Posts Tagged ‘Music’

Saturday Matinee – Bendito Machine IV, Görkem Şen, Luna Lee & Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Soundcheck

Saturday, 8 August 2020

Very cool oddness. Bendito Machine is a series, and this is No. 6. You are allowed to start from the beginning with Bendito Machine I.

“Yaybahar is an electric-free, totally acoustic instrument designed by Görkem Şen. The vibrations from the strings are transmitted via the coiled springs to the frame drums. These vibrations are turned into sound by the membranes which echo back and forth on the coiled springs. This results in an unique listening experience with an hypnotic surround sound.”

Luna Lee plays ZZ Top’s La Grange on a Gayageum and it works. Her story and more here.

“You know when a long haired dude shows up in a cowboy hat, leopard spotted duster and rattle snake boots some shit is about to go down.”

Name another bluesman whose video of a soundcheck garners 19.4 million views. Having just woken up, he yawns, flicks a booger and then busts it out. Stevie Ray Vaughan was one of a kind.

Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll see what happens tomorrow.

Malacophilous Hot Links

Sunday, 2 August 2020

You Tell Her – I Stutter, The Georgians (1923).
The Georgians were a subset of the Paul Specht Orchestra. Specht had a gig at the Hotel Alamac in New York City in 1920. The orchestra played music for dancing in the ballroom and afterwards a smaller version of the group that went by the name of the Georgians played in the cocktail lounge.

The Wrestling Match.

It’s Gonna Work Out Fine.

Mission Impossible Theme.

The Good The Bad & The Ugly.

C D B. D B S A BZ B. I 8 D BZ B.”

Comparison of Quetzalcoatlus vs. Cessna 172 .

Black Mambo Dog Hats are sold out… thank God.

Metallic Pony Ant workers are gamergates and can reproduce without Metallic Pony Ant queens. BTW, their painful sting might kill you.

[Top & bottom images from Children of the Streets (London 1954).]


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Saturday Matinee – Igorrr, The Wise Guyz, Firebird Trio & Billy Strings

Saturday, 1 August 2020

“It feels satisfying that, after all those years on the internet, I still can be wtfed.” -YouTube comment

I don’t know what to make of that, so you’re on your own. Igorrr (aka  Gautier Serre) claims to have synesthesia and perceives music as colors.

Like Ukrainian rockabilly? The Wise Guyz do a damn fine job.

Too hot to handle and too cold to hold, Australia’s Firebird Trio takes the heart of rock and roll and nails it to your forehead.

“Looks 14, sings like a 40 year old and jams like he’s been playing for a hundred years.” -YouTube comment.

William Apostol, aka Billy Strings, was exposed to bluegrass at a young age, and it shows. I’ve got turmoil and tinfoil on my mind these days, too.

Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll figure it all out tomorrow.

Buy Me Some Peanuts & Hot Links

Sunday, 26 July 2020

Take Me Out To The Ball Game, Albert von Tilzer and Jack Norworth (1908). Kevin MacCleod, Wurlitzer organism, date unknown.
Download 1908 .mp3 version here.

ICYMI.

Moondog: Pygmy Pig.

This is child abuse [NSFK].

Tea Towel 5DDDDD Cat Blue.

If birds had arms… [via].

If a bunch of other birds had arms

Everyone should learn to drive a truck in WWII.

A confectioner and a dentist invented cotton candy.

In 2010, Walter Frederick Morrison was cremated and his ashes were molded into several Frisbees.

I had a red Pluto Platter (like this one) when I was a kid. Worth $500-$600 today.

“There’s no reason to be walking around with a mask.” –Dr. Anthony Fauci 08 March 2020.


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Saturday Matinee – Elise Trouw, Lake Street Dive, Billy Bacon & The Forbidden Pigs;

Saturday, 25 July 2020

Elise Trouw is kind of amazing – she’s capable on drums, vocals, guitar, piano, bass guitar and synth stuff. Pretty hyno, kind of a Wendy Carlos meets Laurie Anderson meet John Bonham thing.

Lake Street Dive (featuring Rachael Price) on a yellow couch in 2016. Price was born in Australia and grew up in Tennessee. The band formed in Boston, but it’s not clear to me where (or if) they’re anchored.

Billy Bacon & the Forbidden Pigs were a hoot in their heyday. Saw the Pigs in So. Cal in the late ’80s, and they blew me away. Bacon would climb up ON his bass and jam, or take it to the floor for a roll around, and never miss a beat.

There’s something for (almost) everyone in that mix. Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll see you back here tomorrow whether you like it or not.

