Sunday, September 30, 2012

One more reason...

Not that it's really needed or anything, but Emmlyou's love and concern for animals is yet one more reason to love the lady herself.

If you're looking for a charity to make some end of year donations to, this certainly looks like a good one.  Of course, see if you have a local animal shelter to support first.

Just in case there's any doubt that she's an animal lover:

Saturday, September 29, 2012

And then there was the time Emmylou Harris did an unlikely collaboration

She's known for her musical collaborations and for her love of all kinds of music, but still this one was a little surprising to me when I found it on YouTube.  I love finding little gems like this from the Goddess of Music!

You might also notice Mark Knopfler and Chet Atkins in the band.  I would love to know how this one came about!

Friday, September 28, 2012

Well, what are you waiting for?

Seriously, come on already!

I'm, like, tired of waiting.  What's that?  Just one more minute?  Are you sure?  Oh, all right...

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Playing Nice with Others

I'm working on a post about thrifting for resale, but it's taking longer than I thought to finish.  Hopefully, I'll have it done next week.  In the meantime, here's a real life example of some of the things I'll be saying in that post.

I stopped by my favorite thrift a little while ago when I was making my rounds.  I was barely in thee door when the cashier told me about something on the shelves with the picture frames that I might be interested in.


It's not a complete set, but that's all there were of these framed Stations of the Cross.  With religious pictures you have to be careful, particularly if they are in frames.  Sometimes, what you have is simply a modern holy card in a Wal-Mart frame, which isn't going to get you anywhere if you try to resell it.  The ideal is, of course, an older piece in an older frame, but life isn't always ideal.  Sometimes you get what I got here:  older pictures in newer frames.  Not a fabulous find, but not a terrible one either.  I'm going to pop these out of the frames and sell the set together and then sell the frames on their own.  You gotta do what works.

The important part of this particular story is not the find, but what led up to it.  Store staff told me about it!  That means three things:

1.  They remember me.
2.  They remember what I like to buy.
3.  They remembered to tell me about something I might like.

Take it all together and that means that I've obviously built some kind of relationship with them.  We're not BFF's or anything, but the few seconds that I've taken to make small talk when I get checked out, the little conversations we've had about things I've bought, and the patience and politeness I show when I'm in the store have paid off in ways that can only benefit me.

As a reseller, I go to the thrifts as part of the hunt for merch.  I don't have to make the effort to relate with the staff or be nice to people, but I do it anyway.  A lot of resellers don't, which is why we have such a poor name in some circles.   When you do, though, it produces dividends.  I like knowing someone is taking notice of stuff and thinking of it when they see me.  Every little bit helps.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


It's probably one of those "eye of the beholder" things, but the killer Halloween display is done.  It's not quite as snazzy as last year's, which actually told a little story, but it will most certainly do.  I had a lot more to work with this year.  Last year, I had three totes full of stuff and sold nearly everything.  I had a little less than a half tub left at the end of October.  This year, I brought in four tubs.  I hope it sells as well this time around.

My table covering would not cover all three of my card tables, so I ended up using the one from last year to cover one of them.  I could have just reused it, as it did cover everything, but I hate repeating myself.  I may yet get some cobwebby stuff to cover the shelf with, just for added effect.  I guess with all the holiday madness coming that those card tables are committed to displays until the end of the year.

Enough babbling from me.  Take a look and see.  I'll warn you that displays really aren't my strong point.  I have absolutely no discernible talent for arranging things.  I'm much more of a "plop it down, stack it up, and cram it in" kind of guy.  Sometimes, I end up regretting my choices.  I already know, for example, that the tub of costumes is over full and will give me no end of grief.  Still didn't stop me from doing it, though.

I wish it was possible to get a good pic of part of my booth without the mess in all the other parts showing up as well, not too mention all the other booths around me.

It's a tub of make-up!  Halloween Monster Power, MAKE-UP!  

 I know I'm going to regret that.  I just know it.

I like skulls.  If I were thirty years younger, I would probably be goth.  Thank god, I'm not thirty years younger.  Black lipstick is not a good look for me.   For some reason, all those skulls lined up like that makes me want to sing this song.  I am not a well person.

BEWARE THE DEMON DOLLS!  I have a few more creepy dolls to add to that cauldron.  Brrr...dolls.  Hate 'em.

