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Four shorts in under 90 seconds, with balloon animals.
What a happy guy. After those two vids, we gotta walk it down.
Here’s Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band (1974) with “Upon The My O My.” We’re not quite at ground level yet, and since we neglected to honor Mardi Gras last week, let’s amend and repair the accidental and unintended oversight with this:
Have a great weekend, folks, and always remember.
Step 3: Once the matured ivy mat is at or near the site, roll the mat out (green side down) onto the adjacent paving. Measure and trim to match the height and width of the face of the building. You can do this with a wooden yardstick and some Fiskar scissors.
Step 4: Measure and mark all door and window openings with chalk on the inside (brown) face of the mat and cut the openings as in Step 3. Make sure that the bottom of the mat is properly anchored with either surface or embedded arbor synchs, and give the mat a light spray of potable water.
Step 5: Mask all doors, windows and openings, including vents (on the outside of the building, not the inside as shown). Connect the high-pressure hose to the gallon drums of water and Elmer’s that you mixed and prepared in Step 2. Spray it liberally over the face of the building, from the top down. Wait 10 minutes or so for the mixture to set, then roll the mat up the face of the building and tack it on. (Note that the mat is somewhat elastic, so you can stretch it to meet the corners and edges of the sills, jambs and headers where you need to.)
Step 6: Once the mat is in place and anchored, trim the openings as in Step 3, and provide a light mist of potable water for 24 hours minimum. Remove the masking.
Step 7: After eight weeks it’s safe to remove the scaffolding.
THIS should be entirely awesome once the grafts heal. Jack it up, flare the fenders, give it some oversize wheels with custom baby moons and paint it flat black; then tint the windows, toss in some neon and a sound system that plays nothing but R&B and funk instrumentals, and the pavement will rock.
The Crows‘ “Gee” from 1953 may have been the first R&B crossover hit, and it was a B side experiment. Ike Turner earned the prize for the first rock and roll hit “Rocket 88″ in 1951, recording as Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats . Y’all have heard that classic, or should have by now, and James Cotton did a kickass version.
More recently Dan Akroyd took a shot at it and pulled it off.
Have a great weekend, folks.