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Monday, April 30, 2007

Look At Yourselves!

My primary trepidation is that when I post here, other PCLers will think, "Oh, Christ, that again. Where has he been!?!? Under a rock?!?!" But screw that- I'm doin' it anyway.

A guilty pleasure of mine for some time now has been Vice Magazine's DOs and DON'Ts.

For some, evidence of the end times. But they're jerks. Look away, if you can...

Acerbic, hateful, funny, deserving, respectful, puerile, stupid and apt commentary that accompanies each photo is as much motivation to visit as the pictures.

I Loves me some Funny Books...


Hi gangsters.

I just would like to add big thanks to the new contributors, Andrew, Ange and Lex10 for making these pages come alive once more.

Great posts.

I baked you a cake just to show my gratitude.

Tårtan (The Cake in Swedish) added by erikbe99

And please visit their own blogs (click links above) to see what kind of wonderful, fun and nasty things they've got in store for you.

/Z aka mrdantefontana

Midnight Cowboy

Stills (screen caps) from the 1969 John Schlesinger movie masterpiece 'Midnight Cowboy' [IMDb] thanks to Nostalgia Party No. 2.

64 delicious jazz videos

Dianne Reeves - Lift Every Voice, is one of the 64 delicious jazz videos posted by youtuber sukapura

via bieslog

Kay Martin

"If it were not for the Internet, the works of Kay Martin, a one-time centerfold / nightclub entertainer / "party album" recording artist, would have been forever lost to the vinyl bins of America. Her six albums (that I know of) consistently sell on eBay for remarkable prices - including her most popular album: the 1962 Christmas album "I Know What He Wants For Christmas (but I don't know how to wrap it!)". ...
... This album compiles several of the studio recordings made inbetween nightclub dates and features a little bit of everything: Kay the straight singer (she reworks both "Folsom Prison Blues" and "Halleujah I Love Her So"), Kay the naughty singer (her sly numbers must be heard to be believed), as well as The Bodyguards singing and cutting up. ..."

The 365 Days project over at WFMU's Beware of the Blog gives us Kay Martin - At Las Vegas.

Note: "I Know What He Wants For Christmas (but I don't know how to wrap it!)" should still be available over at The Groove Grotto. Also available is s/t album "Kay Martin and Her Bodyguards"

Works by Cynthia Consentino

Flower Girl I Cynthia Consentino... Flower Girl I (2004, clay, oils, brass). From Works by Cynthia Consentino. "...My sculptures utilize the human figure to explore gender, familial and societal roles, religious and cultural mores, and human perception. Metaphor and story are used to make connections, provide layers of meaning, and incorporate the universal within the personal. Objects and qualities from different worlds are juxtaposed and exaggeration, or distortion, is used to address dualities and apparent incongruities within human experience such as the beautiful with the ugly, the fantastical with the realistic, the whole with the fragmented, the tragic with the humorous, and the sacred with the worldly." From Omer Pesquer at LeWUB - dérivations dans les univers obliques.

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Harry Partch

Part one of a half hour program produced in 1968 at KPBS in San Diego, featuring music and interviews with maverick composer Harry Partch.

Harry Partch is best known as a composer of music based upon a 43 tone musical scale. When conventional musical instruments became too limiting, he was compelled to modify and then create his own--which are works of art unto themselves. Partch once said, “I am not an instrument-builder, but a philosophic music-man seduced into carpentry.”

Sex Shooter

"Sex Shooter" by Apollonia 6:

Added by backporchvideo

The Chain

"This is not the concept for a modern dance troupe, or a drama like Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot”. If it was fiction, the concept, casting, costumes, and choreography would win top prizes. Yet, apparently, this is real.
Here’s the story:
700 psychiatric patients live chained together in pairs, and are forced to tend more than one million chickens at the largest chicken farm in Taiwan. Portraits of the players in this real yet surreal drama were photographed with kindness, respect and compassion by Magnum photographer Chien-Chi Chang. ..."

The Chain. Photographs by Chien-Chi Chang. (via Robot Action Boy, now at Wordpress)

Lucinda Devlin

Witness Room, Petosi Correctional Center, Petosi, Missouri, 1991

Ponderosa Party Time

Bonanza - Ponderosa Party Time from 1962, available thanks to Esther over at Stax o' Wax.

