Shake It Like A Polaroid Pitcha

a2Polaroid cameras used to be
the leading edge in
photographic technology.

Just think about it
for a second.

Instead of waiting
a whole week or so
for your pictures to be
developed by the local Fotomat…..

— you could snap and picture
with your trusty Polaroid,

and after a few anxiousa4
moments waving the print
around in the air —

you’d peel the paper back ,
and presto —

— a brand new picture
of your second cousin.

Sure,
it was grainy,
sorta outta focus,
and already starting to fade,
but it was pretty damned
close to ” instant ”  —

as close as you were
gonna get in a personal camera
for the 1970’s, anyway.
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Even ‘selfies’ were possible,
despite the fact they
weren’t called that, then.

You just had to have
very long arms.

And the Polaroid cameras
were excellent on those
special occasions when
you were interested in
taking the kinds of picturesbath
that you couldn’t send to
the Fotomat, even
if you wanted to.

Awww–
you know the ones.

The ones you’ve still got
tucked away between the
pages of a 1979 edition
of the Rand McNally Atlas
of Eastern Europe.

Come on —
what else would you need
a boundary map of Jugoslavia for ?

The funny thing is,
nobody’s figured it out.

Yet.

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Rubbing It The Right Way

attentionAlrighty….
now that
I’ve got your attention.

I’m sorry…
I’ve been feeling
really randy —

Man, you got no idea.

(no knothole is safe right now)

— and I guess I haven’t been
taking it out on the readers
near as much as
I think I should be.a32

Umm…
wait,
maybe that sentence
needs a rewrite.

Or maybe this
whole blog does,
now that I think about it.

So, meh.

As I was saying before
I rudely interupted myself
by giving in, once again,
to my short attention span —

flower— about the only subject
that CAN hold my attention
for any length of time
is our general topic today.

Well, alright….
I guess I should narrow
it down a bit, huh?

I do love vintage
dirty paperback covers —

— the kind that were hidden
behind the counter so
you could see ’em,
but just barely —

if you were an adult –

(which at the time,lovecamp
I certainly was not)

and had some money –

(which at the time,
I certainly did not)

you could just mosey
on back there
real casual like,
and pick up two or three
of these literary gems.

Hey, for 75 cents,
you could get
cheap thrills galore.

Being a visual guyhoyden
that I am, though,
when I was able
to get my greedy
little hands on
one of these things,
I found the fact
that there were
no pictures inside
rather disappointing,
because the cover art
seemed to be making
promises that words,
any words,
but especially the
words found in thesewild
cheap novelettes,
just couldn’t keep.

Talk about
writing bad checks.

Still,
I managed to suffer through.

And I can now look back
with semi-fond memories
of hiding these things
and somehow always having
my Mom find em anyway.

Boys will be boys, ya know.

!!!!!! HOY !!!!!!

(for more on this subject,
see my post “Pulp Fantasy
on most of these channels. )

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More Classic Rock And Roll Trivia

e1Hiya Hiya Hiya !!!

It’s time we rolled out
another edition of
our blog-famous
Rock and Roll trivia posts……

Basically, because that’s
the idea I came up with
for today’s post, and
I’m kinda stuck with it.
So you is too.

But, hey —
Rock and Roll
trivia is always fun, and
a man’s gotta have his
facts straight, ya know.

Here’s how it works.

aI give you a question,
and you shout out
the answer if you know it.

Or you can peek at the
answer below it, in yellow,
then shout it out.

In other words,
I’m giving you the answers,
so everybody should get
an “A” on this exam.

Unless you’re color blind,
in which case, well,
tough toogies, I guess.

And don’t fuck it up,
cause it’s going on
your ‘permanent record’.

Or is that called a
‘permanent CD’ now?

Hellz a poppin’ –
I got no idea, man.

The good part is I’ll be givingc
you some cool musical links
that will be a clue to the
answer at the same time,
so you really can’t lose —

Uumm… can ya?

Ahem.

So, anyhoo–
get yer ass in gear ,
— cause here cumz da test.

ZZ TOP’s 1979 album
was entitled:
” Degüello ” —
what does that expression
mean in English?

answer: to give no quarter , to be cutthroat. 

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The band Blind Faith
featured what famous drummer?b

answer: Ginger Baker

.

Joan Jett and Lita Ford
starred in a band together —
what was it ?

answer: The Runaways

.

On the first two
Montrose albums,
what Rock and Roll icon
did most of the vocal work?

answer: Sammy Hagar

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Before the Eagles and
his solo career, what
band did Joe Walsh play with?

answer: James Gang 

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” I Don’t Need No Doctor”
” 30 Days In The Hole “d
were hit songs for what group?

answer: Humble Pie

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The Beatles song
I Am The Walrus
refers to ” The Eggman ” —
To what popular rock
singer does it refer?

answer: Eric Burdon

.

Dick Clark’s wife suggested
that Ernest Evans change his
name to :

Chubby Checker

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What famous guitarist got
his start playing with the
Isley Brothers?

answer: Jimi Hendrix 

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What guitarist was described
by Jimi Hendrix thus:
” I’m pretty good, man,
but this cat blows me away.”

answer: Terry Kath 

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When Chicago‘s Terry Kath

died suddenly, who was the
band’s first choice to replace him?
( He declined, but eventually
did join the group. )

answer: Bill Champlin 

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What was the first CD
(for commercial production)
pressed in the United States?h

answer: Springsteen’s “Born In The USA” 

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John Lennon said that
the best lyric he ever
wrote was:

answer: ‘ all you need is love ‘

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The Carpenters’ first hit record,
“(They Long To Be) Close To You“,
was first recorded by:

answer: actor Richard Chamberlain
weird, right? 
.

South Carolina born actor
David Thornton has been
married to which Rock
diva for 34 years?

answer: Cyndi Lauper 

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What electric bass innovatorf
got his start with Wayne Cochran
and the CC Riders?

answer: Jaco Pastorius

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Who was the only member
of the U.S. Congress to have
scored a number one single
on the Billboard Hot 100 ?

answer: Sonny Bono ,
‘I Got You Babe’ 

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I hope y’all did well,
and enjoyed the hell out of it.

Let me know !

!!! HOY !!!!!

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