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NBC is running the 1st Saturday Night Live tonight... and of course the 1st musical guest was Janis Ian, of who I'd never heard until reading
[personal profile] roadnotes' zines for ApaNu, where she regularly referenced and quoted her.

{sigh}

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Rest In Peace, you great beast, you.

From Cats
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So, a couple of months ago (late Mar., it seems), I was poking around the net, looking for various music of my childhood - The Rousers, Dizzy And The Romilars, Nastyfacts, Hi-Sherrifs Of Blue - the various artists who were on Jimboco Records for its short and not-well-known lifetime around 79-8(3?)ish. (I _think_ someone in my middle/high-school might've been related to Ramona Lee Jan of Dizzy... or just had a taste for obscure pop/etc. in the 7th-10th grade.)

So there was one more band on Jimboco - one that actually became vaguely well known: The Nails. You know... 88 Lines About 44 Women...
Back when I was buying ALMOST all of Jimboco's catalog - which was 5 singles and 3? eps, I think - I bought only 4 of the singles for some reason and now can't remember the name of the last band - I bought The Nails' single and EP.

The Nails were seemingly founded by a guy named Marc Campbell - (www.marccampbell.com), and included among others brothers Dave and George Kaufman.

So, during that night of surfing, I found that googling "Ramona Jan" will end you up at Nastyfacts myspace page and from there it's not too far over to http://www.gmkmg.com/ - George Kaufman's site.

It was there that I discovered that their 2 major label albums, "Mood Swing" and "Dangerous Dreams" had been finally released on CD (I ordered them from CDBaby that night), and that I found that George had a whole pile of random Nails (and others) tunes available for download, as well as having done various interesting things over the years, which he'd documented online. I pulled a pile of stuff that night which I've been enjoying since.

Tonight the "Seven Points Gang" tunes started playing, and as I'd just gotten them not that long ago and I didn't remember from where, I googled my way back over to http://www.gmkmg.com/ and found on the front page:
-----
To all the friends and visitors of George's website:

We are deeply saddened to announce the untimely passing of

George on 3/8/09.
-----
Damn. I didn't know him, but I've been listening to his music for 25+ years, and am saddened by his passing - just as I'd found him again, pretty much.

Timing. The essence of... something.

(Hm. I thought I knew the timeline here, but it may be that, due to the links described in the 1st paragraph, I was looking at the stuff in the 2nd paragraph a couple of months before the stuff in the 1st, so there's not actually any linkage there. I don't know. Ah well.)
= = = = =
To tie this to the post I made back when I was 1st re-finding all of this (See: this)
(Nastyfacts, Nails, Rousers songs are all easily available. I haven't gone looking for the Hi-Sherrifs yet. Dizzy isn't. I'll be ripping the single (and the flexi-single cover of Bowie's TVC-15) and maybe the EP tonight.)
jbsegal: (Default)
So, a couple of months ago (late Mar., it seems), I was poking around the net, looking for various music of my childhood - The Rousers, Dizzy And The Romilars, Nastyfacts, Hi-Sherrifs Of Blue - the various artists who were on Jimboco Records for its short and not-well-known lifetime around 79-8(3?)ish. (I _think_ someone in my middle/high-school might've been related to Ramona Lee Jan of Dizzy... or just had a taste for obscure pop/etc. in the 7th-10th grade.)

So there was one more band on Jimboco - one that actually became vaguely well known: The Nails. You know... 88 Lines About 44 Women...
Back when I was buying ALMOST all of Jimboco's catalog - which was 5 singles and 3? eps, I think - I bought only 4 of the singles for some reason and now can't remember the name of the last band - I bought The Nails' single and EP.

The Nails were seemingly founded by a guy named Marc Campbell - (www.marccampbell.com), and included among others brothers Dave and George Kaufman.

So, during that night of surfing, I found that googling "Ramona Jan" will end you up at Nastyfacts myspace page and from there it's not too far over to http://www.gmkmg.com/ - George Kaufman's site.

It was there that I discovered that their 2 major label albums, "Mood Swing" and "Dangerous Dreams" had been finally released on CD (I ordered them from CDBaby that night), and that I found that George had a whole pile of random Nails (and others) tunes available for download, as well as having done various interesting things over the years, which he'd documented online. I pulled a pile of stuff that night which I've been enjoying since.

Tonight the "Seven Points Gang" tunes started playing, and as I'd just gotten them not that long ago and I didn't remember from where, I googled my way back over to http://www.gmkmg.com/ and found on the front page:
-----
To all the friends and visitors of George's website:

We are deeply saddened to announce the untimely passing of

George on 3/8/09.
-----
Damn. I didn't know him, but I've been listening to his music for 25+ years, and am saddened by his passing - just as I'd found him again, pretty much.

Timing. The essence of... something.

(Hm. I thought I knew the timeline here, but it may be that, due to the links described in the 1st paragraph, I was looking at the stuff in the 2nd paragraph a couple of months before the stuff in the 1st, so there's not actually any linkage there. I don't know. Ah well.)
= = = = =
To tie this to the post I made back when I was 1st re-finding all of this (See: this)
(Nastyfacts, Nails, Rousers songs are all easily available. I haven't gone looking for the Hi-Sherrifs yet. Dizzy isn't. I'll be ripping the single (and the flexi-single cover of Bowie's TVC-15) and maybe the EP tonight.)
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1st McGoohan, then Montalban, now John Mortimer.

I just watched some Rumpole last night, when I should've been sleeping. It wasn't "Rumpole's Last Case", though... That would've been ust spooky.
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1st McGoohan, then Montalban, now John Mortimer.

I just watched some Rumpole last night, when I should've been sleeping. It wasn't "Rumpole's Last Case", though... That would've been ust spooky.

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