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Monday, August 31, 2009

musique pour colonies de vacances

"Musique pour colonies de vacances"

A selection of easy listening and library music from the 60s and 70s ...
Please sit back, relax, and click here.


There He Is, Mr. Bernie Wayne

So what if Bernie Wayne wrote the song "Blue Velvet" or produced the soundtrack for Zorba the Greek, he also wrote "There She Is, Miss America", and some swell Raymond Scott-type songs that you can get from Your Pal Doug. I particularly liked "The Telegraph Operator and the Chorus Girl", "The Cool Caballero", and "Dance of the Little Pink Horse" which sounds like a vaguely indelicate euphemism to myself alone, probably.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

RIP, Simon Dee

Another ultra-fab obit from the Telegraph!

Simon Dee, who died on August 30 aged 74, was arguably British television's first superstar; he invented the persona of the trendy talk show host and became a cultural icon in the 1960s, watched weekly by up to 18 million viewers before his precipitate fall from favour in 1970.

As Britain's best-known fallen star, Dee occupied an unenviable niche in the history of celebrity: "Simon Dee Syndrome" was said to describe those who were better known for losing their grip on fame than for what they did to earn it in the first place.

Yet during his three short years in the public glare, Dee lived the sex, drugs and rock-and-roll dream, hosting the most popular programme on television, having affairs with Hollywood actresses, befriending the Beatles, stepping out with Princess Margaret and making (and spending) prodigious amounts of money. As postwar television came of age, and the era of colour dawned, Dee was undoubtedly the medium's hottest ticket.

Read the rest here.

Rollin' on a River

Some days I just need to watch this.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

I Have Officially Lost My Popular Culture Linking Touch

No go look at Manbabies:

ManBabies.com - Dad?
No I'm not here....................... yet

Laughing Songs

Laugh Your Head Off, 1945 Royce Pub
Originally uploaded by froggyboggler

OK you crybabies, we've all had a soul-cleansing boo-hoo over Donna Lethal's Accident songs post earlier this week....so now it's time to wipe away the snot-bubbles and listen to some laughing songs, courtesy of Boot Sales Sounds, in turn inspired by a similar post on Music Makes Me.

I'll add a few faves myself: Laughing in Rhythm by Slim Gaillard;
"Wooshp, Oom, Sff ... Ahhhh!" by Lincoln Chase from session 223 of Probe Is Turning-On the People is how hipster/stoners laugh; and creepiest of all, Ed Lincoln's Ja Estou Aqui--whenever I hear the man laughing his head off I always picture the lecherous little man in lederhosen at the top of the PCL page.

I know I'll think of dozens of other examples as soon as I publish this....what are YOUR favorites?

Friday, August 28, 2009

Trailer for A Colt Is My Passport

Trailer for A Colt Is My Passport (Koruto wa ore no pasupoto, 1967, directed by Takashi Nomura). "...an excellent, beautifully shot, Japanese, hard-boiled, noir film directed by Takashi Nomura . The films stars Nikkatsu Action ace, Shishido Jo as a hit man caught between rival gangs. A true Nikkatsu Action classic..not to be missed!" ACIMP is part of the recently released Eclipse Series 17: Nikkatsu Noir from Criterion.

Bugs Bunny is Not a Homosexual

Bugs Bunny in "Glen or Glenda"

Bugs Bunny is a transvestite. He is not a homosexual. He feels the desire to dress as the opposite sex not to attract men, but because ... anyway, he is not a homosexual.

Let's celebrate!

Dear music lovers,

my latest achievement in the art of composing:


the main theme is played on a custom-built penny whistle by yours truly.

I especially dedicate this to all my blogging friends.
love and peace,



Recently, gangsters, PCL LinkDump became 5 years old.
It's an ugly little duckling .. but just wait ... in 10 more years this kiddo will come with braces, pimples and raging hormones and strange accounts on the internet.
Just so you know it - it will get worse!!!
But it's a nice kid, keeps the room clean - you know - feeds the dog, smiles at his garandparents when they come with gifts, though they smell like shit. And answers the door with clothes on whenever people come by.

And 2 million come to see the little rascal. Over 2 million peoples ...

/Z aka mrdantefontana

Ghanian Film Posters

In the 1980s video cassette technology made it possible for “mobile cinema” operators in Ghana to travel from town to town and village to village creating temporary cinemas. The touring film group would create a theatre by hooking up a TV and VCR onto a portable generator and playing the films for the people to see.

