Archive for the ‘Retro’ Category

Saturday Matinee – Pantsula, The Clark Brothers / Killer Diller & Dr. John

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Have some Pantsula [via].

The Clark Brothers at the Apollo Theater. That amazing clip was from the 1948 movie “Killer Diller.” Here’s the full version:

Bunkessa and the missus were watching the movie “Holes” this afternoon and this song played during the credits:

Dr. John Rebennack performs “Let’s Make a Better World” at Live On The Green in 2012.

Have a great Holiday Weekend folks. There’s always more to come.

The .GIF Friday Post No. 415 – Noise Relay, Morse Code Fail & Nerf Shot Win

Friday, 27 November 2015

Horn 2 Horn

pound it

Nerf Bank Shot
[Found here, here and here.]

Saturday Matinee – Harrier Lands Sans Nose Gear, El Mariachi Manchester & Bad Manners

Saturday, 21 November 2015

Harriers are awesome… and scary as hell if you happen to be the enemy. You hear its death whistle before you see it.

El Mariachi Manchester covers The Smiths‘ “Girl in a Coma” with a poco mariachi, poco ska style. (The trumpet player is using a Harmon mute and Bunkessa said the singer looks like me).

Since I’m in a ska mood, let’s wrap it up with this.

Bad Manners first hooked me with their cover of Millie Small‘s 1964 hit “My Boy Lollipop” which was a cover of a song written by Robert Spencer of The Cadillacs and recorded by Bobbie Gaye in 1956 (according to Wiki).  Bad Manners also recorded one of the prettiest reggae love songs ever in my opinion: “Samson and Delilah.”

So let’s wrap up this babozo with a full dose of British Ska.

Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll see you back here tomorrow whether you like it or not.

Saturday Matinee – Saving Daylight Trailer, Caifanes, The Iguanas & Tito Puente

Saturday, 7 November 2015

Saving Daylight – The Movie.  [via].

The guy that brings our mail and kills the rats in our building showed up today wearing a baseball jersey with Los Caifanes logo on it, so I asked him about it, and he told me. They remind me a bit of these guys:

Although it’s real bad advice, “Oye, Isabel” is one of The Iguanas‘ catchiest tunes. Okay, let’s go for one more, and since we’re on a latino music kick tonight, here’s some addictive Mambo rhythms from Tito Puente.

Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll see you back here on Sunday.


Thursday, 5 November 2015

“Master Dali, The Principal will see you now.”

[Image found in here.]

There’s nothing wrong with that student’s sketch, because it has little to do with artwork. Duplicating individual squares of a grid is a geometric exercise in hand-eye coordination and nothing more.

On the other hand, the sketch is awesome. Ignore the grid and mock the assignment. Realism is what cameras are for.


The key to drawing is to sketch what you see, not what you think you see. Forget what it is you’re trying to draw, squint your eyes and sketch out the dark spots, then add the medium spots. The white spots will figure it out on their own.

Look at a tree. It’s not a flat lollipop, and when you draw it, make sure there are holes in it for the birds to fly through.

Grampa Strutts gave me that advice a long time ago. Then he showed me this book. Download a copy before it’s gone and study it. It’s Beyond the Valley of Awesome.

[Related post here.]

Saturday Matinee – Samhain, All Hallow’s Eve & Halloween: Bobby Pickett, Ted Cassidy & Tom Waits

Saturday, 31 October 2015

The history of Samhain (aka All Hallow’s Eve, aka Halloween) is interesting, and despite what some claim (that it’s “The Devil’s Holiday”) it’s actually the opposite. Check this out.

But that’s not what we’re here for, and we’re not here to post Bobby Pickett‘s “Monster Mash” either even though Leon Russell played on that recording according to Wiki.

Nice try, Bobby, but that sucked donkeys. Ted Cassidy did it right.

So how do we wrap up this Halloween vid post? How ’bout some Tom Waits?

Yeah, when the kids were tads, we’d do up the front stoop right, with spiderwebs, pumpkins that made little kids cry and dogs bark, and blast Tom Waits and Mickey Hart’s Planet Drum cassettes on a boom box that could be heard for blocks. Fun times.

Have a safe Samhain, All Hallow’s Eve, and Halloween, folks. Be back tomorrow for El Día de los Muertes.


Ken Nordine’s Pumpkin

Monday, 26 October 2015

Ken Nordine's Pumpkin

Get it?

[Found here, and no, it’s not mine.]

Big Shining Hot Links

Sunday, 25 October 2015

The Grady Twins


Rosemary Clooney looked into the eyes.

Topless Ladies With Dice On Their Heads.

Terry Gilliam talks about the Monty Python animations that were scrapped, featuring the scrapped animations [via].

THE Classic Global Warming List (with links).

The Ladies Of Horn Hall.

Winston Churchill’s paintings.

Paint With Donald Trump [via].

Breaking News: Hell Just Froze Over.

[Top image – Delbert Grady’s twin daughters. Their claim to fame was standing next to each other, and they did it extraordinarily well. No two people have ever stood next to each other as well as they did.]

Saturday Matinee – Sam Chatmon, Rory Gallagher & Night Music

Saturday, 24 October 2015

Sam Chatmon (1897 – 1983) was a classic Mississippi Delta bluesman with a great voice and pure country pickin’.

Roots blues rocker Rory Gallagher jams William Harris’s 1928 song “Bullfrog Blues” in 1980.

From 1989’s “Night Music,” (produced by Lorne Michaels of SNL fame) this line up is pretty awesome. It’s a long vid, but I think I got the numbers right if you want to skip the intros.
Was (Not Was) – 04:22, 21:16
Sonny Rollins – 08:30, 30:16
Leonard Cohen – 13:45, 34:30
Ken Nordine – 26:07.

That should hold you for a while. Be back here tomorrow for more amazing and astounding inanity.

Mr. T’s Dream [A Challenge]

Sunday, 18 October 2015


Go for it. Give it your best shot.

Find or draw an image, paste the blank over it in MS Paint (or another graphics program) and send it to us in .jpg or .png format. No strict rules, so the more outrageous the better (no X-Rated stuff please – keep it PG-13 at worst). In other words, doctor it up however you like. We’ll post ’em all at a later date, maybe put them up for a vote for the Best of T.

Submittal deadline is Monday, 02 November 2015.

[Original image found here. There’s a clean slate below the break.] (more…)


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