Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year's Eve from Red Red Wine On A Sunday - The Forchini Challenge is tonite!

Well, tonite is New Year's Eve - a couple of red wine lovin' friends are on their way over and I've planned a contest to spring on 'em.

Yes, it is time for the Forchini Challenge.

2 bottles of Zinfandel produced from grapes sourced from the same vineyard.

2 different winemaking styles.

What wine will emerge triumphant?

The Contestants:

2007 Folie A Deux Forchini Vineyard Zinfandel

2006 Forchini Vineyards and Winery Proprietor's Reserve Zinfandel

The Rules - a blind tasting will be conducted later this evening - preferences will be tallied and the results will be up on New year's Day (yeah - I know- the suspense is killin' YA!)

Have a great New Years's Eve!

Update - it's a tie - 3 votes for the Folie A Deux and 3 for the Forchini

I voted for the Forchini - classic old world style Zin.

Happy New Year's Day!

Ebay Rock 45's (12/31/10)

Ebay Rock 45's

Each Friday, I post a select group of 5 rock 45's that sold on Ebay recently.
Here's the list for Friday, the 31st of December, 2010

Guilty Razors Don't Wanna Be Rich $454.99

From the Auction:
Here is one of rarest french punk records. Both vinyl & sleeve are 100% original pressing from Polydor Records. Not a reissue. I heard there were only 500 pressed, and Polydor melted most copies of this after released. Most of the surviving copies are for promos, therefore they have cut-corners or promo stamps. But this PS have neither cut-corners nor stamps. Impossible to find this PS.

John Frusciante Estrus $325.00

From the Auction: I bought this the day it came out in 1997 at the Virgin Megastore on Sunset and Crescent Heights in LA. I was a teenager and I remember the record store clerks telling me that they used to spot Frusciante there in that actual store, high on heroin, dropping $800 on cds at a time. I would always geek out at the idea that I was buying records form the same place my hero was buying records. (Later I had my only Frusciante sighting at the Sunset 5 Theater next door, the weekend that John Waters' "Serial Mom" came out. I worked there. I tore his ticket when he came in. He blew smoke in my face and I almost died and went to heaven.)

The EP came out a couple weeks before "Smile From the Streets You Hold, if I'm not mistaken. I had thought it was the release date for "Smile" but of course was down to buy the EP. I took it home and played it once. I've always known it was rare but only recently did I discover that there were only 400-500 copies printed on Birdman Records.

"Estress" is the spelling variant of "Estrus", and was a track that appeared on "Smile From the Streets You Hold."

More info from Wiki right here ----> Wiki

The Sons Of Adam Feathered Fish $299.00

From the Auction: Here's a superb Mint, Unplayed copy of the Sons of Adam Alamo 45 FEATHERED FISH/BABY SHOW THE WORLD. Feathered Fish was written by the great Arthur Lee (of Love) and both sides feature excellent guitar by Randy Holden of the Other Half/Blue Cheer/Fender IV. An absolutely unimprovable copy of this classic.

Nirvana / Melvins Split Velvet Underground Tribute $294.48

From the Auction: On Communion records (Comm 23.)
Limited purple/ lavender/ grey marbled vinyl.
Both bands do Velvet Underground covers;
  1. Nirvana - Here She Come Now
  2. The Melvins - Venus in Furs

Emeralds Earthquake $263.00


Here's an interesting auction that I couldn't resist posting:

The Pretty Things Lot of 3 45's $202.49

Lot of 3 Pretty Things EP's


1. The Pretty Things EP Fontana UK CAT# TE. 17434

2. Rainin' In My Heart EP Fontana UK CAT# TE. 17442

3. On Film EP Fontana UK CAT# TE. 17472

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Top 20 45's for 2010

Amoeba (San Francisco - Haight) 45 selection - 12/28/2010

After much procrastination and vowing to never do a list, I narrowed down my top 20.
So much good stuff this year!.

Summer Vacation EP

Caroline's Radio / Stalling and Laughing

Gaslight Anthem
Tumbling Dice / She Loves You

Hex Dispensers
I'm A Ghost / One Less Ghost

Hold Steady
Hurricane J / Ascension Blues

JP, Chrissie & The Fairground Boys
If You Let Me / Skinny Love

Mean Jeans / White Wires
R U Mental / Please Write

Mind Spiders
Time Sucker / Ripped

Mr. F
This Machine / Foolish Handshake

Blood Buzz Ohio / Sin-Eaters

Brace Face / Your Mouth

EP #1

Personal and the Pizzas
I Want You / (Don't Trust No) Party Boy

Soft Pack
Soft Pack LP on 6 45’s!

Digging For Something / February Punk

Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
North Coast/ The Oldest House

Sunday Morning / Jimmy’s At The Mod Shop

Ty Segall
Caesar / Bullet Proof Nothing

Sex With an X / Roaster

Wheels On Fire
Black Wave / Cherry Bomb

Boxes of wax at Amoeba - 12/28/10

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Blog Spotlight - Largehearted Boy

If you are a fan of year end lists (OK - I confess - I love em), you must head over to the Largehearted Boy blog (click - HERE), as the author compiles for you a ton of lists. Not only can you find music lists (my favorite), but also a list of year end Book lists. The author also has a Daily Download post which steers you over to some great free downloads and his daily Shorties list some great links to music and literature sites. Here's a taste -

If you remember and liked the old Fimoculous site that listed music lists all the way back to the 2003 (now sadly, somewhat defunct), Largehearted Boy has taken the baton and hit the ground running. Great stuff!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Red Red Wine on a Sunday #72 Live - This Machine

This Monday, I've got the 3rd 2010 show for ya. I dutifully read all those year end lists and found a couple of nuggets I missed. I drink a toast to 2010 also, as this is the last show of the year!

