Ailuromancing Hot Links

Theme from Jonny Quest, Hoyt Curtin composer (1964) Opening & closing themes to Hanna and Barbara’s Jonny Quest Saturday morning cartoon show that aired in 1965. According to Curtin, the opening theme took about an hour to produce.

Be a puffin.

Dance hard.

Technocracy.

Andirondack Pro Model.

1973 Japanese balloonbot.

Holy echinopsis, Batman!

WWII one-man battleships.

The Uganda Skateboard Union.

Puppy’s first bath [via Bunkerville].

Singapore timelapse [via Mme. Jujujive].

The Welsh  Guards Band paid a tribute to Tina Turner.

It’s what’s on the inside that counts [via Memo Of The Air].

[Top image found here, h/t Nag On The Lake.]


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Saturday Matinee – Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, The Contours, and Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros is a bit of an enigma to me. Some songs sound like folk busker music, some seem almost evangelical, and then they morph into a psychedelic jug band. Formed by singer Alex Ebert, the band’s name is based on a story he wrote about a messianic figure named Edward Sharpe.

The Contours should need no introduction, but not according to some of the comments in the Utoobage. The 1962 hit Do You Love Me was written by James Brown and Pee Wee Ellis.

A former James Brown impersonator, Charles Bradley & His Extraordinaires turned up the soul groove with this retro gem from 2014. Great bassline too.

Happy Memorial Day weekend, stay safe in your travels, and we’ll be sitting on the porch as usual if you want to stop by.

Palpebrating Hot Links

Get Rhythm, Johnny Cash and The Tennessee Two (1956) Originally calling themselves Johnny Cash and The Tennessee Three, Sun Records owner Sam Phillips suggested they go with The Tennessee Two after steel guitarist A.W. ‘Red’ Kernodle became too nervous to play and left the studio, leaving Luther Perkins (Fender electric guitar) and Marshall Grant (upright bass). By 1953 drummer W.S. Holland joined the band, and they eventually became The Tennessee Three again.

Who’s there?

Words of Wisdom.

Say a little prayer.

Crackhead magic.

What “CC” means.

Criminalizing truth.

The Calling of the Crows.

The Tithing of the Crows.

The Leveling of the Crows.

G.I. Joe can take you there.

Beautiful shore of Guatemala.

Kitty sings the blues [sound up].

How to enter a crowd in Paducah, Kentucky.

Seven seconds of contentment [via Bunkerville].

The Melbourne Bouncy Castle King [h/t Gord S.].

Spoiler alert: C is for the Capsule [via Mme. Jujujive].

The big band jazz of Jonny Quest [via Memo Of The Air].

The Atomic Energy Merit Badge begat The Radioactive Boy Scout.

[Top image: 1958 Cadillac Fleetwood tail light found here.]


From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago. 15 years ago.

Saturday Matinee – Lonnie Mack, Steve Ripley & The Tractors, and Malford Milligan

The late great Lonnie Mack.

Steve Ripley & The Tractors were responsible for creating the highest selling album ever recorded in the state of Oklahoma.

In 2019, Malford Milligan, backed by Danny Vera (& band), performed a great cover of Sam Cooke’s 1963 classic on Dutch television.

After attending Bunkessa’s wedding in NOLA, I had a busy week doing nothing and I loved it. Have a great weekend, see you tomorrow, rain or shine.

Matripotestal Hot Links

Cankton Two Step, Leeman Prejean (1988) From an obituary:
A native of Carencro and a resident of Lafayette for most of his life, Leeman Prejean retired from the Lafayette Parish School Board after thirty-two years of service as a custodian. He had a passion for music and was an active musician for thirty-nine years with “Leeman Prejean and the Happy Playboys of Scott“.

This guy.

Universe 25.

Moscow traffic.

Fun with numbers.

bababababop [via Bunkerville].

A reply to a message in a bottle.

NOT a deepfake. Those are real.

Bar napkin art [via Memo Of The Air].

The thing is called the Great Seal bug.

USAF racist program to combat racism.

A Unique petting zoo opened in Florida.

