Posts Tagged ‘video’

Saturday Matinee – Johnny Winter (1944–2014)

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Johnny Winter 1944-2014

Johnny Winter, legendary guitarist and one of the most recognizable icons of Texas blues and rock passed away at the age of 70 earlier this week after a long career.

In a documentary released this year entitled “Johnny Winter Down and Dirty,” he laughed, “Made my first record when I was 15, started playing clubs when I was 15. Started drinking and smoking when I was 15. Sex when I was 15. Fifteen was a big year for me.”

According to Wiki, at age 10 he and his 8 year old brother Edgar played on local TV in his hometown of Beaumont Texas.  Johnny Winter performed for an astounding 60 years, and he died while on still on tour.



RIP, Johnny. You made our roadtrips a hellalotta fun.

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Rail Roadtrip = Pure Awesome.

Sunday, 13 July 2014

RRoadtrip SEFT-1

Artists Ivan Puig and Andrés Padilla Domene (Los Ferronautas) built their striking silver road-rail SEFT-1 vehicle to explore the abandoned passenger railways of Mexico and Ecuador, capturing their journeys in videos, photographs and collected objects.

Between 2006 and 2011, the artists traveled across Mexico and Ecuador in the SEFT-1 (Sonda de Exploración Ferroviaria Tripulada or Manned Railway Exploration Probe). In a transdisciplinary art project, they set out to explore disused railways as a starting point for reflection and research, recording the landscapes and infrastructure around and between cities. Interviewing people they met, often from communities isolated by Mexico’s passenger railway closures, they shared their findings online, seft1.com, where audiences could track the probe’s trajectory, view maps and images and listen to interviews.

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RRoadtrip 2

RRoadtrip

[Found here. Related posts here and here.]

Saturday Matinee – Buskers

Saturday, 14 June 2014


Mariusz Goli “Improwizacja.”

The Buskerblaster is kinda cool especially if you’re a girl named Dylan.

A Capella is awesome, no matter where it happens.

Have a great weekend, folks.

 

Saturday Matinee – The Band 1969, Janis Joplin 1967 & Barry McGuire 1965

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Great performance by The Band, 1969. So let’s go retro to a great bluesey holler.

Janis Joplin did what other blues singers couldn’t do – get attention in the U.S in 1967. So what about 1965?

Barry McGuire gravelled his way through P.F. Sloan‘s “Eve of Destruction” without knowing what he was singing about almost 5o years ago. Turns out he may have been right for the wrong reasons, but it’s still a classic song.

If you agree with the Barry McGuire of 1965, believe that things are falling apart in 2014 and have the right to vote, please use your vote wisely… and whenever in doubt, abstain or vote NO.

Have a great weekend, folks. See you back here tomorrow for the cool stuff.

Saturday Matinee – Teeth, Shocking Blue & Postmodern Jukebox’ Greatest Hits Mashup

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Teeth [via].

Shocking Blue had an almost invisible drummer, and here they are *ahem* playing their hit “Venus” in 1969. I never knew they were from the Netherlands until this posting.

The song’s a ripoff of “The Banjo Song” recorded circa 1963 by The Big Three (featuring a young Ellen Naomi Cohen, aka Mama Cass). They co-opted and renamed Stephen Foster’s “Oh! Susannah,” one of the most popular minstrel songs of the late 1800s. Fun facts to know and tell.

Postmodern Jukebox did a one-take mashup of their greatest covers, and it’s pure awesome.

Have a great weekend, folks. We’ve got more inane stuff in the queue.

Saturday Matinee – Carol Kaye, Tal Wilkenfeld & Jeff Beck, Jaco Pastorius, and Some Guys Jamming “Mercy Mercy Mercy.”

Saturday, 26 April 2014

You’ve probably never heard OF Carol Kaye, but you have certainly heard her music, especially on bass. Pure awesome.

Tal Wilkinfeld & Jeff Beck 2009(?).

Jaco Pastorius was brilliant on bass, but had serious mental problems.

Mercy Mercy Mercy. This jam cranks, but that can’t be  Stanley Jordan on bass (or guitar, or any other instrument) despite the Utoobage description, yet someone was playing a 6-string bass…

Have a great weekend, folks. Rock on.

Saturday Matinee Bonus Track – Ray Wylie Hubbard

Saturday, 12 April 2014

Almost forgot about this one, sent in by Russ via the mojo wire.  Here’s an hour and a half of Ray Wylie Hubbard.

Saturday Matinee – Fireflies, Pete Daily & Red Nichols

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Timelapse of fireflies by Vincent Brady [via].

Pete Daily‘s “Over The Waves” from 1951: Daily on cornet, Burt Johnson trombone, Pud Brown clarinet, Skippy Anderson piano, Len Esterdahl banjo, Bud Hatch tuba and Hugh Allison drums.

Red Nichols & His Five Pennies rocked your grandparents, assuming your grandparents were entirely cool and bitchin’. (Of course they were.)

Have a great weekend, folks. Be back here tomorrow for more inanity.

Saturday Matinee – UB40 w/Chrissie Hynde, The Pretenders & Johnny Winter

Saturday, 15 February 2014

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.

Saturday Matinee – Snow Prank, Doobie Brothers, Allman Brothers & Jay Leno

Saturday, 8 February 2014

For those without boots, we salute you.

Doobie Brothers. Look how they danced around on stage back then. How could such good music become so embarrassing? Fortunately most of us only heard them on FM and 8-Track and never saw their awesome stage performance.

Speaking of performances, this one goes out to Jay Leno, one of the funniest modern comedians who never had to use vulgarity to score a laugh. He’s right up there with Johnny Carson, Jonathan Winters and Bill Cosby. I never met Leno, but some friends did.  Each said essentially the  same thing: “Jay’s an honest nice guy, and he’s funny as hell.” That’s how I want to be remembered when I’m gone.  Leno’s still alive.

Sorry, but I can’t bring myself to post any of the more recent poor quality sucky sounding live versions of “Sweet Melissa.” God bless you, Jay, and thanks for all the entertainment.

Have a great weekend, folks.


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