Posts Tagged ‘Rock’

R.I.P. Chuck Berry (1926 – 2017)

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Wow. What a legend. No reason for me to do a write up for someone so well known for so long, but I’ll admit this: I didn’t care for his music that much when I was young. Although I appreciated his talent and his importance in the early days of R&B / R&R, the songs sounded the same to me.

In 1972 someone gave me a copy of “The London Chuck Berry Sessions.” It impressed the hell out of me, and I became a true convert. I played that album so many times that light showed through the grooves.

Like an old song said, “If there’s a Rock and Roll heaven, it’s gotta have a helluva band. Hail, hail, indeed.

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Saturday Matinee – Three Minutes Till Showtime, The Ides of March, Pink Floyd & Greensky Bluegrass

Saturday, 11 March 2017

It reminds me of this song. The Intermission Elf with the dancing hotdogs were scary enough when I was a kid, but this one beats them all [via].

The Ides of March perform their 1970 hit “Vehicle,” (complete with clips of the 1969 lunar landing).

Pink Floyds “One of These Days” was the first track on their 1971 album “Meddle,” performed at Earls Court London in 1994. I love that echo bass hypno jam.

Greensky Bluegrass plays “Time” from Pink Floyd‘s “Dark Side of the Moon” album, and it works.

Have a great weekend, folks. See y’all tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Charlie Musselwhite with Ben Harper, Walter Trout with Joe Bonamassa, & Anders Osborne

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Great jam from 2013 with Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite.

Walter Trout kicks Joe Bonamassa loose at the Winter Park “Blues From The Top” music festival in 2007.

Anders Osborne slides into Swamp/Soca/Reggae mashup with a nice groove.

Great stuff to rock you for a while. Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll be back tomorrow whether you like it or not.

Saturday Matinee – James Burke, The Offspring & Full Blown Cherry (and a Yorkshire Pudding Recipe)

Saturday, 18 February 2017

I’ve posted this one before. It’s a clip from the BBC television series “Connections” (a segment from the 1978 episode entitled “The Trigger Effect“). The message is a good one, and since the missus and I are still binge-watching The Walking Dead, it seems appropriate.

Marc Bell, aka Marky Ramone (long time drummer for The Ramones) sits in with The Offspring. in 2013. This also seems appropriate due to the current rains in CA.

I don’t post many music videos that don’t have video, but I’ll make an exception for this one because it seems appropriate.

From the Utoobage description you can find your favorites:

01 Blitzkrieg Bop 00:00
02 Rockaway Beach 01:52
03 Sheena Is A Punk Rocker 02:58
04 Cretin Hop 06:55
05 She’s The One 08:44
06 Judy Is A Punk 10:54
07 The KKK Took My Baby Away 12:59
08 Teenage Lobotomy 16:06
09 I Wanna Be Sedated 18:11
10 Do You Remember Rock ‘N’ Roll Radio 20:21
11 Beat On The Brat 22:56
12 Bop ‘Til You Drop 26:08

Judy Is A Punk” in Johnny Cash style is hilarious, and Elvis singing “Beat on the Brat” is awesome. That’s enough to keep your ears full while you’re searching for Yorkshire pudding recipes that don’t turn out like pizza crusts.

The following is not a video either, but it also seems appropriate.

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Have a great appropriate weekend, folks.

Passive-Aggressive-Anti-Pro-Non-Confrontational Hot Links

Sunday, 5 February 2017

non-conformist

THIS is a happy dog.

THIS is a happy sloth.

THIS is a link to a zoomable image of Trump’s Inauguration.

10 things you probably didn’t know about Chester Burnett [via].

The Hamilton Face Band featuring Ruth Underwood.

Still not sure who Ruth Underwood is? Try this.

Frankie and Bobby – a review of Bob Zappa’s memoir.

Check out these dragster bicycles. [h/t Carl L. via email]

Remember your / your dad’s / your grampa’s Sting-Ray? I don’t either, but here’s a short history. Its precursor was owner-modification – remove and reverse the handle bars from an old Huffy, angle them upwards like steer horns and remove the plastic grips; then hit it with sandpaper so it rusts and looks badass. Gears? You got one, and hand brakes were for pussies. Clip playing cards to the forks with clothespins for motor sounds. If you scored a Sting-Ray, the next thing was to save up for a sissy bar so you could pop wheelies effortlessly and be the envy of the kickball crowd.

Batbot is cool.

How to cook shrimp in 3 seconds [h/t Bunkessa].

Need cutting edge website design? Your search ends here. (Thanks, Bloort!)

[Top image found here. Spot the aberration.]


[Confidential to Randy L. of Bellingham for YKW: Muchisimas grassyass!]

Saturday Matinee – Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Joe Cocker & Tom Jones, George Benson, and…

Saturday, 19 November 2016

Gary Lewis & The Playboys‘ “She’s Just My Style” reached #3 on The Billboard Hot 100 in January 1966. The chicks dug it.

