Saturday Matinee – Girl X, Roy Head, The Black Keys & Gary Clark Jr.

Twisted clay animation by Takena Nagaona:
“I began making clay animations at high school. I’m a huge fan of horror movies and metal music. My works are often renowned for violence and gore!”
[h/t Gorehound]

Roy Head (sans The Traits) showed off his JB moves  while lip-syncing on  Hollywood A Go-Go (a Shindig wannabe) in 1965. Too bad the vid fades out before the song is over.

The Black Keys are still at it.

Gary Clark Jr. set the surf on fire in 2016 with 10-1/2 minutes of pure awesome.

Have a peaceful Easter and take time to remember what it’s all about.

Saturday Matinee – Alfred Image Works, Pokey LaFarge & The Heavy

It’s 2150. There are all sorts of Aliens living throughout space.
Johnny Express (2014) by South Korean CGI studio Alfred Image Works.

Pokey LaFarge knows.

The Heavy from 2013. Great retro soul sound.

Had some good karma come visit in the past week: doc called and said there’s nothing important to discuss, Gord sent me some cool prints, and my workload has expanded. Then it balanced itself somewhat: a computer crash did some minor damage, and snakes ate my catalytic converter at 3am yesterday. Life happens.

Have a great weekend, and we’ll be back twitchin’ & bitchin’ tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Cat City, Pinetop Perkins & Luther Johnson

Cat City (2017) by Vewn.
“I wanted to portray a world where a character’s experience in the physical world is a reflection of their emotional turmoil. In a way, it parallels my own experience of growing up and leaving home to pursue what I thought was my dream, and then slowly realizing it wasn’t what I thought it would be.”
-Victoria Vincent

Joe Willie “Pinetop” Perkins (1913-2011) passed on a year after this performance. A long time member of Muddy Waters‘ band, he recorded Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie (1953), a song originally written and recorded by Clarence “Pinetop” Smith in 1929.

Woman Don’t Lie & Somebody Loan Me A Dime  – Luther Johnson, with  Sonny Thompson on piano (1973). The second [3:50] is a cover of a Fenton Robinson song.

Have a great weekend, more to come tomorrow.

 

Saturday Matinee – Elysian Fields, Bombskare, Steve Karla / Leo Johnson & Mike Zito

Very nice animation of Elysian FieldsAlms For Your Love. (Ignore the “You Can’t Watch It From This Link” garbage. Just click it.)

Bombskare did some a capella whoopin’ on Rory McLeod‘s Love Like A Rock.

Steve Karla & Leo Johnson (of SpaceHeaters) go street busking Django style.

Long intro, but song starts at about 0:2:10. Mike Zito from August 2018.

Looks like some of you are in for some global cooling this weekend. If your house seems chilly, just step outside for five minutes and come back in – it’ll warm the house up good. Hunker down, and we’ll thaw out something fun for tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Andrey Bakhurin, Haruka Kikuchi /w Stephen Walker & Michael Nesmith

Just rediscovered this 2008 Russian compilation of animations done with Post-It Notes (by Andrey Bakhurin).

“Welcome to ‘Trombone Talk’ and today’s guest is Stephen Walker (I call him Steve). He is one of my old friend since I’ve been here, we used to hang around at the YUKI Izakaya on Frenchmen Street (they closed down in October 2016), and yes, great Trombone player.”

Haruka Kikuchi has earned the title of Queen of the Tailgate Trombone.

One of the prettiest songs ever written.
R.I.P. Michael Nesmith.

Hope y’all have a great weekend and we’ll be here all day tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – The Drink, The Fly By Night Rounders (w/ The Spoon Lady), Mick Wigfall & The Toxics

“After a little more than 2 months of work here it finally is! ‘The Drink’, a short film that’s 100% CGI. […] I really tried replicating the look of old 60s film photography and the almost dreamy Hollywood feel. I spent a lot of time researching lenses, different characteristics, how old 90s movies where filmed, how traditional film reacts to certain conditions, etc, and I’ve really learnt a lot during this whole process.”

William Landgren is 14 years old.

From the streets of Asheville NC, the Fly By Night Rounders  have an interesting bluegrass / country blues style, and The Spoon Lady has a fascinating life story.

“Anything that’s R’n’R is fine.”
Mick Wigfall & the Toxics are a European power trio that most in the U.S. (including me) have never heard of – details at the link – and that’s a very nice 1955 Chevy Bel Air in the vid.
The band consists of
Mick Wigfall -double bass & vocals;
John Kuriak – drums;
Sébastien “Seb” Ailhaud – guitar.

It’s a wrap. Have a great weekend, ignore the bogeymen, and we’ll see you back here tomorrow just for the hell of it.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 704 – Spook Bob Scarepants, Vigorous Exorcise & Dead Eyeroll

[Found here, here and here.]

 

Saturday Matinee – Bench, Eric Bibb, Pepe Ahlqvist w/ the Wentus Blues Band, & the Sad Sam Blues Jam

Such a touching story. In clay.
[h/t Mme. Jujujive]

“America, for all of its associations with pain and its bloody history, has always been a place of incredible hope and optimism. To be American, and particularly to come from New York City, is to be blessed.” – Eric Bibb

Eric Bibb was interviewed in April 2019 by Charlie Heat at Kensaltown Live. Jump to 01:12 for some stompin’ blues.

Finnish blues rocker Pertti “Pepe” Ahlqvist & the Wentus Blues Band, live in Borås, Sweden (2004). Scandi blues at its best.

Let’s go one more. The Sad Sam Blues Jam features sisters Sadie Johnson (Vocals/Guitar) and Sam Johnson (Bass), with Krista Hess (Vocals/Guitar) and Matt McCarthy (Drums). Sam Motter is the wailin’ sax player. That’s what they sounded like in 2014 while still in high school!

Looks like that’ll do it for now. Gonna see if I can unclog the sidebar widgets that WorpDress arbitrarily farked up, but other than that, have a great weekend and we’ll be back tomorrow with more roughage.

Saturday Matinee – Pwnisher’s Render Challenge, Rex Race, The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band & The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Pwnisher hosted a competition that resulted in this mesmerizing compilation of entries based on the same “simple” animation:

It’s way beyond my capabilities, and I’m surprised no one walked the poor bastard up the stairs.

Nice find, Jonco.

The Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band is always a fun romp, and they have a new album in the works.
Rev. Peyton – Guitar/Vocals
Breezy Peyton – Washboard/Vocals
Sad Max Senteney – Drums/Vocals

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones don’t believe in anything anymore. It’s from their 11th studio album, When God Was Great (2021).

Yep, that’ll do for now. Have a great weekend, watch out for the bugbears and we’ll throw something on the floor to kick around tomorrow.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 686 – Jellycat, Pug Parade & Quilterhorse

[Found here, here and here. The one who made the quilted horse, Nina Paley, also did these.]

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