Spinning Sunday or: The Haul 7/24/21

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Salutations™!!

The BCPF and I did some shopping and, of course, records yesterday. The haul was short, though. Here it is:

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King’s X – Tape Head — This is from 1998. It was one of the RSD rereleases and it’s Limited Edition, Numbered, PINK vinyl. There were only 2500 of these printed. This one that I have is #102 out 2500. That’s low! Record Store Day 2021 Release, Limited to 2500. RSD Sticker on Front says “First Time on Vinyl! Exclusive Numbered Edition on PINK WAX” Thanks to Bob S for getting this for me after camping all night. New.

King’s X – Manic Moonlight — This was from September 2001. Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue, Remastered, Orange Neon vinyl. This was #1366 out of 2500. Not as low. Hype sticker: “FIRST TTIME ON VINYL! Exclusive numbered edition on NEON ORANGE WAX” New. Thanks again to Bob S.

Gregory Alan Isakov – Evening Machines — This is someone that The BCPF hears on her Pandora channel all the time. She decided she liked it and wanted it. Okay. New.

Grant Lee Phillips – Widdershins — Grant Lee Phillips played the Troubadour on the television show, The Gilmore Girls, of which The BCPF and I are big fans. This is a great album. He sounds a little like Jakob Dylan. It’s good stuff. New.

Watch Underdog Records’ social media and see what Jonathan has just gotten in and is putting up for sale. You can buy new records 24/7 by visiting the Underdog Records website. I use Discogs to track my collection and you should, too!

Until tomorrow, keep spinnin’…
Scorp out!


“Summertime, we’re alive. I will try, when it’s time. I will see you (On the other side). I will see you (On the other side). On the other side. How it goes, now I know. Can’t you say, it isn’t so.” – “The Other Side” (King’s X)

Sounds Like Saturday or: Kids and Cake

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Listening to BWV Daily this morning (hint hint here), we found out that today is the 20th anniversary of Cake’s Comfort Eagle album. I don’t know much about Cake at all, but I know I like this song and I especially like these kids doing it. That front man is awesome. This was posted in 2013, I’d like to see what he’s doing these days. Enjoy!

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“I want a girl with a mind like a diamond. I want a girl who knows what’s best. I want a girl with shoes that cut and eyes that burn like cigarettes. I want a girl with the right allocations. Who’s fast and thorough and sharp as a tack. She’s playing with her jewelry, she’s putting up her hair. She’s touring the facility and picking up slack.” – “Short Skirt/Long Jacket” (McCrea)

Now Normal Chronicles or: I Can’t…

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Today is the 37th anniversary of Sammy Hagar’s VOA album. You would have known that had you listened to the BWV Daily this morning (you can do that here). Best known for the song with the video here, it’s a good album all the way through. It’s 1980s hard rock, it’s 1980s Sammy. But, it’s a good listen. I chose this video because it’s a good version, and hey, we get to see the great Eddie Van Halen in action. I think this is a better version than the Live Without a Net video. So, there. Enjoy!

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“Go on and write me up for 125. Post my face, wanted dead or alive. Take my license, all that jive. I can’t drive 55” – “I Can’t Drive 55” (Hagar)

KISSin’ or: Kousins Make a List

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On Asylum – Tales from the Devereaux Diaries Podcast tonight, the Kousins made their own fantasy list of what a KISS MY A$$ II (Again, Once More, etc.) would look like. Actually, two of the Kousins got one entry (both artist and song) the same. They must be related. They actually got two matches but one was only an honorable mention so you choose to count that or not. For those of you not familiar with what I’m talking about, KISS My A$$ was a KISS tribute album that was actually put together by KISS, at least who got to do what on the album. So, if there was another one made this is how we’d want it to look. If you’re a KISS fan, who would you want to see or hear do KISS songs? Gimme about 10-15 entries. And… GO!

Listen to that episode here. And today’s BWVD here.

©Mercury

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“I want to hear Prince do ‘Let’s Put the ‘X’ in Sex” – Me

Eleven Years Mine or: Falling Every Day

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Today is the 11th anniversary of The BCPF’s and my first date. Mind you, she was The BCPF before we were officially dating. She got her name before this. Which, by the way, if you’re new or have forgotten what BCPF stands for… it’s Beautiful Close Personal Friend. But, I took her to Charlotte to see Cowboy Junkies, a band that I had heard of but knew nothing about, but she was certainly a fan of.

