Saturday Matinee – Konzerthausorchester Berlin, Mario Wienerroither, The Reverend Peyton’s Bid Damn Band, and Johnny Winter w/ Edgar Winter & Rick Derringer

#klangberlins: Konzerthausorchester Berlin pays tribute their city.

Mario Wienerroither‘s (mostly) unplugged Rolling Stones. [h/t Pam M.]

It’s hard to tell, when the devils look like angels and angels look like hell.
The Reverend Peyton’s Bid Damn Band has an appropriate message for the upcoming elections. 

Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter and Rick Derringer, Rockpalast 2007.

I have big plans to sleep in tomorrow, but stop by anyway and help yourself to the cooler on the porch. I’ll be out soon enough and we’ll do stuff.

Eleutherophobic Hot Links

The Okra Smugglers, Henryk Fantazos, date unknown.

Cherry, Oh Baby, The Rolling Stones (1976) For reasons unknown, the Stones covered  Eric Donaldson‘s 1971 hit on their studio album Black and Blue. Guitarist Mick Taylor had quit the band in 1974 and they were auditioning for replacements.

Sex N’ Drugs.

Tired warriors.

Celebrity sheep.

Wee tree houses.

Time for some Maria Stories.

Epic images of the DART asteroid.

Right foot slipped. [via Bunkerville]

Billy Idol’s White Wedding sans music.

747 Portuguese folk dancers & 1,069 robots.

Saving Grace is a fundraiser to protect a little girl.
[via Bustednuckles]

Need a foam bird skull mask? Hellboy gun? Free template downloads.
[h/t Nate L.]

Top image: The Okra Smugglers, Henryk Fantazos, date unknown.
Pretty sure that’s Brian Setzer on the right. [h/t Chuck C.]

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

Saturday Matinee – SPOT, Mr. Hurley & Die Pulveraffen, and The SIDH

Boston Dynamics did it again – and that’s not a typo in the title – the robot is named Spot.

Straight from the Caribbean Osnabrück, Mr. Hurley & Die Pulveraffen (the Powder Monkeys) are German “grogstars” playing Irish melodies with a rock pirate theme. (A powder monkey’s job was to bring black powder to the ship’s cannons.) Yo ho and shalalala.

The SIDH is an Italian band that plays electro Celtic metal bagpipe club music; 2018 band interview here.
Iain Marr – whistle player/piper
Federico Melato- keyboards and percussion
Michael Subet – bass
Salvatore Pagliaro – electric & acoustic guitar
[h/t Mme. Jujujive]

It’s that time of year when we set our calendars back, so have a great three day weekend and we’ll see you here tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Kitty, Daisy & Lewis, Jerry Jeff Walker & The Stones

Kitty, Daisy and Lewis Durham are a quirky group of siblings from London who play a mix of R&B, blues, soul, punk, rock and roll, and West Indian music. This one sounds a bit swampy to my ear, and their version of Polly Put Your Kettle On is a good ‘un. More about them here.

Jerry Jeff Walker (1942-2020) in Austin, Texas, 2014. He had a successful run in the 1970s and never stopped having fun. (Anyone who can write a song about relieving yourself in the breeze has my vote.)

This obscure band from the UK has great potential, but damn are they ugly. Cool song, though.

That’s it for now, see you tomorrow, a/c or not.


Saturday Matinee – Playing For Change, Rolling Stones, Steppenwolf & Meatloaf

The Stones‘ “Gimme Shelter” by multinational conglomeration Playing For Change, created by American producer Mark Johnson, is very cool. (Watch for Taj Mahal.)

I find it odd that they would choose that particular song, as it’s forever linked to a free rock festival in 1969 that ended up in tragedy at Altamont Speedway, California, much of it due to the actions of the hired “police” – Sonny Barger & The Hell’s Angels.

