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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Pushin Too Hard

My friend Doug in New York has informed me that I am remiss in not mentioning the loss of two famous celebrities today, Farrah Fawcett and Sky Saxon, frontman of the legendary garage band, The Seeds.

In the mid seventies, I worked for a spell as a picker for a couple of frenchmen who had a company called Roadrunner Records. They collected rare pyschedelia and I would comb the flea markets looking for stuff to sell them. I would go up to the Capitol Records Swap Meet with the late surf movie producer Chris Bystrom and buy stuff from some very cool people including the late Bob Hite from Canned Heat. Scored great Kaleidoscope posters from Bob.

Somehow I ended up with many boxes of obscure albums that still sit in my garage so that the cats can scratch the album spines. Amongst the Rotary Connection, Ultimate Spinach and Red Crayola, I have probably twenty or thirty Seeds albums, and they have to be one of the worst bands ever to walk this earth. Not to speak ill of the dead but they sucked.

Farrah never really floated my boat either, nothing personal but I hold her responsible for a lot of bad seventies haircuts.

Doug has a poster company Lotsarock.com. Check him out.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

In the sixties Sky Saxon lived in the party apartments behind Dave Hull's Hullabaloo which later became the Kaleidoscope, which had awful circular posters.

Anonymous said...

you never masturbated to farrah as an adolescent ?

Blue Heron said...

Although I rarely missed an opportunity to "take matters in hand" or as they say on the PGA Tour, to grip it and rip it, I must confess she was never in my hit parade...

Anonymous said...

RE: Farrah anon.
As Michael Jackson would say "beat it"

grumpy said...

"grip it and rip it" is a term made famous by John Daly, one of my fave pros on the PGA tour...to speak ill of the dead, is a cheap shot at best; do not wonder for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee....