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Archive for the ‘Music’ Category

Saturday Matinee – The Nablus Soap Factory, WHODAT, Fishing With John & FISHBONE

Saturday, 14 September 2019

Amazing. The contents of clay cylinders found during the excavation of ancient Babylon is evidence that soapmaking was known as early as 2800BC, and these guys in Nablus are still doing it the ancient way, by hand. Why?

Nice animation that must have taken a while to make [via].

Fishing with John (with Japanese subtitles). From the Utoobage comments: “The problem with other fishing shows is that they are too polished, too normal. And they don’t have enough Tom Waits.”

Reminds me of “The Fishin’ Musician” series featuring John Candy.

Now for something completely different.

I don’t know what Fishbone was yammering about here, but I like the vibe.

As long as a tune was good, I never paid much attention to lyrics, but sometimes, years later, I found that the songs I liked a lot weren’t about what I thought they were about at all.

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

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“Should I Stay, Or Should I Go?”

Thursday, 12 September 2019

“I’m walkin’ in concrete! Woah-oh!
I’m walkin’ in concrete! Woah-oh!
I’m walkin’ in concrete! Woah-oh!
And don’t it feel good!”

[Image from here. Lyrics references from here and here.]

Saturday Matinee – Maddy Bailey, Zappa’s Bolero, The Cadillac Three & John L. Hooker Suckuppery

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Maddy Bailey takes no offense [via].

Frank Zappa conducted Ravel’s Bolero, one of the most boring compositions ever, but added a Reggae beat. Why not?

The Cadillac Three make some fun noise. Never met ’em, but I grew up with some just like ’em. Good people.

Holy crap! Look at the lineup of that John Lee Hooker backup band!

Have a great weekend, folks. Boogie chillun’.

Saturday Matinee – Papa John Creach, Buddy Guy, and Gatemouth Brown with Roy Clark

Saturday, 31 August 2019

Papa John Creach (1917-1994) performed with Louis Armstrong, Fats Waller, Stuff Smith, Charlie Christian, Big Joe Turner, T-Bone Walker, Nat King Cole and Roy Milton. Later he toured with Hot Tuna and Jefferson Airplane / Jefferson Starship.

Buddy Guy always looks like he’s having fun. This concert is from 1994 [via Mme. Jujujive].

Now THIS is killer.
Gatemouth Brown and Roy Clark picking jump blues speedgrass to Duke Ellington‘s “Take The A Train” in 1979.

Have a great Labor Day Weekend, folks. Go fire up the grille and burn something tasty.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 600 – Do do do do, Equine Nasal Recorder & Buttwigglin’

Friday, 30 August 2019

[Found here and here. The 3rd one I cropped, reversed, spliced, looped and resized from, um, here. Click on any .gif above to hear awesome.]

BTW, this post is kind of a landmark as we’ve been collecting .gif animations and posting three or more every Friday. That means we’ve got about 1,800 cool in our Archives. Have at ’em.

Saturday Matinee – Dano Lancelot, Frank Zappa, Maceo Parker and Derek & The Dominos

Saturday, 24 August 2019

Dano Lancelot covers UB40’s cover of Neil Diamond’s “Red Red Wine on steel drum, and it’s real pretty.

On 28 October 1976, 35 year-old Frank Zappa appeared on The Mike Douglas Show to discuss his music and promote his album “Zoot Allures.”  Note that Douglas’ show aired in the afternoons and was tailored to stay-at-home moms. Zappa picked an easy one for the studio band: “Black Napkins,” one of my favorite Zappa instrumentals.

“My god. You could base a whole religion around this groove.” -Comment on the UToobage.

Apparently the clip above comes from “My First Name Is Maceo,” a concert/documentary DVD released in 2005.

Maceo Parker– Alto Sax/Vocals
Fred Wesley– Trombone/Vocals
Pee Wee Ellis– Tenor Sax/Vocals
Bruno Speight– Guitar
Jamal Thomas– Drums
Will Boulware– Hammond B-3 Organ
Jerome “Jerry” Preston – Bass Guitar/Vocals

As a bonus, there’s this non sequitur ridiculous awesome.

Have a great weekend, folks.
See you back here tomorrow for, like, you know, stuff.

Nuclear Annihilation Owl Is Not Amused Hot Links

Sunday, 18 August 2019

Waterpigs.

Awesome [via].

Now about that movie violence meme

I didn’t do it because you didn’t see me do it.

Terrence K. Williams is funny. Example 1. Example 2.

Na wzgórzach Mandżurii – akordeon Horch musette po naprawie w serwisie akordeonów Tadeusza Łandy

In Galician, Colgate [Colga te] translates to “Hang yourself.”

Basketball Player Banned: Urine Test Finds Him Pregnant.

Cross the street only if the white man gives you permission.

Auto insurance claims adjuster asked for front, rear and side views.


John 3:16 in English:

“For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting.”

John 3:16 in Hawaiian:

“No ka mea, ua aloha nui mai ke Akua i ko ke ao nei, nolaila, ua haawi mai oia i kana Keiki hiwahiwa, i ole e make ka mea manaoio ia ia, aka, e loaa ia ia ke ola mau la.”

John 3:16 in Hawaiian Pidgin:

“God wen get so plenny love an aloha fo da peopo inside da world, dat he wen send me, his one an ony Boy, so dat everybody dat trus me no get cut off from God, but get da real kine life dat stay to da max foeva.”


[Top image from here:]

A Short Vision became one of the most influential British animated films ever made when it was screened on US television as part of the popular Ed Sullivan Show. Although children were advised to leave the room while it played, it still caused outrage and alarm with its graphic representation of the horrors of nuclear war. But it also caught the mood of the times, since the mid-1950s was the height of both the Cold War and nuclear paranoia, as depicted (sometimes allegorically) in such American films as Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) and The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957).” [Description from here.]


A Humble Request. Thanks to all contributors and those of you who continue to donate. She’s still in the skilled nursing facility, learning to walk again. (I’m paying directly rather than through GoFundMe.)


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


Saturday Matinee – Kyoto Tachibana H.S. Band, The Box, The Mendes Harmónica Trio & James Cotton

Saturday, 17 August 2019

Kyoto Tachibana High School Brass Band, November 23, 2017 Rose Parade National Commemorative Parade at Fushimi Osuji Shopping Street.

They memorized the music. They memorized the choreography. They stayed in tune while jumping around and not breaking teeth, and they also stayed in perfect formation. What happens to them in private if they miss a step or crack a note? I’m still impressed [via].

Dušan Kastelic‘s The Box [via]. Reminds me of Lazar.

The Mendes Harmónica Trio blows “Rock Around The Clock.” Check out that double-decker Hohner on the left.

James Cotton (1936-2017) was one of my all time favorite blues harp players. Have at it.

Have a great weekend, folks. Be back tomorrow for stuff.

Saturday Matinee – Elvis Covers: You wanna puke or you wanna rock?

Saturday, 10 August 2019

Found in here. So cute it’ll make you puke.

Yeah, she’s got it down on the uke, but it was garbage even when Elvis sung it. Adult singers are much worse since they should know better, like this FAIL, this FAIL and THIS MAJOR LEAGUE FAIL.

Now THIS is how to do an Elvis Cover right.

[BTW, Steve Goodman was the guy who co-wrote and recorded the best damn country song ever. He also wrote and recorded the best damn train song ever.]

This song comes to mind as well. Even Mojo Nixon got it and asplained it perfectly over 30 years ago.

Have a great weekend, folks. Be back here tomorrow to see if I’ve been banned from Twitter again.

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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