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Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Saturday Matinee – Rail Bicycling, Eliese LeGrow Bo Diddley & Dick Dale

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Rail bicycling looks like fun out in the open, but it would spook the hell out of me on the bridges. One rogue gust of wind blows you away, one mis-timed tunnel and you go splat. Nice vid with nice music.

Elise LeGrow took Bo Diddley’s classic and made it nasty.

Bo Diddley was a national treasure who got ripped off big time by the recording industry, partly due to his own ignorance of copyright law. The vid is from about 2008.

We lost another Great One this past week.

R.I.P. Richard Anthony Monsour aka Dick Dale (1937- 2019).

Have a great weekend, folks. See you back here in 24 or more.

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Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delightful Butt Music

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

[Hieronymus Bosch‘s Butt Music found here.]

Saturday Matinee – St. Patrick’s Day Eve Edition: Irish Wedding at 5AM, The O’Reillys & The Paddyhats, & The Rumjacks

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Pretty good rendition of “The Rattlin’ Bog.” It’s a tough song to sing, but I’m partial to the version sung by The Fenians. Saw them sing it live more than once, and Terry Casey never stumbled.

The O’Reillys & The Paddyhats jam it with “Barrels of Whiskey.”

The Rumjacks‘ “An Irish Pub Song” is “a piss take at the explosion of Irish Pubs in Australia and the bastardisation of a culture.
From the lyrics posted on the Utoobage:

There’s a county map to go on the wall,
A hurling stick & a shinty ball,
The bric, the brac, the craic & all,
Lets call it an Irish pub.

Caffreys, Harp, Kilkenny on tap,
The Guinness pie & that cabbage crap,
The ideal wannabee Paddy trap,
We’ll call it an Irish pub.

You get the idea. On the other hand, my favorite Irish rebel song was a broadside set to music: Nell Flaherty’s Drake. It’s got some of the best snarky curses I’ve ever read. Here’s The Clancy Brothers’ version.

This is kinda fun, too. Good story intro:
The Night I Punched Russell Crowe.”

Have a great weekend, folks. We’ll be donning some green tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Single-Handed Pure Devotion, The Dixie Hummingbirds, The Allman Brothers & Kris Kristofferson w/ Johnny Cash

Saturday, 9 March 2019

[via Madam Jujujive]

Miz J. emailed, tells me she likes gospel, blues and old country, so here we go.

The Dixie Hummingbirds (1928-present) are a gospel rhythm and blues vocal group who influenced many recording artists. Even Paul Simon covered them.

What’s the greatest blues song ever? That’s a tough choice because the blues spans so many decades. I’m gonna go with this.

T-Bone Walker recorded “Stormy Monday” in 1947, but The Allman Brothers Band did a great cover 33 years later. I’ve always loved that chord turnaround.

(And THIS is one of the prettiest songs they ever recorded.)

Gospel – Check.
Blues – Check.
That leaves “old country.” Well, it’s not that old, but it counts.

Have a great weekend, folks. More stuff tomorrow.

Mardi Gras 2019!

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Heureux Mardi Gras!

Mo gris gris gumbo yaya here.

Saturday Matinee – New York Subway A Capella, Russian Chicago Cover & Ice Weasels

Saturday, 2 March 2019

Apologies for losing the original link. These guys are great.

These Russians do Chicago better than Chicago.

Then there’s this insanity. Ain’t no fear of thin ice.

Have a great weekend, folks. See you back here after the apocalypse.

Saturday Matinee – Archie Bell & The Drells

Saturday, 23 February 2019

I love this sound.
One hot riff makes it. I used to dance like that, too.

Do the stroll ’70s style. That’s some hilarious stuff.

Yeah, I heard the original today, and it made me smile.
1:40 “Lemme put this hamburger down.”

Have a great weekend, folks. Rock on wit yo bad sefs.

Saturday Matinee – Gene Chandler, Earth Angels & Samantha Fish with John Long

Saturday, 16 February 2019

Gene Chandler was still doing retro doo-wop in the early ’60s. Then there’s these guys whose cover was kinda embarrassing, but good at the same time.

Yeah, that stuff is stuff, but this stuff is better.

Sam Fish cranks it, and that hoser on her right [Jonathan Long] could barely keep up. Love it.

Have a great weekend, folks. See you back here tomorrow for more fun.

Saturday Matinee – NFL 2019 Bad Lip Reading, Zappa & The Persuasions

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Bad Lipreading of NFL 2019 (via).

I’m kinda in a doo-wop mood, and St. Valentine’s Day is coming up. Czech this out.

That’s one of my favorite Zappa love songs because he did it so righteously.

The Persuasions deserved more recognition than they ever got. They were always looking for an echo and they covered Zappa.

Have a great weekend, folks. See y’all back here tomorrow for stuff.

Saturday Matinee – Stan Coster, Slim Dusty & Ali Mills

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Stan Coster sings “The Wobbly Boot.”

Slim Dusty sings “The Three Rivers Hotel.”

Ali Mills sings Waltjim Bat Matilda (better known as Waltzing Matilda, written by her great uncle Val McGuinness).

[All vids courtesy Digger Phil.]


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