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Do you remember when CD’s were expensive?

I sure do. And they still are, if you buy them new. There are a ton of used CD stores around though, including Book & Music Exchange in Owensboro. That’s where my parents-in-law live, and every time we go to visit I have to stop at that store. They always have some bizarre deal, and this time was no different. All CD’s with an orange sticker cost $2, or 20 for $10. Yep, fifty cents each. I didn’t look through every stack, but I found 20 that I wanted. Some alternative, some pop, some punk, and a few “hard rock” that are usable for my radio show.

I picked up the following, and got them all for a 10-spot.

  • 24-7 Spyz This Is…24-7 Spyz
  • Gilby Clarke Swag
  • Culture Club The Best Of
  • EMF Schubert Dip
  • Saigon Kick The Best Of
  • Saigon Kick The Lizard
  • Richie Sambora Undiscovered Soul
  • Joe Satriani Joe Satriani
  • Semisonic Feeling Strangely Fine
  • Sex Pistols The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Swindle
  • Tommy Shaw 7 Deadly Zens
  • Shaw/Blades Hallucination
  • Kenny Wayne Shepherd Trouble Is…
  • Britney Spears …Baby One More Time
  • Britney Spears Oops!…I Did It Again
  • Britney Spears Britney
  • Spin Doctors Pocket Full Of Kryptonite
  • Stuttering John Stuttering John
  • Toadies Rubberneck
  • The Zoo Shakin’ The Cage

I think I got a pretty good deal…what do you think?

27 Club

Will Britney join the 27 Club? The Associated Press has already written her obituary, but she doesn’t turn 27 until December. So they have about ten and a half months to make it perfect. Let’s just hope she doesn’t pop out any more babies before then.

The long road to ruin

Jeff Conaway appeared as Bobby Wheeler in 17 episodes of “Taxi,” a television program that starred Danny DeVito, Judd Hirsch, Tony Danza and Christopher Lloyd, among others. Prior to “Taxi,” Conaway played Kenickie in Grease opposite John Travolta and Olivia Newton John. An amazing career early on, Conaway has fallen far.

While channel surfing tonight, I landed on VH-1’s Celebrity Rehab, and Conaway is one of the participants. He looks terrible. He arrived at the rehab center high as a kite, hungover, with a drink in hand. He speech slurred, he ends up in an ambulance on the way to a medical hospital.

Britney and Lindsay are not the only ones, and it’s not a new story: many Hollywood stars have addictive personalities. Now, we have the internet and cable to keep us up-to-date from day-to-day on who has checked in and checked out of rehab. But the problem is as old as the profession of stardom: musicians such as Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Presley, and film and television stars such as Marilyn Monroe and John Belushi are just a few examples of stars who burned out too soon.

Conaway is lucky he is alive today.

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