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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Vintage Humor Mags



Nina Hagen

Naturträne



another rendition with a little more light and a little less height



another song with a little more wig



a duet with Dieter Hallervorden

The Casualeers - when i am in your arms



Scandalous scopitone from the mid sixties! Uploaded by ElGuapoBorracho.
You can find this scopitone on the WFMU annual record fair jukebox movie hour (2005) DVD, available at Bedazzled! shop

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Can I Get An Amen?

Can I Get An Amen? Nate Harrison... Can I Get An Amen? (2004, recording on acetate, turntable, PA system, paper documents, dimensions variable, total run time 17 minutes, 46 seconds). "...Can I Get An Amen? is an audio installation that unfolds a critical perspective of perhaps the most sampled drum beat in the history of recorded music, the Amen Break. It begins with the pop track Amen Brother by 60's soul band The Winstons, and traces the transformation of their drum solo from its original context as part of a 'B' side vinyl single into its use as a key aural ingredient in contemporary cultural expression."

Brown Bag Frankenstein


This 1975 book by writer, director and make-up effects artist, Alan Ormsby, shows you how to make an excellent Frankenstein monster head out of a brown-paper bag. Jumbo page scans courtesy of Johnny Dollar.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Listen to the Percy Trout hour tonight!


the Percy Trout hour

Super-Fizz-Sugar-Pop
from all over the Globe!

Listen to a BRAND NEW SHOW TONIGHT (October 29, 2007)!

from 8pm to 10pm EST-USA.

WRFL 88.1fm
Lexington, Ky.

Listen Online

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Butthole Surfers In Bed

boomp3.com
Feel the need for Butthole Radio? Go here NOW: BS Radio

Gibby Haynes' penchant for the psychedelics is evident in this classic video. Enjoy the magic.

More Butthole stuff here at the official website Butthole Surfers

I Put A Spell On You







uploaded by sulacor

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Chester the Molester

Every music library needs songs of the neighborhood perv (offhand, I can only think of 2--Aqualung and "I'm a Dirty Old Man" by the Fugs). If your collection is somewhat lacking, slip on your trench coat & drive your Ford Econoline over to Crud Crud for a download of the bubblegum pop non-hit "Candy Andy" by the Shoelaces.

Tails of the Merman - Episode 3

"The party guests arrive. How do they react to the merman? And, what about the henchmen?"
Episode 3 of Experiment 33s fun merman film project.
See earlier post here at PCL.

Added by exp33

The Animals - it's my life (1965)


Uploaded by Boojagoog.
Here is another rare footage of The Animals playing "it's my life", uploaded by ultracoolsixties.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Doris D. & The Pins - Shine up



See also That download is available again here

Polaroids


Neat collection of pics from Roadsidepictures a favorite Flickr contributor.

Halloween Stinks



Just in time for Hallowe'en, it's the light & airy tale of a pet fart who thinks he's a dog, and his trick or treating adventures, by Ben T., AKA Mr. J. Evil Scientist.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Tom Verlaine and Jimmy Rip - Music for Experimental Film


Tom Verlaine and Jimmy Rip - Music for Experimental Film. "...Innovative and influential musician Tom Verlaine, joined by celebrated producer and guitarist Jimmy Rip, reawaken the spirit of the avant-garde film as they perform a series of newly composed musical scores. The ground-breaking works of Man Ray, Watson & Weber, Fernand Léger and Hans Richter take on new life wrapped in scores that are by turns playful, haunting, serene and intense."

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Hip Hop in The 1940's

The Andrews Sisters rock da house.

I've been singing this fricken tune all day long.....good lord.

Little trading cards

My dear brother bought these trading cards in Stockholm.
(click to enlarge and enjoy the printing artefacts in high-res!)





More cards from the set here and here

Elvis Studio

Crash-Normal Helge Reumann... Crash-Normal (2006, Gouache on wood). From Elvis Studio - works by Helge Reumann and Xavier Robel at Adam Baumgold Gallery in New York. "...Adam Baumgold Gallery presents the inaugural exhibition of Elvis Studio (Helge Reumann + Xavier Robel) from October 18 - December 1, 2007. The exhibition will feature drawings and also works on paper, sketchbooks, paintings, artists’ toys, prints, posters and record covers by the enigmatic Swiss (Geneva) artists Helge Reumann and Xavier Robel, who have done collaborative work as Elvis Studio since 1996.
Included in the exhibition will be Elvis Studio’s epic drawing 'Elvis Road,' 2001, a one foot by thirty foot scroll drawing of a dense, hypnotic, fantastical metropolis. This drawing was executed spontaneously and alternately by Reumann and Robel over a one year period, and reveals 'hundreds of mini-narratives with armed maniacs, rampaging crowds, chaotic policemen, overflowing hospitals, a forest of literal tree-huggers, and hordes of shoppers.' A new accordion-style book reproducing the Elvis Road drawing was released this year by Buenaventura Press."

Monday, October 22, 2007

Sam's rag

Sam Chatmon - Sam's rag:

Added by BVBeige

Matthew Porter


Matthew Porter, photographer. (via Mrs. Deane)

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Gnnnnnhhhh!.... Ouch! Ouch! Ouch!


