kris kristofferson


V.24 No.26 | 6/25/2015

news

The Daily Word in Martian politics, toxic moonshine and works of art by A. Hitler

The Daily Word

Two suicide bombers, both teenage girls, killed dozens in Nigeria.

The body of a former White House chef has been found near a hiking trail outside Taos.

In Mumbai, a bad batch of moonshine has taken the lives of 99 people and hospitalized dozens.

After an injury, a moon jellyfish rearranges its limbs.

A candid interview with Eddie Van Halen.

Works of art by Adolf Hitler sold at auction for half a million dollars.

What if Mars becomes a dictatorship?

See 66 surfers ride a wave on a single surfboard.

Local people with their arms crossed.

It could reach 104 degrees today in the Duke. Here are 27 ways to stay cool.

Happy Birthday to Kris Kristofferson, Todd Rundgren, Meryl Streep and Cyndi Lauper!

V.20 No.39 | 9/29/2011
Finds of the week!

Music

Oldies but goodies

Great record finds in Nob Hill thrift stores

I recently acquired a turntable, amp and some speakers, and subsequently spent most of my weekend record shopping. Yeah, I know, vinyl collecting ranks up there with neck bandanas and a lack of general hygiene on the Hipster-o-meter, but I’m a self-admitted hoarder, and I just lost my iPod. Plus there’s that whole thing about purity of sound that I should be talking about, although I’m not sure I understand that part yet.

More than anything I just like the old-school album artwork and the fact that I can find a lot of stuff that I either haven’t heard or would have trouble finding in other audio formats. And it can be dirt cheap if you’ve got some free time to spare.

The Salvation Army on Silver off of Washington, for example, sells all their vinyl for fifty cents a pop (provided you buy 10 or more), and while you’ll have to sift through several dozen musty Christmas records before finding any gems, there are occasionally some diamonds in the rough. A trip there coupled with a few stops at the antique malls on Central just a few blocks away netted me some great material.

Are you familiar with Richard Pryor’s bit on John Wayne? One of the funniest things I’ve heard in ages. And if I looked anywhere half as cool as Kris Kristofferson and Willie Nelson on the covers of Jesus Was a Capricorn and Honeysuckle Rose, I’d die a happy man. Great albums, by the way.

So next time you have nothing to do, patronize your local junk shops. You might just find some roses amongst the mildew.