Tuesday, November 30, 2004
[Click James Earl Jones for larger James Earl Jones]
Carl Van Vechten's portraits of well-known African-Americans (1932-1964) like J. E. Jones above and Josephine Baker, Eartha Kitt and Bessie Smith. (via Life In The Present)
And would you believe it! A new fantabulous feature at Basic Hip: Corgi in Pictures. Oh, this makes me drool!!
At some time tomorrow (my time) someone will be this very blog's visitor no. 10.000 (that is since I installed the counter about 2 weeks after the real lift-off). Congrats!
But thanks to all of you for stopping by! Here's a special fun link for visitor No. 10.000 (Noone else is allowed to click this. Hear me! Right?!)
/Z aka Sebastian
"In 1971 a new motorcycle magazine emerged on the scene and an ad was placed in the back pages for an artist. That ad was answered by an artist from Kansas City by the name of Dave Mann. The magazine was Easyriders (NSFW) and as they say...the rest is history. ..."
LIVE TO RIDE...RIDE TO LIVE! (9 galleries of artworks NOT TOTALLY SAFE FOR WORK) (thanks to K. D. Opdello over at The Group)
Page 83 - Hulu Hula Bull Dance [Click image to read and see more!]
"Burlesque and Side Degree Specialties, Paraphernalia and Costumes."
Phoenixmasonry enlights us about this:
"... We believe that this was the last "fraternalism supply" catalog the DeMoulin Bros. produced, as this company suffered the same fate that many businesses did with the onset of the Great Depression. Today, they are one of the largest suppliers of marching band uniforms in the country. In the broken economy of the 1930's, the fraternalism items this company produced and sold were not considered a high priority on the "need or necessity" list of many Lodges. Yet, the side degree specialties that they sold were the very items that increased Lodge membership, their donations to charities and interest in "Lodge Life" itself. These side degrees added to the "degree of laughter" early Lodge Brethren engaged in when initiating new members! We have reproduced the DeMoulin Catalog here in its entirety. Pay particular attention to the various testimonials at the bottom on some of the below catalog pages. These testimonials were sent in by the Lodges who purchased this paraphernalia and they described how it worked for them. In the end you'll see that the wholesome fun... "light hazing," endured by the candidates made them feel more apart of the Lodge and fostered Brotherly Love and Affection." (via Cynical-C)
Found in Ageing Audio.
"How appropriate, an Internet radio. It's just a fairly ordinary transistor radio of the late 1960s or early 1970s, made by a company called Internet. It uses germanium transistors with Mullard GET113 part numbers. The writing on the front reads "ALL transistor" and "Internet 10". Like the Ever Ready, it has MW and LW bands, selected by a switch on the back"
Well.. Time flies. Old Sad Things (via Bifurcated Rivets)
This brought to you by Scubanaked. (via grow-a-brain)
The Three Suns - A Ding Dong Dandy Christmas!
Basic Hip joins the christmas craze (and it's not even December yet...): "Through December 27 where there will be a total of nine Christmas albums featured for your holiday listening pleasure. Please note that rotation will occur every fourth day instead of the usual weekly schedule you've become accustomed to. Click here for the schedule."
But remember one important thing: Ford is the Santa Claus of vinyl findings for all seasons. It doesn't have to be Christmas for him to keep these gifts coming and coming. So, think about that! It's easy being nice for Christmas and then act like a jerk for the rest of the year. That is the moral of the Basic Hip story.
The art and humor of New Yorker Magazine Cartoonist Sam Cobean (1913 - 1951) (via Cartoon Brew)
Monday, November 29, 2004
Allthough they are cute to look at they hide secrets to a torn and sexualy depraved world of parties, bondage, lust and horror. So beware! (via Ektopia)
[Watch out for the evil pop-ups!]
Sunday, November 28, 2004
Being a PCL LinkDump reader means having more fun and being ahead of your time.
