0 comments Monday, March 31, 2008



Do the Strand – Roxy Music
Oh, Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
Blister In the Sun – The Violent Femmes
Crazy – Gnarls Barkley
Anything on Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska LP

0 comments Friday, March 28, 2008



The Didjits
The Fluid
Guzzard
Killing Joke
The Catheters

* Trust me on this!

0 comments Wednesday, March 26, 2008



Quark
Fridays
James at 15
Three for the Road
Apple's Way

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The Birthday Party
New York Dolls
The Fall
Sparks
Devo

1 comments Monday, March 24, 2008



I wouldn't change a thing!

The Velvet Underground (3rd LP)
Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers – L.A.M.F
The Rezillos – Can’t Stand The Rezillos
The Vibrators – Pure Mania
The Who Sell Out

0 comments Friday, March 21, 2008



Ironside
Cannon
McCloud
Banacek
The Streets of San Francisco

0 comments Wednesday, March 19, 2008



You start eating Stella D'Oro breakfast treats
The Kid Stays in The Picture becomes your bible
You have a sudden craving for a “Fudgie the Whale”
You play all your childhood 33 1/3 RPM records on 16
You make vague plans to visit Sterling, Virginia
"Happy Easter" is replaced by "Fucking Paas!"

For a good time, visit PattonOswalt.com

1 comments Monday, March 17, 2008



Don Garlits
Hugh Hefner
George Carlin (Damn! George died on 6/22/08 R.I.P.)
Gene Winfield
Bo Diddley (Bo died on 6/2/08 - I gotta hop on these things quicker...)

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Cub Koda
Lee Hazelwood
“Dandy” Dick Landy
Serge Gainsbourg
Ronnie Sox

0 comments Sunday, March 16, 2008



Mr. French (Sebastian Cabot) Family Affair
Felix Unger (Tony Randall) The Odd Couple
Robert Hartley (Bob Newhart) The Bob Newhart Show
Mr. Jillson (Joe Besser) The Joey Bishop Show
Stanley Belmont (Dom DeLuise) Lotsa Luck

0 comments Thursday, March 13, 2008



Soul
Punk Rock
Afro-Cuban
Power Pop
Glam

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NĂ¼ Metal
Celtic/Traditional Irish
Angry Lesbian Folk
Funky Punk
Klezmer

0 comments Wednesday, March 12, 2008



Teen Beat – Sandy Nelson
Dance with the Devil - Cozy Powell
The Swag – Link Wray
Popcorn – Hot Butter
Joy – Apollo 100

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UFO
Thunderbirds
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons
Space 1999
Joe 90

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Bullitt
Cool Hand Luke
Enter The Dragon
Mission: Impossible
Mannix

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Albert Brooks
Christopher Guest
Larry David
Woody Allen
Allan Sherman (pictured)

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Ricki Lake (Hairspray era)
Carnie Wilson (pre-surgery)
Thora Birch (in Ghost World)
Kelly Osbourne
Fairuza Balk

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Barbi Benton
Caroline Ellis (The Bugaloos)
Deanna Lund (Land of the Giants)
Catherine Schell (Space 1999)
Debralee Scott

0 comments Tuesday, March 11, 2008



Ambulance - Armitage Shanks
Hello Floor – The Beautys
Teenage Letter – The Count Bishops
48 Crash – Suzi Quatro
My House – The Rotten Apples

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Kaboom
Crazy Cow (Strawberry)
Apple Jacks
Freakies
Boo Berry

0 comments Saturday, March 8, 2008



1961 Chrysler 300 G, w/ 413 wedge
1968 Dodge Charger, triple black w/ 426 Hemi
1970 Dodge Super Bee, Sublime w/ 440 six pack
1970 Plymouth ‘Cuda, Lemon Twist Hemi w/ “Billboards”
1965 Dodge Coronet, B5 Blue, convertable

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Blue Turns To Gray – Cliff Richard
The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore – The Walker Brothers
Mamas Pearl – The Jackson 5
Hospitality On Parade – Sparks
Crackpot History and the Right to Lie – Adam Ant

0 comments Friday, March 7, 2008

After years of hardcore procrastination, I finally got my blog up and running. Yes, I am aware that I am the last human being on earth to have one, but anyone who knows me knows that I've always been a bit slow on the draw when it comes to new technology. I didn't get email until 1999, and resisted cell phones until 2001. Once I get up to speed however, I generally embrace the "new thing" and even run with it - getting 11,000+ friends on My Space in 6 months is a good recent example - so I expect to post here often. Over the years I've written many a piece that was somehow wrong for my editorial page in Gearhead Magazine, and I believe that this is a more welcoming format for them. Additionally, I have been making Top 5 lists for years, but really picked up the pace after discovering Merlin Mann's brilliant 5ives page a few years back. I have literally dozens of them, hopefully all informative or at very least mildly entertaining, so I'll be posting them often throughout the week, with the longer pieces showing up occasionally.

Enjoy, MLV