Archive for the ‘Retro’ Category

The Saturday Matinee – Mississippi Fred McDowell, Roscoe Holcomb & The Dixie Hummingbirds

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Mississippi Fred McDowell‘s version of Bukka White‘s “Shake ‘Em On Down.” (This version is hot, too.)

Roscoe Holcomb plays “Graveyard Blues.” Pure Appalachian finger style guitar. So where can we go from here? Oh wait. I know.

The Dixie Hummingbirds are one of the greatest soul Gospel groups ever, with a track record dating to 1928. We’re all on God’s Radar whether you accept it or not, and that’s a wrap for this edition of the Saturday Matinee.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 423 – Leapfrog Phenakistoscope, Bozo Balance Beam & Blob Dance

Friday, 5 February 2016

Phenakistoscope 2a 1833
Balance Beam FAIL
BlobDance
[Found here, here and here.]

This Creeps Me Right Out.

Wednesday, 3 February 2016

RACIST ADVERTISMENT

“Every towel has 10,290 thirsty little dimples.”

That little Irish bastard is stealing your bacon and drilling holes into your skull with those unholy eyes. Reminds me of this.

[Found here.]

Just say it… SAY IT!

Monday, 1 February 2016

Say Erm Now

[Found here.]

Alfred Hitchcock’s Storyboards

Sunday, 31 January 2016

Storyboards are planning tools, cartoon sketches that depict critical or pertinent scenes in animation, movies (and even amusement park rides). It’s an easy editing process for something that has yet to be filmed, but you already knew that, ya? Have you seen any? Check out these thumbnails.

Jamaica Inn 1936
Jamaica Inn 1936.

Saboteur 1942

Saboteur 1942 2
Saboteur 1942.

Vertigo 1958
Vertigo 1958.

The Birds 1963
The Birds 1963.

Marnie 1964
Marnie 1964.

Family Plot 1976
Family Plot 1976.

Alfred Hitchcock used storyboards for all his movies, and there’s a nice collection here [via].

Saturday Matinee – Russian Love Bugs, Romanian Finger Flute, Buddy Guy & Stevie Ray Vaughan

Saturday, 30 January 2016

Love Bugs in 1912 Moscow. [via]

„Digi Fonful” ieste un instrument muzical inventat de Ştefan Popescu, fost concurent la „Românii au talent .În ciuda numelui, instrumentul nu are nicio componentă digitală. Digi Fonful, care seamănă cu un fluier, este făcut să cânte cu ajutorul unui deget introdus într-un capăt al intrumentului şi al aerului suflat printr-un orificiu.În clipul de mai sus îl puteţi vedea pe cel mai mare „virtuoz” al Digi Fonfului, Ştefan Popescu, în acţiune.

Well, duh. [via]

Buddy Guy from February 2015, pushing 80 years at the time of that interview. He always looked like he had fun playing, as he did in this 1989 vid with Stevie Ray Vaughan:

That wraps it up for this edition of the Saturday Matinee. Have a great weekend, and we’ll have more fun tomorrow.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 422 – Awesome Dog, Windshield Destruction & 1900s Beirut

Friday, 29 January 2016

Awesome Dog Is Awesome
Enough to piss you off
Beirut 1900s

[Found here, here and here.]

Five Sponges On A Bench In Florida

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

Sponges On A Bench

[Found here.]

Gastrointestinal Hot Links

Sunday, 24 January 2016

Haggis

Blogger Gains Internet Following by Smashing Her Face into Bread Products.

Breakfast in Bahrain.

Lunch in Your Kitchen.

Dinner in Alaska.

Late Night Snacks in Bataan.

Bunk’s Secret Chili Recipe.

Pizza Pie.

Oh, and if you were wondering, that’s a Haggis. Only Scots eat them, and it explains and justifies the honorable tradition of wearing kilts.

Saturday Matinee – Glenn Frey & The Eagles, and Tom Waits

Saturday, 23 January 2016

One of my favorite Eagles songs. I played that record so much you could see daylight through the grooves. R.I.P Glenn Frey.

The Eagles made me a bluegrass fan with “Midnight Flyer.”

Another favorite from that same album was “Ol’ 55.” It was years later that I found out it was written by Tom Waits.

Head down, chin up, and have a great weekend, folks.

 

 


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