Saturday Matinee – Glenn Marshall / Fractal Forest, The Ramones, The Brothers Comatose & Sue Foley

AI meets Mandelbrot, and the results are beautiful, serene – and distubing. Computer artistry by Glenn Marshall, based upon a 3D Appolonian fractal animation by Inigo Quilez.

Here’s a palette cleanser. The Ramones.

The Brothers Comatose crank out denim trenchcoat bluegrass.

Think premium leaded Fabulous Thunderbirds with SRV. Sue Foley is an amazing blues rocker out of Austin, Texas.

Got a lot going on these days, and even more to worry about if I really wanted to bother, so maybe I’ll just have fun instead. See you tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Postmodern Jukebox, MONSTER TAI-RIKU, and Victor Wainwright & The WildRoots

Postmodern Jukebox did a good ‘un with this U2 cover in soul / R&B style featuring Rogelio Douglas, Jr. (2019). No comment on the, um, harmonica solo.

Excellent Buddy Guy cover by MONSTER TAI-RIKU (and that is how to play blues harp). Formed in 2012 and comprised of young session musicians, the band took a leave of absence in March of 2020.

Currently recording as Victor Wainwright & The Train, it’s Dr. John meets Roomful of Blues.
“Victor Wainwright, winner of this year’s Pine Top Perkins Piano Player Award at the BMA’s, is a force to be reckoned with on a piano. He IS honky-tonk and boogie, with a dose of rolling thunder. Wainwright’s playing is simply beautiful madness.” -American Blues Scene

Got some free time to mess around this week, and gonna mess around tomorrow too. See you when you get here.

Saturday Matinee – Cyriak Harris, Hubert Sumlin & Sunnyland Slim, and Scott H. Biram

Cyriak Harris strikes again with a music video for the band Light.
[via Ms. Cellanea].

Hubert Sumlin & Sunnyland Slim (with Willie Dixon on bass & Clifton James on drums) from The Stars of the 1964 American Folk Blues Festival, a German television program. Sonny Boy Williamson II did the introduction.

Scott H. Biram is a one-man ass-kickin’ rock machine. (Reposted from about ten years ago).

I’m yawning, gotta go, see you back here tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Vi Hart, Otros Aires, The Head Cat & Gunhild Carling

Vi Hart has put together some amazing videos over the years – her series Doodling in Math Class is excellent. [h/t Memo Of The Air]

Argentine tango in black and white.
Otros Aires is a 21 Century Audiovisual ElectroTango project created,  produced and directed by the Argentinean musician, architect & video artist Miguel Di Genova. It was made between Barcelona and Buenos Aires ports in 2003.

Meanest cover of Dale HawkinsSusie-Q  I’ve ever heard.
The Head Cat, live at The Key Club, West Hollywood, California, May 6th, 2010, consisted of Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats) Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead) & Danny B. Harvey (Rockats). Lemmy died in 2015 at the age of 70 and was replaced by David Vincent (Morbid Angel).

Gunhild Carling is amazing. Someone told her the bag pipes are a musical instrument so she played them.

Happy New Year to all, and let’s hope the insanity abates in 2023.

Saturday Matinee – Sam Butera & The Witnesses, Ry Cooder, and Miles Davis w/ Robben Ford & Bob Berg

Sam Butera & The Witnesses (1964).

Written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman, Elvis scored a hit in 1961 with Little Sister in 1961, but Ry Cooder‘s 1982 version is my favorite.

New Blues, Miles Davis w/ Robben Ford & Bob Berg (1986).
Don’t be fooled -it starts out slow then sneaks up behind you and kicks you in the head. Ford steps in at about 3:00.

Have a great weekend, see you back here tomorrow and we’ll talk it over.

Saturday Matinee – Swamp Dogg, Tamio Okuda w/ Super Chikan Johnson, and Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters

Seems like Swamp Dogg has been around forever; he’s 90 and still recording: “Every time I listen to some new music that everybody thinks is the greatest thing since hot biscuits, it’s full of Auto-Tune.” He decided to give it a go, and used it to give “a sense of  emotional detachment” on his album Love, Loss and Auto-Tune (2022).

Tamio Okuda’s Blues. (2014). The guy on jerry can guitar is Tamio Okuda, and that’s James “Super Chikan” Johnson.

Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters in 2013.

I’ll be around all day tomorrow. See you then.

Callipygous Hot Links

Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On, Big Maybelle Smith (1955) Mabel Smith began recording in 1947 when she was 23 years old, yet she’d been singing in various venues since she was a child. She was the first to record Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On, produced and arranged by a young Quincy Jones for Okeh Records, and predating Jerry Lee Lewis’ version by almost two years. (Lewis liked the song so much he stole it, then credited Big Mama Thornton.)

oh hell no

Bigfoot Eruption.

A Drive-by History.

A long strange trip.

Song of the blobfish.

Remember Monkeypox?

Emotional support demon.

A round of applesauce [via Bunkerville].

It’s not easy being the coolest in the club.

Dave Chappelle talks about the funny business.

Only the names (in the Rocky Horror Picture Show).
[via Memo Of The Air]

[Top image found here.]


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

Saturday Matinee – Sadeck Waff, The Mound City Blue Blowers, Bette Midler & Los Lobos

Sadeck Waff, Oxandre Peckeu et 126 performers professionnels et amateurs. Remerciements à la Neodance Academy et leurs équipes pour le casting et la gestion des danseurs.

A clip from their 1931 short film Nine O’Clock Folks, The Mound City Blue Blowers featured Red McKenzie (kazoo), Jack Bland (Vega guitar) and Frank “Josh” Billings on suitcase. YouTube video description includes Eddie Condon, but I think that’s Eddie Lang on guitar. The movie title referred to the local curfew.

Bette Midler at her peak (circa 1984) with a killer cover.

One of the most underrated bands ever: Los Lobos, from How Will the Wolf Survive , 1984.

Well, dang. Down to the wire, out of time & out of steam. See you tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – The Platypus Conspiracy, Messer Chups, Tito & Tarantula and Rory Gallagher

The Platypus [h/t Gord S.]

From St. Petersburg, Russia,  Messer Chups is listed under vampire space zombie surf rock, and their version of the Bondage theme is the best I’ve heard. Recorded at Brin de Zinc (Chambery-France) 2014
Oleg Gitaracula – guitar;  Zombierella – Bass; Rockin Eugene – Drums.

Ten minutes of a bluesy Doors-ish groove. Tito and Tarantula were filmed for an episode of Texas Roadhouse Live (hosted by Kinky Friedman) in 2010. Tito Larriva played Radio Head in the movie TRUE Stories (1986) and was a founding member of The Plugz.

Rory Gallagher slides all over the place at the Montreux Jazz Festival, July 1977. Five years earlier he was crowned International Guitarist of the Year. He died in 1995 at the age of 47, from liver failure caused by prescription drugs; his grave marker is a replica of the award.

That’ll do for now. Have a great weekend, see you back here sometime tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Mario Wienerroither, The Reverend Peyton’s Bid Damn Band, and Johnny Winter w/ Edgar Winter & Rick Derringer

#klangberlins: Konzerthausorchester Berlin pays tribute their city.

Mario Wienerroither‘s (mostly) unplugged Rolling Stones. [h/t Pam M.]

It’s hard to tell, when the devils look like angels and angels look like hell.
The Reverend Peyton’s Bid Damn Band has an appropriate message for the upcoming elections. 

Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter and Rick Derringer, Rockpalast 2007.

I have big plans to sleep in tomorrow, but stop by anyway and help yourself to the cooler on the porch. I’ll be out soon enough and we’ll do stuff.

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