Archive for the ‘Retro’ Category

Saturday Matinee – 1922 Hotties, Grampa Shreds, 50 Blues Riffs & Jeff Healey with Dr. John

Saturday, 14 January 2017

1922 beauties and fashions in color [via].

Anonymous octogenarian walks into a guitar store and doesn’t play “Smoke On The Water.”

This guy nails the styles and acknowledges that there are caption typos in the vid. The Utoobage post has the entire list.

Jeff Healey (with Dr. John) had a killer jam recorded in 1988.

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

Saturday Matinee – Sign Painters, Unsatisfying, PPAP, Chewbacca Screams; JJ Grey & Mofro

Saturday, 7 January 2017

Great Grampa Strutts and his sons were painters. I tried it once, but didn’t have the proper equipment.

“Unsatisfying” by Parallel Studio.

PPAP is mildly disturbing.

[h/t Bunkessa.]

JJ Grey & Mofro cranked some swamp soul at the Peoria Blues Fest on 31 August 2013. Lotta recognizable influences, especially Joe Cocker.

Have a great weekend folks.

The .GIF Friday Post No. 467 – Dance Hard, Superdog & Slow Reflexes

Friday, 6 January 2017

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[Found here and here. Unfortunately I lost the link to the first one.]

Chew Mail Pouch

Tuesday, 3 January 2017

“If you can find a job that you would do without being paid, that’s what you should do.” – Harley Warrick

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Large abandoned structure in Dillonvale, Ohio, in Jefferson county. Mail Pouch Tobacco ad barely visible.

[Found here.]

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That’s Mail Pouch barn painter Harley Warrick (1924-2000).

Here’s an excellent tribute site to those who travelled the sticks to hand-paint the ubiquitous advertisements:

Mail Pouch Barnstormers.

That quote on top? It’s similar to what my own grampa told me:
“Find something you like to do, figure out how to get paid for it, and you’ll never work a day.”

Of Christmas Past

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Christmas Eve Tree

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New Zealand circa 1910. “Studio portrait, young woman in Christmas tree fancy dress and hat costume, with little presents and decorations hanging off her, Christchurch.”

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1909. “Midwinter carnival, children’s parade with dog sled. Upper Saranac Lake, N.Y.”

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December 6, 1924. “Greenwich Village Follies girls mending toys.”

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New York, December 1924. “Unloading Railway Express car.”

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Washington, D.C., circa 1920.

[Top image found here. Other images and captions  found at Shorpy.]

The Feast Of The Bean Kings

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

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Fest des Bohnenkönigs (Feast of The Bean Kings)
Jakob Jordaens (ca. 1640-45)

The Lord of Misrule:

The functionary with the above whimsical title played an important part in the festivities of Christmas in the olden time. His duties were to lead and direct the multifarious revels of the season, or, as we should say at the present day, to act as Master of the Ceremonies. The following account of him is given by Stow:

‘In the feast of Christmas, there was in the king’s house, wheresoever he lodged, a Lord of Misrule, or Master of Merry Disports, and the like had ye in the house of every nobleman of honour or good worship, were he spiritual or temporal. The Mayor of London, and either of the Sheriffs, had their several Lords of Misrule, ever contending, without quarrel or offence, who should make the rarest pastime to delight the beholders. These lords beginning their rule at Allhallond Eve, continued the same till the morrow after the Feast of the Purification, commonly called Candlemas Day, in which space there were fine and subtle disguising, masks and mummeries, with playing at cards for counters, nayles and points, in every house, more for pastimes than for game.’

If that description is correct, the Fest des Bohnenkönigs was a celebration that ran for three months every year starting at Halloween, and there’s probably a good reason why the Feast was banned… twice. Click on the link, then zoom, scroll and enjoy the debauchery.

Somewhat related was the British tradition of “The Bean Feast.”

[Top image and description found here.]

Completely Formed Plastic Easy To Build Ready To Paint Hot Links

Sunday, 11 December 2016

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Q: What’s the link between the USS Arizona Memorial and Elvis?
A: THIS.

It knows what you’re doing [via].

Nope. You can’t swim in molasses.

The Stanford University Marching Band horn section [story here].

Crazy Snail and things.

To pundits and journalists: Please stop using the phrase, “It begs the question.” It doesn’t mean what you think it means.

I Googled “Hair Monster Food” and got this.

Warning for Parents: this is a potentially dangerous doll.

Gift Ideas Archive is an archive of Gift Ideas.

Saturday Matinee -Slidin’ in Montreal, John Popper with Eric Clapton, The Blues Brothers, John Lee Hooker & Aretha Franklin

Saturday, 10 December 2016

Self explanatory slippery wreckage with an appropriate soundtrack. (Here’s another version with a Canuck/Reggae/Punk soundtrack.)

Is it too early for a Christmas jam? Nah.

Yeah, I didn’t recognize Eric Clapton, but you can’t miss John Popper, and I can’t keep the image of John Belushi out of my head while listening to him.

Sorry about that, but I’ll make up for it. Lookee here:

Mitica scena del film “The Blues Brothers” in cui Jake e Elwood entrano nel ghetto per andare a reclutare Matt Guitar Murphy e Blue Lou Marini. Eccezionali le performance di John Lee Hooker (è proprio lui che canta il suo stesso pezzo Boom Boom Boom) e di Aretha Franklyn, che interpreta la moglie di Matt.

Vi auguriamo un grande fine della settimana, la gente. Ci vediamo di nuovo qui domani per più divertente.

Another Great Gift Idea: Chinese Mickey Grits

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

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[Found here.]

Saturday Matinee – Gravy Canes, The TeeTones, & Miscellaneous R&B

Saturday, 3 December 2016

This kinda stuff makes me smile.

The TeeTones do it right, and I wanna be their bass man.

No idea who those guys are, but I wanna be their bass man.

These guys are great. I wanna be their bass man.

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

[P.S. Thanks to The TeeTones for following. You guys are awesome, and I wanna be your bass man.]


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