Monday, February 11, 2008












This year's Eugene Record Convention was a blast. Cosmo and I rolled out of bed at the un-Godly hour of 9am and picked up Mr. Zook and dragged our greasy asses down to mingle with the great unwashed masses of collector nerds from our local music community. I saw too many friends to mention and made some good scores on albums that I'd never had. Among my faves this year were an original press of Television's Adventure, on red vinyl no less and also albums by Tom Verlaine, Thin Lizzy, The Clash, 86 (the first band of Jesus Lizard drummer Mac MacNeily) and Rolling Stones' Beggars Banquet. I spent more than I expected but it was worth it. A good time was had by all and then we went for coffee.
Friday night, the Underlings played with our good friends Valiant Arms and Long Tall and Ugly at Luckey's Club Cigar. I'll post some pics at my long-neglected flickr and then I'll throw the link up when I get a chance(*later: here's that link). The funniest moment of the night was when this fucked-up drunk guy jumped up onstage with V.A. and started singing some screaming nonsense to one of their songs. At first, it sounded like some manic, Cleveland nightmare music, like Rocket From the Tombs or something - the drunk was really on to something approaching art. I captured a few seconds of video before they threw the guy out, which I'll post when I get a chance. Another fun night of rock and roll.

3 comments:

Justin said...

Howdy Ed, I would have loved to have gone to something like that, as if I had the money. I haven't checked out the pics yet but you mentioned something about video. Do you know how to put VHS on the computer?

Ed said...

Usually, prayer helps in VHS-to-computer conversion. Seriously, you need a computer with video+audio inputs and a video capture program such as Windows movie maker - there are many free programs out there on the 'net. Google "VHS to digital conversion" and see what comes up. Do they have new-fangled computers in Kansas? ha ha

snider said...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/65425250@N00/2262384242