Badass monkey taunts Charlie Chaplin in 'The Circus'

This is the wonderfully awesome tightrope scene from Chaplin's 1928 film, "The Circus."

I was so grateful to stumble upon it on YouTube that I had to share with you:

The Stiffs reunion show details

I have some more details about The Stiffs' reunion show.

I don't have the exact time we'll play yet, but I'll let you know once I find out.

What: Punks for Change
Why: Benefit show for Faithful Friends and the Pit Stop (Pitbull rescue)
When: Sept. 5, 2009, 5:00 p.m.
Where: The Spot, 1908 Market St., Wilmington, DE, 19802

All Ages! BYOB! Plenty of space to tailgate!
$10 Donation

Band list so far:
Bad Luck 13 (Philly)
The Stiffs (Old school Wilmington punk)
Unyoung Heroes (Baltimore)
The Bullbuckers (Wilmington)
King Snake (West Chester)
Algernon Cadwallader (Philly)
The Dark Lords of Stonehurst (Philly)
Hard Response (Wilmington)
Dragons Never Tire (Newark)

Sponsored by:
Creep Records
PJ's Sports Bar and Grill (Aston, PA)
Olde City Tattoo

Go Home Productions: GHP Goes Bananas

Here's a great mashup of a band I love, The Dickies, along with The Banana Splits and a ton of other sampled stuff. Love GHP!

McG on Stiffs reunion

McG's kitWhy have The Stiffs gotten back together after 22 years? Because someone asked us to play a show. It seemed like a reasonable idea and getting in the same room with Rick, Rich and Kurt has turned out to be a real blast. It's flattering that two decades later there are people that still even remember us!

Rick still plays regularly with Tube Dutch and Kurt is playing with The Barons. Rich hasn't been behind the mic in a long time, but he's still got "entertainer" in his blood. And after nearly a decade of not playing, I'm rediscovering the joys of wailing away on the drums.

So far we've (re-) learned all the songs from our demo, "Dance of the Dead." We also have begun learning some other stuff that will hopefully be a pleasant surprise. The reunion show is Saturday, Sept. 5th in Wilmington, DE. More show details once they're confirmed.

I just listened to this: Mike Lupica on WFMU

One of my favorite WFMU DJs, Mike Lupica, is back on the air with a regular slot.

The Stiffs reunion

My band from circa 1986-1987, The Stiffs, have reunited. We had our first rehearsal in late June.

It was a blast and we all had a great time laughing and catching up.

The Stiffs June 28 2009

More details to come, but our reunion show is tentatively set for Sept. 5th in Wilmington, DE.

Check our obligatory MySpace page for all the tracks from the cassette, "Dance of the Dead," available to stream and d/l.


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