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    Sunday, July 31, 2011

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TED CASSIDY !

    Saturday, July 30, 2011

    Do The Jellyfish



    (Sorry, don't know why the thumbnail's not displaying, but the video does work and is well worth your time!)

    As the good folks at PCL LinkDump noted, this clip is "From the 1966 movie STING OF DEATH, the greatest movie ever made featuring a half man, half jellyfish villain. If you enjoy close-up shots of girls butts in tight pants, then this movie is for you!" And, yes, that's Neil Sedaka doing the singing.

    You should really click on over to their site, where they've also fixed us up with some fantastic screen captures. Tip of the cap to Thom Tex Edwards for bringing this to my attention.

    Friday, July 29, 2011

    Today You're Just High, Tomorrow You're Dead



    Jonathan King - Round Round (2:57)

    Here's a rousing British anti-drug propaganda number to help kick the weekend off with a little over the top hysteria. Image via Billboard archives.

    Radio On


    In case you missed it last night, listen now to Music To Spazz By with Dave the Spazz, Billy Miller and Gaylord Fields.  Special guest star:  La La Brooks! 

    Thursday, July 28, 2011

    Girl Group Sound

    Wednesday, July 27, 2011

    Girl Group Spectacular


    Tuesday, July 26, 2011

    You Be A DJ

    Our pals, Ron & Tony are at it again!  Listen Now!!!

    Sunday, July 24, 2011

    GROOVY!



    Groovy!

    Friday, July 22, 2011

    This Weekend At The Fool's Paradise Twin



    Bruce Brown's The Endless Summer

    B/W

    Barefoot Adventure





    Last blow out of the summer!!!  We will close for the season after this weekend.  Thank you for your patronage.  Management.


    Thursday, July 21, 2011

    Ham The Space Monkey


    Ray Allen & The Embers - Ham The Space Monkey (mp3)

    Norton Records 25th Anniversary Bash


    Tickets are going fast for the Norton Records 25th Anniversary Bash.  November 10 - 13 at the Bell House in Brooklyn.  What are you waiting for?!?

    Some Kinda Fun

    Monday, July 18, 2011

    Country Trash

    (Sorry, download link has expired.) More info on this & many other compilations: https://picasaweb.google.com/114946115269970088029/MusicCompilations

    Sunday, July 17, 2011

    SWINGIN' SCRAP FOR $18













    Saturday, July 16, 2011

    Ichiban Meet Up July 30th Lincoln Center



    Join us at the Ponderosa Stomp's tribute to all the girls on July 30th in NYC.  Rex will be broadcasting Fool's Paradise live from 1-3 PM at Damrusch Park at Lincoln Center.  Then, walk across the street for a refreshing beverage at PJ Clarkes.  We'll be there from 3-4:45.  Girl Group Extravaganza starts at 5:00!!  Find out all the details here.  Thanks to the lovely and talented Liz Berg for putting this together.  Special surprise guests will be there!!!  Don't miss it, squares.

    The Exciters - He's Got The Power (Bedazzled Video)

    This Weekend At The Fool's Paradise Twin


    The Wild Angels

    B/W


    Angels' Wild Women


    Thursday, July 14, 2011

    THE SORTA LOST RAY DENNIS STECKLER FILM

    MY OBSESSION WITH RAY DENNIS STECKLER, RON HAYDOCK, ARCH HALL JR. DATE WAY BACK TO THE EARLY 80S WHEN THE PIECES OF THAT PUZZLE STARTED TO COME TOGETHER VIA VIDEO & PALS LIKE MIRIAM LINNA, MICHAEL WELDON & CRAZY MOVIE NIGHTS IN THE BASEMENT OF A CHURCH AT 57 ST. MARKS PLACE (FUELED BY THE WONDERFUL INSANITY OF ANN MAGNUSON, SUSAN HANNAFORD, TOM SCULLY & BILL LANDIS-A BOOK IS IN THE WORKS ABOUT THIS GROUNDBREAKING "CLUB 57" BY ANN MAGNUSON SOON. THE CLUB WAS THE BIRTHPLACE OF MANY SCENES OF MUSIC, ART & WEIRDNESS-KEITH HARING, KENNY SCHARF, KLAUS NOMI AND MANY OTHERS WERE DOING SHOWS/PROJECTS/AND INSPIRING EACH OTHER AS ME AND MY FRIENDS FROM THE MISFITS WERE, ALONG WITH THESE PEOPLE DEVOURING EVERY MOVIE SEEN FOR THE FIRST TIME AT CLUB 57'S MONSTER MOVIE CLUB & SLEAZOID EXPRESS NIGHTS, ETC.) THE ONE EARLY STECKLER FILM I NEVER SAW & WAS NEVER RELEASED ON VIDEO WAS WILD ONES ON WHEELS, WHICH I HAVE READ WAS THE INSPIRATION FOR FASTER PUSSYCAT, KILL! KILL! THERE ARE SOME BOOT DVD COPIES AROUND NOW & BOUGHT ONE THROUGH AMAZON FROM SINISTER CINEMA...IT WAS AMAZING TO FINALLY SEE THIS! I WAS NOT LET DOWN! HERE'S A TRAILER AVAILABLE ON AN AMAZING SITE THAT WILL TAKE LOADS OF TIME AWAY FROM YOUR LIFE...HAHA...

