I had just a few more buttons to show, and one of them was, well, a little too off color for this blog, so I'm starting with the close ups of a few more buttons, and then I'll be out of buttons, except more buttons. This one is a nonsense one to promote our band Spudlok. When we did our radio show Under The Shelf, Bill and I said it was produced in "Spudlok Stereo" which doesn't mean anything. However we came up with a nifty logo, likely created on my Atart 800XL computer. Just a line with two asterisks. Get it. Like headphones. Get it? I said, GET IT? I think Bill made a few of these so we could pass them out at our hundreds of concerts we performed. GET IT?
Now at the top is another novelty pin purchased from the Wacky Pins R US store at the dead mall near you. It says "What if the whole world farted at once?" Well, that's a stupid question. We'd all have world peace. Ahhhh. Whirled peas? Hmmm. No, we'd probably all suffocate from the methane right? Hey, did Einstein ask such questions? Aristotle? Aeropostale?
Then, who are you going to call? Price Busters! If there's a store that is advertising what they will never have, who are you going to call? Price Busters! I don't remember what store this came from, but I'm assuming Northeast. It was like when a cardboard robot advertised that we're crushing our foam dollar signs. Electronika. What a mess of a promotion that was.
Meanwhile, it was more fun with the button maker at the radio station. Worf's head on , well I'm not sure whose body. This is what we did before they had Photo...sheop. Another one we created was for a gentleman, we'll call him John. See, John wasn't a fan of the type of radio we were doing and he was a bit on the shaky side. Natch, we had to have a one off novelty pin. There was a song written by Spudlok about the whole crew at the radio station when they converted to a "more commercial" sound. We were rebels. We were anarchists. We were hungry for the decadence fudge cake at a participating Denny's after the Friday avante garde show. Ahhh, memmmmorieeees. Plus, the Cindarelly pin you've already seen on this blog makes a full, rich, closeup pic.
...and finally... Excuse the bad photo effect. Hey, some of the crap just needs an edit because I's not smart to leave them out. At the bottom is a pin I wish I knew where I got it. It's for one of the worst songs ever. Aruba, Jamaica is another one. Geeze, "Who Let The Dogs Out " is another that I barf when I hear. Why couldn't Spudlok have had the big hit lke the Baha Men? With songs like "Udder Football" or "Rad Motorbike Chick", it baffles the barf bag. The "Gift Counselor" buttons were likely from Tokyo Shapiro. Again, we didn't wear them.
Nofeast and toke buttons you've seen. Another "Discover" button from a home improvement store. A Pioneer car CD player pin that looks really really late 80's early '90's "In Living Color" script. I do remember that Pioneer made bulletproof car stereo, except when you hooked them backwards and blew out the whole thing. Not under warranty. "It just didn't work!"
The "Make It Happen" pins were from a promo at one of the joints I worked for when I lived in Louisville. It was a bunch of rah-rah that I never was "rah rah" about. When you're not making much and paying off crushing credit card debt and you live behind a hourly motel, again, "rah rah". Another Maximum Money Spend pin, and then a Depressed Modem pin. I never was a big fan of the Mode and I remember going to our music center to see them. Why? A band mentioned in the last blog entry, Nitzer Ebb, was appearing as their opening band. There wasn't that much excitement for Nitzer Ebb. They were largely a drum beat and samples band. I loved em. So, I came for the Nitzer Ebb and stayed for the Depeche. Every teeny bopper pushed to the stage, we just sat on the lawn to "Enjoy The Silence." Hahahahahahaha. Ick. Junk Blog.