Better the Demon Dolls than the DEVIL DUCKS!  FLEE!  RUN AWAY!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Monday Rambles

Fall has certainly fallen in this part of the world.  We've had wonderfully cool-ish, fall-ish temperatures for several days now.  I am in heaven!  I live for this time of year.  Not too cold.  Not too hot.  I just love it!  Too bad it only lasts for a little while.

I spent the weekend cat-sitting, so I didn't really get out and do any yard sales.  I decided to spend some time reading instead.  Actually, I've been doing a lot of that lately.  I can take one bus right from my front door to the latest incarnation of my work gig and back again, so I have a lot of time for reading.

If you are a whodunnit fan, I highly recommend MC Beaton's Hamish MacBeth series for its warmth, wit, and clever plotting.  Unfortunately, her Agatha Raisin series is an acquired taste that I have yet ti acquire.  Another favorite is anything by the wonderful Sharyn McCrumb.  The mysteries usually turn out to be incidental to the overall plot, but her stories are so fabulously hilarious and delightful that I really don't mind at all.  Currently, I'm elbow-deep in Luis Miguel Rocha's The Last Pope.  I've not quite warmed to it just yet.  I think after this one, I'm going to shift gears back into some manga or graphic novels.  I've got a little stack that I want to burn through and get to a booth.

Sales have been nice lately.  The fall bounce is in full swing.  I like that!  I did have a couple of lag days last week, but things picked right back up.  I'm heading to the Peddlers Mall today to set up this year's killer Halloween display, just as soon as I dig all the stuff out of the shed.  I've sold most of the Halloween/Fall stuff that I've already set out already, so it's time to go all out.  I'm going to try and remember to both take the camera to get some pics and then to actually take them.  It seems so simple, but I screw it up so often.

I hope some of you are checking into the YesterNook blog.  I'm updating on Tuesday and Friday over there.  

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Making a Love Connection

Sometimes, what junkers do is like matchmaking.  We're trying to put items that need some lovin' together with someone who will give it to them.  For example:

When I first saw it, I knew it would be love at first sight, for the right person.

It's got just enough rust to be kind of classic, but not so much that it's falling apart.

The drawer works well.

The top cleaned up quite nicely and is largely intact.

The bottom is intact and attached!  Lots of times, in these metal cabinets, the bottoms are the first thing to rust away.

I gave it a light cleaning, but it certainly needs a lot more elbow grease.  Maybe some new paint.  Maybe some sanding here and there.  I think I got it "Rough Room Ready" which is where it's headed.

It will sit and wait patiently for the right person to come along and fall in love it it.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The Nose Knows, or Does It?

Sorry about the lack of a Monday Rambles for this week.  I'll be sure to have one for nest week.  Last week was sooooooo busy that I just did not have time to take notes like I usually do for that post.  This week should be much calmer.

In the meantime,  maybe you can help me with a mystery.  What are these?

They're made out of stone and very heavy.  The question is, why would anyone make noses out of stone?  What are they supposed to represent?

I thought they might  be some kind of tiki thing, but they're marked "Made in Kenya" on the bottom.  I don't recall a tiki tradition in Kenya.  Googling "Kenya stone noses" gets me nowhere.  "Kenya stone carvings" brings up a lot of sites, but I can't find a match and much of it is soapstone, which this most definitely is not.

Thoughts?  Ideas?  Suggestions?

Friday, September 14, 2012

Special Announcement!

I've taken on a new project.  Check out the new blog for YesterNook.

Coming soon:  The YesterNook web page!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Timing Is Everything!

So, I mentioned yesterday that I had started my Halloween and Christmas displays of stuff at one of the booths.  This is kind of important, because all the other retailers that shoppers frequent on a regular basis are doing the same.  They're pretty much conditioned to start looking at and picking up this stuff.  I think that it's important for resellers to get in this groove too, at least a little bit.

Even though the weather is still warm, now is not the time to stock up on patio furniture and outdoor toys.  That kind of stuff is on clearance at "regular" retailers, so customers can actually buy new for about the same price as they can get used from you.  You have to keep things like that in mind to keep from making costly mistakes.

This even extends to online sellers, as friends I know who eBay are now listing their Halloween costumes and some selected Christmas.  You have to keep up with the times.  It took me a couple of years to figure this out.  My first year, I didn't get my Xmas stuff out until December 15.  I didn't get it.  I also didn't sell a lot, except for my vintage items.  The next year, I made sure to have some new in the packaging items to sell as gift ideas, but still didn't really get it all going until December 1.  Better, but still not perfect.

