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Friday, August 31, 2007

The Pot in the Hole Project

Today's Washington Post reports on an art project in Kampala, Uganda capitalizing on one of the city's most prevalent natural resources......potholes.

The holes are filled with a mixture of cement and plaster, then decorated by local artists.

"There are only four or five galleries in Kampala, and very few Ugandans go to them," said Roberta Wagner, director of culture at the Ugandan German Cultural Society. "We are trying to create new places for artists to display their work and show people in Uganda that art is part of life."

It's not neglect by an impoverished government, people....it's an opportunity to enjoy Art!

He's been waiting for this moment all of his life

Click Gorilla! It's an ad. But a quite wonderful and surprising ad. (Thanks to Ruth)

Go-go Boots, Hot Pants, and Miniskirts...Oh My!

Fashion Nostalgia from the 60s and 70s (via World of Kane)

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Woody Shoots a Moose

Woody Allen and the Moose From 1965. The video qulity is a little poor - but the humour is grand.

Added by ognet
(via Your Daily Awesome)

Scientifically Yours

I'm happy to report that two years after Hurricane Katrina, legendary New Orleans resident, Morgus the Magnificent, is back on the job in the Crescent City, hosting late-night horror and science-fiction films, conducting questionable medical experiments, and rocking out with The Ghouls .

Sin In Satin

The In Crowd tells us about a find of his: "... Polly Possum was the stage name for country vocalist Polly O'Neal. I'm not able to find much info on her (or The Dogpatch Boys) beyond her involvement with Joe Wolverton.
Joe Wolverton's name usually comes up in ref-
erence to his relationship with guitar and recording legend Les Paul. ..."
Read more and listen to Polly Possum and Joe Wolverton - Sin In Satin from 1952 over at I'm Learning To Share!

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Dead Boys

Dead Boys - Flame Thrower Love - CBGB'S 1977

Added by dexter63

This entry was dedicated to the memory of another dead boy, Hilly Kristal, R.I.P.

Vintage Vaudeville & Burlesque Images

'Mlle. Marzella's Cockatoos'
Click image for better view at source.

Traudl und Gerda - die chermanten Akkordeonmeisterinnen
(Traudl and Gerda - The charming accordion champs.)

Vintage Vaudeville & Burlesque Images, a fine pool at Flickr.

The Wild World of Hasil "Haze" Adkins

"Short subject documentary by Julien Nitzberg about the legendary "psychobilly" musician and infamous wildman Hasil Adkins. Filming takes place in Adkins' own yard, his shack, and at various concerts. Adkins is notable for helping create an entirely new form of rock/rockabilly/country fusion, which he plays entirely by himself (with a guitar and drums simultaneously). " (Quoted from the IMDb entry)

The Wild World of Hasil "Haze" Adkins (in 3 parts over at YouTube kindly added by laflizard):
-Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 -

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Patrice Sciortino

"Patrice Sciortino’s “Chronoradial” lp, released in 1970 on PSI. Chronoradial is apart of the ever expanding library records folks seem to be unearthing. Sciortino delivered several library records in the early 70’s....
The interplay and dynamics of the strings, harps, vocals and bells make this a standout recording. ..."

The Vienna Vegetable Orchestra

The Vegetable Orchestra performs music solely on instruments made of vegetables. Using carrot flutes, pumpkin basses, leek violins, leek-zucchini-vibrators, cucumberophones and celery bongos, the orchestra creates its own extraordinary and vegetabile sound universe. The ensemble overcomes preserved and marinated sound conceptions or tirelessly re-stewed listening habits, putting its focus on expanding the variety of vegetable instruments, developing novel musical ideas and exploring fresh vegetable sound gardens.

Miss Magnolia Thunderpussy invites you

Miss Magnolia Thunderpussy has tons of cool and interesting photos, posters, book covers and stuff in her sets (perhaps I should write "her" sets, i don't know ..), mostly from the post WW2 era (like army photos and memorabilia).