Supergirl to Powerboy

Nad Shot (via Beyond the Groovy Age of Horror)

Terry Gordon - it'aint right (1953)


The latest uploaded video by the excellent weirdovideos (about 75 vintage videos available). That is a precious link !
"Gordon Terry performs his hit song 'It Ain't Right' live, backed by the great Billy Mize and the equally talented Cliff Crofford. Another clip documenting the birth of authentic rockabilly."

As Dr Wes Browning mention it on his blog RunOff :"This song couldn't have got much radio play in the late Fifties, on account of using the bad word, ain't."

"She's lazy,She's lousy and she loves it "by Chick Endor and Charlie Farrell. Released (1932)

She's lazy,She's lousy and she loves it 78MAN 's collection on YouTube is H U G E, nearly 500 songs available, from old 78rpm records.

"She's lazy,She's lousy and she loves it "by Chick Endor and Charlie Farrell. (1932).

New for Fall

I dunno, maybe it's a bit too....matchy-matchy?



from Vintage Ads

Brigitte Bardot - c'est rigolo (1963)


One of the first songs from french sex kitten Brigitte Bardot.

LOST WEEK END



Need to stop drinking ?... Need a memo book ?



about 200 vintage colourful ads from the 50's via i'lltakeyourphotos (Flick'r.)

The Original Scat Man



Songs of turkey tonsil sandwiches, Model T Fords, boll weevils, wedding cakes, and yes honey, sock me on the nose, meet 1940s singer Leo Watson and be transformed.

Andy Reynolds - Lovely Portraits

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Post 4009

Eh.. nothing.. really.

Splogman forgot to shout: 4000!

We reached 4000 posts here. Bama Lama Bama Loo!

/Z aka mrdantefontana

Theo Ellsworth


Click art works for close-up at source.

The Art by Theo Ellsworth: gallery. (via a great blog I can't remember at the moment)

Everybody's Talkin'

"Fred Neil wrote "Everybody's Talkin'" in five minutes at the end of a recording session in 1966 and recorded it immediately in a single take so he could take off and go back home to Miami. It's a great song and an unlikely standard that he probably never thought much of. It made him millions though after it was used in John Schlesinger's Midnight Cowboy (sung by Harry Nilsson) and was subsequently covered by at least a hundred other artists. Fred Neil spent the last 25 years of his life in Florida."
boogie woogie flu has got the original Fred Neil song as well as Harry Nilsson's more well-known rendition and some other nice versions. And a few great bonus tracks!

The short circuits - Sweet sweet sway



from JB's Warehouse which is momentarily in hibernation ...

* Yes, that is Morgan Freeman as the groovy DJ introducing today's toetapper.
* The song was written by Joe Raposo, who's usually associated with another Children's Television Workshop show, Sesame Street. Among his best known compositions: Bein' Green, C Is For Cookie, Doin' The Pigeon and Sing.
* The lead singer is Denise Nickerson, best known as the human blueberry in the previous year's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. - JB

Friday, October 19, 2007

Download Another Percy Trout hour!


the Percy Trout hour

Super-Fizz-Sugar-Pop
from all over the Globe!

Download another show from the Archives
(this one from October 15, 2007):

Get it here.

Saucey French Postcards






Anyone care to translate these?

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Mary Tyler Moore A Go-Go !


A great video of Mary Tyler Moore (as Laura Petrie) dancing. From the "Dick Van Dyke Show" episode "To Tell or Not to Tell." (1961). Music : "Mumbo Jumbo" by Perez Prado. Video uploaded by beachranger9847
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Bonus Beat : a mashup i've made using Perez Prado "Mumbo Jumbo" and M.I.A. "Uraqt" acapella.

Diktat

The Diktat Quartet:

Emmanuel Rébus, Rinus van Alebeek, Harold Schellinx (dictaphones), Jean Bordé (double bass)

The band's website

The band's myspace url


Diktat in Breda (NL) - september 29 2007

The last weekend of september, Diktat performed at the BUTFF festival in Electron in Breda (the Netherlands). There's a whole lot more to read about this in 'De Afgrond', where Rinus van Alebeek reports in dutch (Peperkoek en Homolol, and in the 'SoundBlog', where HarS reports in english (Dutch Angle).

Also, here's Rébus' video report, with sound and vision ...

This Is My Pill

The Executive Coloring Book is a brilliant parody of the bland nonconformity, drug-addled, rampant cronyism of American corporate culture circa 1961. Actually, things really haven't changed much since then. (via Mike Lynch).

Part I
Part II

The Women Wicki-Wacki-Woo

Don Redman and His Orchestra, featuring Red & Struggy, performing "Nagasaki", 1934.

The Phantom Detective

Found via the excellent deadlicious blog : Handmade Rock N' Roll Patisseries To Die For . Browse their archives if you dare ! (click to enlarge)

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Prep For Hallowe'en with SEXY WITCH

A classic example of a nicely focused obsession. Sexy Witch. Kinda NSFW



For all your Sexy Witch needs.......

Where Have You Gone Nelson Briles?

