Saturday, October 31, 2009
The music is as excruciating bad as you might imagine, but the album cover is pretty cool. If you really have an overwhelming need to hear elderly men all on the brink of dying from strokes pretending to sing like children, you can get it here.
I'll have to say I don't think I've ever seen an episode of the 80s TV show "Facts of Life"--if I have, I may need a therapist who specializes in repressed traumatic memory to assist me. Anyway, back in the 50s Charlotte Rae was a cabaret singer of witty, political, and topical tunes, and Some Local Loser offers the collection "Songs I Taught My Mother" that backs up this fact. If you don't already own a copy, "Gabor the Merrier" is for you, Donna.
I've been listening to Louis Jordan for more years than you've had hot lunches (please pardon my Pythonizing), and always counted him in my top 10 desert island artists. So I was very surprised to find a veritable snotload of tunes I'd never encountered before from Pathway to Unknown Worlds, mostly stuff from the 50s. Damn, I need to get out more often.
Originally uploaded by Least Wanted
I really have no explanation whatsoever for blogging this.
Friday, October 30, 2009
(Photo stolen from here.)
Halloween: A fun time for all, or Satan’s holiday (holy day)?
... a special Halloween edition of the radio program SwaG!, SwaGoweenie 2009.
Yes we've had a lift off this afternoon: Two concerts with three orchestra's an 170 kids. playing and singing In my Spaceship, One of those days and many more ...
I am thrilled that I'm Learning to Share is back from hiatus, and even more thrilled that he linked to a very superior list of vintage TV theme music with their seldom-heard lyrics, posted several years back on You Don't Have to Visit This Blog. If you missed it when it was originally posted in 2006 (myself, I missed it because I had a dental appointment that day) you can still groove to Peggy Lee's Bewitched, Sarah Vaughn's Peter Gunn, Hugo Montenegro's I Dream of Jeannie, and the Hogan's Heroes theme performed by members of the show's cast.
Wonky aspect ratio makes Ruby Wah seem even MORE cartoony, if such a thing is possible.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
(I wantcha to) TELL mama....all about it....tell mama....what you neeeed...tell mama....what ya want....Tell MAMA! and I'll make everythin' awl ri-i-i-ight....
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
[via tofutti break]
Get a whole mess of tunes from sixties Hungarian pop sensation Zalatnay Sarolta from ...y yo qué sé de eso... Be sure to enjoy the video below as well...
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
My dear, dear, dear friends, it's been MUCH too long since we've presented a boogie woogie marimba record. Thank you, De 78rpm a 33 1/3rpm for helping keep us all on the straight and narrow boogie woogie marimba path. Amen.
Monday, October 26, 2009
Hasil Adkins on Ghoul A Go-Go (Flash Video 04:50).
from the Fellini's movie "la città delle donne", track by Gino Soccio, spotted by my fellow friend Simon.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Link at pickaxeinyourskull
Funky fuzzy psychedelic tracks from Türkiye/60s and 70s... selected by Karriem Diggins from Germany. Listen/download here
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Who knew that a gum that tastes like Pepto Bismol could be so much fun?
Eat, drink, and be slender
Originally uploaded by ☞Uh … Bob☜
Bring on the pigs in a blanket and Flaming Blue Hawaiis, I'm starting a new diet!
On a personal note, back in my college days, I worked summers at a methadone clinic. (oh, the stories!) The director used to talk about how he was going to write a diet manual called "Spit and Stay Slim". You could chew up as much food as you wanted, but you just couldn't swallow it. I imagine you were to carry a bucket around with you for disposal purposes, or perhaps just a large pocketbook or backpack.
I don't know the number of people who actually kicked the heroin habit under his watch, but I suspect it was probably as many as who would have been helped by his diet plan idea.
ZLATNI AKORDI wants you all to just f-f-f-faaaade away....don't try to dig what this Yu(goslavian)-pop band has to say. And don't miss the Yugo-twist from the same site...am I insulting anyone by calling them Yugos????
Incredibly likable hardcore German punk from Spermbirds, found at Good bad music for bad, bad times.
