Saturday Matinee – Bobby Banas, Booker T. & the M.G.s, Zontar Venus, and MonoNeon w/ Davey Nathan,

He was 30 years old when he ripped up The Judy Garland Show in 1964. From the Utoobage comments:
“The ‘Best Boy Dancer’ happened to be the choreographer for this dance. His name is Bobby Banas. He also played Joyboy in Westside story.”
I’d say the girl did a bang up job but she got no credit.

Al Jackson Jr., Steve Cropper, Duck Dunn, Booker T. Jones,
aka Booker T. & the M.G’s, groovin’ in 1971.

Zontar Venus. You’re on you’re own with this one. [h/t Gord S.]

Modern soulfunkgroove (with some serious technical music skills embedded).
MonoNeon: lead vocal, background vocals, guitar, bass;
Davy Nathan: keyboards, drum programming.

Guess that’ll do for now. Hope the summer heat is cooling down to a  more tolerable level for y’all, and remember: it ain’t the heat, it’s the humanity. See you back here tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – DoodleChaos, M. Shadows, Shadows Nepal & The Shadows

 “I’ve synchronized The Flight of the Valkyries (by Richard Wagner) to 8 Line Riders racing down the track for victory. Choose your team color and cross your fingers. All lines were drawn by hand.”  [Link found buried in here.]

M. Shadows screams about something for half a minute.

The Shadows Nepal, from Narayangadh, Chitwanrock, have been performing for over 20 years and have a large following, both in Nepal and around the world. Dharma appeared on their 2nd album, Hidne Manche Ladcha, released in 2006. More about them here.

The Shadows in a clip from the 1961 movie The Young Ones, complete with their typical choreography (and some overdubbed not-quite-Beatlesque screaming girls).

I can’t remember if I’ve got big plans for the weekend or not, but I know I’m supposed to do something. See you back here whenever.

The .Gif Post No. 732 – Sitter Reaper, INSA Thoughts & Nina’s Linoleum Angel of Death

[Found here, here and here.]

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.]

 

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