If that's not your cocktail - I'm truly sorry! 'Cause the fun just started!
Remember where you read it first!
/Z aka Sebastian
songs:illinois has posted 2 songs courtesy of the Anti website. Great music!
Don't forget to read Tony Bonyata's (in 'Livewire's One On One') interview 2003 with this legend of country music here.
Ok. We already have a christmas music forum. Now there are these three strange products of yesteryears christmas commerce; Christmas In Hawaii, Sinterklaas (Santa Claus of the Netherlands I bet!), I Know What He Wants For Christmas [Click the Special Feature button] (feminists beware!).
Uh. It's going to be a long, long, long Christmas...
http://www.vegasvics.com/download.htm & http://home.deds.nl/~splog/49/52.49.html & http://999.omadomain.fi/
Saturday, November 27, 2004
Posters in Latvia 1899-1945. A great exhibition with lovely lithographies and poster art (Tobacco advertising posters, song festivals and much more!) (via Rashomon)
Naoki Mitsuse tells us: "I was about 11 and living in Singapore when Elvis died in 1977. I remember reading an article in the morning paper about a local teenage girl who had thrown herself out of a balcony of a tall apartment building, leaving a note that said something like "now that Elvis is dead, I have nothing to live for and goodbye." This had a profound impact on me and I realized then, that Elvis was a very powerful man."
So he painted the Elvis Series between 1994-1996. Then he stopped to suddenly make a remarkably comeback with Elvis Paintings 2002 (via grow-a-brain)
http://www.goultralightsgo.com/naoki/elvis/pages/menu.html & http://www.goultralightsgo.com/naoki/elvis_2002/index.html
Bellybongo is busy these days! Here's another gem for us!
Magnus sais: "One of the most interesting posters on Exotica mailing list, Sem Sinatra (a UK man in Japan) sent me this 10" LP a few month ago, along with some other 10" Japanese LPs, I am in debt, I could send him some Swedish records, but as he is a man of strong integrity he only wants music he find by himself, I understand him, I am like that too mostly...
Sem Sinatra shared another LP with the Blue Shadows a year or so ago on Sem Sinatra's Solar System of Sound."
Vladimir Clavijo-Telepnev is a renowned Russian photographer. Here above are 4 clickable thumbnails from his exhibition project 'Stalin's Empire Style'.
But there are loads of beauty at his personal webpage. (via Conscientious)
Kristof at Space Debris presents his latest 'Featured Album': "Here's another fleamarket find for you.
I found it in a small lot of library LPs. None of them looked too exciting ('pastoral' themes on the guitar, etc) but this one was different. There were no mood descriptions as you'd find on 'real' library LPs and some of the titles had a rough edge to it. Generation Gap and especially Feeling The Riot sounded promising.
Turned out to be a hit. Strange, though some of the tracks start off in an EZ way it's never cheesy. At times it's positively HOT with mad basslines and percussion and brass belting over it all. Add some wordless vocals by The Choir and you get a sound that I've found to be strangely addictive.
But who is Sciltian Adams? Try to google the name and you will get zero results. Never heard of the man before finding this record, or since. Must be an alias than. The label mentions C. Carucci as arranger but that doesn't ring a bell either. Once again: if you know more about this LP or the people behind it I'd appreciate to hear about it."
Sciltian Adams : His Orchestra and Choir
'Graces & Furies collage' by Sylvia...Sometimes
Collage Kids is a flickr group dedicated to the playful artform that is collage. It's very much an active group constantly uploading great collages as well as having themed weeks to really put their skills to the test. Latest weekly theme is "Graces and Furies" (from where the images to this entry is borrowed).
'the three bettys' by ART NAHPRO
Friday, November 26, 2004
Bruce Lenkei's Journey to the Past presents Dick Schory's Supercussion.
Great cover! I hope the music is half as good - then I'm pleased...
