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It is now 22 minutes and 11 seconds after 11am, 1 January 2022 Pacific Standard Time: 1/1/22 11:22:11 am.

Saturday Matinee Christmas – Jason D. Williams, The Petersens, and Leon Redbone w/ Ken Peplowski & Dr. John

Jason D. Williams is a madman on the ivories, and the video was posted on the Utoobage just a few days ago.

The PetersensSleigh Ride [2:31] is a fun take on one of my favorites.

“Listen to how perfect this is…
The Doctor, Leon, and the heir to Benny Goodman…”

Leon Redbone, Dr. John and Ken Peplowski make a great trio, and Leon spelled backwards is, well, you know.

Have a great pre-holiday weekend, be back here tomorrow for some last minute shopping.

Lafuente’s Bunkhouse

Julio Lafuente was a Spanish architect who worked mainly in Italy. This is a summer cabin he built with structural engineer Gaetano Rebecchini on Capocotta Beach near Rome in 1965.

[Found here, caption from here.]

Saturday Matinee – The Firebirds, Dracula’s Daughters, Mad Jack & the Hatters, and The Meteors

The Firebirds were the only British band to play the 2002 Rockabilly Festival, which marked the 50th anniversary of Sun Records and 25th anniversary of Elvis Presley’s death.

Dracula’s Daughters are Emily & Elizabeth Butters (with Forrest Butler and Jim, Mitch & Elias from Boston’s Triple Thick).

Mad Jack and the Hatters are, um, interesting…

Formed in South London in 1980, The Meteors are considered the first verifiable psychobilly band (and the second band to use the term).

Halloween be upon us, so carve a squash, spook the kids, mock the mask-mongers and have fun sending the Aos Sí back to their hidey holes for another year. See you back here for tricks and treats tomorrow.

Sepicolous Hot Links

Echo Four-Two, Bad Manners (1980) Bad Manners hooked me with their cover of Millie Small‘s 1964 hit My Boy Lollipop (a cover of My Girl Lollipop credited to Robert Spencer of The Cadillacs and recorded by Barbie Gaye in 1956).  Bad Manners also recorded one of the prettiest reggae love songs ever: Samson and Delilah.

Problem.

Red Jelly.

The jazz retriever.

Amazing trick shots [via].

Elephants squashing squash.

Birth month frequency chart.

The Police Lip-Synch Challenge.

Fluid dynamics of swimming ducks.

LARRY FERRARI—Radio, Television & Recording Artist/

[Top image: Will Elder and Al Jaffee.]


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

Saturday Matinee – Byrd Theater PSA, John Fred & His Playboy Band, The Tractors & Tom T. Hall

The Byrd Theater in Richmond, VA has played the same PSA before every movie since the early ’80s, and the audience recites every word along with it. From the comments:
“Wow, takes me back. the crowd participation was one of the best aspects of this PSA, a whole theatre saying “sssssick!” was amazing.”

According to John Fred & His Playboy Band,  Judy had cantaloupe eyes. (The color version of this 1968 promo video was poor quality, so the guy who posted it converted it to black and white.) The song was co-written by baritone sax player Andy Bernard and lead singer John Fred Gourrier, both of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Bernard pawned some memorabilia on Cajun Pawn Stars (2012, Season 2, Episode 14).

Mama’s little baby goes trippin’ in the kitchen with a different take on the traditional folk song by The Tractors.

“The Story Teller” Tom T. Hall, best known for Harper Valley PTA, passed away yesterday at the age of 85. R.I.P. to a great songwriter.

A lot of disturbing news flying around these days, but we’ll get past the insanity somehow.   Meanwhile have a great weekend, cherish family and friends (except for, um, you know) and we’ll see what happens tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Romdraculas Firenze w/ Jun-Hyuk Choi, Rodrigo y Gabriela, The Eels & Messer Chups

In 2016, Korean tourist Jun-Hyuk Choi asked to borrow the bass and sat in with some buskers in Florence, Italy. The trio is Romdraculas Firenze.

Influenced by a number of genres including nuevo flamenco, rock, and heavy metal, Rodrigo y Gabriela eventually got tired of the Mexican rock scene. In 1999, despite not speaking English, they moved to Dublin, Ireland and were a hit. They’ve done much more since. More about them here.]

Aw yeah! The Eels vid is an odd one, kinda fits my attitude. The song was released in Japan in 2001, U.S. in 2002, on the album of the same name. The video volume is a bit low, so if you turn it up, turn it back down so you don’t blow your spickers.

Messer Chups doesn’t appear in my “suggested for you” Utoobage, but I know where to find them: St. Petersburg, Russia. They’re listed under vampire space zombie surf rock. Oleg Gitaracula – Guitar; Zombierella – Bass; Rockin Eugene – Drums

“While Messer Chups’ mostly instrumental sound is hard to neatly categorize, it’s safe to say that it would be embraced by fans of rockabilly, horror punk, vintage surf records, Italian slasher films, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, Pulp Fiction, lounge music, the theremin, The Cramps, and the theme song from The Munsters.”


Hey, Utoob. Just because I click on a random video out of curiosity doesn’t mean that I like garbage like this, so you can remove it from the “suggested for you” list. I’d really appreciate it, because I’m only interested in finding the really good stuff.

Three day weekend for some of you out there, but we’ll hold down the fart until you return. See you then.

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