Pony Partial-Tones

Once again filling in for RiaD’s T.I.T.A.S.S.  (Thurdays I Think About Stupid Stuff—- for the libidinous n00bs)

RiaD is obviously still not 100%, having only posted 4 Essays and made 233 comments since her return Mar. 30th.  Rest and Eat dear Ria.  

So,anyway, I had been planning to take a bunch of cheap shots at this:


but my friend, we’ll call him Bill, received another shipment of vinyl.  In it was an album by The Monks.

So Meg and her fan will have to wait.

Introducing The Monks

Gary Burger: Lead guitar, lead vocalist

Larry Clark: Organ, vocalist

Dave Day: Banjo (initially rhythm guitar), vocalist (died January 10, 2008)

Eddie Shaw: Bass guitar, vocalist

Roger Johnston: Drums, vocalist (died November 8, 2004)

All the members were American GIs stationed in Germany in the mid-sixties. They began playing together in 1964, calling themselves the 5 Torquays. The Torquays differed little from countless other bands of the time: They covered Chuck Berry songs and played music inspired by the British beat groups. But the band experimented together musically – Gary Burger said:

“It probably took us a year to get the sound right. We experimented all the time. A lot of the experiments were total failures and some of the songs we worked on were terrible. But the ones we kept felt like they had something special to them. And they became more defined over time.”


Maybe can’t quote from the official site.


This will not be pleasing to everyone.

The Monk Chant


How To Do Now

Shaw told me in a 2003 interview. “Our crowd was a harder crowd, so to speak. We’d play that song very sarcastically, and the whole audience would sing, ‘I want to fuck your hand.'”



I Can’t Get Over You


In 2006

Black Monk Time

As usual, there is some great stuff on this blog today.  Go read it.

And puhleez do not risk bumping something off the rec. list by clicking on that button here.


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    • nocatz on April 11, 2008 at 00:29

    in Peru, at around the same time.

    and back in the States

  1. because i’m at masslass’s dining room table with her and Victory Coffee. we’re drinking wine and eating cheese. we’ve got our computers out.


  2. I’m barefoot, pf has sneaker like things on and VC has sandals on.  You need to deal with it… Gotta go.. dinner in the works.

    • kj on April 11, 2008 at 01:59

    re: your question on the other essay, it had to be Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series.


    • nocatz on April 11, 2008 at 02:42

  3. my private jet is here, and it would be so not cool to keep the masseuse waiting. Updates to come!!  

  4. are you guys still here?

    • RiaD on April 11, 2008 at 03:49

    Luuuuurve the Zsa-Zsa!!

    • RiaD on April 11, 2008 at 06:01


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