1 All Along the Watchtower - Jimi Hendrix Experience, 1968
orig. Bob Dylan, 1967
3 My Way - Sid Vicious, 1979
orig. Frank Sinatra, 1969 (after Paul Anka, 1969)
2 You Were Always on My Mind - Pet Shop Boys, 1987
orig. Elvis Presley, 1972 (after brenda lee, 1971) [What about Waylon Jennings!!!]
But here's the only one that would have made it up to my top 50:
33 Money (That's What I Want) - The Flying Lizards, 1980
orig. The Beatles, 1963 (after barrett strong, 1959)
FaLaLaLaLa.com has their first featured christmas album posted. But remember: you must register in order to view and download this item. The FaLaLaLaLa.com is a member forum where you not only will be able to download rare and cool christmas albums - it is a forum to discuss anything christmas related! But you can of course also just hang around for the music.
From the liner notes: "...in Bright and Beautiful Instrumental Arrangements for Today! arranged and conducted by Stu Phillips.
Bringing you the warmest of holiday wishes, this handsome musical Christmas card presents yuletide songs – both old and new – set aglowby the smooth, contemporary rhythms of the famous Hollyridge Strings. Whether lilting along the melodic byways of the familiar “Winter Wonderland” or treating St. Nick to a pulsing Latin beat in Stu Phillips'“Santa's Got A Brand New Bag,” their message is clear:
TO YOU AND YOURS...SEASON'S GREETINGS FROM THE HOLLYRIDGE STRINGS"
Thursday, November 25, 2004
The Authentic History Center tells us:"Treasure Chest was a monthly comic book published by the Catholic Guild from 1946 to 1972. Each issue featured several different stories intended to inspire citizenship, morality, and patriotism. In the 1961, volume 17 number 2 issue, the story "This Godless Communism" began. It continued in the even numbered issues through number 20. The entire story is presented here."
Well... With the Texan cowboy in charge I don't think my American friends need to worry too much about this these days. So enjoy your stuffed turkey and praise the lord! (via Buzz)
But hey! He's happy again. What a relief! (via Ollo)
I had my mind set on a break (a short one - but yet a break). But with all of the nice readers of things magazine popping by I think it'd be rude not to have something really great to welcome them with. So... Here's something really great for you. Duck you suckers!
Lord Love A Duck (the Neal Hefti soundtrack to the 1966 George Axelrod movie). Provided by Astroboy for your listenable pleasure.
Wednesday, November 24, 2004
Tonight at 8pm Pacific Standard Time, 11pm EST, 4am (0400) GMT and so on, your web browser will automatically launch:
...just in time for your court-ordered SPACE PATROL.
The chat room will be open, and waiting for YOU in particular!
The same shall hold true for the rebroadcast tomorrow at 5am PST, 8am EST, 1pm (1300) GMT and so on. For Australia and the Far East, add an additional 750 days, or something.
You will find the SPACE PATROL playlist at http://www.luxuriamusic.com/spacepatrol.html
Stay tuned: episodes of SPACE PATROL will soon be available without commercial interruption on handy-dandy CDs. Take them anywhere!
The official SPACE PATROL store at Café Press can be found at http://www.cafeshops.com/spacepatrol .
4 fantastic tracks on this "OTTO stereo" mini-compilation.
They've got that kind of moody-jazzy-latin-thing going on that I like (that is except track 3 that is slightly different - but enjoyable all the same).
This is delivered to you for your pleasure by Sem Sinatra and Retrolicious.
Tuesday, November 23, 2004
Make that a double-Wow from me!
So. Now we know - there are only so few true life secrets!
Page 27 and 31 1955 [Clickable images]
An ongoing project. And a cool one! (via things magazine)
The waiting is over.
Liza has been to a Pixies show. She got inspired and posted 6(!) songs covering the Pixies!
Jack Kerouac, New York, 1953
Junk For Code links us to the works of Elliott Erwitt.
Get ready for some Brief Bouncers.
