Don’t you love a good mash-up? I sure do. This T shirt makes the most sense if you are a hardcore fan of The Simpsons and recall episode 21 of season 7, entitled 22 Short Films About Springfield. It’s in this episode that Principal Skinner utters a line about “Steamed Hams” — thus the inclusion of Skinner-as-Glenn Danzig AKA Hamzig. Meta(l)!
Okay, this is insane right? Insanely Clever, granted, but, well just insane otherwise. Some creative Ad Exec deserves an award for coming up with this image of a Raid Roach Bait Trap shaped like an Ice Cream Truck with the sign “Sweet Death” hovering over it. That is so awesome. If only the traps were actually shaped like little Ice Cream Trucks. And now I have that Misfits song in my head. You know the one I’m thinking of…
Do you think these guys are fans of Nick Cave? I sure do. There is not much not to love about Psychic Teens dark and lovely tune, “Less” — which is like a greatest hits collection of all of your favorite College Radio-Friendly ’80s band including the aforementioned Mr. Cave. I definitely hear The Misfits, The Cramps and Echo and the Bunnymen, all partying together on top of a bass line borrowed the The Cure’s “A Forrest”, a euphoric wash of minor chord, cascading guitars and…those awesome, growly vocals. Surely the number of nods and winks in this song would leave even the casual listener’s head spinning, but when you’re feeling it, who gives a shit?
“Less” is found on Psychic Teens’ 2013 full-length CD, Come, which was released in August, 1021 via SRA. You should buy it. Even if this song succeeded on no other level, it sure does make you realize what a huge debt Grunge still owes to Punk Rock in its purest form. In a word, “Less” is More. Visit Psychic Teens FaceBook Page at This Link. Enjoy!
CBGB Bathroom By Justin Lowe (Image Source)
Justin Lowe, an artist known for transforming white-cube interiors into cluttered labyrinths, has recreated the graffiti-covered restroom of the defunct CBGB punk rock club within the stately galleries of Hartford’s Wadsworth Atheneum. Lowe’s installation, which runs through September 5, 2010 takes over four of the museum’s galleries and features walls papered in Day-Glo collages involving movie stars, vintage book covers and illustrations of insects. The work aims to evoke the Bowery Street venue where punk bands like The Ramones and the Misfits found fame in the 1970s. CBGB closed for good in 2006 and the space is now home to an overpriced but very cool John Varvatos clothing store. Read more about the exhibit at This Link.
I’ll tell you one thing, as gross as CB’s bathrooms were – and the Men’s room was way worse than the Women’s – it was never as horrifying as the Trainspotting-style toilets at the Continental. Man, that place was a hole.
The Wadsworth Atheneum is located at 600 Main Street in the heart of downtown Hartford, CT with easy access from I-84 and I-91.
Thanks to Nick Caruso at The Littlest Winslow For the Tip!