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April 30, 2007

MP3 Monday - May Day

WROQ Q95 Carolijna Tracks

MAY DAY! All da comrades in the house throw your hands in the air from each according to their ability to each according to their need, like you just don't care! Here's this week's track: "Disco Communist" from the 1979 North Carolina compilation album Carolina Tracks Take One, put out by radio station WROQ Q95. Whereas The Dead Kennedys once equated disco with fascism (in "Saturday Night Holocaust"), this local novelty instead equates disco with communism! What "ism" does disco most make YOU think of?!

Download (6.3MB / 3:52)

WROQ Q95 Carolijna Tracks

The fine print: All downloads are provided for entertainment purposes only. VGG.COM does not necessarily support communism, or fascism.

Next Week: VOTE NOW

No theme next week, just a grab bag o' total randomness. Now CHOOSE!

*Instructions on how to operate your CB radio, good buddy!

*The creepiest talking parakeet, ever.

*Famous horror actor Vincent Price giving you his recipe for rumaki.

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April 23, 2007


Steve McQueen kicks ass

Hey hey hey we're back on a new server, and we accidentally lost an installation of MP3 Monday. Doh! So first off, here's the track from last time, "Beware of the Blob" from the 1958 film The Blob, starring Steve McQueen:

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The fine print: All downloads are provided for entertainment purposes only. VGG.COM does not support alien blobs from outer space coming to our planet and taking jobs away from our hard-working native-born monsters.

Next Week: VOTE NOW

Next Monday is April 30th, but the day AFTER that is May Day, when all the commies let their hair down for a day. So let's kick it Cold War style, with some communist themed songs. Can I get a "Da, comrade"?! The glorious choices are:

*"Disco Communist" - Totally obscure novelty track by the Charlotte, North Carolina band SemiNot. Remember disco? Of course not, you baby-faced teen. But if you did, then you also remember the anti-disco backlash! Here's a cultural artifact pushing the disco/communism connection. A personal fave.

*"Vietnam Will Win" - A pro-commie Vietnam war epic by The Red Star Singers, an honest-to-gosh Commie folk/choir group. From their 1974 album The Force of Life. I'd call this song prophetic, but calling a Vietnam War winner in 1974 is pretty damn late in the game.

*"Governor Sargent's Racist Cutbacks Blues" - From an early 1970s album by the ragingly communist Progressive Labor Party, this track is apparently about then-Massachusettes Governor Francis W. Sargent. Why am I including a song with such dated, specific references? Probably because it's to the tune of the famous Chuck Berry oldie "Memphis, Tennesee."

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April 16, 2007

I Am 8 Bit Art Show

You want to see the hippest and at the same time dorkiest art show in all of Los Angeles County? Then grab your geek or your hottie and get your butts over to the I Am 8 Bit Art Show. (April 17th-May 12th, 2007 @ Gallery Nineteen Eighty Eight @ 7020 Melrose Ave.)

There are a couple of reasons you should go, but the best reason is the show features a fully functioning, 5 and a half foot giant Atari Joystick. And the best part about that is it was made by the Van Gogh-Goghs' own Jason Torchinsky.


And to get you all excited about the I Am 8 Bit Art Show, check out the Van Gogh-Goghs' salute to the Atari. It's as funny as it is dorky.

April 09, 2007

We're back!

We're back online! What do you mean, you didn't notice we were gone? Man, that hurts. Regardless of your interest in the matter, our website has moved to a new host, the database has been converted, and everything seems to be in general working order. Please report any problems in the comments, and enjoy your stay.