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we circle around, we circle around the boundaries of the earth. the boundaries of the earth.
wearing our long-winged feathers as we fly, wearing our long-winged feathers as we fly.
we circle around, we circle around the boundaries of the sky.

~ Arapaho

Lena Dunham (OMG J’adore) has made a video about her first time. Voting, that is. And it’s peachy keen. Even better, many GOPsters with no sense of humor have called her out on it. It effing rocks and here it is; please watch and share. One week to go, mes cheres. Mon Dieu! Has this not been the longest presidential campaign in history?

The photo of the week is of a child dressed as a bear coming face to face with a real bear. It’s, um, genius.

The original recording of Jesus Christ Superstar was released on October 27, 1970. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice called it a “rock opera concept album” and it was not staged as a Broadway play/musical until the following year. Rice and Webber went on to become among the most successful Broadway composers in history, and this amazing double album was one of the earliest highlights in their spectacular career. The music holds up today and remains a staple on my iPod.
(thanks to Bill Sobel for this nugget)

One of my favorite photo tumblrs at the moment is this one, where a work colleague of mine who’s an ace photographer posts images she takes surreptitiously on the subway.

Here’s one of the best Halloween ideas I’ve ever seen. Take Back Halloween calls itself “A costume guide for women with imagination.” This is the inaugural venture of the Real History Project, conceived in 2010 “as a series of projects to popularize knowledge of the past—the real stuff, not just the Dead White Male version of history,” per Suzanne Scoggins, a writer and feminist who specializes in women’s history. There are four categories: Glamour Girls, Goddesses and Legends, Notable Women, and Queens. And the best part is these costume ideas can be easily created with readily available materials. Check out my favorite Mexican goddess, Ixchel.  Also you can help fund the site via Suzanne’s Kickstarter campaign.

During the taping of a recent David Frost Special that is due to air next month on Al-Jazeera, Paul McCartney stated that Yoko Ono did not break up the Beatles. “She certainly didn’t break the group up, the group was breaking up,” he said. Although Paul did, he admits, find it difficult that Yoko sat in on the recording sessions (she basically followed John everywhere at the time), he didn’t and doesn’t blame her for the group’s disbanding. As someone who grieved egregiously when the Beatles broke up in 1970, I can tell you this actually means a lot to me.

Since it’s one week before we pull those levers and set the course for the next four years, I hope you’ll indulge me a second election-centered video. This one is of Writer/Filmmaker Joss Whedon advising us exactly how Mitt Romney will “put us back on the path to the zombie apocalypse.” “Romney is ready to make the deep rollbacks in health care, education, social services, reproductive rights, that will guarantee poverty, unemployment, overpopulation, disease, rioting – all crucial elements in creating a nightmare zombie wasteland,” says Whedon dispassionately to camera.

A picture is worth a thousand words, and this is as true as it gets with #instacane, the story of Hurricane Sandy told through instagram. To quote one of those who posted an image, “SHITS GETTING REAL.”

In case you had not heard, Little Steven Van Zandt is bringing together the Rascals in their original lineup (Felix Cavaliere, Gene Cornish, Eddie Brigati and Dino Danelli) for their first public performance in over 40 years with a combination concert/theatrical event called “Once Upon A Dream” in December at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. The first four shows have sold out and three more shows have been added, which are sure to sell out quickly. “To do justice to the Rascals’ importance, I’ve written a show for them that is just as unique as they are,” says Van Zandt.

Hurricane, anyone? Apparently these 41 furry friends are ready to face down Big Sandy in their fetching attire, via BuzzFeed. Frankenstorm Shmankenstorm.

