Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Argo sliced peaches

Since the last product I posted featured packaging that clashed with the blog, I'm now posting a can that fits right into the color scheme.

Another massive representation of the ballsy Argo line - I featured the Argo can of peas in an early post. Again, for less than a dollar you get an ample amount of a classic side dish, wrapped in steakhouse brown.

But notice something special here with the peaches - a detail that lets you know that the Argo company's balls hang low to the ground in all four seasons: Right on the front of the package we learn that these are "IRREGULAR PIECES" of "Yellow Cling."

Telling it like it is. The last time I bought something marked "IRREGULAR," I was standing in a Marshalls, it was 1986 and I had a total of $7.00 to my name. It's now 2011, and though many things have happened, not much has changed.



Monday, July 4, 2011

Rudy's World Famous Pork Rinds

My wife brought this home from Big Lots - worth posting for obvious reasons. The really striking thing to me is how much the color of this bag clashes with the color scheme of this blog.


Friday, April 8, 2011

Fisherman's Net

Found this great can of sardines at the BIG BEAR grocery store on S. Candler Road in Decatur. It's the only place I've encountered this brand. Apparently there is no more domestic U.S. production of sardines for canning - you'll notice that this was "packed for" a company in Massachusetts, but the stamp at the top says "Product of Canada."

You'll also notice that these fish are good until 2015 - I couldn't wait that long, and ate them in 2011. They were good! I would definitely buy this kind again - very firm and flavorful fish, what I want in a good can.

Fisherman's Net 1

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Unseen Man

Here's a taut bit of Existential Country for you. This is the story of the dust, from the wind - whom you don't see, so much as slightly avoid. Similar themes to Ralph Ellison's and H.G. Wells's INVISIBLE MAN, yet without the racial or science fictional elements. Here is just a man who is so redundant, so usual and unnecessary that you barely notice him. Sad as hell.

Bob Garmon

I haven't been able to find out much about Bob Garmon - is he the Unseen Man?

His BMI writer profile contains some intriguing titles I'd like to hear:
"Bummin' In A Big Wide World"
"My Private World"
"Reflections Of A Fool"

There is a hot little number called "I'm A-Ready Baby" under the "Bob Garmon & His Studio Combo" name on a 45 on little-known Amber records. This is an earlier number that Rockabilly hounds have comped and YouTubed:

Friday, November 12, 2010

Billy Carter song alert

Thanks to my friend Geoff for hipping me to this very special post on the WFMU Blog:

Billy Beer Drinkin' Fan

Greg G. Listener has rescued three Billy Carter novelty songs that I did not even know existed, so kudos to him. The song "Beer Drinking Billy" by Bill Gibbs has one of the best captured sounds of the opening of a beer can on record.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Maroon polo shirt - Do I look like I work at Burger King?

Having bought a handful of sale store-brand polos in a variety of colors, I only recently ventured outside of the house in the Maroon Polo.

It's a nice feeling shirt, and the color is pleasing.

The only problem is, I feel like I'm on my way to work at Burger King.

What the hell.

You might say I should put more effort into it and find just the right form-fitted maroon polo shirt. Store brand shirts fit like trash bags.

But if I wore the fitted, I would simply feel like the Burger King Manager.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Dee Edwards "Why Can't There Be Love"

This song rocks my world!

The YouTube host breadmaker99, godblessum, says "I can't get my head around the guitar."

My friend, that's because you need to get your mind IN the guitar.

DEE EDWARDS. Dennis Coffey!

On the Tube as: "Northern Soul - Strange 70s Brilliance - Dee Edwards"