Wednesday, August 22, 2007

CD Review: Over The Rainbow - Gay Classics

Now, before I start my review of this album, I will make it clear that I'm 100% straight and I love women :)

Now that I cleared that up, here's the story. I came across this CD about a week ago. It was sitting with the usual crap on the CD shelves at Value Village. Of course, the title caught my curiousity. The first thing that I noticed was the naked dude's hairy ass on the cover. Looks like he's fucking the roof of a barn. What an unusual CD! It's not often I see CDs with naked dudes on them. I put the CD back on the shelf and walked out of the store.

For a few days, it bothered me that I didn't buy it. It was a unique find, and I'm just a sucker for buying something stupid like this. My logic was that I have enough useless CDs at home and I don't need another one. But then, I remembered my first experience listening to the song "He Wantz It" by a rapper called Gangsta Fag. I was literally rolling on the floor with laughter! It was enough to convince me to go back to the store a couple days later and pick it up.

So, I popped the disc in for the drive home...... I was a bit confused. I expected to hear some lispy guy singing about his boyfriend or something, but I heard the voice of a female singing instead. The song wasn't even about lesbian love! I flipped through a few more tracks and heard more songs by female artists, singing about some guy that they love. My first thought is this CD isn't very gay, it's just a compilation of songs.

When I got home, I looked into it a bit more. Apparently, these are all songs that are/were just popular in gay clubs. In other words, the music on this CD is okay for straight people to like :). Also, there's an entire SERIES of these albums!

Also I was shocked at how much this sucker's going for on! I now know what I can sell if I need some extra beer money.

So in conclusion, I give this CD a big thumbs down; one star out of five. The cover is VERY misleading to the type of music on this CD. I was expecting songs about men orgys or having sex with a straight dude, kinda like the Gangsta Fag stuff, but it's just plain old dancy music. I hope the artists know about this CD because if they don't, there's gonna be lots of shit flying!

Friday, August 17, 2007

The Digital Recorder Drunks

This was an interesting find, and it's even interesting how I came across it. I was driving down a nearby back lane, and I came across some CD Jewel cases in the trash. Now, these are the larger kind which can have front and back inserts. Of course I jumped at the opportunity to grab them, since the CD-Rs I buy don't come with them (anymore) by default. These cases were in a CD holder which was sitting in a box. So I grabbed the whole CD holder, and I noticed something else that was sitting in the box. It looked like a garage door opener, but a bit more of an examination informed me that it was something else. So I grabbed it anyway and figured I'd look at it more when I got home.

So anyway, I got it home and took a closer look. It looked like a digital voice recorder which is used for recording memos and things. To verify, I looked it up online and sure enough, it's a digital recorder - an RCA Model RP-5810A. It will record for 10 minutes, up to 99 tracks. Pretty cool! I couldn't really understand why someone would throw something like this away, unless it was broken.

So, I put two AA batteries in, and it turned on! I pressed play, and was able to hear what the previous owner(s) had recorded onto it. Basically, it's a bunch of drunken idiots who had nothing better to do than cuss, sing, and talk about each other's "corn pipe".

The unfortunate thing about this digital recorder is it didn't come with an audio output jack on it. So I took it to the garage and installed one! And for you the audience, I have taken the liberty of putting the audio onto the internet for all to enjoy :)

Click here to listen!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

4 Track Player Update

Hey all! I know I haven't been posting for the past while, but I haven't forgotten about this blog. I've just been really busy because it's warm outside, and I've been enjoying the summer doing other things. The 4-track player works great! I had to replace the belts in it. The stupid thing I did was I ran the outputs into the sound card in my computer, and thus blew the input on one of the channels.

But I was able to listen to Judas Priest quite nicely. Now I just need to track down some REAL 4-track tapes.

Also, I've been coming across some great stuff to post about. Stay tuned and when I get some time (likely when the warm weather turns cold), I'll be posting more unusual things that are in my posession.