Saturday Matinee – The Great Ottowa Outbreak, Improv Everywhere, Pomplamoose & Widespread Panic

Straight Outta Gondwana: The Great Ottowa Outbreak of 2016 recorded on video. [Related post here.]

This is a fun one, and Improv Everywhere didn’t need much of a flash mob. More info here. [h/t Jonco]

“It’s such a shame that you became such an issue. Oh dear Johnny, I’ll miss you.”

Breakup songs can be so sad when a family is involved. Pomplamoose is a husband-and-wife team: singer-songwriter and bassist Nataly Dawn and multi-instrumentalist Jack Conte (CEO of Patreon).

Widespread Panic Stop Breaking Down Blues, Orpheum Theatre, Memphis, TN, October 19, 2014. [Jump to 01:12 to skip the noodling.]

That’s a wrap for this edition of The Saturday Matinee. See you tomorrow and we’ll do laundry.

The .Gif Post No. 691 – Two Sliders and Two Splats

[h/t Rightymouse for 2nd & 3rd; Top .gif found here, bottom from here.]

Stuff I do when I’m bored 7 [updated]

UPDATE: This was accidentally posted ahead of schedule. Oh well, I’ll leave it as-is. Feel free to steal and share. Or not.

[More here.]

Radiology Pron

These radiology techs were obviously having some break-time fun, but I think the xrays are of a woman not pictured.

[Images screen-capped from video found here. Click on any image for larger view, you perv.]

Blennophobic Hot Links

No More Doggin’, Roscoe Gordon (1952) One of the original Memphis “Beale Streeters,” Roscoe Gordan‘s breakout hit Booted made No. 1 on the R&B singles charts in 1952; No More Doggin‘ made No. 2 the same year. Gordon (and Fats Domino) influenced Jamaican pianist Theophilus Beckford, and Gordon’s back-beat style is credited as the foundation of Jamaican ska, bluebeat (Jamaican R&B) and reggae.

Rivers.

Frog Game.

I need this hat.

Bozo Fish Mask.

Gumby’s final days.

Aikey Brae and stuff.

Bushman scares dogs.

“What are you, French?”

25 new buses lasted four years.

Dan Akroyd explains Bass-O-Matic.

Clay Head with Turkey, Cheese and Ants.

Go taste-tripping with synsepalum dulcificum. Everyone should try a “miracle berry” at least once.

[Top image from here.]


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


Saturday Matinee – Barbara Mandrell, Ry Cooder, John Lee Hooker & Bonnie Raitt

Steel guitar prodigy Barbara Mandrell appeared numerous times on The Johnny Cash Show. (This one is from the 1976 Christmas Special.)

I asked a comely waitress, “Is this a new teaching?” She said, “There is no God but God, and Ralph Mooney is his name.”

Ry Cooder, one of the greatest slide guitar players ever, paid tribute to Mooney in 2018.

Let’s stay with the slide. Bonnie Raitt & John Lee Hooker (1912, 1915, 1917, 1920 or 1923-2001) got down and dirty in 1991.

That’s a wrap – for now. Have a great weekend, stay cool if it’s hot, relax if it’s not, and we’ll be back tomorrow with something.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 690 – Two Toadies, One Froggie & A Sea Cucumber

[Found here, here and here.]