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Thursday, May 31, 2007

Back from San Diego, California

What have you folks been up to?

Let me know.


The Sounds of Intermission

Why would you wear a wire to make illegal concert recordings, and turn the tape ON at the beginning of intermission? For Seattle sound artist Christopher DeLaurenti, the real concert begins when the applause from the first act dies down. This is almost the only time you'll ever hear classical performers improvising together, practicing snippets of the upcoming performance to limber up in anticipation of the baton's downbeat.

The CD is “Favorite Intermissions: Music Before and Between Beethoven, Stravinsky, Holst” from Manhattan's GD Stereo label. The cover of the CD is a delightfully convincing ripoff of the Deutsche Grammophon album cover graphics.

Mr Dante's Inferno

Poooor Mr Dante Fontana! He has a horrible cold that is preventing him from performing his duty to humanity, i.e. providing non-stop schlocky entertainment to Internet thrill seekers (like myself), helping us avoid the messiness of leading an actual LIFE.

To get you up and blogging again, may I recommend 666 brand cold medicine, an ol’ Southern remedy that is (amazingly) still available online (though you are limited as to how much you can buy at any one time because it contains pseudoephedrine, which I believe is an essential ingredient in the production of meth). The consumption of 666, they tell me, is like tipping back a can of flaming Sterno.

Let’s see what we have in the Kiddy Medicine chest that might provide some comfort....

The Toy medicine chest Kleenex pocket pack for your sniffles....and what’s that, a Sanrio condom?? You never know what you'll find when you go snooping through someone else’s medicine chest, I guess.

We'll all pray for your speedy recovery.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

By dose is dudding add I'm dired

And me, I'm going on a short break. Need rest.
Catch you all later.

/Z aka mrdantefontana

Best of gmtPlus9(-15)

Best of gmtPlus9(-15) gmtPlus9(-15) turned 8 the other day.

To mark the occasion I've put together a collection of the best tunes I pointed to in the past year or so - loads of surf, rockabilly, 60's asian pop, and such.

Highlights include The Boss Martians' sharp cover of The Trashmen's 'A-Bone,' GO!GO!7188's fuzzed-up take on the Cutie Honey Theme, and The Rock'n Roll Trio's 'Tear It Up' - our vote for the greatest rockabilly track ever laid down.

Get the Best of gmtPlus9(-15).


1. The Boss Martians -- A-Bone
2. The Surfsiders -- 409
3. Arch Hall Jr. & The Archers -- Konga Joe
4. Bruce Haack -- Electric To Me Turn
5. GO!GO!7188 -- Cutie Honey Theme
6. The Penetrators -- Another Time, Another Place
7. Ronnie Speeks & His Elrods -- What Is Your Technique
8. Los Shains -- El Monstruo
9. Wanda Jackson -- If I Were You
10. Saturn V -- I Wanna Be A Beatle
11. The Spiders -- Mr. Monkey
12. The Feelies -- Now I Wanna Sleep In Your Arms
13. Los Rockin' Devils -- Bule Bule
14. The Nebulas -- It's GO! Time...
15. Nancy Sit -- Shakin' All Over
16. Vivien Goldman -- Launderette
17. The Twang! Marvels -- Phantom of the Highway
18. Ritchie Valens -- Hi-Tone
19. Little Marcy -- Stop And Let Me Tell You
20. Yoko Utsumi -- Neji
21. Liquid Liquid -- Cavern
22. Speedbuggy USA -- Somewhere in America
23. The Manatees -- Mendoza
24. Richard Hell & the Voidoids -- Love Comes in Spurts
25. The Rock'n Roll Trio -- Tear It Up
26. Lara & The Trailers -- Run For Your Life
27. The Cowboy Junkies -- Sweet Jane
28. The Bananas -- Jamie Blond
29. Rita Chao & The Quests -- Love Is Me, Love Is You
30. Shonen Knife -- Banana Fish
31. The Supersonicos -- Freq Perkins
32. The Groovie Ghoulies -- The Beast With Five Hands
33. The Kendalls -- Thank God For The Radio

Edit by mrdantefontana: 8 years! 8 years of gmtPlus9(-15)! That is really something, Andrew! Congrats to you and your seemingless never ending web power. And... thank you for the music.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Night Music

"Sunday Night, later named Michelob Presents Night Music, was an NBC late-night television show which aired for two seasons between 1988 and 1990 as a showcase for jazz and eclectic musical artists. ... " (Quote from the Wikipedia entry.)

