Do you love gorillas? Do love it whenever a man dressed in a cheesy looking gorilla suit pops up in a movie? I know I do! Check out this blog - www.hollywoodgorillamen.com to quench your gorilla suit lust.
The transistor radio changed the face of the way we listen to music. Billions of them were produced in the 50's and 60's. The first mass produced, portable music device exposed a generation to the glory of rock and roll (provided you had a case of 9 volt batteries to power). Lo-Fidelity and subject to regular disruptions in service due to the nuances of the AM frequencies it showcased, the device was, nonetheless, revolutionary. Sarah has an astounding collection which highlights the boss designs of the era. The Collection
"The greatest new dance craze to capture the public's imagination is
the Monkey Dance or Monkey Music. The dancers are allowed a great deal
of freedom as they move about to exciting riffs and back beats. The
Dials, a great new group out of Nashville, generate a new kind of
excitement as they tear through 12 great songs with the authentic feel."
One of the first releases by Motown Records was this unusual composition by Popcorn and The Mohawks. "Custer's Last Man" is in summary, a mess. The song is a twisted tale of soldiers who find an old soldier digging a hole. Said old soldier proceeds to spin a saga about the Lakota Indians and their victorious campaign over Custer at the Little Big Horn complete with itsy-bitsy teeny-weeny yellow polka-dot bikini calls and gibberish about yogis. Dying warriors tell their enemies to "Tell Laura I Love Her". I'll stop while I'm ahead....... Thanks to Ansaul for this revelation.
Some time ago Baikinange posted about The Kidoodlers. Now here comes the follow-up post. This soundie reveals the greatness that was The Kidoodlers. I see this rather as a tribute to Chinese culture and language than mockery. This is good fun! Though not politically correct. Well, those were the days. We live in another world now.
If you liked this as much as me just go ahead and enjoy "Little Brown Jug", another fun soundie from these sharp gents.
The Store That Ate My Brain is the House of Guitars. A fixture in Irondequoit, a suburb of Rochester, NY. Since 1972, the HOG has been billed as the "largest guitar store in the world". Founded by brothers Armand and Bruce Schaubroeck, the store has hosted in-store appearances by Metallica, The Ramones, Ozzy Ozbourne and hundreds of other acts whose graffiti and promo materials line the walls of the cavernous site. Loved and loathed by many in the Rochester community for it's flea market like inventory and total disarray, it's nonetheless a local treasure, worth a trip if you're ever in the area.
During the 70's and 80's the HOG was known for it's offbeat, trippy commercials that starred the brothers Schaubroeck and guests.
Manic Mark Betcher at The Good, Bad & Ugly Gospel Record Barn shares this inspirational number from the Cincinnati based gospel group The Portals. Be careful out there, the Devil is gaining on us..........
This is the essence of what my brain see when it looks at comics. Not plot, not ink work,or pencil work, but dots. Tattoos where you gotta lick your arm. Enigmatic zip-a-tone. The eternal why? And color. I have no idea where I'm headed descriptively, because I have merged into the ineffable - over bullshit, no less. GO: Four Color Process Blog
Shut up, Ange - I'm cryin' a little...