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Posts Tagged ‘Retro’

Saturday Matinee – The Chantays, The Ventures, Johnny Thunders & The Vaughan Brothers

Saturday, 3 August 2019

The Chantays were from Santa Ana, California. The oldest was 17, the youngest 14, when they recorded their 1962 hit “Pipeline” (according to the liner notes on my LP.) I was a kid in the midwest when I first heard it, and I liked it, but I didn’t equate it with surfing. I imagined a rock n’ roll sludge pump.

According to Wiki, the Chantays originally called the song “Liberty’s Whip” but I have my doubts.

A year later, The Ventures co-opted the classic. Not sure if royalties were paid but their version didn’t make Billboard’s Top 100.

Johnny Thunders‘ (nee New York Dolls) take was kinda different. Clip is apparently from here, circa 1989(?).

Jimmy Vaughan taught his brother guitar IIRC, and SRV took it from there. Video above from New Orleans 1987.

Jimmy Vaughan is an unsung guitar hero IMO.

Have a great weekend, folks. Be back here tomorrow for more awesome than any human being can possibly handle.

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Lady In Red Hot Links

Sunday, 28 July 2019

Moondog [via].

HandiMonster. Click it.

Another face of #Antifa.

Yoda schools young Jedi cats.

Mind taking a photo of us?” [via]

Beerball: 2 runs and 1 out. Strike 1.

Steve Allen & Jack Kerouac (1959).

If you get this joke, you’re old.
If you get this joke, you’re even older.

Never piss off a quart of Mountain Dew.

LOL. It wasn’t even a parking lot. It was a dirt road.

Maybe she’s generating business for her body shop? Nah.

SRV broke E-string, swapped out guitar with no stopping.

Scamming the scammers: Guy logs into scammers’ systems, deletes their files. Profanity ensues.

Apollo 11 Astronaut Buzz Aldrin had just about enough of this dickwad.


Florida 1: Well, poop.
Florida 2: Generating business for her body shop? Nah.
Florida 3: “Florida Highway Patrol […] trooper and a deputy jumped into the river to get the suspect.”

But wait! There’s more!


[Top image circa 1978, Cancún. I married the Lady In Red.]

Saturday Matinee – k.d.lang & The Reclines, Maryann & The Ramblin’ Two / The Hi-Flyin’ Combo / The Tri-Tones

Saturday, 27 July 2019

Joanie Sommers‘ 1962 hit “Johnny Get Angry” was a complaint about a wimpy boyfriend who wouldn’t stand up for himself, let alone her (and includes a kazoo chorus for some bizarre reason).

k.d.lang & The Reclines‘ 1991 cover changed the message. There’s a bit of “Holiday For Strings” at 2:00, and that’s kinda funny.

The ghost of Patsy Cline lives on lang’s album “Absolute Torch & Twang.” Get a copy.

Maryann Lents hails from Tallinn, Estonia and nails American rockabilly. She mixes up band members depending on venue. Not sure if it’s “Maryann” or “Mariann” since it appears both ways on the FB pages (and yeah, she’s jamming chords).

Maryann & The Ramblin’ Two

Maryann Lants- rhythm guitar, vocals
Ivar Kannelmäe- solo guitar, vocals
Eduards Glotovs- upright bass

Maryann & The Hi-Flyin’ Combo

Maryann Lants – vocals, ac guitar
Wictor Johannson – el guitar
Igor “Garik” Golovenko – doublebass
Peeter Karo – drums

Maryann & The Tri-Tones

Maryann (Vocal, Rhythm guitar)
Artur (Lead guitar)
Peeter (Drums)
Mari (Upright bass)

Have a great weekend, folks. Stay tuned for more pure awesome.

The Citroën WideRide

Thursday, 25 July 2019

Assuming that the girl in the sunroof is 5′-4″ tall, it appears that the actual car width is close to 14 feet wide. Awesome.

[Found here.]

5-Way Hot Links

Sunday, 21 July 2019

200 Faces.

336 Years.

Train your monitor.

