Posts Tagged ‘Retro’

Saturday Matinee – HM Royal Marine Band, Kapua+Tatofi+Maoli, Redbone & Billy Preston

Saturday, 5 September 2020

Post Horn GalopThe Bands of HM Royal Marines. Amazing post horn fanfare duel.

Hawaiians Kaipo Kapua, Josh Tatofi and Nu’u Maoli. This medley should be named “See A Minor, Effin’ G.” Those vocals are tight.

Redbone had a nice run in the 70s, Witch Queen of New Orleans being one of my favorites for the swamp-rock sound. Very underrated band IMO, even if they did wander into the pop playpen occasionally. “Come and Get Your Love” (1974) was an earful of soul.

Billy Preston sported one of the greatest ‘fros in the business, and wrote one of the best instrumental jams ever – Outta Space. This version is from 1987.

Have a great holiday weekend, have some fun despite what the scolds say, and we’ll do more stuff tomorrow.

1918 Bathing Suit Fashion Parade, Seal Beach California

Monday, 31 August 2020

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DEVO 1977

Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Devo, 1977

“I don’t think Devo would have hatched in a major city. We were surrounded by an anti-intellectual culture and antagonistic people in Ohio. By the time we came up on the radar of the tastemakers, our aesthetic was fully formed.”

Jerry Casale

[Found here.]

Saturday Matinee – Little Remy & The Flying Rockers, Michael Kiwanuka & Willy DeVille

Saturday, 22 August 2020

Little Remy & The Flying RockersShadoogie (1962)
Indorock band uit Den Bosch
Ad Boeren – Drums; Rinus Huismans – Slag Gitaar; Guus Silooy – Solo Gitaar; Cees Vermeulen – Bas Gitaar.

Willy (Mink) DeVille had an unusual sound for the late ’70s scene, and Moon Martin‘s Cadillac Walk was one of my favorites. (I didn’t know that Mink DeVille was one of the original house bands at CBGB, but that explains a lot.) h/t Immortal Jukebox.

Michael Kiwanuka‘s One More Night is a cool groove with a quirky video stapled onto it. Can’t quite put my finger on what this reminds me of, but it’s a real smooth combination. Born and raised in London, Kiwanuka is the son of Ugandan parents who escaped the brutal Amin regime.

Have a great weekend, folks, stay cool and don’t let the ninnienannies get to you. Be back here tomorrow and we’ll do stuff.

Tegestological Hot Links

Sunday, 16 August 2020

Four Or Five Times, King Oliver’s Dixie Syncopators (1928).
Had trouble identifying this song (untitled file name) and King Oliver apparently recorded more than one version (perhaps with his Creole Jazz Band). Others recorded this song about the same time including McKinney’s Cotton Pickers, Jimmie Noone’s Apex Club Orchestra and Ben Pollack & The Whoopee Makers.

Zoom.

Zoom Zoom.

Zoom Zoom Zoom.

How bad is it? This bad.

First time hearing Phil Collins.

This is one bigass turtle mouth.

Everyone needs an inflatable monster maze.

The Asher Yatzar Blessing of thanksgiving is traditionally recited upon exiting the restroom.


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Every “Breaking News” Story Since March.

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

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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.

Food Chain Deniers’ Petting Zoo

Tuesday, 28 July 2020

[Found here. Bless the Beasts and the Children.]

Miss License Plate 1953

Tuesday, 21 July 2020

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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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