Archive for the ‘Holidays’ Category

Saturday Matinee: Dontcha Be Talmbout Mama

Saturday, 9 May 2015

Squeeze Box” was recorded by The Who in 1975. No sexual innuendo intended they said. Ya, right, I said.

Frank Zappa & The Mothers, Live at The Roxy, 1973. Wait for the slide trombone solo sans trombone. Early polyrhythmic jazz fusion, whether you like it or not.

Mama Told Me Not To Come” was written by Randy Newman for Eric Burden and The Animals who recorded & released it in 1967. Very cool song sung partially in Ebonics. The best known version was by Three Dog Night in 1970.

Mama Said” was recorded by the Shirelles, released in 1961 and became an entirely bitchin’ hit.

Big Mama Thornton was talented and scary at the same time. Even the Chess Brothers said she was nasty, wore scars. Here’s her 1965 rendition of “Hound Dog,” written by Lieber & Stoller.

There’s a little something for everyone on this post. Have a great weekend, and be sure too give your Mamas a great big hug tomorrow. If you don’t, I will.

 

Happy Cinco de Mayo, but this is just embarrassing.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

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Cosas como esta son tan vergonzoso que yo ni siquiera voy a enviar un enlace a esos imbéciles, pero ¡Felices fiestas!

[Otros mensajes similares son aquí.]

ANZAC DAY 25 April

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

ANZACDayANZAC DAY to the diggers

Apologies, mates. Missed an important date.

Easter

Sunday, 5 April 2015

EasterFor God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

1 April – Do it.

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

TROLLFACE CLEAN

Bíodh Lá Shona Naomh Pádraig, nó greim dom!

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Exactly Four Are Not Irish

The four in front are not Irish, but the back three are. Just sayin’.
I bet the Erins go Bleaugh within the hour.

On the other hand, this is pretty cool.

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There are a few remaining holed stones in Ireland. There is one in Co. Antrim and in Co. Louth and lucky for me there’s one in my native Co. Cork! This is the Ballyroon standing stone which is situated in West Cork on the Sheep’s Head road. This imposing stone is 2.25 metres in height unfortunately it is not standing and is only propped up on a smaller stone. The most striking feature is the beautifully carved round hole which runs through the stone. According to a local historian

The hole in the stone  is narrow on  one side and wide on the other. The man had a bigger hand and he put his hand  through the wide side and the woman put her hand through the narrow side. They made their promises when they put their  hands through the stone.

[1st image found in here; 2nd image with description found here. Previous St. Patrick’s Day posts here.]

My favorite Irish song is Nell Flaherty’s Drake for various reasons. Here’s the tune:

Stay safe driving home tomorrow so you can still wake up on Wednesday and call in to work stupid.

Saturday Matinee – Mardi Gras & St. Valentine’s Day Combined: Smoking Time Jazz Club, Grampa Eliot and Doreen’s Jazz

Saturday, 14 February 2015

“Percolatin’ Blues” courtesy of Smoking Time Jazz Club.

Grampa Eliot sings the truth.

Doreen’s Jazz is entirely awesome.

Have a great weekend, folks, remember the Presidents who afforded us our freedoms and those who assist in taking them away, and be back here tomorrow for more stuff.

Oh, and this and this. Do it.

You Have A Secret Valentine

Thursday, 12 February 2015

Mixed Reactions

This image encapsulates everything I ever felt about Saint Valentine’s Day when I was that age.

“Yeah. I kinda like you. I like you a lot. I love you. Kinda. Now go away. Now come back. I still like you. Kinda. Don’t tell anybody. I hate you. Okay, not. Sorta. Go away. Come here. Yeah, I kinda like you.”

[Image and story found here, and it had nothing to do with Saint Valentine’s Day until now. Click on the image for full effect.]

Be My Valentine

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Vintage Valentine's Day Card

All that’s missing is a blood-spurting aorta sticking out of her temple. [Found in here.]

Happy Aussie Day!

Sunday, 25 January 2015

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If you’re a battler or a conch with too much yakka, don’t be a drongo. Knock up your mates, grab a slab of coldies and chuck a sickie.

[Posted on 26 January, Midnight New South Wales Time. Image from here.]


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