"A revelation to music fans, this show appeared and disappeared with little fanfare, being light-years ahead of the bulk of it's audience in style and substance. Every possible realm of music was boldly explored...from minimalist art-noise to traditional folk styles and everything beyond and in-between. Absolute genius, a marvelously noncommercial experiment that was doomed to failure despite itself. ..." (Quote from user comment at the IMDb entry for 'Sunday Night')

The show was hosted by Jools Holland (only first season) and David Sanborn.
Now, see, this is music television that doesn't suck.
I've collected some YouTube clips from episodes of the tv show:

-Milton Nascimento - "Canções e Momentos"
-Milton Nascimento - "Cravo e Canela"
-Milton Nascimento & Naná Vasconcelos - "San Vicente"

-Dizzy Gillespie - "Tin Tin Deo"
-Dizzy Gillespie - "Ooh-Shoo-Be-Doo-Bee"

-Al Green - "The Message Is Love"

Al Green.

-Curtis Mayfield - "It's All Right"
-Curtis Mayfield - "Pusherman"
-Curtis Mayfield (with Taylor Dane) - "People Get Ready"

-Youssou N'Dour - "My Daughter"

-Marcus Roberts - "Blue Monk"

-Phillip Bailey - "Fascination"
-Phillip Bailey - "I Thought I'd Never See the Day"

-Ambitious Lovers - "Admit It"
-Ambitious Lovers - "Copy Me"

-David Lindley - "Bon Temps Roulez"
-David Lindley - "Werewolves of London"

-Taylor Dane - "Where Were You When I Needed You?"


-Sonny Rollins

-Leonard Cohen - "Tower Of Song"
-Leonard Cohen & Sonny Rollins - "Who By Fire"

-Ken Nordine

-Was (Not Was) - "Can't Turn You Loose"
-Was (Not Was) - "Earth to Doris/Robot Girl"
-Was (Not Was) - "Hello Operator"
-Was (Not Was) with Frank Sinatra Jr. - "Wedding Vows in Vegas"

-John Lurie and Naná Vasconcelos

-Stevie Ray Vaughan - "Crossfire"

-Maria McKee - "Breath"

-Debbie Harry - "Calamari"

-Pharoah Sanders - "Thembi"

-Pops Staples - "Nobody's Fault But Mine"

-Pere Ubu - "Breath"

-Ivo Papazov and his Wedding Band

-Pretty Phat - "Pretty Phat Girls"

-Pixies - "Monkey Gone To Heaven" /"Tame"

-Sun Ra Arkestra - "Face the Music"
-Sun Ra Arkestra - "Retrospect" (starting with Sun Ra being briefly interviewed by Sanborn):

Video added by ekp34

-Sting (with Bill Frisell and Fareed Haque) - "Ain't No Sunshine"

-Fareed Haque (with Sting)

-Bill Frisell and Band

-Carla Thomas - "Gee Whiz (Look At His Eyes)"

-Rufus Thomas - "Walking the Dog"
-Rufus Thomas - "The Funky Chicken"

-Mary Margaret O'Hara

Sting does "Why Does the Sun Shine?"