Maggie MacNeal

Maggie MacNeal
(Sjoukje Smit) is a Dutch singer songwriter who started her career with Willem Duin as "Mouth and MacNeal", early seventies. They represented The Netherlands in 1974 at the Eurovision Songcontest. She's cute and she's good. See and hear her as solo artist and together with "Mouth":


In Search of Fiberglass Dinosaurs

Classic diners. Motels shaped like teepees. Bizarro fairy tale parks. Debra Jane Seltzer loves them all. Her website, agilitynut, boasts over 1000 pages of exceptional photos featuring funky roadside attractions, both past and present. I think her aim is to someday catalog them all—she’s contacted me through her Flickr account several times to ask the exact locations of some of my own roadside & vintage neon photos, sites which have somehow managed to elude her to this point.
I’d ask to tag along with her on her next adventure, but it appears she has several travel companions already riding shotgun.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Tadanori Yokoo: 3 Animation Films, 1964-65

Tadanori Yokoo: 3 Animation Films, 1964-65. "...Tadanori Yokoo, born in Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, in 1936, is one of Japan's most successful and internationally recognized graphic designers and artists. He began his career as a stage designer for avant garde theatre in Tokyo. His early work shows the influence of the New York based Push Pin Studio (Milton Glaser and Seymour Chwast in particular) but Yokoo himself cites filmmaker Akira Kurosawa and writer Yukio Mishima as two of his most formative influences. In the late 1960s he became interested in mysticism and psychedelia, deepened by travels in India. Because his work was so attuned to 60's pop culture he has often been (unfairly) described as the 'Japanese Andy Warhol' or likened to psychedelic poster artist Peter Max, but Yokoo's complex and multi-layered imagery is intensly autobiographical and entirely original."

Sumo Cards

Sumo game cards, purchased at a flea market in Nagoya, Japan.

Friday, April 27, 2007

The Refer Man

Lex10 here. As a brand, spanking, (see? I'm a little dirtier already!) new contributor to PCL, I finally have an outlet for some stuff I wanted to refer, but had no solid venue to refer it in. My regular blog GlyphJockey is more a place where I generally show stuff I've personally archived, plus my art. I do refer there, but it's more a bandwagon/holidays/deaths things (BTW R.I.P. Bobby "Boris" Pickett! Now you're a graveyard smash!) as opposed to hard referring. Did I say "refer" enough?

Here's my first post: SIVUPOLUT Finnish Pin-ups. Or should I say Piinukka Uuppaa. The images are not that large, and I get the impression that it's tied to some store there, but the reason to take a look is the interpolation of the American Pin-up magazines and paperbacks by Finnish publishers.

There's also an assload of other hardboiled/racy/noir imagery there too. Perfect for PCL, no?

Puuhakas Puna Tukka, indeed!

PMSFWUYWIACOS (pretty much safe for work unless you work in a convent or something)

Lastly, less words in future. I promise. If you care to criticize or praise on a personal level, go HERE
Thanks to Dante for the warm welcome.

Lazhar Mansouri: Portraits of a Village

Lazhar Mansouri: Portraits of a Village at Westwood Gallery in New York, NY. "...a premiere U.S. exhibition of photographs by Lazhar Mansouri (1932-1985). Fifty five silver gelatin photographs represent a portion of over 100,000 portraits captured by this dedicated Algerian photographer. From 1950 through 1980, Mansouri photographed the inhabitants of Kabylie and Aïn Beïda, his home town in Northern Algeria.
When Mansouri was a child, he accompanied his grandmother to the local street market, a community meeting place and bazaar, where he met a photographer who had a studio in back of a grocery store. The photographer hired him and through an apprenticeship, Mansouri learned the craft of photography. Eventually, he left to open his own studio in the back of a barber shop, dedicated to portraiture. After years of documenting everyday people in the region, Mansouri inadvertently created a photographic archive, a legacy of images representing people and tribes rarely photographed. During this period, Algeria went through war and political turmoil as the country fought for independence from France; however the stability of Mansouri’s studio was evident in the thousands of people he captured."

Summer Jobs

Which summer job are you better qualified for.......

Mister Softee......or Wiener King?

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Swingin' Jingles

If you think all those pesky pop music tunes just get in the way of your radio jingle listening pleasure, you can hear some groovin’ 1960’s radio jingles from WMCA in New York City, including the toe-tapping extended dance version of “Six Lively Guys”.

