The .Gif Post No. 701 – 1965 Headbangers, Bollard Checkmate & Making a Bowl

[Top .gif from the intro to this; 2nd & 3rd found  here and here.]

Saturday Matinee – Babylon Bee, Rag’n’Bone Man & Sonny and his Wild Cows

The Babylon Bee stings again!

Don’t ask my opinion, don’t ask me to lie, then beg for forgiveness for making you cry.
Rag’n’Bone Man does heavy duty soul.

Live from Budapest, Sonny and his Wild Cows rock it. A popular band in Hungary (and across Europe) they cover 40s & 50s American blues, R&B, rock & roll, rockabilly, swing and country. Free music download at their awesome website, too.

Well looky here. It’s the weekend. Have a great one, and we’ll see y’all back here tomorrow, rain or shine.

Saturday Matinee – The Ides of March, Lucky Chops & GA-20

“This is really a monster song; no matter which dial you punch on that radio, you’ll hear this one.”
I don’t know about punching dials, but The Ides of March helped bring the horns back into rock with Vehicle (1970).

Lucky you. It’s Pizza Day via Lucky Chops.

Nice cover of Mel London‘s Cut You A-Loose.
GA-20 came onto my radar relatively recently, and they definitely got the sound.

Looks like it’s gonna be a nice weekend despite what everyone says. See you back here tomorrow.

The .Gif Friday Post No. 697 – IN-N-OUT, 3X FAIL & Golf on a 386

[1st from a vid from somewhere on Twitter;
2nd and 3rd found here and here.]

Happy Labor Day

Labor Day Parade March Composer: H. C. Verner Published By S. Brainard’s Sons Co. Chicago, 1896.

CHORUS
Proud-ly we march– on “La-bor Day,”
With hearts so true, to guide the way;
Steps light and free, our ban-ner’s dis-played,
On “La-bor Day Par-ade.”

Click on images to enlarge & copy piano sheet music, or  download in .pdf format here.

Background story of the 1894 Pullman Riots and aftermath here. More Labor Day stuff here.

Grallatory Hot Links

Funny, Joe Hinton (1964)First recorded by country singer Billy Walker in 1961, Joe Hinton’s version made No. 13 on Billboard’s Top 100, No. 1 on Cash Box Magazine’s R&B list, and was one of Willie Nelson’s first hits as songwriter. The title Funny How Time Slips Away was shortened on the record label. Hinton succumbed to skin cancer in 1968 at the age of 38.

Al and Gloria.

Bird from hell.

This wheelbarrow.

Only Charlie Watts. R.I.P.

THIS BETTER NOT BE TRUE.

Another Funny is posted here.

How to keep your notes warm.

Raccoon kit learns the trades.

Springfield School District board meeting?

Watch a tortoise eat stuff [h/t Mme. Jujujive].

This is what jellyfish larvae look like. The comments are fun, too.

Someone thought it was a good idea to put antifa (?!) in the classroom.

[Top image: Unknown source, probably from Reddit. h/t rightymouse.]


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

Saxicolous Hot Links

Bop Cat Stomp, King Charles & His Orchestra (1954)Except for discography and a few audio recordings on YouTube, I can find almost nothing about Charles Morris (aka King Charles, Blue Charlie Morris, Left Hand Charlie and Morris Charles). If anyone has a link to his background, please leave a comment and I’ll update this post.


Weather.

Pit Brow Lasses.

Pun for your life.

Iowan pick up lines.

Fischeinwickelpapier.

Bob’s Electric Theater.

Steve goes on a beer run.

X-Ray animation of beatboxing?!

The International House of Logorrhea is my go-to source for Hot Links titles.

Billy Ireland & the KKK. Good stuff (despite some unnecessary extraneous commentary). Nice collection of Ireland’s work here.

Misc. – Still trying to bitchslap the new WP format into something tolerable. It’s almost there,  I’m still messing with the unpredictable, and I’m not responsible for the overuse of white space. – Bunk

[Top image found here with the caption: “A female pit brow worker, the photograph was probably taken at the Wigan Coal and Iron Co Ltd.”]


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

Balmoralitistic Hot Links

He’s Gone, The Chantels (1957)One of the first R&B “girl groups” to hit the charts, the Chantels were Arlene Smith. Sonia Goring, Lois Harris, Jackie Jackson and Rene Minus, all schoolmates from the Bronx. They had been singing together since 1950 and honed their harmonies practicing hymns (and Gregorian chants). In 1957 they scored their first hit with He’s Gone, written by lead singer Arlene Smith.

Blob Dance.

How compassionate.

A Waffle House review.

Jessie the ventriloquist.

She’s in someone’s locket.

Invasion of the Worm Men.

The Clavis Inferni by Cyprianus.

Hi. This Is a List of Butt-Related Words.”

Opening Windows in 1985; MS Paint at 13:20.
[h/t Corinne L.]

Man found the stoplight cameras were activated during yellow lights so he cut the wires.

Dear WordPress: Really? REALLY?!? [Related gripe here.]

[Top image source lost at the drive-in long ago.]


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