Above images were taken from the set Now read on . . . (Fun book jacket art) (via 「好きになった」メモ)

Monday, August 27, 2007

That makes it!

Since we recently had Bombshell Mamie over doing her take on Rock'n'Roll, we don't want to insult Jayne on that fluffy platinum blonde cloud in heaven checking us out with a real bitchy glance.
C'mon Jayne! Oooh, Baby! We still love you too. You're still soooo hip.

Jayne Mansfield sings "That Makes It!" in the 1966 Las Vegas Hillbillies (which also starred Miss Van Doren. It is said that they didn't get along at all and refused to act in the same scenes when shot. The crew was then forced to use doubles. Lovely!)

Added by kraftwerk2012

You don't understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.

"On the Waterfront", a great movie with some great and iconic scenes.

Marlon Brando's Famous "On the Waterfront" Speech:

Added by addictedtomovies

Screen caps from the movie supplied by Nostalgia Party No. 2.

The Movie Trailer:

Added by IrisTZ

Kristin Beaver

Click image for better view at source.

Kristin Beaver - paintings. (via Otomano)

Got Worms?

My friends ALWAYS know what to bring me back from their foreign travels. This parasite rememdy package was found in a market in Peru.

I am proud to say that this is my most popular Flickr image.

Friday, August 24, 2007

Are you ready this time?

Where were you in '79 when the dam began to burst
Did you check us out down at the local show
Were you wearing denim, wearing leather
Did you run down to the front
Did you queue for your ticket through the ice and snow

I didn't think so. Traitors!

It's Friday - Just Let Me Rock

Milton Caniff's "How to Spot a Jap"

(found here)

(Thanks, Al).


The mighty URL.

Where did I get the easydreamer part from do you think?
A little tricky...

/Z aka mrdantefontana, always an easy dreamer

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Outtakes from the 2003 365 Days Project

As you may (hopefully!) know WFMU's Beware of the Blog are running a section titled 365 Days Project.
In 2003 Otis Fodder managed and ran (with the help of numerous contributors) the glorious, fun and enlightening first project at his website.
Now, as part of 365 Days Project Part 2, we can enjoy some contributed oddities not included in the online project back in 2003. Yep, outtakes!
Outtakes from the 2003 365 Days Project - Part I.

Love Goddess Of Blood Island

NSFW, and should not be viewed by people not liking gore (like blood, intestines and that kind of fun stuff). And I mean it!
Love Goddess Of Blood Island.
Take it away, Herschell Gordon Lewis!

Added by SomethingWeirdDotCom

Josh Cochran

Click image for better view at source.

Josh Cochran, art, illustrations and drawings. (via Meathaus)

Visit To Venus

Visit Space Debris and you'll get a Visit To Venus in return. Nice deal.

El Guardian Invisible

hyperdave tells us "... What can I say about El Guardian Invisible? These astounding comics from 1953 are Jack Chick-size booklets from Mexico with black and white interiors featuring the invisible hero fighting mummies, vampires and such. ..."
datajunkie is back in business. The show must - like always - go on!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Download another Percy Trout hour!

the Percy Trout hour

from all over the Globe!

Download another show from the Archives
(this one from August 20, 2007):

Get it here.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Three-dimensional cuties

Patricia has posted a really wonderful bunch of 3d retro eros.
These images are great just as they are. But build one of these just for kicks. If you do not have a pair handy somewhere.
Note: Like the image above the rest of the set is also kind of not worksafe. But i had to post it.
Updated: Flickr got all hot and bothered. Patricia has posted them here now.

Greetings From Phoenix

"The Most Modern Building in the Southwest, Adams at First "

"Looking North on Mill Ave, Tempe Arizona"

"... The cards this collection are souvenirs of a Phoenix from almost 60 years ago. You can just barely make out Hayden Mill in the postcard below depicting downtown postwar Tempe. It’s the white smudge clear at the end of the right side of the street. Followers of more recent history will find the view of the Central Avenue post office more interesting. It was at this location that longtime Phoenix celebrity Cris Kirkwood beat up a security guard, gaining in the process a prison sentence and bullet in his back."
Derrick, King of Bostworld, has a nice and colorful batch of old postcards from his hometown Phoenix up on his site.

