New Records For Post Record Day Itch



Feelin’ crabby after waiting in long Record Store Day lines for that marbled pimento loaf/pate gray color vinyl 7” of Squirrel Nutkin covering Loverboy in Jeffrey Dahlmer’s jail cell live, only to see the rube in front of you snatch up the last copy for a paltry 20 bones? We just got in a sweet shipment of essential vinyl that is reasonably priced and can be picked up on any old day of the week.

Keep feeding that vinyl hunger.

Joe Meek - I Hear a New World



Joe Gibbs - No Bones for the Dog

Richard Bishop - Solo Acoustic vol. 8



Arthur Russell - World of Echo



Forbidden Planet - Louis Barron

New York Thrash

Flipper - Blow N Chunks

Skatalites - Stretching out vol. 1

Skatalites - stretching out vol. 2

Suicide - Half Alive



Dead Can Dance - Spleen & Ideal

The Fall - Weird & Wonderful World Of

Dead Can Dance - Serpent’s Egg

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No one reads “the sandwich-man of the Beyond.” 

Joseph Péladan was born in Lyons, in 1858, into a milieu obsessed with occultism…In 1884 Péladan imposed himself on the Parisian public by publishing Le Vice Supreme, a fantastic mystico-erotic novel in which poetry alternates with a no less studied prose: ‘Faithful to your monstrous vice, O daughter of da Vinci, corrupting Muse of the aesthetics of evil, your smile may fade from the canvas, but it is engraved for ever in my heart.’
Péladan, who changed his name from Joseph to Joséphin, described himself as ‘the sandwich-man of the Beyond,’ exhumed a mystical society founded in Germany in the late Middle Ages, declared himself its leader, and crowned himself Sar Merodac, a title which enabled him to dress himself up in a costume reminiscent of Lohengrin and Nebuchadnezzar. He was a dark, handsome man, with bushy hair and a bushy beard, ready to swallow — and utter — all sorts of nonsense. In the despairing Paris of his day, which he convinced of its decadence, Barbey d’Aurevilly sang his praises, and young men such as Jean Lorrain and d’Annunzio copied him… Péladan obtained immediate fame, drawing on two sources from which all those who were disgusted with materialism would drink: occultism and aestheticism. His books came out in rapid succession, under the general title La Decadence Latine.

The text comes from Dreamers of Decadence by Philippe Jullian and the post idea and image from Strange Flowers. There’s also a blog (in English) devoted to Péladan. I think I would prefer reading a biography — especially if it was titled “The Sandwich-Man of the Beyond” — rather than any of the 19 volumes of La Decadence Latine (never translated into English as far as I know).
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writersnoonereads:

No one reads “the sandwich-man of the Beyond.” 

Joseph Péladan was born in Lyons, in 1858, into a milieu obsessed with occultism…In 1884 Péladan imposed himself on the Parisian public by publishing Le Vice Supreme, a fantastic mystico-erotic novel in which poetry alternates with a no less studied prose: ‘Faithful to your monstrous vice, O daughter of da Vinci, corrupting Muse of the aesthetics of evil, your smile may fade from the canvas, but it is engraved for ever in my heart.’

Péladan, who changed his name from Joseph to Joséphin, described himself as ‘the sandwich-man of the Beyond,’ exhumed a mystical society founded in Germany in the late Middle Ages, declared himself its leader, and crowned himself Sar Merodac, a title which enabled him to dress himself up in a costume reminiscent of Lohengrin and Nebuchadnezzar. He was a dark, handsome man, with bushy hair and a bushy beard, ready to swallow — and utter — all sorts of nonsense. In the despairing Paris of his day, which he convinced of its decadence, Barbey d’Aurevilly sang his praises, and young men such as Jean Lorrain and d’Annunzio copied him… Péladan obtained immediate fame, drawing on two sources from which all those who were disgusted with materialism would drink: occultism and aestheticism. His books came out in rapid succession, under the general title La Decadence Latine.

The text comes from Dreamers of Decadence by Philippe Jullian and the post idea and image from Strange Flowers. There’s also a blog (in English) devoted to Péladan. I think I would prefer reading a biography — especially if it was titled “The Sandwich-Man of the Beyond” — rather than any of the 19 volumes of La Decadence Latine (never translated into English as far as I know).

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Beat The Record Store Mobs!



Only a week away from Normal’s Record Store Day Sale & Free Concert, but why wait until then to enjoy the warmth of a new record? Here are a few of the beauties just in. We also got in the brand new Skull Defekts lp, “Dances In Dreams of The Known Unknown”, with Professor Higgs on the mic.





Blinky & The Roadmasters - Crucian Scratch Band Music. Near mint on Rounder in vg+ jacket, $8.

The Cool Sound of Albert Collins, Master of The Telecaster. Near mint German pressing on Crosscuts in very good + jacket, $15.

Albert Collins - Snap. Near mint in excellent jacket on Alligator, $8.

Bob Dylan & The Rolling Thunder Revue - The Night The Revue Came to Boston. Minty minty “private” press with nice paste down front cover of Bob sitting cross-legged with gitfiddle with Big Al Ginsberg sitting next to him grooving on some OM. $40.



Jad Fair - Monarchs. Still sealed! $20.

Jad Fair - Everyone Knew …. But Me. Still sealed, $25.

Jad Fair & Kramer - Roll Out the Barrel. Near mint, $8.

Fleshtones - American Beat ‘84’. Excellent UK Ep in very good + jacket, $8.



Alan Freed’s Memory Lane. Excellent Roulette reissue with The Flamingos, The Mello Kings, Sonny Till & The Orioles and more more more. $4.

