Saturday, January 26, 2008

Upstate New York Notables: Scott Adams


Scott Adams (1957-), cartoonist: Dilbert, born in Windham, Greene County.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Tomb of Vinyl Horrors: A.J. Marshall


Welcome to a new musical feature here at Chateau Vulgaria. The Tomb of Vinyl Horrors will feature weird records, with an emphasis on strange covers and unusual sounds, with special attention paid to local, privately-pressed records of a highly personal and eccentric nature. A single song sample will be included with each selection, for 30 days (I'm thinking).

First up is a guy with a pretty froggy voice, A.J. Marshall. Seems like he was an old-time crooner dude who MGM assigned the task of interpreting "now" hits like "By the Time I Get to Phoenix" and "Little Green Apples." Here's his take on Blood Sweat & Tears' "You've Made Me So Very Happy"; A.J., take it away...

A.J. Marshall: There's a Lot of Lovin' in This Old Boy Yet LP (MGM, SE-4648, 1969)

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Vintage Signage 51


Snow Man ice cream, in the Lansingburgh section of Troy, NY.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Vintage Signage 50


Lou Simon's Wine and Liquor, Latham, NY. Was recently forced to close by the nearby Albany Airport after 43 years.