La linea

La linea, also known as Mr. Linea, Linus or Balou.

added by Sulacor

Monday, August 20, 2007

A Sabre Dance Moment

"Jack Cathcart and his Continentals, whistle, hum, and carry-on like complete idiots .."

Added by CineGraphic

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Asian Pop Princesses

Modcentric presents the Idaly Sisters-- Lolly, Linda, and Elsie, three real-life sisters from Indonesia whose cover version of American pop tunes had Asian audiences frugging up a storm in the late sixties.

And who says participating in the Miss Universe contest doesn't lead to greater things? Lotus Liew, runner-up in the 1967 contest from Singapore went on to record this album of pop numbers, which I'm sure was a huge success for her.

The Electric Lucifer

The vinyl edition of Bruce Haack's The Electric Lucifer from 1970 is ready to be enjoyed at Heino & Jerry im Über Space. If you're in the moog, that is.
Note: More info on this album here.

It's a Nice Day for a....Chav Wedding

Everyone who thinks "white trash" is a strictly American phenomenon needs to check out the ITV documentary Britain's Youngest Brides, which follows five teenage girls from the British Chav subculture on their path to the altar. Particularly heartwarming is the story of 18-year old Catrina, whose wedding dress was so big, she had to be dragged on her stomach into the minivan that took her to church. At the ceremony, her bridesmaids wore bubblegum pink dresses and sideways baseball caps.

Chav Wedding on Britain's Youngest Brides (via MetaFilter)

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Samantha's Rave Doll Dressing Book

Scans of A British doll/story book from 1967

Daniil Kharms

The offbeat Danish site The Scampton Veterinary Optician has collected some of the works of Daniil Kharms (1905-42), a Soviet author of absurdist stories and poems published in underground magazines. Kharms was arrested for writing "defeatist propaganda", and was sentenced to a Leningrad prison prior to the siege of Leningrad, where he died in 1942.

Besides the collected Kharms stories, the Scampton Veterinary Optician also offers useful phrases in several different languages as a public service:


I'm up to my knees in entrails!
Ich stehe bis zu den Knie in Eingeweide!

Where can one find a reliable soap-importer?
Eifo motz'im jevuan-sabon meheiman?

Willingly or unwillingly, you will swallow this pill!
Nebsit tu unebliet gadaq'lap'av am abs!

Hey Mamie!

Hey, Mamie! You know what happens to bad girls in the shower, don't you?
You don't want to know what happens to really bad girls trying to imitate Wanda Jackson in the shower!!
Well... I must say you got off pretty easy. Life is swinging and you are a Bush bashing blogger. Sometimes bad girls can go right after all.
But, please, stick with the uke from now on will you?

(the clip is an out-take from the 1959 movie 'Girls Town'. Apparently this scene was a little bit too risque back then.)

The tits have escaped

Directed by Emiel Stevenhagen and selected for the Dutch Online Film Festival (noff)

embedding disabled so click pic:

added by nff

The Pillows - Ladybird Girl

Via TV in Japan.

Bad Girls Play Uke

Tumult in her heart. She wanted things. Clothes. Boyfriends. Fun. Gayety. Kisses. Red-lipped shop girl in sleazy dress. Aching with suppressed emotions...dance halls...excursion steamers...chop suey palaces...Coney Island. Drama of girls...who love to live. Laughter of girls...who live to love.

