What’s a Bubble Puppy?

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If you are younger than a certain age, “Bubble Puppy” is a character in a children’s cartoon “Bubble Guppies” featured on the Nickelodeon channel. This Bubble Puppy is a cute little terrier with a fish’s tail….probably some sort of brand extension of “Spongebob Squarepants.”

If you are over a certain age, “Bubble Puppy” is a one-hit-wonder, psychedelic rock band from Austin, Texas. “Hot Smoke and Sassafras”, their one-hit, featured a kick-butt guitar lick at the beginning and nonsensical lyrics throughout…pretty much your typical psychedeThe REAL Bubble Puppylic rock classic.This is a bubble puppy?

This particular post goes out to those who remember the former not the latter…. you vinyl-heads out there who know Robin Trower was the lead guitarist for Procol Harem and Ginger Baker had a custom-made cigarette holder that would allow him to smoke (cigarettes, I think) while he played drums behind Jack Bruce and Eric Clapton. Yeah…you!

Yeah…you! Write down April 30, 8 a.m. at the Turk theater on the St. Francis campus. It’s the MegaMusic Rummage sale with all proceeds to benefit WCSF-FM, the student-run radio station. For the past year, WCSF students have been collecting, organizing and cataloging donations of music-related items: vinyl albums, posters, CDs, 45s, cassettes and a whole lot more.  As we get closer to the event, you will be able to see a list of some of the items for sale here, on the WCSF-FM website.

Prices for most items begin at 25 cents. Admission, at 8 a.m. is free, however a $20 “Early-bird” fee gains admission one half hour early, at 7:30 a.m.

So, if you absolutely have to have that rare, 78 r.p.m. of Chuck Berry’s “No Money Down”  on Chess Records or hundreds of other music-related rarities and oddities, mark down April 30.  You will have a blast thumbing through racks and racks of the best music ever made….at least bands with the best names, ever made. Viva la Bubble Puppy!


Dr. Terre Layng Rosner's picture

I absolutely love rummage (garage sales). Let's all go ;-)

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