Finally, I developed a routine schedule for this time of year.  Remember, most retail money is made during the last quarter of the year.  There's no reason why re-sellers can't claim a chunk of that for themselves.  Here's the way I do it (as always, your mileage may vary):

PREVIOUS DECEMBER-JANUARY:  Stock up on clearance ornaments and decorations.  Wait until they are at least 75% off.  Price and store.

FEBRUARY-AUGUST:  Hit the clearance racks for low-priced items in the packaging.  Hit the yard sales for assorted holiday decor items, but don't overdo it.  Stick to vintage and really high end stuff, if possible.  Also keep an eye out for more new in packaging items.

Don't forget the smaller holidays during this period:  Valentines, St Patrick's, Easter, Derby, July 4.  I don't put together a huge spread during these times or maintain a large backstock of stuff, but I will pull a table together.  As always, vintage is a plus!  The end of July and August also call for back to school!

EARLY SEPTEMBER:  Start with the Halloween stuff (small display), Fall themed items (all you have), and Christmas (even smaller).  Grow these small displays bit by bit over the next few weeks, adding more items and larger items each week.

LATE SEPTEMBER:  All of your Halloween and Fall stuff should be out.  Xmas should be growing, but still not huge.  Also, try to keep it away from the Halloween display to keep your space from looking too schizo.

OCTOBER:  Rock the house with a killer Halloween display!  Keep slowly growing the Xmas display.  Bring out Thanksgiving if you have it and incorporate any remaining Fall items into it.

EARLY NOVEMBER:  Hit the stores for Halloween clearance to stock and hold for next year.  Price it and store it.  Wait for it to be at least 75% off.  Don't forget to grab a few costumes.

Take down the Halloween display as close to Nov 1 as you can.  Shoppers' minds immediately turn to Thanksgiving and Christmas once November hits.  You can't afford to look dated.  All of your Fall ad Thanksgiving should be out now.  It will probably be small compared to Halloween and Christmas, but it should be prominent.

Keep bringing out more and more Christmas throughout the month, building it into a large, coherent display.

MID-NOVEMBER:  All Xmas should be out, including gift items.  Place these on a table with a sign that advertises that they are new in the package and would make great gifts at bargain prices.  Persons who sell primarily secondhand items tend to have a sales dip during the holidays. Featuring new gift-appropriate items will minimize that, but you have to promote them.

THANKSGIVING WEEK:  Your store will be closed on Thanksgiving, so make sure to stop in on Tuesday or Wednesday to make sure that you are ready for Black Friday.  Pull the Thanksgiving and Fall stuff.  It will only look out of place on Friday.  Make sure everything is out and arranged and neat.

BLACK FRIDAY-MID-DECEMBER:  Visit often to tidy and reconfigure your displays.  Be prepared to mark down some holiday items around the middle of December to minimize your leftovers.  Participate in any holiday activities your store plans.  These can only increase your sales.

CHRISTMAS WEEK:  Markdown as many items as you can in preparation for a final rush.  Keep it clean and tidy.  Try to visit a day or two before Christmas to make sure everything is fairly tidy for the day after Christmas.

Set a date in January (no later than the 10th) to get the bulk of your Christmas items out of the booth.  I always leave some vintage items and any unsold gift items, but I take down the gift item display.  Then get ready for the clearance sales and start the whole damn mess all over again!

Well, that's how I do it, anyway.  What works for you?  It may seem like a lot of work, but re-sellers are at a little bit of a disadvantage during the holidays, when everyone thinks "new" is better.  Ever since I figured all this out, I've managed to have really good Novembers and Decembers, so I know it works.  Timing is everything.

Don't forget, though, that the holidays are also supposed to be about fun, friends, and family.  Be sure to enjoy yourself a little along the way.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Monday Rambles

Last Tuesday, I stayed up a little later than usual to work on some stuff for the booths and such.  This caused no end of consternation for Kosh and Chiquito.  Every half an hour or so, they had to come bounding over the top of me, and everything I was doing, to remind me that I was supposed to be in bed.  They alternated this with a couple of rounds of fighting to remind me that I still wasn't in bed.  We finally managed to come to an agreement, with Kosh lying at my feet while I worked and Chiquito off doing, well,  whatever it is that he does.  This lasted long enough for me to take care of things and finally get to bed.  I think it'll be a while before I try that again.  It's not worth the feline hassle.

