Posts Tagged ‘miscellanea’

Blennophobic Hot Links

Sunday, 25 July 2021

No More Doggin’, Roscoe Gordon (1952) One of the original Memphis “Beale Streeters,” Roscoe Gordan‘s breakout hit Booted made No. 1 on the R&B singles charts in 1952; No More Doggin‘ made No. 2 the same year. Gordon (and Fats Domino) influenced Jamaican pianist Theophilus Beckford, and Gordon’s back-beat style is credited as the foundation of Jamaican ska, bluebeat (Jamaican R&B) and reggae.

Rivers.

Frog Game.

I need this hat.

Bozo Fish Mask.

Gumby’s final days.

Aikey Brae and stuff.

Bushman scares dogs.

“What are you, French?”

25 new buses lasted four years.

Dan Akroyd explains Bass-O-Matic.

Clay Head with Turkey, Cheese and Ants.

Go taste-tripping with synsepalum dulcificum. Everyone should try a “miracle berry” at least once.

[Top image from here.]


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Galericulated Hot Links

Sunday, 18 July 2021

Off The Wall, Little Walter & His Jukes (1953)Little Walter Jacobs was the first and only blues harp player (to date) to be inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Following his  January 1953 recording on Checker Records, Big Walter Horton claimed to be the composer and recorded the same harmonica-led tune for Sun Records in May of the same year.

Zonkey.

Cabbage.

Bummer, dude.

Girls Night Out.

Random street view.

Bovine virtual reality.

1974 VW 360-degree hitch.

Use Tarboosh in a sentence.

Kids toys of today are boring.

Watch a giant sea cucumber poop.

[Top image: GA-20 digital album cover of cig machine in Jacksonville, FL, found here.]


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Reciprocornous Hot Links

Sunday, 11 July 2021

Hair-Net, The 5 Peaks, (1985?) Jay-R RecordsFrom Pueblo, Colorado, Gerald Gantt, Robert Stallworth, Casey Hynes and Joel Scherzer recorded in the 70’s as The Four Shades, The Five Bucks, and as The 5 Peaks in the late 80’s for the Jay-R label. The 45 rpm credits M. Simpkins as the songwriter. [Heard on The Hound.]

Pretty trippy.

Irresponsible.

Wide load [via].

Packing problem.

Layout Collection.

PLEASE adopt Hank.

Creeps me right out.

How to catch tardigrades.

Where to get away from it all.

When Mom’s almost home [via].

Belgian Prime Minister got vaccinated.

Average Faces of Native American Tribes?

Random objects in the London Museum of Science.

Canadian Chris Sky predicted it in October 2020.

[Top image: Lum York.]


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Los Intrépidos del Sahara Hot Links

Sunday, 27 June 2021

La Coqueta, Los Intrépidos del Sahara (2015)Described as “tropical cumbianchera,” there’s not much on the internet about them except that the group is still recording and performing in Veracruz, Mexico, and is popular with the folks in poor rural areas. (The shed in the picture above advertises a show. See below for more.)

Riot.

This turtle.

Lizzard Butte.

No elephants.

Space Rescue.

GoPro in the hole.

UFOs and waveguides.

How to use a Biltmore Stick.

HUGE lockdown protest in London.

The NRA, the Klan & the 2nd Amendment.

Military video footage repository is interesting.

“Climate experts believe the next ice age is on its way.” – Leonard Nimoy, 1978.

[Top image from Google Maps of the SW corner of two unnamed roads at the entrance to San Leopoldo, pop. 689, a community in the municipality of San Andrés Tuxtla, Veracruz. Click on the maps link and take a drive via “street view.”]


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Telaesthesial Hot Links

Sunday, 20 June 2021

Polly Put Your Kettle On, Sonny Boy Williamson (1947)Williamson’s final recording session took place in Chicago in December 1947, in which he accompanied Big Joe Williams. On June 1, 1948, Williamson was killed in a robbery on Chicago’s South Side as he walked home from a performance at the Plantation Club. After his death, Alex “Rice” Miller stole the name for his own performances and recordings.

Sonny Boy Williamson – Vocals, Harmonica
Blind John Davis – Piano
Big Bill Broonzy – Guitar
Willie Dixon – String Bass
Charles Chick Sanders – Drums

Kitty, Daisy and Lewis did a great cover, previously posted in here. Note that Williamson’s lyrics differ from the children’s rhyme.


Kay’s Fudge.

Robot Squid.

That’s Noody.”

A lung in a box.

Black Hawk Ham.

Tough summer job: Mail Boat Jumping.

16-year-old Prathamesh Jaju did this.

Why are you still wearing a mask outside?

Kid wore an I Voted For Joe Biden t-shirt & got reactions.

