JIMMY'S HANDY HINTS #29
Lessen the pain of minor cuts. Apply Krazy Glue to thin cracks in the skin. The glue deprives the nerve endings of air.
Ol' Jello used to be the lead singer for Dead Kennedys. Nowadays he's quite an interesting, politically / socially aware speaker. He tells very engaging stories; from battles over censorship with Tipper Gore, to being arrested and tried for a painting on the inside of a Dead Kennedys album, to running for mayor of San Francisco. Very interesting guy. I disagree with him alot and agree with him alot.
That's the American Way, ain't it?
I know, I know, but listen to me; this is really great album.
Before the mere mention of her name made most people gag, here was this woman, formerly with the Celtic band, Claanad, with this haunting, beautiful voice, singing strange melodies from all over the world in all these different languages. Pretty unique. I used to put this on and feel like I was floating. It's got that ORINOCO FLOW (Sail Away) thing on it but don't hate it for that. Sad that her name became synonymous with all the new age upchuck. Kind of ended her career. Hell, wasn't her fault.
I still like you, dear.
There's something about the way that guy sings that just gets me. Metal with a German accent...somehow it's perfect. I would one day like to do a duet with Klaus Meine. It's a secret fantasy of mine. Well, it was till I shared it with you.
Now THERE's a fucking title! Never really caught on with middle America. One of my most favorite albums. Produced by Elvis Costello. Dark and depraved, lyrically frightening. Traditional sounding Irish music played by a bunch of drunken punkers. And Shane MacGowan is the most depraved and drunken of all. Ever gotten a good look at his mug?
He oughta be the poster boy for rehab and proper dental care.
It's not just because Nancy is one of my best friends that I list this here. I list it because it's a terrific album, head to feet. Amazing songs, beautiful voice. Wonderful. Listened to it the other day and it was like going to a space planet of broken dreams. But I like that planet.
Produced with loving care by my pal, Gregg Williams.
A great documentary about American writer, Charles Bukowski who died in 1992.
Years ago I went to the Beverly Center in LA with Eric and we saw a movie called LOVE IS A DOG FROM HELL, a German film based on three short stories by Bukowski. That film was hands-down, the most depressing, depraved, demented thing I’ve ever seen...Eric and I wanted to open veins for each other after the screening. And I’ve been looking for it ever since so I could buy it! I loved that movie!
If you know nothing about Bukowski but have a taste for things off the beaten path, check this out. The man was a brilliant lunatic, and I can’t think of another writer that can make me laugh and cry with the very same sentence.
TEN SONGS A-SHUFFLING:
UNTIL THE END
NOT TOO LATE
THIRD / SISTER LOVERS
ROCK AND ROLLIN' WITH...
THE LATE GREATS
A GHOST IS BORN
FLY THE FLAG
STIFF LITTLE FINGERS
THE FAME MONSTER
LIVIN' INSIDE YOUR LOVE
CHAIN OF COMMAND
DRUMS AND WIRES
TRY ME ON...I'M VERY YOU