Christmas Eve

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Tin Can Tarot Vardo

It was a homey-looking stainless-steel-sheathed transport, so I decided to contact the owner of the vardo.

“Been passing by the parked “Tinct” often on my morning commute from the southlands. That thing is definitely compact and I’d like to know its history – where you bought it, who modified it, etc., just out of curiosity.”

Madam Colleen responded:

“Thanks for your interest in Tin Can Tarot trailer.
It was an old 4×6 hauling trailer we cut off to use the trailer bed and build a new structure with maximum interior space possible, and that was round so it became a tin can. It is all custom fabricated by me and a variety of BurningMan friends and artisans who donated time and skills and other parts I paid for. It was and is a true labor of love.”

I didn’t ask her about my future. I already know more than I want to.

[More here and here.]

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 – Tank Girl, Classic Hammond B3 Organ Solos, Tom Waits, Fishbone & Neil Young

Since I embarrassed myself by admitting that I was clueless about “Tank Girl,” maybe this will make up for it. Here’s the movie trailer, featuring Lori Petty and Malcom McDowell.

Tribute to the Hammond B3 Organism Part 1. (Parts 2 & 3 here and here.)

That’s Tom Waits‘ “Jockey Full Of Bourbon”  from 1986. I’ve posted “Downtown Train” before and I’m not ashamed to repost it either.

Best comment on the Utoobage for that vid:
“This somehow makes Rod Stewart suck even more.”

Fishbone‘s “Cholly.” Years ago I mentioned to Birdman that I’d like to attend a Fishbone show. He responded, “No you don’t.” Birdman is savvy.

Neil Young in Japan, 2001. Country Dick Montana took that song and did it better, IMO.

Five videos makes the nut, and with that, we’re out. Have a great weekend, folks, and we’ll be back here tomorrow for more fun.

The ScenicBruiser: Another One Rides The Bust

Roll up for The Tragical History Tour of all 57 States on The STIMUBUS!

To be fair, that’s the tour bus from when Obama was campaigning for President Senator Governor Mayor Teacher Community Activist, and we apologize for the innocuous snark – NOT. It appears that he’s envious of someone else’s bus tour (whose name we won’t mention, but her initials are Sarah Palin).

Doug Ross@Journal posted what is purportedly a sketch of Obama’s ScenicBruiser, but it’s intuitively obvious to the casual observer that the image was cropped [view original here; click on the image below to enlarge].

The original image was definitely cropped as it eliminated the trailer labeled “Fox” at the rear. At first we thought that it might be Michelle’s private trailer, but everyone knows that her caboose is much bigger. Therefore it must refer to FOX News, installed as a design afterthought, with a hydraulic pin to make it easy to disconnect. (And, yes, the steering wheel is on the wrong side, as Obama cruises on the left.)

[Crossposted from here.]

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