Sunday, November 30, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Neely's audio to sync up with your DVD player here:
Are the masses in Sweden behaving this way today?
As I contemplate the idiocy of getting in line at your local Wally World at 4AM, my mind goes back to a gentler time when discount department stores like Korvette's roamed the earth.
Discount Stores of the 60's offers us a glimpse into a bygone era where one could always find the latest Herman's Hermits record for $3.99.
Scagway chuckle, chuckle..
Weeks seem to have gone by since our last SwaG! dl opportunity. To make up for this, here are two SwaG! broadcasts, with sounds ranging from crusty old punk to Thai funk.
The Experiment Continues, a Thanksgiving Day Eve experiment in psychological manipulation through sound.
Bat Guano Gives You Funky Spice, with Green Slime (the program within the program) of Thai, Ghana, Bollywood and New Orleans funk.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Via the always haunting LouLou or *\***
Two slideshows in one week! We MUST be living in the future.
Photos by Beth Lesser at Guardian UK
zZz is playing: Grip, is the first video of Roel Wouters aka Xelor. it's a one take, top shot music video with trampoline gymnasts simulating typical video effects. The video has been recorded live, as part of the opening 'Nederclips' at the Stedelijk museum 's-Hertogenbosch SM'S (curated by Bart Rutten).
The project was commissioned by the TAX-videoclipfonds. The important
criteria were that the audience at the opening would be able to witness the whole shoot, and that the videoclip would be added to the exhibition
immediately after the shoot. This meant we had no option to reshoot or edit if something went wrong. This made the whole crew so focussed that we
performed even better than any of us could have imagined.
Drums: Bjorn Ottenheim
Keyboard: Daan Schinkel
Trampoline Gymnasts: Sven Mooij, Kirsten Boersma, Renaud Victor
Timeline: Isabel Penisga
Gray Men: Jurriaan van Nimwegen, Patric van den Dorpel
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Happiness is a warm gun is the new Aperitivo radio show. Be prepared for one hour of pure dangerous joy with the helping hand of Piero Umiliani, Zombie Zombie, The Peddlers, The Supremes, Kevin Ayers and a lot more electronic, groovy and sensual delights.
Kiss caress and more until next time
Kevin Blechdom with Jamie Lidell and filmed by Cracker Farm in New York City, October 2008!
"A song written by Jamie and Kevy when they preformed as Burdens of Power...:) It should be said that they practiced this for less than an hour and this was the take...total geniuses, both of them!!! "
via Swamp Slime
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
In lieu of making my own holiday cards, I head over to one of my favorite sites, Capn Wacky's Gallery of Unfortunate Cards. It's hard to pick a favorite, but after this gem I received in my email:
-anything on Capnwacky is a welcome relief!
Recipes and the original story audio are available here.
Monday, November 24, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Scorgies was a bar/lounge/club that ruled the Rochester, New York scene in the 80's. It was a welcome oasis for folks who wanted to hear original, cutting edge music. National acts like the Cramps, Johnny Thunders, Ramones, Fear, Comateens and Alex Chilton performed in the basement while hopheads convened upstairs to listen to the best jukebox in town while feeding rolls of quarters to "Space Invaders" and "Defender".
Local bands such as New Math, Personal Effects and The Cliches played their guts out night after night to huge local followings.
Jeff Laben of the Cliches backed by the Press Tones - "Riverview Restaurant"
Here a few archive polaroids that are posted on the web site courtesy of Paul Dodd:
The reunion show Friday evening was a blast. The music sounded better than ever. The crew were all there. Donny Music, Rick, Chaz, Stan The Man, Cousin Brian, The Keith Richards guy and the Shu. All a bit longer in the tooth but still rolling and as clever as ever. It was a night to remember.
George was nowhere to be seen, a pity.
It looks like BooMp3, the service I've used here at PCL for online mp3 hosting with embeddable player, has finally bitten the dust. I really liked that service, and the embeddable player in particular. It looked nice and didn't took up much space.
Now I'm looking for a service as good as this, or at least almost as good. Is such an alternative available? It needs to be free of charge.
/Z aka mrdantefontana
Vatican forgives Lennon for "Bigger than Jesus" remark.
Way to forgive! Yeah! Just a short 42 year wait! Like 5 minutes in purgatory, really....
A wonderful collection of 60's Asian pop record covers curated by Syd Presley aka David Greenfield.
visit the gallery
Thanks dear Doctor Disco for the link. Hey! By the way, Doctor has started an audio blog en francais with an english title: dig in the disco.