Or find out what’s happening in the current radio jingle industry on the April 2007 Jingle News podcast from the Jingle Network.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

You'll Die Laughing

Funny or not... here they are - it's the
"You'll Die Laughing"-bubblegum cards! (via Josephzohn...)

(Also check out the Rock Stars bubblegum-series which includes outrageous groups like Village People and Kiss!)

Charles Peterson: Come As You Are - Seattle's Rock Legacy

Nirvana Stage Diver Charles Peterson... Nirvana Stage Diver (UW Hub Ballroom, Seattle, 1990, Gelatin Silver Print Photograph). From Charles Peterson: Come As You Are - Seattle's Rock Legacy at Soulcatcher Studio in Santa Fe, NM. "...Soulcatcher Studio is very pleased to welcome guest artist Charles Peterson (born 1964) to our gallery for this exclusive exhibition, featuring a selection of previously unpublished images from his vast archive. Below you will find a retrospective exhibition of his documentation of the Seattle music scene in the late 1980s and 1990s, along with current pricing and print information. Peterson's photographs have appeared in publications and galleries throughout the world, most notably a one-man exhibition at The Chrysler Museum (curated by Brooks Johnson) February~May 2005."

It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's Nabil Fawzi!

ep.tc has added some 1960s Superman comics in Arabic to its stellar collection of "comics with problems", including vintage Alcoholics Anonymous, anti-drug and anti-abortion comic books.

There's a complete reprint of a 1970 article from Aramco (Arabian American Oil Company) World Magazine entitled It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's Nabil Fawzi!, including this depiction of what it sounds like when the Caped Crusader lands a punch in the Middle East.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Download another Percy Trout hour!

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(this one from this past week: 4-23-07):

Get it here.

Race Films

“Race films” were low budget 1940s movies with all-black casts, meant for viewing by segregated audiences. R & B king Louis Jordan starred in a few of these, exceptional only for the moments when the dialogue stopped and the band took the stage. Here’s a sterling moment from the 1947 movie “Reet, Petite and Gone”.

Hollywood’s Attic looks like a good source of race movies available on video. It’s worth a visit for the reproductions of classic posters of all-black movies alone, including one for the cowboy star, the Bronze Buckaroo (who, I’m sure you will be interested to know, is one of the inductees of the National Cowboys of Color Hall of Fame ).

Monday, April 23, 2007

Some YoYo Stuff: An observation of the observations of Don Van Vliet

"Don van Vliet, alias "Captain Beefheart", is one of the most influential, misunderstood, talked about, admired, copied, treasured, loved and quoted musicians and yet he is still an obscure and mysterious artist. His quite abrupt artistic transformation from working with a microphone to a paintbrush in 1982 and his consequent move from the desert to the ocean meant even less direct contact with the outside world than before. Subsequently there is very little information about Don from this time onwards and this short black-and-white film made in 1993 is an unique opportunity to see and hear this unique man. The film is approximately 13 minutes long, directed and photographed in black and white"

Listen to Percy Trout tonight!

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Sunday, April 22, 2007

The Graffiti Project at Kelburn Castle

The Graffiti Project at Kelburn Castle, starting May 12, 2007. "...We are bringing together four of the world’s leading graffiti artists from Brazil, Os Gemeos, Nina Pandolfo and Nunca to work alongside Scottish talent, to create a unique burst of colour, embracing the walls and turrets of the south side of Kelburn Castle.
The project will involve the artists and organizers living together in the Castle for approximately one month, documented by various forms of media. The artists will have time to share and explore new ideas culminating in a one-off, giant piece of collaborative art."

Pop Drek

I implore you, unless you have horrible musical taste (as I do) and truly adore the drekkiest of the drek pop music do NOT follow the link to 45blog to download the song “Salambo Part 1” by the Salambos. The melody sounds like a 70s theme song for the most laid back game show imaginable, followed by an off-key bridge belted out by a “song-stylist” who, with much hard work, can only hope to, one day, work her way up to having a tin ear. It WILL stick to your brain like melted bubblegum, and you too may wake up, as I did this morning, with this little ditty bidding a fond good morning.

I fear the only way to remove this from my consciousness will be a visit to Disneyworld to the “It’s a Small World” exhibit, until that insidious song has replaced it in my brain.