Joe Cocker‘s take on “Delta Lady” earned him a hit in 1969, and in 1970 he doubled down by performing it with Tom Jones. The chicks dug it.

George Benson‘s recording of “This Masquerade” was a soft jazz R&B hit in 1976, reaching No. 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 3 on the Hot Soul Singles charts [Wiki]. The chicks dug it.

What do those songs have in common? They were all written by this guy:

Yeah, another great rock/soul/jazz/country icon passed away this week. R.I.P. Leon Russell (1942-2016).

Have no worries, these things happen all the time, and nobody lasts forever. Let’s have fun while we can. See you back here tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Little Isidore, Rhett & Link, Dead & Company, and Stevie Ray Vaughan

Saturday, 8 October 2016

Way too few Little Isidore videos in this world IMO. (Click that link to be amazed.)

Rhett & Link, singin’ the order… then they had to pay for it. Posted in 2009, here’s the caption:

Yes! the guy’s reaction is totally authentic. He had no idea we were coming, and he really got the order right (almost right). We couldn’t believe it either, so we understand the questions….

[h/t Octopus.]

To those suffering the wrath and aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, here’s this:

Dead & Company. Pretty decent lineup, including Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann & John Mayer.

This is also appropriate, even though Texas wasn’t hit by the hurricane.

To my friends on the East Coast, stay safe.

 

Saturday Matinee – Subconscious Herd Mentality, THE Rope Trick, Kim Wilson & The Fabulous Thunderbirds (plus Flight 93 Trailer)

Saturday, 10 September 2016

Herd mentality experiment [via].
That explains a lot.

This is THE rope trick [via]. Now let’s rock and roll.

Kim Wilson has always amazed me. One of the best blues harp players around, Wilson doesn’t get the recognition he deserves, IMO. I’m no slouch on a Hohner chromatic with a Ham Radio bullet mic, but I sure as hell can’t pull off what he does.

Kim Wilson & The Fabulous Thunderbirds (featuring Jimmy Vaughan) jam with Stevie Ray Vaughan in a tribute to Ray Charles‘ classic “What’d I Say” circa 1984.

Have a great weekend, folks, and remember to put your Flag out on Sunday if only for the passengers and crew of Flight 93.


Saturday Matinee – Heavy Slabs in Tasmania, Puddles Painting Party, Manualist Extraordinaire & Fishbone

Saturday, 27 August 2016

August 2016 – “Tasmania’s most famous wave comes to life to launch the Australian winter with a roar. When the southern hemisphere starts to rumble and shake under the weight of wild winter weather, The Stern, out there on the south-eastern tip of Tasmania, bears the full brunt of the conditions.”

[Found here.]

Found here. Yeah, it’s cool for the first minute or so, but hey. I’d rather watch this guy’s stuff.

Dude is awesome.

One of my all time ska favorites. Fishbone kicks it in 2013.

Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll see what happens tomorrow.

Daniil Sihastrul’s Contribution To The World

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

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From Wiki:

Daniil Sihastrul (Romanian for “Daniel the Hesychast“) was a renowned Romanian Orthodox spiritual guide, advisor of Stephen the Great, and hegumen of Voroneț Monastery. Canonized by the Romanian Orthodox Church in 1992.
[…]
Daniil Sihastrul ignited a hermit movement in northern Moldova, having many novices in the woods surrounding Voroneț, as well as at the hermitages and monasteries in its surroundings. He encouraged Stephen the Great to fight for the defense of Christendom and to build holy places.

He has been considered a saint ever since his life time, being credited with healing the sick, exorcising demons, and removing suffering.

On first glance, it appears that St. Daniil was an eccentric loner who spent his life exorcising his mind from all thought in pursuit of purity of spirit for personal enlightenment, as that was apparently the aim of the Hesychasts. On the other hand, he was not a hermit full time, and used his stone temple as a place of refuge and contemplation. Given that he advised military strategist Stephen The Great, Daniil was well respected at the time (late 1400s AD).

Now what did Stephen The Great do? He stopped the Ottoman Empire warlords from overrunning Moldova, killing Christians and others indiscriminately, and from instituting islam and shari’ia law.

St. Stephen defeated Mehmet at a famous and decisive battle in a place called Vaslui (not far south of Iaṣi in the province of Moldova). Had he not done so, little would have stood between Mehmet and the Ukraine—and the obliteration of the rest of the Orthodox world. Mehmet met his match shortly after having sacked Constantinople. With the rest of the Balkan peninsula falling to Islam’s sword, Mehmet must have seemed unstoppable to Christians everywhere, yet none of the Western powers nor the Western Church would lift a finger against the Ottomans. Thus, Stephen stood more or less alone in defense of Christianity and his homeland [via].

Interesting times, indeed.

Oh, and here’s a photo of Deniis hawking his CDs. I’m not an historian, but it amazes me what one may find just by searching for the origin of an image.

[Images found here and via here.]


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