But, before we went to Charlotte, when I picked her up from her mother’s house, I had written a song for her. I told her about it two days before, when I held her hand for the first time and told her that I loved her. “Oh, and I should warn you, I wrote you a song.” Yeah, before we ever started dating, I wrote her a song about how I felt. It was no secret but I felt the song told the story. So, there I was at her mom’s doorstep, guitar in hand and she opens the door. I handed her the lyric sheet (I suppose she still has that somewhere) and commenced playing and singing.

It must have worked because here we are, 11 years later, almost 7 of them married, and I still love her and she still loves me. We go through ups and downs, but not because of each other. In this 11 years, I can count on about three fingers where we had a row, and a couple of those fingers’ tally would be suspect. We’ve been to foreign lands, magical lands, mountainous lands, beachfront lands, windy lands, beany lands, and I can’t wait to see what land we land in next. I love you, Stephanie, more than anything other than my son in this world. Here’s to another 50 or so (yeah, I’d be 100 but so what?). And, here’s the song for you guys to enjoy and hear my confession which turned to profession. Enjoy!

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“I heard what you said. Tried my best not to get my hopes up. I know what I said. Should have known somehow I would mess up. I tried to warn myself this would happen. I can’t even listen to my own advice. I think I’m falling, it’s a long way down without a net. Don’t let me hit the ground. I feel I’m crawling. I think I’m falling.” – “Fallen” (Beeman)

Piggybackin’ or: What Dress Code?

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Today on The Man Who Ate the Town, Ray and I discuss a “hidden” dress code for a local restaurant and why people are losing their minds. Or, better yet, WHY ARE people losing their minds over this? This and other restaurant/food news. Listen to the episode here.

You have food news? Let me know so I can let my listeners know.

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“I think I could actually be vegan if I could eat meat.” – Me

Spinning Sunday or: The “Haul” 7/17/21

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Salutations™!!

This week’s haul is a short one, just like last week’s. Yesterday was Record Store Day and I didn’t really want much. I had a friend who was #1 in line and got me two King’s X records that I’ll put in next week, when I get to them. I don’t have them in hand, yet. Here’s the haul:

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Rush – Rush — An EX condition “ORIGINAL PRESSING” copy of the debut Rush album. The cover is a little worn but the vinyl is immaculate. The only Rush album that didn’t have Neil Peart on drums and it’s still an excellent album. Can you imagine the joy for Mercury when they realized they signed Rush based on the strength of this album and as a bonus you have one of the most prominent, talented and well-known drummers in prog music history, heck just music history? Win win for them.

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Déjà Vu ♦ Alternates — I guess we got out of the Fleetwood Mac “alternates” and have moved into CSNY for the Record Store Day exclusives. You get a lot of “demos,” “early versions,” “alternate mixes,” andmore on these. I really enjoyed the Fleetwood Mac ones and this was pretty cool, too. New.

Underdog Records will be going back to normal now, I think. RSD always push Jonathan to his limits but I think the one in June and this one came out well for him. That’s cool. What RSD stuff he didn’t sell yesterday will be on the website probably today and you can get what you want along with any other new vinyl he has by visiting the website. I use Discogs to make sure I don’t already have something in my collection when I’m buying. I also use it to just keep up with what I have and use the handy randomize feature. You should use it, too.

Until tomorrow, keep spinnin’…
Scorp out!


“It seems to me I could live my life a lot better than I think I am. I guess that’s why they call me, they call me the workin’ man.” – “Working Man” (Lifeson/Lee)

Sounds Like Saturday or: Another Think

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Today is the 39th anniversary of Judas Priests “breakthrough” album, Screaming for Vengeance. This tune is probably the best known from the album, but it’s an erroneous saying. The phrase is supposed to be “if that’s what you think, you’ve got another think coming.” This is a decent cover but man, the “other guitarist” who isn’t even the lead guitarist or really does much other than distracting the people in the audience is annoying. I’ve been out in the crowd from the stage, but when there’s a need ro call for it, not just going out because you think those people are at all interested in you. Anyway, the singer sounds good except for the “money shot” or the high note before the solo. Anywhat! Enjoy!

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“If you think I’ll sit around while you chip away my brain, listen I ain’t foolin’ and you’d better think again. Out there is a fortune waitin’ to be had. You think I’ll let it go? You’re mad, you got another thing comin’.” – “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin'” (Tipton/Halford/Downing)

Now Normal Chronicles or: Soooo Smooth

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Today is the 37th anniversary of Sade’s debut, Diamond Life. I’m not saying this is the sexiest album ever recorded, but I won’t say it isn’t. Same with this song. This is a great cover, too.

Until tomorrow, same blog channel…
Scorp out!


“Coast-to-coast, L.A. to Chicago: Western male. Across the North and South, to Key Largo: love for sale”