Sunday, February 26, 2012

Scene In A Buffalo, MN Antiques Shop...

...a beautiful and somewhat pricey 1937 Wurlitzer jukebox. Sadly, we had to leave without making the purchase. But we both "oohed" and "aahed" over it for a few minutes though. It is a nice piece and would look great in our living room.

02-26-12 1937 Wurlitzer Jukebox, Buffalo, MN02

02-26-12 1937 Wurlitzer Jukebox, Buffalo, MN01
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Old Postcards From New York City To Back Home #48: Entrance to Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY

NYC Postcard - Brooklyn Navy Yard Entrance (Front)

NYC Postcard - Brooklyn Navy Yard Entrance (Reverse)
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Mailed to:
Mr. [?] Johnson
Carver, Minnesota

Postmark:
08/28/1914

Card Reads:
Hello. Rec'd card. Thanks for [?]. It's been real cool here for a few days but better today. Suppose you are all there with trashing[?] by this time. [?] all the folks. Your friend, [?]

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Who Played At First Avenue? Oh, Just a FEW Bands You Might Know...

05-27-11 Jimmy Eat World @ First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
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I recently stumbled onto an amazing site from the Minnesota Historical Society. It's a huge list of items they hold in their vast printed materials archives. How huge? I set it up in "print preview," and if you were to print it out it would take 87 printed pages. It's a big fucking list. And it's not just a list of some random, boring old historical crap. No. This is a big-ass list of artists and bands who have played at the world-celebrated music venue First Avenue and Seventh Street Entry in Minneapolis.

The list begins with a show by Lipps Inc. (Funkytown! That's Minneapolis in case you didn't know!) on 02/25/81 and go all the way through 2004. It's amazing reading the list of talent that has graced that stage over the years. Here's just a teeny tiny sample of what's on this list...


Marc Riley with the Creepers, 02/11/1986.
Corrosion of Conformity/St. Vitas/The Brood, 02/15/1986.
Rene and Angela, 02/17/1986.
Mazarati, 02/19/1986.
The Descendents/Roy G. Biv, 02/21/1986.
Phantom/Rocker & Slick/Reducers, 02/24/1986.
Saxon/Powermad, 03/02/1986.
Prince/Battle of the Bands, 03/03/1986.
The Long Ryders/the Jayhawks, 03/09/1986.
Shock Therapy, 03/25/1986.
Robyn Hitchcock/Blue Up, 03/26/1986.
Alex Chilton/Run Westy Run, 03/27/1986.
Tommy Keene, 03/30/1986.
Hüsker Dü/Man Sized Action, 03/31/1986.
Wrestling Rock-Out III/Sharps/Van Vrankin, 04/03/1986.
Charlie Burton/Doctor's Mob/Gyrones, 04/04/1986.
Outnumbered/DC3/AKR, 04/05/1986.
Producers/Splat/Colour Field, 04/06/1986.
SOS Band, 04/07/1986.
Thin White Rope/Naked Prey/Pontiac Brothers, 04/09/1986.
Samhain/Heathen/Ville, 04/11/1986.


Interested? Yeah, I thought so.
To see the whole list, visit:

Minesota Historical Society: First Avenue & 7th Street Entry Collection

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The P.M.R.C. Files: H.D.M -vs - P.M.R.C.

H.D.M. and crew, while enjoying a few White Castle sliders, takes it to Tipper Gore and the rest of her P.M.R.C. co-conspirators. Recently posted on The Handsome One's FB page. Originally appeared on the "Hard And Heavy - Vol. 1" Video Magazine VHS, released in 1994.