Someone Found a Color 8mm Home Video from 1939.

Google AI identified an image of a toy turtle as a rifle.

[Top image found here.]


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Nyctanthous Hot Links

Sunday, 13 June 2021

Harlem Nocturne, The Viscounts (1959)The Viscounts’ only hit was released in 1959 and peaked at No. 53 on Billboard’s Top !00. It was re-released in 1966 and made it to No. 39.

Tabasco.

Double Lou.

Solar panels.

Bumbling bees.

Ripped jeans & sunburns.

Now about those face apps.

This is on my Gotta Watch list.

Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope.

The last Blockbuster store Tweets.

Star Trek death rates by uniform color.

Random stuff video has some funnies.

Pick one, hit play and close your eyes.

LOBSTERMAN SWALLOWED AND PUKED UP BY WHALE

[Top image: I was looking for something to go with the music and found Fleur de Guerre, a vintage model from the UK. Her Twitter profile states, “I like old stuff, wrestling & heavy metal.”]


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Adiapneustial Hot Links

Sunday, 6 June 2021

 

Alalaké, Bembeya Jazz National (1971)
Formed by vocalist Aboubacar Dembar Camara in 1961 and specializing in modern arrangements of Manding classic tunes, Bembeya Jazz National won the first two national Biennial festivals in 1962 and 1964 and was crowned National Orchestra (of Guinea-Bissau) in 1966. The song is from a live album, Hommage a Demba Camara, recorded during a 1971 concert.

Fun Fact: No one has ever visited this blog from Guinea-Bissau, the Central African Republic, North Korea or Turkey.

Blue-Eyed Cicadas.

Vehicle Hood Ornaments.

The Doodle Boy reminds me of this kid.

Wikipedia has the power to shape science?

Cool 3D watercolor .gif animation technique [via].

Magawa the Rat was awarded a gold medal for his heroism. [h/t Corinne L.]

The Ford Pinto was no more dangerous than other sub-compacts of the 1970s.

In the beginning, there was disorder, discord and confusion.”

The fate of seven young explorers is a scary story. Here they are enroute to the Urals in 1958. [h/t eaglesoars]

[Top image: 1949 Buick Super 4-Door Sedan in retirement, found here. Classic Harley Earl design.]


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Stuff I do when I’m bored 5

Thursday, 3 June 2021

Some of these are a tad dated, but feel free to steal and share. Related posts here.

Omoplatoscopical Hot Links

Sunday, 30 May 2021

Mary Lou, Young Jessie (1955)Recorded by 18 year-old Obediah Donnell Jessie (1936-2020) who later spent some time with The Flairs, The Coasters, and the Obie Jessie Combo. It was his younger brother, actor DeWayne Jessie, who portrayed Otis Day in “National Lampoon’s Animal House.” Jessie was also related to Blind Lemon Jefferson.

Mary Lou was covered by Ronnie Hawkins (1959), the The Steve Miller Band (1973), Bob Seger (1976), Gene Clarke (1977), Frank Zappa (1983) and The Oblivions (1997).

Reblog the Frog.

How to make ketchup.

Eraserhead soundtrack.

Donkey gets a pedicure.

The Rubber Chicken Museum.

The Palindromists. The Movie.

Alex, Imma beat you at Chess.

Marilou Henner has hyperthymesia.

Vadim Solovyev does cool computer graphics.

Otis Blackwell wrote All Shook Up, first recorded by David Hess (aka David Hill, aka David Dante) in 1956.

Top image: Posted on Facebook by Sean R. with the caption
“Saw this in elevator to my dentist. I wondered how many people would even get it.


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Jectigational Hot Links

Sunday, 23 May 2021

Booker-Loo, Booker T. & The MGs (1967)This live recording is from the “Hit The Road Stax” european showcase tour that included performances in England, Norway and France. Steve Cropper described it:
“It was just a mind-blower. Hell, we were just in Memphis cutting records; we didn’t know. Then when we got over there, there were hoards of people waiting at the airport, autograph hounds and all that sort of stuff. I didn’t know what it was all about. That was something that happened to Elvis or Ricky Nelson, but it didn’t happen to the Stax-Volt band. It didn’t happen to Booker T. & the MGs.”

3944.

Oh My!

Old vehicles.

Floyd & Earl.

Porcupine meatballs.

For Whom The Bells Toll.

Photo shoot at the beach.

Words, Lines and Pictures.

Chuck Norris is back in the news.

Super Pixel Quest is very cool. [via]

The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner.

Top 10 Best Greek Gods & Goddesses.

Charles Grodin left us this past week. His appearance on the Hannity & Colmes Show was a classic.

[Top image from the classic educational computer game The Oregon Trail, 1990 version, and you can play it online!]


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