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Archive for the ‘Retro’ Category

Saturday Matinee – Rail Bicycling, Eliese LeGrow Bo Diddley & Dick Dale

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Rail bicycling looks like fun out in the open, but it would spook the hell out of me on the bridges. One rogue gust of wind blows you away, one mis-timed tunnel and you go splat. Nice vid with nice music.

Elise LeGrow took Bo Diddley’s classic and made it nasty.

Bo Diddley was a national treasure who got ripped off big time by the recording industry, partly due to his own ignorance of copyright law. The vid is from about 2008.

We lost another Great One this past week.

R.I.P. Richard Anthony Monsour aka Dick Dale (1937- 2019).

Have a great weekend, folks. See you back here in 24 or more.

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Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Earthly Delightful Butt Music

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

[Hieronymus Bosch‘s Butt Music found here.]

Hello Cleveland!

Monday, 18 March 2019

According to Google Maps, the place still stands, in Ohio City Ohio.

[Top image found here.]

Saturday Matinee – St. Patrick’s Day Eve Edition: Irish Wedding at 5AM, The O’Reillys & The Paddyhats, & The Rumjacks

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Pretty good rendition of “The Rattlin’ Bog.” It’s a tough song to sing, but I’m partial to the version sung by The Fenians. Saw them sing it live more than once, and Terry Casey never stumbled.

The O’Reillys & The Paddyhats jam it with “Barrels of Whiskey.”

The Rumjacks‘ “An Irish Pub Song” is “a piss take at the explosion of Irish Pubs in Australia and the bastardisation of a culture.
From the lyrics posted on the Utoobage:

There’s a county map to go on the wall,
A hurling stick & a shinty ball,
The bric, the brac, the craic & all,
Lets call it an Irish pub.

Caffreys, Harp, Kilkenny on tap,
The Guinness pie & that cabbage crap,
The ideal wannabee Paddy trap,
We’ll call it an Irish pub.

You get the idea. On the other hand, my favorite Irish rebel song was a broadside set to music: Nell Flaherty’s Drake. It’s got some of the best snarky curses I’ve ever read. Here’s The Clancy Brothers’ version.

This is kinda fun, too. Good story intro:
The Night I Punched Russell Crowe.”

Have a great weekend, folks. We’ll be donning some green tomorrow.

Carpet Bomber

Monday, 11 March 2019

[Found here.]

Hot Links of The Plutocracy

Sunday, 10 March 2019

Pluto 2018

Pluto 1930


Gee whiz.

HEY DUCK

This still makes me grin.

Self-driving cars are racist.

What? Mufasa’s dead? [via]

Justice for Nick Sandmann.

Steve Vai’s guitar collection [via].

Click this, because it’s entirely awesome.

This is what smart phones were made for.

Whatever happened to Laurence Tureaud?

This is aginst ma civil rats.” [Language alert]

Elected Muslim Democrat who hates Jews and says so, accuses others of genocide. Pheeew.

Everyone who stood around watching and did nothing except to record it is complicit. {Update: Perp arrested, pleaded not guilty.]

The following is the March 1 Congressional Research Service report, Venezuela: Political Crisis and U.S. Policy. Venezuela’s economy
contracted by 18% and inflation exceeded 1.37 million percent in 2018. Way to go, socialism.

Circa 1978, NASA engineers wondered how many tampons astronaut Sally Ride would need for a week in space. “Is 100 the right number?” they asked. “No. That would not be the right number,” she replied. [source]


[Top Images: Pluto in 2018 found here. Pluto in 1930 found here.]

 

The Leaning Tower of Britten

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Brilliant.

Ralph Britten purchased a water tower from the nearby town of Lefors, Texas, transported it to Groom. The tower was intended to supply Britten’s remote truck stop /restaurant and tourist information center with water, but he found a cheaper supply and installed the empty tower as an advertisement on Route 66.

Britten’s business burned to the ground, but his water tower still stands.

[Image and story found here. Related post here.]

Mardi Gras 2019!

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Heureux Mardi Gras!

Mo gris gris gumbo yaya here.

Air Guitar

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

[Did a Tineye search and found I posted it previously here.]

Cool. 😀
Vulcans can’t play air guitar.

Saturday Matinee – Archie Bell & The Drells

Saturday, 23 February 2019

I love this sound.
One hot riff makes it. I used to dance like that, too.

Do the stroll ’70s style. That’s some hilarious stuff.

Yeah, I heard the original today, and it made me smile.
1:40 “Lemme put this hamburger down.”

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


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