Henry Rollins, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

October 22nd, 2012, 11:00 am by Greg
Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins

“I think that the first record album that I bought with my own money was probably a cassette. I bought it with my paper route money, and I think it was `Grand Funk Live Album,’ a double-cassette I bought at People’s Drug Store on O St. in Washington in 1970-something. I was in fourth grade, probably 10 or 11 years old.

I had a lot of records that my mom had given me … the Beatles and stuff like that … but that was the first one that I went out and bought on my own. And I kind of knew what I was doing. For some reason, I really liked that song, `Mean Mistreater.’ I guess I heard it from my step-brother.

I just saw the words `Grand Funk’ behind the glass counter at People’s, pointed at it, and the lady sold it to me. I don’t remember much more of the experience. I’ve heard the record since, and I can remember the between-song raps. But I don’t even remember whether they’re really a good band or not. I can’t say I know a whole lot about Grand Funk.”

The always-outspoken Henry Rollins brings his “Capitalism” spoken word tour to The Egg in Albany at 8pm on Thursday (October 25) – just as the presidential election heads into the home stretch. This should be interesting… Tix are $23.


Real Good For Free: The Ballston Spa Film Festival, 8/6-8

August 4th, 2009, 8:55 am by Greg

The inaugural Ballston Spa Film Festival was held last summer, screening 28 films over the course of two evenings.

This year the fest is back, and it is indeed growing.

The second annual Ballston Spa Film Festival has expanded to 49 films over the course of three nights and will be held Thursday-Saturday, August 6-8 in Wiswall Park and the Malta Avenue School in Ballston Spa. There is no admission charge to any of the films that are being screened.

So what will you find at the fest?

Ray Liotta and Henry Rollins appear in Max Kuger’s short film, “Boyz Up.” Skidmore College’s Aaron Davis screens his animated short, “The Cheater.” G. Gordon Liddy stars in Silvana Jakick’s comedy, “The Rehearsal.” Director Michalina Almindo and writer-actor Kevin Craig West offer their award-winning short, “Distractions.”

And I have absolutely no idea just what to expect, but just from the title, I’m pretty jazzed about seeing Daniel DeFabio’s “Extreme Yoga Smackdown.”

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