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Posts Tagged ‘Retro’

“Quick, Robin! To the Bathmobile!”

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

“Holy Kohler, Bathman! Have you gone scooters? I’m gonna pass.”

[Found here.]

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Party-Quarts Appear.

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

How to pour a flat beer…

[Found here.]

Saturday Matinee – Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks

Saturday, 30 June 2018

Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks had an unusual sound for a band based in San Francisco at the peak of the psychedelic music era. From an obit in the New York Times 7 February 2016:

“He came to call his music “folk swing,” but that only hinted at the range of influences he synthesized. He drew from the American folk tradition but also from the Gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt, the Western swing of Bob Wills, the harmony vocals of the Andrews Sisters, the raucous humor of Fats Waller and numerous other sources.”

Hicks was still performing up until his demise at the age of 74.

THAT is the prettiest (and only) cover of Tom Waits‘ classic “The Piano Has Been Drinking” I’ve ever heard. The backup vocals are sultry, and note the subtle hat-tip at about 03:00.

Have a great weekend folks, and a long one if you’re taking advantage of a mid-week Independence Day.

Mickey Balloon Nightmare

Wednesday, 27 June 2018


Comes complete with steel hooks that will rip the flesh off your body while you sleep. Good night, children…
[Image & caption found here.]

Mr. Balloonie Dances, Wiggles, and It’s Almost Human.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Yeah, that’ll keep the little bastard occupied for a few seconds.

[Found here.]

Call it what you want. I call it messin’ with the kid.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

[Found here.]

Beethovenfries

Friday, 15 June 2018

Gustav Klimt, Beethovenfries (detail), 1901/02

The theme of the frieze is based on Richard Wagner’s interpretation of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

[Found here.]

[Update– Somehow I lost a day. The .Gif Friday Post will appear next week.]

Green Giant Mexicorn

Monday, 11 June 2018

Dude’s not even playing a chord but he’s hammering the frets like a pro.

[Found here.]

Saturday Matinee – Kmac2021, Stevie Ray Vaughan with Jeff Beck, and Don Nix with the Mar-Keys

Saturday, 2 June 2018

Kmac2021 is a one-man Spinal Tap. Reminds me of the vids entitled, “What It’s Really Like To Work In A Music Store.”
Part I
Part II
Part III
Part IV
Part V

Okay, so where do we go from here? Goin’ Down.

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Jeff Beck covered Don Nix‘s “Going Down.”
I always thought it was a Freddie King song. So what else did Nix do? A lot.

From Wiki: Don Nix began his career playing saxophone for the Mar-Keys, which also featured Steve Cropper, Duck Dunn and others. The [1961] hit instrumental single “Last Night” (composed by the band as a whole) was the first of many successful hits to Nix’s credit. […] The Mar-Keys evolved into Booker T. & the M.G.’s.

What a convergence of talent at the right time and the right place. God Bless Stax Records.

Have a soulful weekend, folks, be back here tomorrow.

Retro Rocky Horror

Thursday, 24 May 2018

[Found here.]


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