Archive for May, 2009

The Wipers on love and reality (1979)

Posted in american heroes, American music, how much art can you take?, philosophy, playlist, punk rock on May 29, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Sometimes I get these feelings
and I don’t know what to say
Is it that I don’t belong here
Cause I really want to stay
Sometimes I wish that you
Could break up to me
Is this real?

In time I found myself
Wishing that you were here
But then I realized
That all time stood still
Sometimes I wish that you
Could break down to me
Is this real?
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Philip K. Dick on reality

Posted in american heroes, reading list on May 29, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

“reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away”
-Philip K. Dick, 1972

Blondie "X offender" (1977)

Posted in badassery, made in usa, New York, on the TeeVee machine, showmanship on May 29, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

This is a badass, more punk rock live version of one of my favorite songs of all time.

Reason #515614 to love the White Sox: Dick Allen smoking in the dugout (1972)

Posted in baseball, chicago, uniforms on May 28, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Smoking and juggling in the dugout-those were certainly different times!

I need to get this printed out to poster size because it combines many of my favorite things: Dick Allen, the red White Sox uniforms of the early 70s, and old Sports Illustrated covers. Dick looks like Pulp Fiction era Samuel L. Jackson in this shot.
previous posts: red socks for the White Sox (1971)

Gladys Knight and the Pips are not afraid to mix plaids and patterns (1974)

Posted in celebrity endorsers, Seventies, style study on May 24, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Grabbed from Ebony Jr. magazine, 1974

Mars Attacks cards (1962)

Posted in badassery, collections, how much art can you take?, i am endlessly fascinating, movies on May 24, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

grabbed from the outstanding Golden Age Comic Book Stories blog. Poseur that I am, I had no idea that Mars Attacks! was a movie remake of this card series from 1962! The artwork is unbelievable.

PS. I must own the Attack from Mars pinball game beforeI croak.

A profitable and interesting hobby- Raise Hamsters (1950)

Posted in ephemera, i am endlessly fascinating, vanishing America on May 23, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Grabbed from Popular Mechanics, 1950. This ad conjures up many grotesque images in my head. I imagine plain brown wrapper box being mailed to some adorable moppet with aspirations of earning an animal raising merit badge, eagerly tearing open the package only to discover the stiff, precious corpses of Mr. and Mrs. Tizzywhiskers. Interesting hobby, indeed.
I’m tempted to write to Gulf Hamstery, just to see what happens.