Pastor McPurvis informs us: "Up this week is a cool little album by musician extraordinaire Bruce West. Not only do we have Mr. West tastefully playing a Hammond Organ and a Piano simultaneously, he also throughs in a Chamberlin for some extra color. The Chamberlin was an instrument that ‘played’ sounds that had been pre-recorded on strips of tape. Press a key on the Chamberlin and you could summon forth the sounds of a violin. Change the tapes inside the machine and command an entire choir. All this stuff is old hat to us now that we have digital samplers, but this must have sounded very unique in 1963 when this album was recorded. Mr. West incorporates the sounds from the Chamberlin into his arrangements quite well. He never uses the instrument in a gimmicky way. The ending of ‘Colonel Bogey’, for example, is quite cool with the sounds of snare drums and bagpipes fading away into the distance. Mr. West was a featured entertainer at D’Agostino’s Villa Nova Restaurant in Winter Park, Florida. Unfortunately, the restaurant closed in 1976 and a drug store currently stands where Mr. West once held court. Luckily you can download this album, play it while eating dinner by candlelight, and experience the mellow mood music of Bruce West."
This hip thing here!
Also: don't forget to check out this weeks Album Cover Theme of the Week!
[Collage by Rob Z "Red Rockets". Click image for larger view]
"The Art of Collage"
Monday, November 22, 2004
New release by WM Recordings: "... From crappy to inspired, from bad to brilliant: 'Collaaage' is an overview of recordings made by Weirdomusic - and assorted friends - between 1982 and 1991. Randomly put together for a cassette release in 1991, this collage recording now serves as an introduction to various aspects of Weirdomusic's work.
This tape recording is brought to you for historical reasons only. Some selections may or may not turn up on future releases.Please feel free to use selections from this collage for your own compositions!"
Contributors:◦ Marco Kalnenek: keyboards, vocals, percussion◦ Marco Dörenberg: guitars, vocals◦ Paul Joppen: vocals, percussion◦ Jacqueline Joosten: vocals, bass
Find it here. (I'm listening to it right now. And it's adventurous, cool stuff!)
- José Feliciano: California Dreamin' (The Mamas & The Papas)
- Collective Soul: Shine (The Moffats)
- Collective Soul: My Sweet Home Chicago (Robert Johnson)
- Mystherius: Sweet Dreams (Eurythmics)
- Kissel: Lomo con Pimientos (MCD d'après MKB)
- MKB: Véndemelo (Judas Priest)
- Operación Mutante: A por tí (Tamara aka Ámbar)
- Operación Mutante: Aserejé (Las Ketchup)
- Operación Mutante: No me llames Manolo llámame Lola (Pastora)
- The String Quartet: Run to the Hills (Iron Maiden)
A concert series of Japanese contemporary music after WWII given at Kioi Hall in Tokyo. This issue includes unreleased and rare tape music.
Toshiro Mayuzumi "Works for musique concrete X. Y. Z (1953, earliest musique concrete in Japan)" Makoto Moroi / Toshiro Mayuzumi "Variations on numerical principle of 7 (1956)" - same source of Hiroshi Shiotani's CD "Oto no Hajimari wo Motomete" - Toru Takemitsu "Vocalism A.I", "Ki. Sora. Tori (Tree. Sky. Bird)", "Clap Vocalism" (1956) Yoshio Hasegawa "A musical tale for radio "The World in the Jar (1956)"
I found these recordings through my favourite p2p Soulseek. Soundquality is not very good (direct from an old vinyl) but it fills a gap in the history of electronic music. Mayuzumi shows his interest in films here already, presenting many acoustic scenes. He later scored a lot of movies before dying in 1997. The Moroi - Mayuzumi collaboration is purely electronic. Takemitsu's Vocalism AI is a haunting tape piece which really catches your attention. The others are a bit less expressive. Hashegawa's piece is actually a sort of radioplay which really MUST have been a big inspiration for John Zorn's 'Spillane'." (thanks to Kjell)
"The first one displays my favorite covers of 459 french comic books, from 1936 to 2001. The second, the best covers of 512 american comic books from 1938 to 2001."