Romanian singer Pompilia Stoian barely escapes molestation from amorous studio equipment as she croons "prima chemare".....
Friday, October 23, 2009
Bat Guano goes through a mysterious record selection process before each episode of SwaG!.
Hours before broadcast he drinks a pot of coffee, lights candles, meditates, sprinkles goobah dust on his black cat bone, takes every fifth record from his collection and flings them about. He then cuts himself with the sharp edge of a...
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
A collection of music from bop scat artist Babs Gonzalez? With back up artists such as Sonny Rollins, Tadd Dameron, Benny Green and James Moody? Yes, please. And Oop-Bop-a-Da.
Compelling dark shiz-nit (as the gangstas say) go or I will think you are weak!
LINK AT PIC FOR CHRIST'S SAKE.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
the Percy Trout hour
Super Fizz Sugar Pop
from all over the Globe.
Download another show from the Archives.
This one from October 19, 2009:
Jan Svankmajer - The Pit, the Pendulum, and Hope (Kyvadlo, jáma a nadeje, 1983) - Part One (Flash Video 06:22). Part Two (Flash Video 07:55).
Don't let the deer-in-the-headlights album cover fool you, Los Melódicos really tear up the place. At least this particular band called Los Melódicos-- a simple search turned up several bands with the same name from every possible era. Maybe it's like Menudo and they replace them every few years and keep the name. Whatever the case, this album kicks ass.
Holy crap, here's a MUCH better Los Melódicos cover from the same blog....sadly, the file has been deleted so I can't hear it...how do you say "please re-up pronto, it is truly a matter of life and death" in Spanish??
Monday, October 19, 2009
the Percy Trout hour
Monday Night (10-19-09)
8pm to 10pm EST-USA
Bossa Nova and Sacha Distel, a winning combo.....
Sunday, October 18, 2009
This is is surely what Frank's parents said one time or another to their mustache wearing son, but most of all this is the new Aperitivo radio show.
With the help of Pink Floyd jamming with Ennio Morricone, French sixties non sense rock, Vivien Goldman and Delta 5 post punk, Thai pop and a lot more delights.
Kiss caress and more until next time.
A while ago my fellow manager Baikinange alerted me about problems when adding labels to posts.
The message we get for trying to apply new labels looks like the image above:
A blog may have at most 2000 labels"
(and sometimes a message that "A blog may only have 10 labels per post")
So, we said darn! and begun removing labels and edit others. But, still this is a problem.
We have no idea how to best approach this problem.
We know that other blogspot bloggers are/have been experiencing similar problems.
All ideas and information on the subject are appreciated!!
/Z aka mrdantefontana
Ross Bagdasarian Sr. (who went by the stage name "David Seville")....bought a tape recorder with his last $200 and played around with shifting the speeds, coming up with a novelty song titled "Witch Doctor". He got the single released and two weeks later, he found himself appearing on the Ed Sullivan Show performing the song....The success of "Witch Doctor" gave him the idea of creating characters with sped up voices, so he quickly knocked out a Christmas demo titled "The Chipmunk Song" and took it to record executives Simon "Sy" Waronker, Theodore "Ted" Keep and Alvin "Al" Bennett at Liberty Records. The label was close to bankruptcy, but Bagdasarian convinced them that they might as well press Chipmunk singles with the leftover vinyl pucks and labels in their warehouse rather than just turn the unused stock over to the bank when the business went under. Production commenced and in just a few months leading up to Christmas of 1958, the record shot to the top of the charts, becoming one of the best selling singles of all time.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
I love her absolute willingness to aggregate awesome crap - like so many of us doing this admittedly, but it's just that she does it with such elan and style.... I never cringed.
If Found Please Return To Julia Segal Here (commentary assisted posts)
Skull Swap Here (time wasting guilt inducing random but well chosen images)
I say "si si" to "Un poncho y un sombrero" y Ju-bi-ju (pronounced yooby-yoo)--you can tell Nelo Costa is Spanish because he does that little "Barthelona" lisp-y thing. Or maybe it's just a speech impediment rather than a regional affectation. Whatever the case, it's a swell record.