 

 

Tasty Meat-Stretching Hot Links

Sunday, 19 July 2020

Dancing In The Dark, Sousa’s Grand Concert Band (ca. 1897).
Columbia Recording Company, Cylinder 8353.

Smile!

Open the schools.

The Loop of Death?

The Oddfellows Band of Portsmouth Ohio.

Vandalizing vandalism can get you arrested.

Maybe it’s a good thing that he can’t get next to you.

Do not mock the wheelstop. People actually got paid for this.

The Top Trending Google Searches in Every US State Throughout the 2010s.
[Top image from here.]


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Saturday Matinee – Erecting Trajan’s Column, The Real McKenzies & Room Full Of Blues

Saturday, 18 July 2020

Trajan’s Column: ancient technology animated. Trajan was a good guy, at least as far as Roman emperors go, and was popular for his public works projects. (His cousin Hadrian succeeded him and built a famous wall to keep out Celts, Scots, Picts & other badass tribes.)

Scottish-Canadian band The Real McKenzies. Nice scenery, unfortunate animations, and echoes of the Ramones.

Beyond the best bar band in the world, Roomful of Blues has been performing since 1967 (with an impressive roster).

Have a great weekend, folks. We’ll post some stuff tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Asphalt Orchestra, Euphoria Brass Band & Mudcat

Saturday, 11 July 2020

Asphalt Orchestra (the ambulatory arm of Bang on a Can) is pretty good, but they’re downright amazing when they pull off Zappa’s Zombie Woof.

Euphoria Brass Band cranks out Sublime’s What I Got at the Tijuana Jazz and Blues Festival 2015. Lotta not-so-subtle influences heard in that jam, and I like it.

“i found a cd of this band in a abandoned ship on the coast of uruguay – montevideo, never heard nothing about this band. really a surprise. grettings. good shit.” [2016 YouTube comment]

The Mudcat Blues Band featuring Danny ‘Mudcat’ Dudeck hails from everywhere, but apparently is anchored in Atlanta. This vid is from 2013, Matildas, Music Under the Pines in Alpharetta, Georgia – jump to 1:34 for Whiskey.

Well that seems to sum up my attitude for today. Have a great weekend folks, don’t worry ’bout the ‘Rona, and do what you wanna do. See you tomorrow for something or other.

Saturday Matinee – Bimpson, Rory Gallagher, Dave Alvin & The Battle Hymn Of The Republic

Saturday, 4 July 2020

Bimpson (via). “Some guy taught himself 3D animation during quarantine and the result is this hilariously bizarre blog cartoon called Bimpson.” The comments on the UToobage are pretty good, too.

I just watched this at 2x speed and it’s like a whole new world of Bimpson. Bimpson goes Hyper-Bimpson. Highly recommend.

Well I played it back at 0.25x speed and it’s like a demonic Bimpson. Bimpson goes sacrificial. Whatever you do, don’t watch it repeatedly unless you want Bimpson to put a curse on your crops. It happened to me.

I went .75 and it’s was satanic enough. Every time you lower the speed, it’s like a new circle of hell.

Rory Gallagher “Shin Kicker” live at Montreux 1979.

Nice lineup: Dave Alvin sings 4th of July, with David Hidalgo, Flaco Jimenez, Pete Sears, Max Baca and Los Cenzontles, San Francisco, CA. February 16, 2017.

Happy Independence Day to all, and may this Glorious Country remain free from tyranny forever.

Corn Crackin’ Hot Links

Sunday, 28 June 2020


Eubie Blake The Chevy Chase (published 1914)
Modern recording played from the score.

Eubie Blake once said that the first time he heard the term “Rock and Roll” was in a cathouse in 1898. It was an early jazz piano style designed to keep the customers moving along.


HEHEHE.

The Stencil.

1934 DeSoto.

Bat Chain Puller.

The Diesel Brothers.

Hot Wheels xylophone.

Repotting Mammillaria.

Drive-In Haunted House.

Milton Friedman answers a hipster.

Guy REALLY doesn’t want to wear a mask.

How Not to Get Your Ass Kicked by Police.

Chuck Jones’ rules for writing the Road Runner cartoons [via].

Mr. Jones looks like an interesting movie. It’s based on the 1933 diaries of Gareth Jones.

The People’s Liberation Army reported that 57% of its candidates in one city failed their physicals due to excessive drinking, video gaming and this.


“The key of postmodernism as a social philosophy is that whether a claim is true or not doesn’t matter and misses the point. All that matters is how that claim can be used politically.” –James Lindsay


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[Top image from here.]


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