The .Gif Friday Post No. 712 – Swing-N-Tramp, Surfholes & The Possession
Saturday Matinee – Avner the Eccentric, Khruangbin & Raskahuele Estridente
That’s some class clowning. While street performing in Paris, Avner Eisenberg (aka Avner the Eccentric) was once arrested for buffoonery in public.
Space surf funk jazz mixed with world music = Khruangbin.
The name is Thai for “aeroplane,” and they make their recordings in a barn in Burton, Texas (pop. 300). There’s more about them here than on their cool website.
Formed in 2004, L.A.’s Raskahuele Estridente is sort of a latino version of Fishbone, and I like their style. Their song topics include socio-political / immigration issues mixed in with fun stuff.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend, fight for the leftovers, and we’ll see you back here tomorrow.
Saturday Matinee – Romdraculas Firenze w/ Jun-Hyuk Choi, Rodrigo y Gabriela, The Eels & Messer Chups
In 2016, Korean tourist Jun-Hyuk Choi asked to borrow the bass and sat in with some buskers in Florence, Italy. The trio is Romdraculas Firenze.
Influenced by a number of genres including nuevo flamenco, rock, and heavy metal, Rodrigo y Gabriela eventually got tired of the Mexican rock scene. In 1999, despite not speaking English, they moved to Dublin, Ireland and were a hit. They’ve done much more since. More about them here.]
Aw yeah! The Eels vid is an odd one, kinda fits my attitude. The song was released in Japan in 2001, U.S. in 2002, on the album of the same name. The video volume is a bit low, so if you turn it up, turn it back down so you don’t blow your spickers.
Messer Chups doesn’t appear in my “suggested for you” Utoobage, but I know where to find them: St. Petersburg, Russia. They’re listed under vampire space zombie surf rock. Oleg Gitaracula – Guitar; Zombierella – Bass; Rockin Eugene – Drums
“While Messer Chups’ mostly instrumental sound is hard to neatly categorize, it’s safe to say that it would be embraced by fans of rockabilly, horror punk, vintage surf records, Italian slasher films, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, Pulp Fiction, lounge music, the theremin, The Cramps, and the theme song from The Munsters.”
Hey, Utoob. Just because I click on a random video out of curiosity doesn’t mean that I like garbage like this, so you can remove it from the “suggested for you” list. I’d really appreciate it, because I’m only interested in finding the really good stuff.
Three day weekend for some of you out there, but we’ll hold down the fart until you return. See you then.
Tolfraedic Hot Links
Schwinn 24, King Arthur & the Carrots (1966) Kinky Friedman formed King Arthur & the Carrots while in college, and they recorded one 45rpm. Flip side was Beach Party Boo Boo, cover version here.
Bunk & Twitchy – here and here.
“Are we there yet?” Victorian sedan.
Pizza Crunchy [h/t Corinne L. via FB]
Flight Lieutenant Sibanda’s helicopter.
Lillian Virginia Mountweazel (1942-1973).
[Top image: Created from a kindergartner’s drawing of a car? Nope. It’s El Super Auto del “Potro” Rodriquez, Ingenario Popular. The owner, Alberto Rodriguez (of Deán Funes, Córdoba, Argentina) left a message in the vid comments.]
From the Archives: 1 year ago. 5 years ago. 10 years ago.
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“Mom updated her Last Will & Testament and we’re back in. Let’s take take her to the beach.”