(via Ukulelia)

History of Hell's Kitchen

A sentimental trip through NYC's Hell's Kitchen from today's New York Times:

The Hell’s Kitchen Gang, whom Herbert Asbury called “a collection of the most desperate ruffians in the city” in his 1927 book “The Gangs of New York” (inspiration for the Martin Scorsese film), fought constantly with the police and with rivals like the Gorillas, the Parlor Mob, and the Gophers. Members had names like Stumpy Malarkey, Goo Goo Knox, Happy Jack Mulraney, and One Lung Curran, who, when his girlfriend complained of the cold, walked out to the street, “blackjacked the first policeman he encountered,” according to Asbury, and stole his coat.

Two generations of Irish gangsters, nicknamed the Westies by the police and the press, operated in the neighborhood into the late 1980s. Murder, theft, arson, extortion, gambling, loan-sharking, liquor, drugs, nightclubs — the Westies did it all.
...(M)acabre stories about the 596 Club still float around Hell’s Kitchen. Old-timers remember jars behind the bar that held the severed fingers of guys who had crossed the Westies. There’s the one about gangsters rolling a severed head down the bar.

“I’ve heard a lot of that kind of stuff,” T. J. English, author of “The Westies,” said in a recent interview. “Normally you’d dismiss it as absurd, but since it was the Westies, who knows? That place was certainly the proverbial bucket of blood.”

I wish I had friends named Stumpy Malarkey. Goo Goo Knox, and One Lung Curran.....

Friday, August 17, 2007

Billy Strayhorn takes the "A" train

"... There’s a legend about this song. However legends in the jazz world have so much proliferated through the years that it’s hard to say whether they’re true or not. Strayhorn had already met Ellington in 1938 and had tried to impress him with his musical taste and ability on the piano. He probably succeeded in doing so, since Ellington told him they would have been in touch again in the near future. However, in January 1939, Strayhorn had still not heard from Duke. He decided to go and meet him again. He called Ellington’s office and found out he was out on a gig in Harlem. He went all the way from his home in Pittsburgh to NYC and when there he called again Ellington’s office to have directions on how to get where the Duke was playing. He had already in his pocket a composition he had prepared at home, hoping to impress the seasoned band leader. He eventually reached Harlem and got to actually play for Ellington. The old leader was obviously impressed with the song and asked him what the title was. Strayhorn was so excited he could only come up with the last thing he had heard: the directions he got from Ellington’s office to reach Harlem! That’s how the song came to be called “Take the 'A' train”. ..." (Quoted from Wikipedia Entry)

Here's Billy Strayhorn sitting in with the Duke and his orchestra in 1965:

Added by brian740

Retro Sexy

Girl: -Wow. You play guitar almost as good as Elvis!

Retro Sexy - The moments before doing it. A set a flickr. (via dadanoias)

Thursday, August 16, 2007

More Elvis as presented by mrjyn





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Uploaded by mrjyn


A Wonderful Life

"... On August 16th, 1977, Presley was found at his Graceland home around noon —unconscious and unresponsive — by fiancée Ginger Alden. According to never-confirmed rumors, Alden discovered Presley lying on the floor of his bathroom; all he would say later was that it was "a shameful scene." Rushed to Baptist Memorial Hospital by paramedics, Presley, apparently a victim of a prescription drug overdose, slipped into a coma, and fears were high that he might not survive. In a statement on the steps of the hospital, Presley's father, Vernon, announced to the world, "My boy may not make it." Presley himself later said he was "right next door to dead."
But the next day, Presley awoke and was discharged from the hospital three days later. He checked into Hazelden Clinic in Minnesota, a leading drug and alcohol abuse rehabilitation center, where he would stay for a month. ..."

Presley and Tina Turner perform "Proud Mary" at "Live Aid," on July 13, 1985. This was Presley's first public concert appearance since June 26, 1977, at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis.

In a part written specifically for him, Presley returned to the big screen as the title character in Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill. "Bill" was the first of Presley's roles to reference his martial-arts background. Presley hadn't starred in a film since 1969's Change of Habit.

