Saturday Matinee – Dampfmaschine, I’m OK, Jimmie Vaughan & Booker T. Jones


Dampfmaschine is awesome.

I’m OK is a cool animation with an interesting historical background, found here.

Jimmie Vaughan has been overlooked for way too long IMO.

Here’s a bonus: Jimmie Vaughan filling in for Steve Cropper with Booker T. Jones:

Have a great weekend, folks. We’ll be back here tomorrow for more cool stuff.

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4 Responses to “Saturday Matinee – Dampfmaschine, I’m OK, Jimmie Vaughan & Booker T. Jones”

  1. Leonard Jones Says:

    What was the German steam engine driving? Hint, that flywheel
    looking thingy is actually a rotor and it is running inside a stator.
    It is a steam engine driven generator.

  2. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Leonard Jones– Great observation. Your ‘splanations are always appreciated here, because I don’t know nuthin’ ’bout no fly weasels.

  3. Leonard Jones Says:

    Bunk, I spent a lot of time in industrial trades. Most modern air and gas compressors and large industrial engines have pre-lube pumps,
    but old equipment like this used jacking bars, like the one depicted in this video to get oil to the plain main and journal bearings. I have done that many times.

    You haven’t lived until you worked on rebuilding an industrial engine/
    gas compressor over 4 weeks (including installation in a refinery.)
    I logged hours in the high 80s and low 90s on the project. Picture a
    straight-6 engine with 3 crossheads, distance pieces, and cylinders
    sticking out of the side of the crankcase. The stroke on this monster
    was as long as my forearm. It had (2) 22″ scavaging air cylinders
    (piston versions of a turbocharger.)

    We had to move the engine out of the shop with crossheads alone
    using the Egyptian method (schedule 80 pipe and forklifts.) The weight according to the crane scale was 95,000 pounds. This was
    nowhere near the biggest machine I worked on.

    My paychecks were nothing less than obscene on this project.
    I am not a handsome man, but a few female bank tellers were
    flirting with me!

  4. Bunk Strutts Says:

    Leonard Jones–

    Yeah, I sussed that you know what you’re talking about. My expertise is different, but somewhat related. I’m in the construction industry.

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