Pleased to convey that Winway Pleats Please AKA Chloe successfully earned her NW3 title in Canine Scent Work (with two Pronounceds), which is arguably the terminal degree in that field, on Saturday December 27, 2014, in beautiful Palmdale, CA! We're still waiting for the final calibration to determine her placement overall and if she is, as we suspect, the first whippet to achieve this level of expertise, but in the meantime here are some dramatic magic hour shots of the graduate and her ribbons (also includes an NW3-E element title for exteriors). Thanks to Michael and Natalie McManus for hosting, CO Amy Herot, judges Ron Gaunt and Cindy Lowry, and all of Chloe's fans and supporters. Learn more about this exciting new dog sport at www.k9nosework.com and www.nacsw.net!
I guess one of the reasons I haven't put out any more of these compilations is that I figured with the internet and all, everybody had all this stuff -- but I realized recently that not everybody spends all their spare time obsessively collecting weird-ass music. Nonetheless I should acknowledge the other obsessives that I cribbed off here, including wfmu's Beware of the Blog, Music for Maniacs, and God knows who else. Oh, and I snagged the image from Tom Recchion's FB page. (It's Ed Wood, unidentified lady, and Bela Lugosi.) Merry Xmas, y'all!
As requested, I've re-upped the two anthologies of Holiday-themed outsider music (songpoems, celebrities, novelty, developmentally different, amateur, etc). It's strange to think I put the first one together 13 years ago. Even stranger that the track that I tacked on the end to coincide with the hot new blockbuster movie from Hollywood is more pertinent than ever. No promises, but if I get a few minutes, the long anticipated Vol. 3 may be forthcoming...
"You may order your pastels from Alaska, Imported, as the Igloo, in review" - Evelyn Christmas (songpoem, Vol 2 track 4)