Friday, April 30, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
...iiiiii loco, loco me llama la genteeeee....
Ah Luisito, why so glum? Girl troubles, or hairdresser problems? Whatever the case, your version of Loco is so wonderfully over-the-top, just keep up the angst, just keep it up.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
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OMG! How had I never heard of this now-defunct Austrian space disco outfit - Ganymed - before?!
Thank you for entering my drab life.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Everyone, let's climb aboard the Disco Spaceship!
Bo Hansson, the Swedish organist and composer has died.
He was probably most well known for his 'Music Inspired by Lord of the Rings' and for being one part of the duo Hansson & Karlsson (their rare flexi Ep's is a part of one of PCL's compilations here - you can also see some groovy clips with the band here in this swedish tv special).
His music and his vision definitively deserves to be more recognized.
'Leaving Shire' (Sagan Om Ringen (Lord Of The Rings))
'At the House of Elrond & The Ring Goes South' (Sagan Om Ringen (Lord Of The Rings))
'Waiting ...' (Mellanväsen (Attic Thoughts))
Egyptian-born guitarist Omar Khorshid (1945-1981) stars in the 1973 Lebanese film Guitar al-Hob (Guitar of Love).
The link also includes photos, bio and links to some his LPs like Belly Dance with Omar Khorshid and His Magic Guitar, Rhythms from the Orient and With Love.
Just think of how easy it would be to re-enact this video with Schräge (Crazy) Otto and den Spree-City-Stompers--rent an empty space like a former Circuit City, add some cardboard and poster paint backgrounds, everyone brings her/his own long underwear and false whiskers. Magic!
Video seen at De 78rpm a 33 1/3rpm
Sunday, April 25, 2010
I haven't a clue as to what Pop Photograpy is - but I have lots of ideas. The more I look for Pop Photography, the more confused I become and the more ideas I find tend to add to the confusion.
What is it, this Pop Photography? Is it a subset of Pop Art - whatever that may be:
Is it photography using toy cameras or software to emulate toy cameras - whatever they may be:
Is it photography of one of those mysterious items of our current culture - the 23?
I still haven't a clue - but I still have lots of ideas (and even more confusion) about this idea of Pop Photography. Your feedback welcome and appreciated - particularly if it adds to my confusion:
See him on TOTP, too - better quality and "live."
Saturday, April 24, 2010
From the Kenny Rogers Show, 1971. Remastered in stereo. Sent to us by The Wrath of Kath.
This song was played recently on The Friendly Persuasion Show
Yes I know, you only like Sacha Distel as a guitarist, Mr. or Ms. Too-Hip-For-the-Room. Well, I love his vocals, and his 1962 album From Paris With Love shows his skills as a charming interpreter of jazz & pop standards.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Vintage Chrome Postcards is very good.
Vintage Chrome Postcards of Dale & Roy is the very Best.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
P.I.S.S - I Will Never Go To School:
Han Navel - Job:
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And ... whatever you do, do NOT miss PASSING STONES!
(Thanks to Jenny by way of SDS)
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
'The Cruel Cocks' and 'The Hardboiled Dicks'.
(uploaded to Flickr by retro-space and severance_23.)
No pussying around here.
Nick Lowe - So It Goes (Flash Video 02:39). The Kenny Everett Video Show, 1978.
This is the mother-ship of all motion pictures. This is IT.
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The crudely surreal comics of Fletcher Hanks has a quality unlike any other work produced by Golden Age artists that were exploring the new genre of the Super Hero. Hanks is not a master of proportion or layout, nor does he have a cohesive storytelling flair. What sets his work apart is something that must be experienced firsthand - it is dreamlike and simplistically cruel. I always took great joy in reading reprinted Stardust tales that would occasionally pop up in G.A. reprint collections but when I finally got my paws on a comprehensive gathering of his work printed by Fantagraphics, I was electric with anticipation. I poured through the handsomely printed tome, entranced by the demented incoherence, eagerly tearing through the pages to finish it in a single sitting. The first offering from editor Paul Karasik I SHALL DESTROY ALL THE CIVILIZED PLANETS! concludes with a graphic tale of how he discovered a living relative of Fletcher Hanks - his son no less! What transpires in that brief encounter was an abrupt and sobering reminder of how we confuse our artists with their art.
A follow up to the first book, YOU SHALL DIE BY YOUR OWN EVIL CREATION! gives us the balance of all known Hanks comic book stories.
Everyone can draw some enjoyment from Fletcher - check him out further here.
