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Saturday Matinee – Trapeze Strip Tease, Al Cohn, Shaye Cohn & Tuba Skinny

Saturday, 21 September 2019 by

From the Utoobage description:

Laverie Vallee, known better as Charmion, was a Sacramento born trapeze artist who possessed strength and a physique most men would be envious of. However, she was most well known for her risqué striptease performances. The act was incredibly impressive and provocative for the era. One of her greatest fans was Thomas Edison. As a result of that adoration, on November 11, 1901 Charmion committed a simplified version of her act to film for Edison. Charmion eventually retired to Santa Ana, California. She passed away on February 6, 1949 at the age of 73.

[Video found here. It’s silent. Talkies didn’t become commercially viable until the 1920s, so don’t crank up the volume and blow your speakers later.]


The Al Cohn Quartet at the Sanremo Jazz Festival 1987.
Al Cohn (1925-1988) was one of the greatest improvisational jazz saxophonists of all time. Now check this out:

That’s Shaye Cohn, Al Cohn’s granddaughter, playing stride.
Now check THIS out:

Tuba Skinny on Royal Street, New Orleans, April 2013 (covering Bessie Smith‘s “You’ve Got To Give Me Some” 1929).

Current lineup:

Shaye Cohn – Cornet, Piano, Fiddle, Accordion, Banjo & Spoons
Craig Flory – Clarinet & Saxophone
Barnabus Jones – Trombone, Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, Vocals
Todd Burdick – Tuba
Gregory Sherman – Vocals, Guitar & HarmonicaMax Bien-Kahn – Guitar & Banjo
Jason Lawrence – Banjo & Guitar
Robin Rapuzzi – Washboard & Drum set
Erika Lewis – Vocals & Bass drum

Dang. I’ve been impressed with Shaye Cohn’s stuff for years without knowing her pedigree, and now I know where she got it from. Note how she cues the band while playing.

Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll do something else tomorrow.

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The .Gif Friday Post No. 603 – Mood Swings, Balloon Boy & It’s Your Move

Friday, 20 September 2019 by

[Found here, here and here.]

Tribes

Thursday, 19 September 2019 by

“World’s last tribes: Shock pics show people in danger of EXTINCTION.”

The title is misleading. No, those aren’t “shock pics,” and those people aren’t “in danger of extinction.” Their cultures are, and it’s happened for millennia.

[Images with captions found here.]

Dude Scores A Classic Stingray For Next To Nothing.

Wednesday, 18 September 2019 by

[Found here.]

Urrrrrp.

Tuesday, 17 September 2019 by

I bet there’s a “No Parking During Street Improvements” sign nearby.

[Found here.]

USMC Dental Office, Saipan, WWII

Monday, 16 September 2019 by

“A Marine dentist sets up his office on Saipan, using a Japanese box as a footrest, a Japanese pail as a waste-bucket, and a Japanese shrine (left background) as decor for his waiting room. In order to keep his dentistry really ‘painless’ a Marine patrol nearby kept on the alert for Jap snipers.” (U.S. Naval Institute Photo Archives)

[Caption and image found here. Story at the link.]

Smokin’ Hot Links

Sunday, 15 September 2019 by

I get this.

SQUIRREL!

Yellow Jello?

Cruel but funny.

Hey, hey. My, my.

This story should piss you off.

Tushar’s Great Adventure [via].

There’s a reason it’s called a ram.

No other word to describe them. Animals.

THIS irritates some folks, but somehow THIS doesn’t.

From The Naiveté Department: Couple Travels To ‘Break Stigma’ Of Countries Getting A ‘Bad Rap.’ Iran locked them up.


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


[Top image: A “kid” was spotted smoking at a soccer game, except the “kid” is 36 years old, and the “kid” next to him is his son. Image and story found here. (h/t Octo).]

Saturday Matinee – The Nablus Soap Factory, WHODAT, Fishing With John & FISHBONE

Saturday, 14 September 2019 by

Amazing. The contents of clay cylinders found during the excavation of ancient Babylon is evidence that soapmaking was known as early as 2800BC, and these guys in Nablus are still doing it the ancient way, by hand. Why?

Nice animation that must have taken a while to make [via].

Fishing with John (with Japanese subtitles). From the Utoobage comments: “The problem with other fishing shows is that they are too polished, too normal. And they don’t have enough Tom Waits.”

Reminds me of “The Fishin’ Musician” series featuring John Candy.

Now for something completely different.

I don’t know what Fishbone was yammering about here, but I like the vibe.

As long as a tune was good, I never paid much attention to lyrics, but sometimes, years later, I found that the songs I liked a lot weren’t about what I thought they were about at all.

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

The .Gif Friday Post No.602 – Clean Up On Isle 7, Daddy Splat & Cute/Creepy WTF

Friday, 13 September 2019 by

[Found here, here and here.]

“Should I Stay, Or Should I Go?”

Thursday, 12 September 2019 by

“I’m walkin’ in concrete! Woah-oh!
I’m walkin’ in concrete! Woah-oh!
I’m walkin’ in concrete! Woah-oh!
And don’t it feel good!”

[Image from here. Lyrics references from here and here.]


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