Posted by phil blankenship, April 27, 2007 01:39am | Post a Comment

Agenda 187 (1999)
Alien from L.A. (1987)
Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold (1987)
American Ninja (1985)
American Ninja 2: The Confrontation (1987)
American Ninja 3: Blood Hunt (1989)
American Ninja 4: The Annihilation (1991)
American Ninja V (1993)
America 3000 (1986)
The Apple (1980)
Assassination (1987) 
The Assisi Underground (1985)
Avenging Force (1986)
The Barbarians (1987)
Barfly (1987)
The Beast in the Cellar (1971)
Beauty and the Beast (1987)
Behind Enemy Lines (1986)
Bloodsport (1988)
Body and Soul (1981)
Bolero (1984)
The Borrower (1991)
Braddock: Missing in Action III (1988)
Breakin' (1984)
Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984)
Business as Usual (1987)
Chain of Command (1995)
Cinderella (2002)
Cobra (1986)
The Company of Wolves (1984)
Cyborg (1989)
Dancers (1987)
Dangerously Close (1986)
Death Wish II (1982)
Death Wish 3 (1985)
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987)
Déjà Vu (1985)
Delta Force, The (1986)
Doin' Time on Planet Earth (1988)
Down Twisted (1987)
Dr. Heckyl and Mr. Hype (1980)
Duet for One (1986)
Dutch Treat (1986)
Emperor's New Clothes, The (1987)
Enter the Ninja (1981)
Exterminator 2 (1984)
Fifty/Fifty (1993)
52 Pick-Up (1986)
Firewalker (1986)
Fool for Love (1985)
The Frog Prince (1988)
The Godsend (1980)
Going Bananas (1987)
Gor (1988)
Grace Quigley (1984)
Hanoi Hilton, The (1987)
Hanna's War (1988)
Hansel and Gretel (1987)
The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood (1980)
The Happy Hooker Goes to Washington (1977)
The Happy Hooker (1975)
Haunted Summer (1988)
Hercules (1983)
Hellbound (1993)
Hero and the Terror (1988)
The Hitman (1991)
Hospital Massacre (1981)
Hot Chili (1985)
Hot Resort (1985)
Hot T-Shirts (1979)
House of the Long Shadows (1983)
The Human Shield (1991)
Invasion U.S.A. (1985)
Journey to the Center of the Earth (1989)
Kickboxer (1989)
King Solomon's Mines (1985)
Kinjite: Forbidden Subjects (1989)
Lady Chatterly's Lover (1981)
Lambada (1990)
The Last American Virgin (1982)
Lightning, the White Stallion (1986)
Link (1986)
Love Streams (1984)
Mad Dog Coll (1992)
The Magician of Lublin (1979)
A Man Called Sarge (1990)
Manifesto (1988)
Mascara (1987)
Masters of the Universe (1987)
Mata Hari (1985)
Mercenary Fighters (1987)
Messenger of Death (1988)
Midnight Ride (1990)
Missing in Action (1984)
Missing in Action 2: The Beginning (1985)
Murphy's Law (1986)
The Naked Cage (1986)
Nana (1982)
New Year's Evil (1981)
Ninja III: The Domination (1984)
No Place to Hide (1992)
Number One with a Bullet (1987)
Ordeal by Innocence (1984)
Outlaw of Gor (1989)
Over the Brooklyn Bridge (1984)
Over the Top (1987)
Platoon Leader (1988)
Puss in Boots (1988)
Rappin' (1985)
Red Riding Hood (1987)
Rescue Me (1993)
Revenge of the Ninja (1983)
River of Death (1989)
Rumpelstiltskin (1987)
Runaway Train (1985)
Sahara (1983)
Salsa (1988)
Savage Weekend (1979)
Schizoid (1980)
The Secret Of Yolanda (1982)
Seed of Innocence (1980)
The Seven Magnificent Gladiators (1983)
Shy People (1987)
Sinbad of the Seven Seas (1989)
Sleeping Beauty (1987)
Snow White (1988)
Street Knight (1993)
Street Smart (1987)
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)
Surrender (1987)
Sword of the Valiant: The Legend of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (1982)
10 to Midnight (1983)
The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 (1986)
Thunder Alley (1985)
Tough Guys Don't Dance (1987)
Treasure Island (1985)
Treasure of the Four Crowns (1983)
Under Cover (1987)
The Violent Breed (1984)

Cannon Distribution

The Freeway Maniac (1989)
Hollywood Harry (1985)
Miami Cops (1989)
Storm (1987)


Posted by phil blankenship, April 27, 2007 12:30am | Post a Comment

Please, DO NOT watch if you are SQUEAMISH !!  

VEC 1052

(In which Job gets high and complains of his illness.)

Posted by Job O Brother, April 26, 2007 08:33pm | Post a Comment
I don’t want you to think I’m an overly critical person, but frankly, I can’t think of very many nice things to say about ear infections.

It’s my first time having one, so I’m probably not the best person to speak with authority on the subject. Because it’s all so new, I hate to draw too many conclusions. I generally think of myself as open to new experiences.

When it comes to food, for example, I am practically compelled to taste a dish, if I never have before. Whether it’s sea urchin at a sushi bar in Sacramento or sweetbreads at Musso & Frank Grill or chilled monkey brains with my underage sidekick… oh wait… That was “Indiana Jones & The Temple of Doom” - I always get that and my life confused. (It’s easy when you work on the mezzanine at Amoeba Music Hollywood – but we’ll get to that later.)

The point is… um…

Okay, you need to know right away that I am hopped-up on loads of Vicodin. It’s one of the many things my doctor prescribed for the aforementioned ailment.

