Saturday Matinee – Dinosaurs, Ted Hawkins, Playing For Change, Steve Ray Vaughan & Johnny Copeland


Dinosaurs are always fun, and this video has a great cast of relative unknowns. It’s over an hour long, but that’s just a day in dinotime.

Ted Hawkins (1936-1995) had more success in the UK than the US, although he had a local fan base in Venice Beach CA where he was a popular busker. Check out his background at the link.

[h/t Charlie L.]

This version of Stevie Wonder’s “Higher Ground” is fascinating, as it appears that all the players recorded remotely. Playing For Change is not a band, it’s an organization based in Venice California that records musicians from around the world, and is dedicated to creating and supporting music schools particularly in developing countries.

Haven’t heard any Stevie Ray Vaughan in a while, so here he is with fellow Texan Johnny Copeland, live At Montreux 1985.

Have a great weekend, folks. Stay cool.

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2 Responses to “Saturday Matinee – Dinosaurs, Ted Hawkins, Playing For Change, Steve Ray Vaughan & Johnny Copeland”

  1. Ray Says:

    Well….All the long necked Dino’s(along with 90% of ALL OTHER Dino’s) had been dead for about 100 million years the day the GAOD hit mexico. Other than that…….There is good evidence that the GAOD didn’t effect anything outside the western hemisphere , and large Dino’s had been going extinct for millions of years. OH and BTW Dinosaurs didn’t go extinct . You can watch them fly passed your house any time you like. Birds ARE Dino’s.


  2. Bunk Strutts Says:


    Okay. If we’re going to parse the accuracy of a dinosaur video found on the U Toobage, I can correct you as well. Gaod is an oar in Tagalog, Mexico didn’t exist when dinosaurs roamed the earth, and when birds fly “passed” my house, I guarantee that they’re not lizards. I’ve seen ’em. 😀

    P.S. “Effect” vs. “Affect” is an important distinction. I’ve also alerted the Apostrophe Nazi. He should be knocking at your door shortly.

    P.P.S. When Mount Tambora erupted in 1815, it threw so much debris into the atmosphere that 1816 was called “The Year Without A Summer.” An asteroid hit in prehistory would have caused even more devastation. Fun times.


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