Sunday, January 30, 2022

NEW POWER SOUL - "G' Bizee" (1988)

This is the last of the New Power Soul cuts I have to share with you, and it's too bad, because what a great band!

The members of N.P.S. included John Sanders on Keyboards, Amy Sanders playing the Bass, Rod Connor on Guitar and Vocals, Parry Wolfe playing the Drums, and Howard Raines and Eddie on Vocals.

I'll bet this was a great concert!

"Keeping it alive and bumping!"

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

CHRIS PHINNEY & ED DRURY - "Live Life Lightly" (2022)

Chris Phinney & Ed Drury have been busy again, and have just put out a couple of new tunes on Bandcamp. This one is plenty laid back but cool! Ed's doing the guitars, fx, drums & submix, and Chris handles the synths, fx, & the Final mix at HRM.

Saturday, January 22, 2022

SNIPPETS & BITS - "Self Promotion In The 80's and 90's"

Advertising for independent artists in the late 80's and early 90's was quite a bit different than it is today. No texting, no YouTube or Twitter etc, so along with tapes, people would send little pieces of paper that would vary in shape and size to let you know what else they might have. It was the cheapest and easiest way to make other people aware of your work.

Sometimes there would be so many of them, you couldn't even look at them all so it might not have been the most effective way to advertise, but if you made one new contact, you
 did good!
It was also a good way to send out small catalogues or samples of your art, or whatever it took to do some self-promotion, because nobody else, besides a handful of publications and college radio stations was going to do it for you.

Sunday, January 16, 2022

RAY CARMEN - "Correct Me If I'm Wrong" (1999)

 In 1999 Ray Carmen released this cassette called "Correct Me If I'm Wrong," but I won't, because he wasn't!
 Ray does some covers on this tape, and is joined by K.D. and Kayla Schmitz (Kayla was 5 at the time), Natalie Harker, and Ken Clinger on some of the songs. The cover photo is Ginger Rogers and Helene Reynolds from the 1942 film "Roxie Hart."

One of the songs on this tape was written by fellow home-taping guru Michael J. Bowman, and that's what I have here for you!

Sunday, January 9, 2022

HERMANOS GUZANOS - "Country Fried Worms"

We always had this love/hate thing with country music. Good country music is the best, and bad country music can be the worst, so it was always fun to mess with, and messing with stuff was what we liked to do for some reason. This cassette had a killer cover drawn by Artiste Extraordinaire Brian James Riedel, who was also the bass player, among an assortment of other things in this trio.

This song sounds like a 78 RPM record, and the words are as poignant as the day they were written, just listen to the lyrics, then look around, and I think you will agree it should have been a hit!


Wednesday, January 5, 2022


So far, the only good thing that happened this year was a toothache, so let's get things rolling in 2022 with something a little more uplifting like this CD from Breathilizor titled "The Nine Blasphemies Of The Black Honeycomb Of Death's Milk." (Collection Of 7" Material And Split LP 1995 - 2014)

There are 36 songs on this CD that mostly came from 7" split records, and Breathilizor working with a variety of groups like Minch, Kolob Trust Fund, Syphilitic Vaginas, Brody's Militia, Doktor Bitch, The Flidiots, and Thrillkillers.

The roots of Breathilizor are/is Sockeye!

From 1995, from a split 7" with Faxed Head is
And from the 2009 7" Metal Dump Of Outer Space's Confusion, here's
To know even less, here's a link to the "Wheelchair of Old Men" label.