Saturday Matinee – Alen Tkalčec, Cee Lo Green via Jaleel White & The Dead South

Alen Tkalčec gets around. Travel clips are from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Italy, Greece, Egypt, Turkey, Ethiopia and Slovenia.

One of the happiest break up songs ever. Amazing how Jaleel White (aka Steve Urkel) sounds exactly like Cee Lo Green in this vid from 2011.

The Dead South, always a tad quirky, brings you back down to earth with a slightly disturbing version of a happy traditional.

Have a great weekend and we’ll be back tomorrow, whenever you decide to stop by.

Macropterous Hot Links

My Good Pott, Doc Pomus & Curley Russell’s All Stars (1948)
Jerome Felder, better known as Doc Pomus, was  one of the grandfathers of rock and roll.  He wrote and performed rhythm & blues, a genre that belonged almost exclusively to black American artists whose 78s were often categorized as “race records.”

“By the late 1950’s he was established as one of the best songwriters in the business which is where he’d make his name and cement his legend. During that time it’s doubtful anyone buying his classic compositions performed by The Drifters, Dion & The Belmonts, Ray Charles and the ultimate white-Negro Elvis Presley, were even aware Pomus once sung this kind of music before any of those artists had even cut their first record.”

Spontaneous Lunacy – The History of Rock ‘N’ Roll – Song By Song

Another of Pomus’ contemporaries broke the R&B color barrier soon after: Ioannis Alexandres Veliotes, aka Johnny Otis.


Hot hot was it?

Doin’ dishes?”

Brains: Liquefied.

Capybara parkour.

Yes, but on one condition…”

Blowing up Stretch Armstrong.
[via Memo Of The Air]

Over 12,000 phone calls so far this year.
[via The VFLL]

Places to go: The best museum restrooms.
[via Mme. Jujujive]

#BadStockPhotosOfMyJob. (More on The Twitter.)

[Top image: Robot lineup found here.]


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Saturday Matinee – Cleverly Brand Alpaca Products, Marion & Sobo Band, The Mustangs, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears

Digger Cleverly (frontman for the five member trio The Cleverlys) talks about his alpaca ranch.

Marion & Sobo Band does 1930s-era gypsy / Hot Club pretty well. Nice quirky video, too.

The Mustangs, is a famous western surf instrumental band from Finland. They’re so famous I can’t find anything about them.

Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears bring back the Stax/Volt soul sound without a Hammond B3 organ.

Have a great weekend, stay cool, and be where you belong. See you tomorrow.

 

Castophrenic Hot Links

I Go Into Orbit, Johnny Acey (1962)John Acey Goodelock (1925-2009) was an east coast R&B singer / pianist who began recording in 1953, and also recorded as Johnny Chef, Acey, J. Acey, and Johnny Acey And His Fingerpoppers. I was unable to find the lineup for this recording; the 45rpm credits Texas songwriter LaCharles Harper and it may have been the inspiration for Stevie Ray Vaughn’s Pride and Joy.

Sparks.

Get Juicy.

Peach Bums.

Shiny mixer [via].

Robot Spy Beaver??

BOLLARDS ARE GO

The Fried Universe.
[h/t Mme. Jujujive]

The Largest .GIF Animation in the World.

Reddit’s Best Photoshops of 2021 includes links to originals.

Researchers at UC Berkley dropped salamanders into a vertical wind tunnel to see what would happen. [via]

[Top image: Dashboard of a 1958 Dodge D100 found here.]


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Vaccimulgent Hot Links


Walking Up A One Way Street, Willie Tee (1965)Wilson Turbinton (1944-2007),  professionally known as Willie Tee, started out as a sousaphone player, became a member of The Wild Magnolias (a New Orleans Mardi Gras Indian tribe) and had a successful career writing and performing early soul & funk. He was inducted into the Carolina Beach Music Hall of Fame (2005) and the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame (2007). He succumbed to colon cancer just four weeks after diagnosis.

Dorktopus.

Don’t touch it.

A brand new tie.

Abandon Everything.

Ask the pumper dude.

Juan Thompson’s dad.

Dinner  table has a flaw.

Time To End The Denial.

Remember: Whales have hands.

