Stuff I Do When I’m Bored 19

Kephalonomancing Hot Links

Slummin‘, Don and Dewey (1959) Don “Sugarcane” Harris (aka Don Bowman) and Dewey Terry never had any hits of their own but others did with covers of their songs. Sugarcane Harris had particular success playing electric violin as a sideman for Little Richard, Johnny Otis, John Mayall & Frank Zappa, and in the 1980s was a member of the punk/jazz/psychobilly group Tupelo Chain Sex.

Sunkitty.

Raven or crow?

expecto petronum

Construction horrors.

The Electric Vampire 1910.

Greta taught us everything.

Vacuuming with otters [via].

New Hampshire volcanoes and stonewalling [via].

DALL-E 2: Describe an image and let AI create it [via].

[Top image found in here.]


From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago.

Saturday Matinee – SPOT, Mr. Hurley & Die Pulveraffen, and The SIDH

Boston Dynamics did it again – and that’s not a typo in the title – the robot is named Spot.

Straight from the Caribbean Osnabrück, Mr. Hurley & Die Pulveraffen (the Powder Monkeys) are German “grogstars” playing Irish melodies with a rock pirate theme. (A powder monkey’s job was to bring black powder to the ship’s cannons.) Yo ho and shalalala.

The SIDH is an Italian band that plays electro Celtic metal bagpipe club music; 2018 band interview here.
Iain Marr – whistle player/piper
Federico Melato- keyboards and percussion
Michael Subet – bass
Salvatore Pagliaro – electric & acoustic guitar
[h/t Mme. Jujujive]

It’s that time of year when we set our calendars back, so have a great three day weekend and we’ll see you here tomorrow.

Lawrence Lipton’s Contribution To The World – DUHAB the Beatnik Robot

July 19, 1965 – L.A. Times

GADGET FOR TODAY–Author Lawrence Lipton, chronicler of the beatnik scene, demonstrates his “robot,” Duhab (Detector of Undesirable HABitués). Lipton says robot ferrets out the undesirables – including censors, book-burners.
[…]
“The Venice West beat scene was the most promising attempt ever made to bring avant-garde culture to Southern California, and it was murdered by self-righteous, puritanical busy-bodies and hostile police,” he said.

[Image and story found here.]

Japanese Bot Rod Chuichi

[Found here via here. Click images to enlarge. Description via Google Translate below the break.] Continue reading “Japanese Bot Rod Chuichi”

Saturday Matinee – Russian Cyberfarm, KMAC2021, The Marcus King Band & Playing For Change

They say that Russia is a technically backward country, there are no roads, robotics do not develop, rockets do not fly, and mail goes too long. It’s bullshit.

[h/t Feral Irishman]

KMAC2021 has been around a while, does some great short videos and has close to a million fans on the Utoobage. He does some serious stuff, too.

Marcus King started learning guitar at age three or four, played professionally since he was 11. He’s a fourth-generation musician; his grandfather was a country guitarist, and his father, Marvin King, continues to perform live.

Musicians from around the globe, assembled by Playing For Change, covered the NOLA staple Iko Iko in style. It features Dr. John (in one of his last recordings), the Grateful Dead’s Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart, New Orleans’ favorites Ivan Neville, Donald Harrison and George Porter, Jr.

Yep. There’s some stuff alright. Have a great weekend and try not to annoy too many people on social media. See you tomorrow.

A Prediction from 1968

By the turn of the century, chances are you won’t recognize the familiar telephone. Based on services already in use or on the drawing boards, you can expect some pretty far-out developments.

For example, Picturephone see-while-you-talk service, already in limited use, might well be offered in full color and three dimensions. With it, you could do the family grocery shopping, look at the new cars, or buy a new hat without leaving the house.

Electronic switching equipment now in trial use, will call you back when a busy line you have called is free, or transfer your calls to another phone while you’re away from home.

[Image and caption found here. Bonus below.]

BTW, that’s Jane Jetson, not Judy…

Saturday Matinee – Steel Shredder, Egg Cracker, Android 207, Tom Waits & Pink Floyd

Not sure why, but this kind of stuff fascinates me.

Egg-breaking machine complete with egg-breaking porn soundtrack found here.

I ran across Paul Whittington‘s Android 207 a coupla years ago. Seems to fit.

Tom Waits‘ self-accompanied masterpiece “Clang Boom Steam” also seems appropriate.

From the Utoobage description: “The iconic video was created by Gerald Scarfe initially as a backdrop film for when the band [Pink Floyd] played the track on its 1977 In the Flesh tour.”
From the Utoobage comments: “Imagine having to wait 40 years to watch your favorite band’s official videoclip.”

Have a great weekend, folks, and don’t forget that astronomy is gonna happen tomorrow night.

 

The .Gif Friday Post No.528 – Gauche Proposal, Bot Reaction & Dock Decker

About that 3rd one. At first I thought it was a dog, happy to see his master; then I thought it was a nekked woman happy to see her lover. I was wrong both times. It’s a nekked guy.

[Found here, here and here.]

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