Posts Tagged ‘Retro’

Another Great Gift Idea: Marblehead

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Marble Head Game

Poke the Marble Head and the Whole Family will become excited, whoever they are. I really don’t want to know…

[Found here.]

Sharp Dressed Man With A Tea Kettle.

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Sharp Dressed Man

This man isn’t a US Senator, but he should be.
Everyone in the US Senate knows how to carry water these days.

[Found here.]

Saturday Matinee 1977 – The Tubes, The Sanford-Townsend Band & Manfred Mann’s Earth Band

Saturday, 20 June 2015

The Tubes “WPOD” featuring Fee Waybill as Quay Lewd in 1977. I missed out on seeing them live, but I have a couple of their early albums. “Don’t Touch Me There” was one of my favorites; lotta talent in that band.

I remember that year (and the Winter of 77-78) and it was about that time I realized that I hated a lot of the garbage the rock stations were pumping (czech out the 1977 Top 100 Billboard List. Leo Sayer? Really?) My music preferences went rogue.

However, there are a couple of songs on that list that I secretly liked, like this one:

The Sanford-Townsend Band‘s “Smoke From A Distant Fire” was such an up-beat song, and it got the girls dancing. (Heh – the band was introduced by Helen Reddy.)

Two years later, Rickie Lee Jones recorded an almost identical song chord-wise, “Chuck E.’s In Love,” and I loved that one, too.

In 1975 Aerosmith came out with their classic “Walk This Way” and it climbed all the way up to No. 90 in 1977. Go figger. The only other song on that Billboard List that I remember liking much was this one:

Manfred Mann’s Earth Band‘s version of Bruce Springsteen‘s “Blinded By The Light” was more popular than the original and made it to No. 36 on the Billboard Top 100 for 1977. (BTW, Mann was never the lead  singer. He was the keyboardist.)

Have a great Fathers’ Day Weekend folks, appreciate all that your dad does (or did) for you, and we’ll see you back here tomorrow.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 394 – Camel Bite, Dog Catcher 2 & a Van Halen Embarrassment.

Friday, 19 June 2015

Camel Bite

Dog Catcher 2

Van Halen Embarrassment

[Found here, here and here. Related .gif here.]

Gimme Me A Hand

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Gimme A Hand

[Found here.]

Saturday Matinee – Pensen Paletti, Wayne Hancock, Doc Watson & Aerosmith

Saturday, 30 May 2015

THIS is pure awesome. Pensen Paletti [aka Peer Jenson of the Monsters of LeiderMaching] wired up his acoustic guitar and added drum synth keys. Wait for the Theme To Peter Gunn.

Milk Cow Blues” was originally recorded by Sleepy John Estes in 1930. This version is a kinda late night early morning retro country thang performed by Wayne Hancock & Co.  in 2008. Hoy hoy hoy, indeed. Here are two other versions:

Doc Watson was awesome.

Aerosmith did a nice cover of “Milk Cow Blues” that had nothing to do with the 1930 original that I can tell, but at least they worked in some Chuck Berry riffs.

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

[Note that the Utoobage link for Sleepy John Estes’ “Milk Cow Blues” is not the same song.]

How To Ruin Something Simple.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015

How To Ruin Childhood

[Found here. Explanatory video here.]

Saturday Matinee – G.E. Smith, Buddy Guy & Danny Rockabilly

Saturday, 23 May 2015

The very underrated G.E. Smiths Top Ten Seconds on SNL.

We may have posted this one before, but so what. It’s awesome. Buddy Guy‘s “Damn Right I Got The Blues.

So let’s wrap up this bad baboso with Danny Rockabilly and His Clan. [Music is cool, vid might not be safe for kids.]

Have a great weekend, folks, and remember those who sacrificed their lives on this Memorial Day weekend.

Now let’s talk about volume and displacement.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Mercury - Please Don't Hit Us

Most people have no concept of the size or depth of the Atlantic Ocean or the distances between continents, so this graphic is useless, inane and awesome at the same time. Very cool.

Now if the Planet somehow managed to violate its orbit and dropped in unexpectedly, Global Warming would indeed be something to worry about.

[Found here via here.]

Mother Nature’s Cruel Pun

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Mother Nature's Cruel Pun

[Found here.]


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