Tweet of the Week (during last week’s final Presidential Debate): I think Mitt Romney might be a sleeper agent working for Abu Nazir!!! LISTEN TO ME SAUL
via ‏@adamconover (standup comic and CollegeHumor sketch writer)


March 21 - April 19 Aries
Ram on, Aries people. It’s Thanksgiving already, where does the time go?! I know you eschew sentimentality and prefer to jump into life sans frills. N’est-ce pas? I also know that you love weird and wacky historical facts. Corn for corn’s sake is good too. Point your mouse to culture vs content and take the Corny Thanksgiving Trivia test. Is Indian corn edible? Where did the word “turkey” come from? And the ship that brought the Pilgrims to America was originally intended to bring over what item to the New World? (hint: not people) A wonderful person named Bonnie does this blog and it is worth a long visit for the posts, photography, and haiku.

April 20 - May 20 Taurus
I’m breaking my rule of not repeating things here, because I took my own advice in this here column and went to see Amanda Palmer and the Danger Ensemble at Webster Hall. Ms. Palmer (a Taurus) and her merry gang provided one of the best live concerts I’ve ever seen and I’ve seen several (trust me on this). It was one of those rare occasions when you know that a year from now people will be saying, you were there at Webster Hall that night? with starry eyes. I’m going to write a whole blog post about Amanda so check back in the next week or so. There’s not enough room in this format to say everything that needs to be said. In the meantime go here. And here. And here. Watch everything. Listen to her new album. Read her blog. And she’s still on the road, so if you’re in Pittsburgh, Toronto, Ferndale MI, Chicago, Minneapolis, Denver, Aspen, Salt Lake City, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, Sacramento, San Francisco, or LA – go. Just go.

May 21 - June 20 Gemini
Gemini is a curious mix of adaptability and superficiality. Sometimes you need to flex that good-deed muscle a little and get out of your comfort zone. Things are pretty dire right now in the USA – in the world, actually – and here’s a way you can put a smile on someone’s face easily. And rack up some good karma, which we all could use. Thanks to KarmaTube, here’s a story about a Starbucks drive-thru in Loveland, Colorado where people were amazed to get to the window and find out that their coffee was paid for by the person in front of them in line. Lindell Green, a beneficiary of this karma gesture, paid for the person behind him when this happened. So guess what? It’s not just Loveland, Colorado. It’s not just Starbucks. The CNN story documents another random act of kindness taking place at a supermarket elsewhere in the country. Apparently it’s spreading. Like a disease in a Stephen King novel. A disease called pay-it-forward.

June 21 - July 22 Cancer
Moonchildren and everyone else; as we gather around the Thanksgiving table with family and friends this year and express our gratitude for our blessings (try doing this every day by the way; it will change your life), let’s also mark next Monday, December 1st, on the calendar for World Aids Day. World Aids Day was created exactly ten years ago to raise awareness of the pandemic caused by HIV infection. The date is observed globally by governments, charities, and international organizations. This year you can search the World Aids Day website to find events anywhere in the world. You can find interesting and creative ways to get involved and raise awareness. You can learn about HIV and get the facts about this terrifying disease.

July 23 - August 22 Leo
It’s my feeling that the Leos among us would really dig Dominick Dunne in the unlikely event they don’t already follow his prose as he covers the trials and tribulations of the rich and famous. Mr. Dunne is an investigative journalist who writes for Vanity Fair Magazine. Without fail, his is the first article I go to when I get my copy in the mail. His birds’ eye view of the rarified celebrity lifestyle is always absolutely riveting. Read a collection of twenty five years of his adventures chronicling the greatest scandals of our time from O.J. Simpson to Claus Von Bülow to Imelda Marcos to the Menendez Brothers to Brooke Astor to Princess Diana and more. My advice: get a big dish of ice cream and settle down and read them all. Make sure all the lights are on. Before you settle in, though, go to this site and wish Mr. Dunne a speedy recovery from cancer.

August 23 - September 22 Virgo
Let us now celebrate the genius that is Elvis Costello, who is a Virgo by the way. There is certainly not enough room here to discuss all the varied strands of his fabulosity. But I want you to be sure and catch his new TV show which debuts Wednesday, December 3 on the Sundance Channel at 9pm. Spectacle: Elvis Costello With… invites viewers to enjoy an intimate conversation between Costello and his guests, sprinkled with musical performances. The debut show features Sir Elton John. Upcoming episodes have Declan McManus (his real name) chatting with Bill Clinton, Lou Reed, James Taylor, The Police, and more. I personally cannot think of anyone I’d rather sit down to tea with than Elvis Costello.

