Saturday Matinee – Ren Gill, Mocca Garden & Laid Back Country Picker

Ren Gill is a Welsh musician / performance artist who tells heavy (and often dark) stories in his songs and videos.

I was about to categorize him as merely a talented multi-media character actor until I read his horrific story in the Daily Mail. In 2009 he woke up severely ill with what he described as the worst hangover he’d ever had, but it didn’t go away. After years of misdiagnoses that included physical and psychological treatments, specialists eventually identified the culprit as chronic Lyme Disease in 2016.

Mocca Garden is a ska / reggae band from Thailand. Can’t find much about them, but this (translated) page explains what to wear to their shows.

Laid Back Country Picker (LBCP) is guitar slinger LB, Honey Bun on drums, and that’s about all anybody really needs to know.
[h/t Gorehound]

Have a great weekend folks and we’ll deal with the balloons tomorrow.

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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Saturday Matinee – Glenn Marshall / Fractal Forest, The Ramones, The Brothers Comatose & Sue Foley

AI meets Mandelbrot, and the results are beautiful, serene – and distubing. Computer artistry by Glenn Marshall, based upon a 3D Appolonian fractal animation by Inigo Quilez.

Here’s a palette cleanser. The Ramones.

The Brothers Comatose crank out denim trenchcoat bluegrass.

Think premium leaded Fabulous Thunderbirds with SRV. Sue Foley is an amazing blues rocker out of Austin, Texas.

Got a lot going on these days, and even more to worry about if I really wanted to bother, so maybe I’ll just have fun instead. See you tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Postmodern Jukebox, MONSTER TAI-RIKU, and Victor Wainwright & The WildRoots

Postmodern Jukebox did a good ‘un with this U2 cover in soul / R&B style featuring Rogelio Douglas, Jr. (2019). No comment on the, um, harmonica solo.

Excellent Buddy Guy cover by MONSTER TAI-RIKU (and that is how to play blues harp). Formed in 2012 and comprised of young session musicians, the band took a leave of absence in March of 2020.

Currently recording as Victor Wainwright & The Train, it’s Dr. John meets Roomful of Blues.
“Victor Wainwright, winner of this year’s Pine Top Perkins Piano Player Award at the BMA’s, is a force to be reckoned with on a piano. He IS honky-tonk and boogie, with a dose of rolling thunder. Wainwright’s playing is simply beautiful madness.” -American Blues Scene

Got some free time to mess around this week, and gonna mess around tomorrow too. See you when you get here.

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.]


From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago.

 

Saturday Matinee – Cyriak Harris, Hubert Sumlin & Sunnyland Slim, and Scott H. Biram

Cyriak Harris strikes again with a music video for the band Light.
[via Ms. Cellanea].

Hubert Sumlin & Sunnyland Slim (with Willie Dixon on bass & Clifton James on drums) from The Stars of the 1964 American Folk Blues Festival, a German television program. Sonny Boy Williamson II did the introduction.

Scott H. Biram is a one-man ass-kickin’ rock machine. (Reposted from about ten years ago).

I’m yawning, gotta go, see you back here tomorrow.

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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Saturday Matinee – Vi Hart, Otros Aires, The Head Cat & Gunhild Carling

Vi Hart has put together some amazing videos over the years – her series Doodling in Math Class is excellent. [h/t Memo Of The Air]

Argentine tango in black and white.
Otros Aires is a 21 Century Audiovisual ElectroTango project created,  produced and directed by the Argentinean musician, architect & video artist Miguel Di Genova. It was made between Barcelona and Buenos Aires ports in 2003.

Meanest cover of Dale HawkinsSusie-Q  I’ve ever heard.
The Head Cat, live at The Key Club, West Hollywood, California, May 6th, 2010, consisted of Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats) Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead) & Danny B. Harvey (Rockats). Lemmy died in 2015 at the age of 70 and was replaced by David Vincent (Morbid Angel).

Gunhild Carling is amazing. Someone told her the bag pipes are a musical instrument so she played them.

Happy New Year to all, and let’s hope the insanity abates in 2023.

A Christmas Typo

Christmas Ball Blues, Leon Redbone (1988) From his album Christmas Island, the song is a cover of Bessie Smith‘s At The Christmas Ball 1925..

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