Posts Tagged ‘Frank Zappa’

Saturday Matinee – The Charts, The Pyramids, The Belmonts, The Mills Brothers & Zappa

Saturday, 1 October 2011

To all readers of Tacky Raccoons who have Utoobage accounts:
Please capture and repost these. They’ve been blocked and vaporized before, but they should be available to everyone, if only because they’re so entirely awesome.


“Dance Girl” by The Charts, who earn the award for Best Non-Rock-Band-Name in the business. (Not to be confused with “Dance Girl,” a song recorded by Norman Fox & The Rob Roys, which is an entirely different awesome song.)

The Pyramids’  1958 hit “Hot Dog Dooly Wah” is a favorite around here.

Dion DiMucci trashed a slut and everyone heard.

The Mills Brothers‘ “Till Then” is a classic.

Zappa’s Black Napkins.

And with that, I’m outta here. Have a great weekend, folks.

Saturday Matinee – Doodling With Some Zees

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Doodling in Math Class is an awesome series with great commentary. (There are more here, here and here.) I did a lot of n-pointed star studies and other similar graphics, but teh Utoobage hadn’t been invented yet to record the brilliance.

One of the great modern animators, Bruno Bozzetto has done it again.

What the heck, here’s another Bozzetto classic.  Now how do I transition from Bozzetto to a music video? …got it.

Bozzetto to Bozzio. Double zees. Which takes us to you-know-who:

1980’s vintage ZZ Top. Now we’re gonna take away one more Z…

Zappa’s “Bamboozled By Love/Owner of a Lonely Heart.”

And with that, have a great weekend folks and be back here tomorrow for more fun.

Saturday Matinee – Miles, George, Michael, Frank & Janis

Saturday, 6 November 2010

[Updated post: I deleted my unnecessary political rant. I decided that it doesn’t belong on this blog, and, aside from letting me vent, all it does is tick people off. Lo siento mucho. –Bunk]

Here’s  a dose of awesome:

Miles Davis was always awesome, especially in his later funk years. Didja catch the background jam? It obviously came from here:

George Clinton’s Parliament cranked it, although Clinton’s Funkadelic  “Maggot Brain” was my favorite. Here’s an alternate version:

Poor video, but nice audio by Michael Hampton. Let’s segue…

Zappa’s “Black Napkins” is a classic, and it’s probably derived, or at least related in an odd sort of way, from this:

Yep. That’s the Janis. Have a great weekend, folks, and be back here for more fun tomorrow.

The Dental Floss Tycoon

Thursday, 6 August 2009

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… or was he mining for tweezer zirconium ore instead?

[Found here.]

CB & FZ

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

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A seat at this table would have been priceless.

[Image from here by way of link from here.]


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