Most Popular Programming Languages 1965–2019
Watch Cobol replace Fortran only to be bitchslapped by Pascal in (compressed) real time.

[Top image found here.]


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Acatalepsic Hot Links

The Stars, The Ocapello’s (1966 & 1972)A rare recording – a 45rpm in mint condition might fetch you $100. Little can be found about the group with the stray apostrophe except that they came from East Orange, New Jersey, and evolved from two other local groups (The Crowns and The Cameos), and that the lead singer may or may not have been Bobby Kline who may or may not have been black.

lol CNN.

How to Cockatoo.

The Coandă Effect.

200 Faces of Bigfoot.

Must have. Shark Puppet.

Very cool drop. [h/t Jim. W.]

Little Steven’s Underground Garage.
[h/t Taminator013]

City map generator omits pesky road names [via].

Shelter dog went on a squeaky toy bender. Story here.

US Senate SCOTUS confirmation hearings show blatant racism.

[Top image found here.]


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Saturday Matinee – Taj Mahal & Etta James, Little Feat, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Taj MahalEtta James covered Inez & Charlie Foxx in 1993 on Letterman.
[h/t Mme. Jujujive]

Little Feat  would hate to lose your lovin’.

Meanwhile, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real (aka PTOR) had just about enough of the drama and decided to walk. Nelson & PTOR got off to a good start in 2008, opening for his dad, Willie, and now they back up Neil Young. They sound a bit like The Band to me, and that’s a good thing.

There’s a big storm coming, and I’m not talking about weather. Get your stuff in order and be back here tomorrow for no reason at all.

Saturday Matinee – Kay Kyser, John & Adrian, The Wheelgrinders & James “Super Chikan” Johnson

Kay Kyser (& his Kollege of Musical Knowledge) performed one of the strangest compositions I’ve heard recently. Invented in 1939, the Sonovox (or Talk Box)  was featured in many advertisements, and used for the voice of the talking train in Disney’s Dumbo. [Found here via here.]

Possibly the best lip sync  of Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs ever.  (That’s John and Adrian according to the YouTube post notes.) Whoop, la-di-dah.

The Wheelgrinders are three hep cats from Vancouver B.C. cranking some entirely bitchin’ roots rockabilly. [h/t Gord S.]

Famed Mississippi bluesman James “Super Chikan” Johnson plays a mean butterfly diddley bow.

Glad this week is over.  The wind is picking up, so keep an eye on the weather forecasts. Have a great weekend – be back here tomorrow just for the helluvit.

Balneographical Hot Links

Stop Overlooking Me, The Cairos (1966)Founded in 1964, folded in 1967, Shrine Records is considered the rarest of the soul labels.
Miss Ray, Barry Gordy‘s second wife, started Shrine Records with her new hubby after both bounced from Motown. Shrine (located in D.C.) issued the peppy “Stop Overlooking Me” b/w “Don’t Fight It” in 1966; it flopped just like the other 18 singles bearing the Shrine logo.

Russians in Canada!

Mousie in the masonry.

No such thing as Rain Day.

Some people have super powers.

House of Hands [via Mme. Jujujive].

Right Now in the Life of a Bald Eagle.

Possibly the best “About Me” page I’ve read.

Great camera shot from the 2022 Olympics [via].

Para-Lex Radio – the precursor to High-Fi Radio.

About those numbers:
The article includes data that refutes its own headline.

[Top image of a Keith Richards dried apple head cropped from here.]


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Aboulomaniacal Hot Links

The Last Meal, Hurricane Harry (1956)A singer, pianist and songwriter, Hurricane Harry (aka Earl Burrows, Early S. Burrows, George Stone ,T.T. Tyler, and stage name Jack Hammer) was born Earl Solomon Burroughs (1925-2016). He co-wrote Great Balls of Fire.

Science.

Robotic grippers.

We may finally know.

Boats powered by soap.

Dear Never Trumpers. 😀

The earbone’s connected to the

Pittburgh bridge collapse photos.
Collapse was imminent in DECEMBER 2018.

Bioaerosol generation by raindrops on soil.

Cool interactive art in the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.
[h/t Mme. Jujujive]

[Top image: Altered detail of Small Cow House, Jeff Shelton Architect, 2005.]


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