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Jon Hammer, Former ARCster


Tiki Redux

Wednesday is Hawaiian Shirt day, again. Let the ukuleles ring out, and we’ll celebrate with one of my favorite cereal commercials: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvCxfdcl1yM] Aloha, – Jonny

Pour some Shuggie on me

Did a little shopping for my brother-in-law’s birthday at the ARChive sale today. Is everyone hip to this trip? Shuggie Otis’ Inspiration Information re-issued on vinyl, with bonus tracks, we got a big stack of them, AND THEY ARE TWO DOLLARS APIECE!… read more >>

Guess what I have in my hand

I’m becoming a bit of a specialist, I’m afraid. Whenever a comedy record comes over the transom, usually found tucked discreetly in a dark corner of a large donation of music, it lands on my desk. Don’t know what gave it away,… read more >>

Tiki ARChive.

So, it’s Wednesday again. ARChive insiders know that can mean only one thing: Hawaiian Shirt Day is here again. Also known as Tropical Shirt Day, or occasionally referred to as Day of Phony Pan-Polynesian Cultural Appreciation. Nerds? Maybe. But the whole staff… read more >>

New ARChive Uniforms!

In Singapore they are offerings to the dead. Here in NYC they’re a fashion statement. Bob brought all the kids sacrificial paper shirts. Mine is an example of a very rare imprint; Ralph Lauren’s Pollo. Tastes great with arroz y frijoles negros…. read more >>

The Prisonaires

She’s in the jailhouse now

Paris Hilton is in the clink, poor thing, but jail can be a source of creativity – witness the glory of The Prisonaires. Can’t wait for that new album, honey. You should try a few Leadbelly covers. – Jonny UPDATE: ‘NOTHER UPDATE:

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Mom’s basement may be too small

In last week’s New Yorker is a supremely bugged out article about a guy who is keeping a “Lifelog” documenting practically every moment of his life. He walks around with a heat sensitive camera around his neck which takes a couple thousand… read more >>

Hoo Hah!

If you are old enough to remember when MAD Magazine was subversive – I kid you not: it really was an under-the-parents’-radar how-to journal of anarchy for preteens – then you know the central importance of Jack Davis. One of the original… read more >>