Friday, April 20, 2007

Sum-1's 41 2-Day

On this date in 1966, your humble blogger was born. My parents bought me a hammock (and lunch). Mrs. Manyjars turned me loose with the credit card. The damage so far?

Two pairs of jeans (one black, one blue): $15 each
Harry Crews: Classic Crews (to read during my trip next week): $4
Sonny Vincent: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: $8
Rich Kids: Ghosts of Princes in Towers: $8

I also hit a most excellent garage sale this morning. For $8, I got five LP's:
The Best of Junior Parker (MCA, 1980)
Soul Shouts, Volume 5 (ballads) (Rhino, 1987)
Les McCann Ltd. Plays "The Shout" (Pacific Jazz, 1960)
Miriam Makeba (self-titled) (RCA, 1960)
Linda Jones' Greatest Hits (Chess, 1984) (who?)

I left behind albums by Johnny Hartman, Jimmy McGriff, Dakota Staton, the Delfonics... hmmm, maybe I should go back.

According to the liner notes for the Rich Kids' disc, Midge Ure was Malcolm McLaren's first choice to sing for the Sex Pistols. Whaaa? Somewhere I read recently that McLaren wanted Iggy. Was that after Winterland? I know that Lydon wanted to join Devo after he left the Pistols (before he formed PiL). It's strange to think about these near-misses in rock history. Another example (from another decade): Janis Joplin considered joining the 13th Floor Elevators before she left Texas.

Vandals: Happy Birthday to Me

6 Comments:

At 4/20/2007 3:27 PM , Anonymous Paula said...

Happy Birthday!!

I got a hammock for you right here, pal.

(No, I don't know what that means, do you?)

Where did you find jeans for $15?!

 
At 4/20/2007 3:47 PM , Anonymous grigorss said...

Happy Brak-day!

I got a hammock for you right here, pal

I think I know what it means...

but I ain't sayin'

 
At 4/21/2007 1:30 AM , Blogger 2fs said...

Have a happy one, young whippersnapper. And stop snapping that whipper - or at least pull down the damned shades.

 
At 4/25/2007 9:16 PM , Anonymous chris said...

Congrats jon.
Weeeeeeee.
Ivy and anna wanted to know if Ben got you the new Pokeman Diamond for your Bday?

 
At 4/26/2007 11:33 AM , Blogger jon manyjars said...

Chris: No, Ben got the Pokemon game (Pearl) for himself.
Paula: Where did I get new jeans for $15? Not in Brooklyn! I got them Arizona jeanses at JCPenney.

 
At 4/27/2007 3:23 PM , Blogger Nazz Nomad said...

Jon- HAPPY BIRTHDAY- around these parts... 4.20 means somethin' else! ... and glad you're pumped about the Radio Birdman touring, I just finished "Babylon's Burning"; sorta what inspired me to do the Radio Birdman/Saints posting.

 

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