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Eye On L.A And Its Lasting Impressions

Posted by Gomez Comes Alive!, August 4, 2009 01:10am | Post a Comment
As a youngster growing up in the late 70’s/early 80’s, I had a misconception of L.A. life. Since my reality was based on what I saw on television, Los Angeles was all palm trees with tanned blondes sailing on yachts during the day, then going to the clubs at night, mostly to enjoy female mud wrestling. Why would I have such a skewed vision of Los Angeles? Eye On L.A., of course. Eye on L.A. is Los Angeles’ longest running news segment program, and it is still on today. I feel that Will Ferrell and Adam McKay must have watch many hours of Eye On L.A. as well to have created a movie as twisted as Anchorman. In fact, check out this promo for Eye On L.A. back in 1982, which starts with the startling tale of heiress Patty Hearst, the “Slave Of The SLA,” then ends with female mud wrestling. I can’t make this stuff up.


They used go on and on about the female mud wresting so much that Phranc, former member of Catholic Discipline and All-American Jewish Lesbian Folksinger, once wrote a song about Eye On L.A. called “Female Mud Wresting.” I always remember the line in the song, “Not like Steve and Melody, I do not like female mud wrestling.” The Steve that she referenced in the song is none other than Steve Edwards, who is still in the “light news” game on Fox’s Good Day L.A. Now Phranc has her own Internet show called Phranc Talk. It’s sort of like a Mr. Rogers show, only if an All-American Lesbian Folksinger did it. Maybe she could have Steve Edwards on her show one day. In this episode, she shares her song-writing skills and her bird named Pickles.

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Amoeba Hollywood's Latin Rock & Pop Top 10 For July

Posted by Gomez Comes Alive!, August 3, 2009 11:47pm | Post a Comment
Amoeba Hollywood's Latin Rock & Pop Top 10 For July

1. Bebe-Y.



2. Paulina Rubio-Gran City Pop



3. Los Amigos Invisibles-Commercial



4. Chico Sonido-S/T

Chico Sonido Mas Discotheque teaser from Chico Sonido on Vimeo.

5. Zizek-ZZK Sound Vol.2



6. Aventura-The Last



AMOEBAPALOOZA 2009 @ MEZZANINE, SF WAS FUN FUN FUN

Posted by Billyjam, August 3, 2009 11:45pm | Post a Comment

The only regret I had after Sunday night's amazing Amoebapalooza at the Mezzanine in SF was that I hadn't managed to attend any of the previous years Amoebapaloozas. Amoebapalooza is what we call the yearly concert event in which Amoebites (Amoeba staffers) get up on stage and perform their music, some with officially formed bands and others with groups that form primarily for this anticipated annual event.  

Amoebapalooza North '09, which combined Amoebites from both the SF and Berkeley stores, offered amazing musicianship from a richly diverse array of artists who not only killed it on stage but did so in tightly paced, abbreviated sets, and with the quickest set changes between bands that I have ever witnessed.

Be sure to keep an eye on the Amoeba website, including the Amoeblog, and also the Amoeba Flickr site, over the next several days for more reviews and photos of Sunday night's event. Everyone who attended this year's blast was clearly having a really good time! "This year by bringing the two stores together we stepped up our game and it really paid off," commented Amoeba marketing/promotions point person Naomi, who was instrumental in putting on Amoebapalooza, scheduling it at the wonderful downtown San Francisco nightclub. "Having it this year at an excellent venue like Mezzanine, with its top notch sound system really helped showcase the talent that we have at Amoeba," she noted.

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(In which Job enjoys a field trip.)

Posted by Job O Brother, August 3, 2009 03:37pm | Post a Comment
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Yesterday, the boyfriend decided to surprise me with a spontaneous field trip to The Museum of Jurassic Technology, located in Culver City. It was my first time there, even though I’d been pining to attend for over four years, and it was not a disappointment.

It’s hard to explain how lovable the Museum is to people who’ve never been, because one doesn’t want to spoil its mystique and novelty, and explaining its merit to those who have experienced it is hardly necessary, assuming, as I do, that everyone is charmed by it. (I suppose there could be some whimsy-less, emotional cripples who wouldn’t appreciate it, but I’d like to think they have no interest in either my blog or my company. Humph!)

If your idea of a dream house is The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland...


...if your idea of a fashion magazine is The Delineator...

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...or if your shopping choice for bric-a-brac is Necromance on Melrose, then The Museum of Jurassic Technology is your idea of fun day out.

New 12" Electronic Releases at Amoeba Hollywood - 08/07/09

Posted by Oliver / Matt / Jordan, August 3, 2009 02:11pm | Post a Comment
 

New Electro/Techno 12"s Coming This Weekend:

burns ii turbo ep

Burns
TURBO-JOKERS OF THE SCENE RMX 12"
TNT003

Prepare your speakers for this monster. It's rave meets fidget meets gnarly electro grit, like tetris in a blender. JOKERS OF THE SCENE drop their own synth driven remix, and the frenchy guitar laden "HEARTBEATS" finishes off the record. Play it loud! Hot one off MYLO's label 2112.



Simian Mobile Disco

AUDACITY PT.1 12"
WEBB224T 

Indie electro kingpins SMD return with a new single featuring vocals from CHRIS KEATING of YEASAYER. This two tracker features the "SMD SPACE CAVE VERSION" and the "NAUM GABO REMIX." Smashing soundclashs and manic synths are the order of the day!

Junkie XL COSMIC RAVE EP 12" COSMICRAVE001 

N* Grandjean WAKE UP EP 12" ZZZUS120036 

Parker 
ARTIST SERIES 9 12" GG17 

Bangers R Mashed 
PLATE 7 12" BANG08  

Deadstock 33's 
DRIFTING ON A WAVE 12" ISIT007 

Dr. Strafe 
VICE CITY 12" FSR071 

Glass Candy 
GETO BOYS 12” IDIB007  

Invaders, The 
SPACING OUT 7" JM069  

Marvin Gaye 
EDDIE SCISSORS EDITS 12" ES1202 

Normal, The 
TVOD & WARM LEATHERETTE 7" MUTE1 

Simian Mobile Disco 
AUDACITY PT.2 12" WEBB224TR 

Various 
PRODUCER 2 PART 3 7" FC706

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