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Posts Tagged ‘awesome’

A Shade of Brown

Monday, 24 June 2019

Twelve balls, and they’re all the same color.

[Proof below the break. Color illusion found here.] (more…)

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Conch Conch On The Head Hot Links

Sunday, 23 June 2019


Murder In The Red Barn [1827].
Murder In The Red Barn [78 rpm melodrama 1932].
Murder In The Red Barn [Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan 1992].


Butting heads.

Whoa. Just whoa.

Salmon Crossing [via].

Bonk Bonk On The Head.

Autos Cubanos en el año 2019 [via].

Who’ll Stop The Rain? This guy can [via].

Visit Los Angeles! See Socialism In Action!

Possibly the worst job in the tech industry.

No racism to see here. Nope. None whatsoever.

Ideology doesn’t change. People do.” – Burgess Owens


From the Connections Department: Bandleader Fred Waring begat The Waring Blender which begat Dr. Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine. TRUE.


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

[Top image: Conchface from here via here via here.]

Saturday Matinee – The Veteran & The Neighbor, Junior Wells, The Healers & Roy Buchanan

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Iraq war veteran (Airborne Infantry) bought a plot of farmland in rural Virginia and discovered that something came with it. Grab a mug and listen to his story.

Junior Wells‘ performed his 1960 hit “Messin’ With The Kid” live in 1993. The Blues Brothers did a decent cover in 1978, and this version by The Healers is killer.

The Healers have one fine lineup, and one fine cause.

Roy Buchanan (1939-1988) was one of the greatest unknown blues guitarists in modern history. Have a listen to “Roy’s Bluz” live in Austin Texas, 1976. [Related posts here.]

Have a great weekend, folks. Got a nice assortment of Hot Links for you to sift through tomorrow.

Catching China.

Monday, 17 June 2019

Cleanup at the 3-point line.

[Found here.]

The Art of Hot Links

Sunday, 16 June 2019

I saw what you did there.

On This Day In Jazz Music is very cool.

Remember when David Letterman was sane?

Ringo explains his drumming style. [Hint: He’s left-handed.]

Here’s a job that pays $174K per year and allows you to vote yourself a “cost of living increase.” Pheeeew.

Every once in a while I’m reminded of The Institute for Centrifugal Research and how awesome it is.

The history of spam started in 1864, over a hundred years before the Internet, with a telegram sent en masse to a number of British politicians. In a prescient sign of things to come, the telegram was an advertisement for teeth whitening.”

[Top image: Sun Tzu’s “Art of War” has been reincarnated as a graphic novel, illustrated by Pete Katz, found here.]

Saturday Matinee – T. Rex, Mott The Hoople & Lou Reed

Saturday, 15 June 2019

T. Rex was a proto-punk band despite the glam rock stuff, and yeah, Marc Bolan was a Jeepster.

Yeah, I listened to Mott The Hoople, too, despite the glam rock stuff.

And yeah, I listened to Lou Reed despite his earlier heroin-addled glam rock stuff.

Have a great weekend, folks, come back here tomorrow for more stuff.

P.S. Tomorrow is Fathers’ Day. Do him a favor. Call and say “Hi, Dad,” then leave him alone. He’ll appreciate it. =)

I’m Stumped.

Thursday, 13 June 2019

[Awesome woodwork found here.]

Saturday Matinee – Mr. Snuggles, Stan Ridgway, Reese Malone & Kelsi Kee, & Samantha Fish

Saturday, 8 June 2019

Goodbye Mr. Snuggles. (Impressive credits roll, too.)

Stan Ridgway and Wall of Voodoo were unusual for the time. They weren’t prolific, but I liked what they did.

Filmed & Recorded on May 4, 2019 at the Dallas International Guitar Festival

Red House is pure awesome, but I can’t find a direct link to the band.
Kelsi Kee – Vocals
Reece Malone – Guitar
Ally Venable – Guitar
Anthony Cullins – Guitar
Danny Ross – Keys
Mike Gage – Drums
Aram Doroff – Bass


Holy crap. I just found this. So heavy and nasty.

Have a great weekend, folks. See you back here tomorrow for more awesome.

6 June 1944- A Calculated Risk

Thursday, 6 June 2019

In 1944, and against the odds, General Dwight D. Eisenhower accepted the risk and subsequent bloodshed in order to prevent more of it. His leadership freed France from Nazi Germany occupation and was the beginning of the end of the war in Europe.

General Eisenhower was mocked by the left, portrayed as a dullard, stupid and ignorant. He wasn’t. Not by a long shot.

[Found in here. More here.]

Guy Fawkes #SharkAnon

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

[Found here.]


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