It’s spelled “hamster.”

“This guy could play an armadillo tail nailed to a railroad tie.”
Justin Johnson plays a 4-string hurley.

Camógaíocht is only played by women and is almost identical to Iománaíocht which is only played by men.

Georgetown University students opine on the President’s immigration policy.

Members of Congress attempted to deport a naturalized U.S. Citizen over false allegations.

Aynaz Anni Cyrus grew up in post-revolution Iran, where if a 9-year old is raped, she has committed adultery by default, and may be tortured and/or sentenced to death. LISTEN TO HER STORY.


On 16 July 1969, Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and the team of Apollo 11 captivated the entire world by sending men to the moon and returning them safely to Earth in just 8 days.

When they were preparing for the moon shot, THIS was No.1 on the Billboard Charts. THIS was No.1 when they left. A month after the astronauts returned, the top hit was THIS.

Three years later, the crew of Apollo 15 placed the only art installation on the lunar surface, a memorial to those astronauts who lost their lives .


A Humble Request. Thanks to all contributors and those of you who continue to donate. The Goal wasn’t set arbitrarily, and we’ve still got a ways to go.


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


[Top image from here, but Empress Chili was the first in 1922. Not Skyline. Not Gold Star. By now I should be getting monthly shipments for free advertising. Buncha ingrates. 😀 ]

Saturday Matinee – Tony Joe White, Jane Rose, Rev. Peyton’s Big Damn Band & RelaxTrio

Saturday, 20 July 2019

BTW, that’s “poke sallet” for you city slickers. Poke is poisonous, and I remember it being called “hillbilly acid.” Young pokeweed is edible when cooked, but no U.S. food organization endorses the consumption of pokeweed regardless of how it is prepared, and the berries can kill you. It’s a lanky odd-looking weed with purple stems, grows to +6 feet.

“Sallet” is of French origin and refers to a mess of greens (including spinach, mustard greens, etc.) cooked until tender.

Jane Rose is nasty. I love it.

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band is worth a listen. Country gospel rock is always good for the soul.

Finnish band RelaxTrio kicks psycho billy to a new level of psycho billy, whatever that means, but that girl pounds bass.

Linda Teränen (Vocals & double bass)
Oskari Nieminen (Vocals & guitar)
Vilho Voutilainen (Drums & backing vocals)

Have a great weekend, folks. Be back here tomorrow for more whatever.

Like this:

Saturday Matinee – Traffic Circle, Yes, Commander Cody & Bill Kirchen

Saturday, 13 July 2019

I have that record somewhere. I think it’s called “Roundabout.”
Oh wait.

YES, they did some some cool stuff to listen to while sitting in the dark at 2:30AM staring at a lava lamp and watching rotating light cylinder projections on the walls of your dorm bedroom and suddenly realizing that all your friends had gone to bed. C’mon admit it. They sang like musically talented prepubescent girls. Relayer was their last decent album IMO, but none of their stuff was roadtrip music.

Commander Cody‘s classic cover (of Charlie Ryan‘s 1955 recording of “Hot Rod Lincoln“) featured the King of Dieselbilly Bill Kirchen.

Check out what Kirchen did with some guitar mods over 60 years ago:

See what he did there? Now listen to this:

Be patient, there’s some awesome in that vid.

Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll do something or other tomorrow.

Cowboy & Likmi Dog

Thursday, 11 July 2019

[Found here.]

Pink Floyd fans will get this one.

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

[Found here via FB advert.]

Henri Lanos 1888 – Les Travaux de la Tour Eiffel – La Grande Echelle

Monday, 8 July 2019

Henri Lanos (1859-1929) was a French illustrator and painter whose work appeared in French magazines like La Caricature, L’Illustration and Je Sais Tout. He was member of the Société des Artistes Français (French Artists Society).

3-point perspective (1 point + zenith + right) is awesome. He even detailed rivets, and showed Paris’ 1855 Palais de l’Industrie in the distance.

[Found here, via here.]


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