-Zahar (with Hassan Hakmoun)

-Djavan (Note: Video problem towards the end)

-Eric Clapton - "Hard Times"

-Robert Cray & Eric Clapton - "Old Love"

-Sonic Youth - "Silver Rocket"

-Diamanda Galas

-The Residents - "Teddy Bear"
-The Residents - "From The Plains To Mexico"

-Conway Twitty & The Residents - "When You're Cool"
-Conway Twitty - "It's Only Make Believe"

-Aster Aweke
-More with Aster Aweke

-The Kronos Quartet - "Spoonfull"
-The Kronos Quartet - "Four, for Tango"
-The Kronos Quartet - "Foxy Lady"

-Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Subway to Venus"
-Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Sexy Mexican Maid"

-Toots Thielemans - "Sophisticated Lady"
-Toots Thielemans - "Little Suede Shoes"
-'Toots Thielemans plays the harmonica with a turkey baster'

-Charlie Haden & his Liberation Orchestra - "Spiritual"
-Charlie Haden & his Liberation Orchestra - "The Anthem of the African National Congress"

-Nick Cave - "The Mercy Seat"
-Nick Cave, Charlie Haden and Toots Thielemans - "Hey Joe"


-Graham Parker - "Slash & Burn"
-Graham Parker - "My Love's Strong"

-NRBQ with Phil Woods - "Little Floater"

-Abbey Lincoln - "First Song"
-Abbey Lincoln and Phil Woods - "High Fly"

-Steve Turre and his Sea Shells

Steve Turre.

-Phil Woods

-Lakim Shabazz and his D.J.

'NRBQ Blows up a New Kids on the Block Album'

-Bob Weir & Rob Wasserman - "The Victim"

-Artis (Spoon Man)

-Richard Thompson - "Jerusalem on the Jukebox"
-Richard Thompson with Jo-El Sonnier - "Tearstained letter"

-Tim Berne - "Hong Kong Sad Song / More Coffee"

-Jo-el Sonnier

-John Cale (& B.J. Cole)
-John Cale, Shawn Colvin & Richard Thompson - "Heartbreak Hotel"

-Shawn Colvin

-Hank Crawford - "Don't Cry Baby"
-Hank Crawford - "The Peeper"

-Miles Davis - "Hannibal"
-Miles Davis - "Tutu"

-The Modern Jazz Quartet
-The Modern Jazz Quartet - "The Legendary Profile"

The Modern Jazz Quartet

-Lounge Lizards - "Voice Of Chunk"
-Lounge Lizards - "Uncle Jerry"

-NRBQ - "I Got a Rocket in my Pocket" :

Video clip added by scmm42

-NRBQ - "Wild Weekend"

-Warren Zevon - "Splendid Isolation"

-Dan Hicks - "I Scare Myself"

-Screamin' Jay Hawkins - "I Put A Spell On You"
-Screamin' Jay Hawkins - "Old Man River"
-Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Bob Weir, Bongwater and the Fabulous Pussywillows

Note: Thanks to bobby4000 and especially to scmm42 for uploading these great clips! Thanks also to the other uploaders of course.
Some tracks are missing track titles. If you know a title or two please leave a comment.
And note that the quality for some of the video clips is not super good.


Found this copy of TV Mirror from 1975. Endless stories of bad soap stars amongst the listings, but more astoundingly, a hair-raising selection of column ads that really emphsiaze the benefits of electrically assisted massges......

Sunday, May 27, 2007


How will you use your quarterly result bonus ? This is quite an essential question.
With great help from our senior consultants Ennio Morricone, LL Cool J, World Domination Enterprise, Lonnie Smith & Spearhead and a lot more Soul, Pop, Folk, Electronic experts.

Kiss Caress and more until next time

Chubby Checker's Galeria of Failed Dance Crazes

Hey everyone, let's do....."The Fly"!! Anyone?

Internet-only Bonus video: Italian Twistmeister Peppino de Capri doing "Let's Twist Again" (I had no idea he had Twisted in the first place!)

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Somebody Else Was Suckin' My D**k Last Night

NSFW, but hey! Rock'n'roll shouldn't be safe for work. So. Let's rock.

My Little Foetus

It's not a Choice, it's a plush toy.

seen at silent-porn-star

It's Time To Cha Cha Cha!

Any partner will do....even a pair of disembodied fishnetted legs.....it's time to Cha Cha Cha!

Jerry Lee Lewis & Bette Midler are shakin' it.

We are still shakin' it here at the PCL Headquarters...
Jerry Lee Lewis with Bette Midler - Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On.
On the Rolling Stone Special, Oct. 1977

Added by opurkert

(Thanks to mrjyn)

Add 5 LBS. Of Solid Flesh In 1 Week!