Here's the Playlist:

Be True To Your School ('Til You Get Kicked Out)
White Wires

I Was Born
The Menzingers
Chamberlain Waits

Screw Me Up
Cyanide Pills
Screw Me Up

Ex Humans
Ex Humans
Suggested by Lee

Kill My Baby
Nick Curran & the Lowlifes
Reform School Girl

The Spell That You Cast
Elvis Costello
National Ransom

Colors Of Night
Peter Case

Jackie Greene
Till The Light Comes
Beaujolais Nouveau Wiki - Click HERE

Couch Critics
Black Wine
Black Wine

Evil New War God
The Melvins
The Bride Screamed Murder

So Cow
Meaningless Friendly

Yr Sons & Daughters
Everything Takes Forever
Music Ruined My Life - Underappreciated Albums that Rocked 2010 - Click HERE
Largehearted Boy Blog - 2010 Year End Lists - Click HERE
Scott Hudson's Best of 2010 - Top 40 Albums - Click HERE

So Lonely
The Whigs
In the Dark

You Am I
You Am I

Bloodbuzz Ohio
The National
4AD 7"

Bullet Proof Nothing
Ty Segall
Goner 7"

This Machine
Mr. F

If you would like to download the show in MP3 format - click the link below


Next week, I've got some Resolutions to share with ya. I'd love to hear some of yours!

In 2 weeks, I'll be heading back to the year of 2003. Laci Peterson, Kobi Bryant - wait, maybe we need to skip that year. Ah, but we got some great music that year - Lawrence Arms, Calexico, White Stripes, Exploding Hearts ....

If you have any suggestions or songs to contribute to either of those shows, please let me know at

Don't forget, if you'd like to subscribe to the show, just click the big Itunes logo on the upper right hand side of the page.

2010 Georges Duboef Beaujolais Nouveau

Getting ready for the 72nd edition of Red Red Wine On A Sunday coming up Live on Real Punk Radio in a few hours.

Cracked open a 2010 George Duboef Beaujolais Nouveau for the occasion. It' is going great with the leftover Tri-tip from last night's family gathering at the Pinhead compound.

Didn't know much about Beaujolais Nouveau. It was a Christmas gift and I've been doing some research over at the Wiki page - here and at a great blog called Into Wine right here.


Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas from Red Red Wine On A Sunday!

Here's a toast to you on this fine Christmas day - I raise my glass of 2008 Napa Cellars Zinfandel to all out in the interwebs. Got some Ribeyes on the grill for Christmas dinner and then it is off to the in-Laws for dessert. Hope they remembered to get the Punkin' Pie!

Hope everyone got what they wished for. Anything it is better that the lump of coal in my stocking......hehehe.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Ebay Rock 45's (12/24/10)

Ebay Rock 45's

Each Friday, I post a select group of 5 rock 45's that sold on Ebay recently.
Here's the list for Friday, the 24th of December, 2010

Smart Alex Chitter Chat $501.00

From the Auction: Mega-rare 7" 45 by Smart Alex. Songs are "Chitter Chat" b/w "Tonight" Original pressing on Lickety Split Records #97-107 released in very limited edition in 1977. This is the mega-rare "Marquee" Picture sleeve edition. Only 5 known copies exist of this sleeve. It was made special by member of the band and given to Detroit writer/guitarist L. Ray. (Spike Drivers/Ivories). There is a faint number 5 (appears to be erased from front of sleeve, impression is stil there). Condition is VG+ (Picture Sleeve - slightly oversized sleeve has very tiny tear on top of sleeve, some light curling on top of sleeve)/Mint- (Vinyl). A holy grail for any Powerpop/Punk collector. Don't sleep, doubt you'll see another of these

Subhumans Death To The Sickoids $459.99

The Rays How Long Must I Wait EP $356.99

Mamie Van Doren Salamander $263.00

Backyard Babies Mommy's Little Monster $168.10

From the Auction:
You are bidding on a copy of the BACKYARD BABIES/69 EYES split single,
Gate fold sleeve and
GREEN vinyl are in excellent condition.
Includes the Babies covering Social Distortion's "Mommy's Little Monster" and the 69 Eyes doing "One Shot Woman". Sleeve art by Nicke Andersson of Hellacopters/Entombed/Imperial State electric.

A little something extra for ya this Christmas Eve - a copy of the first issue of Slash Magazine - went for $153.50! Wow......

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ebay Christmas 45's 2010

Here's a bunch of Christmas Joy that I discovered cruising the aisles at Ebay this last month.

Merry Christmas!

Jimmy Durante Frosty The Snowman $250.00

Burl Ives A Holly Jolly Christmas $230.07

Roger Nichols Trio St. Bernie The Sno-Dog $236.50

The Faces Christmas $162.50

Vince Valiant All I Want For Christmas Is You $149.49

Impact Punk Christmas $57.00

Murder City Devils Dead By Christmas $45.00

The Youngsters Christmas In Jail $28.98

Ella Fitzgerald Santa Claus Got Stuck $27.78

The Pogues Fairytale Of New York $20.12