    Wednesday, July 13, 2011

    LOST IN SPACE A GO GO!

    HERE IS MY & DEBBIE'S FAVE RAVE LOST IN SPACE EPISODE MY FIRST BLOG POST! SHE NEVER GOT TO SEE THE END OF THIS DUE TO SOME SORTA CHILD ABUSE! HAHAHA... SO HERE YA GO! THANKS FOR THE GREAT RECEPTION FOR INTOXICA ON THE ICHIBAN WEB STREAM...

    Imagination's A Wonderful Thing



    Fifty years ago today, on 7/13/61, Ray Price recorded Imagination's A Wonderful Thing in Nashville.

    Monday, July 11, 2011

    Intoxica With Howie Pyro



    We are happy to announce that Howie Pyro's Intoxica radio show is now streaming on WFMU's Rock 'n' Soul Ichiban 24 hour webstream!!!  Intoxica is heard every Tuesday night from 9-11 PM PST on internet radio station Luxuria Music and you can download podcasts of the show.  Check out the 2-22ed show when our own Dave the Spazz stopped by the Luxuria studios in Hollywood.

    Howie shares our love of demented rock 'n' soul records from the 50s and 60s and will be a tight fit in our radio universe.  Welcome, Howie!  

    Don't forget you can take us with you wherever you go with the WFMU phone app.  It's like having a transitor radio, that actually plays good music!  Wow.

    Sunday, July 10, 2011

    Cash Flagg In The Funny Books


    ©1986 Daniel G. Clowes

    Small-time private eye Lloyd Llewellyn meets a client at a showing of the Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living And Became Mixed-Up Zombies in a scene from "The Crazy Hot-Rod Drop-Outs From Beyond Jupiter" (Lloyd Llewellyn #3, Aug. 1986).

    Saturday, July 9, 2011

    Greetings From Coney Island, USA


    Mr. Fine Wine will be broadcasting live from the boardwalk out at Coney Island on Friday, July 22 from 8-9 PM.  The fun starts at 6 PM at the Sideshows By The Seashore Freak Bar at 1208 Surf Avenue.  Have a Coney Island lager, catch the sideshow, ride the Cyclone, eat at Nathans then head to Wonder Wheel Park for a Downtown Soulville dance party.  Stick around for fireworks at 9:30.  See you there!

    RSVP, if you like.  If you can't make it, you can always tune in via the magic of the internet.

    Friday, July 8, 2011

    This Weekend At The Fool's Paradise Twin



    Hell's Belles


    B/W



    The Mini-Skirt Mob

    Rated M - No one under 17 admitted without parent or certified adult guardian.


    Thursday, July 7, 2011

    Attention People Of Earth


    Kicks Books has done it again with a new hip-pocket paperback collecting the science fiction poetry of the one and only Sun Ra.  "THIS PLANET IS DOOMED serves up a traumatic torrent of future shock—deeply personal and critical commentary and unsettling advice to the people of Earth, who fail to acknowledge this planet’s role in the universe."  Join the Kicks Books crew along with Sun Ra music archivist, Michael D. Anderson, who will be reading from the book at the scenic Lakeside Lounge on Sunday July 17th.  Mr. Bacon Fat, Andre Williams will get the night rolling with a reading from his best seller SWEETS as well as a sneak peak from his follow up STREETS.  7 PM Sharp.  Surprises in store!

    Other Kicks books to look forward to include SAVE THE LAST DANCE FOR SATAN by our unsung hero, Nick Tosches and TALL COOL ONE by Kim Fowley. 

