Eleutherophobic Hot Links

The Okra Smugglers, Henryk Fantazos, date unknown.

Cherry, Oh Baby, The Rolling Stones (1976) For reasons unknown, the Stones covered  Eric Donaldson‘s 1971 hit on their studio album Black and Blue. Guitarist Mick Taylor had quit the band in 1974 and they were auditioning for replacements.

Sex N’ Drugs.

Tired warriors.

Celebrity sheep.

Wee tree houses.

Time for some Maria Stories.

Epic images of the DART asteroid.

Right foot slipped. [via Bunkerville]

Billy Idol’s White Wedding sans music.

747 Portuguese folk dancers & 1,069 robots.

Saving Grace is a fundraiser to protect a little girl.
[via Bustednuckles]

Need a foam bird skull mask? Hellboy gun? Free template downloads.
[h/t Nate L.]


Top image: The Okra Smugglers, Henryk Fantazos, date unknown.
Pretty sure that’s Brian Setzer on the right. [h/t Chuck C.]


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Saturday Matinee – The Kiffness w/ The Joy, Buddy Guy w/ Chris Duarte & 国本武春, and Kid Ramos w/ The Memphis Kings

David Scott, aka The Kiffness, an artist from South Africa, is known for his collabs with interesting people and animals from around the world. The Joy – Isencane Lengane is an a capella group also from South Africa.

Buddy Guy with Chris Duarte and 国本武春, Takeharu Kunimoto, a prominent Japanese ‘shamisen’ player on a Japanese Game Show, 1995.

That’s a Fast Boat to China. Kid Ramos with Paul Pigat, Mike Turturro & Ron Felton at Tommy Harkenrider‘s house, 2015.

Hope hurricane Ian passed you by, and if he didn’t, hope the damage was minimal. If it wasn’t, wish you and yours a speedy recovery. See you tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – A Band of Bees, The Hi-Jivers & The Future Shape of Sound

A Band of Bees got a bit of swampy jug band in their blood.

Nashville retro-rockers The Hi-Jivers, filmed in the Torremolinos hills of Spain during the 2020 Rockin’ Race Jamboree.
Dawna Zahn – Vocals
Austin John – Guitar
Hank Miles – Upright Bass
Jason Smay – Drums

Lord help me. I don’t think I’ve heard shakedown gospel this good since Sister Rosetta Tharpe. This is The Future Shape of Sound.

Gonna get hot again this week, maybe get wet, maybe not. See you back here tomorrow for an in-depth discussion, or maybe we’ll do something else instead.

Kakistocratic Hot Links

Show Stopper, The Cashmeres (HEM Records, 1965) There is little information about this soul group from Washington D.C. (not be confused with The Cashmeres, a doo-wop group from Atlanta GA, or The Cashmeres from Brooklyn NY, or The Cashmeres from Portland OR). A  45rpm copy of Show Stopper is a rarity; according to Discogs, prices range from $680 to $1800 depending on condition.

Hotshot.

Flying in a hangar.

THIS is a great idea.

Life as an LA Influencer.

Too bad he didn’t as me. 😀

Almost everything I forgot to post.

Awesome. Drone Photos of the Year.

Brickit is an app for Legos [h/t Miz Beth].

“I look like the Queen of England,” proclaimed Betty.

ICYMI: Martha’s Vineyard Facebook group was bitching at each other.

[Top image by Terry Border from his series Bent Objects.]


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

Saturday Matinee – Alen Tkalčec, Cee Lo Green via Jaleel White & The Dead South

Alen Tkalčec gets around. Travel clips are from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Italy, Greece, Egypt, Turkey, Ethiopia and Slovenia.

One of the happiest break up songs ever. Amazing how Jaleel White (aka Steve Urkel) sounds exactly like Cee Lo Green in this vid from 2011.

The Dead South, always a tad quirky, brings you back down to earth with a slightly disturbing version of a happy traditional.

Have a great weekend and we’ll be back tomorrow, whenever you decide to stop by.

