KLOL Lives; DJ Shortee Benefit Sunday; Dallas Loves Indian Jewelry
• The always-entertaining video blog Keep Houston Rich shared with us this early-'90s television commercial for "Houston's only album rock station," KLOL. "Word on the street is that this ran during a Miami Vice episode," the bloggers write, which reminds us of this epic TV spot covering Morrissey's visit to the Bayou City.
• Sad news from the Houston record collector scene - DJ Shortee, who has had a long-standing weekly gig at Continental Club, had a stroke last week. There will be a benefit for him at the Continental Sunday from noon to 7 p.m. featuring local bands and DJs Senor Jukebox, Black Slacks and Psychedelic Sex Panther, plus a silent art auction. Shortee, whose real name in Kerry Holliday, helps organize the quarterly Infinite Record Shows in Houston and was of great assistance to Rocks Off Sr. and Brett Koshkin's 2008 "Vinyl Heads" feature. Last we heard, Shortee was conscious and responsive, but still in the hospital.
Help a brother out
• Here's Darwin's Finches, live from Joe Mathlete's living room.
• Here's Part 2 of Houstonist's interview with Lance Higdon.
• Don't forget, Friday night is the benefit show for Girls Rock Camp Houston, which is only a month away.