Howdy folks! I hope you all had a great summer season as I did (mostly) and I hope the upcoming autumn and winter/holiday seasons are exceptionally good as well! GIGANTIC THANK YEWS to all the friends and followers who gave me props on the 100th edition of IDG. It wasn’t the greatest post, but it was a milestone of sorts. Kudos are still trickling in, and it really warms my heart to hear how much of you have enjoyed this blog. This post is certainly no different as I poke through another box of goodies.
I’ve spent most of the summer trying to get rid of a piece of property (a home that is) that was virtually bleeding me dry, hence the low frequency of posts. When my lovely wife and I bought our new home we did it with no contingencies, therefore we didn’t have to sell our previous home in order to buy this one. Well…for the past two plus years I have been paying two mortgages as well as the utilities (AND TAXES) on a piece of property that I didn’t even live in! We finally got it sold and closed the deal on August 11 and I’ve been breathing easier ever since. So what have I been doing ever since??? Celebrating of course!!!! I bought a few records and partied a bit and planned a nice vacation for the beginning of November, and with the extra $$$ we will improve on our present “dream” home. YAY!
I love September and October, not only for the pleasant change of seasons, but because it’s the best time to be a sports fan here in the USA. NFL is just starting and I’m always excited about that (although my beloved NY Giants look putrid), and the end of Baseball season is ending so the playoffs and World Series will be upon us very soon, although I don’t think my beloved NY Yankees will make it this year. So sad too because it’s Derek Jeter’s last season ever. Every Yankee fan in every era has had a player to look up to and in mine, Jeter was IT. I’m glad I got to see him play in person at least twice.
In conclusion, (oh shit this sounds like a graduation speech) I’d again like to thank all of you out there that have dug this little blog o’ mine. It’s been a nice trip for the first 100 volumes and I hope to deliver at least another 100. Thank You from the bottom of my heart.
Woo-hoo!! Another great comp. Thanks Dan.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for yours Fantastic Comp's, 101 IT's GREAT!!!!
Hi Dan, let me be the first to congratulate you on the first post of the second series of 100. I've really enjoyed almost all of them (still miss the first 10 or so), and please don't stop posting all the goodies you have tucked away, or still have to find. Happy hunting for gems...ReplyDelete
I grew up in Northern Virginia and saw The Hangmen a few times in the Georgetown area of D.C. I also saw them at a battle of the bands deal at a Lansurgh's Dep't Store. They were great in person. I also recall Zippy the Chimp squirted my sister with a water pistol that day. Crazy times... Thanks for another great addition to IDG.ReplyDelete
Love the Zippy The Chimp anecdote! Rock on you hot rodder you!Delete
Hey, it's good to hear you had a great summer and that you don't have to deal with extra houses (and other rich people's problems:)) It's great to have you back! Take care, br, JDReplyDelete
Rich????? Ha!!! I tell everyone I meet that I'm poorer than dirt. Seriously though, Iam truly a man of modest means. I worked my ass off to get where I am, and that's just a nice suburban home in a quiet neighborhood where I can play my guitar, listen to records and peacefully mow my lawn without getting run over by oncoming traffic and cleaning garbage left over by "pedestrians". I used to live within walking distance of a Dunkin Donuts (which was in a Hess gas station) and by the time these pieces of crap would finish their coffee,donut, energy drink, etc. they'd dump their trash on my front lawn. That is the truth. I'm serious, my old house was on a rather busy street and when I had to mow the edge of the lawn by the curb in the front, cars would actually try to get as close as possible like I was "in their way" or something. I would get back at them during the winter by blowing snow all over the assholes who got too close to the driveway. HeHeHe.Delete
Cheers Dan!....another top notch comp. Long may they continue.ReplyDelete
These are asome of the best comps I've heard and am grateful for all the work you have put into them. Is there any chance of a re-up of the fabled no21 and no 6 please as these will top off the collection nicely.ReplyDelete
Once again keep up the might work!1
Hi, Dan. You mentioned that you thought that 'The Front End' might be from New York. I noticed that one of the arrangers for their single was "V. Bell". Perhaps that was Vinnie Bell (Vincent Gambella), long time NYC studio musician and inventor of the Electric Sitar (for the Danelectro Company)? Vinnie is still alive and living in New York. He was kind enough to write the forward for my friend Doug's second book on the history of the Danelectro Company, which I helped with (a bit). Hmmmmm, here's a tough question for you..... Guess what brand of guitars I collect (Greg Prevost knows)?ReplyDelete
I can't say for sure where The Front End was from, but I would assume they're from somewhere near the New York area. Love Danelectros. I own four of them.ReplyDelete