September 23 - October 22 Libra
My favorite all-time Libra is John Lennon. I was surprised and amused to read this week that the Pope has officially forgiven Lennon for his remark in March 1966 that the Beatles were bigger than Jesus. Apparently, the Vatican’s official newspaper has absolved J.L. 42 years after the statement was made to a teen magazine called Datebook as part of an interview while the Beatles did their last American tour. L’Osservatore Romano said, “After so many years it sounds merely like the boasting of an English working-class lad struggling to cope with unexpected success.” For those who don’t remember, Lennon’s off the cuff remarks that he’d observed that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus at that time caused a huge shitstorm that ended up with Beatle records and memorabilia being set on fire. Radio stations stopped playing Beatle records. It was huge. And terrifying. And it was a world far unlike our own today in every way you can imagine. Lennon was made to apologize in front of the world at a press conference because of the vast carnage that his remark caused. One has to think that he’s up there shaking his head in wonder that he has now been pardoned by the Catholic Church. Good on ya, Johnny.

October 23 - November 21 Scorpio
And then there’s ripxoid. Avast ye Scorpio hearties, this is a handsome blog that takes on subjects like Philip K. Dick, pocket-sized primates, Obama, film noir, et cetera. You gotta love a blog with these categories: Bullshit, Movies, Music, Photos, Politics, Video, Web, and Weird News. That’s all I care about! Thank you Jeff Kopp of Garage Punk fame for birthing this baby. Writes Jeff: Yep, this is it. The very first post on a very new blog. Ah yes, just what the world needs, right? More blogs! Yeah, well, so what? Everyone has something to say (even if it isn’t entirely original) and I think us ‘xoidians have just as much if not MORE wacked-out, cool, crazy, funny or just plain INTERESTING stuff to say as any other group of geeks, so let’s make this happen.

November 22 - December 21 Sagittarius
Methinks that the refined sensibilities of the Sagittarian would thoroughly enjoy my favorite Scorsese film of all time, The King of Comedy. Released in 1982, the film is about nerdy geeky Rupert Pupkin (played by Robert DeNiro in what I think is his best role ever) and his obsession with becoming a comedian. He lives in his mother’s basement and play acts scenarios where he is a talk show guest discussing his glorious career. He idolizes talk show host Jerry Langford, played spectacularly by Jerry Lewis. I can’t tell you any more, but one of the taglines was: Nobody knows Rupert Pupkin, but by 11:30 tonight, the whole world will know he’s . . . THE KING OF COMEDY.

December 22 - January 19 Capricorn
Ah Capricorn! Pull up a chair and let’s talk about independent bookstores, shall we? I know you love new books. This week I’ve chosen Pandemonium Booksellers & Café located in beautiful Wasilla, Alaska. According to their website, they are an energetic, comfortable, bookstore & gourmet beverage/dessert establishment. Open every day of the week, this bastion of the free press also provides online ordering. It’s great to know that Wasilla has an indie bookstore. You betcha!

January 20 - February 18 Aquarius
Every once in awhile don’t you suddenly crave hummus? I do and when that urge comes on I go to Jerusalem Restaurant located between 103rd St. and 104th St. on Broadway. The place is the size of a postage stamp. Seriously, my living room is larger and I have a New York apartment. They’re open late, and they have great falafel as well as shwarma, baba ganoush, stuffed grape leaves, and more. I know that Aquarians have been known to hanker for middle eastern food on occasion. Well, hanker here.

