Saturday Matinee – Avner the Eccentric, Khruangbin & Raskahuele Estridente

That’s some class clowning. While street performing in Paris,  Avner Eisenberg (aka Avner the Eccentric) was once arrested for buffoonery in public.

Space surf funk jazz mixed with world music = Khruangbin.
The name is Thai for “aeroplane,” and they make their recordings in a barn in  Burton, Texas (pop. 300). There’s more about them here than on their cool website.

Formed in 2004, L.A.’s Raskahuele Estridente is sort of a latino version of Fishbone, and I like their style.  Their song topics include socio-political / immigration issues mixed in with fun stuff.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend, fight for the leftovers, and we’ll see you back here tomorrow.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 551 – Traffic Conehead, Limbo Master & Hacky Sack Pro

[Found here, here and here.]

Saturday Matinee – The Great McGonigal, Super Chikan & The Sensational Alex Harvey Band

The Great McGonigal, aka W.C. Fields, knew his cigar boxes.

Guy’s playing a Diddley Bow. Pure awesome, and here’s his website.

And since the sentient voters of Scotland wisely chose to postpone secession from Great Britain for now, here’s this:  my favorite Scottish band ever:

The Sensational Alex Harvey Band was oddly under appreciated in the US (except for a cult following in Cleveland) but was popular in the proto-punk theater-rock scene in Great Britain. Vambo Rools.

Have a great weekend, folks, and be back here tomorrow for more inanity.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 298 – Juggling Machine, Lego WTF & Nano Motor

Juggling Machine
Steampunk Lego WTF

nano motor

[Found here, here, and here.]

What fascinates me about nano motors is that the moving parts are molecules, so they never wear out. I’d assumed that they are also friction-free, but apparently that’s not the case. More here.

The .Gif Friday Post No.154 – Dribbling, Nerf Fake & Battle Clown

[Found here, here and here.]

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