In order to promote these showings, artists were hired to paint large posters of the films (usually on used canvas flour sacks). The artists were given the artistic freedom to paint the posters as they desired - often adding elements that weren’t in the actual films, or without even having seen the movies. When the posters were finished they were rolled up and taken on the road (note the heavy damages). The “mobile cinema” began to decline in the mid-nineties due to greater availability of television and video; as a result the painted film posters were substituted for less interesting/artistic posters produced on photocopied paper.

Enjoy these scaled versions. As this is my third post in recent weeks of hand painted movie posters from around the world, I would suggest that the imaginative depictions of these films are, in most cases, more interesting than the actual films.

Dançando nas nuvens

Fortunately I'm not easily frightened or I might have passed on this Luiz Humberto album due to the alarmingly and ferociously perky woman depicted on the cover. Because of my intrepid personality I was rewarded with some great mid sixties samba, like Walter Wanderley but even dorkier (I know!)
Get it from Touque Musical, but don't under any circumstances look her directly in the eyes.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

RIP, Ellie Greenwich.

Wonderful '60s songwriter Ellie Greenwich died yesterday. Her work included gems like "River Deep, Mountain High," "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "Chapel of Love." Iron Leg has a nice little tribute post that includes a couple of her less-known songs.

Oh, Sheila.

"Bonjour, Monsieur Le Directeur"

The fine folks over at Blowupdoll are in the midst of a weeklong tribute to groovy '60s songstress Sheila. Appréciez!

Sometimes a Toy Box is Just a Toy Box.

This is the poster for "The Toy Box" from 1971. As you can see, it's a specifically "Freudian depravity." (I assume that's mom in the chains there.) If you want Jungian depravity... well, you're on your own.

[via Wrong Side of the Art.]

Hoosier Hop

When you think of my hometown of Indianapolis you probably think "exhaust fumes". We have no regional food, and few other discriminating characteristics...but By Gum we do have our own dance!

Thanks to Evan, do check out his collection of Indy restaurant postcards, on Flickr.

Don't bug me, it's craft time

Don't blame ME for this one, the Swedish guy posted it first, go yell at him at HIS blog, OK? While you're there maybe you can figure out what's wrong with your snake, too.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Zoo Be Zoo Be Zoo!

Have I ever steered you wrong?

OK, maybe that ONE time, but this one's different. There's some swinging twist numbers! And cha chas! The female singer's got an endearing lisp! And best of all, it's called Zoo Be Zoo Be Zoo!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

he's a normal guy just like anyone else

important information found here

Time Machine

Excellent collection of vintage pics at Hastingsgraham's Flickr Site.

Las Mariposas Son Libres

I really have no desire to hear the Argentinian version of "Butterflies Are Free" but I DO marvel at the album cover pose....did he forget to remove the cardboard from his new shirt?

And also from Discos Bizarros Argentinos...who can help me find a copy of the Johny Tolengo album below? I need to hear it!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Bat Guano's Radio Program, SwaG!

Bat Guano is the host and disk jockey of the radio program SwaG!. He is loved by tens of fans. His music "mix" is a blend of carefully selected audio spices, cuts of the finest beef and pork, topped off with an aperitif desert of crunchy-topped whipped nuts and cakes. It will make you dance, think and squirm like a worm.

Two new archived broadcasts -- a total of six hours of sound entertainment! -- are available at http://swagradio.org.


Stumbled across this phenomena a few days ago and was baffled as I always thought I was dialed into festival culture and it's ilk. I gotta tell ya, I'm in the weeds on this one........

After exhaustive research, I now can add to my data bank, the culture of the Juggalo for your consideration.
Details of the 10th Annual Gathering is chronicled here: 10th Annual.

Beware: The Juggalo's have a penchant for speaking in tongues that may be offensive to some.

Listen to the Percy Trout hour Monday night!

the Percy Trout hour


Monday Night (8-24-09)
8pm to 10pm EST-USA

WRFL 88.1fm
Lexington, KY


Sunday, August 23, 2009

Accident Songs

I just love accident songs of all kinds. Of course, country music does 'em best, and Red Sovine specialized in the dead/sick kid genre. This one's got everything: a very bad accident (I won't spoil it), a dead daughter, and a horrible "immigrant" accident by Red. He did this on "The Porter Wagoner Show" at least twice (I keep it permanently tivo'd) and I prefer the later color version better, but for now, enjoy in all of its icky glory:

PS. This will be a new regular feature of mine.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

The Hurricane

When Ange told me she had tornado sirens going off the other day, I got worried. I wonder why Mr. Ray would think a disastrous weather situation would be an "exciting" name for a hairdo?

