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Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Awful Truth: Cary Grant on LSD!

I underwent a series of controlled experiments with Lysergic Acid, a hallucinogenic chemical or drug known as LSD 25. Experiment is perhaps a misleading word; to most people it signifies patronization and objectivity. For my part I anxiously awaited their personal benefits that could be derived from the experiences, and was quite willing to be less than objective. Any man who experiments with something that cannot benefit himself, or add to his happiness, and that of his fellow man in turn, is a fool and a menace to society. I’ve heard that a man here and there died during LSD25 sessions; but then I’ve heard that men died during poker games and while watching horse racing; but that didn’t seem to stop such occupations. Those men might have died anywhere while doing anything. Men have also died testing airplanes and parachutes, vaccines and common cold cures. In attempting to traverse the next step into progress and knowledge, men have always died. But there is a difference between the man who knows what he’s about with a high-powered airplane, and an idiot who puts wings on a bicycle and takes off from the edge of Niagra Falls.

LSD 25 is a psychic energizer and the exact opposite in reaction to the addictive drugs and opiates. Indeed, Seconal, or similar sedative, is usually given as an antidote, to quell and offset the effects of LSD 25, if necessary. The action of the chemical releases the subconscious so that it becomes apparent to yourself. So that you can see what transpires in the depth of you mind — and what goes on there you wouldn’t believe, ladies and gentlemen — and learn which misconceptions, guilts and fears, with their resultant repressions, inhibitions and insecurities, have formed the pattern for your past behavior. A successively recurring pattern since childhood.

The feeling is that of an unmarshaling of the thoughts as you’ve customarily associated them. The lessening of conscious control, similar to the mental process which takes place when we dream. For example, when you’re asleep and your mind no longer concerned with matters and activities of the day, your subconscious often brings itself to your attention by dreaming. With conscious controls relaxed, those thoughts buried deep inside begin to come to the surface in the form of dreams. These dreams, since they appear to us in symbolic guise, are fantasies and, if you will accept the reasoning, could be classified as hallucinations. Such fantasies, or hallucinations, are inside every one of us, waiting to be released, aired and understood. Dreams are really the emotions that we find ourselves reluctant to examine, think about, or meditate upon, while conscious.

From his autobiography, chapter 14.

I Rock

I Rock, you all know that, but Henry Fiat's Open Sore's new video rocks too. And is a good way to clean up the mess from our (read: our Swedish) gold-booted past.

Uploaded by LugerVideoDept

God Loves the Swedes

....or else He wouldn't have seen fit to make the gold-booted Herreys winners of Eurovision 1984 for their peppy version of "Diggi-loo Diggi-ley".

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

The Good Soldier Švejk

Malick Sidibé

'A Yé-Yé Posing', 1963
Click image for enlargement at source.

'Friends of the Spanish', 1968
Click image for enlargement at source.

Malick Sidibé, photographs and an interview. (via Conscientious)

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Super Fizz Sugar Pop
from all over the Globe.

Download another show from the Archives.
This one from July 28, 2008:

Part One

Part Two

Mix: Can You Hear The Grass Grow?

Shake Sauvage gives us another mix with the summer breeze.

To Ride A White Horse

To Ride A White Horse, composed and conducted by Sven Libaek (see IMDb entry for the movie).
Available thanks to Pecks Spet Rips.

Go Go Power

Turn up the volume.
(via Funky16Corners, read about Sugar Pie DeSanto and this fiery track there)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Les Brown & The Super Sounds of Renown

" ... Big Band star Les Brown’s long career had already included such highlights as giving Doris Day her big break, backing up Buddy Love in Jerry Lewis’ “The Nutty Professor,” serving as musical director for both the Steve Allen and Dean Martin television shows and accompanying Bob Hope on his tours in Vietnam. But for his 1972 album on the Daybreak label, Les Brown attempted what he called “the most radical change of musical direction we’ve ever taken.” Into its marvelous pop art jacket, Brown packs “New Horizons” with enough funky Beatles, bossa, Carole King and Jesus Christ Superstar vibes to achieve an effect which, according to the liner notes, “reflects the conflicts and stresses of the 1970’s as no other act on record has succeeded in doing.” ..."
Les Brown & The Super Sounds of Renown - “New Horizons” is available and nicely presented by Mr. Bostrom over at his Bostworld.


Probe is Turning-on the People! is all giddyap, cowboy! [session 219]

How's it go? I don't know.

Originally uploaded by PopKulture

I'm not sure what sort of activities one can indulge in with the Pat Boone activity book, maybe brushing tiny motes of the filth of humanity off his white duck shoes or having your retinas seared by his alarmlingly sparkly teeth. Here's some "Wang Dang Taffy Apple Tango Mambo Cha Cha Cha How's It Go I Don't Know" for you to listen to while you contemplate.