The event is best known for having been marred by considerable violence, including one homicide and three accidental deaths: two caused by a hit-and-run car accident and one by drowning in an irrigation canal. Four births were reported during the event. Scores were injured, numerous cars were stolen and then abandoned, and there was extensive property damage.

From the same year, Steppenwolf had a hit with the greatest biker song ever – “Born To Be Wild.” Okay, where do we go from here? Oh wait. I know.

That’s for José from Spain who tutored me on cryptanalysis, and recently discovered the wonderworld of Meat Loaf.

Have a great weekend folks, and be back here tomorrow for Day 3 of our 6th Glorious Year of pure awesomenecessity.

Saturday Matinee – Willie Dixon, Stones, Gatemouth Brown

Willie Dixon’s “Nervous.” (Dixon was one of the most prolific bluesmen of his time, and was a stutterer in real life, rarely sang because of it.)

“19th Nervous Breakdown” is a cool limp synch by the Anti-Beatles.

Gatemouth Brown was awesome, played Texas blues/swing with finesse and class.

Short post for Saturday as I’m out of town. See you back here tomorrow with more BoogedyBoogedy.

Saturday Matinee – The Stones, Otis Redding and Bette Midler

Phil reminded me of this classic from “Some Girls,” one of my favorite Stones albums. We played that album so often that if you held it up to the light you could see through it.  (It’s also a shame that our crack team of webminers had to  go to a Russian website to find Мик Джаггер и Кит Ричардс из этого шоу субботу вечером, что было жить из Нью-Йорка.)

So why stop there?  Here’s a more recent version of “Shattered”  from the same album.

From the album “Tattoo You,” the song “Waiting on a Friend”  goes back to 1970, and I’m not even gonna comment on what Mick is wearing.

Otis Redding couldn’t get no satisfaction, even with Steve Cropper, Duck Dunn and the Memphis Horns backing him up.

Bette Midler’s take on “Beast of Burden” was excellent.

Have a great weekend, folks.

Saturday Matinee – Miscellany

For the New Year, we thought that this Saturday Matinee might consist of top hits of decades past… that is until we looked at the list of contenders:

1890 Semper Fidelis – The U.S. Marine Band [no video]
1899 Kiss Me, Honey, Do – Arthur Collins [no video]
1909 Good Evening, Caroline – Frank Stanley & Elise Stevenson [no video]
1919 O Death, Where Is Thy Sting? – Bert Williams [no video]
1929 Sweethearts On Parade – Guy Lombardo [no live video]
1939 They Say – Artie Shaw [no video]
1949 A Little Bird Told Me – Evelyn Knight [no live video]
1959 Smoke Gets In Your Eyes – The Platters
1969 Crimson And Clover – Tommy James & The Shondells
1979 Too Much Heaven – BeeGees
1989 My Prerogative – Bobby Brown
1999 Have You Ever – Brandy
2009 Love Story – Taylor Swift

After careful consideration and review of the available videos on the Utoobage, we just couldn’t bring ourselves to post any of them, but the links are there just in case some of you are into self-flagellation.  Meanwhile, let’s just back away from the pop trainwrecks for now.

The shortest Rolling Stones song you never heard. [Found here.]

As for rock commercials, try this.

Squirrel Nut Zippers’ “Ghost of Stephen Foster” with a cool cartoon.

[Update 12:50PM – Gabriel left this fine memory in Thursday’s comments.  Gotta post it here.]

Saturday Matinee – Kill a ‘Dilla, Comma Song, Follow the Sun, Waiting on a Friend, Happy Boy


Jimmy Jones’ “Handy Man” cracked me up when I was a tad. I remember it as the “Comma Song.”

Del Shannon came a long way from 1961’s  “Hats Off To Larry.” This song made it to Number 9 in November 1964.

This is one of the prettiest songs the Stones ever did, not that they were ever known for pretty.

And because my computer has been reborn and hasn’t thrown up in over 24 hours, here’s a repost of  the late great Country Dick Montana & the Beat Farmers to sum up my current mental outlook.

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