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Telaesthesial Hot Links

Sunday, 20 June 2021

Polly Put Your Kettle On, Sonny Boy Williamson (1947) Williamson’s final recording session took place in Chicago in December 1947, in which he accompanied Big Joe Williams. On June 1, 1948, Williamson was killed in a robbery on Chicago’s South Side as he walked home from a performance at the Plantation Club. After his death, Alex “Rice” Miller stole the name for his own performances and recordings.

Sonny Boy Williamson – Vocals, Harmonica
Blind John Davis – Piano
Big Bill Broonzy – Guitar
Willie Dixon – String Bass
Charles Chick Sanders – Drums

Kitty, Daisy and Lewis did a great cover, previously posted in here. Note that Williamson’s lyrics differ from the children’s rhyme.


Kay’s Fudge.

Robot Squid.

That’s Noody.”

A lung in a box.

Black Hawk Ham.

Tough summer job: Mail Boat Jumping.

16-year-old Prathamesh Jaju did this.

Why are you still wearing a mask outside?

Kid wore an I Voted For Joe Biden t-shirt & got reactions.

Someone Found a Color 8mm Home Video from 1939.

Google AI identified an image of a toy turtle as a rifle.

[Top image found here.]


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Nyctanthous Hot Links

Sunday, 13 June 2021

Harlem Nocturne, The Viscounts (1959)The Viscounts’ only hit was released in 1959 and peaked at No. 53 on Billboard’s Top !00. It was re-released in 1966 and made it to No. 39.

Tabasco.

Double Lou.

Solar panels.

Bumbling bees.

Ripped jeans & sunburns.

Now about those face apps.

This is on my Gotta Watch list.

Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope.

The last Blockbuster store Tweets.

Star Trek death rates by uniform color.

Random stuff video has some funnies.

Pick one, hit play and close your eyes.

LOBSTERMAN SWALLOWED AND PUKED UP BY WHALE

[Top image: I was looking for something to go with the music and found Fleur de Guerre, a vintage model from the UK. Her Twitter profile states, “I like old stuff, wrestling & heavy metal.”]


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Adiapneustial Hot Links

Sunday, 6 June 2021

 

Alalaké, Bembeya Jazz National (1971)
Formed by vocalist Aboubacar Dembar Camara in 1961 and specializing in modern arrangements of Manding classic tunes, Bembeya Jazz National won the first two national Biennial festivals in 1962 and 1964 and was crowned National Orchestra (of Guinea-Bissau) in 1966. The song is from a live album, Hommage a Demba Camara, recorded during a 1971 concert.

Fun Fact: No one has ever visited this blog from Guinea-Bissau, the Central African Republic, North Korea or Turkey.

Blue-Eyed Cicadas.

Vehicle Hood Ornaments.

The Doodle Boy reminds me of this kid.

Wikipedia has the power to shape science?

Cool 3D watercolor .gif animation technique [via].

Magawa the Rat was awarded a gold medal for his heroism. [h/t Corinne L.]

The Ford Pinto was no more dangerous than other sub-compacts of the 1970s.

In the beginning, there was disorder, discord and confusion.”

The fate of seven young explorers is a scary story. Here they are enroute to the Urals in 1958. [h/t eaglesoars]

[Top image: 1949 Buick Super 4-Door Sedan in retirement, found here. Classic Harley Earl design.]


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Omoplatoscopical Hot Links

Sunday, 30 May 2021

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.


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Tolfraedic Hot Links

Sunday, 16 May 2021

Schwinn 24, King Arthur & the Carrots (1966)Kinky Friedman formed King Arthur & the Carrots while in college, and they recorded one 45rpm. Flip side was Beach Party Boo Boo, cover version here.

Knots.

Sparks.

Tequila.

THIS is THAT.

Beatnik’s Wish.

Walking on water.

Belle Of The Blast.

Uninstalling a roof raccoon.

Bunk & Twitchy – here and here.

“Are we there yet?” Victorian sedan.

Pizza Crunchy [h/t Corinne L. via FB]

Flight Lieutenant Sibanda’s helicopter.

Lillian Virginia Mountweazel (1942-1973).

[Top image: Created from a kindergartner’s drawing of a car? Nope. It’s El Super Auto del “Potro” Rodriquez, Ingenario Popular. The owner, Alberto Rodriguez (of Deán Funes, Córdoba, Argentina) left a message in the vid comments.]


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Batraquomancical Hot Links

Sunday, 9 May 2021

Box Top, Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm (1958) Cobra RecordsRecorded at Cobra Studio, Chicago, the session lineup was Odie Payne (drums), Willie Dixon (bass), Eddie Jones (sax), Carlson Oliver (sax, vocals) and Ike Turner (guitar, vocals).
Did he really say Get bent? 😀

Cannonball.

Dogs loading bulls [via].

Stag Brew & Mr. Magoo too.

How to get where you’re going.

Crowd control had their hands full.

Corgi vs. Chook vs. Duck by Ozzy Man
(language NSFW, NSFK) [via].

Julliard School  exposed. [h/t alondrataylor73.]