February 19 - March 20 Pisces
Speaking of the Catholic Church…Pisceans everywhere need to know about the 33-foot tall stainless steel statue of Our Lady Queen of Peace in New Castle, Delaware. The 8,400 pound statue, sculpted by Charles C. Parks, was dedicated on May 25, 2007 at the Holy Spirit Church. According to their website, At Fatima Our Blessed Mother revealed that Our Lord intends the present world to be saved through devotion to her Immaculate Heart. We have built a statue to make this message known to countless numbers of people who otherwise would not know Her.  In her desire to save her children, she has asked us to Pray The Rosary. In our world of many realities, we have known the REALITY OF THE POWER OF PRAYER. All the prayers we have ever said are ours - a real wealth - treasures stored up for us in heaven.  The Rosaries Our Lady asks for are ours to give - a treasury of prayer for her to use. She needs these Prayers NOW to give to her children in need. Parks, the sculptor, also made another huge steel Mary in Santa Clara, California. The Delaware Mary holds out her arms to bless the travelers on the nearby Delaware Memorial Bridge. It is apparently possible to enter a door at the base of the statue and go up a ladder to view the inside of her immaculate heart.


March 21 - April 19 Aries

Blazing Tomato Chutney. There. I said it. If I know Aries, and I think I do, the color alone will attract your eye. And you can buy this elixir and others from Beth’s Farm Kitchen, which I stumbled upon recently at a Green Market on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. According to their website, the magic happens in a 1850’s farmhouse in Columbia County in New York State. All of the fruit used in their chutneys and jams is grown locally or regionally. Beth and friends started in 1981 with strawberry jam and have since developed over 90 flavors. Visit them at one of the many green markets around the city, or buy online and choose from jams, marmalades, fruit spreads, chutneys, jellies, and relishes. Indulge both your sweet tooth and your savory tooth.

April 20 - May 20 Taurus
May 13, 1964 is the birthdate of a Taurean that we’ve all come to know and love in the last few years, I’m speaking here of Stephen Tyrone Colbert. Has it really been three years since the launch of The Colbert Report? And I ask you, Nation, is there any better use of your time between 11:30 and midnight every week night? I think not. The redoubtable Mr. C. brings us his twisted holiday special 10pm on Sunday night, November 23 on Comedy Central. A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! is described by S.C. as “the greatest newsman-hosted holiday Christmas special since ‘A Walter Cronkite Tet Offensive’.” With special guests Toby Keith, Willie Nelson, Elvis Costello, John Legend, and Jon Stewart, Colbert will no doubt rock us around the Christmas tree in his snarky, lovable way. And if you miss it or you want to remember it forever digitally, the program is issued on November 25 on DVD with extra features: a book burning Yule log, video advent calendar, alternate endings and more. Thank you Santa Colbert!

May 21 - June 20 Gemini
Now that we’re hurtling full speed ahead into that time of year where Halloween has morphed into Thanksgiving and we’re suddenly staring slack-jawed into the aforementioned Christmas abyss, may I suggest a trip to American Celebration on Parade in Shenandoah, Virginia. The Gemini appetite for nostalgia will go into overdrive here. From their website: Thrilling visitors from around the world, Shenandoah Caverns is the only cavern in Virginia with elevator service. Explorers of every age and ability will discover an underground world of wonder. Yes, you can spelunk yourself into a frenzy here and also wax mondo patriotic with the nation’s premier parade float exhibition featuring spectacular parade floats from the Rose Parade, Presidential Inaugurals, the Miss America Parade, the Thanksgiving Day Parade, and more. In case you ever wondered where those parade floats go when the party’s over. The very existence of this place prompts me to quote Robert Louis Stevenson’s famous couplet: The world is so full of a number of things, I’m sure we should all be as happy as kings. N’est-ce pas?