A.I. generated 1993 Pizza Nuggets commercial.
[via Mme. Jujujive]

Happy Mothers Day, mothers!

 


From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago. 15 years ago.

Saturday Matinee – Aaron Hughes’ Five Cents, The Meteors & The Interrupters

Aaron Hughes‘ impressive hand-drawn animation Five Cents:
“Drawn by hand on thousands of market data pages from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times with ink, white-out, gouache paint, gold leaf and other materials.”
[h/t Mme. Jujujive].

Formed in South London in 1980, The Meteors are considered the first verifiable psychobilly band (and the second band to use the term).

The Interrupters: Aimee Interrupter & the Bivona brothers always look like they’re having fun, probably because they are.

That’s all for now. Be back here tomorrow and we’ll make up stuff.

Cardophagal Hot Links

Let’s Dust, Planet Seven (2001) From their album The Tomorrow That Never Was, Planet Seven launched spacesurf punk from San Francisco, CA.

Camo.

Now do this.

Tiny Bubbles.

Dear Pen Pals.

Toxic clarinets.

The Great White.

CGI realism today.

Image description.

Helene [via Memo Of The Air].

Rollin’ & Rockin’ [via Bunkerville].

All the dance moves you’ll ever need. [Sound up]

One more thing to see before bedtime [via Mme. Jujujive].

[Top image found somewhere, possible Reddit photoshop.]


From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago. 15 years ago.

Saturday Matinee – Smooth Hound Smith, Justin Johnson & Cam Cole

Smooth Hound Smith were an Americana duo comprised of Zack Smith and Caitlin Doyle-Smith; their sound reminds me of Dan Hicks & The Hot Licks. After ten years of performing and recording, they closed up shop during The Great Covid Lockdown.  Apparently Z.G. Smith is now back in business.

Justin Johnson‘s unusual cover of Howlin’ Wolf fits my mood.

Cam Cole, busker, bluesman, rocker, recording artist, and “the most impressive one-man band you will ever see” has a new EP out, but this one is still my favorite.

Porch time is on schedule for tomorrow, so we’ll see you there.

Filipendulous Hot Links

Don’t Look Back, The Temptations (1967)
The Classic Five – Otis Williams, Melvin Franklin, David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks and Paul Williams performing live on the Ed Sullivan Show 19 November 1967. The Temptations were THE Motown Sound (thanks in part to Smokey Robinson).

Peter Tosh (with Mick Jagger) recorded his version of Don’t Look Back in 1978.

Duck.

Midge.

Trilobite eyes.

“That makes sense.”

More Glitterbombing.

Life Lessons with Mr. T.

Russian Army Barbie World.

A history of Steamed Hams.

A repo repo {via Bunkerville].

There’s a reason for the nets.

Good planets are hard to find.

Eastbound on I-54 with Honey.

Playing with panic [h/t Pam M.].

A moment of cognitive dissonance.

Attack of the Marmite [ht Aussie Infidel].

The Social Conformity experiment (2015).

FYI: Facebook class action settlement notice.

A tiny sci-fi story every day [via Mme. Jujujive].

Women laughing alone with salad [via Memo Of The Air].


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Saturday Matinee – A.I. Family Guy Pizza, Hot Club de Piracicaba, Jimmie Vaughan, and Robert Randolph & The Family Band

When you ask A.I. to create a Family Guy pizza commercial you get this.

Hot Club de Piracicaba performs Paganini in Django style.

Guitar great Jimmie Vaughan is still pickin’ the blues at 72.
At 04:12 he says it’s an Eddie Taylor song, but a 1952 Meteor Records 78rpm issue credits Elmore James & James Taub as the writers.

Robert Randolph and The Family Band
“In his adolescent years before being discovered by the secular community, [Randolph] was almost completely unaware of non-religious music. He went on exclaim in an interview that ‘I grew up and saw a lot of older guys playing lap steels and pedal-steel guitars in my church. I had never heard of the Allman Brothers, or even Buddy Guy or Muddy Waters.’ “ [Wiki}

And I had never heard the term sacred steel before today. Have a great weekend, see you back here tomorrow. Bring your laundry.

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