Archive for April, 2010

Friday Feelgood Song of the Week: The Dum Dum Girls “Jail La La” (2010)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on April 30, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

Don’t tell anyone that I like a new, slightly hipsterish band- this pushes all of my buttons.

(touted by Suicide Watch)

Not everyone in Arizona is an asshole

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on April 28, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

Chicago is my hometown, but I have lived in Arizona for 5+ years now.  I vote,  I petitioned the honorable Gov’nor Brewer to kindly fuck off and veto SB1070.   Alas, the yokels have taken the day- for now.   Frau Brewer’s favorability rating actually went up in the wake of this ridiculous and obviously unconstitutional development. 

Boycotting Arizona is not the answer.   Economically strangling an already struggling part of the country is not the answer.  Mocking Arizona is easy- hell,  I do it all the time!  But some of us have to live here and not everyone in Arizona is a racist asshole.

For the record, I am in favor of fair immigration policies for all people.  I am against the militarization of the border.  I am in favor of documenting everyone who wants to work here in the Unites States- holding open the gate for law-abiding citizens and keeping out the crooks.   Guest workers should be welcomed and taxed.   Fundamental human rights dictate and  I am in favor of all people having access to public facilities, hospitals, the streets at night, schools, immunizations, etc   I believe that borders are arbitrary designations.

on ebay: vintage Delta Airlines t-shirt (1984)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on April 27, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

Recently listed this one on ebay.   “Delta gets you there” has to one of the most lukewarm corporate slogans of all time.  The corresponding commercial is an absolutely delightful slice of moldy 80s cheese.

Friday feelgood song of the week: “Head on” by Jesus and Mary Chain (1989)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on April 23, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

The entire Automatic lp is a great feeling good about feeling bad record, but this is the all-time classic.

on eBay: World War I era firefighter’s helmet

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on April 17, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

Ebay seller Jimpicks has this and a few other incredible World War I era helmets for sale.  I’m watching this one.

selling on eBay: OG deadstock Jeff Kendall Santa Cruz Skateboards vintage t-shirt (1986)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on April 16, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

I’ve got this OG Jeff Kendall shirt up now on eBay.  It’s deadstock and doesn’t seem to have ever been worn, washed or out of storage.   Don’t wait around- I’m already getting offers on it and there are 9 days to go!  Starts at $49.95 but honestly the sky’s the limit on this one as vintage skateboarding shirts are really hot right now!

Friday feel good song of the week: “Police on my back” by The Equals

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on April 16, 2010 by All Conference Vintage

I always thought this was an original song by The Clash,  but I guess not!  The lead singer, Eddy Grant, went on to rock down to Electric Avenue in the early 80s (side note: I recently re-heard that song for the first time since I was a kid and realized that it’s really a protest song.)  Great voice!