iViva Los Straitjackets!

A big shout-out to Los Straitjackets, my favorite instrumental surf-rock band of Luchadores!

If you haven’t heard the following tracks from this band, you’ve been leading an empty life:

Rockula

Squad Car

Tsunami!

Wrong Planet

The Mad Scientwist (with The World Famous Pon)

They’ve also done a pretty cool cover of The Munsters‘ theme for the collaborative album Halloween Hootenanny. (And how often do you hear the word ‘hootenanny’ nowadays?)

If Rob Zombie doesn’t call these guys so he can use their rendition of the theme in his new Munsters movie, then I guess he’s not the auteur we thought he was.

Nerdvana: I Wanna Be a Lifeguard

Hi, there, buckaroos!

We just wanted to let you guys know that we’re still out there. I know that we haven’t posted anything in about a week, but dumb things have been happening in real life and we haven’t had as much time to devote to this site as we’d like. Nonetheless, we’re both working on new material and I promise that we’ll be back…with a vengeance!

In the meantime, let’s continue with the summer vibing. This is one of our favorite summertime jams, courtesy of the band Blotto. As I recall, my first ever exposure to this song was on the short lived Nickelodeon series with the memorable title of Turkey Television. It’s ridiculous, but incredibly catchy and impossible to forget once you listen to it, and it remains one of the coolest surf rock tunes that I’ve ever heard. Enjoy “I Wanna Be a Lifeguard”: