Archive for October, 2012

Waiting For Sundown…

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

It’s just biding its time. Happy Halloween.

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Halloween For The Easily Amused

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

SpiderPug

[Found here, here, here and here.]

Post Sandy

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

A statue of the Virgin Mary sits amid rubble in the Breezy Point neighborhood of Queens, N.Y., Tuesday. Fire destroyed at least 80 homes there as Sandy hit the beachfront community. [Natalie Keyssar for The Wall Street Journal]

Prayers for those who lost property and loved ones. More photos of the aftermath here.

Halloween Candy Trading Tutorial

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Last day to memorize the strategy. Good luck.

[Found here.]

Hi Tech Lo Tech Bridge

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

[Found here. Related post here.]

Bull

Monday, 29 October 2012

Call me old fashioned, but it seems to me that the corral was invented to prevent this kind of annoyance.

[Found here.]

Earache My Eye

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Bududuh, Bududuh, Bump-Buh-Duh.

[Found here.]

Saturday Matinee – Gainsbourg & Cassal, Robert Gordon, Papa Charlie Jackson & Gnarlemagne

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Serge Gainsbourg singing “Chez Les Ye-Ye.” Serge is Pee Wee Herman on sopors. He rocked, but not as much as Pierre Cassel whose shoes became glued to the floor during the video. Cassel’s son is a rapper named “Rockin’ Squat.” Go figger.

Now there’s some Red Hot Rockin’ Squat by Robert Gordon with Link Wray in 1978. That’s a cover of a 1958 hit by Billy Lee Riley, titled simply “Red Hot.” The song can be traced to the work of Robert Johnson.

Personally, I think Robert Johnson was/is overrated, and his fame is due to his recordings covered by British rockers of the early 60s.

Yeah I know, Blasphemy. Johnson got picked, while others, like Papa Charlie Jackson were overlooked. I’m not an authority on musical anthropology, so take it for what it’s worth.

Jackson’s “Airy Man” showed up on a Yazoo Records album that the Missus gave me years ago. The chords were unusual, and the liner notes said this:

“Airy Man Blues,” a work in the key of D, illustrates Jackson’s most complex blues picking in the uptempo idiom at which he and very few other bluesmen excelled.  Two fingers play melody and harmonies with support from a thumb  which is quite steady within several different patterns. Often he executes complex or seemingly impromptu runs on three or more strings.  The basic chord changes are:

D, D, G7, D;
G, D, E, A/A7;
D,  D, G7, D;
G7, D, E/A7, D.
In the break he changes to
B, B7, E, E7, A, A7 D/D minor, D.

Despite the length of these phrases and the comedy of his lyrics, the song is well within the basic blues idiom, lacking in all essential ragtime qualities except speed.

So I looked for a live vid of Papa Charlie Jackson, but instead found a cool tribute by “Gnarlemagne.” It works.

With that we’re out. Have a great weekend, folks and be back here tomorrow for more inane entertainment.

The .Gif Post No.151 – TP Cat, Feline Doorman, Great Leap & Sniper

Friday, 26 October 2012

[Found here, herehere and here.]

Related to the3rd .gif is this. h/t AZMrMacs.

Subway Siren

Thursday, 25 October 2012

I had to see it, so now it’s your turn.

[Found here.]


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