With the World Series ready to kick off, it's a perfect time to load up on this cheesy collection of baseball tunes. Close your eyes and take in a deep breath. Smell the brats, the fresh cut grass, fresh hops from the cold draft beer you're holding. Ahhhhhhhhhhh America's pastime in all it's glory!

Listen to the dulcet tones of Johnny Prytko and His Connecticut Hi-Tones playing "Yaztremski Hop Polka: From the Play Pennant-Winning Polkas LP, released in celebration of the Cards winning the 1967 World Series.

Maury Will and The Base Stealers classic rendition of "Crawdad Hole" anyone?

Brace yourself for Phil Rizzuto, Tommy Heinrich, Ralph Branca, and Roy Campanella's - The Umpire.

And my personal fave from the page:
"Ed Nottle - Always On My Mind: Nottle has spent most of his career managing minor league and independent league teams. When he finally did receive a brief shot in the big leagues, he blew his savings recording To Baseball With Love. The album cost Nottle his house ("But big deal. Everybody’s got a house."- Ed Nottle). Forget about Rites of Spring, this is as emo as it gets."

It can all be had for your listening pleasure courtesy of Withdrawn Records in streaming or download modes.

Play Ball!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Harry Belafonte & Nat King Cole

Bonzo Dog Band - Hunting tigers

Isabel Samaras: Monster Ballads

Song of Birth: The 3 Magi Isabel Samaras... Song of Birth: The 3 Magi (Oil on wood). From Isabel Samaras: Monster Ballads at Copro Nason Gallery in Santa Monica, CA.

How ŠARMS-ing!



Found at Kitschy Kitschy Koo

Monday, October 15, 2007

It Was 20 Years Ago Today



N.W.A. (Niggaz With Attitude) were a Compton, California-based hip hop group who released "Straight Outta Compton" in 1988 (so what I'm a year off).
This release was a pioneering effort which spurred the onset of Gangsta Rap mentality that the media has grown to love to hate. The FBI and Congress were ready to wage war with the release, particular attention being paid to the single, F**K The Police.

It is one of my favorite records as it reflects the anger of urban youth without the hyperbole of today's pretenders who speak primarily of the bling and only the bling.

An extended version of the album will be released on December 4, 2007, the 20th anniversary of the original album.

As a tribute here's a haunting version of "Straight Outta Compton" sung by Nina Gordon of Veruca Salt fame, stripped down. Enjoy.

Listen to Percy Trout tonight!


the Percy Trout hour

Super-Fizz-Sugar-Pop
from all over the Globe!

Listen to a BRAND NEW SHOW TONIGHT (October 15, 2007)!

from 8pm to 10pm EST-USA.

WRFL 88.1fm
Lexington, Ky.

Listen Online

Waldman's music store in New York, 1921


"Waldman's music store in New York, May 1921. A nice selection of records and Victrolas, with Nipper keeping an eye on things."


"Another view of the Waldman's music store in Manhattan from 1921, showing records, listening booths and Victrolas. The inscription on the negative also says "N.Y. B'd Inst. Co."

Note: Click images for much, much better view over at Shorpy.

Is there life on Mars?



number 39 of 50 ways to do a cover

Pan's people



added by mrjyn:

"Dancing around dogs, one of which left the set shortly after the start of the performance, for Gilbert O'Sullivan's "Get Down" on 25 December 1973 What were they? Back in the day,six young ladies known as the Gyro-Pogo Tops decided to have their own exclusive dance-a-long Who were Bibs Lardy, Ruthy Person and Dee Welee Dee? Beater Gals'? Who recruited Luise Clare? People found the baby and replaced Cherry Gillespie to get married by Sue Mnemonic Babs. Their first few hours they dreamed up a numerously literal dance, called the Four Star Flipper Man and Legs Over the Mantle dance. Babs married actor Robert Powell and they live in Compost. Louise, a millionaire with a house of Marble returned a gift few of the girls had bought her in the '60s."

A Cartoonist Exclusive: Read and Burn!

The Cartoonist has good news for all Wire fans out there. A new album is in the making!
The Cartoonist Talks to Colin Newman, of Wire, "about the new release, about Wire and about the future of Wire. And for the first time ever you can listen right here to excerpts of the new material before the actual release on November 12 ... "

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Mary O'Malley


'Mental Map #1'

Menudo Soap



Back in the early days, the Big Lots close-out stores used to be a great place to find all kinds of off-brand retro kitsch. Farrah Fawcett Shampoo. Metallic gold Chuck Taylor hightops. Life sized fridge magnets of an entire ear of corn. And best of all, this wonderful "Natural Milled Pure Scented Soap, developed for Sensitive Skin" featuring MENUDO. Although at one time I had 5 or 6 bars of the stuff, I never tested it to see how the decal actually lasted for the life of the soap as it states on the label. Maybe the entire bar just self destructed as soon as it got wet.

Ace Jackalope's Dark Ride

Roadside Americana enthusiast, Ace Jackalope, takes us on a backstage tour of Ye Old Mill, a classic dark water ride at the Kansas State Fair.

Ye Old Mill