Stuff I Do When I’m Bored

Most have been previously posted elsewhere.

Interlucational Hot Links

Oh My Lover, The Chiffons (1963) Throughout rock and roll history, vocal groups have spent entire careers in search of hit bound melodies and captivating lyrics. In the reverse of that equation, the Chiffons garnered their greatest success because a hit song was in search of a group.” That song was not it. Their cover of Tonight’s The Night was.

GO!

loltato

Habanera.

Fighting the HOA.

The Dumpster of Wonder.

The Woodcock of Carmen.

Harvey Whetstone’s rocket.

The Forger [via Mme. Jujujive].

Hubert Sumlin’s guitar lesson.

34,000 year old lunar calendar.

Ribs and corsets [via Memo Of The Air].

US Army Corps of Engineers Cat Calendar.

Precision trucking in Japan [via Bunkerville].

R.I.P. Gerard Vanderleun (1945-2023).

[Top image: Sketch of unknown ANZAC Infantryman by David Barker, Gallipoli, 1915.]


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Fescennine Hot Links

Our Deal, Best Coast (2010) Cool 1960s reverb retro sound. The music vid for the song applied a West Side Story motif, and there’s a Dylan-ish live version here.

GMCS

beepoop

Beer luge.

Freakazoid.

Tiny Bread Box.

Meet the Saints.

Robots don’t get it.

Sinkhole [via Bunkerville].

How to do the Rain Dance.

I said drop it.” [via Mme. Jujujive]

20,000 year old Farmers Almanac?

The World Kitchen Knife Finals [via Memo Of The Air].

In 2007 a deep sea squid was filmed at 1-1/2 miles down. [h/t Paul Y.]

[Top image: Mysteregg jar by  Kurimayai given to me by Bunkarina. She said it reminded her of Gord’s Cueball Man.]


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Stuff I Do When I’m Bored

Most were previously posted elsewhere.

Maculomancing Hot Links

Ain’t Misbehavin’, Django Reinhardt & Stéphane Grappelli (1937) Founded by Grappelli (violin) & Reinhardt (guitar) in 1934, Le Quintette du Hot Club de France included Louis Vola (double bass), Joseph “Nin-Nin” Reinhardt (rhythm guitar)  and Roger Chaput (rhythm guitar).  Ain’t Misbehavin‘ was co-written and first recorded by Thomas “Fats” Waller in 1929 for the comedy musical Connie’s Hot Chocolates.

WOO!

The Prequel.

7am earworm.

Free brush stroke.

Sound up for stupid.

Hosin’ Hosin’ Hippos.

Ouroborus cataphractus.

More cool woodcuts by Brian Reedy.

Uber’s arrived, luv.[via Bunkerville].

Driving on clear ice [via Mme. Jujujive].

The Corvelotubraguar, aka The Daedalus.

Seeing the Digital Future (confusion in 1961).

Making a sea monster [via Memo Of The Air].

Brünnhilde is in the Library of Congress. Twice.

How the CIA weaponized art against the Soviets.

[Top image: Wallmartmuppet found here.]


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Quangocratic Hot Links

Leave Me Alone, Nathaniel Mayer & The Fabulous Twilights (1962)Nathaniel “Nate Dog” Mayer was 18 when he recorded his first (and biggest) hit, Village of Love, in 1962. The members of The Fabulous Twlights are unknown. After a six year stint with Fortune Records, he disappeared into the East Detroit ghettos, only to resurface years later. Apparently he’d had a rough time, too – in 2009 he recorded The Puddle.

Hoghat.
Doghat.
Froghat.
Groghat.

Nice shot.

My Old Man.

Finger pointers.

Cool bucket stove.

“Do you know Linda?”
[h/t Danny D.]

Bath Bomb Bucket Babe.

THIS is how you peacock.

Turning wine into water.
[via Bunkerville]

“Run Reba! RUN REBA!!!”
[h/t Serafina D.]

How to get arrested. (NSFK, NSFW)

A New Guinea tribe met their first white guy.

