15 December 2013

DEFENDANT ON "THE PEOPLE'S COURT"




STOP SIGN - HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA




POSADAS Y NAVIDAD (MP3 ALBUM)




Coro Infantil de La Ciudad de Los Ninos de Monterrey
"POSADAS Y NAVIDAD" - Peerless Records LPL-224

Not only is this the mightiest and greatest Christmas album ever made...in my opinion it's the best music album ever produced by human beings. Because we're near Christmas, I've made a shiny new rip of the album direct from LP. The album is a collection of traditional Christmas choral faves (en Espanol) along with mariachi fun and spooky, mystical organ parts and angelic voices. Plus, it's got the crazy DEVO-esque album cover. It's from the late 1950s. Download it now below!




PHOTO OF A SWAP MEET PHOTO


07 December 2013


DEBBIE - DIARY OF A MORMON GIRL (1979)


SIDE ONE  (mp3)

SIDE TWO  (mp3)

SIDE THREE  (mp3)

SIDE FOUR  (mp3)

03 December 2013

ODDS AND ENDS TO PRIME THE PUMP
























22 March 2008

BENBENEK BLOG HAS MOVED - FINAL WARNING!



BENBENEK BLOG HAS MOVED...YES IT HAS.

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21 March 2008


This is the last time you'll be told that BENBENEK BLOG has now officially and permanently moved to a different location...please BOOKMARK the new location (which is HERE) and go about your business...gee, thanks!

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19 March 2008

HEY! - ATTENTION PEOPLE OF EARTH!



Same basic material and same philosophical attitude...
except just at a different web location and with a different font.

HAVE NO FEAR - WE HAVE MOVED HERE

NO SHIT! - BENBENEK BLOG HAS MOVED!



Sorry about the incessant "this blog has moved" schtick, but (as we all know) human beings are creatures of habit and if you don't bang them over the head(s) with information, they will stray into the woods and die of snake bites and then explode.

So, the new BENBENEK BLOG location is peachy keen - it looks as if we now have MODERATED COMMENTS which means you can comment and all of us will have so much fun...sound like a plan? Yes, of course it sounds like a plan. And isn't sarcasm attractive? Yes, of course it is...

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18 March 2008

BENBENEK BLOG HAS MOVED!



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BENBENEK BLOG HAS MOVED!



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BENBENEK BLOG HAS MOVED!



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RUTLES SITTING ON CHAIRS BEING QUESTIONED



This is just about the worst online embedded video you'll ever see, but these are the actual RUTLES answering questions (mostly Eric Idle) at the Egyptian Theater (March 17, 2008) - video taken from approximately 2000 feet away from deep inside a murky cave while trapped inside solidifying tar.

Papoose - Law Library (mp3)



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17 March 2008

RUTLES REUNION AT THE EGYPTIAN!



RUTLES REUNION AT THE EGYPTIAN!

READ ABOUT IT AT THE NEW BENBENEK BLOG - CLICK HERE!

Monkees - Greatest Hits (zipped mp3s)



Finally, an album post with some factual substance - thank goodness The Monkees stature and industry respect only grows more and more as their fan base bulges and echos out unto the misty plains - limited time only! 20 tracks! Does life or music get any better than this? Nope! Oh, yes!

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Monkees - Greatest Hits (zipped mp3s)

16 March 2008

Public Nuisance - America (mp3)



We never do things in halves and therefore we're officially transitioning templates (immediately) over to WORDPRESS which seems just as hokey as BLOGGER but at least WORDPRESS appears to be speedier.

You'll find the following mp3 over there...over there...

Public Nuisance - America (mp3)

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Due to incessant and often mega-annoying glitches and snafus with BLOGGER, we will probably be moving this site over to WORDPRESS this week (same name, same stuff) - it'll be a smooth transition (if it does indeed happen) and there's no better time than the present to give out the warning...consider yourself warned.

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Clinic - Coda (mp3)


Well, a good pal of mine and myself are seeing the Rutles movie along with the big Rutles reunion tomorrow night up at Hollywood's Egyptian Theater - should be fun...and especially even more fun to see if there are any freaky Monty Python or Bonzo Dog Band fans in the audience. The Egyptian Theater is quite impressive indeed, I've only been there once because we won free tickets to see a Clint Eastwood double bill (Fistful of Dollars and Good, Bad and Mishapen) and it was especially fun because the sound system was (like) at SETTING 12 and Ennio Morricone music sounds better at SETTING 12.

Right now we have a decade's old Liverpudlian band called Clinic and as usual I know nothing about them, I think they're a new-ish band and this song is moody indeed with some muffled talking towards the end. From their album called DO IT! which was the title also of a Jerry Rubin hippie book.

Will post a complete review of Rutles night as time permits.

Clinic - Coda (mp3)

Clinic @ MySpace

Jimi Hendrix/ Curtis Knight - How Would You Feel?


Continuing on in a 1960s semi-psychedelic exploitation mode, here's some guy named Curtis Knight backed-up by some other guy named Jimi Hendrix on a song that probably really actually and entirely sounds like a Bob Dylan song...yeah, no fuckin' kidding...

The verses (lyric-wise) kind of suck but the chorus areas kick serious semi-psychedelic exploitation butt and Hendrix's guitar is so fuzzed-out it's ridiculous (yes, ridiculous!) - all-in-all a 9 on a 10 scale and maybe even 2 points for effort.

