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Archive for the ‘Retro’ Category

Saturday Matinee – Petting an Octopus, David Byrne, Cab Calloway & The Rutles

Saturday, 22 September 2018

He might not realize it, but the octopus is tasting him. [Found here, via here.]

Everybody’s coming to David Byrne‘s house. Everybody. [via].

Nice lip synch & choreography to Cab Calloway‘s December1948 recording of “Everybody Eats When They Come To My House.” (Everybody eats, except for one guy).

Okay so now we’ve got a food theme going.

The Rutles were one great parody band (perhaps surpassed by but even that is arguable). The album “All You Need Is Cash” is so spot-on that those who don’t know it was a hoax think it’s the real Fab Four Try it. It really sounds like a Beatles Greatest Hits compilation.

Dylan Hears A Who is awesome, also. Lemme know if you want a .zip file that includes the CD liner notes.

Have a great weekend, folks. See you back here tomorrow when we’ll discuss unprovable allegations from over 30 years ago attempting to destroy an honorable man’s career, family and life by people who have no ethics and want to eradicate the U.S. Constitution by fiat.

That octopus is awesome.

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The Range of Paranoia

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Did you spot the subliminal scary clown?

 

It’s the ghost of Buddy Hackett. He was awesome.

[Top image found here. 2nd image obtained from the first.]

Guys – Forget Betty Dupree, Becky Brown and Betty Chaney.

Monday, 17 September 2018

Ann Mitchell is the one for you. She’s a hoot, a lotta fun, but steer clear of her Dad and her three older brothers and you won’t end up wearing a plaster cast.

[Found here.]

Everyone Knows It’s Windy Hot Links

Sunday, 16 September 2018

Volleysoccer.

Good day to go fishing.

No racism here. Nope. None at all.

No Twitter bias here. Nope. None at all.

No Google bias here. Nope. None at all.

Tom Waits’ 20 favorite albums (as of March 2005).

Ken Nordine’s “Colors” was the basis for an artistic game using paint.

Democrat Senator Dick Durbin blames Republicans for Chicago’s horrific gun violence, but there’s just one little problem. Chicago’s last Republican Mayor was William Hale Thompson (who served from 1927-1931). James Woods begins his reply with “Dear Nimrod.”

16-1/2 minutes of “celebrities” gossiping about ex-SNL cast member Norm Macdonald.

Why are “celebrities” gossiping about ex-SNL cast member Norm Macdonald?

You guessed it. Frank Stallone.

Ernie Kucera (1920-2007)

Ernie Kucera at the Starlight Ballroom in 1992 – his band’s 50th Anniversary.

From the You Get What You Pay For Department: In construction, you can only pick two of the following three:
(A) Low-cost, (B) High quality and (C) Fast completion. Brad Pitt’s well-meaning charitable foundation chose A and C, and the houses are falling apart after less than a decade.

From the Bad Acting Department: Weather reporter can barely stand up to the winds of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Florence while other pedestrians were immune. Reminds me of the classic Today Show blowzit.

A private message to The Weather Channel.

[Top image culled from the absurd The Weather Channel video.]

Social Breakfast Media Club Hot Links

Sunday, 9 September 2018

Billy Redden speaks.

Well. Will you look at that.

Warning: This site uses Gookies.

Top 100 Billboard Hits of 1971 includes some awesome classics.

Squirrel monkeys beat the crap out of a man attempting to kidnap one of them from a zoo [via].

“I yield back.” Rep. Billy Long auctions off a protestor at the Twitter hearings.

Seven People Whose Lives Were Ruined by Social Media (and some of them deserved it IMO).

Should the US taxpayer pay for free healthcare for foreigners living in this country illegally? I don’t think so. Should we pay for emergency medical services? Yes, without a doubt.

I bought this 1969 Rhinoceros album for one song only:
Apricot Brandy. Years later I learned that the band was a fabrication of Elektra Records session musicians.

Led Zeppelin’s 1971 hit “When The Levee Breaks” was first recorded in 1929 by Memphis Minnie and Kansas Joe McCoy after the 1927 Missippi Flood.

[Top image found here.]