The ad above has been cropped. Click it to experience the full view at source.

... THOUSANDS of thin, pale, rundown folks—and even “Naturally Skinny” men and women—are amazed at this new, easy way to put on healthy needed pounds quickly. Gains of 15 to 20 lbs. in one month—5 lbs. in one week—are reported regularly.
Kelp-a-Malt, the new mineral concentrate from the sea—gets right down to the cause of thin, underweight conditions and adds weight through a “3 ways in one” natural process. ..."

Note: 5 lbs is a little less than 2,5 kg

Kelp-O-Malt: Skinny Girls (Nov 1934) at Modern Mechanix.

Bye bye, splusp!!!!!

Splusp!!! is being closed. It's time for me to move on. Originally I created this blog to fill the emptyness after my 52 weeks project and it served it's purpose well. It included a few projects within a project. I mention the most important ones to me: the sleevegirls project, the wet theme, Dutch pop stars, 20 splogcasts and recently birds. Besides that I occasionally mentioned special episodes of my activities at Radio Zwolle and my show Vreemde Geluiden in particular.

These and all other post are archived here. This is a first set up. It will probably be changed soon.

I'm not disappearing from the net. When there's something that I absolutely want the masses to know about, I will post it here at PCL Linkdump. Furthermore I shall be posting my compositions and songs, mixes, radioshows and audio findings at the splusp yahoo group and/or at myspace and/or wm-recordings.
The 50 ways to do a cover project will continue at the splusp yahoo group

My home base will remain:

Ration Coupons on the Home Front, 1942-1945

Ration Coupons on the Home Front, 1942-1945 Ration Coupons on the Home Front, 1942-1945 at Duke University digital collections. "...During World War II, the United States government instituted mandatory rationing of many items, including fuel, gasoline, food, tires, cars, stoves, and footware. Rationing created a bureaucratic papertrail in various formats, which included coupons, booklets, certificates, and stamps.
The World War II Ration Coupon collection consists of ration coupons, stickers and certificates for tires, bicycles, typewriters, sugar, shoes, fuel oil, gasoline, and food which were issued by the Office of Price Administration from 1942-1945."

The Cowboy Song

HTMPL Prod. ordered me to listen to "The Cowboy Song" by P.I.L..
Can somebody help me?

Thanks in advance.

/Z aka mrdantefontana

Friday, May 25, 2007

"Sounds For The Space-Set!!"

RIAA is releasing Sounds For The Space-Set!!, which according to Mr. Fab over at Music For Maniacs is "a 22-song free download album of Moogs, children's records, ill beats, Salvador Dali,

lounge, disco, a robot narrator, surf, scientists, scratchy old novelty records, and at least one theremin.
Jean-Jacques Perrey, Dick Hyman, Kraftwerk and Brian Eno get it on with Frank Sinatra, Queen, Beastie Boys, and David Bowie. Robot servants mix cocktails for Sun Ra, Esquivel, and Bruce Haack in the observation deck of the space cruise ship heading towards the domed city of Las Vegas, Mars. ..."

Updated: Looks like the page was kind of shot down. Maybe this BoingBoing post was a little overwhelming. Sorry about that Mr. Fab and RIAA!

Updated II: The Page is up and running again.

Friday. Let's get this party started!

I am not feeling 100%. I'm tired and I think I am coming down with something. There is something itching in my throat.
Now, what to do??
Well... I will mix up a colorful drink. Then I will kick back in one of my armchairs, put my feet up on the table and close my eyes. And then... it happens. The fabulous Beat Girls will knock on my door, and everything will be just fine.

Racing Fever!

My hometown of Indianapolis is right in the middle of racing frenzy right now, preparing for the big race on Sunday (it IS on Sunday, isn’t it? I’ll have to ask around and see if anyone knows). Not to overstate it or anything, but I think there are virtually dozens of out of towners here to enjoy the spectacle. It’s got to be bigger than our annual Shriner’s convention, even.
As you can see from the photo, there is racing excitement in the air!!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Scott Walker info needed.

