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A New Temple Of Culture For Montclair?

Baristaville has MAM, Yogi’s Museum, and the Historical Society. Could we be getting a new Make Up Museum?  While we were down at Bradner’s Pharmacy collecting vintage medical and beauty supplies, we learned that none other than Bobbi Brown had beaten us to the Old Spice, Maybelline, and 4711 Cologne.  That's right, Montclair’s makeup maven scooped up all the old fragrances and face paint from our favorite apothecary, which sadly, closed down last week... Those items are intended for display in a future museum of her making, Bobbi told the owner.  We don’t know where or when, but let’s hope the Bradner's collection stays in town.

March 28, 2006 in Suburban Archeologist | Permalink


Wow, how either narcisistic or fascile. Gotta run and start work on the Rchanin Hall of Fame . . .

Posted by: Rchanin | Mar 28, 2006 10:10:03 AM

A Makeup Hall of Fame? GMAB!

Just visit Joey's in Clifton on a Friday night!

What's next? A bad hairpiece hall of fame? A bling-bling hall of fame?

Posted by: Miss Martta | Mar 28, 2006 10:20:58 AM

Montclair got a bit of a shout out in Gawker today...

We know it is not particularly cool for those of us in New York to care about what goes on across the Hudson River, unless perhaps it’s happening within the city limits of Montclair. But if you’ll forgive a Jersey native for a moment: Sharpe James dropped out of the Newark mayoral race less than an hour ago, and that’s sort of amazing...

Posted by: efs | Mar 28, 2006 10:28:11 AM

Is the new museum going to have a section dedicated to the Great Chicago Rouge Scandal of 1914 ?

Posted by: B. Sox | Mar 28, 2006 11:57:16 AM

Miss M,
After a Rock and Roll HOF nothing surprises me.

Posted by: Iceman | Mar 28, 2006 11:59:15 AM

A Buick Hall of Fame? :-)

Posted by: Miss Martta | Mar 28, 2006 12:04:33 PM

That's a classic Miss M. Maybe my Father can donate his Buick Regal.

Posted by: Iceman | Mar 28, 2006 12:10:48 PM

How bout speaking of music, a hof for the worst songs of all time? My buddy was cleaning out the attic of his parent's home when he found old vinyl singles from the 60s. Included in the collection was: "Honey" by Bobby Goldsboro and "Alone Again Naturally" by Gilbert O'Sullivan. He claims they were his sister's but I will never let him live this one down.

Posted by: Iceman | Mar 28, 2006 1:20:24 PM

How about "The Night Chicago Died"?

Posted by: skipwith | Mar 28, 2006 1:21:47 PM

Sure they were...LOL. Yeah, those sure are stinkers.

My fave is "Having My Baby" by Paul Anka.

Posted by: Miss Martta | Mar 28, 2006 1:22:43 PM

Skipwith: I am embarrassed to tell you that I have that one on my iPod!

Posted by: Miss Martta | Mar 28, 2006 1:23:33 PM

Miss M, we all have our quirks.

Posted by: skipwith | Mar 28, 2006 1:25:29 PM

How 'bout 'I am Woman' by Helen Reddy?

Posted by: Iceman | Mar 28, 2006 1:34:23 PM

"Watching Scotty Grow"

Posted by: Miss Martta | Mar 28, 2006 1:35:15 PM

"Our House" by CS&N. And na na na na na na, too, to "The Night They Drove Old Dixie DOwn" by the Band.

Posted by: cathar | Mar 28, 2006 1:48:41 PM

LOL, yes. "In the winter of '65/we hungry, but barely alive."

There was this kid in my old neighborhood, who was a little slow on the uptake who actually asked, "Did they mean 1965?"

Posted by: Miss Martta | Mar 28, 2006 1:52:14 PM

There's a whole other music category:
misheard / misunderstood lyrics hall of fame.

Mine are:

1.)My best childhood friend and I would argue about a certain Beatles song -- she insisted it was "while my guitar gently sweeps", but I knew better, saying it was: "while my guitar gently sleeps".

2.) In Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" I hear Kurt Cobain singing a chorus of "bloody nylons, bloody nylons". What is he really saying??

Posted by: skipwith | Mar 28, 2006 1:56:35 PM

Muskrat Love

Posted by: Anne Prince | Mar 28, 2006 1:59:50 PM

Oh....and who could forget the awful "Afternoon Delight"?


Posted by: Anne Prince | Mar 28, 2006 2:00:51 PM

Rupert Holmes: Pina Colada song.

Posted by: Iceman | Mar 28, 2006 2:03:09 PM

Howzabout the Rupert Holmes penned song about cannibalism 'Timothy' by The Buoys.

Posted by: Krys O. | Mar 28, 2006 2:07:09 PM

Said lyrics:
Trapped in a mine that had caved in
And everyone knows the only ones left
Were Joe and me and Tim
When they broke through to pull us free
The only ones left to tell the tale
Were Joe and me

Timothy, Timothy, where on earth did you go?
Timothy, Timothy, God why don't I know?

Hungry as hell no food to eat
And Joe said that he would sell his soul
For just a piece of meat
Water enough to drink for two
And Joe said to me, "I'll have a swig
And then there's some for you."

Timothy, Timothy, Joe was looking at you
Timothy, Timothy, God what did we do?

I must have blacked out just around then
'Cause the very next thing that I could see
Was the light of the day again
My stomach was full as it could be
And nobody ever got around
To finding Timothy

Posted by: Krys O. | Mar 28, 2006 2:08:30 PM

"Howzabout the Rupert Holmes penned song about cannibalism 'Timothy' by The Buoys."

Yes, that song absolutely creeped me out as a child. And you're saying it was written by the guy who did "Pina Colada Song"?

Posted by: skipwith | Mar 28, 2006 2:12:08 PM

Oh, Gawd, yes!

Another one that I absolutely hate is one they play at weddings called "Butterfly Kisses." I can't bear to post the lyrics here but suffice it to say, they sound a little bit incestuous.

Posted by: Miss Martta | Mar 28, 2006 2:12:39 PM

Did you know that Hold On Losely by 38 Special is about "self love?"

And Freak Out by Chic is about getting thrown out of Studio 54? The original lyrics were not Freak Out, but F You! The band started playing in on the sidewalk in front of the crowd and the notorious velvet rope. A disco anthem was born.

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