Monday, July 28, 2008

Seek and Destroy

Pedal Up

Roland Kirk with McCoy Tyner, Stanley Clarke and Lenny White - "Pedal Up", 1975 (pesented by Quincy Jones at DownBeat Poll Winners Concert)

From: lechacalnoir

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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Summer Fun, Child Safety and Astronauts With Bat Guano

As Mr. Guano headed for his car to go to the radio station, he saw a childhood drama being played out at the end of his driveway. Not wanting to back over the children who refused to stop throwing crap at a little teddy bear they’d thrown into his tree, Mr. Guano decided to resolve the situation by climbing a wobbly ladder placed in the middle of the street and waving a huge heavy board in the air as the children scampered below (plus one other child on rollerblades waving two sharpened sticks around for balance)...

Mr. Guano has this all recorded as part of the three-hour MP3 SwaG! action here.

Grimmy Out of Control

The Weird-Ohs were a series of wildly popular models kits in the mid 1960s that were pretty much a homage (OK, ripoff) to the artwork of Big Daddy Roth. The music on the album (found at Tobaldolang's House of Music) is your garden variety surfer stuff, probably written and produced in an afternoon's time to cash in on the Weird-Ohs fad before it died out.
You can find cleaner copies online of the album cover of "The Sounds of the Weird-Ohs", but I like this one, scratched up, worn, and held together by masking tape--surely because it was thrown across the room many times at a pesky little brother's head.

Wrong Side of the Art

Wrong Side of the Art: a weblog "originally made as an easy access page to view/manage my collection of movie posters specializing in cult/horror/exploitation/B/sci-fi and basically any other genre to which one may refer as 'shit'."

Man, that's some good 'shit'!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Vintage Decals

A recent stop at Kitschy Kitschy Koo led me to a great collection of vintage souvenir decals. All the graphics are amazing, I wanted to copy them all to show here.

And if you're dying to have one of these beauties on your car windshield, you can buy decal paper and print any of these images off on your printer at home.

Friday, July 25, 2008

yard sale pix

Fidel's Album Cover of the Week

I don't even have to tell you where I found this swell album cover, it's got Fidel's Eyeglasses all over it. Before I tell you how happy I am to have found there a copy of Beny Moré's "Bonito y Sabroso" which is, actually, both bonito AND sabroso, not to mention other bonitas musicas Cubanos I'm afraid I have to whine about blogs that offer music that are tagged "Track 1" etc. and require you, meaning ME to type in all the names of the songs, a true challenge what with our/my elementary grasp of the Spanish language and all. So.....yeah. And I'm sure someone out there will offer the same sage advice that Mr. Baikinange offered, which is "now, if you had an iPhone, all you'd have to do is wave it at the music and it magically tags all your songs and massages your gums and says 'there, there' in a sympathetic voice to all your problems." Or at least I think that's what he told me.

The Restoration of Me

Disney artist, Kevin Kidney, has posted an excellent collection of photos showing the restoration process of my namesake, the Mr. Bali Hai carving outside the Bali Hai Restaurant in Whale's Vagina, California.

[Link: Mr. Bali Hai's Restoration]

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Is This Like Naked Nancy Sinatra?

I mean taking chances in the prime of your career. (I knew "Naked Nacy Sinatra would garner some interest) Like when a country singer (think Johnny Cash) gets old & they sign up to get Rick Rubinified (which is a schtick I believe any PCLer could do) and commences a-singin' "edgy" material fer which they woulda got thar asses kicked up one side o' Texas and down t'other when they were younger. Why the hell is country music a vegasmullet wasteland? Why does a country singer have to be looking into the face of oblivion before they will do cool music? They hold a quintessential idiom within which to work! Why? WHY?!?!?

Ha! I really don't care....just ranting for sport.....

Link at pic

Tarantino's Bambi Tragedy

Quentin Tarantino tells a story about the first time he heard the story of BAMBI at TCM.com - kinda tangentially related to all the "my first visit to the movies" posts, but really, tangentially....sorry no embed available:

"Whatta Scoop!"

"My First Visit to the Movies", by Splogman

Splogman aka Jan T., Splogman's World and several other projects and blogs (and PCL contributor!):

"Writing about my first visit to the movies is difficult, because I'm not certain anymore when (somewhere round 1970), where (Amsterdam or Utrecht?) and which movie that might have been. I do remember that those visits were very exciting indeed and that there was a lot of anticipation involved.
I do remember that the first time it took me a while to understand that the introductional cartoon that we saw wasn't the main movie.
I do remember the strange shocking sensation when the movie was over: suddenly the lights went on and a door down in the left corner next to the big screen was opened to let us out into a world that now had become alien to me, a world that had no awareness of what had happened inside the theatre.
I do remember that the all the movies I saw in a movie-theatre as a kid were Disney classics: Peter Pan (which is most likely to have been the very first), Alice in Wonderland, Snow White and most of all: Jungle Book!
The idea of living in the jungle, free from school, church and other obligations and having animals as friends with whom you could actually talk appealed to me very much. That's why I also liked Tarzan. I didn't see Tarzan in one of the cinemas in the big city, but in the village hall where the Roman Catholic Workers Union organized cinema afternoons for the children of it's members, with old black and white movies that weren't necessarily fun to watch, at least not in my opinion. I remember being heavily disappointed and bored to death when they showed yet another western and not an adventure of my hero Johnny Weismuller. Judging from the trailers on youtube I must at least have seen: Tarzan's Secret Treasure and Tarzan Triumphs.