Hi, Gangsters.

A friend of mine needs help identifying the bass player on Scott Walker's "The Old Man’s Back Again" (from Scott 4).
His guess is that it is Scott himself playing that lyrical funk lines, but he doesn't know for sure.
There is no information about the personnel on the album cover.

So if anyone reading this is able to shed some light over this matter I (and my friend) will be grateful. Just leave a comment here.
And, by all means, have another listen to the song here to fresh up your memory. It's a great song.

/Z aka mrdantefontana

Christian Marclay X 2

The sublime and the ridiculous........

Artist and turntable/vinyl sound collage musician Christian Marclay as profiled on the très artsy (and très dead) Trio network……..and as interviewed by a sock puppet on "Chic-a-go-go", a Chicago cable access dance program.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Some Records You Buy For The Covers...

French and Saunders

French & Saunders, early live performance.
Enjoy the video while it's there.

Added by julielii
(via VideoSift)

The Shelly Taylor Touch

Pastor McPurvis has a new intriguing share online:
"... Side one of this recording is all instrumental with Mr. Taylor pulling out every Cordovox trick in the book on standards such as Exodus, Blue Velvet, and Moon River.

Side two brings Mr. Taylor’s pipes into the mix as he croons of love and Loneliness (the only Shelly Taylor original on the album)

All in all this is a fun little recording. Quirky, a little rough around the edges at times, but decidedly sincere performances from a man who is clearly passionate about what he does. ..."

The Shelly Taylor Touch - Shelly Taylor

Beyond "Big Ten Inch Record"

There's more to Bullmoose Jackson's career than his classic double-entendre R & B hit "Big Ten Inch Record". Get downloads of 7 Bullmoose songs, including "Big Fat Mamas Are Back in Style" and "Keep Your Big Mouth Shut".

The Flying Burrito Brothers... Sin City

The Flying Burrito Brothers... Sin City (Flash Video 04:11). From the album The Gilded Palace of Sin (1969, A&M Records).

Art Ensemble of Chicago Gets Funky

Monday, May 21, 2007

The Visual Guidance - Update

The button (to the right in the sidebar)with the quick links to my other blog, The Visual Guidance thing, has been down for a week or so. I contacted the creator of the badger : badge service Mr. Kent Brewster. And he fixed the problem almost right away. Thanks! I love people who stick to their things and is there if you need help. Great service there.

/Z aka mrdantefontana


What was the reason why Aperitivo radio show disappeared so long ?
Too much work, kidnapped by naughty aliens, let's say he was kindnapped by aliens and just managed to reach earth again.
"Lovers safe and saved" is the new Aperitivo radio show, love from outer space ?
With a little help from April March, Georgio Moroder, Neu, Spanky Wilson, Al Green and a lot more.

Good to be back fellows.

Listen to Percy Trout tonight!

the Percy Trout hour

from all over the Globe!

Listen to a BRAND NEW SHOW TONIGHT (May 21, 2007)!

from 8pm to 10pm EST-USA.

WRFL 88.1fm
Lexington, Ky.

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Mark Seager: Martyrdom Posters

Mark Seager: Martyrdom Posters Mark Seager: Martyrdom Posters. "...Shaheed or martyr posters commemorate the lives of those killed while fighting, or as a result of military action against Israel. Images of martyr's serve a dual purpose of grieving and immortalizing. Family members display framed photos of the dead in the home, and show them regularly during the storytelling process, connecting the narration to its human essence. This dual function manifests itself in posters as well, where a picture of the resistance fighter is accompanied by his name and a short description of their life or of the efforts at combating the occupation, along with how they died. Some posters depict children who were killed by the IDF, including a description of the events leading up to their deaths." From Mark Seager, Photographer.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

The Nostalgic Glass

Mercantile National Bank
"Since its last tenant left in the early 1990’s, the Mercantile had loomed like a ghost ship over downtown Dallas. Once the center of power in the city and the pride of R.L. Thornton, the building now projected a blighted and musty air through the surrounding blocks. Buyers came and went; the years and seasons passed, and slowly, people forgot even what was inside."

