This one's for Christi- anne!
Christi- anne- The Early Hours Evolution
It's A Surprise- Orbits Q: What... Ans: Nothing...
Cryin For A Love- Warm Soda Symbolic Dream
We Were Happy There- The dB's Repercussion
I Need Your Love- The Boyfriends Lost Treasures
Agent Unknown- Greg Pope Fanboy
Get Yourself Right- Velvet Crush Stereo Blues
Keep On Dreaming- Vibeke The World Famous Hat Trick
*Life of Surprises- Prefab Sprout Life Of Surprises
*Come As No Surprise- Sunnyboys Get Some Fun
*Goodbye Surprise- Flo and Eddie The Phlorescent Leech and Eddie
X-Ray Spex- Starz Attention Shoppers!
Forever And Ever- Culture Shock Forever + ever 7"
Achin' to Be- The Replacements Don't Tell a Soul
*Surprise- Hollins Ferry Hollins Ferry
*Surprise Surprise- X See How We Are
*Surprise, Surprise (Sweet Bird Of Paradox)- John Lennon Walls And Bridges
Follow Me Blind- The Grip Weeds How I Won The War
Nobody Slows- The Wake Ups Wanna Meet
To Be A Boy- International Q International Q - 45 RPM Queue Music
*Dark Surprise- Radio Birdman More Fun!
*Taken By Surprise- The Outfield Voices of Babylon
*Surprise Me Again- Haircut 100 Pelican West
Nova- The Bizarros PUNK 45: Burn Rubber City Burn
Let It Ride- Mike Viola and The Candy Butchers Falling Into Place
Disconnected- The Slickee Boys Uh Oh… No Breaks!
>You Took Me By Surprise- The Seeds You Took Me By Surprise
>>Surprise Surprise (I Need You)- The Troggs Surprise Surprise (I Need You)
Baby Teeth- Sugar Stems Only Come Out At Night
Keep Swinging (Downtown)- Sloan Commonwealth
I've Been Hurt (So Many Times Before)- Silent Noise I've Been Hurt (So Many Times Before) 7" The Big Surprise- The Elms The Big Surprise
^Power Pop Peak:
*SacroSet[s]: Surprise Songs
>Power Pop Prototype: 1972
>>Bonus Power Pop Prototype: 1968
I've never been a big fan of facial hair, even before I learned that my attempts to grow some would yield results closer to Samwell Tarly (above right) than Khal Drogo. This figures in my "Record Shopping Rules," cited in the blog post for Show #39 :
- No facial hair. Name one great punk rock band (aside from The Stranglers) that has a guy with facial hair. Now, name one Southern Rock band with a guy who ISN'T sporting whiskers. See?
This also helpfully applies to most Indie rock bands- those
|Beard: Islam vs. Indie|
The worst thing about my facial hair is that it lacks density- you can clearly see my skin through it, even from ten feet away. That is just wrong. I was in the play Glengarry Glen Ross during this time and as soon as I saw the press photos I went home and shaved. I asked Jaime how she could let me go out of the house like that she said "I've been telling you that for months- then I just got used to it." That's the problem with women they're too accepting of all the stupid stuff we do. Anyway, every day since the Glengarry fiasco up to about two weeks ago, I've used the same Braun electric shaver; no lie the thing is 25 years old! After replacing numerous foils and cutters the Braun has been slowly dying over the last 18 months. A few times I've thought "I should get another shaver before this thing eats my face, leaving me horribly disfigured" but then I'd put it back in the medicine cabinet to only take it out the next day and do it all over again.
Two weeks ago the razor started making this low pitched grinding noise and the foil broke. Surprisingly it did not shred my face (nice design Braun engineers!) Coincidentally, auditions had come up for Steven Sondheim's Assassins which goes up in Sonoma in September. I saw the 2004 Broadway revival with Neil Patrick Harris and while I'm not a huge Sondheim fan, this show works for me.
|2004 Assassins: Hinckley, Moore, Zangara, Booth, Oswald, Byck, Fromme, Guiteau, Czologz|
|Charles Guiteau, bearded crazy|
While Guiteau's beard is far from impressive, sadly my own facial hair growing abilities have not improved with time. What's more, my beard hair is freaking gray!
it's more like this:
OUCH! Needless to say, my NEW Braun shaver is working out quite nicely....
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