Posts Tagged ‘Retro’

The Democrat Presidential Debate October 2015

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Mad Hatter at teaparty

Looks like it’s gonna be Hillary, Bre’r Bernie, Curly Joe and four or five other people who haven’t shown up yet.

And Friday The 13th comes on a Tuesday this month.

This Is The Too Hot to Post Post

Sunday, 11 October 2015

90+ degrees in the shade today, and I was too distracted to put together something semi-original, so here’s this. Lo siento mis amigos.

Delores Del Rio

The Latintones.  Grupera mex-chicano de los 60’s 70’s de Tejas starts it off, and the rest of the collection is pretty cool as well.

Saturday Matinee – Ленинград, Les McCann w/ Eddie Harris, Alvin Lee & Ten Years After

Saturday, 10 October 2015

Russian Ska/Punk/Dixieland Band Leningrad features a woman with bigger choppers than Carly Simon. No idea what they’re singing about, but I like the sound.

BTW, Vladimir Putin can go to hell and take the KGB and Pravda with him. [Related post here.]

1969 jazz classic by pianist Les McCann and saxophonist Eddie Harris has staying power. The music was great and the lyrics are relevant today, but with a different meaning.

I was at a stop light recently and a 1970 convertible Mustang pulled up cranking some awesome.
I hollered at the graybeard, “WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO?
He yelled back, “ALVIN LEE!

Ten Years After, recorded live: 4 August 1975 – Winterland (San Francisco, CA).

Have a great weekend, folks, we’ll be back tomorrow despite the heat and the traffic.

Bicycles, Cars, Dogs & White People Not Allowed

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

No White People Withers

Photo by Ernest Withers, Overpark Zoo, Memphis, Tennessee, 1950’s.

I don’t recall having seen that particular image, but once I tracked down the source, it blew me away. Withers was not only a prolific photographer of the 50’s and 60’s, he captured some of the most iconic images of of his time. Check it out.

[Cropped image received via email, original posted above.
Hat tip AlanU.]

Do Women & Children Keep Borrowing Your Pen Knife? Here’s A Solution.

Monday, 5 October 2015

Planetary Pencil Pointer 1

Planetary Pencil Pointer 2

With a cast iron frame designed to be screwed down to the desktop, this machine eliminated the need for whittling and sanding pencils, and saved businesses countless hours in lost productivity.

It’s called a “Planetary Pencil Sharpener” because it relies on planetary gears revolving around a sun gear, and all are held in place with a ring gear.

Spirograph worked on the same basic principal, but it sure as hell couldn’t sharpen a pencil.

[Top image found here, via here. Bottom image from here.]

Saturday Matinee – Louis Jordan, Little Walter & Charles E. Anderson

Saturday, 3 October 2015

Louis Jordan‘s “Let The Good Times Roll” is a bonafide 1940s classic and features some nice legs, too.

Little Walter reinvented blues harmonica in the 1950s. Read more about him here. (Guess where James Cotton & Magic Dick Salwitz got their licks?)

Charles Edward Anderson  is a legend, made a name for himself by transforming traditional blues into what’s now considered classic Rock-N-Roll, and he did it by electrifying it and changing the tempo. That’s not news to anyone, but it was news to me when he released his best album, “London Berry Blues” in October 1972 and played T-Bone Walker‘s “Mean ‘Ol World” straight up. Yep, I’m talking about Chuck Berry.

Have a great weekend, folks, and remember that Gun-Free Zones only assist those deviants who choose to commit atrocities because they know that no one is able to shoot back.

The .Gif Friday Post No.407 – Dance Hard, Get Out Of The Street & The Buster Keaton Sanitation Company

Friday, 2 October 2015

Dance Hard 26

Trash Mash

[Found here, here and here.]

Saturday Matinee – Solar System Scale Model, Bonya & Kuzmich, & Billy Woodward

Saturday, 26 September 2015

Building a scale model of our solar system [via]. Were the Earth the size of a marble, take a guess as to how big this model was.
(Hint: Bigger than that.)

Not sure what to make of this, but it kept my attention. It’s titled “Kiesza – Hideaway (Bonya & Kuzmich Russian parody).” I don’t know who Kieza is, but I’m not impressed and don’t care much either. [Found here.]

Since our Saturday Matinee Post is typically eclectic, let’s shift gears.

Billy Woodward is an anomaly – part country, part country blues, part rockabilly. Although I was looking for a video of another song (I Got Bit) this’ll do.

Have a great weekend, folks, and be back here tomorrow for more stuff.

The Walking Department Store

Monday, 21 September 2015

Walking Department Store

Photo by Weegee, 1940s  New York. Original title unknown.

[Found here.]

Saturday Matinee – The Spencer Davis Group, Traffic & Blind Faith

Saturday, 19 September 2015

In 1965, The Spencer Davis Group rocked.

In 1967, Traffic rocked.

In 1969, Blind Faith rocked.

30 or so years later, and Steve Winwood still rocks.

Have a great weekend, folks. Be back here tomorrow, Winwood or not.



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