"When the 20-story Dallas Building was added in 1958, R.L. Thornton moved his office over there. Perhaps the view here no longer suited him.

Reflected in the mirrors was the Republic National Bank, the Competition. That building, with its rocket-shaped spire, ultimately took away the Mercantile’s title as the tallest building in Dallas."

"The boardroom sat vacant, though likely no one had ever seen a larger conference table. The few people who came to visit in those last days could fancy themselves captains of industry, and who was there to say otherwise?"

The Nostalgic Glass - Photographical explorations of the ruined historical architecture of Russia and Elsewhere.
(via del.icio.us/lonita_links)

the Lady from L.U.S.T.

As stated on the covers to these wonderful novels, the acronym for "L.U.S.T" stands for "League of Undercover Spies and Terrorists."

But certainly, you can come up with a better acronym, can't you? Take a "poke" at it in the comments.

Don't Miss Don't Miss the Great Snatch

From thrift store religious albums with unintentionally hilarious titles, snappy little musical numbers can be made. Yea, verily.

via Dinosaur Gardens

Boris Hoppek

Artist Boris Hoppek is the creator of adorable little sambos and Hitlers, and merkins with er, vinyl attachments that should give you the clue that websites of his stuff may be NSFW. The video below shows him creating street art that can be seen in alley ways from Berlin to Barcelona.

The Cleaver Sleeve

It only follows that when former Black Panther Eldridge Cleaver chose to take a creative left turn and enter the fashion industry, that he would design trousers with an upfront-and-center cock-pocket. Right? This October 9, 1975 Rolling Stone parody (not an actual ad, as some seem to think) shows Mr. Cleaver modeling his own creation, its most salient feature displayed (appropriately) on a wooden plank.
The inspiration for his design is unclear--maybe it was a male response to “burn the bra”. Ah, the 70s.

And for those of you not familiar with the history of fashion, I will mention that his idea never really caught on.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Somebody Get Me a T-Shirt From Here

The Unfortunately Named..........wait for it...........Dickson Mounds Museum

Ohio, Tennessee, Illinois and other states in the Central US have Indian Burial Mounds, I'm guessing mostly Hopewell Indians..

I'm really just posting because of the dirty sounding name though.

Quiet Vintage Quiet Village

The internets are not crowded with vintage exotica music tv clips.
Thanks to Biggest part of my life is me I got to experience Martin Denny and his band on Webley Edwards 'Hawaii Calls' (when the show tested for tv, being originally a radio show running for 37 years).

Martin Denny and his band - Quiet Village:

Added by forthorton

Kings of Rock

A while ago I uploaded a commercial for the Scandinavian dairy label Arla Foods product Kelda (cold sauces) to YouTube starring the Swedish Elvis impersonator Eilert Pilarm.
The clip is here: Eilert Pilarm doing Jailhouse rock for his kids (not his own kids though).

The clip has been there for over 2 months. Last day or 2 the comment thread there started to live. Me (visualguidance) and harleea1 are hanging out discussing our hero, the King of Rock.

/Z aka mrdantefontana aka visualguidance

In God We Trust, Inc.

"from the original lost recordings. live in the studio. the audio tape was lost and this entire album was eventually re-recorded for the released album. the audio is only available on this video. ..." (Quote from here)
Dead Kennedys - "We've got a bigger problem now":

Added by randomboyftw

The other video tracks from In God We Trust, Inc. original lost recordings:
"Nazi Punks Fuck Off!", "Hyperactive Child", "Religious Vomit", "Rawhide", "Moral Majority", "Dog Bite", "Kepone Factory".
Find them all collected at LaVIDEOtk.

Screaming Lord Sutch

The musical granddaddy of Alice Cooper & the Cramps, Screaming Lord Sutch had the wildest stage show in Britain in the 1960s, performing gore-sodden numbers such as Dracula's Daughter and Jack the Ripper. Though he assembled bands with such notable sidemen as Jimmy Page, Jeff Beck, and Noel Redding, his albums often end up on critics’ “worst ever” lists.
Oh, and he ran for a seat in Parliament a few times, too, as the candidate for the Monster Raving Loony Party, making him a veritable Renaissance man of Kitsch.

