Saturday, November 30, 2013

Jewdriver - Hail the Jew Dawn ep

For this day of Hanukkah, we have something very different.

Jewdriver is a band from Oakland, CA that takes it's name as a piss take of the name of the RAC band Skrewdriver even the name of the recording "Hail the Jew Dawn," is a take of Skrewdriver's "Hail the New Dawn."

The lyrics are kind of tough to hear but this is a great release and enjoyable if you get the joke.

Released by INRI Records in 2005


Brian Guy

Friday, November 29, 2013


Time for some parody with the musical work of Guns 'N Charoses of Kansas City, MO.

These songs are kind of funny but not something that you are going to listen too a lot of. Still it's a great take on Guns 'N Roses.

This was one of my first rips off of a cassette so the tags are kind of messy, but if you want feel free to fix them.

This was released in 1994 on Chutzpah Music.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Hasidic New Wave - Jews & the Abstract Truth cd

Well it's Thanksgiving and the 2nd day of Hanukkah so lets celebrate with some Hasidic New Wave, I think they are from New York, and feature Frank London and Greg Wall.

Now if you are expecting anything at all new wave, as I was, you are in for a BIG surprise. What we have here is jazz pure and simple.

The word "Abstract," I think is the one word that really describes this best. Not saying this is good or bad.

I'm not a big jazz fan. I have to admit that for the most part this did nothing for me there really are no lyrics or singing, I think there is some chanting on one song, but for the most part this didn't keep my interest (the things I do for my wife).

There where a few songs that I liked out of the collection. "V'Smachta," "Debka," and "Finale: Juba" were okay, but this is not something that I'm going to be listening to a lot in the future.

This was released in 1997 on Knitting Factory of New York, NY.


Brian Guy

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The 4 Bursteins - Mit a Yiddish'n Taam (with a Jewish Flavor) LP

Happy Hanukkah day one!!

Just like last year I plan on doing a post a day for the entire holiday.

This year we will start out with The 4 Bursteins. This foursome has the husband wife combination of Peisach Burstein who was born in Warsaw, Poland, his wife Lillian Lux Burstein of New York and their two children
Michael and Susan.

Pretty enjoyable Yiddish music is presented here. Now I don't speak Yiddish, but I recognized a couple of the songs, not really sure why. A couple of the songs remind me of things that I have heard on the "Benny Hill Show" back in the day.

My Yiddish is limited to the words learned via Mel Brooks and a few Jewish friends.

I am not sure when this was released and couldn't find a listing for it on So if anyone knows a year when this was released please let me know and I'll update the posting.

This was released on Famous Records.

Happy First Day of Hanukkah

Brian Guy

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Spalding Gray's Swimming to Cambodia by Spalding Gray

Today we have the late Spalding Gray's "Swimming to Cambodia." I remember renting this movie/monologue a long, long time ago. I really wasn't sure if I was even going to watch it. I put it in the VCR (yeah, this was the early 90's).

My first thought was "What the hell was this? Some guy sitting at a desk, talking?" As the minutes passed I realized that this was really something special.

Spalding Gray does a great job of telling his story of his adventures during the filming of "the Killing Fields."

I fell in love with this film and with Spalding Gray's work. He was out there and I think that's what made his work very special.

If you can't find the movie then get this book and read it.

Published in 1985 by the Theatre Communications Corp. of New York, NY


Brian Guy

Friday, November 22, 2013

50 Years since JFK's Assassination

This is the day 50 years ago that John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. I meant to do a post last night on this, but was too tired to really say much of anything.

I read Jim Marrs book back in the early 90's and thought it was really interesting. I've always had issues with the Warren Commission, maybe it's just me but the lone gunman just doesn't make since to me.

I was thinking about posting some music, like the Huns "Glad, He's Dead" or T. Tex Edwards "Lee Harvey was a friend of mine,"or "Bullet" by the Misfits, but I know everyone has heard them a million times so why waste the space to post them one more time on another blog?

I do think that Kennedy's assassination was the start of people not trusting the government of the United States. My dad always told me about things that he had seen in the Korean war, and has a strong distrust for the government, and son like father I feel the same way.

To me America's innocence died that day in Dallas. I wasn't even born yet, but talking to people who lived through it, they seemed like everything changed. We no longer looked at things the same.

I often wonder what would have happened if Kennedy had not have been killed in Dallas. Would he still be a hero to the left or would he have been looked down upon because of his affairs? What would have happened in Vietnam? Would we have become closer to Cuba? All of these things are fun to think about but they are all speculation.

Rest in Peace John F. Kennedy.


Brian Guy

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Congratulations to the Hamilton Tiger Cats winning the CFL East

My second favourite team in the CFL is Grey Cup bound. Congratulations to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats beating Toronto in the eastern finals this past weekend.

I only got to see the second half of the game, which kind of sucks a bit, but at least I got to see what I did as it was a great game.

Henry Burris had a very good game as did Andy Fantuz and the whole Tiger-Cats team. Good luck in the Grey Cup in Regina, SK.

So here is the set up for the 101st Grey Cup:

Saskatchewan Roughriders (11-7) vs Hamilton Tiger-Cats (10-8)

Sunday, November 24 at 6pm et/3pm pt on TSN Not sure who is broadcasting it in the states.

