Posts Tagged ‘street’

Saturday Matinee – Ronco’s Greatest Hits, Han Li, Sam Chatmon, Magic Slim & The Teardrops

Saturday, 14 December 2019

Just a few more shopping days left. Go for it [via].

“We found the happiest lady [Han Li] in China. We told her that you don’t need a real hula hoop to have fun. She agreed.”

Khruangbin made me smile [found here].

Sam Chatmon (1897-1983) sang his version of a classic cheatin’ song in 1978. Apparently the vid was filmed by Alan Lomax.


The origin of the song “Make Me A Pallet On The Floor” is fuzzy and dates to the 1800s. It appeared in sheet music in 1908 in “Blind Boone’s Southern Rag Medley No. One: Strains from the Alleys.

Now check out John William Blind Boone‘s amazing story…


Magic Slim, aka Morris Holt (1937-2013). Nice Chicago blues [via].

Magic Slim was forced to give up playing the piano when he lost his little finger in a cotton gin mishap. He first came to Chicago in 1955 with his friend and mentor Magic Sam. The elder (by six months) Magic (Sam) let the younger Magic (Slim) play bass with his band and gave him his nickname.


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

The .Gif Friday Post No. 555 – Domino Minimalist, Garbage Pickup Fail & Showertime

Friday, 19 October 2018

[Found herehere and here.]

Baby, It’s Cold Outside.

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Hot blooded alright. At least she’s got mittens.

[Found here.]

Mission Accepted.

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

[Found here.]

The .GIF Friday Post No. 472 – Cooler Pwnd, Dance Hard & Warehouse Windsurfing

Friday, 17 February 2017

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warehouse-wind-surfing-fail

[Found here, here and here.]

C’mon. You know what it says.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Buckstop

The what stops where?

[Found in here.]

A Small Art Show

Wednesday, 30 December 2015

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[Found here. The last image reminds me of this classic story.]

Saturday Matinee – Pantsula, The Clark Brothers / Killer Diller & Dr. John

Saturday, 28 November 2015

Have some Pantsula [via].

The Clark Brothers at the Apollo Theater. That amazing clip was from the 1948 movie “Killer Diller.” Here’s the full version:

Bunkessa and the missus were watching the movie “Holes” this afternoon and this song played during the credits:

Dr. John Rebennack performs “Let’s Make a Better World” at Live On The Green in 2012.

Have a great Holiday Weekend folks. There’s always more to come.

The .Gif Friday Post No.377 – Break Dance Bear Classic, Morticia & Gomez Dance Hard & Buster Keaton Escapes From Himself.

Friday, 13 February 2015

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Buster Keaton Escapes

Yeah, that be some classic retro stuff from top down.
[Found here, here and in here.]

Saturday Matinee – Bubbles, Splashes & Waters

Saturday, 2 August 2014

Amazing bubble show by Ana Yang, wife of Canadian bubble master Fan Yang [via].

Summer fun in the UK getting drenched with street water. [Related post here.]

I just spent an inordinate amount of time trying to find a music video that meshes with bubbles and water. Muddy Waters works, but then I found this gem:

One of the most successful groups in popular music, they began playing R&B in the early to mid-1960s. The name of the band (and members) changed several times, but eventually settled on “The Pink Floyd Sound,”  taken from the names of two blues musicians,  Pinkney “Pink” Anderson and Floyd “Dipper Boy” Council (click each name for links to recordings on the Utoobage). Dick Clark introduced “The Pink Floyd” on American Bandstand in 1967, their first appearance in the U.S. Here’s the lineup (with ages) at the time of the filming:

Roger Waters – bass, vocals, songwriter (24)
Syd Barrett – guitar, vocals, songwriter (21)
Richard Wright – keyboards, vocals (24)
Nick Mason – percussion (23)

Pink Floyd had my attention from “Ummagumma” through “Wish You Were Here,” but they began to lose me when their style began drifting too far into the mainstream pop radio culture of the late 70s: the overbearing and over-produced arena-art-rock years.

Have a great weekend, folks, and remember that “Several Species Of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together In A Cave And Grooving With A Pict” was performed live on stage,with “lyrics” in English.

P.S. The Dub Side Of The Moon is awesome.


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