Ryan Katastrophe

Ryan Katastrophe
Because one man's trash is another man's treasure

Monday, May 31, 2010

Record Hoppin' & Junk Shoppin'

First off, let me just say thanks to all the service men and women who fought for the freedoms that I have today.

This here weekend was a mess of fun. Last night I attended the Sound Barrier DJ set at the Atomic Cowboy. DJ Ashley Vulture aka Trashley, bka Ashley Hohman was flying solo this night and oh man, did she tear the house down. The place was going wild dancing to the punk rock and soul shakers she was putting down.

Ashley Hohman

Folks losin' their shit to a soul stomper by Gino Washington.

Cuttin' a rug!

There was a dunk tank in the back as well. I don't even think it was for charity purposes. Folks were just doing it to be doing it and I'm glad about that. That's no knock on charitable causes by any means, I'm just saying there is no bad reason to get yourself dropped in to a pool of water.

I also had the chance to do some junk shopping this weekend which is always fun. I went to the Gypsy Caravan which is taking place as I type this on the campus of University of Missouri St. Louis. It's such a clusterfuck and I can't even tell you why I still go. Between the heat, the walking, the terrible parking, last nights 50 cent Stags still taking their toll, and the sheer amount of human clutter, I was determined to get in there and out as fast as possible. There was an upper and lower level and one parking garage full of vendors selling mostly crap. I have a fondness for certain kinds of crap, and so I went and I bought. Here are my scores for the weekend.

Two ass naked dolls

A small stack of records including The Castaways, the Louvin Brothers, Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick and Tich, Cannibal & The Headhunters, Elvis Presley, ect.

A framed piece of pin-up/cheesecake art by Gil Elvgren

An old rag called Country Song Round Up featuring Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley from 1956

And last but not least, a prosthetic baby arm (!!!)


  1. i'm pretty jealous! nice haul!

  2. If it makes you feel any better, I usually don't turn up anything at all! I was owed this.

  3. i never woulda thought there was such a thing as a prosthetic baby arm, it makes sense but i guess i never had the thought

  4. It's an odd thing, well in the sense that you just don't see them everyday. I don't even know what I'm going to do with the damn thing haha. I'm sure it will creep people out but it's a good conversation piece!