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Kinda Jumpy and Jivey Hot Links

Sunday, 17 May 2015

Fans of Tacky Raccoons

To all my Friends!

Techno-pumpin [via].

Mr. Toot, by Ylvis. It’s not what you think it is.

Green and Brown.

Hank Penny wants to pet your poodle.

Best Frank Zappa composition ever. Ruth Underwood was awesome.

Must see. Pay attention to what the Imam says.

Joey Ramone’s mom talks about Joey Ramone with Joey Ramone. Jump to 00:02:00 [via].

Laugh tracks suck donkeys. [Cue Laugh Track].

The Tricks and Traps of New York City. Not much has changed.

Have a great weekend folks and be back here tomorrow, for tomorrow’s another day.

 

 

Saturday Matinee – R.I.P. B.B. King (1925-2015)

Saturday, 16 May 2015

BB King

The Blues had fallen out of favor in the U.S. recording market in the 1960s, as it was considered retro and passé. Many talented blues musicians from the ’40s and ’50s were left with few options until British rock bands took notice and revived the genre by covering various classic American blues songs, often without credit, which fomented a resurgence of interest in the original recordings. The British were largely responsible for restarting the careers of such notables as Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf. Even early blues-based rock and rollers Chuck Berry, Little Richard and Bo Diddley got career boosts, and all were more popular in England than they were in the United States at that time.

Riley B. “Blues Boy” King was one of the greatest bluesmen of all time, known for his roaring vocals and understated guitar solos. He paid the cost to be the boss, and this BBC documentary from 1972 is amazing. There’s no posing, no strutting or preening, just straight talk about influences and style in a refreshingly honest manner. There’s no point in posting other B.B. King videos here because this one covers it all.

R.I.P. Mr. King. That’s one hell of a legacy you left us.

Nothing Much Happened Today.

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Nothing Much Happened Today 13

This took both balls and confidence.

[Found here.]

A Nationalized Police Force Looks Like This.

Thursday, 7 May 2015

Future US National Police Force

Future US National Police Force 2

Future US National Police Force 4

Future US National Police Force 3

DO NOT WISH FOR IT.

[Images found in here.]

4 May 1970 Kent State – Remember Always

Monday, 4 May 2015

KSU Taylor Hall parking lot

Remember Always that this atrocity was planned and choreographed, not by students of Kent State University, not by the City of Kent Police Department, not by the Governor of Ohio, not by the Ohio National Guard, and not by the Nixon administration.

Many poor decisions were made by people in charge in the days leading up to this atrocity, but those who deliberately set up the scenario for purely political reasons are the ones who deserve the blame for the injuries and lives of innocents. Those people were self-identified socialists, fascists, communists and anarchists, and that’s not conjecture. The people who incited the violence freely admitted it, and were indeed proud of it.

They wanted it to happen, and they made it happen.

Kent State University was chosen, just like Ferguson Missouri was chosen, just like Baltimore Maryland was chosen.

Never forget.

[Related posts with links here. Image from here.]

Jurassic Puke

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Physics and Dinosaurs

This is why fish survived.

[Found here.]

ANZAC DAY 25 April

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

ANZACDayANZAC DAY to the diggers

Apologies, mates. Missed an important date.

Bath Day 1910±

Monday, 27 April 2015

Bath Day 1910 or so

[Found here. Somewhat related post here.]

Retro Campers

Sunday, 26 April 2015

Mating Season

Those two are hibernating, but click on any pic below to see them in their full-sized glory.

For the WIN:

Retro Campers 11

The late Huell Howser interviewed a number of Teardrop Camper afficionados at a gathering in 2003. Very cool vid.

[Images found here, here, here, here, here, and maybe some other places like here and here. Related posts here, here and here. Oh, and here.]

On This Day Awesome Happened.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Keaton Hardy Laurel

[Found here, and if you don’t know who they were, click here, here and here.]


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