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

Saturday, 24 July 2021

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

Friday, 23 July 2021

[Found here, here and here.]

Painful Footwear

Thursday, 22 July 2021

[Found here… and elsewhere.]

Oil Spill

Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Bella Hadid had a gusher.

[Found here, h/t Rightymouse.]

When Fashion Mimics Reality

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

[More cool fashion echos here, found here.]

Newswomen in Boots

Monday, 19 July 2021

HUGE collection of newswomen in boots found here. Click on any group photo to enlarge; some individual photos are duplicates, but you get the idea.

[Related collection of trendy weatherwomen’s fashion here.]

Galericulated Hot Links

Sunday, 18 July 2021

Off The Wall, Little Walter & His Jukes (1953) Little Walter Jacobs was the first and only blues harp player (to date) to be inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Following his  January 1953 recording on Checker Records, Big Walter Horton claimed to be the composer and recorded the same harmonica-led tune for Sun Records in May of the same year.

Zonkey.

Cabbage.

Bummer, dude.

Girls Night Out.

Random street view.

Bovine virtual reality.

1974 VW 360-degree hitch.

Use Tarboosh in a sentence.

Kids toys of today are boring.

Watch a giant sea cucumber poop.

[Top image: GA-20 digital album cover of cig machine in Jacksonville, FL, found here.]


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


Saturday Matinee – Yotuel, Gente de Zona y Descemer Bueno; Santana, Golden Earring & The Skids

Saturday, 17 July 2021

Cuba Libre.

When the people of Cuba took to the streets by the thousands in protest over the past weekend, the mainstream media in our county fired up the spin machine. It’s about COVID and shortages, they said.

They were all lying.

This video is credited with helping inspire the uprising. It says everything about the human desire to be free and Cuba’s desire to throw off the shackles of communist tyranny. If you don’t speak Spanish, make sure to watch it with the captions on.


Carlos Santana & Everlast from the 1999 Santana album Supernatural, one of my few impulse purchases. Good stuff.
(Sí, sé que Carlos no es cubano, pero aun así…)

Golden Earring was active from 1961 to 2021, and were the best known and internationally most successful rock band to come out of the Netherlands. [h/t Feral Irishman]

The Skids. The vocals are notoriously unintelligible so the song works for just about anything.

Lotta heavy stuff coming down the road, so stay alert and be safe while I go get a haircut. See you tomorrow.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 689 – Dance Hard, Wavy Wave & Sod Fishing

Friday, 16 July 2021

[Found here, here and here.]

Utah Werewolf

Thursday, 15 July 2021

[Earliest source via Tineye search here; h/t Pam M. via FB.]


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