Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Carlos Gomez and Ruben Olmos have taught me about all kinds of things, including lowriding. They're two wise men. They run the Lowyalty Car Club, which reps Burlington, Durham, and some other southeastern spots. Carlos' Lincoln Town Car, which he calls Purple Rain, won a top award at the Tampa stop of the Lowrider Magazine Tour in April. He was pretty stoked about that. I watched him put this car together from the ground up in about 3.5 weeks. Insanity.

This is a new section called ON THE BOX. It'll be about what's on or around the box. I'm a fool for lists. Let's start here::

Kris Kristofferson :: "Jesus Was A Capricorn"
Dollar Brand :: "Cape Town Fringe"
Tompall Glaser :: "Tompall and His Outlaw Band"
Merle Haggard :: "Back to the Barrooms"
Sister Nancy :: "One, Two..."
Jeremy Spencer and The Children :: Self-titled, I guess
Mordicai Jones :: Also self-titled? Some of Link Wray's greatest tonez
Zapp :: Also also self-titled? Worth so much more than the $3 I paid for it.
Anthony & The Imperials :: "Reflections"
David Wiffen :: "Coast To Coast Fever" (Simple and lovely)
Pete Townshend :: "Who Came First"
The Pointer Sisters :: S/T (On Blue Thumb; pure class)
Freddie McCoy :: "Gimme Some!"
Erykah Badu :: "Mama's Gun" and lots of "New Amerykah Part One (Fourth World War)"
Thomas Jefferson Kaye :: S/T (Grandiose waster grooves; Fagen and Becker contribute)
Man :: "Rhinos, Winos, and Lunatics"
Dennis Coulson :: S/T
Nas :: "Illmatic"
EPMD :: "Strictly Business"
King Tubby & Soul Syndicate :: "Freedom Sounds in Dub"
Don Cherry :: "Brown Rice"
Jim Pepper :: "Pepper's Pow-wow"

This list could be a mile long, but that Tompall record is especially blowing my balls off. And that Jim Pepper record kills too.

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