Grateful Dead - Skull & Roses. Very good +/Excellent Warner green label in very good + gatefold, $25.

Half Japanese - The Band That Would Be King. Unplayed open copy in near mint jacket that has cut-out corner, $20.

Holger Hiller - Ein Bundel Faulnis in Der Grube (A Bunch of Foulness in the Pit). Excellent on Cherry Red Records, UK. In vg+ jacket, $15.

Honeymoon Killers - Take It Off. Near mint original EP. Open, but still in shrink, $8.

Last Exit - self-titled. With Sonny Sharrock, Peter Brotzman, Bill Laswell and Ronald Shannon Jackson. Near mint Enemy press. Open, but still in shrink, $12.

Arto Lindsay and the Ambitious Lovers - Envy. Excellent in vg+ jacket, $8.

Mountain Music Bluegrass Style. Near mint Folkways, with insert. With Smiley Hobbs, Tex Logan, Chubby Anthony and more. $15.

No Tease…Primi-Teen Pounders. Near mint Teenage Shutdown, $15.



The Raging Teens! Volume 3: Wild New England Rock N Roll! Near mint on Norton, 1992, $10. Including The Phaetons, The Tri-Tones, The Vectors, Bunky & The Rocktones and more.

Rampage: 17 Full-Throttled Rockers!! Near mint on Atomic Passion, $12.

Real Blues from New Orleans. Excellent comp on Bandy in vg+ jacket, $12. With Boogie Jake, Polka Dot Slim, Edgar Blanchard and more.

Ananda Shankar. Near mint 1998 UK repress, $10.

This Is Sparrow. Excellent on Balisier in vg+ jacket from 1959, $25.

Songs of Labor & Livelihood - Edited by Dick Spottswood and Richard A. Reuss. Only very good minus/good + in vg - minus jacket, $6.

Trouble Funk - In Times of Trouble. Excellent double album in gatefold, $10.

What Else Do You Do? (A Compilation of Quiet Music). With Fred Lane and The Tinklers! Need I say more……$12.

The Who Sings My Generation. Excellent Decca stereo pressing in very good + jacket that has top right corner cut-out, $20.

Work’s Many Voices, Volume 1. Excellent on Down Home/Arhoolie in very good + jacket that has a cut-out at top right corner. With “By The Sweat of My Brow”, “Mr. President”, “Pipe Fitter Blues”, “Oscar’s Cannonball”, “Business Woman” and more. $15.

The Young Gods - L’eau Rouge - Red Water. Near mint on Play It Again, $8.

Enchanting Visit From Susan Lowe



Usually when songbird and bon vivant Selena Schreyer visits Normal’s she is airing out her Amish uncle Stretch McGhee Van Allan, who suffers from what Blaster called “Gauzy Winged Things Seen Everywhere Syndrome”, but this last sunny Thursday she arrived with artist/actor/professor Susan Lowe who starred in my favorite John Waters movie, “Desperate Living”.

Not only did Susan regale us with grand tales of the lives of the artists and her pal Cookie Mueller, she also was a deputized Normal’s counter person so me and Selena could make a Goodwill run. Though the five coins in the till balanced out at day’s end, I suspect she pulled the Pee Wee Herman doll’s string!

(Susan Lowe as “Mole” in “Desperate Living”.)

Normal’s Record Store Day Sale & Free Concert Is 9 Days Away!



For the 75th Annual Record Store Day, a day long known for slavering devotion to the slabs of sweet vinyl, Normal’s Book & Records is having a 20% off all used records sale plus holding an all day concert in The Red Room. The live music is free and starts at 2pm. It will run until it runs out (10, 11?)

Outside (weather permitting) we will construct The Bottomless Vinyl Lake of Bottomfeeders. Many records for as low as 50 cents! That won’t even get your beak into a cup of 7-11 coffee these days!



To keep your spirits soaring and senses overloaded we’ve booked a bunch of kind, sterling locals to bang and serenade: Owen Gaertner, Oh Hang, Vlonde, Sea Couch, Little Rib, The Bow-Legged Gorilla, The Baltimore String Felons and The Daily Lion. We haven’t set up the schedule yet, but probably will move from gentle to less gentle, ending in a roar.

Here is the skinny on Oh Hang: Baltimore musicians Stephen Santillan and Emmanuel Nicolaids (members if ghostlife, thank you, and more dogs) feature their fresh new project, Oh Hang. An urgent percussion clash on pop structure with vocal volume and keyboard-heavy melodies. Thud pop.

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"Neighbors often visit on their front steps - an extension of their living rooms. This entire block of E. Baltimore St. is being renovated through private enterprise. Sept. 1978."Butchers Hill, Baltimore, MarylandSeptember 1978Jean C. Netherwood8x10 inch photographic printThe East Baltimore Documentary Photography ProjectBaltimore City Life Museum CollectionMaryland Historical Society1982.19.1.192
Copyright Jean C. Netherwood, 1978.
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mdhsphotographs:

"Neighbors often visit on their front steps - an extension of their living rooms. This entire block of E. Baltimore St. is being renovated through private enterprise. Sept. 1978."
Butchers Hill, Baltimore, Maryland
September 1978
Jean C. Netherwood
8x10 inch photographic print
The East Baltimore Documentary Photography Project
Baltimore City Life Museum Collection
Maryland Historical Society
1982.19.1.192

Copyright Jean C. Netherwood, 1978.

More on The East Baltimore Documentary Photography Project.

Butchers Hill via Google Maps Street View:


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