Why missing kids are no longer on milk cartons.

Real life Superhero: Shavarsh Karapetyan. [h/t Paul Y.]

Smishing is a texting scam, been around for a few years.

Rockin’ Bird has a great earworm loop. Some pigeons learn to fake injuries for a handout. That one is in Melbourne Australia [source].

Covid-19 origins revisited (and it was not from a bat 1,500 km from Wuhan). Biohazards News Tracker is updated regularly, too.

“Sal, we gotta go and never stop going ’till we get there.”
“Where we going, man?”
“I don’t know but we gotta go.”
Jack Kerouac, On the Road

[Top image unknown source. Tineye has no matches, Google image search says it’s “soil.” It appears to be a whale carcass, possibly Hawaii.]


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Cassini Periodical Hot Links

Sunday, 2 May 2021

Chicken Stuff, Hop Wilson & His Chickens (1958)Harding Wilson (1921-1975) got his nickname from playing harmonica a lot as a kid – harp is pronounced hop in Texan. (Chicken stuff goes by another name there, too.) Pop Hop’s steel slide style influenced many other bluesmen.

The Marty Lisa.

Cicadas in Greece.

Fishing the cicada catch.

R.I.P El Risitas 1956-2021.

Not sure what to make of this.

The Pillow (a short horror movie).

Elements of Grammar Walk Into a Bar

3 hours of mostly peaceful protest sounds.

“It’s not clear how the turtle became airborne.”

Coming Soon: Axe throwing and miniature golf.

His parents really named him Dylan Shakespeare Robinson?!

One of the worst man-made catastrophes in history happened 35 years ago on 26 April 1986.

4 year old Zoe Roth became a meme in 2008. She’s 21 now and $458,000 richer because of it.

1988 Trabant quality control. The car’s been called “a spark plug with a roof.” More about the East German car here.

[Top image: Cicadaman, spotted recently by Amy D.]


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Unstercorated Hot Links

Sunday, 25 April 2021

Oh What A Baby, The Tonettes (1958)The Tonettes (aka The Claremonts) started out in the Bronx in 1957. Sisters Diana and Sylvia Sanchez were killing time when their TV crapped out and were harmonizing by the family piano when TV repairman and aspiring music biz impresario Lou Ezzo heard them. He convinced them to cut a demo session in 1957. Classmate Josie Allen completed the trio, and they had some success in the eastern U.S.

Irony.

Rain graffiti.

Al and Gloria.

Buried treasure.

Staredown Cam.

Cricket in wartime.

Magic Goop Scoop.

Watch the snow fall.

He put lipstick on a cat’s butt.

There’s nothing like it… absolutely nothing.

11 on the cute scale. You’ve been warned [via].

The Greatest Hits of Ray & Pete (NSFK, NSFW).

The Hound plays retroclectic music with odd news and commentary. There’s some killer stuff in the archives.

[Top image: The Tonettes, singing in mono, undated.]


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Procyon Lotor Hot Links

Sunday, 18 April 2021

Love Of My Life, The Persuasions (2000) Album: Frankly A CapellaFrankly A Cappella: The Persuasions Sing Zappa is a tribute album released after Zappa’s death in 1993, and if you’re an FZ fan you’ll love it. In 1969 Frank Zappa heard The Persuasions singing in the background during a phone call to a record shop and promptly flew them to L.A. to record their first album Acappella (1970).

Funky 12.

Spock & son.

Herman rocks.

Leucistic raven.

Crew-2 is ready.

Kopi Luwak Coffee.

Kopi Luwak Production.

Every Breath You Take.

Blockbuster 1986-2019.

One parent had enough.

Jim Morrison had enough.

Austin Nasso does Donald and Joe.

Climate change disproportionally affects girls and women.

Apparently my closet is full of “embodiments of the history of American Colonization.” [via]

ICYMI – For those of you who use WordPress and hate the Gutenberg Editor, we’ve collected some useful hacks that allow you to revert to Classic Editor for some tasks.

[Top image: Location of the 12 trash pandas is unknown, a Tineye search sources Reddit. h/t Rightymouse.]


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Kephalonomancing Hot Links

Sunday, 11 April 2021

See See Rider, Janis Joplin (1963) Janis Joplin was 20 years old when she covered the traditional blues song. Ma Rainey was the first to record See See Rider Blues in 1924, but the music and lyrics date to the early 1900s at least. It’s my opinion that the name of the song is a misheard lyric / typo by the publisher, and that C.C. Rider is correct, that “C.C.” stands for “Chitlin’ Circuit” (or “Chitlin’ Café”).

Wash cycle.

The Demon Core.

10 black squirrels.

An easy prediction.

Deep fakes are evil.

Turkey’s drunk baskets.

The Nose: Gallop (Interlude).

Maliwawa macropods and more.

Cool pendant, but what does it mean?

Capitalist by day, anarchist at night.

If I wanted a phone cover I’d get one of these.

CDC: Vaccinated people can ignore social distancing if needed.

[Top image: Old Man on a Swing, 1826, by Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828).]


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