Golly Jeepers, look at them new peeper focusers…


By Shawn Robare

So I’m all excited.  I went in for the first eye exam I’ve had in 6 years.  My glasses were getting really scuffed up and annoying, so I figured what the hell and went into America’s Best.  I was drawn by the two for one deal, and really wanted to try something new with having the benefit of getting something safe (frames wise.)

So here they are (the something new that is.)  I’ve wanted something in that Buddy Holly meets Elvis Costello meets Rivers Cuomo meets anyone the jocks called poindexter back int he 50′s realm for awhile and this was the best America’s Best had to offer.

I like ‘em, though the finacee is on the fence. 

In other boring news, I’m putting together my friend’s birthday present today.  I’m burning him this huge punk cd collection, but I want it to be sort of an authoritative collection, so right now it’s standing at 24 cds.  I’m also including a a copy of Please Kill Me so that he can read about the bands he’s listening to.  Right now the collection looks like this:

1- Chuck Berry, Gene Vincent, Eddie Cochran, Link Wray, Dick Dale comp.
2- The Velvet Underground & Nico
3- MC5 – Kick Out the Jams (Live)
4- Alice Cooper – Billion Dollar Babies
5- The Stooges – S/T & Funhouse
6- New York Dolls – S/T
7- Ramones – S/T
8- Patti Smith – Horses
9- Dead Boys – Young, Loud, Snotty
10- Television – Adventure
11- Richard Hell & the Voidoids – Blank Generation
12- Johnny Thunders – So Alone/Wayne County – Fuck Off EP
13- Blondie – S/T
14- Black Flag – The First Four Years
15- Minutemen – the Heat and Fire albums
16- Circle Jerks – Group Sex
17- Bad Brains – Black Dots
18- Descendents – Milo Goes to College
19- Dead Kennedys – Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegatables
20- Henry Rollins – Get in the Van spoken word disc 1
21- Suicidal Tendencies – S/T
22- Husker Du – Zen Arcade
23- X – Los Angeles
24- The Runaways – The Best Of

I’ve also been super dorky recording an intro to each album that I’m going to burn as the main track.  Man  I’m lame.