Gonna be a cold day in Hot Links

Sunday, 24 January 2021 by

Wham! Lonnie Mack (1963) The Wham of That Memphis Man Hit song from his first album was likely influenced by Bobby Blue Bland‘s Turn Your Love Light On (1961) and there are echoes of it in Clarence Gatemouth Brown‘s Pressure Cooker (1985).
Musical transcription of Wham! .pdf download here.

Cat Train.

Stairway to WTF.

Repurposed cats.

Repurposed hogs.

Ming “Hafrún” the Clam.

Hey you! Fossil Bug Penis!

I don’t want to be President.”

Switzerland Mountain Coaster.

The Immigrant Song vs. Bali Hai.

Trichophagia can result in bezoars.

The note on the napkin read, “Can you help me?

The note on the napkin read, “Do you need help?

ElectroBoom (aka Mehdi Sadaghdar) is awesome.


From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago.


[Bernie Mitten Aquittin’ image found here.]

Saturday Matinee – Orkestra Obsolete, Thee Sinseers, Kemuri & The Ghost Town Blues Band

Saturday, 23 January 2021 by

“It’s like a bunch of 1930’s comic book villains got together and formed a band.” – YouTube Comment
Not much can be found about Orkestra Obsolete except that Scottish guitarist Angus McIntyre assembled the band for the BBC. The original un-colorized video was released ca. 2016 and is a cover of New Order’s 1983 electrobeat song of the same name.

Thee Sinseers have the chicano soul groove down and mix in a bit of Motown on the side. Wait’ll Joey Quiñones’ voice ages a bit and they’ll be even better.

Founded in Oxnard, California in 1995, disbanded 2007, reunited 2012, Kemuri is more to my liking these days. They released two albums back-to-back in 2015 and they’re still touring world wide.

Ignore the tacky stage decor, The Ghost Town Blues Band nails the Memphis sound of the early 70s.

That should hold you over for a while. Have a big fat sloppy weekend, but be back here tomorrow just because.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 664 – Joggermeister, Biting the Ponytail & The Chairmancer

Friday, 22 January 2021 by

[Found here, here and here.]

Bitter Ben‘s collection of “Giftures” is almost as good as ours.

Christ Being Led to the Praetorium

Thursday, 21 January 2021 by

“Christ Being Led to the Praetorium,” from “The Very Rich Hours of the Duke of Berry,” Folio 143, back; between 1412 and 1416, by the Limbourg brothers. Tempera on vellum. Condé Museum, France.

[Found here.]

What a great run.

Wednesday, 20 January 2021 by

“We are—and must always be—a land of hope, of light, and of glory to all the world. This week we inaugurate a new administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous. We did what we came here to do—and so much more. Above all, we have reasserted the sacred idea that in America, the government answers to the people.

We restored the idea that in America, no one is forgotten—because everyone matters and everyone has a voice. I took on the tough battles, the hardest fights, the most difficult choices—because that’s what you elected me to do. Our agenda was not about right or left, it wasn’t about Republican or Democrat, but about the good of a nation, and that means the whole nation.” – President Donald J. Trump

https://www.whitehouse.gov/trump-administration-accomplishments/

https://www.frcaction.org/accomplishments


Update: The White House list of President Trump’s accomplishments has been scrubbed as of the morning of 20 January 2021. Here it is, unedited and in its entirety.

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Happy Tetraodontidae

Tuesday, 19 January 2021 by

The bleached bones of a member of the
Tetraodontidae family.
It includes balloonfish, blowfish, blowies, bones, bubblefish, globefish, honey toads, pufferfish, puffers, sea squab, sugar toads, swellfish, toadfish and toadies.

[Found here. More bone collectors here.]

Stuff I do when I’m bored.

Monday, 18 January 2021 by

Most of these were done as experiments in photoshoppery and to post elsewhere as nonverbal snarky commentary. If you like ’em, steal ’em. If you don’t, meh. Click on any image to enlarge.

2 Up and 2 Back Double Cross Hot Links

Sunday, 17 January 2021 by

The Madison Time Parts 1 & 2, Ray Bryant Combo (1960)The Madison Time was a party record (for its namesake line dance) featuring calls by Eddie Morrison.

DIY Madison instructions (free .pdf download).

Cambodia holds the Guinness World Record for largest Madison dance (2015).


Stoot.

Iguanas.

NOSE VIEW.

The Age of Scurvy.

QAnon and apophenia.

The Feldenkrais Method?

If I Were the Devil – Paul Harvey.

The Hoo-Hoo Degree Team ca. 1930.

Hard to believe, but this is NOT a zebra.

Huge amorphous blob eats oatmeal and learns.

China still operates coal-fired steam engines [via].

You must unify with us because we will not unify with you. Check out the comments for more fun.


From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago.


[Top image found in here.]

Bonus via Mme. Jujujive: Chinese Road Service.

 

Saturday Matinee – El Twanguero, Hot Club du Nax, John Prine & Grandpa Elliot Small

Saturday, 16 January 2021 by

Spanish guitarist Diego Garcia, aka El Twanguero, plays his original composition Minor Rag / Spanish Rag. Stay with this one; it starts out slow then jumps to amazing.

Austria’s Hot Club du Nax features talent from Innsbruck, Prague, London and Bologna, and do a damn fine job playing 1930s gypsy swing.

John Prine had the perfect voice for his style of songwriting and was “among the English language’s premier phrase-turners with music relevant to any age.”

Grandpa Eliott Small & his PFC Band pulled off a great version of Buster Brown‘s Fannie Mae (complete with some whoopin’ and eefin’). A New Orleans street performer, Small once said he doesn’t know what beer tastes like, he’s never touched drugs and the only thing he smokes is the exhaust from the cars that pass Royal and Toulouse.

As I was looking for some music videos for this post, I began searching my memory for loud, angry, pissed-off frustration songs to reflect the recent abhorrent events that have fallen upon our Republic, knowing that things are about to get worse.

Then I decided that I didn’t want to go there. Venting is wasted energy, at least for me, so I wandered off in a different direction. Hope you like it.

Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll be back tomorrow.

15 January 1929 – 4 April 1968

Friday, 15 January 2021 by


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