Cats:  The True Harbingers of the Status Quo.

Junking Rule #637:  Try to Limit the Number of "Project" Pieces You Have Piled Up Waiting for Your Attention.  I've been violating this one of late, which is not a good thing.  The more something sits and waits for your attention, the less money it makes for you.  I've got to admit that I am pretty pathetic about this, because the scope of my "projects" are so pathetic.

It's not like I have furniture waiting around to get painted or fixed.  That would require a level of industry (and mechanical aptitude) that I simply do not and will never possess.  No, I work on a much smaller scale.  Stacks of comics that need to be bagged, that's more my speed.  Bags of buttons and sewing stuff to be sorted and bagged (or jarred).  A few pieces of dollhouse furniture from an old buy that needed some minor touch ups and repair.  (Hey!  I do really do furniture.  It's just tiny!)  A couple of things that have needed a good cleaning before they can be sold.  Linens and fabric that needs to be priced.  A tin dollhouse that needs to be reassembled.  (Screw furniture!  I'm building houses now!)  Jesuses (Jeses?  Jesi?) that need to be put back on crucifixes.

Despite my best intentions, I've got a pile of this stuff.  I started working through a lot of it last week, because I'm going to need to move it from the place where it currently sits soon.  I'd rather take care of it and move it out to a booth than move it across the room.  I made a pretty good dent in a short amount of time, which surprised me.  A couple more afternoons and I should be able to wipe it out.

Actually, I guess you could say that my "project pile" is more of a "procratination pile."  Or, you could just call it "pathetic."

I had an interesting experience on Wednesday.  I went to cash in some change at the grocery and filled up the Coinstar machine!  Seriously.  It not only stopped taking my coins, but it started spitting some of them back out at me.  I hadn't even put in half of what I've got saved up either! I still got over a hundred bucks out of it.  I guess I'll have to try again.  Maybe I need to go to a couple of different groceries to do this?  I wish I had thought to get a picture of the "this machine is full" message on the machine while I was there, but I was so surprised by what happened that it slipped my mind.

My dad got me in the habit of tossing my loose change into a jar or can years ago.  We've paid for all of our meals on vacation trips this way in the past.  Nowadays, I keep one of the big coffee cans around for this purpose, and that sucker is full to the brim!  I forgot to turn in a timesheet a couple of weeks ago, so I didn't get paid last Friday, so the can is now my survival money until next Friday.  I have so many short term gigs starting up and ending with the same agency that I have to keep a carefully annotated schedule of when things are due to keep up with the paperwork.  Despite all this, one managed to fall through the cracks.  Oh well, the next one will be a nice check, at least.

Lord, but last week turned into a booth week!  I was at each one practically every day by the time the week was over.  That's turned out to be a good thing, since I'm going to be hard-pressed to find a time to drop in this week.  I've had some extra work tossed my way that's going to keep me hopping from one end of this town to the other over the course of the week.  I just hope that I've got everything well set at the booths.

I really do think they should be okay.  I spent two days redoing the YesterNook booth--shifting things, marking a couple down, taking a couple of things out.  I did roughly the same for the Peddlers Mall booth, plus I added some furniture.  I also finally created my Halloween shelf and start-up Xmas display at the Peddlers Mall.  Both of them will grow over the coming weeks.  All in all, I think everything is in pretty good shape, unless I have a massive run on stuff.  While that would not be unwelcome, I'm not sure when I'll have time to restock before the weekend.

All of which brings me to the blog.  It's probably going to be a lighter week again, out of necessity.  I've got a couple of posts very near completion, but I'm not sure if I'll have the time to put the polish on them or not.  I'll certainly try, but don't be surprised if you don't hear from me until Friday.

Ah, but Friday!  On Friday, be sure to come back for a very special announcement!

Finally, I need to make an addendum to my Tips for Yard Sale Holders post, based on my experience this past weekend.  Make sure you have bags!  Honestly, there's no excuse for not having an adequate supply of bags for your shoppers and their purchases.  You can't go the store without acquiring three or four more (unless you use the reusable bags)!  If you're saving those bags for re-use or recycle (which you know you should be), then there's a plethora of them in your home, ready for your yard sale.

I was at a church sale where several vendors were set up and not one of them had any bags!  Not one.  I bought five or six small items and pretty much reached my limit on what I could carry without dropping something.  That's a point to remember:  People may buy more, if they can easily carry more.

