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Archive for the ‘Retro’ Category

Gotta Look Sharp.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Retro Rocker, Harajuku, Tokyo, circa 2009.

[Found here.]

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Monday, 26 June 2017

[Found here.]

Not Your Father’s Hot Links

Sunday, 18 June 2017

Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps recorded “Catman” in 1957. [Here are the lyrics so you can sing along.]

The Ramones capitalized on The Stance.

This is the Ideal Store.

Rollin’ Wild is a cool site with animation shorts filled with spherical animals, like this one.

This is pretty trippy [via].

Omphalophobes can be repulsed just by seeing or thinking about a belly button. Other rare phobias listed here.

Apparently anthropomorphic global warming existed before anthropomorphs did. Dinosaur skulls have been found as far north as what is now Alaska (which in the Cretaceous Period was mostly within the Arctic Circle). Pachyrhinosaurus is now my favorite Sauropod. What did they do in the Arctic darkeness?

Corey Hart sends mixed messages and I have no idea who he is.

Dog likes to watch “Planet Earth” on TV [via].

Happy Fathers’ Day to all Fathers who ever Fathered. To you Proto-Fathers and Fathers-In-Training, your prime responsibility is to Father forever more.

 

Saturday Matinee – Wrestling Women, Listing Ships & Keith Ferguson

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Women’s wrestling c.1950 features Ramona Isabella & Ethel Johnson vs. Babs Wingo and Marva Scott [via].

“Waiter, there’s a table in my soup.” -YouTube Commenter

It’s a compilation. Dates, locations and ships are not indicated, but that’s some serious listing. I’d have been hiding in my cabin and praying that the Dramamine didn’t wear off [via].

How about some retro rock?

This one dates from the mid to late 80’s during a resurgence of roots rock / rockabilly spearheaded by The Stray Cats. This was the heyday of The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and Keith Ferguson was their left-handed bassman before he left to form his own band The Tail Gators (yeah, I have some of their vinyl). Ferguson died in 1997 at the age of 50 from liver failure according to Wiki.

Big Guitars From Texas didn’t hit my radar, but there they are, live at Dixie’s Bar and Bus Stop in Austin TX, and featuring Evan Johns, Don Leady, Denny Freeman, Frankie Camaro, Keith Ferguson and Mike Buck, Circa 1985-86.

Have a great weekend folks, and we’ll be back here tomorrow for more awesome.

 

How to set a sugar cube on fire.

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

So in other words, if you want to impress your guests with your talent for setting sugar cubes on fire, take up smoking first.

[Found here.]

Saturday Matinee – Mavis Staples, The Staple Singers, Les Paul & Billy Gibbons, and Cutty Flam

Saturday, 10 June 2017

Nice groove with a great message from Mavis Staples.
[h/t windbag].

The Staple Singers, a family gospel/soul group had a number of hits in the 60’s and 70’s, and “I’ll Take You There” was my favorite due to the killer bass line.

Les Paul met up with Billy Gibbons in 1999. Interesting banter, interesting jam.

Bunkarina caught wind of a SoCal band that she thought I should check out. I did, and you should, too.

Cutty Flam is a 1-woman-2-man retro rockabilly R&B band from the San Fernando Valley. Reminds me of a combination of Richie Valens, The Paladins, Ruben & The Jets (with a sprinkling of The B-52s) and I like it.

Have a great weekend, folks. More stuff is on the way.

Steampunk Computer Bugs

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Very cool sculptures by Michihiro Matsuoka [via]. Click for larger images.

Saturday Matinee – The Harrington Brothers, Roscoe Holcomb & Fleadh Finale Ennis

Saturday, 3 June 2017

Spot on current events mockery from years ago by The Harrington Brothers.

Roscoe Holcomb sang about past troubles.

More evidence that “Anthropogenic Climate Change is caused by white people” and no one else. There’s an incredible amount of stupid flying around these days.

I honestly hope you’ve been properly inoculated and are relatively immune from this caustic brand of blatant racism.

 

A Public Service Announcement.

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

[Found here.]

Saturday Matinee – Nick Offerman, John Edmark & Phi, HST & Roy Buchanan

Saturday, 27 May 2017

I’ve never seen a single episode of “Parks & Recreation,” but this advert featuring actor  Nick Offerman is mildly amusing [via]. It doesn’t go far enough IMO. Someone tell Nick that I’d be happy to outline a horror story based upon actual events.

John Edmark creates some amazing stuff using the irrational number Phi, laser cutters and strobes [via].

Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride” is a 2006 documentary about rogue reporter Hunter S. Thompson, narrated by Nick Nolte. Thompson was an amusing unhinged journalist who set the standard for inserting himself into every story he ever covered.

Gotta have at least one music vid, and we haven’t posted any Roy Buchanan in a while, so there you go.

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend, folks, and please take the time to remember what it’s all about.


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