Saturday, October 17, 2015

Bicycle Face Documentary

I was going through some old CDs and ran across Trust and Obey by the Greensboro, NC band, Bicycle Face. They had a quirky and stripped down sound that's been compared to Dinosaur Jr.

I did a quick Google search and found this 30 minute documentary from 1998 that chronicled Bicycles Face's reunion tour and gives insight into the music scene from the mid-1990s of the Greensboro area.


Did you ever get to see Bicycle Face live?

Saturday, February 08, 2014

New Prince Videos

So, apparently Prince has been releasing videos on his 3RDEYEGIRL YouTube channel and he's been releasing them fairly frequently.

How did I miss this?

She's Always In My Hair has always been one of my favorite Prince songs.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Thurston T. Turtle Moves to Hubbleville, a Review

Thurston T. Turtle Moves To Hubbleville by Micki Bare.

Thurston T. Turtle Moves to Hubbleville is a charming story geared towards older elementary school students that tackles some interesting and thought-provoking subjects. We are introduced to Thurston as a stranger that is making his way into a small, southern town. Thurston is seen through the eyes of two of the citizens and their initial interactions. It is a perfect example of a small town and the small town life that so many people are searching for. I was surprised to see that I admired the way Micki handled the characters and gave them all a sincerity that made me want to move to Hubbleville. I wasn't expecting that from a book where the characters are all animals. So, one lesson was about life in a small town and how kind people can be.

Part of the story involved Thurston learning about the town and seeing if he would be able to fit in. Any child that has had to move or change schools would identify with our Turtle. Thurston spends time meeting all of the people in the town and using the various services, like the locksmith, clerk and bank. There is some adjustment that needs to be made and Thurston takes his time and doesn't rush into anything.

Acting as more than a comic foil, one of the other characters we follow is Mr. Possum who suffers as Hubbleville's newspaperman. Unfortunately, Mr. Possum has everything slightly wrong and can never seem to find Thurston to interview him for the paper. A smaller lesson is that you need to make sure that you try and get your facts straight.

Micki has authored a very charming read that will be sure to delight kids that are looking for a more serialized story. The tale is very episodic and offers humor and a little bit of mystery. I can't wait to see what happens next in Hubbleville.

You can find Micki at her website, Inspiredscribe.

The author provided a review copy of the book.

Sunday, September 04, 2011

Prince Concert Review Blurb with Sheila E and Eric Leed

Rock star Prince has wowed fans at Vienna's Stadthalle auditorium with a show that drew rave reviews. "Driven forward by Shela E.'s rhythmic drumbeat and Eric Leed's nervously driving saxophone riffs, Prince presented a show which will remain without parallel for some time to come," wrote Austria Press Agency's rock critic, Werner Mueller.
A strange little clipping from my scrapbook. I am assuming that this is from the Sign "O" the Times tour.
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Saturday, September 03, 2011

Prince New Breed Fan Club Postcard

I believe this set is from 1986. This is the suit that Prince wore during his birthday celebration in Detroit. It is the same suit from the Anotherloverholenyohead live video.

Prince would like to thank you for writing and take this opportunity to invite you to join The New Breed, an organization that will involve you with Prince and the events and causes that interest him. 
When you join you will receive:
  1. an Embossed membership card
  2. A full color poster/program
  3. A full color pocket folder filled with Prince's photo's (sic)
  4. A subscription to the New Breed newsletter
  5. The opportunity to purchase Prince Merchandise
In addition there will be many surprises! 

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Photo of Prince in Concert

Another piece from my Prince collection. This was part of a set of photos that I purchased at the Dixie Classic Fair, probably in the early 1990s.

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Thursday, August 25, 2011

Newspaper Article about Wendy & Lisa

I can't figure out why I would have kept the second half of an interview from a local newspaper. This article looks at the self-titled release Wendy and Lisa from 1987.

This was a fantastic album to follow up the Girls work with Prince on Parade. It is a good bridge between their influence on Prince and the development of their own work.