Christian Women vs. Muslim Women: 1-1

Johnny is wondering why it's so hard for the Muslim and the Christian world to come together when they've got so much in common.
Reports say the game was really good and hard despite the fact that the referee had problems localizing the ball as had most of the players.
Hell broke lose after the game when the team manager for the "Muslims" filed a protest against the "Christian" team claiming that they probably were male professional football players disguised as ladies.
"Christian" snipers were of another opinion. All of a sudden some of the "Muslim" women started to blow up.
And that was the end of it.

On a Rainbow Quest

Pete Seeger hosted a regional tv show in the US mid 60s called 'Rainbow Quest'. 38 episodes were produced. Folk- and country music legends were guests at the show discussing music and jamming some songs.

All the clips here under go to YouTube clips.

Rainbow Quest Episode 3:

-Rosa Valentin and Rafael Martinez
-Pete Seeger - Guantanamera
-Elizabeth Cotten - Mama, Your Papa Loves You
-Elizabeth Cotten - Wilson Rag
-Elizabeth Cotten - Freight Train

Elizabeth Cotten and Pete Seeger.

Rainbow Quest Episode 5:

-Pete Seeger, Bernice Reagon, and Jean Ritchie - O Mary, Don't You Weep
-Bernice Johnson Reagon - Come and Go with Me to that Land
-Bernice Johnson Reagon - Will the Circle Be Unbroken
-Bernice Johnson Reagon - Titanic Blues
-Jean Ritchie & Pete Seeger - Jenny Jenkins
-Jean Ritchie - Shady Grove
-Jean Ritchie - Skip to my Lou

Rainbow Quest Episode 6:

Malvina Reynolds - No Hole in My Head
-Malvina Reynolds - The Little Red Hen
-Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Pete Seeger, & Malvina Reynolds - Woody's Rag
-Ramblin' Jack Elliott - Talking Merchant Marine

Rainbow Quest Episode 7:

-Bessie Jones and Children from the Downtown Community School - I'm gonna lay down my life for my Lord
-Bessie Jones and Children from the Downtown Community School - Little Johnny Brown
-More with Bessie Jones and Children from the Downtown Community School
-More with Bessie Jones and Children from the Downtown Community School

Rainbow Quest Episode 9:

-The Beers Family - The Connaughtman's Rambles
-The Beers Family - Dumbarton's Drums
-The Beers Family - In My Garden Grew Plenty of Thyme
-The Beers Family - Lamplighter's Hornpipe
-The Beers Family - Walkie in the Parlor

Rainbow Quest Episode 12:

-Pete Seeger, Doc Watson, Clint Howard, and Fred Price - Careless Love
-Doc Watson, Clint Howard, and Fred Price - Cackling Hen

Rainbow Quest Episode 16:

-Mimi and Richard Fariña - Bold Marauder
-Mimi and Richard Fariña - House Un-American Blues Activity Dream
-Mimi and Richard Fariña - Pack Up Your Sorrows
-Mimi and Richard Farinã - Joy 'Round My Brain

Rainbow Quest Episode 17:

-Roscoe Holcomb - Graveyard Blues
-Roscoe Holcomb - Little Birdie
-Roscoe Holcomb - Little Gray Mule

Pete and Roscoe Holcomb

Rainbow Quest Episode 18:

-Cousin Emmy - You Are My Sunshine
-Dr. Ralph Stanley - The Clinch Mountain Backstep
-Stanley Brothers and the Clinch Mountain Boys

Rainbow Quest Episode 19:

Sonia Malkine

Rainbow Quest Episode 21:

-Patrick Sky, Separation Blues
-The Pennywhistlers
-The Pennywhistlers - Portland Town
-Pete Seeger, Pat Sky, and the Pennywhistlers - No Sir No

Rainbow Quest Episode 23:

-Reverend Gary Davis - Oh Glory, How Happy I Am
-Reverend Gary Davis - Children of Zion
-Donovan and Shawn Phillips - Guinevere

Rainbow Quest Episode 25:

-Pete Seeger shows how to play "Skip to my Lou" on the banjo
-Mamou Cajun Band
-More with the The Cajun Band

Rainbow Quest Episode 34:

-Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Down by the Riverside
-Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Key to the Highway
-Pete Seeger with Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Cindy / Rock Island Line
-Pete Seeger with Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - In the Evening
-Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Easy Rider
-Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - I Couldn't Believe My Eyes
-Pete Seeger with Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee - Hootin' the Blues / When the Saints Go Marchin' In

Rainbow Quest Episode 36:

-Mississippi John Hurt - John Henry
-Mississippi John Hurt - Goodnight Irene
-Mississippi John Hurt - Lonesome Valley Blues