June 21 - July 22 Cancer
Our indie bookstore this week is Tome on the Range in Las Vegas, New Mexico. Where seldom is heard a discouraging word and the skies are not cloudy all day. Tome on the Range is a general interest book store housed in an old Victorian building in the small town of Las Vegas, 65 miles east of Santa Fe on I-25. The town itself is worth a visit for its many historic railroad-era houses and commercial buildings, over 900 of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Moonchild, I know you’re fascinated by historical trivia, so listen up. Fact: Most of No Country for Old Men was filmed here; and this is the location of the surreal parade in Easy Rider where Fonda and Nicholson are arrested for ‘parading without a permit.’ Right across the street from Tome on the Range is their sister store, 2nd Tome Around, which sells used books and has a café. Coffee, tea, snacks, books, and wireless internet. Does it get any better than that?

July 23 - August 22 Leo
Are you aware that there are three men in their twenties currently walking across England, traveling without any money and relying on strangers that they meet for hospitality? I’m telling you this, Leo, because I know that deep down you’re the adventurous type who could completely envision yourself doing the same. The Guardian’s Will Hodginkson documents their walkabout here. Three years ago this intrepid trio decided to find out if they could leave home sans cash or cellphones and travel the length of Great Britain by foot. To date they’ve logged three trips of this nature. Quoth one of the three, “People respond to the mythic aspect, that dream of England, of being in the woods and living close to the earth.” They literally sing for their supper in pubs and village greens, their set list consisting of traditional English folk songs. “People ask us why we’re doing this, and we don’t really have an answer. Are we trying to save the world, or become famous, or pretend to be Robin Hood? We don’t know. But there’s one thing that we’ve learned about this life that we’d like to share: it’s much easier than you think.”

August 23 - September 22 Virgo
This week’s blog is Mark Blankenship’s The Critical Condition. I’m putting it under Virgo because Virgos tend to be a little hypercritical sometimes and you’d totally dig Mark B’s mindset. Blankenship had an epiphany in 1999 that made him realize he wanted to document the many twists and turns of pop culture as a critic. He went on to get a Master’s Degree at the Yale School of Drama and became a writer for The New York Times, Variety, and the Village Voice. In the blog, nothing is sacred; from reality shows to classic cinema, Mark weighs in on all. On Brothers and Sisters: TV drama keeps disappointing me. Dirty Sexy Money is crappy this year, and the nation agrees that Heroes is flailing like a beetle on its back. And now another great series has gone down in flames. Brothers and Sisters has become subpar. On Journey (as in Steve Perry): Were Journey the stealth geniuses of eighties music? It seems like everybody likes them, or at least nobody hates them, which is saying a lot. There’s just something about Steve Perry’s voice that defies mockery, you know? You can joke about his tight-tight jeans and his mullet, but his voice? Don’t do it, homeslice. That shit is gold. I think I’ve made my point. Visit The Critical Condition early and often. And dig Mark’s new hip-hop video, Silence (of the Lambs).

September 23 - October 22 Libra
The sophisticated, urbane Libran will no doubt thoroughly enjoy a meal at Lorenzo’s Restaurant in Trenton, New Jersey. Get there a little early and have a scotch (neat) at the 200 year old historic bar, New Jersey Elites Favorite per their website. Lorenzo’s is the oldest restaurant in Trenton and the ultimate in fine dining in NJ’s Mercer County. Mangia! Don’t miss the stuffed mushrooms or the garlic bread. The pasta? Si! The steaks? Succulento! Family owned and operated since 1922, Lorenzo’s was established by Peter Lorenzo, great uncle of the current proprietor. Mr. Lorenzo was a Trenton police officer and also the leader of the local Italian American Democratic Committee. Located directly across from the Trenton train station and easily reachable from both Philadelphia and New York City, this is a scene you really must make. Oh, yeah. Prego.

October 23 - November 21 Scorpio
He’s back!! You know who I’m talking about. After such a long drought I can’t even discuss it, Mr. Stressbucket himself, Mr. No-Sleep, Mr. Conspiracy, Mr. Crazy Eyes, is going to be back for a 2 hour “special event” on Sunday night November 23 – 24: Redemption. After much thought I decided that the fictional character of Jack Bauer would be a perfect Scorpio. He’s driven, determined, magnetic, and obsessive. Kiefer Sutherland’s Jack Bauer is the undisputed Master of Disaster.  Check out this page of pithy show quotes by Our Hero. Read his profile and learn why he’s the Lone Wolf crusading out there for justice. This special is a prequel to Season 7 which will start in January. A little taste of Mad Jack to whet our appetite for the new year. Mmmmm. I’m ready. Bring it on!