On the Road with Slim and Van

This video hits the creative Trifecta for me......Slim Gaillard and Van Morrison performing excerpts from Jack Kerouac's "On the Road".

Friday, May 18, 2007

..................and that's how sauce is made!

I had to stop looking about halfway through.

Baby Vac
via The Bloggy, Bloggy, Dew

Who is it behind those shades?

Mr. Jyn Be Trippin'

The Perfect American

I was looking for an image From The Silencers (it's on this week) and I found some images at this site. Later, when checking my Technorati stats, I discovered that this guy favorited me.....spooky! So I went back for a second look.... and fell into the vortex of his mind. This is a special experience if only for it's obsessiveness and pathological imperfection. It's broad and deep and weird and to put it in his words: craunchy. KNSFW

The Wages of Sin is a van like this

Lex10! Are you alright! Did they try to hurt you?

Lex10 is a courageous moblogger working in the frontline. He never looks away when in danger. Fear is never an option in his quest for truth. He wears his cell phone in a lose belt and he handles it like a real pro. But sometimes I get worried. Sometimes he's just way too close to the fire.
But I really hope he got out of there with his mind and intellect intact.

This Is Joe Cutajar

"The cover shot says it all. Joe squats nervously floating on a sickly orange background, sporting a hideous headache-inducing striped sweater and a forced grin as though he knew he was on to a loser. But his loss is our gain..."

"This Maltese easy listening effort is one of those well meaning, but deliciously inept albums where the singer is let down by the quality of the production. Joe Cutajar was a big name in Malta and first found fame as one half of Helen and Joe who warbled the Maltese entry L-imhabba (The Love) for the 1972 Eurovision song Contest. It came bottom. This was the last Malta entry to be sung in Maltese, all subsequent entries were in English. But Joe compromised and sings in both Maltese and English on this 10-track album, which, being from 1977, is awash with Moog synths, wah-wah guitar and a particularly unpleasant Salina string machine. ..."
This Is Joe Cutajar made available as part of the 365 Days Project over at WFMU's blog.

The Day of the Triffids

First edition hardback cover 1951

The Day of the Triffids, the complete 1962 sci-fi classic:

(via Hugo Strikes Back!)

Also: Bongolong Land shares a six part dramatization of the John Wyndham book as produced by BBC.


Click picture for slideshow, possibly NSFW!

Found at 123video.nl

Beau Comeaux: Houses

Beau Comeaux: Houses Beau Comeaux: Houses. "...While most people retire to the indoors after dark, I enjoy the elements of discovery during exploration under the quiet cover of the still night. The pace is slowed, the mood settled and somber and the liminal spaces in which one normally operates are transformed into areas of mystery."

Sharon Tate in your Sunday paper's TV schedule

Yes, Sharon Tate... the very alluring actress, wife of Polish film director, Roman Polanski, and fatal victim of the murderous Manson Family.

Poor Sharon... so pretty, so striking... her life cut short before she had the chance to really shine.

I think she's pretty. I dated a gal once just cause her appearance vaguely resembled her's. Thankfully, my date was never tortured to bloody ribbons like her pop culture doppleganger.

Thank goodness. That would have sucked... and I would have probably been blamed... just like that time I stole that pie off that windowsill.

* sigh *


Thursday, May 17, 2007

Jon (The Dog)

Jon the Dog is Shoko Ueharaa, 35 year old Japanese woman who began her career playing the ukelele while dressed in cow-print pajamas. The next logical step in her artistic evolution was to graduate to performing on a harmonium, singing songs of her life as a dog while wearing a long-haired wolf suit. A sampling of music from her 4 albums can be found at Hanakodo Music Loung.

Kryptonite Pussy

Roadside Teepees

A mighty fine collection of roadside teepees at Del Parker's Parkerosa, past and present, sent to me by Stumbleupon legend Johnnyuma.