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Posts Tagged ‘Earl Scruggs’

Saturday Matinee – Star Trek, Willys Jeep, The Cleverlys, Clogging, Earl Scruggs & The Chieftains

Saturday, 18 September 2010

German sci-fi advertisement [Found here].

How to breakdown and reassemble a Willy’s Jeep in under four minutes. [via]

The Cleverlys’ bluegrass version of “Walk Like An Egyptian.” [via]

After the Cleverly’s drummer’s action, it’s only proper to post a video of clogging, aka, Bluegrass Flamenco. Both bluegrass and clogging are closely related to Irish reels and dancing, so…

Here’s Earl Scruggs with the seminal Irish band The Cheiftains. Nice blend, that.

Have a great weekend, folks, y’all be back here tomorrow.

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Saturday Matinee – Trib Cartoonists, String Bean, Doobies & Chet Atkins

Saturday, 15 May 2010

1931 Cartoonists at the Trib. I love that style. [Found here.]

“Run Rabbit Run” by String Bean (aka David Akeman) the inventor of gangsta pants and sporting early metal makeup, playing with Lester Flat and Earl Scruggs. Akeman and his wife were murdered by burglars at their rural Tennessee home in 1973.

I’d forgotten about this song until I heard Bunkessa singing it. It reminds me of a high school roadtrip when Dave Borracho decided to relieve himself through the open rear window of Mike Pupshaw’s family station wagon and we learned about aerodynamics.

Chet Atkins was amazing. Here’s some chickin’ pickin’ on “Yakety Axe,” a riff on Boots Randolph’s classic, “Yakety Sax,” more commonly known as “The Benny Hill Theme Song.”

Have a good weekend, folks.


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