Dropping metallic paints and inks into a fishtank.
[via Memo Of The Air]

This sound preservation archive reminded me of Ken Nordine.
[via Mme. Jujujive]

“You got peanut butter on my chocolate…. YOU got Chocolate on MY PEANUT BUTTER….” IT’S ON.

[Top image of a mac-n-cheese-n-dog found somewhere in the Twitter. I’d eat it.]


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Happy New Year Hot Links

Auld Lang Syne Boogie, Freddie Mitchell Orchestra (1949) The Freddie Mitchell Orchestra (aka Hen Gates & His House Rockers, Hen Gates & His Gators) features Mitchell on sax and Rip Harrigan on piano.

“For years the rumor was that Hen Gates and His Gaters were in fact the Dizzy Gillespie band. In fact Hen Gates is Freddie Mitchell and the tracks on the album credited to them, Lets All Dance To Rock And Roll, are simply old Derby masters given new titles. When Derby filed for bankruptcy in 1954, Freddie Mitchell masters had been sold cheaply and had already been reissued on several labels before they turned up on Masterseal who thought they could pull a fast one and pass them off as tracks recorded by Hen Gates and His Gators who, according to the LP sleevenotes, were ‘a group of talented young Rock ‘N Roll musicians.’ ” [Source]


Oh Kenneth.

A bit of snow.

The 80s called.

Nine baby carrots.

Pikas aren’t doomed.

A bird of many colors.

1. Sound up. 2. Be amazed.

The Gratitude of the Pious.

Kaiser-Fraser plans ahead.

Trippy water photography.

The David Hasselhoff Museum.

The Institute of Nomadic Architecture. [h/t eaglesoars]

“We’re out of projects. What do you want to work on, Bob?”

“Well, Jim, I was just thinking…” Twelve months later...

The Freezer Bowl of 1981 was the coldest game in NFL history.

January 1 2023 is Public Domain Day. Copyrighted works from 1927 will enter the US public domain [via Mme. Jujujive].

Tom Leher has relinquished all copyright restrictions to his music and lyrics, and they are free to download at his website [via Memo Of The Air].

Just added a new archive category: Raccoon Stuff.
Don’t know how I missed it after all these years.

[Top image found here, h/t Gord S.]


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Redhibitional Hot Links

Santa Claus Boogie, The Voices (1955) Robert “Bobby” James Byrd sang lead with The Voices, and as Bobby Day, had a hit with Rockin’ Robin in 1958. He had a string of hits writing and singing with a number of R&B groups, including the Hollywood Flames, that usually consisted of the same performers. Not to be confused with Butane James & The Famous Flames member Bobby Byrd.

THIS is amazing.

THIS is criminal.

THIS is how to arrive in port.

Gingerbread NYC

Buck popped a cap.

They ate Lego heads.

BFFs [via Bunkerville].

The King of Christmas.

Annie Lennox noticed.

The Simpsons of Estonia.

Little hunters and gatherers.

Computer girls of yore [via  American Digest].

Shambleau!
[h/t Memo Of The Air for making me DuckDuckGo it.]

[Top image found here.]


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Stuff I Do When I’m Bored

 

 

Floccinaucinihilipilificational Hot Links

Somebody’s Gonna Get Their Head Kicked in Tonite,
Earl Vince & the Valiants (1969) Band lineup: Danny Kirwan, Jeremy Spencer, John McVie, Mick Fleetwood, Peter Greenbaum, aka Fleetwood Mac. The song was the original B-Side of the 45rpm record Man of the World in the UK.

R.I.P. Christine McVie.

ELEMEN

Medieval cats.

Desert Phone.

Bad Idea Boating.

Me, my flaps and I.

The Feynman Sprinkler.

Capy love [via Bunkerville].

My favorite Billie Eilish cover.

The Weirdest Effin’ Carrot You’ll Ever See.

Vote for The Coolest Song In The World of 2022!

30 Facial Reconstructions [via Memo Of The Air].

“Come closer little mosquito. I can’t hear you…”
[via Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge]

[Top image: 1957 London Booster Bus, 2012 Olympics Czech House, and it does pushups. Found via here.]


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