms of sales of the long-feuding artists' highly anticipated and publicized new full-length releases. As San Francisco Amoebite and AMOEBLOGGER Brad Schelden outlined in his "Coming Out Today 9/11" AMOEBLOG yesterday, the latest round in the ongoing battle between Kayne West and 50 Cent (aka Fitty) would manifest itself at cash registers this week upon the release of each high-profile rapper's new album: Kayne West's Graduation and 50 Cent's Curtis.kanye west graduation

And according to Tuesday's retail sales figures from each of the three Amoeba Music outlets plus online sales figures released by iTunes and Amazon.com, it is clear that West's new release greatly outsold Fitty's. "In terms of sales here yesterday, it was pretty much two to one in Kayne's favor," said Amoeba Music Hollywood hip-hop department's John Liu, adding that, "There was definitely a buzz about the two new releases, no doubt generated by all the recent media attention." Meanwhile at Amoeba Music San Francisco, according to the Haight Street store's hip-hop buyer Luis, the ratio of sales yesterday was even greater in Kayne's favor. It was four to one, indicating that maybe Fitty should perhaps consider changing his name to 25 Cent or Quarta' for short.

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