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THE IDIOCRACY OF FACEBOOK

Here's the kind of thing your FB friends sometimes suggest you do on Facebook. The idea here is to write down 25 random thoughts that you think are clever and will make others scream with laughter.

Here's how three rock writers (whatever THAT means these days) wasted their time with this idiotic exercise.

[PLEASE do not leave your unkind comments after reading this buffoonery. Send your notes of complaint to the geeks at Facebook. We were just following directions.]



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funny image of the popkrazy bloggers

Hey folks, if you haven't checked out the PopKrazy bloggers, you're really missing out. Where else are you gonna find a group like this, huh?  Nowhere, that's where!

Just look at our stellar line-up! (click on their photos to go straight to their blogs)

mock image of eddie deanEDDIE DEAN: Now here's a guy who knows how to write, and how! His 2008 book Pure Country: The Leon Kagarise Archives 1961-1971 shows the rare photo collection of country music fan Leon Kagarise, brilliantly elucidated by Eddie's text.  This fall Eddie was on book tour with Ralph Stanley for his bio Man of Constant Sorrow: My Life and Times.  Dr Ralph not being a man of constant conversation, the process honed Eddie's interviewing and writing skills to a lasar-like precision. The result: Dr Ralph's old-timey mountain voice leaps off the page!

 





THE CHERIE CURRIE CHAINSAW MASSACRE

Cherie Currie with Echo chainsaw

Now what was even stranger, I realized that this was some kind of sign...not only was that academic chick absolutely correct in her chainsaw/horror theory (I know, I know...it's not really proof because Cherie actually uses the chainsaw to create things of beauty while in the slasher movies the guys use the chainsaw to destroy flesh...but that's the way my mind works, okay?), but now I had to read the f***g book just to solve the mystery of why women & chainsaws seem so culturally connected.

And then, as I read through Cherie's info even further, I almost lose it. .....Holy shit, where have I been?  Of course!  She's the pretty blonde from that punk band, the Runaways, & I actually liked that first album when it came out, even reviewed the damn thing, and played it over & over.  But I guess I lost track...never really heard Joan Jett or anymore Runaway albums...but then had to admit that the only reason I played that album in the first place when it came in the mail via aforementioned record service in the ‘70s was because I had an immediate crush on CHERIE CURRIE.  (Hey, come on, gimme a break...you can see why.)

Those of you more up on rock history than me know that Cherie was the lead singer of the Runaways, and on the band's debut album on Mercury in 1976, the first track on the album was called "Cherry Bomb," which was indeed referring to our beloved Cherie. The track was actually created off the cuff because Cherie was told to prepare a song that sounded like Suzi Quatro, but she picked one the band didn't like.  And so, the other charming band members made the "Cherry Bomb" song up to make fun of Cherie.