November 22 - December 21 Sagittarius
November 22, 1968 was the date of release for the Beatles’ White Album. 40 years ago tomorrow. Making the double album set a Sagittarius. Thank you Artie Wayne for reminding me about this great event. And, O Best Beloved, this was back in the days when double albums meant you got twice as much fantastic music, not an excuse to dump filler tracks on the public. Watch the top 10 videos from the White Album here. Read Kent Kotal’s fascinating song-by-song dissection of The White Album here, Side 1, Side 2, Side 3, and Side 4. Kent is joined by noted Beatles historian Bruce Spizer, author of The Beatles on Apple Records.

December 22 - January 19 Capricorn

The internets has brung us many many splendid things since its inception, am I right Capricorn folks? It never ceases to delight and amaze. Like when I stumbled upon this website for the Essex Mountain Sanatorium. This scary behemoth of a building complex once crouched on a piece of land in Verona, New Jersey. It was established in 1873 as The Newark City Home on property which is today part of Verona High School. In 1917 it became a sanitorium for the vast number of local victims of tuberculosis. In the 1970’s it was also used to care for the overflow of mental patients from the Overbook psychiatric hospital in nearby Cedar Grove. When tuberculosis was eradicated in the late 70’s, the sanitorium closed its doors forever. In 1982 Essex County locked the gates to the property. Of course that wasn’t the end of the story and this website meticulously documents the history of this castle of extreme sadness, with photos and floor plans, hauntings, and memories from patients and their families. In May 2002, after the final demolition of the few buildings which remained, the land was appropriated by the Essex County Parks System. Read all about it and, if you’re so inclined, you can even buy some crazy merch here.

January 20 - February 18 Aquarius
Mary Martin was famous for the role of Peter Pan on Broadway in the 1950’s. The production was later filmed for television. Cyril Ritchard was Captain James Hook, and Sondra Lee was the Indian princess with a Brooklyn accent, Tiger Lily. In case you don’t know the story, Peter Pan (with his free spirit, methinks he was quite possibly an Aquarius) is the boy who refuses to grow up and lives on the island of Never Never Land (address: 2nd star to the right and straight on ‘till morning). One night, Peter ends up in the London nursery of Wendy Darling and her two brothers Michael and John. Long story short, Wendy becomes the mother to all the Lost Boys (children who fell out of their carriages in Kensington Gardens and went to Never Never Land with Peter). They share the island with Tiger Lily’s Indian tribe and are constantly menaced by a gang of pirates who want to capture Wendy to be their mother. Captain Hook is the most layered character, at one point rallying his crew to sing a tarantella and then grousing, “No little children love me. I’m told they play at Peter Pan and the strongest always chooses to be Peter. They force the baby to be Hook.” Big ragged sigh. “The baby!” The music is staggeringly great. Watch the trailer. Buy the DVD. Buy the soundtrack. And read James Barrie’s original book.

February 19 - March 20 Pisces
Our Pisces of the Week is the formidable Joe Franklin, born March 19, 1926 in the Bronx. Franklin, known as the King of Nostalgia, hosted the first television talk show, and continues to this day as a popular radio personality. I recently met Mr. Franklin in person and I hope to be even half as spry at his age. According to Wikipedia, he has an encyclopedic knowledge of the music, musicians and singers, Broadway stage shows,  films and entertainment stars of the first half of the 20th Century. He is also an acknowledged authority on silent film and owns the largest private sheet music collection in the world. His career began at the age of 16 as a record picker for the radio program Make Believe Ballroom.  His own idols, as he often told television viewers, were Al Jolson, whom he literally “followed around” as a teenager in New York, and Eddie Cantor, who eventually began buying jokes from the young Franklin and whose Carnegie Hall show Franklin later produced. He currently interviews celebrities on the Bloomberg Radio Network and podcasts are available at Bloomberg.com. During his 43-year TV run, he interviewed over 10,000 guests.  Guests ranged from novelty performers like Tiny Tim and Morris Katz to legends like Bing Crosby, Charlie Chaplin, John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Cary Grant, John Lennon, Woody Allen, Barbra Streisand, and Frank Sinatra.

