November 26, 2007

Dad's record collection

From Hez:

I brought Frank Portman's book King Dork on my trip. I read the thing in two days. It was really good. In the book, the main character makes up a band with his best friend. They change the band name every week. Baby Batter was one such name...while going through my dad's records I was surprised to see that it was a real album!


Posted by Dr. Frank at November 26, 2007 07:43 PM | TrackBack



Posted by: Tristin Aaron at November 26, 2007 09:42 PM

holy awesome.

Posted by: k. at November 26, 2007 10:46 PM

That's amazing. My parents record collection consisted of two sides. My mother's: Tom Jones, Carpenters, Elvis, Jackson 5. Step dad: Brahms, Vivaldi and Bach.

I was always a daddy's girl and the first record I ever bought was a Beethoven symphony. To this day I insist on equally complex and intellectually challenging listening material *cough*

Posted by: Leah at November 26, 2007 11:42 PM

Actually, it's a little known fact that all of the band names in King Dork are album titles of instrumental compilations from former Canned Heat guitarists.

P.S. How much Lung Butter is in Baby Batter?

Posted by: Wesley at November 27, 2007 02:17 AM

The first three slabs of vinyl I ever purchased - after a previous lifetime of cassettes, CD's, etc. before I saw the turntable light, in reverse order, in 1994: Third: Ramones "Alive", used, excellent condition, at a used record warehouse, second: Sex Pistols "Never Mind the Bollocks," used at same warehouse, and the first record I ever bought - which I bought new - was MTX's "And the Women Who Love Them"'re in decent company here, Frank...

re: Classical music - they make good frisbees.

Posted by: David at November 28, 2007 03:52 AM

nice spatula.

Posted by: hez at November 30, 2007 06:02 PM

Frisbees, indeed! Uncultured swine!

Posted by: Leah at December 5, 2007 11:38 AM

Frank, I just watched SuperBad and it reminded me a lot of King Dork. I suggest giving it a watch, I think you'd like it.

Posted by: Zaphod at December 6, 2007 08:47 PM