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Sunday, 21 April 2019 by

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Saturday Matinee – Robert “Junior” Lockwood, Robert Johnson & Eric Clapton

Saturday, 20 April 2019 by

That’s Robert “Junior” Lockwood Jr. (1915-2006)

I had no idea of Lockwood’s pedigree when he showed up at an early morning jazz appreciation class I took in college. For him, it was all about the blues, and his lecture/demonstration blew me away.

He was taught guitar by Robert Johnson (1911-1938), the legendary King of the Delta Blues (and the Grandfather of Rock and Roll) hence the nickname Robert “Junior.”

Most of Robert Johnson’s songs have been covered by modern musicians, but I hadn’t heard the original “Hellhound On My Trail” until today. It’s got unusual chord patterns and rhythms:

You sprinkled hot foot powder
All around your daddy’s door.

Here’s Eric Clapton’s version from 2004, and it’s just as disturbing.

Have a great weekend, folks, and remember that everything’s gonna be alright.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 581 – Alien Abduction, Johnny Flame-O & Batman Wusses Out

Friday, 19 April 2019 by

[Found here, here and here.]

Lapland Traffic Safety Measure

Thursday, 18 April 2019 by

[Found here.]

A Canine Intellectual

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 by

…or an Hasidic Retriever?

[Found here.]

Bailing Water is a Union Job

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 by

Hourly wages plus guaranteed overtime, pays.

[Image found here. Original image found here via Tineye.]


Here’s the true story via Google Translate:

Heavy rain yesterday / Rufisque totally under water: Citizens are sounding the alarm. (Images)

Fortes pluies d’hier/Rufisque totalement sous les eaux : Des citoyens tirent la sonnette d’alarme. (Images)

US Marines Lance Corporal Cardone

Monday, 15 April 2019 by

Every day is Monday for a US Marine.

[Image found here.]

Umbriferous Hot Links

Sunday, 14 April 2019 by

Dog vs. Planter.

I like Candace Owens.

What sort of man reads PLAYBOY?

One reason why there is an Electoral College [via].

Mom! The dog’s digging in the yard again!” [via].

Don Rickles’ date didn’t believe that he knew Frank Sinatra.

The Vote Song. “Oh darling, I promise, that if I am elected, yes, I’ll do anything that you want; anything your heart might desire, I’ll give to you.”

THIS POST GOT OVER 14K HITS YESTERDAY! THANKS, REDDIT!

One Year Ago. Five Years Ago. Ten Years Ago.

[Top image found here.]

Saturday Matinee – John Lee Hooker, Peter Wolf & the J. Geils Band & John Lee Hooker

Saturday, 13 April 2019 by

The J. Geils Band cranked that blues classic 180 degrees in 1970.

John Lee Hooker doubled down and reclaimed it in October 1992.

 

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

The .Gif Friday Post No. 580 – Space Invaders, Backscratchers & Fans of Something

Friday, 12 April 2019 by

Wow. No. 580. That means that we’ve collected and posted approximately  1,740 .gif animations to date. My how time fries.

[Found here, here and here.]


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