Memorial Day

Remember Always.

Omoplatoscopical Hot Links

Mary Lou, Young Jessie (1955) Recorded by 18 year-old Obediah Donnell Jessie (1936-2020) who later spent some time with The Flairs, The Coasters, and the Obie Jessie Combo. It was his younger brother, actor DeWayne Jessie, who portrayed Otis Day in “National Lampoon’s Animal House.” Jessie was also related to Blind Lemon Jefferson.

Mary Lou was covered by Ronnie Hawkins (1959), the The Steve Miller Band (1973), Bob Seger (1976), Gene Clarke (1977), Frank Zappa (1983) and The Oblivions (1997).

Reblog the Frog.

How to make ketchup.

Eraserhead soundtrack.

Donkey gets a pedicure.

The Rubber Chicken Museum.

The Palindromists. The Movie.

Alex, Imma beat you at Chess.

Marilou Henner has hyperthymesia.

Vadim Solovyev does cool computer graphics.

Otis Blackwell wrote All Shook Up, first recorded by David Hess (aka David Hill, aka David Dante) in 1956.

Top image: Posted on Facebook by Sean R. with the caption
“Saw this in elevator to my dentist. I wondered how many people would even get it.


From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago.


Saturday Matinee – Romdraculas Firenze w/ Jun-Hyuk Choi, Rodrigo y Gabriela, The Eels & Messer Chups

In 2016, Korean tourist Jun-Hyuk Choi asked to borrow the bass and sat in with some buskers in Florence, Italy. The trio is Romdraculas Firenze.

Influenced by a number of genres including nuevo flamenco, rock, and heavy metal, Rodrigo y Gabriela eventually got tired of the Mexican rock scene. In 1999, despite not speaking English, they moved to Dublin, Ireland and were a hit. They’ve done much more since. More about them here.]

Aw yeah! The Eels vid is an odd one, kinda fits my attitude. The song was released in Japan in 2001, U.S. in 2002, on the album of the same name. The video volume is a bit low, so if you turn it up, turn it back down so you don’t blow your spickers.

Messer Chups doesn’t appear in my “suggested for you” Utoobage, but I know where to find them: St. Petersburg, Russia. They’re listed under vampire space zombie surf rock. Oleg Gitaracula – Guitar; Zombierella – Bass; Rockin Eugene – Drums

“While Messer Chups’ mostly instrumental sound is hard to neatly categorize, it’s safe to say that it would be embraced by fans of rockabilly, horror punk, vintage surf records, Italian slasher films, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, Pulp Fiction, lounge music, the theremin, The Cramps, and the theme song from The Munsters.”


Hey, Utoob. Just because I click on a random video out of curiosity doesn’t mean that I like garbage like this, so you can remove it from the “suggested for you” list. I’d really appreciate it, because I’m only interested in finding the really good stuff.

Three day weekend for some of you out there, but we’ll hold down the fart until you return. See you then.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 682 – Surf Shredder, Rock Morph & Shadowman

[All .gifs by Ana Mouyis, found here, here and here.]

Welcome To Cleveland

It’s true, and Cleveland spelled backwards is DNA level C.

In 1978, Mark Gubin painted “Welcome to Cleveland” on the roof of his Bay View building as a joke for planes passing over on their way to Mitchell International Airport. Despite its age, the sign went viral online in 2015, bringing Gubin renewed notoriety.

[Top image and caption found on Reddit. 2nd image and caption found here. Bottom image from Google Maps.]

What are the odds?

Eight new followers showed up on the same day!

We welcome Alivia Miller, Halo Martin, Kennedi Jones, Zendaya Robinson, Collin Shall, Anne Meyers, Aleah Rivera and Sophia Harris to the fold. Be sure to check out their website here.

Jectigational Hot Links

Booker-Loo, Booker T. & The MGs (1967)This live recording is from the “Hit The Road Stax” european showcase tour that included performances in England, Norway and France. Steve Cropper described it:
“It was just a mind-blower. Hell, we were just in Memphis cutting records; we didn’t know. Then when we got over there, there were hoards of people waiting at the airport, autograph hounds and all that sort of stuff. I didn’t know what it was all about. That was something that happened to Elvis or Ricky Nelson, but it didn’t happen to the Stax-Volt band. It didn’t happen to Booker T. & the MGs.”

3944.

Oh My!

Old vehicles.

Floyd & Earl.

Porcupine meatballs.

For Whom The Bells Toll.

Photo shoot at the beach.

Words, Lines and Pictures.

Chuck Norris is back in the news.

Super Pixel Quest is very cool. [via]

The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner.

Top 10 Best Greek Gods & Goddesses.

Charles Grodin left us this past week. His appearance on the Hannity & Colmes Show was a classic.

[Top image from the classic educational computer game The Oregon Trail, 1990 version, and you can play it online!]


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Saturday Matinee – Refrigerator Rockets, Billy Gibbons, R. L. Burnside & The Obscuritones

“…and packs an impressive top speed of 100mph.” Good God.
[Found here.]

Billy Gibbons covers R. L. Burnside. From the YouTube comments:
“Just hit play on this one and my 6 year old son immediately yelled from across the room ‘is that was ZZ TOP?!'”

R. L. Burnside was born in Lafayette County, Mississippi, learned from Mississippi Fred McDowell who lived in the next county over. Burnside and his family, tired of the life of sharecroppers, moved to Chicago in the early 50s. Subsequently his father, two uncles and two brother were murdered there. In 1959 he returned to Mississippi, was convicted for murder himself, and served time at the Parchman Penitentiary.

“I didn’t mean to kill nobody. I just meant to shoot the sonofabitch in the head and two times in the chest. Him dying was between him and the Lord.”

The Obscuritones self describe as “Close harmony and rockin rhythm. Like the Andrews Sisters singin with the Stray Cats after a night out with the Cramps.” Okay, almost, but not bad for this sextet from the UK, and their album got a decent review.

Have a great weekend and we’ll do something tomorrow for sure.