Saturday Matinee – The Marshall Tucker Band, Sam The Sham & James “Super Chikan” Johnson

Saturday, 8 September 2018

In the late 70s, there was a shift away from hard rock, pop, disco, and other over-produced gag-inducing genres, and I took a liking to Country Rock Jazz fusion. The Marshall Tucker Band caught my ear with “The Last of the Singing Cowboys,” one of the prettiest songs ever written, featuring one of the greatest country rock vocalists ever: Doug Gray (and yeah, that’s one silly-ass hat on the guitar player.)

Domingo “Sam” Samudio is still live and howlin’ in this vid from 2000. IIRC, Sam took his nic “The Sham” because he only knew 3 chords. “Little Red Riding Hood” is probably my favorite STSATP song – even in elementary school we got the innuendo. “Oh, That’s Good” was fun due to our juvenile misinterpretation of the lyrics: “He operated on my 3rd leg…”

Okay, um, let’s move on.

Never heard of James “Super Chikan” Johnson? Crank it up.

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

One-Eyed One-Horned Flying Purple Hot Links

Sunday, 2 September 2018

Dude’s tired. Literally.

The Oogum Boogum Song.

From The Don’t-Touch-It Department:
Man touches it and is fined $1,500.

Brilliant *ahem* political analyses from Thing 1 and Thing 2.

I went to WalMart to buy drugs. I stuck around because I heard this.

Joey DaPrince hears Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” for the first time.

Mongolian throat singing AND eefing is one scary combination [h/t Octopus].

Lemon Merangue on the Window Sill is 20 minutes of pure insanity with cicadas [h/t Octopus].

Brooklyn Judge LaShann Moutique DeArcy Hall instructed new citizens to disrespect the United States Flag and the National Anthem during a citizenship ceremony. Puke.

Mr. Smith from Bangalore India warns that your Barclays debit card may spontaneously combust “and create a pocket fire at any given moment, burning your legs and stomach terribly.”


Fun Facts To Know And Tell:
Shelby FredrickShebWooley (1921-2003)

Recorded the 1958 No. 1 hit “The Purple People Eater.”
Recorded many songs as Ben Colder.
Was a character actor with roles in High Noon, The Outlaw Josie Wales and many other movies.
Co-starred as scout Pete Nolan in the TV series Rawhide.
Credited as the voice behind the Wilhelm scream stock sound effect heard in hundreds of movies and countless TV shows, but received no royalties from it.


[Top image – Jacky Ke Jiang. I love the style.]

[Confidential to Randy L. – Thanks for your generous contribution.]

Saturday Matinee – Captain Beefheart, BeauSoleil & George Thorogood

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Complete Captain Beefheart concert, possibly in Toronto 1974 [via]. I saw CB and his Magic Band live in the early 80s at The [famous but now defunct] Golden Bear in Huntington Beach California. Bizarre tribal rhythmical poetry during his “Bat Chain Puller” tour.

BeauSoleil undated and completely awesome.

George Thorogood‘s vid from 1982 included cameos by pool sharp Wiilie Mosconi and the late great Bo Diddley.

Have a great Labor Day weekend, folks.

Infraterrestrial Hot Links

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Dude’s got balls.

Gone With The Wind in 1 minute.

Guy got fired for doing what comes naturally.

What The Heck Is It? The Giz Wiz dares you to guess.

Like early 20’s-30’s jazz? Free public domain downloads here.

Ever review the Socialist Party USA Platform? Everything is free except for freedom.

Yank the plastic straw out of the sea turtle’s left nostril and sell it to China = RECYCLING!

Dust in the foreground, stars in the background. This .gif of the surface of a comet (67P?) may or may not be amazing.

This is possibly The Best White House Press Conference you’ll ever hear.

[Top image: US Navy Hurricane Hunters, 1960, found here.]

Saturday Matinee – The Archers of Loaf, The Axis of Awesome, Zappa & Santana

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Archers of Loaf. Great 3-chord rock. According to Wiki, they disbanded, reformed, broke up and now reorganized before disappearing completely.

In 2009, The Axis of Awesome discovered the secret 4-chord progression required to make a hit record.

Zappa’s “Variations on the Carlos Santana Secret Chord Progression” is a classic. Unfortunately the video is not an actual performance, but a compilation of images pasted over the music. So what. I still like it. We’ll let Carlos Santana have the last word.

Woodstock put Carlos Santana on the map in 1969. Great jam.

Have a great weekend, folks. See you back here tomorrow and we’ll mess around with stuff.


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