Go Tiger-Cats!!!


Brian Guy

Monday, November 11, 2013

Beat Farmers - California Kid/Anarchy in the UK

I was a big fan of The Beat Farmers and the late "Country"Dick Montana. This has video has them doing one of my favorite songs, "California Kid" and a short strange version of the Sex Pistols "Anarchy in the UK."

The good hearted jabs at Mojo Nixon is pretty funny and made me laugh

The quality isn't the best but I think this is pretty cool and follows in the tradition of what a great band that the Beat Farmers were.


Brian Guy

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Lose - What's Your Name? 7"

This is a Flipper side project of Bruce Loose or as he is called for this project B. Lose.

Kind of reminds me of Flipper a bit pretty noisy experimental music on both tracks.

I have to say, "What's Your Name?" is my favourite track. Just when you think it's all over it isn't. Kind of a great little mind teaser.

"Waking to Sleep," is the B side of this and it is more out there than side A. Seems pretty drug induced to me but, maybe it's just me.

This was released in 1983 on Subterranean Records of San Francisco, CA.


Brian Guy

Blondes in Black Cars - Autograph video

In celebration of my good friend Chelsea getting her dream car, this is for you Chelsea.

In case you are wondering her new car is black and she is a blond.


Brian Guy

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Kriticka Situace - st LP

Very interesting metal from the Praha,  Czech Republic.

I really don't know much about this band to begin with so I wasn't sure what I was actually going to be listening to, I think I bought it from Sound Idea a long time ago, so I knew it was probably going to be good as Bob Suren always had some of the best music around.

I'd say that I enjoyed this a lot but thought it was a little strange that the song titles are in English but the songs themselves are sung in Czech. It's not a really big deal, but did kind of come off as a shock. The nice thing is there are English translations to the lyrics which comes in very handy for someone who doesn't speak Czech.

This is just basic old fashioned metal, normally when I hear music from the Czech Republic it's normally thrash or grindcore, so this was a little bit different and I think that's what made me like it. It was somewhat original.

This is also my first review of a band from the Czech Republic.

This was released in 1993 on Day After Records of As, Czech Republic.


Brian Guy

Portland Wrestling Uncut Update

I got a response from promoter Pete Schweitzer, of Portland Wrestling Uncut. They will be back on the air in January. I wish him the best of luck.


Brian Guy

What Happened to the Portland Wrestling Uncut?

So it looks like it has happened again, yet another failed attempt to relive the past of Don Owen's Portland wrestling. This time looked promising with Roddy Piper as the figure head of the show, but yet less that six months into the promotion "Portland Wrestling Uncut," it appears to be over.

Promoter Pete Schweitzer looked to be doing a great job then we were left with a "Broken Ring" that no one could figure out how to fix, so they had to stop taping until the ring was fixed. This left us with several months of reruns and now it appears that it is gone forever. I Emailed Mr. Schweitzer we will see if he replies or not.

This is very disappointing to me. I had high hopes for the promotion, and with Piper's name on the product along with "The Grappler"Len Denton, Don Coss and what appeared to be the backing of KPTV along with a lot of great talent this promotion had a chance.

So, my question is what the hell happened? I'd really like to know?

This is why I try not to get my hopes up for any wrestling promotion that is in the Portland area or anywhere for that matter, you just get interested in it and then it's over and we move on to the next promotion. Yeah the National Wrestling Alliance may have been a monopoly but at least we had consistent territories and wrestling not what we have now which is a hodge podge of promotions all using from the same talent pool.

Man how I miss the old days.


Brian Guy

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Yeastie Girlz - Ovary Action ep

Going back a few years for this one, Yeastie Girlz out of the Bay Area doing a really primitive rap act thing here.

I'll have to admit when I first bought this back in the day I really didn't like it. I thought the piss take of the Beastie Boys name was pretty good but the music to me was just not that good. So, I gave my copy to a friend of mine who was into the feminist movement and moved on.

A couple of months ago, I was in one of my favourite record stores and saw a copy of the 45 that I had gotten rid of years ago. For some reason I decided maybe I should give this a second chance.

I paid $4 for it and was on my way, hoping that I didn't make a mistake and end up regretting giving this a second chance.

Well, it is pretty much what I expected, but honestly I enjoyed it a lot more this time around. Maybe it's age, maybe it's because I knew what I was getting into this time, but I found it enjoyable. The only song that I really hate and I hated it back then, was their version of  the Buzzcocks, "Orgasm Addict," I still really hate that cover and no it's not because a woman is singing it, it just is not a good cover.

On the upside I enjoyed the "FCC," song "You Suck," about giving head not just receiving it "Put a lid on it," about birth/STD control, but the one that I really enjoyed was "Ode an Die Fruede" which talks about how to make the applicator of a tampon into a musical instrument, pretty inventive.

I'm glad I gave this another shot. It's not something that I would want to listen to all the time, but I think it's worth wile and I think this was kind of the start of the Riot Grrl movement. Some of which I thought was good some of it I thought was horrible.

This was released in 1988 on Lookout Records, the address on this is the old Laytonville, CA address, so I know that this was a first edition.

Give it a try if you haven't already.


Brian Guy