Archive for the ‘Retro’ Category

Delta Tau Chi 1963

Thursday, 1 April 2021

[Found in my garage.]

Saturday Matinee – Feeling Through (short film), John Hiatt & the Jerry Douglas Band, Cowboy Jack Clement & Jerry Lee Lewis

Saturday, 27 March 2021

A homeless teen meets a deaf blind man in Feeling Through.

John Hiatt & the Jerry Douglas Band 2021. Hiatt’s been around for a long time, glad to see he’s still recording.

Cowboy Jack Clement was one of those guys who seemed like he’d be around forever, but then one day he’s gone. He played with and produced for some of the biggest names in both rock n’ roll and country music, and reportedly “discovered” (and recorded) Jerry Lee Lewis while Sun Records founder Sam Phillips was on vacation.

Yep. That’s The Killer in his heyday, and he’s still going.

Running short on post time here, but we’ll see you tomorrow for something or other.

Belgian Coal Miners ca. 1900

Thursday, 25 March 2021

That’s an elevator and some of the “safety gates” are missing. The workers are wearing wood clogs. Actual date and place is unknown.

[Found here.]

Wanted: Milo, Sawa & Cagwang

Thursday, 18 March 2021

National Geographic September 1948

Seems a bit steep for a cagwang (flying lemur), but let’s recognize that these prices are in Filipino money. A four foot sawa (python) could run you $1.50 in US money, up to $37.50 for a 28 foot specimen. Here we see two Filipino men holding a reticulated python and a crested serpent eagle.

I presume there’s takeout in the back.

[Image and caption found here.]

Nothing Much Happened Today.

Monday, 8 March 2021

[Found here.]

1919 Amusement Park Ride Allows You to Die in a Sitting Position

Tuesday, 2 March 2021

From Electrical Experimenter magazine, December 1919:

“In the circus we are used to seeing a person “loop-the-loop” or turn a somersault in mid-air while in an automobile, the vehicle and its passengers landing right side up on a properly inclined platform, down which it glides to earth. Our artillery experts can compute with extreme accuracy the trajectory of various projectiles, both large and small, and thus it should be quite possible, with the aid of modern mechanical engineering technique, to build one of these aerial passenger rocket amusements successfully. The gun out of which is the shell or rocket, with its human cargo is shot, may be operated by compressed air, by powder, or it may be an electromagnetic gun.”

[Found here. Click the link above for .pdf of the issue.]

Saturday Matinee – This Is Hormel (1964), The Rave-Ups, Tom Waits, Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood, and Freddie King

Saturday, 13 February 2021

Everything you ever wanted to know about Hormel… up to 1964. [h/t SL]

The Rave-Ups got some traction for their work in the movie Pretty In Pink (1986). Their cover of the ByrdsYou Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere is pretty good, too.

Tom Waits does rockabilly his way, and the intro on his live version is pure awesome.

Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood tell the truth (2009).

Any Freddie KIng jam makes me smile, and Boogie Funk (ca. 1968) matches what’s been going on in my brain lately. (I’m not sure that’s the correct song title – it might be Feelin’ Good.)

Have a great weekend, we’ll see what happens tomorrow.

Low and Outside

Thursday, 11 February 2021

[Found here.]

Elephant Seal with Snow Boobs

Tuesday, 9 February 2021

Roland, a 4,000 pound elephant seal, getting a snow bath from his handler at Berlin Zoo, c. 1930.

[Found here. FWIW, this is our 5,300th post on Tacky Raccoons.]


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