The Volkswagen Beetle is older than we thought.
Four shorts in under 90 seconds, with balloon animals.
What a happy guy. After those two vids, we gotta walk it down.
Here’s Captain Beefheart and his Magic Band (1974) with “Upon The My O My.” We’re not quite at ground level yet, and since we neglected to honor Mardi Gras last week, let’s amend and repair the accidental and unintended oversight with this:
Have a great weekend, folks, and always remember.
Timothy H. O’Sullivan, Ancient Ruins in the Cañon de Chelle, N.M. in a Niche 50 Feet above Present Cañon Bed, 1873
UB40 with Chrissie Hynde singing the 1965 Sonny & Cher hit.
“Middle of the Road” was one of a nice string of hits for The Pretenders. I can only imagine the royalties they’re receiving for “My City Was Gone” aka “Back To Ohio,” given that it’s Rush Limbaugh‘s appropriate themesong.
Okay, so much for a post-Valentines’ Day thing. Let’s rock.
The Johnny Winter Band, live in Copenhagen 1970. Bands like his scared the hell out of me, but I eventually I got it.
Rock on, Lil’ Sheba, and we’ll see you tomorrow for more stuff.
Three-man bands have to rock, and Brownsville Station had a crankin’ hit in 1973 with “Smokin’ In The Boys’ Room” and were never heard from again (until Mötley Crüe did a crappy cover in 1985).
Ozark Mountain Daredevils‘ “If You Wanna Get To Heaven” was a hit in 1974, even though the harmonica tag could be played by a 6 year old. Hard to understand how they followed up that decent 70s country rock anthem with “Jackie Blue,” but the music industry moguls sucked big ‘ol honkin’ donkeys back then. (Come to think of it, they still do and I’ve hated pop music ever since.)
Never heard of these guys until the missus started laughing – at the audience. Hot stuff by The Bart Walker Band.
This starts out as early morning cross-country roadtrip music from The Black Lillies and it rolls from there.
Have a great weekend, folks. We’ll do something stupid tomorrow.
The Spotnicks’ “The Rocket Man” (1962). Pre-Devo awesome [via].
The Specials‘ “Ghost Town.” Too much fighting on the dance floor.
Ms. Wireways (?) a Jamaican radio DJ in Southern California in the ’80s, said this was the best reggae song ever. Bad Manners’ “Sampson & Delilah” fits the bill, even though the vid sucks donkeys. Close your eyes and listen instead – it is a pretty song.
That’s it for this edition. Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll see you back here tomorrow.
Except for rotating and cropping the image and enhancing the colors, that’s not a photo shop. The original image [below the break] is even more bizarre. (more…)
That rock’s gotta roll eventually. A little too much moss on the north side, a little too much rain freezing/thawing in the cracks to break the bond, a light breeze and a single butterfly poop could set the whole thing in motion. I wouldn’t stand within 100 yards of that man squasher because you just know that there’s a jerk with a lever on the far side and his buddy’s aiming for a viral hit on the Utoobage.
The Wimberley Bluegrass Band
Parkfield Bluegrass Festival 5 May 2011.
The Wimberley Bluegrass Band is comprised entirely of four teenage siblings! Danielle plays the mandolin, James is a Deering endorsed artist and plays banjo, Mark, his twin, is a Black Diamond Strings endorsed artist and plays guitar, and Michael plays the fiddle. They all sing with Michael usually taking the lead and the others singing that tight harmony unique to family groups.
“Brothers Jonny, Robbie and Tommy Mizzone are The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys, a trio of virtuoso bluegrass musicians who play with dazzling vivacity.
Did we mention they’re all under 16?”
All three of these vids made me smile. Have a great weekend, and we’ll see you back here tomorrow.