Dungen & Woods: “Marfa Myths 003”

Marfa. A unique town with a unique name. Weird even. Like someone with a mouth full of tacos trying to say “Martha.” At the same time, there’s something about it that sounds a bit mysterious, makes me think of UFO’s or something. Marfa sits in the vast Texas desert near the border with Mexico. Remote…

Of Refrigerators, Trunks, Tuning Forks, and Marbles

The most expensive box set ever released is actually a refrigerator. $100,000 for a refrigerator full of music and memorabilia from 40+ year old cult band The Residents – but it’s a refrigerator all the same. The most surprising thing about the box set is that it sold.  In September, a man going by the…

The Disco Days (Daze?) of Rock

The other day, I stumbled upon an online article (including video clips) about a 1974 German TV appearance by rootsy rock band Dr. Hook. Dr. Hook is/was primarily known for their single “The Cover of the Rolling Stone” and their collaborations with sometime-children’s author Shel Silverstein.  In the early 70’s Dr. Hook seemed a pretty…