New Year’s Eve 2021

[Here’s the Zoom View. Don’t *ahem* overlook our archive of New Year’s stuff here.]

Big Shining Hot Links

The Grady Twins

DO NOT LOOK INTO THE EYES.

Rosemary Clooney looked into the eyes.

Topless Ladies With Dice On Their Heads.

Terry Gilliam talks about the Monty Python animations that were scrapped, featuring the scrapped animations [via].

THE Classic Global Warming List (with links).

The Ladies Of Horn Hall.

Winston Churchill’s paintings.

Paint With Donald Trump [via].

Breaking News: Hell Just Froze Over.

[Top image – Delbert Grady’s twin daughters. Their claim to fame was standing next to each other, and they did it extraordinarily well. No two people have ever stood next to each other as well as they did.]

Saturday Matinee – Current Events, Helicopter Synch, Happy Shining, Big Splash and BB, SRV & EJ

15 Seconds.

Helicopter/Camera Synch. [via]

Happy Shining.

Big Splash.

BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughan & Etta James at the Ebony Showcase Theatre Los Angeles, 15 April 1987, with The Wicked Wilson Pickett‘s “Midnight Hour.” (Check out the amazing background of Nick Stewart, founder of the EST linked above.)

Great way to wrap up this edition of The Saturday Matinee. Have a great weekend folks, see you back here tomorrow.

Saturday Matinee – Soupy, The Shining (Beta Version), Muddy Trucks, Haywire McClintock, Gatemouth Brown

[In Memoriam: Soupy Sales 1926-2009.
Here’s  Soupy’s last Birthday Party.]

I remember playing this for minutes on end.
[Found at HappyToast.]

What do rural teenagers do when there’s no satellite access? This.

THE classic hobo song performed by Harry “Haywire” McClintock. According to the Wikipoids, the song dates to a 1928 sheet music copyright by one “Billy Mack.” Prior to the widespread availability of recorded discs, most of the money to be made was in selling sheet music for parlor pianos.

McClintock sued for copyright infringement and lost, yet the song is usually attributed to McClintock anyway.

We’re gonna skip the history of country music, bluegrass and blues, and jump right into Clarence Gatemouth Brown’s “Okie Dokie Stomp,” originally recorded in 1954. (Song starts after a brief interview.) Not impressed? Then check out “Pressure Cooker” previously posted here.

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