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Archive for the ‘Bizarre’ Category

Saturday Matinee – The Chantays, The Ventures, Johnny Thunders & The Vaughan Brothers

Saturday, 3 August 2019

The Chantays were from Santa Ana, California. The oldest was 17, the youngest 14, when they recorded their 1962 hit “Pipeline” (according to the liner notes on my LP.) I was a kid in the midwest when I first heard it, and I liked it, but I didn’t equate it with surfing. I imagined a rock n’ roll sludge pump.

According to Wiki, the Chantays originally called the song “Liberty’s Whip” but I have my doubts.

A year later, The Ventures co-opted the classic. Not sure if royalties were paid but their version didn’t make Billboard’s Top 100.

Johnny Thunders‘ (nee New York Dolls) take was kinda different. Clip is apparently from here, circa 1989(?).

Jimmy Vaughan taught his brother guitar IIRC, and SRV took it from there. Video above from New Orleans 1987.

Jimmy Vaughan is an unsung guitar hero IMO.

Have a great weekend, folks. Be back here tomorrow for more awesome than any human being can possibly handle.

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The .Gif Friday Post No. 596 – Shoulder Pug, Fossil Fuels Request & Pink Flamingo Rock

Friday, 2 August 2019

[Found here, here and here. Relatable inflatables here.]

Static. Cat Static. Inescapable Cat Static.

Tuesday, 30 July 2019

[Found here.]

Lady In Red Hot Links

Sunday, 28 July 2019

Moondog [via].

HandiMonster. Click it.

Another face of #Antifa.

Yoda schools young Jedi cats.

Mind taking a photo of us?” [via]

Beerball: 2 runs and 1 out. Strike 1.

Steve Allen & Jack Kerouac (1959).

If you get this joke, you’re old.
If you get this joke, you’re even older.

Never piss off a quart of Mountain Dew.

LOL. It wasn’t even a parking lot. It was a dirt road.

Maybe she’s generating business for her body shop? Nah.

SRV broke E-string, swapped out guitar with no stopping.

Scamming the scammers: Guy logs into scammers’ systems, deletes their files. Profanity ensues.

Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin had just about enough of this dickwad.


Florida 1: Well, poop.
Florida 2: Generating business for her body shop? Nah.
Florida 3: “Florida Highway Patrol […] trooper and a deputy jumped into the river to get the suspect.”

But wait! There’s more!


[Top image circa 1978, Cancún. I married the Lady In Red.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 595 – Bowzer Boarding, NO MO PHOTOS & Air Mattress

Friday, 26 July 2019

[Found here, here and here.]

The Citroën WideRide

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Assuming that the girl in the sunroof is 5′-4″ tall, it appears that the actual car width is close to 14 feet wide. Awesome.

[Found here.]

Cajun Dragster

Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Looks like a 1987 Toyota Celica 2005 Honda Accord [?] retrofit courtesy of Honda. If he did it right, it’ll run forever, but it needs a plywood spoiler. And, nope, the double yellow doesn’t mean a damn thing.

[Found here.]

Hybrid Airships

Tuesday, 23 July 2019

Yep. The past is also the future.

“Hybrid airships are not the blimps of years ago. They have the potential to transform military logistics, command and control, and surveillance and reconnaissance.”

[Source]

Nothing Much Happened Today.

Monday, 22 July 2019

[Modern day Clampetts found here.]

The .Gif Friday Post No. 594 – A Fear Of Snakes, A Super Hooper & A Lack Of Logic Puzzle

Friday, 19 July 2019

[Found here, here and here.]


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