( Image via GlennBuxton.com)



Saturday, February 18, 2012

One From The Archives: 02/18/09 Motley Crue/ Hinder/ Theory Of A Dead Man/ The Last Vegas @ Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN

02/18/09 Motley Crue/ Hider/ Theory of a Dead Man/ The Last Vegas @ Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul, MN
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One From The Archives: Feb-March-April 1990 Rush Presto Tour Ad

Feb-March-April 1990 Rush Presto Tour Ad
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One From The Archives: 02/17/12 The Airborne Toxic Event/ Shiny Toy Guns/ Tapes 'N' Tapes @ Trollhaugen Ski Area, Dresser, WI

02/17/12 Airborne Toxic Event/ Shiny Toy Guns/ Tapes 'N' Tapes @ Trollhaugen Ski Area, Dresser, WI
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Old Postcards From New York City To Back Home #46: Brooklyn Bridge and Lower Manhattan Skyline

NYC Postcard - Brooklyn Bridge and Skyline (Front)

NYC Postcard - Brooklyn Bridge and Skyline (Reverse)
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Sent to:
The Johnson Family, Minneapolis, MN

Postmark:
11/05/1945

Card Reads:
"Dear Family, Well I have been a [?] for exactly eighteen months today and I guess I still being a [?]. The most recent [?] for promotions went up to and included 1 May. My date of rank is of 5 May so I missed it by only four days and I guess a miss is as good as a mile. Well anyway, at least I can look forward to a discharge which should come through at least by 1 December. [Crossed out line - As soon as I get some definate word on it.] I will surely let you know as soon as I get some definate word on it. It is rumored that I will be sent to the Great Lakes discharge and if I do I surely hope that I will get time to see Dick while I am there. I took Sunday evening dinner at the officers club here at the base and had a delicious broiled lobster dinner. Love Bob.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

New York City Images As Album/CD Cover Art #56: Rashied Ali "N.Y. Ain't So Bad" (1976)

Rashied Ali "N.Y. Ain't So Bad" LP (1976)
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Artist: Rashied Ali
Title: N.Y. Ain't So Bad
Released: 1976

*Cover photo shows Ali shaking hands with vocalist Royal Blue, overlooking the city from atop the World Trade Center.

(Thanks to reader "Harry" for positive ID on Mr. Blue in the comments below!)

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Old Postcards From New York City To Back Home #45: Municipal Building, The Bronx

NYC Postcard - Municipal Building, Bronx (Front)

NYC Postcard - Municipal Building, Bronx (Reverse)
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Mailed to:
Miss Maud Miller, Roberts, WV

Postmark:
04/01/1907

Card Reads:
*There is no mesage on the back of this card.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Old Postcards From New York City To Back Home #44: New York Post Office

NYC Postcard - New York Post Office (Front)

NYC Postcard - New York Post Office (Reverse)
(Images via NYCDreamin Archives)

Mailed To:
Miss Maud Miller, Roberts, WV

Postmark:
11/27/1906

Card Reads:
-No personal message on this card.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Remembering The Flipp Years: I Don't Think We Should Light A Match In Here!

06/09/02 Urban Sprawl Festival @ Minneapolis, MN - Flipp
(Image via NYCDreamin Archives)

You're probably asking yourself, "Who are these degenerates? And why are those people reaching out to them like they're some kind of conquering rock gods?" Let me help you.

The band was called Flipp. And for a few brief, glorious years back in the mid-90's through the early 2000's, if you lived in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, you might know they practically ruled the rock and roll roost around here! After several years of leading a devoted core following of rabid fans, lovingly referred to as the "Crazy, Sick Fuckers," then eventually performing their final live show together at the Medina Entertainment Center in November of 2003, Flipp are rememberd by many as one of the finest, funniest, snottiest bunch of rock and roll ass kickers ever to hail from the Twin Cities and are, to this day, missed greatly by their legions of still devoted fans.

Years later, since there are still really no Flipp fan sites on the web that I'm aware of, and since FlippCentral.com is pretty much a dormant, archival-only place - lots of cool stuff archived there, photos, audio, video, etc, they are still the best place for your Flipp fix on the 'net, but, over the past few days I decided I'd (get ready for this...) start an "all Flipp" fan site/blog! I figured it's a perfect place to collect and share all my Flipp goodies and information as well as a place to gather up as many other bits and pieces of Flipp's history and try to archive it in one place before it fades too far into the past.

Step back into the madness...embrace the craziness...you might even like it!

visit I Don't Think We Should Light A Match In Here!

