I Hate Me, part 641,544

 

Late Friday, small, drunkish middle aged guy who resembled Billy Joel, looking at a bunch of rock t-shirts hanging on the wall. All mainstream rock bands the most “out there” artist was Joy Division.
Jeeesus…these kids and their music…I never heard uh none those bands…not one of ‘em…
I glanced back to see if somebody switched out the t-shirts, nope.
..am I right…huh?
Well you know these kids are all about the Beatles these days… I think they might be something.
Well…yeah, I heardah them…. but you know…..yeah….yeah the others…ok… Bruce, I know about him…alright…alright….I know who the fuck Pink Floyd is…and ok….ok Ramones….yeah…and I heard about The Velvet Undergrounds…ok…alright I guess I know most of this stuff….but you know….what are these fuckin’ kids listening to…right?
shirts jacks

 

 

I Hate Me, part 629,109

 

Older couple came in with a bag of records
Careful they’re a little wet
Oh…I didn’t know it was raining
It’s not………
…….oh……….what happened to them?
(shoulder shrug)…..
I didn’t buy any of them

 

Music Business, August 8th, 1964

I found this a long time ago. I don’t have too much info on the magazine. It seems like a weekly music/radio trade magazine. Lots of Beatles stuff and cool ads. All the pages are scanned and at the end I blew up the Radio Exposure Chart pages.
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Music bus chart 1

Radio Exposure Chart pt1

music bus chart 2

Radio Exposure Chart pt2

music bus chart 3

Radio Exposure Chart pt3

music bus chart 4

Radio Exposure Chart pt4

music bus chart 5

Radio Exposure Chart pt5

I Hate Me, part 618,900

My hair is a double edged sword. I’m happy I still have it to cover my giant square head but as I get older my hair has become more unruly or as it has been described by more than one person, “bum like”. So when I comb my hair sometimes the combing doesn’t take and it looks like I did nothing. Carrie is usually there to give me a “what the fuck is up up with your hair” look and hand me a comb. We keep one by the front door for just this reason.
It was Saturday, Carrie got to sleep in, I was heading to work and running late. I looked at the mirror by the front door to give myself a once over “do I pass for human” test and GAHH!! I looked like Beetlejuice on a bad hair day. So I had to re-comb my hair but I couldn’t find the comb, it was nowhere. The only thing there was the dog’s brush. I stared at it. It was made to comb hair, it doesn’t differentiate between dog and human hair. Nobody would ever know, ever, never… Kept staring at it, it wasn’t a line I was willing to cross. Yet. So I ran back upstairs and combed my hair again, which somehow made it look worse. Like a really terrible hairpiece, one so bad that people would think that nobody would buy a hairpiece that bad, it must be his real hair.

it doesn't differentiate between people hair and dog hair

it doesn’t differentiate between people hair and dog hair

I Hate Me, part 672,826

I was at work coming back from getting a cup of coffee and I soon as I stepped in I realized I should have walked slower getting there. A couple and their kid and while I wouldn’t call them crazy, I would definitely use eccentric. The wife addressed me first
You look like you work here, I want the Beach Boys and The Stylistics or somebody like the Beach Boys
Ok
I show here The Stylistics section
What’s this?
The Stylistics, like you asked for
Oh he has these…where are the Beachboys…Beach…Boys…..Beach…..Boys
Over here..here they are
Are these LIKE the Beachboys…Beach..Boys?
They ARE the Beach Boys
she wandered over to the soundtrack section, seconds later
PIPPIN!!
Her husband who was looking thru the blues section
Who you talkin’ to!?!
You!!…..I didn’t say nothin’!!……PIPPIN!!
What!!..…I can’t believe he’s dead!!
Who!?!
B.B. King!!
They left and bought nothing

!!

!!

I Hate Me, part 687,991

We have a 2006 Honda Civic, the color is either Champagne Grey or Metallic Sad. It looks like most every other car that was made that year or the year after/before. So I wanted to differentiate it from the others. Mudhoney put out a record that year, Under a Billion Suns. Another in a long and continuing line of great records they’ve released. I ordered it online for a free bonus e.p. and I got a great sticker. The cover was designed by Jeff Kleinsmith and it seems like it was inspired by Richard Powers who was an amazing artist and did a lot of old sci-fi covers. The sticker was taken from Kleinsmiths art. I know I’m making more of this than I should but this was a perfect storm of coolness. New car + Mudhoney + Richard Powers + sticker = Goddamn! So I proudly put it on the Honda, marking it from all other Honda’s.
A few years later, Maggie my step daughter gave Carrie a sticker that had a Pomeranian on it and I “heart” MY. It was cute and it went up via magnet on the fridge with hundreds of other cute/sentimental things. A couple of months ago as I was walking back to the car in a parking lot I saw the Pomeranian sticker on the car. My heart sank, well the part that thinks I’m cool and have great taste sank. Of course I love my dog but I don’t need a sticker on my car announcing it, although the same could be said about the Mudhoney sticker.
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As it was pointed out to me, it looks like the Pomeranian is endorsing Civics

As it was pointed out to me, it looks like the Pomeranian is endorsing Civics

balance of power

balance of power

example of a Richard Powers book cover

example of a Richard Powers book cover

I Hate Me, part 608,813

I went to Foodtown after work. There’s a young guy who works there. Nice guy, real energetic, go-getter type. His family knows Carrie’s family, I think they all went to school together. He periodically asks how various Wyndorfs are. He was outside the entrance having a smoke and he asked how the family was as I was walking through the automatic doors, his last bit was “How’s Sue doing?” Carrie’s older sister Susan sadly passed away a few years ago, something that if you knew the family you would know. “She…uh passed away…” and the automatic door closed as he stood there shocked. Instinctively I walked back towards him but the door only goes one way, I did this at the same time as he walked to the door which opened it, which hit me. Not enough to hurt but enough to make me yell FUCK!
Sorry…
It’s cool, I yelled because the door hit me, not because of what you said
Yeah…… I just saw her…
He stepped back, I guess because he didn’t want to get smoke in the store but the door shut again. Wisely, I didn’t walk into it a second time
Really?…Susan Wyndorf?
No Sue Anderson, You’re her brother right?
No..my name’s Cronin…I got…uh…absorbed into the Wyndorf clan, I’m married to Carrie
Oh yeah…so how’s the family?
Still good
door closed, I shopped, he smoked
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