Posts Tagged ‘John Prine’

Saturday Matinee – El Twanguero, Hot Club du Nax, John Prine & Grandpa Elliot Small

Saturday, 16 January 2021

Spanish guitarist Diego Garcia, aka El Twanguero, plays his original composition Minor Rag / Spanish Rag. Stay with this one; it starts out slow then jumps to amazing.

Austria’s Hot Club du Nax features talent from Innsbruck, Prague, London and Bologna, and do a damn fine job playing 1930s gypsy swing.

John Prine had the perfect voice for his style of songwriting and was “among the English language’s premier phrase-turners with music relevant to any age.”

Grandpa Eliott Small & his PFC Band pulled off a great version of Buster Brown‘s Fannie Mae (complete with some whoopin’ and eefin’). A New Orleans street performer, Small once said he doesn’t know what beer tastes like, he’s never touched drugs and the only thing he smokes is the exhaust from the cars that pass Royal and Toulouse.

As I was looking for some music videos for this post, I began searching my memory for loud, angry, pissed-off frustration songs to reflect the recent abhorrent events that have fallen upon our Republic, knowing that things are about to get worse.

Then I decided that I didn’t want to go there. Venting is wasted energy, at least for me, so I wandered off in a different direction. Hope you like it.

Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll be back tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Hayes Carll, John Prine & Steve Goodman

Saturday, 14 March 2015

Hayes Carll sounds a lot like what’s his name.

Oh yeah. The great John Prine, who doffed his hat to the late Steve Goodman.

Talk backwards, and have a great weekend, folks.

 

The Saturday Matinee – ANIJAM, Tommy Pederson & Frank Leightner, John Prine & Iris Dement

Saturday, 8 November 2014

Anijam” was a 1984 animation experiment created by Marv Newland, and appeared in the movie/video series “Animation Celebration.” No plot, just an exercise in surreal animation focused on an odd character named “Foska.” (Watch for some early computer animation sequences.)

ANIJAM was created by 22 animators, each doing a different sequence. The first drawing of each sequence is the last drawing of the previous sequence. The animators did not know what action came before, or went after their own sequence. The animators were free to create any animation that they wished. They were required to begin and end their sequence with Foska.”

So where do we go after that level of bizarre? How ’bout this:

The Flight of The Bumble Bee” [ca. 1900] on trombone is VERY tough to do. I could barely double-tongue on trumpet (dugga-dugga), or triple-tongue (dugga-ta-dugga-ta-dugga) but that guy was quadruple tonguing (dugga-dugga-dugga-dugga) on a trombone at high speed. Spike Jones’ band was awesome.

John Prine & Iris Dement at Sessions at West 54th (full concert) February 2014 [via]. The only thing I have against John Prine is/are his forced rhymes, but his voice and songwriting makes up for it. After all, it’s a Big ‘Ol Goofy World.

Have a great weekend, folks. Be back here tomorrow for more fun.

Saturday Matinee – Space Night, John Prine, Walk Off The Earth, Cowboy Mouth & Rick Danko

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Inspired by a version of the opening sequence of this clip called ‘What does it feel like to fly over planet Earth?’, I tracked down the original time-lapse sequence taken on the International Space Station (ISS) via NASA, found some additional ones there, including the spectacular Aurora Australis sequences, and set it to a soundtrack that almost matches the awe and wonder I feel when I see our home from above.

Time lapse of Earth at night is VERY cool.

For all the haole napo’opo’o here, John Prine‘s “Let’s Talk Dirty In Hawaiian” fills in the gaps.

Walk Off The Earth performs The Beatles‘ “From Me To You.”

Cowboy Mouth Rocks the House. From the Utoobage comments:

part theater, part revival, part frat party, part mardi gras. you will be forever changed after a CM show, whether fred sprays you with sweat, tosses you a drum stick, snarls-smiles, exhorts you to leap, sing or get down. its a jolt of energy. you wont need caffeine for days.

The late Rick Danko‘s acoustic version of “When You Awake.” RIP Levon Helm.

That’s a wrap. Have a great weekend, folks.


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