Monday, April 19, 2010
Spinvis recorded another version of Astronaut with the Belgian female vocal group Laïs for "Nieuwegein aan Zee"
And Laïs made a complete rendition of their own:
Video by Spinvis himself:
rain bonnet car ad 1960s
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Originally uploaded by Janice Plastic
Overwhelmed by the desire to start collecting vintage rain bonnets.....
Full disclosure: Stolen from somebody, somewhere.
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Another brand new blog, this one is dedicated to Gialli book covers and curated by Losfeld (France) ... enjoy beautiful scans here : http://giallobookcovers.blogspot.com/
I'm not sure why she's riding around on that giant pink crab, but I like it! [via the tumbly, tumbly dew]
Jimmy Piersall was one of baseball's most colorful personalities. He had an above average career with a number of major league teams in the 50's and 60's but is probably best known as the subject of the Tony Perkins/Karl Malden movie "Fear Strikes Out".
His battles against fans, coaches, opposing players, umpires and scoreboards were legendary. Later diagnosed with bi-polar, Jimmy was forced to miss much of the 1953 season as he was sent to Westborough State Hospital for "nervous exhaustion".
Among his most infamous acts was coming to bat wearing a Beatle wig and playing air guitar with his bat, taking bows after catching routine fly balls and as depicted below, running the bases backward after his 100th career home run. The aforementioned Stengel fired him days later, not amused by the stunt.
Jimmy went on to a checkered career as a broadcaster for a number of teams. He was ultimately fired for calling the teams wives a "bunch of horny broads".
He disowned the bio calling Anthony Perkins a "sniveling wuss". Couldn't agree more....
Jimmy is alive and well at 80 years of age, insulting radio talk show listeners with his opinions of the current state of major league sports. He remains as a true legend of the game.
Welcome to Hap and his new blog cinecocktail dedicated to soundtrack music... some of our readers might be interesting in taking a look : http://cinecocktail.blogspot.com
Superchick: A Supercharged Girl! Always Ready For Action... Of Any Kind!!
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I dedicate this entry to all you supercharged girls out there! You know who you are.
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Patricia in 1976
Patricia, her sister Yvonne and ehm... forgot her name in 1983
sorry for that. Here are the real ones... so much sexier, don't you think?
Saturday, April 17, 2010
I suppose I should not have been surprised to find a song poem album recorded the 80s--I suppose as long as there are starry-eyed suckers who want to pay good money to put his/her words to music, there will be Nashville music factories ready to record a "demo" in 20 minutes and quickly deposit the check. While none of these songs has a chance in hell to hit the charts, we can enjoy the strange fruits of their labors on the album Flowers of Love, in which you will hear tales of....well, feeding the chickens, Indian maidens named Winnescheika, and little dogs that pee on towels, right?
And the icing is that the songs are sung by Ramsey Kearney, whose recording of the song poem Blind Man's Penis is legendary.
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(Via Legs McNeil)
Say kids, let's get drunk the Dutch way! By drinken tot zinken, of course. Leading the way is Johnny Hoes, who you surely know for his mega-hits "The Smuggler" and "We Want Fries With Mayonnaise" which sounds like a great way to counteract all that booze. Both the fries and the smuggling. My favorite on the compilation is Dikke Leo's "Een, twee hupsekee". When you see me dancing and singing to that one, you know I'm one or two over the limit.
So raise an Amstel and crank up the drinking songs and get busy drinking! Time's a-wastin!
Friday, April 16, 2010
just to let you know my blog's back:
It started of as the website connected to a local Dutch radio show called Vreemde Geluiden (= Strange Sounds) which I made together with: Marco Kalnenek, Martinka van Noorloos, Roel van Olst, Ton Rückert and Remco Takken. After the show ended, the blog continued with no clear direction, adding Hans Koert as an extra co-blogger. December last I decided to stop it. You know me by now:I've had it up to here, etc... but you know ... after three months I started missing it allready. So... the lay-out will probably change soon, most likely I will switch to Wordpress, maybe I'll even pick another blog title. It still hasn't got any clear direction, but hey ... who needs one anyway? The language will be half english, half dutch and I'll try to keep out the nsfw-content. That I will post overhere, if needfull.
But is the tale 100% accurate? When CONELRAD first heard about the Hayworth bombshell, we could not wait to locate a photograph of it for permanent display on the front page of our website. After all, what better symbol of atomic popular culture could there possibly be? Rita Hayworth was one of the biggest female movie stars and pin-ups of the 1940s and the atomic bomb was the most significant scientific and military development of the century (and, perhaps, of all time). In other words, to our ears, it was a match made in CONELRAD heaven and we desperately wanted to believe.