Before I left, I decided to hit the bathroom.  One of the reasons church sales are great is that they allow you to combine a potty stop with one of your shopping stops.  The sink counter top was covered with water.  There's no place to put my stuff so I can pee!  If you didn't know, aim is kind of an important factor for guys and requires the use of at least one hand. Arrgh!  This all could have been avoided with a simple grocery bag!  Bags people!  They're more important than you think!

Sunday, September 09, 2012

This Might Be the Most Awesome Song Ever Written

If it's not,then it's certainly in the top ten.  I mean, c'mon, you've got Georgia O'Keeffe and Michael Jackson in the first verse!

That's Pete Yorn covering Warren Zevon, by the way.

Friday, September 07, 2012

Dollar Days and Flea Market Finds

One of these days, I'm to post a Junkin' Memories story about the big Stewart Promotions flea market at the fairgrounds and my long history with it.  But that's a story for another day.  For now, I want to share some of the things I found at the Labor Day 2012 edition of the flea market this past Sunday, most of which was a dollar or less.  This isn't everything I bought by a longshot, just the highlights.  I decided not to bore you all with pic after pic of a bunch of comic books, although I did do pretty good in that regard, too.

Obligatory messy desk background alert!  Don't look too closely at the background of the pics if you are the slightest bit faint of heart.  You have been warned!

Fisher-Price TV Van

I just love Fisher-Price toys, from just about any era.  This van is from their Adventure People line in the late 70's.  I thought it was pretty cool.

Vintage F-P Ring Stack Toy (with wood base)

This one has been loved and played to death.  The top ring has been lost to posterity, but I couldn't leave it behind.  It's just too sweet.

Vintage Green Glass Planter Bowl

I love colored glass when the colors are this rich and vibrant.  A good cobalt blue anything will make my toes curl.  I had to become a junker.  There's no other way to make use of an attribute like that.

Assorted Toys

One booth had these huge bins of mostly Happy Meal toys for 25 cents each.  Digging though, I found a few more interesting items.  The horseshoes in back are cool and the lamb and the bird are really sweet.  The Lifesavers cup isn't old, but I like advertising stuff like this.  The Batman discs aren't really old either, but, hey, they're Batman!

Old Cootie Parts

I found this baggie of old Cootie parts amongst the McToys.  There are plenty of everything in the bag, except there are only two tongues, so you can only make two complete Cooties.  This is from back in the days when the Cootie looked more bug-like and really creepy.

 Vintage Dates and Mates Book

Early calendar/diary for teens.  It's got some slots for pictures on the inside and a notepad with the days listed on it, so you could keep track of your important things to do, like the sock hop.  The pade has been used, but there is still plenty of sheets left.

The top one even has some notes on it.  I love the one about "asking Mommy."

Vintage Carry Case

Love it!

Finally, something that wasn't a dollar.  It was two.  This Batman-Joker card game starter pack is new and still sealed.  It's going into my stash of holiday gift items for sale later in the year.

That should give you a pretty good indicator of what the day was like.  There's lots more, but these are some of the highlights.  Any more would be overkill.  Suffice it to say, it was a very good day.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

August Sales Report

I told you I hate August.  Over and over again, I told you.  And you looked at me with bog, blank eyes and asked "What has August ever done to you?"


It's not like it was unexpected.  After doing this re-sale thing for a while, you get the hang of how the months tend to run.  It is still just a tad frustrating, though.  I mean you still work as hard during the slow months, even if the payback is lower.  Things still get messy and need to be tidied.  Some things still sell and need to be replaced.  The hunt for good merch is eternal.

When I say that August is weak, I don't mean that sales pretty much stop on the first and don't pick back up until the 31st.  There are still some good days amidst the doldrums.  The week and a half or so at the beginning of the month before school starts can be okay.  The problem is that, once things fall off during that first week of school, at some point they've got to really bounce back to make up for the lag.  In August, that doesn't happen right away, because the start of school is followed shortly by the State Fair, which lasts a week and half and covers two weekends.  After that, there isn't enough month left to allow for sufficient bounce back.  Them's the breaks, as they say.

Bounce back is hard to achieve under the best of circumstances.  When you have a few days with a sales lag, the next few days need to not only be at their normal strong sales level to maintain your course for the month, they need to be extra strong to make up for the weak days.  You don't always get that extra boost.