Visible Vixen

I have a confession to make....I really don't care so much about blogging per se, it's just a really easy way to keep track of things I like and might need to find again in the future. So when I came across this poster on Turksville I had to post it here....I had seen it years ago on artist Keith Weesner's site and lost it....so now I know where to look for it again.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Collette Déreal

This was a pleasant surprise....some swinging late 50s big band vocals from Collette Déreal courtesy of Memorias Musicales.

I WHUH-HUH-HUH-HUH-onder why this sounds familiar.....

Diggin' the VPL of the granny pants on the stretch-panted gals.....

New Stoner Strategy

Originally uploaded by PopKulture

Follow the link for lots of GREAT vintage flyers for arcade machines. Fab!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Hustlin' to the Oldies

I love the strange bedfellow music...."Song of India" with a disco beat? Harpsichord sounding keyboards on "Boop-Boop-a-hustle"? "Lady Bump", which sounds like a new kind of frottage elevator perversion website?
Why why why? Because no one has done it before! Come on, Let's Do the Bump and Hustle!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Belarusian Movie Posters

50 First Dates - Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler

Freaky Friday - Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan

Scooby Doo

CW Stoneking

He just played here in LA and I was lucky enough to see him. He is unbelievable! If you are in Australia, don't miss him - if you are anywhere else in the world and he is playing, go.

Monday, August 17, 2009

La maison ou j'ai grandi

Shamelessly stolen from a Facebook friend. Because any day's a good day for Françoise Hardy.

С утра пораньше

Too much wodka....must exercise....thanks филиал кругозора!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Uh Oh! It's the Nutty Squirrels!

Who doesn’t love the singing rodents? This 1959 clip features the Tom Hansen Dancers dancing to the late 50s hit tune Uh Oh Part II, on a Frank Sinatra Timex Special. You can find more from Nutty Squirrels mastermind Sascha Burland here.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Flea Market Pix

Vintage Match boxes

figureallumettes 007
Originally uploaded by pilllpat (agence eureka)

Red Norvo Trio, 1958

This clip is from the fantastic "Screaming Mimi," which TCM has been showing on occasion. Set your DVR for its next showing - it's a real oddity.

Thanks, Pappy!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Clip Shows Les Paul Inventing Modern Music

Les Paul died yesterday, as you probably know. Not only did he design the first commercially successful soldibody electric (made in my hometown of Kalamazoo, Mich. until Gibson abandoned us in 1984), he invented multi-track recording. Instead of just recording music, he used recording processes in making sound that musicians couldn't do alone.

You could blame him for over-produced Auto-Tuned crap, but that would be like blaming the inventor of gunpowder for Hiroshima.

Above a 1953 clip of Paul and Mary Ford astounding Allstair Cooke with magnetic tape.

Whip That Third Man Theme

Are there really words to the Third Man Theme, or does listening to the clinically insane Del Rubio Triplets too long just make you hallucinate them?

Their version of "Whip It" is pretty memorable, too, almost as great as exercise maven Carol Hensel's.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Charanga Pachanga!

Charanga Pachanga...the "new Latin dance craze" from Bouffartique y su charanga. As the album cover demonstrates,it can even get the whitest of the white folks shakin' they heinies. Get it here if you know what's good for you......

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

WM needs YOU!

Submit your cover version for our 100th free album!

The release of the 100th free album download on our label is rapidly
approaching. We have lots of activities coming up to celebrate this
milestone. One of the projects surrounding our 100th free album will be the release of an album of cover version of tracks from the WM Recordings catalog.

Pick your favorite WM Recordings track from www.wmrecordings.com and...
cover it!

We'll post submission guidelines on our site very soon, but you're already
invited to start submitting your cover versions. Deadline is September 15th.

The rules are simple: the track(s) must have been released by WM Recordings and your version should not be longer than 5 minutes. Also keep in mind that a remix does not count as a cover version. Mail info@wmrecordings.com if you have any questions.

Cambodian Hand Painted Signs

Flickr group devoted to Hand Painted Signs of Cambodia