Very nice! Both of them. (via Exclamation Mark)
It sure looks exciting, doesn't it!!
Saturday, November 20, 2004
Now mix it with an oriental vibe (Ananda Shankar) and some late 70's disco.
You've been spiked! And you've got Chris Joss.
Silver's Boogaloo has posted it.
[Click image for larger view]
Ads from American comic books: Evel Kvievel Towels; The Wonderful World of Amazing Live Sea-Monkeys; 10 "Hitler heads"; Illya pin-up (David McCallum) and the Hypno Coin! All of these found here. More old comic ads can also be found here and there. (via one man safari)
"'Tis the season...
Santa knows that you've been good little girls and boys and so he has something for you.
I'm proud to announce that FaLaLaLaLa.com is ready for you to come visit.
Before you get too excited, the actual music downloads will still not be posted until next Friday, November 26th.
I'm still fairly traditional and don't like to rush the season too much. The anticipation is part of the joy for me.
While the music is not posted yet, I wanted to give folks some time to poke around. At this point the format of the site is a message board.
I wish that I had more time to really put together a more full site, but work projects and two kids made that tough. So it's going to be pretty basic for now.
In order to view the forum with the music downloads you will need to register for the site. I do this only in the hope of encouraging a sense of community. Once you have registered there is no requirement to post or participate and your information will be kept strictly confidential. But I hope that you decide to stick around and share your love of Christmas music with like-minded folks."
«Shield and sword» Rudin B. S., 1968 (In Movie Posters)
"The administration of the Museum of Posters begs to inform you that this site represents to be the biggest collection of Russian posters in Internet. The earnest request is following. Do not litter! Wish you a pleasant review!"
Plakaty.ru (via Eye of the Goof)
Googly Eyed Shell Frog
Kitsch Itch is a public group over at flickr (but you might want to join?) where people share images of fond kitsch items (like Snapatorium shared that cute googly eyed fisher boy above). Or as the group statement sais: "Bring us your kitsch, the tackier, the better!"
Friday, November 19, 2004
Roger Ebert "talks" to Lee Marvin 1970. (via MetaFilter)
Hm. That is a cool mix of things!
I like her blog. And I sometimes steal links from her (but I do it very smooth and nice). Like this one; and this one; and this one; and this one; and...
Yup. She's good at finding the nicer things residing on the internet!
So, pay Life In The Present a visit. And don't forget to sign her new cool guestmap. The more the merrier!
The first one to leave a comment I will blog next. If you don't manage a site I will blog an interview with you!
/Z aka Sebastian
Have a look for yourself. But I must recommend Circus Programs from Around the World. Like this cool one here below.
[Click tiger for larger view]
And this is an interesting find! "An interesting set of 10 matchbox covers issued in Eastern Europe in the 1960's portraying World Leaders includes Nasser, Ben Gurion, Castro, DeGaulle, Tito, Krushchev, Nehru, Mao Tse Tung, Sukarno and John F. Kennedy" (via Bifurcated Rivets)
Check 'em out!
Thursday, November 18, 2004
Les Toil sais: "It's my pride and joy to introduce to you pin-up art's best kept secret--Hilda! We never even allowed this full-figured gorgeous mirth quake to become a footnote the in annals of American glam art. I'm here to hopefully change all that.
This Summer, while perusing a local antique show, I came across a vintage calendar from 1965. There were three things about it that arrested my cornea immediately and simultaneously. One--it was beautifully illustrated. Two--it featured a gorgeous pin-up girl . And three--that gorgeous pin-up girl was a big beautiful woman."
Here's the gallery. And hey! Some Hilda Memorabilia! (via PLEP)