Saturday Matinee – The King Khan & BBQ Show, Scone Cash Players & Clutch

[–insert nervous laughter here–]
The King Khan & BBQ Show features King Khan and BBQ.
[h/t Bunkarina]

Scone Cash Players is a Miami based funk jazz group led by Adam Scone on the Hammond B3. Scone is an Ohio native, and the accompanying video may (or may not) be a hat tip to the steel industry surrounding Youngstown.

Clutch grinds another one.

Past week so hot I was forced to dig out my official Steve Irwin Crikey Shorts, hose myself down and sit for hours in front of the Vornado. Thankfully, tropical storm Kay showed up and blew out the heat.  I’d forgotten how nice it is just to stand in the rain – and listen.

Have a great weekend. Tomorrow we’ll mess with stuff.

Macropterous Hot Links

My Good Pott, Doc Pomus & Curley Russell’s All Stars (1948)
Jerome Felder, better known as Doc Pomus, was  one of the grandfathers of rock and roll.  He wrote and performed rhythm & blues, a genre that belonged almost exclusively to black American artists whose 78s were often categorized as “race records.”

“By the late 1950’s he was established as one of the best songwriters in the business which is where he’d make his name and cement his legend. During that time it’s doubtful anyone buying his classic compositions performed by The Drifters, Dion & The Belmonts, Ray Charles and the ultimate white-Negro Elvis Presley, were even aware Pomus once sung this kind of music before any of those artists had even cut their first record.”

Spontaneous Lunacy – The History of Rock ‘N’ Roll – Song By Song

Another of Pomus’ contemporaries broke the R&B color barrier soon after: Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes, aka Johnny Otis.


Hot hot was it?

Doin’ dishes?”

Brains: Liquefied.

Capybara parkour.

Yes, but on one condition…”

Blowing up Stretch Armstrong.
[via Memo Of The Air]

Over 12,000 phone calls so far this year.
[via The VFLL]

Places to go: The best museum restrooms.
[via Mme. Jujujive]

#BadStockPhotosOfMyJob. (More on The Twitter.)

[Top image: Robot lineup found here.]


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

Saturday Matinee – Cooder, Mahal & Cooder, Duane Eddy & La Mississippi

Ry Cooder and Taj Mahal, with Joachim Cooder on drums, from Get On Board, a tribute to Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee. Great country blues.

Mancini’s classic by the Titan of Twang himself, Duane Eddy.

The Mississippi Blues Band formed in Buenos Aires in 1989. Renamed La Mississippi, they released their debut recording, Mbugi in 1993.

Have a great Labor Day weekend, and if you’re driving somewhere, don’t complain about the traffic – once you pull out of your driveway, you ARE the traffic. See ya tomorrow.

Obumbrating Hot Links

Violent Love, The Big Three Trio (1951) Okeh Records Active from 1946-1952, The Big Three Trio consisted of Leonard “Baby Doo” Caston (piano, vocals), Ollie Crawford (guitar, vocals) and Willie Dixon (upright bass, vocals). Dixon wrote this and many other blues standards during his lengthy career. (Note: Crawford replaced band founder and guitarist Bernardo Dennis in 1947.)

Lost sounds.

The can tuner.

Citizens For Sanity.

Root cellars [via Mme. Jujujive].

EV charging stations in California.

Economic forecast [via Bunkerville].

Violent Love, Oingo Boingo, live 1983.

Sea Matheson at Fat Studies Conference.

There’s a hole in the port plate, dear Liza.

August 26, 2002: Meet Marshie was released.

Freespoke is another search engine alternative to Google. (I haven’t checked it out yet – I use DDG.)

[Top image found at Tfarhad.]


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

Saturday Matinee – Aaron Moloney, Markus Proske & Lollypop Lorry

Aaron Moloney‘s Toast (2017) won an RTÉ 60 Second Short Award.

Markus Proske‘s 4-string electric cigar box guitar.

Lollypop Lorry covered the Wailers’ / Skatalites’ 1964 hit Simmer Down in style – wait for the trumpet solo. Not bad for a ska band from Russia.

Okay, outta steam, outta time, gotta go, be back tomorrow, seeya.

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