But in trying to track down the elusive image we discovered that the story may have been too good to be entirely true. In the course of our admittedly obsessive quest, we spent a considerable amount of time attempting to determine whether the Rita Hayworth bomb story is myth or fact or somewhere in between. The article that follows is the culmination of our research. ..."
Rita Hayworth and the legend of the Bikini bombshell : Atomic Goddess Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 as told by Bill Geerhart.
Solid Potato Salad - The Ross Sisters (1944) (Flash Video 03:50).
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Otis Fodder made a blog post about Countdown To The End (Choo choo mix by The Bran Flakes) which I used in a slightly altered version as an intro for my recent show "Discotheque at the End of The Universe" for Radio Zero, last monday for Yuri's night.
The complete Discotheque At The End Of The Universe Show can still be downloaded untill sunday. Possibly also later at the website of Radio Zero. If so I will put an update here.
Top TV Themes from the seventies, including In For a Penny, On the Buses, The Train Now Standing, The Big Match.....whaaaa? Oh it's BRITISH seventies nostalgia, how quaint! Apparently third world continents had television too, in the seventies! Who knew? I thought they all watched Bonanza reruns over there or something. Anyway, it's all pretty fun and snappy stuff, considering.
George McKelvey sings "My Teenage Fallout Queen".This tune is okay. I just like their dopey outfits.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
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Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Joni Mitchell, Mama Cass and Mary Travers sing Bob Dylan.
In 1959 she won the Eurovision Song Contest with "een beetje" (a little bit)
Scholten, together with her husband Henk, recorded several albums during her career, many of them containing songs for children. In the 1950s and 1960s she appeared in such television programmes as the Snip en Snap Revue, Zaterdagavondakkorden and Kiekeboe. In 1965 and 1966, she presented the National Song Festival. (via Radio Netherlands Worldwide)
Alba, Aris & The Olympics in Alba's Shake, 1965 Greece. Scenes from greek movies.
Monday, April 12, 2010
the Percy Trout hour
Monday Night (4-12-10)
8pm to 10pm EST-USA
Radio Zero, Lisbon, Portugal just kicked off their marathon party with my song. Tonight round 20:00h Lisbon, 21:00h Amsterdam, 15:00h New York (please check this, if you'd like to listen, I'm a disasterous time-traveller)I will host a show called "Discotheque at the end of the Universe" at the same station, featuring a lot of space disco, and other contributions, some of which are rarely if not never aired before.
http://stream.radiozero.pt:8000/zero128.mp3.m3u It's not a splognerizer, it's not a splogcast! It's the discotheque at the end of the Universe. Poyekhali!
Hans Richter made the now public domain film "Ghosts Before Breakfast" in 1928. Hans Richter's original soundtrack was unfortunately destroyed. With the greatest respect intended for the original film, People Like Us & Ergo Phizmiz composed a new soundtrack for this film in 2007.
Satchmo goes death metal.
[created by AndyRehfeldt.]
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Oh, Mae West and Michael Sarne. Thank you for giving us the gift of "Myra Breckinridge."
I found this 'Helen' piece by a certain Mr. Tom Johne quite hypnotique.
Via MoPA (Museum of Poor Art) over at facebook.
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Pulp International presents a nice collection of record covers from femme fatales, bad girls and sexploitation stars:
"The other day we realized that nearly all of our femmes fatales released records at some point, so we have a megapost of sleeves below representing a fraction of these multi-talented women’s musical output. We’ve heard most of the music, believe it or not, and while its quality varies, we do suggest you check out both Marilyn Chambers and Reiko Ike—their simulated orgasms are quite pleasing to the, er, ears. "
A song is worth a thousand pictures.
It wasn't just that the confused (post) adolescent fantasies he concocted on Big Star's Radio City spoke to me in a really personal way when I first heard it in high school, making me feel a little less afraid of that strange transitional period in my life.
It was also LX's whole attitude towards music and the biz. He'd been a Box Top with hits, a cult hero in Big Star and spent most of the rest of his life as a solo act, again in cult mode. He was immersed in the biz but never really concered with anything than playing and writing, even if it wasn't for a large audience. He just had to do it and if he put out weird, esoteric records that made sense only to a cult following, so be it. That was his statement and his life. I loved him for it.
I heard the news of his death a few days before I was hoping to see him perform with Big Star at SXSW. A lot of people there were crushed by the unexpected news. The fact that the rest of the band went on with the show with special guests filling in as a tribute was a lovely way to pay some respect to him.
PSF had ran a few articles about LX and Big Star that we wanted to highlight again, along with some further thoughts on about him from a blog posting I did soon after I heard the bad news.
Thank you Alex- no matter how many records you didn't manage to sell, you really were a big star."