Everybody’s a dreamer and everybody’s a star
And everybody’s in show biz, it doesn’t matter who you are.
And those who are successful,
Be always on your guard,
Success walks hand in hand with failure
Along Hollywood Boulevard.
- Ray Davies, Celluloid Heroes

there was a kid in my high school who used to always tell me that Ray Davies was a genius. i passively agreed and didn’t think much about it until this weekend when i went to see the redoubtable Joe McGinty and his gang of thieves AKA the Losers Lounge pay tribute to the Kinks. not once. twice. yes, i went back a second night because the first night woke me up to the fact that yes, Ray Davies is a genius.

allow me to quote Pete Townshend on this subject:
I always think that Ray Davies should one day be Poet Laureate. He invented a new kind of poetry and a new kind of language for Pop writing that influenced me from the very, very, very beginning.

it’s such a shame that the Kinks were and even now are so under appreciated, which i can only chalk up to their quintessential Britishness. they never quite leapt into American hearts and minds the way the Beatles and the Who did. but oh man, what a catalogue!

Tired of Waiting………Sunny Afternoon…….Waterloo Sunset……Days…..Apeman…..Set Me Free…..Who Will Be The Next in Line…….Lola…….David Watts…..See My Friends…..I Go To Sleep…..Stop Your Sobbing…..Living On A Thin Line….. just SOME of the amazing songs they have given us.

go here now and then get yourself to iTunes and BUY EVERYTHING BY THE KINKS.

March 21 - April 19 Aries
This weekend, you should consider slowing down and even completely stopping for several minutes, in the spirit of the splendid folks at Improv Everywhere’s “Frozen Grand Central.”

April 20 - May 20 Taurus
Go to Sedona and get thee to a vortex.

May 21 - June 20 Gemini
Sunday afternoon at 3pm you have a date with destiny: listen to Bill Kelly’s radio show The Teenage Wasteland on WFMU. According to Bill, The only things that really matter are baseball and rrreal rock and roll. And he’s right. Mr. Kelly is the Panjandrum of Punk, the Sultan of Surf, and the Viceroy of Vinyl – among other things. He’s been at this since 1978 – and he is still the best.

June 21 - July 22 Cancer
It’s time you realized the world is going to hell in a handbasket. (What is a handbasket, anyway?)

July 23 - August 22 Leo
Don’t take that job you were considering as Lindsay Lohan’s bodyguard.

August 23 - September 22 Virgo
Your assignment this weekend is to read “The Four Hour Workweek” by Timothy Ferriss. And your life will be changed.

September 23 - October 22 Libra
Listen to nothing but the Beatles all day Saturday and Sunday.

October 23 - November 21 Scorpio
If you’re planning to take a trip anywhere this weekend on American Airlines . . . you may want to rethink that.

November 22 - December 21 Sagittarius
Watch as many episodes of Rock of Love 2 as you can find. Where do they find these people?? And then take a really long hot shower to cleanse yourself thoroughly.

December 22 - January 19 Capricorn
Start a campaign against megalomania.

January 20 - February 18 Aquarius
Breathe.

February 19 - March 20 Pisces
The Cars? Or Duran Duran? If you live in New York City, you can help solve this conundrum by going to Joe’s Pub tonight April 11 or tomorrow April 12 and digging the world-famous Losers Lounge. “Straddle the line in discord and rhyme…I’m on the hunt I’m after you…Mouth is alive with juices like wine…And I’m hungry like the wolf.” YEAH, BABY, YEAH!!