I will say this, however, about the month just ended:  It could have been a lot worse.  I had very strong weekends at both sites throughout the fair, which was a very nice surprise.  Plus, I had a super end of month bounce at YesterNook that left me wishing for one or two more days in the month to keep it going.  Alas, that was not to be.  Sigh.

In the end,  it was a typical August--lowest sales month of the year.  I did come out ahead at the end of things, though.  In that regard, I can't complain too much, although that's never stopped me before.

The good thing about slow months is that they eventually come to en end.  August has gone, and the much stronger fall sales months have begun.  I'll see you next month, with a much better report.

Monday, September 03, 2012

Holiday Monday Rambles

Happy Labor Day folks!  I hope that you are enjoying a day off and possibly having a cookout or going swimming or something.  Hopefully, Isaac hasn't messed up to many of your plans, but if he did manage to, please remember how much we all need this rain.  Just pop your burgers in the oven and have an indoor cookout!

Last week was really wild for me.  I started the week out with a few hours at a new work gig and ended it with an increase in hours at the same gig, before I had even officially started!  This is going to work out really well.  It's part time, but at a really good hourly rate.  It leaves plenty of time for junking and other projects.  To top it off, it's something I really enjoy.

Yard sales were pretty much non-existent due to the holiday weekend, but I did squeeze a trip to the big flea market at the fairgrounds yesterday.  I didn't make that many purchases, but it was a nice way to spend a weekend indoors, surrounded by junk.  I always like it when they have the antique wing at the flea market.  It's a great opportunity to see some neat things and do a little research.  And I managed to walk out with a few treasures that may become the subject of a post later on this week.

Thrifting had gotten kind of weak recently, so I decided to lay off the stores last week for a little bit.  Instead of popping in a couple of times over the week, I waited until Friday to let things build back up a little.  It paid off big time!

I found a metric shit ton of manga at Goodwill.  That's a technical junking term by the way, metric shit ton.  Thanks to the uniform pricing policies at Goodwills in Kentucky, they were only 50 cents each!  I sell buckets of manga and have been running low, so this is most welcome.

I took a big, big load of stuff to the Peddlers Mall last week and it almost turned into a disaster.  I nearly ran out of time to stock!  They were making the "20 minutes to close" announcements, and I had three (!) boxes left to put out.  I haven't a booth fail that major in a long while.  I shifted into major high gear and started slamming stuff out left and right!  I managed to get most everything put out.  It ain't pretty, but it's out.

I ran out of time for two reasons.  First, I spent a little too much time talking to other vendors and store staff.  It happens.  We had a lot to catch up on.  It's good to connect with the people around you.  I also planned to do just a little bit too much.  Doing a major restock is one thing.  It requires shifting old merch around to make place for the new and is generally a lot more work than people realize.

However, I was also trying to take my back to school display down, reconfigure another display, and start two mini-displays for Halloween and Christmas that will gradually grow over the next few weeks.  All that together was a bit too much, even without the talking.  Still, I managed to get everything but the holiday things done, so I'll pop back out this week and work on that.

I did have a really nice surprise when I was working.  A few weeks ago, I had put up a display of all clear glass stuff in my booth.  It was mainly stuff I had scattered throughout the space that I decided to consolidate together for the summer and see if that would help move some of it out.  Honestly, I had been thinking of it as a failure.  Nothing really seemed to be moving.  Once I got it all straightened and consolidated, though, I realized that I had sold almost half of it!  Sometimes, it's hard to tell from just looking at your space how well you're doing.

I've been a bit behind on my blog-reading lately, so I just found the very nice shout out the folks at We Are: Clamco gave me.  It's brought a few new readers this way, and I greatly appreciate it!  They have a nice blog, which I highly recommend, even if the name makes me think of this theme song every time I see it.  Plus, they have cats!  Yay cats!  Junkers rock, but junkers with cats totally rock!

This is going to be a light blogging week, I think.  It's the last week I'll have for a while with no work commitments, and I have some assorted projects I want to finish up, including some longer blogging essays. 

Saturday, September 01, 2012

And Then There Was the Time That Emmylou Harris Had a Very Unfortunate Hairstyle

Seriously, it looks like a poodle sat on her head!  Thankfully, she was joined by a bunch of other very talented musicians with equally unfortunate 'dos.  Dig Ricky Skaggs' foofy mullet!

What were we thinking in the 80's?