If you’re like most people found at a swell music store such as the one I work at, you probably just got all warm and fuzzy at the mention of Vicodin. You maybe even got a little jealous of me.

“Oh, lucky,” you think. But I hate it. For one thing, it makes writing a blog almost impossible.

“But Job,” you protest, “You seem to be doing a fine job. Your prose is witty and accessible; smart and grammatically deft. Why, you’ve even managed to find a clever way to sneak in usage of the words ‘ecchymosis’ and ‘zizith’ in the same sentence!”

Well, I return, you’re very kind. But what you don’t know is that I’ve been working on this entry for eight hours without a break (unless you count the lost-time from my fainting spell immediately after I typed out the word grammatically).

Furthermore, what is this entry even about? It is aimless. Sure, it conveys the author’s current state, but what does that have to do with music or film or Amoeba Music Hollywood?

I don’t know. What I do know is that if I die here in my apartment my cat will probably eat me. My boyfriend, Corey, is at Coachella and wouldn’t notice I had died until Monday evening.

See? What kind of tangent is that for a blog? Awful!

This is my first entry for the Amoeblog that isn’t written in a screenplay format. Lately I’ve been toying with the idea of branching out. I maybe should have waited until I was sober to try this, or at least until the throbbing pain in the side of my head stopped.

It’s like someone’s stabbing my brain with a wire coat-hanger.

“It’s not you I hate, Christina, it’s Job’s health!”

Get it? My little “Mommie Dearest” reference? “Mommie Dearest” is available on DVD at Amoeba Music; so there – I just justified this entry.

I don’t remember any of what I just wrote. I think I mentioned sushi at some point, though for the life of me I can’t imagine why.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to put a stop to the Thuggee campaign, rescue the lost children, and sleep with Kate Capshaw.

Hot New Compilation 2 - Colombia! The Golden Age Of Discos Fuentes 1960-1976

Posted by Gomez Comes Alive!, April 26, 2007 01:02pm | Post a Comment

Soundways Records
out of England does it again! Their Panama and Afro-Beat releases are excellent, but this release is their best by far. Discos Fuentes are to Colombian music what Stax & Motown are to soul, Trojan to Reggae, Blue Note to Jazz and what Sun Records is to rock music. They've released thousands of records since 1934 and still do to this day. The compilation covers the classic years of Discos Fuentes (1960-1976) and is mostly Cumbia and Salsa music with Champeta and some modernized versions of traditional South American music.

Much of what is on this comp hasn’t been released in quite some time and has only been available through out of print records. Included are rare tracks from well known Colombian artists Fruko Y Su Tesos, The Latin Brothers and Afrosound, plus classic tracks from Los Corraleros De Majagual, Pedro Laza y Su Pelayeros and Lucho Bermudez. This is straight up dance floor madness! Even those who can't dance will have a tough time resisting the rhythms produced by this release. Great liner notes with many pictures of the original album covers will make the record collector in you salivate.

Babe's & Ricky's Inn - Blues and Soul Food On A Monday Night

Posted by Gomez Comes Alive!, April 26, 2007 11:38am | Post a Comment

Babe’s & Ricky’s
on a Monday night is something that everyone should experience. Owner Laura Mae Gross, or Mama, as many call her, greets you at the door. At eighty- seven years old, she is still at the club every night. The eight-dollar cover gets you a free soul food dinner and all night Blues, including a brief set by Mickey Champion.

My first Babe’s & Ricky’s experience was last Monday. I got there early to walk around Leimart Park. I didn’t see the late night chess matches that once went on into the wee hours of the night. There used to be these intense chess matches just outside the legendary 5th Street Dick’s. I hadn’t seen them the last few times I been to Leimart Park. I passed by Project Blowed and The World Stage, both closed for the night. All these locations mentioned are known promoting culture, creativity and improvisation in the black community. Leimart Park is the place you need to be to improve your musical and word skills, with multiple Blues, Hip-Hop, Poetry and Jazz open mic sessions.

Babe’s & Ricky’s has a varied selection of beers, from New Castle to Ole English Malt Liquor. I noticed they had Guinness and I wondered if anyone had the nuts to make their own Black Eight at the bar. For those who don’t know, a Black Eight is a concoction of Ole 8 and Guinness, a throwback to my youth often done as a tribute to Tha Alkaholiks. (…Oooh don't I sound great when I down a black eighth, my style is much hotter than the enchilada plate...) I thought about doing it for a sec, then thought against it, as it’s a long drive from Leimart Park back to Cypress Park.

The house blues band was tight, Chicago blues style. After a few songs from them, the jam session began. Sign ups started early, so there was a healthy amount of people ready to play. Some of the blues players were ready to bring it, others couldn’t hang, but overall, everyone had talent. After a while they brought out the soul food buffet. The buffet consisted of fried chicken, collard greens, string beans, black-eyed peas, potato salad and Louisiana pork links. I heard that Babe’s and Ricky’s was one of the best soul food spots in Los Angeles and I can’t disagree.

Mickey Champion took the stage after the buffet. She’s well into her 80’s and still performing all over town. Tonight she sang two songs. Her voice is so strong that she walked around the club singing without a microphone, collecting tips along the way. Her voice is unique, somewhere between Etta James and a melodic cat in heat. Then, just a soon as she went on, her mini set was done, leaving everyone wanting more. This is the kind of place you want to stay all night at! It’s a shame that I waited all this time to come here.

4339 Leimert Blvd., Los Angeles  CA
(323) 295-9112
CONTACT: [email protected]
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