Just Another Saturday in London

On Saturday 26 June 2021 there was a massive protest against government regulatory abuse in the UK.

Some protesters were seen throwing tennis balls at the Houses of Parliament. One protester, who did not wish to be named, said: “They have little messages on them. Most of them are not very nice.” – BBC Report

Image was assembled with screen-capped stills from a helicopter video posted on Twitter.


Update: BBC NEWS estimated the crowd size.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 683 – Flipper Splat, Batter Splatter & Serious Suck It Sign

[Found here, in here, and here.]

Obreptional Hot Links

Count Every Star, The Rivieras (1958) Coed Records Count Every Star was adapted from the French song Tout Ça by Henri Salvador (?) and was previously released by Ray Anthony and His Orchestra (1950) and others.

Not a photoshop.

Barbados Sunday.

Nobody’s gonna know.

The last thing we need…

3,000 year old bog beetles.

Reductio ad Hitlerum usage is up.

Rent a tent for only $5,000 a tent per month.

Gopher Stew recipe doesn’t have any reviews yet.

Spiral Tailed Jumping Plant Lice (filmed by Andreas Kay).

Who’s Who on the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover [via].

[Top image: Some protest about something somewhere.]


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


PURE AWESOME:
Charge ‘Em Up Now (The Cable Song)

Found on Reddit, no background information so far…

4 May 1970 – Remember Kent State

Remember who organized it.

Remember the purpose of the organizers.

Remember who got killed because of it.

Remember that it was exactly what the organizers wanted.

REMEMBER.

 

 

 

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Saturday Matinee – Chet Atkins, Louis Armstrong, Joe MacDonald & The New Orleans Jazz Hounds

Chet Atkins‘ version of the jazz classic “Muskrat Ramble.” This is perfect early morning sunrise roadtrip music. From Wiki:

“Muskrat Ramble” is a jazz composition written by Kid Ory in 1926. It was first recorded on February 26, 1926, by Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five, and became the group’s most frequently recorded piece.

There’s some dispute over the authorship of the song, as Lil Hardin (pianist, composer, arranger, singer, bandleader, and the 2nd Mrs. Armstrong) may have come up with it and missed out on the credit. According to Sidney Bechet, Hardin merely renamed a song stolen by Kid Ory from Buddy Bolden (“The Old Cow Died and the Old Man Cried”). Eh… I’m not a jazz historian so we’ll leave it at that.

Satchmo in Munich 1962. I love this stuff.

Just a few years later, Joe McDonald stole the same music, renamed it, put words to it and performed it at Woodstock as an anti-Vietnam War protest song. (I didn’t realize until I scanned his bio – McDonald’s parents were communists and he was named after Joseph Stalin. Now it all makes sense.)

Yeah, we all know about the bloodshed that happened after South Vietnam got chumped, Joe, and I bet you never paid any royalties to Ory, Hardin or Armstrong either.

Okay, let’s lighten it up a tad.

Live from Tokyo, it’s The New Orleans Jazz Hounds. Recorded 14 May 2016, it features Kikuchi Haruka, Tamura Makiko, Sato Shingo. I don’t know who plays what, but it’s still a nice tribute.

Have a great weekend, folks. Let’s see what happens tomorrow.