Archive for the ‘Retro’ Category

Chastity Suit?

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Jane Daly 1929

Jaqueline Gadsden (aka Jane Daly) on the set of The Mysterious Island in 1929. Although it was a silent movie (one of the last), it was filmed in color (one of the first).

[Image found here.]

“…the all-new DEARBORN CREST SERIES”

Monday, 2 March 2015

Dearborn Crest Series Postcard

Wow. A Michigan Toothpaste Collection display case. Awesome.

[Found here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No.379 – Jake & Elwood, “Got The Time, Little Buddy?” and a Big Drip

Friday, 27 February 2015

Jake and Elwood

Got The Time

Paint Drip

[Found here, here and here. I reversed and looped the 3rd one to give it a slow pulse.]

Saturday Matinee – Holton Rower’s Paint Spills, Jack Broadbent & Floyd Jones

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Interesting artsy spilly painty project [via].

Awesome slide by Jack Broadbent on the streets of Amsterdam in 2014 with a cover of Canned Heat’s “On The Road Again.”

On The Road Again” was penned by the late Alan “Blind Owl” Wilson and Floyd Jones. Wilson died of a barbiturate overdose in 1970 at the age of 27, within a few weeks of the similar drug-related deaths of Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. So what about Floyd Jones? Let’s hear him.

Here’s Floyd Jones‘ “Stockyard Blues” with his own commentary.

Have a great weekend, folks. See you back here tomorrow.

The .Gif Friday Post No.377 – Break Dance Bear Classic, Morticia & Gomez Dance Hard & Buster Keaton Escapes From Himself.

Friday, 13 February 2015

Break Dancing Bear
Dance Hard 24
Buster Keaton Escapes

Yeah, that be some classic retro stuff from top down.
[Found here, here and in here.]

The Bug That Wasn’t A Bug But Was.

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

1942 Renault 4CV Prototype front

1942 Renault 4CV Prototype rear

Take a guess as to what it was – the answer’s below the break. (more…)

Mr. Google ca. 1960

Monday, 9 February 2015

Mr. Google ca1955

[Found here. Related post here.]

Saturday Matinee – Temptations, Tee Tones & PMJ

Saturday, 7 February 2015

The Temptations lip-synch “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg” from 1966. Awesome collars & peg pants.

The Tee Tones are better known as occasional backup singers for these folks:

And Postmodern Jukebox makes me smile.

Have a great weekend, folks. See you back here tomorrow.

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.]

Saturday Matinee – Stephanie Trick, Tuba Skinny, Nanook & Zappa

Saturday, 31 January 2015

“Hand Full of Keys,” performed here by Stephanie Trick, is a Fats Waller composition, circa 1938. Awesome stride piano style. Although I’m somewhat ambidextrous and have a basic understanding of music theory and chords, there’s no way I could cut those chops.

Tuba Skinny is my favorite band these days.

I had a conversation with some of my co-workers recently, and the topic of Yellow Snow came up. I tried to explain Nanook of the North and failed, so we’re forced into Zappa mode.

You can find Zappa’s “Nanook Rubs It” on the Utoobage on your own, but “Deathless Horsie” is amazing.

Have a great SuperBowl Weekend folks. Seattle sucks big green donkeys because Seattle sucks big green donkeys. Everyone outside of Seattle knows Seattle sucks big green donkeys and so does Seattle. Seattle sucks big green donkeys.


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