Elvis Presley • 1935-2007 - A Wonderful Life, a life-after-death story at The MemphisFlyer Online (via Sonic)

This is a fantastic portrait of The King, Elvis Presley

Velvet Elvis Presley BLUE EYESORE LARGE
24x18 Painting

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If you love Elvis or know someone who does, this is a must have for any collector.

Features of the wonderful painting include:

  • This is a fantastic portrait of The King, Elvis Presley
  • This is a young, sexy Elvis with stunning BLUE EYES
  • Very life like image
  • Individually hand painted
  • Individually signed by the artist
  • Painted on soft deep rich velvet which is stretched over a wood frame
  • Painting is 24" x 18" and comes unframed
  • NO TWO paintings alike. The painting sent to you is an original. It may not be EXACT to the one pictured in this auction.
This is a lovely hand painted and signed picture of Elvis Presley on soft deep rich velvet.

The Elvis Playlist has arrived

tpa has put together the only Elvis playlist you need today. I will hereby quote the King Himself, "Thank you. Thank you very much."

Elvis Was The Biggest Thing

365 Days #228:
Gone But Not Forgotten: Elvis Tribute Song-Poems

Don't be cruel to a heart that's true

Added by lastangelman

Don't Touch Me Tomato!

A spectacularly kitschy album cover, paired with some great calypso sides from Lord Kitchener, the Duke of Iron, and The Charmer (who, after retiring from music began a second career under the name of Louis Farrakhan).


Don't Touch Me Tomato Side 1
Don't Touch Me Tomato - Marie Bryant
Muriel and the Bug - Lord Kitchener
Big Bamboo - Duke of Iron
Is She Is, or Is She Ain't - The Charmer
I Left Her Behind For You - Duke of Iron
He Like It, She Like It - Hayden

Don't Touch Me Tomato Side 2
Mommie Out the Light - Marie Bryant
Kitch - Lord Kitchener
Parakeets - Duke of Iron
Don't Touch Me Nylon - The Charmer
Music Lesson - Duke of Iron
Mary Had No Little Lamb - Lloyd Thomas

Sounds of the Caribbean, a division of Request Records SLP 727

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

I Want to be Happy Cha Cha’s

Enoch Light and the Light Brigade - I Want to be Happy Cha Cha’s shared (RapidShare) by Snow Day.

Name That Film!

Click on Image to Embiggen

I've been having a blast hanging out in the Name That Film Flickr Pool today, digging the cool Psychotronic imagery and trying to figure out where it's from. Can you can guess which movie these two lovely lasses appeared in? Hint: it's not Mr. Dante Fontana and Percy Trout singing at the annual Pippi Longstocking Crossdresser's Carnival in Stockholm.

(Tip 'o the PCL hat to World of Kane)

A Treasure Chest Of American Folk Song

"... the pleasure of Ed MCcurdy's beautiful renderings of 34 of the older American folk songs. They are divided here into 4 parts (sides): "New England", "The South", "O Pioneers!" and, finally, "A Song For Occupations". ...
This glorious (and somewhat legendary) two-disc set was released on the old-labelled Elektra in 1961. Sadly, it was never re-issued on CD. ..."

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Percy Trout's Golden Jewels

The Solid Gold Dancers pay tribute to the 24 carat attributes of MR. PERCY TROUT. Let's have a round of applause!

Fashion 1970

"... Think of the photo shoot, where the photographer constantly tells the model not to move or her nipples would show. It looks like everybody on the set may have had a good laugh about this brilliant fashion idea. ..."
Mrs. Deane uncovers some colorful fashion photographs from the dutch monthly magazine Ariadne 1970. (via Coudal Partners)

My Epitaph

"Here Lie The Ashes Of A Man. Yes - A Real Man - A Man Never Simpsonized."

But of course in Swedish:
"Här Vilar Stoftet Av En Man. Ja - En Riktig Man - En Man Som Aldrig Blev Simpsoniserad."

Face like A Frog

'Face Like a Frog', Cartoon by Sally Cruikshank, music by Danny Elfman. (via BoingBoing)

Dude chair