Sunday, 25 September 2016
25 September has been designated “National One Hit Wonder Day,” a tribute to the artists and bands that made it into the Top 40 only once. Here’s a list.
Here’s one of my favorite One Hit Wonders. Too retro? Try this one.
Astounding: The real story behind The Sound of Music and The Von Trapp Family.
Interactive Street View map of 1850-2000 San Francisico has some cool photos of historic buildings and streetscapes [via].
The Dancing Straw Hats [via].
Armadillo messes with a dog.
A friend posted this elsewhere:
Found a cool website the other day. Shortwave radio stations from around the world. You can dial in the frequency you want on any of the radios. I found a station called UVB-76 otherwise known as “The Buzzer”. It sends out a buzz tone repeatedly 24/7. Once in a while numbers are spoken in Russian. It’s been broadcasting since 1982 and no one knows why. (frequency 4625 kHz)
Ted Hughes’ “How the Whale Became” is a children’s book I never read, but it was made into an opera, and the opera had an official trailer. [Top image from here. More info here.]
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Saturday, 24 September 2016
The Leopards are from Finland. They appreciate tight skirts, Rat Rods and Rockabilly, but not in that order.
Annastiina Virmavirta – voc, bass
Aleksi Manninen – guitar
Paulo Poverini – drums
Danny Rockabilly and His Clan are from Budapest and they’re entirely awesome. From his FaceBook page:
Üdvözlök mindenkit a zenekar oldalán!
A nevem Danny Rockabilly! Sok próbálkozás után egy fix zenekar egyben tarása helyett, úgy döntöttem, hogy csinálok egyet fix tagok nélkül. így lehetőségem nyílik zenélni olyan emberekkel, és barátaimmal, akik tényleg szeretik, és szenvedéllyel játszák a Rockabillyt! Ez az én Klánom! Remélem élvezni fogjátok a zenét amit nektek játszunk, és hamarosan találkozunk a koncertjeinken! Folyamatosan töltünk fel képeket és videókat a munkánkról! Kellemes időtöltést kívánunk az oldalunkon!
That says it all. So what’s left? THIS:
Char and Tomoyasu Hotei jammed with Brian Setzer on a cover of Eddie Cochran‘s 1958 hit “C’mon Everybody” in 2009. Shredding starts at about 00:02:20. Wait for it.
Have a great weekend, folks. We’re gonna have some fun.
Friday, 23 September 2016
[Found here and here. The first one is my own morph, original image found here.]
Wednesday, 21 September 2016
The design studies, reviews and revisions by the marketing department likely cost the corporation many thousands of bucks, but hey. They loved the result.
Tuesday, 20 September 2016
“Forget it. He’s on a roll.”
The gloves totally rock and his gut has a teleprompter. Awesome.
Sunday, 18 September 2016
Whooda thunk back in 2007 that we’d still be clogging up the internest with these inanities? Not I.
Sunday, 18 September 2016
Van’s Shoes made them for Squeeky The Clown and others. Here’s a Short history of Clown Shoes.
This would have scared the H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks out of me at that age. I’m guessing Squeeky was a friend of the family.
Clown Shoes Beer. Barista Breakfast Brown Ale is now on my bucket list.
“Dude, your car is total clown shoes.”
Example of usage of the slang pejorative “Clown Shoes” via Urban Dictionary.
The Eight Commandments of Clowning.
Joseph “Joey” Grimaldi was possibly the most influential clown you never heard of.
Krinkles The Clown is just a tad bizarre [via].
Puddles Pity Party is awesome.
Then there’s Wavy Gravy. There’s a movie about him, too.
[Top image of McFootwear found here.]