One From The Archives: 02/04 - 06/66 Jefferson Airplane @ Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA

02/04 - 06/66 Jefferson Airplane @ Fillmore Auditorium, San Francisco, CA
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Friday, February 3, 2012

11/01/68 Jefferson Airplane's Short, Free Show Atop The Schuyler Hotel, NYC, NY

Just heard about this for the first time - thanks to the Bush Tetras' Dee Pop!

Seems those damn dirty, sandal wearin', dope smokin', free-lovin' San Francisco hippies in Jefferson Airplane wanted to shower Midtown Manhattan with some free musical love back on a chilly November 1, 1968. What could be better, right? Seriously! November 1968? Jefferson Airplane WAS music, man! Anyway, the band and their crew set up sound equipment on the roof of the 9-story Schuyler Hotel, then located at 57 West 45th Street. Can't find much history about the place. It's not there anymore. What's there now?

Famed filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard arrived on the scene to film the event as part of his upcoming project "One A.M.", aka "One American Movie." You'll see that footage in a minute, but keep reading first...this is pretty cool stuff.

Unfortunately, neither the band, their management, nor Godard's film crew had ever bothered to obtain the proper permits for the free musical spectacle they hoped to unleash. Big mistake!
Shortly after the Airplane announced "New York! Wake up you fuckers! Free Music!" and...uh...took off (sorry about that!) - ahem...I mean, shortly after the band began to play, a contingent of New York City's Finest (whom were surely refered to by many other, less complimentary names that day) arrived and promptly pulled the Airplane's plug.

The whole situation seems to have gotten the better of the famously boisterous actor Rip Torn, who also become involved in the fracas that ensued as he was there participating in the Godard "One A.M." film project as well. Torn, who has been known to enjoy a drink or ten, even in more recent years, wound up being charged with harrassment of a NYPD officer. The story even made the New York Times the following day...

11-19-68 Jefferson Airplane @ NYC, NY
(Image via Rock Prospography 101)

Just another day in 1968-era New York City...looks like it was fun while it lasted anyway.




A final bit of information about this event comes from "Take Me To A Circus Tent: The Jefferson Airplane Flight Manual" (2006 by Craig Fenton): (If there is nothing about the Hotel Schuyler gig showing as you view this, just scroll to page 144.)

Old Postcards From New York City To Back Home #43: Empire State Building

NYC Postcard - Empire State Building (Front)

NYC Postcard - Empire State Building (Reverse)
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Mailed to:
Mrs. Leonard Ledum, Elbow Lake, MN

Postmark:
08/18/1961

Card reads:
Aug 16 - We got here just fine and are sight seeing today. Right now we are way up here in this building. You sure can see the city from here. Reminds me of when we were to Chicago. Also went to Radio City today. Mark & Carl

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Upcoming: 02/19/12 Dead Presidents Dance Party @ The Woodstock Lodge, Woodstock, NY

(Image via Stupefaction)

If you just happen to find yourself in or near the vicinity of Woodstock, NY on Sunday, February 19th, make sure to stop by the Woodstock Lodge (formerly "The Crest") beginning at 8:00pm and catch Stupefaction's preeminent musicologist/vinyl hound Karate Boogaloo (aka Tim B.) manning the turntables during the "Dead Presidents Dance Party."

With Tim B. manning the DJ booth and throwing down a soundtrack of boisterous 60's garage rock, smooth soul sounds, disco, trippy psychedelia and much, much more, you'd be hard pressed to find anything else nearly as interesting and aurally pleasurable to do on a Sunday evening no matter where you are! Best of all? NO cover charge!

Visit the Dead Presidents Dance Party event page on Facebook for additional information.

Old Postcards From New York City To Back Home #42: Grant's Tomb

NYC POstcard - Grant's Tomb (Front)

NYC POstcard - Grant's Tomb (Reverse)
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Mailed to:
Miss Erin[?] Blatt, Sturgis, SD

Postmark:
07/28/1908

Card Reads:
07-25-08 Have you heard from Wyo? Was in Mills & gift yesterday. Did you get [?] - F.