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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Argentinian Movie Posters

I came across this handsome selection of South American one sheets on Ebay and couldn't resist sharing! The posters in my Flickr set are somewhat crude interpretations of the original domestic materials but they also possess a bold simplicity. Enjoy!




Matumbi - Guide Us

Friday, November 28, 2008

Here's What I did on Thanksgiving

....at the insistence of my progeny. Brad Neely's Wizard people. We did it the way he described starting the audio and the DVD at the same time n' all. Most enjoyable.

Sample here:

Neely's audio to sync up with your DVD player here:

Shop Till Ya Drop

The hideous, modern day phenomena called Black Friday is upon us here in the USA. Thousands of bargain starved miscreants roam our malls in search of the elusive $250 laptop, the $400 flat screen TV or the loathsome "Guitar Hero" video game set.

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..

Get Your SwaG! Recroded Radio Broadcasts

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

Pissy McPissington & The Thanksgiving Poem

Me, I'm having turkey & relaxing.

Via the always haunting LouLou or *\***

Dancehall Culture Slideshow

Two slideshows in one week! We MUST be living in the future.
Photos by Beth Lesser at Guardian UK


Testing Muzicons embeddable mp3 player suggested by WaiWaiMusic.

Take it away Jackie Lee Cochran!

zZz - Grip

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

Punk Auction

NYT slideshow of punk memorabilia auction at Christie's.
Plus link to related article.

Verbose , huh?

Happiness is a warm gun

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 + Jamie Lidell sing "Relieving Our Power"

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

Turkey Treats

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:

look "tasty"

-anything on Capnwacky is a welcome relief!

Thanksgiving on the Islands.

Thanksgiving Day is coming up here in the States, which means gluttony in all its highest forms. Will any of you be cooking this year? If you are and you need something to spice up your usual turkey day spread, then Los Angeles-area "histo-tainer" Charles Phoenix has just the ticket for you: His own retro-tastic Tiki Turkey Dinner. He created it for NPR's "Day to Day," but here's a behind-the-scenes look at the preparation:

Recipes and the original story audio are available here.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Solid gold guitar goes Hawaiian

Al Caiola - Solid gold guitar goes Hawaiian is available thanks to Third Island.
To You Sweetheart Aloha - Al Caiola

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Scorgies Reunion

The Scorgies Reunion is 24 hours post date and my raging hangover is still lingering.

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.

Question about online mp3 hosting with embeddable player.

Hi, gangsters.

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.

Any ideas?


/Z aka mrdantefontana

Vatican Forgives Lennon; Lennon Unresponsive

Vatican forgives Lennon for "Bigger than Jesus" remark.
Way to forgive! Yeah! Just a short 42 year wait! Like 5 minutes in purgatory, really....

60's Asian pop record covers

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.

No farting in the water. Let it rip above surface.

"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.
(via Shorpy)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Hit Songs for Girls

Stax o' Wax offers 101 Strings - Plays Hit Songs for Girls

An Amazing Life

Click for enlargement at source.

New comic strip from Kenn Minter.

Soviet Mayan Playing Cards

"... The only vendor for playing cards (as for many other stuff in Soviet Russia) was the Soviet State, so there were only a few type of the cards - just maybe ten at most, not hundreds or thousands as in free market societies, and one of the types of the playing cards were devoted to the Mayan culture for some reason. ..."
The Soviet Mayan Playing Cards at English Russia. (via Martin Klasch)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Holly Andres

'Fiona II' found in the 'Short Street' portfolio.

Holly Andres, photographer, film maker and installation artist. (via Goddelijke Gladiolen)

Skateboard's not a verb at all

Shake Sauvage gives us a compilation for November nights: "Skateboard's not a verb at all" .

Attention Male PCL Contributors

For the good of humankind and the survival of the blogosphere (PCL's leadership being unparalleled) - here are the proper steps in order to save your sperm.

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!

Guy Peellaert (1934-2008)

R.I.P.Guy Peellaert - Belgian rock artist and cartoonist, passed away Nov. 17 at the age of 74. In addition to his regular comics work, Peellaert designed a number of record sleeves, including David Bowie's Diamond Dogs cover. And a number of photo collage-based style strips to Hara Kiri magazine.

comics gallery via World Of Kane / Hara Kiri gallery via PCL! / Guy Peelaert's official page

MAC: The Lo Fi Guy

For avid readers of PCL Linkdump you'd be caught in a bubble within a timewarp if you have not heard of the amazing freeform radio station WFMU.

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.

Miss Demontagia

Uploaded by thebrammer

Via the mäktig gåsen

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Margaret Bourke White

"Lattice like support struts inside section of a giant pipe which is to be used to divert the flow of the Missouri River during construction of the Fort Peck dam. (note person working)"

1941, Russia

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

The Gun Club - Fire Of Love, Madrid 1985
RIP: Jody Reynolds.

four your eyes only

Waxin' & Milkin' is an often random--but sometimes themed--image blog courtesy of Mark Malazarte. That is all.
Time to loose? ... browse his collection here!

The Monty Python Channel on YouTube

"For 3 years you YouTubers have been ripping us off, taking tens of thousands of our videos and putting them on YouTube. Now the tables are turned. It's time for us to take matters into our own hands. We know who you are, we know where you live and we could come after you in ways too horrible to tell. But being the extraordinarily nice chaps we are, we've figured a better way to get our own back: We've launched our own Monty Python channel on YouTube..."
check it out via YouTube

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Endless Sleep

Had I known where he was, I would have visited his record store!

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!

Behold the Power of Funk.

Oh '70s, how I miss you...

[via Rad Dudes, which is quickly becoming one of my favorite photo blogs.]

Monday, November 17, 2008


"Inspirations: dreams, nightmares, Los Angeles noir film and literature, "lowbrow" and Surreal art, carnivals and sideshows, 78 rpm records, weird old black and white movies, autumn..."
RIAA presents Madnight, an inspired mashup/sound-collage worth your bloody ear.
The Dead Stay Awake
Thanks to Mr. Fab!

Listen to the Percy Trout hour tonight!

the Percy Trout hour:

Monday Night (11-17-08)
8pm to 10pm EST-USA

WRFL 88.1fm
Lexington, KY


Thrill-a-minute Adventure

Though the promise may be somewhat overstated, this 1950's British children's book does feature a number of great illustrations and artwork. Despite somewhat ho-hum fiction - I'm surprised to find myself thumbing through it again and again.

Check out the complete photo set at Flickr.





Outsider Art

While i don't travel as much as I would like, I'd really like to hit some of the spots listed on detour art.

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

Vivi and the Playboys

Jambalaya and Kookamunga

I want to live inside this video featuring Homer and Jethro--the color palette is gorgeous.

found at twindowlicker, along with a lot of classic C & W 78s.

Luden's Zappa Commercial

Via All Night Surfing comes this Zappa rarity.

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
SLEEPING IN A JAR . . . (the jar is under the bed)"

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Criswell's 1966 Predictions

What a find!

Criswell is my Higher Power.

The Many Faces of Blue Note.

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

Pierre Henry - machine danse (1973)

You can't miss this album. I would really like to know what kind of discotheque play that music. Somewhere on jupiter maybe!

Machine Danse

enjoy it via wheneva we bone i have 2 fake an orgasm (!!!)


I'm ready to chuck it all and move to New Zealand, just so I can buy this house and live in it forever:

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!.]

The Battle of the Century.

Forget "Ulysses." This is the great novel of the 20th century. (Of course, I haven't read it yet, but with a cover like that, how can it be anything but the most awesome thing ever?)

[via Pulp of the Day.]

Mallet Magic

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.

Maxixe Mambo