"Circa 1959. "Swimming pool."
Not just any swimming pool, but an Esther Williams prefab above-ground swimming pool. I wonder if any of these survive. Color transparency by Frank Scherschel, Life magazine photo archive"
Note: Click image for enlargement.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
The Soviet Mayan Playing Cards at English Russia. (via Martin Klasch)
Friday, November 21, 2008
'Fiona II' found in the 'Short Street' portfolio.
Holly Andres, photographer, film maker and installation artist. (via Goddelijke Gladiolen)
Now "toss" out those ice cube trays!
Thursday, November 20, 2008
LIFE magazine is scanning its image resources to google. already they have things from the 1840s/50s/60s /70s ...
just change the decade tag above. Enjoy!
comics gallery via World Of Kane / Hara Kiri gallery via PCL! / Guy Peelaert's official page
Recently posted to YouTube is a 3-part short documentary on "MAC", host of the radio show, the Antique Phonograph Music Program. The show appear bi-weekly, every Tuesday, at 7PM Eastern Time.
Besides programming a radio show providing flashbacks of music close to a century old, there is a wonderful archive, The Internet Museum of Flexi/Cardboard/Oddity Records (that has been on the web for years).
Presented here is the wonderful documentary on MAC, his records, radio show and to fellow collectors of music from a bygone era I believe you will delight in these short videos.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Note: Click images for MUCH better view.
Photos by Margaret Bourke-White in the LIFE photo archive hosted by Google. (via Conscientious)
The Gun Club - Fire Of Love, Madrid 1985
RIP: Jody Reynolds.
Time to loose? ... browse his collection here!
check it out via YouTube
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
PALM DESERT, California (AP) -- Ralph Joseph "Jody" Reynolds, the rockabilly singer and songwriter whose lone hit "Endless Sleep" in the 1950s ushered in a wave of tragic teen pop songs, has died. He was 75.
Reynolds, who was inducted into Nashville's Rockabilly Hall of Fame in 1999, died November 7 in Palm Desert, said his musician friend Alan Clark, who toured with Reynolds in the 1980s.
"Endless Sleep," which sold more than a million copies in 1958, kicked off the melodramatic teen tragedy genre, including Mark Dinning's "Teen Angel," Ray Peterson's "Tell Laura I Love Her," Dickey Lee's "Patches" and the Shangri-Las' "Leader of the Pack."
Reynolds continued to write and record his songs while supporting his family by running a Palm Springs music store and eventually selling desert real estate. He also occasionally toured the rock oldies circuit.
Marc Bolan doing "Endless Sleep." You've been warned!
[via Rad Dudes, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite photo blogs.]
Monday, November 17, 2008
RIAA presents Madnight, an inspired mashup/sound-collage worth your bloody ear.
The Dead Stay Awake
Thanks to Mr. Fab!
the Percy Trout hour:
Monday Night (11-17-08)
8pm to 10pm EST-USA
Check out the complete photo set at Flickr.
this one I've seen a bunch. It;s on 6th street and Avenue B in NYC. The artist is Eddie Boros.
Growing up, I lived near Bud's Grave. I wonder if this was the beginning of my love for outsider art.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
found at twindowlicker, along with a lot of classic C & W 78s.
Time to get out those mildew laden copies of Uncle Meat
"It's the middle of the night
And your mommy & your daddy are sleeping
It's the middle of the night
And your mommy & your daddy are sleeping
MOM & DAD ARE SLEEPING
SLEEPING IN A JAR . . . (the jar is under the bed)"
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Criswell is my Higher Power.
Vintage Vanguard has a terrific (and incredibly comprehensive) gallery of Blue Note album covers (front and back!), stretching from the mid-1940s to the late 1970s or so. Gorgeous design work. The fun starts here.
[via The FontFeed.]
Friday, November 14, 2008
enjoy it via wheneva we bone i have 2 fake an orgasm (!!!)
Look! They even have a vinyl bar!
All it needs is a nice hi-fi console and maybe a sunburst clock. Who's ready to come with?
(Be sure to take the photo tour on the listing page so you can soak everything in.)
[via It's Lovely! I'll Take It!.]
[via Pulp of the Day.]
OK surly person....you look as though you could use a little musical pick-me-up, and I have just the album. It's a swell collection of novelty marimba numbers recorded in 1957 by Harry Breuer and his Quintet. You can get a taste of the album below, and download the whole thing here.