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Major Vinyl Action In Hollywood!!!

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, October 23, 2009 04:45pm | Post a Comment




Vinyl lovers rejoice! After careful consideration and restructuring of the store's layout, Amoeba Music Hollywood has added 16 rows to the Rock section! That means space for more than 2000 more pieces of musical history for your perusing pleasure. We've also changed out the entire southern wall in the main room, the main Rock vinyl collectibles wall, that is. That's 100+ new items for those of you on a more intense hunt for records...





Happy Birthday John Winston Lennon!

Posted by Whitmore, October 9, 2009 09:31pm | Post a Comment

About the Awful

I was bored on the 9th of Octover 1940 when, I believe, the Nasties were still booming us led by Madalf Heatlump (Who had only one). Anyway, they didn't get me. I attended to varicous schools in Liddypol. And still didn't pass-much to my Aunties supplies. As a memebr of the most publified Beatles me and (P, G, and R's) records might seem funnier to some of you than this book, but as far as I'm conceived this correction of short writty is the most wonderfoul larf I've ever ready.
God help and breed you all.
 
A Reason for Breathing


I pictured myself on a boat on a river with tangerine trees and nervous dysplasia. This was to be the final chapter in my life savings. I pulled the plug and boarded an Amtrak to nowhere. I had suffered insomnia all my life, but, like Isaac Newton, had put it down to apples. It was hereditary (so was my forehead). I wished to remain anonymous in a world of Philadelphians. I ticked myself off and put myself in my place, a two-bedroomed brownstone of ill repute. I was convinced I'd been here before. Call it what you will, I call it daft. Had I walked these same dusty springfields before? Or was I just a victim of circumnavigation? Yea, tho' I walk thru Rudy Valle, I will fear no Evel Knievel. Junk food made me silly; fast food slowed me down; I had to get off at the next stop. I alighted to the sound of a military bandit.

"Do you take this woman anywhere in particular?" the voice rang out. I panicked slowly and continued to exercise my discretion.
 
Interview

Question: How do you write your books?
Lennon: I put things down on sheets of paper and stuff them in me pockets. When I have enough, I have a book.
Question: Why do you kill people off in your books?
Lennon: That's a good way to end them. I suppose they were manifestations of hidden cruelties. They were very Alice in Wonderland and Winnie-the-Pooh. I was very hung up then. I got rid of a lot of that. It was my version of what was happening then. It was just the usual criticisms, as some critic put it.
Question: What were you really trying to say in your book? Why don't people understand it?
Lennon: I understand it. If I wrote in normal spelling there would be no point. I'm not saying anything. There is no message.

Letter to Stuart Sutcliffe, 1961
 
I can't remember anything without a sadness
So deep that it hardly becomes known to me
So deep that its tears leave me a spectator of my own stupidity.

REAL LIFE LUCY IN THE SKY WITH DIAMONDS DEAD FROM LUPUS AT 46

Posted by Billyjam, October 4, 2009 04:00am | Post a Comment

"Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" (from Yellow Submarine)

 
Lucy O'Donnell, the real-life 'Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,' who was a childhood friend of John Lucy O Donnell lucy in the sky with diamondsLennon's son Julian, died from lupus this past week. Lucy Vodden (her name after marriage) was 46 years old and had suffered for fifteen years from lupus, the disease of the immune system that has no cure. The treacherous malady, which also took the life of hip-hop producer J-Dilla, causes the body to attack its own cells.
 

The story of Lucy (“the girl with kaleidoscope eyes") becoming the inspiration for The Beatles' 1967 Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album track goes back to when a four year old Lucy, who was a classmate of young Julian Lennon's at the Heath House Nursery in Weybridge, Surrey, had another classmate at the nursery paint a picture of her surrounded by stars and colorful squiggles.The story goes thasgt pepper's lonely hearts club bandt Julian took this picture home and showed it to his dad, telling him, “It’s Lucy in the sky with diamonds..." And the rest is pop music history.

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WALRUS DAY

Posted by Job O Brother, October 1, 2009 08:22pm | Post a Comment

October 8 is Walrus Day. What is Walrus Day and why does it matter to you? Well, it only matters if you enjoy things that you like. Do you fit that type? Are you the sort of person who enjoys things that you like? Then Walrus Day is for you, friend!

Walrus Day is a holiday I invented when I was a kid. I took my favorite animal, favorite number, and favorite month, combining them and voila! (That’s French for ‘that’s how that muthuhfuggin’ happened’.)

Below you’ll find a Walrus Day FAQ. You can read it with your eyes which will magically make thoughts form in your brain! Big fun!
WALRUS DAY FAQ:


Q: When is Walrus Day?

A: Walrus Day is always celebrated on October 8, regardless of what day of the week it falls on, or whether you’re Jewish, Chinese, or Yusef Lateef. Mark your calendars!

Q: How does one celebrate Walrus Day?

A: Walrus Day is perhaps the easiest holiday on the calendar to celebrate well. The goal is to treat yourself: buy yourself a gift. Want cake for breakfast? Do it. Want to call in sick to work and go to the beach and frolic? This is the day.* Wanna make sweet, sweet love to Beyoncé? I say, if you can, go for it! This is your day, your chance, your excuse to pepper your day with whatever perks and joys you dare. Get creative! Unless you hate getting creative, in which case, Walrus Day is your perfect excuse to stay uncreative the whole day! Very simply: Pamper and splurge as much as possible. Diets be damned!

Q: Does Walrus Day have anything to do with John Lennon or The Beatles?

A: No.

Q: Are you sure? ‘Cause wasn’t John Lennon, like, born or killed on October 8?

A: John Lennon was born on October 9, 1940. He was murdered on December 8, 1980. I understand the confusion, but I am quite, quite certain Walrus Day has nothing to do with John Lennon SINCE I INVENTED THE HOLIDAY MYSELF.

Q: Are presents involved?

A: My family will often buy me Walrus Day presents instead of birthday presents because I prefer that, but no, presents aren’t mandatory or traditional. The most important person to gift is yourself. But if it would thrill you to give someone else a Walrus Day present, have at ye.

Q: I’m a [insert religion here] and I’m totally devout. Can I celebrate Walrus Day without violating the terms of my faith?

A: As far as I know, yes. Put it this way: If you belong to a religion that would be against you taking a day to treat yourself extra special, maybe you should consider changing your religion.

Q: What does this have to do with Ryan Idol and why aren’t there any hot pictures here?

A: This is the Amoeblog, not a porn site. Bookmark accordingly.

Q: I’m gonna buy you a toy walrus for Walrus Day!

A: Okay, not to be a jerk, but – first of all, that’s not a question – second, please, please don’t buy me a stuffed walrus toy or walrus figurine or poster of a walrus. I appreciate the thought, really I do, but walruses stopped being my favorite animal when I was, like, 12. I have a box in storage filled to the brim with walrus trinkets that people have bought me over the years and I don’t need any more! Take the money you would have spent on a walrus-related item and use it to buy yourself something rad. Thank you.

Q: Who’s Ryan Idol?

A: I’m not telling you.


If you have any more questions, feel free to leave them below and I will answer them!

And here’s hoping you have a HAPPY WALRUS DAY!!!



*Does not apply to Amoeba Music employees.

Negatives

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, September 30, 2009 10:50am | Post a Comment







Check out last year's negative gallery here.


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