White Stripes to play Wilmington, DE

Holy crap ...

The Grand Opera house has done it.

Coming in July, The White Stripes.

I'm sure getting tickets for this is going to be a bitch, but I'm gonna try to snag some.
VIDEO: Mom scares gayness out of kid

Watch this mom as she scares the gayness out of her kid.

uselessjunk.com: Mom scares gayness out of kid
McG's Spring 2007 vinyl & CD sale

Hey folks, just got a bunch of great NEW vinyl in (and a few CDs too).

Everything is SEALED and NEW with the exception of The Nomads which is an unsealed, but new import.

E-mail to reserve and I'll send you total with shipping.
Combine items to save on shipping.

LCD Soundsystem - Yeah - $5.00
LCD Soundsystem - Yr City's a Sucker - $5.00

The 101ers (Joe Strummer) - Elgin Avenue Revisited - $10.75
Apples in Stereo - New Magnetic Wonder - $12.75
Arbouretum - Rites of Uncovering (Thrill Jockey ) - $9.75
Chris Bell - I am the Cosmos (180 gram remaster) - $13.75
Chemical Brothers - Push the Button (2 LPs) - $14.75
Mission of Burma - The Obliterati (2 LPs, 180 gram) - $15.00
The Nomads - Nomadic Dementia (2 LPs, heavy wax, import) - $24.00
Thurston Moore - Psychic Hearts (2 LPs, with LP bonux trks) - $13.75
The Pogues - Rum Sodomy & The Lash (Rhino, 180 gram) - $13.75
Sparklehorse - Dreamt For Light Years ... (new 2006 LP) - $11.50
The Warlocks - The Warlocks 12" EP (actually LP length) - $5.50
Wire - 154 (180 gram remaster on 4 Men With Beards) - $12.00
Wire - Pink Flag (180 gram remaster on 4 Men With Beards) - $12.00

Cocteau Twins - Lullabies to Violaine Vol. 1 (2 CDs) - $12.00
Cocteau Twins - Lullabies to Violaine Vol. 2 (2 CDs) - $12.00
*special: buy both Cocteau Twins CDs for $22.00!*

Sunno & Boris - Altar (2 CDs, ltd #1254/5000) - $15.00

Andy Partridge (XTC) - Fuzzy Warbles Collectors Box (9 CDs) - $60.00 (includes free media mail shipping & delivery confirmation - USA only for free shipping, Non-USA buyers e-mail for shipping info)

***And then I have some more stuff on eBay.


United States:
Media Mail: $2.95
Priority Mail: $5.75

Canada and Mexico:
Air Mail: $6.00

All other countries:
Air Mail: $12.50
Del. fire companies to have oxygen masks for dogs and cats

Within weeks, firefighters statewide may be able to say that, as Delaware is poised to become the first state to equip all fire companies with pet masks.

delawareonline.com: Pets breathing easier
Jesus Lizard DVD on the way

That 1990s nostalgia/revival thing is already happenin'.

The Jesus Lizard are set to release a live DVD of their October 1994 performance at the Rat in Boston.

Also on the DVD are several songs culled from a CBGB performance.

No word if/when the greatest American band will reform.
Delgados/Emma Pollock

One of my fave Delgados songs/videos is "Thirteen Gliding Principles"

Can't wait for Emma Pollock's debut album.

Hope it comes out on vinyl.
Remembering Bob Varnberg

Here's my piece on Bob Varnberg of Greyhound Adoptions of Florida, who passed away last month.

A few years back, I interviewed his wife, Marilyn, for a piece I wrote for Delaware Today about the Greyhounds Reach the Beach, held annually in Dewey.

Can't think of a good prank

... for April Fool's day. Oh well.

Farmer's Market was kind of a bust this weekend. Didn't find any vinyl, although I did get a bunch of jazz CDs including:

Miles Davis - Live at the Plugged Nickel, Bags' Groove, Workin'
Art Tatum - Standards
Lou Donaldson - The Natural Soul, Blues Walk, Lush Life
Art Blakey - A Day With Art Blakey 1961
Oscar Peterson - The Trio, We Get Requests
Bud Powell - In Paris
Sonny Rollins - Freedom Suite

My pal Dean, who is an old school jazz musician, will dig checking these out. Dean is in one of the nursing homes that I do pet therapy at. He's one of the coolest old dudes that I've met in a while.

I stopped by with a bunch of records to listen to the other day, but he was expecting visitors, so we didn't get to chill.

Speaking of old pals, Sarah found me on MySpace. Cool punker chick from '80s DE punk scene.

Watched Arabesque last night.

It's directed by Stanley Donen, who did the great film, "Two For the Road."

Cleaning up the house today (a.k.a. throwing away a bunch of crap).

Sirius finally launched its punk channel today!