Jimi Hendrix/ Curtis Knight - How Would You Feel? (mp3)

The Grateful Dead - Dark Star (single - mp3)



I seem to remember really liking The Grateful Dead a whole lot for about an entire year way back in the mid-1990s - I really liked the early Dead especially (1965-1973) and even more especially really liked the Anthem of the Sun and AOXOMOXOA albums a lot (still do) - and like I said, this "really liking" took place for about an entire year in the mid-1990s...

And then all the "really liking" stopped and then I became just
a casual, lazy fan of The Grateful Dead and their music...

I never saw them, never cared too much for the whole obsessive fan-base taping and trading system. When I got on the internet I was grossed-out and sickened by the almost perverse and sad number of Grateful Dead-oriented websites devoted to microscopic degrees of detail regarding the band and their music...

See the misguided Archive.Org for some real grotesque Grateful Dead fan obsessing...it's enough to make even a jaded and opinionated baby cry.

Anyway, this is the single version of The Dead's classic "Dark Star" -
it's very short, but it isn't long...and it's even brief (see above) and (as they say) brevity is next to bronchitis...

The Grateful Dead - Dark Star (single - mp3)

15 March 2008

PF SLOAN - What's Exactly the Matter with Me?



So, it's my real, legal birthday today and thus begins-eth the festivities which start over (in Seal Beach) at the former shell of The Parasol which is now called Mel's Diner - haven't been there since they opened months ago when the service was bad and my toast was dry and almost inedible, but ultimately horrid...

After that, it's anybody's guess - I'm hoping that the drunken, remaining cast of FOX-TV's 24 will make a special appearance, but sometimes birthdays turn out differently than planned.



Or it might also be great if my old high school principal (who's now dead or a science fiction author) would retroactively give me STRAIGHT A's across the board, thus catapulting me into a better university and thus a better way of life and thus a higher and more devilish income bracket...and if you've ever tried to use an income bracket to prop up a bookshelf you know how difficult that can be...

Here's the superlative PF Sloan who will put all this birthday business into proper and positively perkier perspective...

PF SLOAN - What's Exactly the Matter with Me? (mp3)

PF Sloane Website

True Stories (DVD)


Not counting Betamax and Quicktime, I think I've seen True Stories in nearly every standard, morally accepted format. I seem to remember watching it on the big screen when it first came out (1986 - liked it a lot!) and then much later watched it on rented VHS (didn't think too much of it...)

And now tonight, I just finished watching it on DVD (not in widescreen) and it holds up very well - overall design and feel of the film is POP ART, but there also seem to be three or four other underlying conceptual currents which surely propel it into cult movie historic-ness.

Forgot that the late, lamented Spaulding Gray is in the movie - and also forgot how many great songs feature in and out of the multiple storylines.

I give True Stories 8 stars ********

True Stories @ Amazon.Com

True Stories @ DavidByrne.Com

True Stories @ Talking-Heads.Net

14 March 2008

Lee Perry/Upsetters - French Connection (mp3s)



It's standard knowledge that Lee "Scratch" Perry has never produced a bad song - even up until last year's "End of the American Dream" he's been cranking them out (good songs) - which brings us to these two versions of the same song - a song called French Connection - one version straight forward and the other in dub mode.

Lee Perry and the Upsetters - French Connection (mp3)

Lee Perry and the Upsetters - French Connection (dub - mp3)

13 March 2008

KURT'S EXCITING BIRTHDAY FUN ALBUM PICKS!



It's my actual, real birthday this Saturday...a birthday which I proudly share with FABIO and God's gift to the legal system MIKE LOVE and since it's our (I mean my...) birthday I guess I can pick pretty much what I want to post for the next couple of days...not that I don't do that already.

So, as far as birthdays go, we've got two sort of DIVERSE (what?!) album releases, both of which never got real OFFICIAL and/or WIDESPREAD release, let's say like by real MAJOR RECORD COMPANIES - but they (these albums) however were released nevertheless on two separate sides of the Earth - and...here they is...



JOE MEEK - I HEAR A NEW WORLD

Producer and audio scientist deluxe JOE MEEK records the inside of his brain whilst living in a small flat in Arundel Gardens (London) early 1960s - tone deaf and basically a musical primitive (not really), Meek basically foreshadows the next 40 years of anti-music created in the name of protest and art. Sticky, yummy and bubble-y music for the whole family!



NEAL CASSADY - DRIVE

The atypical and non-stop-talking literary star of Jack Kerouac's blistering multiple-cross country saga "On the Road" also later on drove (hence, DRIVE) Ken Kesey's big, painted bus all over the USA and also handed out diplomas during Acid Test Graduations (etc) - DRIVE is a hard-left and hard-right stereo concoction featuring Cassady mild-manneredly (and one-sided-ly apparently) omni-conversing - once again, ya gotta figure early 1960s.

Happy Birthday to me and...here's where you download the audio

Do me a birthday favor and help assuage my guilt and visit Ken Babb's ever-stunning (or is that stunned?) SKYPILOT CLUB pages and buy his goods if you like...and INTREPID TRIPS is good for browsing also, with lots of Cassady and Bus and Kesey and Prankster items...can't beat 'em!