Pro tip: When washing your Capy, be sure to have a small tub of cottage cheese and some rubber duckies nearby, otherwise he/she might jump out and gnaw your face off and there’s nothing you can do to prevent it. TRUE.
Cross stitch + .gif animations + transvestites = The RuPaul Cross Stitch Animation Workshop.
“We met over 4 Wednesday nights to learn cross stitch, view experimental animation, celebrate local drag, and discuss GIF culture.”
“Cookin’ With Aunt Ethel” as sung by Linda Hopkins is great and bizarre at the same time. Apparently it’s from a 1985 satirical play entitled “The Colored Museum.”
Google this and read it.
Congressional Record–Appendix, pp. A34-A35
January 10, 1963
Current Communist Goals
EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Thursday, January 10, 1963
Posted verbatim sans commentary here.
The Tee-Tones are awesome.
Couldn’t make it through the original version. Then we thought we’d look for some recent retro bands and found this.
Contrary to popular belief, doowop (aka R&B aka Rhythm & Blues) was not the only form of early rock and roll, so let’s kick it up with some Retrobilly.
The day “The Hippo Whisperer” whispered the wrong word.
[Found in here.]
Update: On *ahem* closer inspection, that’s a photoshop of sorts.
[Found in here.]
Sister Rosetta Tharpe‘s version of “Didn’t It Rain” (Manchester, England in 1964). She exemplified the musical connection between gospel, blues and rock and roll. The song first appeared as piano sheet music in 1927, but I’d guess it dates to the 1800s [h/t Bunkessa].
What a treasure trove this is [via]. In the early 1960s The Blues was largely ignored in the U.S., yet many classic artists found a receptive audience in Britain. From the Utoobage description:
“Recorded live for TV broadcast throughout Britain, these historic performances have been unseen for nearly 40 years. Filmed with superb camera work and pristine sound, 14 complete performances and 4 bonus performances are included by Sonny Boy Williamson, Muddy Waters, Lonnie Johnson, Big Joe Williams, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Howlin’ Wolf, Big Joe Turner, Junior Wells, and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.”
Spotted Willie Dixon on bass in that vid, so let’s post this:
Yeah, he stuttered in real life, yet Dixon wrote and performed an incredible amount of classic blues tunes.
This compilation should hold you for a while. Have a great weekend, folks, and may you never be nervous.