[Images found here.]
Eubie Blake The Chevy Chase (published 1914)
Modern recording played from the score.
Eubie Blake once said that the first time he heard the term “Rock and Roll” was in a cathouse in 1898. It was an early jazz piano style designed to keep the customers moving along.
“The key of postmodernism as a social philosophy is that whether a claim is true or not doesn’t matter and misses the point. All that matters is how that claim can be used politically.” –James Lindsay
[Top image from here.]
Don’t ask, just watch.
[Fun fact: Bassman Roy Estrada, one of the founders of the group, was also a founding member of Zappa’s Mothers of Invention, later played with Captain Beefheart. He’s not performing anymore, won’t be eligible for parole until 2033 because this.]
Nice groove to wrap it up. Alabama Shakes on SNL in 2015.
Have a great weekend, folks, watch out for the black masks, and we’ll be back here tomorrow for some reason.
The war came suddenly. It was a sunny Sunday morning on 25 June 1950, when the peace was shattered by an agitated radio announcer screaming that there was an all-out attack by the North Korean army all along the 38th parallel. Within two days, the distant rumbles of cannons could be heard from our house in Seoul, and on the third day North Korean tanks and soldiers appeared on our streets. It was incredible. The radio had been repeating President Syngman Rhee’s message that brave South Korean army soldiers were repulsing the communist army and that the capital city never would be abandoned to the invaders.
The bridges across the Han River—the only escape routes—were blown up by the retreating South Korean army. There was no question that it was a full-scale invasion. The communist occupation of Seoul lasted for 90 days while the North Korean thrust expanded rapidly southward down the narrow peninsula, despite the U.S. and United Nations participation in the conflict.
The North Koreans in Seoul now engaged in methodical hunts for able-bodied men to be impressed into their various “volunteer” units. I moved nine times from relatives’ houses to friends’ places to stay a step ahead of the occupation soldiers—who were spreading their dragnets ever wider. We heard rumors about “kangaroo courts” held at city squares where any “reactionaries” were bludgeoned to death. I was undoubtedly a “reactionary” by their definition. For the first time I knew fear and hunger, as food was extremely scarce. This was the darkest and most helpless period in my life. I was convinced that all the shocking events were caused by the communist aggression. Along with some schoolmates, I decided to do my part in defending my homeland. – John K. C. Oh
Mr. Oh’s account from USNI Naval History Magazine June 2000, Volume 14 Number 3 [read more here].
Image of members of the “Frozen Chosin” found here.
Story (kinda) here. Terrence K. Williams’ response is worth the watch:
Why isn’t this on the menu?
[Found somewhere. I don’t bemebber.]
Unknown orchestra, unknown song, late 1920s jazz.
Need a secret hand signal? Here you go.
A popular treat was renamed to remove a racial epithet.
Scranton Hiny Hiders is NOT the name of a bottom-ranked Pennsylvania football team.
East Overshoe Scorpions is/was the name of a Pennsylvania football team according to a college roommate from Pittsburgh.
[Top image: spam email. He just did something he’s proud of.]