I had to do some surgery on that copy of Soundgarden’s Badmotorfinger before I could play it. The tape relocated on top of the slip sheet inside the shell. I had to cut down a dress shirt collar stay to push inside the opening at the edge of the tape feed and hope I could snag enough of the tape to push it back over the slip sheet and then run the tape over the surface of a hot coffee mug to “iron” out folds that happened during the surgery. But it has great sound with no skips or dropoff afterward so I’m calling it a success! And Chedar is celebrating the win with me.
I don’t buy many Funko POPs (that’s more my son’s forte). But when they announced Eddie Van Halen, I jumped. He jumped. We all jump.
The background is a photo I took of the EVH mural on the back of Guitar Center in Hollywood last July.
Jeepers, creepers, where’d you get those peepers?
Peepshow, creepshow, where did you get those eyes?
—Siouxsie and the Banshees, “Peek-a-Boo”