Rainbow Quest Episode 37:

Kim Loy Wong and the Hi-Landers Steel Band
-Herbert Levy

Rainbow Quest Episode 38:

-Buffy Sainte-Marie - Welcome, Welcome Emigrante
-Buffy Sainte-Marie - My Country 'Tis of Thy People You're Dying
-Buffy Sainte-Marie - Little Wheel Spin and Spin
-Buffy Sainte-Marie demonstrates the mouth bow
-Buffy Sainte-Marie & Pete Seeger - Cindy

Almost all the clips above labelled with correct episode number was uploaded by peglegsam. Nice Work.

Clips from episodes:

-Pete Seeger - Had I a Golden Thread
-June Carter and Johnny Cash with Pete Seeger -It Takes a Worried Man
-Johnny Cash - I am a Pilgrim
-Johnny Cash with June Carter and Pete Seeger -As Long as the Grass Shall Grow
-June Carter with Johnny Cash and Pete Seeger - I Am Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes

Johnny Cash's boots.

-Tom Paxton and Pete Seeger -Ramblin' Boy
-Tom Paxton - Buy A Gun For Your Son
-Tom Paxton - Beau John

-Judy Collins - Bob Dylans Dream
-Judy Collins - Turn Turn Turn
-Judy Collins - Russian Love Song
-Judy Collins - Will You Go Lassie Go
-Judy Collins - Daddy You've Been On My Mind

Clip added by BanjoMatthew
-Stanley Brothers - Single Girl, Married Girl (the embedded video above)

Saturday, April 21, 2007

The Stooges

"The reason I was really in it was to try to create a type of music that could explode me like a rocket out of the type of life that was planned for me."
The Stooges - The Weirdness, an online documentary. (via The Cartoonist)

Dance Fever!

The 70's were so weird. You could be a chubby middle-aged lady like Doris Roberts, and still get to judge a Disco contest, and say things like "I think they're full of ZEST! Very sexy!" You could have a last name like "Walmsley" and still be famous. And if you were Frank Zappa, you could give the worst dancers a 98, just because you're such a nice guy.

(Shamelessly cribbed from Beware of the Blog)

Nuts To You

Most kids have memories of pressing an ear to their bedroom door to try to catch the forbidden sounds of a “grown-ups” party. Maybe your (grand)parents were hip enough to own some raunchy party records, like Doug Clark & the Hot Nuts. They probably kept them hidden in the same place Dad kept his stag magazines--can’t have an album cover of Doug Clark flipping off the audience co-mingling with Lawrence Welk’s Christmas album and Alvin and the Chipmunks, now can we?

Naughty numbers such as “My Ding-a-ling” and “Ring Dang Doo” can barely command a PG rating anymore, but this stuff was pretty saucy, back in the day.

You can find more info about Doug Clark & the Hot Nuts, as well as downloads, here.

Having A Wonderful Time

Most postcards depict Chamber of Commerce-approved sights designed to entice potential travelers to exotic locales. Postkarten vom Franz provides fair warning of parts of the globe you may want to avoid. When Franz sends greetings, they’re from what appears to be a Turkish camel autopsy. Or a holiday panorama from a Dutch strip mall, where the sinister Sint Nicolaas and his leering henchman can only make Christmas nightmares come true.

Anyone up for a road trip?

Catching the Music

Catching the Music - a film by Jackson Frost and Stephen Wade (1987, 54 minutes, Color). "...Written in 1987 by Stephen Wade, creator of the long-running stage show Banjo Dancing, and produced by WETA’s Jackson Frost, Catching the Music explores a family of musicians tied together not by lines of kinship but by a continuing engagement with the music of the Southern five-string banjo. It begins with Wade who, early on, was drawn to its myriad sounds and its traditional repertory. He learned first from Fleming Brown, a teacher at Chicago’s Old Town School of Folk Music. From the start, Brown advised Wade to concentrate on great performances, advising him, above all, to 'find the people who know how to play the music.' This led Wade to Brown’s teacher, Doc Hopkins, an old-time WLS radio singer from Eastern Kentucky. In tracing Hopkins’ and Brown’s influences and inspirations, the film comes to explore other forebears, other practitioners who also share in the music. Their lessons, set in historical and cultural contexts, lie at the heart of this film."

the Last Days of Sodom and Gomorrah

the Big Fake