    Press Contact: Paige Turner at Kicks Books.com


    Yochanon (Space Age Vocalist) With Sun Ra & His Arkestra - Muck Muck (mp3)


    Wednesday, July 6, 2011

    1992


    Monday, July 4, 2011

    Straightening out the TWIST!



    Here's a great slice of radio history from WNEW as some uptight announcers from the station (with the exception of one kool kat) try to get to the bottom of all this TWIST madness.

    Pay particular attention to the 3rd part of the show when DJ Pete Myers (aka the Mad Daddy) pops by.

    Thanks to Howie Pyro of Intoxica for throwing this our way.

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    Florida Vacation


    Visitors never fail to marvel at the replica of London's famous Big Ben Clock at the entrance to Tussaud's London Wax Museum, St. Petersburg Beach, Florida.



     Kennedy Memorial - John Fitzgerald Kennedy (1917-1963)

    In memory of the 35th President of the United States we present this scene with pride and sorrow.  Shown at Josephine Tussaud's famous London Wax Museum.




    The Roosevelts - Teddy and F.D.R....this famous President who led the charge of the Rough Riders was our 26th President.  Teddy is joined by his cousin Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who became the 32nd President, and was elected for four terms as President of the U.S.  They are among other famous Presidents seen at Tussaud's London Wax Museum.




    President Jefferson Davis and General Robert E. Lee plot strategy against invading Yank forces.  This
    scene along with many others can be observed at The London Wax Museum.



    FRANKENSTEIN AND WOLF MAN

    Share the same terrifying dungeon in the eerie CHAMBER OF HORRORS.  A visit that will excite you (if your nerves are strong) at Josephine Tussaud's famous London Wax Museum,  5505 Gulf Blvd., St. Petersburg Beach, Florida.

    REVELL RUBBER REBEL



    Sunday, July 3, 2011

    Monkey Man!


    Gene Burke - Monkey Man (mp3)

    You Be A DJ!


    Richard D - Soul Food DJ Set (mp3)

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    *** richard - intro w Danny James & Guitar Band - (Goldband 1224 1970) Soul & Wine  
    The Instrumentals - (Hanover 4502 1959) Chop Suey Rock
    Sonny Brooks - (Groove 027 1954) Champ Ale
    Harold Burrage - (Cobra 5004 1956) You Eat Too Much
    The Rays - (Chess 1613 1955) Moo Goo Gai Pan
    Danny Cobb - (De Luxe 1956) Hey Mr Warden
    The Carpets - (Federal 12269 1956) Chicken Backs
    Hurricane Harry - (OKeh 7074 1956) Last Meal  
    Chico Chism & Jetanairs - (Clif 102 1957) Hot Tamales and Bar B Que
    James Red Holloway - (Mad 1297 1958) A La Carte
    The Dukes - (Flip 343 1959) Groceries Sir
    *** richard - set recap 1
    The Dittos - (Warner Bros 5247 1961) Mustard
    Heavy J Lockett - (Ideal 501 196?) Chicken in a Hurry
    Bill & Will - (Hermitage 814 1962) Greasy Spoon
    The Dorsets - (UK Sue WI391 1965) Pork Chops
    The Ambertones - (Dottie 1129 1965) Chocolate Covered Ants
    The Panics - (Swan 4247 1966) Beans 
    J Randall - (Lanor 532 1967) Hamburger
    The Mighty Cravers - (Keynote 505 1963) Soul Food
    Georgie Woods - (Fat Back 541 196?) Potato Salad   
    Bill Thomas & Fendells - (Savoy 1628 1966) Southern Fried Chicken 2
    *** richard - set recap 2
    Johnny Watson - (Okeh 4-7290 1967) Soul Food
    Marino Choice - (Jumpin 2001 196?) Cherry Juice
    *** richard - set recap 3
    Danny James & Guitar Band - (Goldband 1224 1970) Soul & Wine  
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    Saturday, July 2, 2011

    This Weekend At The Fool's Paradise Twin


    aka The Continental Twist!

    Friday, July 1, 2011

    A Death In The Family



    Jimmy Dickens - A Death In The Family

    I have to admit that when I found this record, my hopes were high that the song was going to be some kind of demented country murder song. Why? Well, the jolting title and the fact that it was written by Bill Anderson (author of the country murder classics The Cold Hard Facts Of Life and The First Mrs. Jones) were all that was needed for some wildly groundless speculation on my part.

    Sure, I admit that I was initially a little disappointed to learn that the song is actually about the misery of a shattered marriage rather than a cold-blooded murder. It still packs one hell of a punch, though.

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