Trailer - Tarzan Triumphs (1943):

Clip added by pwgr2000

It's only now that I realize that they really showed us really old movies. Naturally we weren't aware of that as 10 year olds back in 1974.

Back to Disneyland: my parents bought these 33,3 rpm singles with a picture book for us of every movie we saw. On side A you could hear the story, interrupted by the sound of windchimes as a sign to turn the page of the book. On side B there were two songs from the movie, sung in Dutch accompanied by the original orchestra soundtrack. My little brother and I played those over and over and over ... I guess there most have been lots of other language versions. I'm trying hard to retrieve those little books, for my own fell apart completely and were thrown away over years.

I still know these translated songs by heart and it was a shock to me when I found out that at some point the Dutch version of my alltime favourites "The Bare Necessities" and "I wanna be like you" had been replaced by completely different renditions, so children of today don't know "my" versions anymore. I can see why they made new recordings, but I still don't understand why they had to replace the lyrics. "I am Balu, the brown bear, a very thick and lazy bear" became "What you can learn from bears, can learn from real bears". I mean, one can overdo education...

So here are the Dutch versions as they should be: "
Or downlod these 2 songs here: 1, 2.

--Jan Turkenburg aka Splogman--

Note: Click label: "My First Visit to the Movies", to read more first-movie-stories.

Amazing Record Collection Shared

This dude is in the process of uploading over 3,600 of his 78 recordings for your enjoyment. He's currently linked up over 2,400 titles and has included a searchable ACCESS database.
Want obscure?
Bunk Johnson, The Utica Institute Jubilee Singers, The Castlewood Marimba Band.
More traditional?
Jimmy Rogers, Dizzy Gillespie or Artie Shaw
Totally whacked?
Gayla Peevey doing "I Want A Hippopotamus For Christmas" or Oscar Qualm doing duck calls

It's all here and much, much more. A goldmine.
Found at the always entertaining Bifurcated Rivets

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Dan Satch & the Professional Atomic '8' Dance Band

The name of the band would be enough for me, but there's music too. Dan Satch was a Nigerian trumpet player who recorded with some West African dance bands before forming his own band in 1962. For my money, the music sounds like Highlife musicians playing a calypso version of Ornette's "Lonely Woman" ever so slightly out of tune, but maybe it'll conjure up other images in your mind. Take a listen for yourself at Likembe.

David Russell Talbott

The cast and crew of Howard Hughes' movie, "The Conqueror", are exposed to radiation while filming in the Utah desert. Twenty five years later, over half of them had contracted cancer.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

A Day With Guano

Two WIDR listeners got the chance to spend a day -- two hours in Guano time -- with Bat Guano for last week’s SwaG!. They got to say “hello” to their friends in Radio Land! They got to pick the music played on SwaG!! They made Mr. Guano die a little inside by making him play Bread!

They also had him play groovy music as well. Listen to the first two hours to hear the hijinx! Listen to the last hour to hear the usual crap Mr. Guano plays on every other SwaG!.

Maybe you would like to spend time with Mr. Guano...

Go see what the hell this is all about, and listen to three hours of Midwestern non-commercial freeform unprofessional radio.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Five Finger Discount

While looking for a good Tempest Storm image, I accidentally found some completist weirdness: For The Love Of Opera Gloves It's all about...you guessed it. But the really cool thing is their index is open (or whatever you call that) for short-circuiting the eyeballing of a treasure trove of images dedicated to this particular accessory.

Stripper Jerky

Tempest Storm is still at it - at 80. Story at CNN Via Geekologie



Sunday, July 20, 2008

Alphabet Song

The 2nd clip is from The Forbidden Zone, one of my favorite movies EVAR.

Finally! One Step Beyond - The Sacred Mushroom

I'm convinced- don't die and what you are looking for will appear on the internet. I had this on a VHS, and lent it to a friend who probably could find it now, but the protocol of getting it back (it has been many years) is a little weird with the passing of years and whatnot. As regards the "don't die" end of it no one has posted it and one cannot buy it.

It's One Step Beyond - The Sacred Mushroom in it's entirety on YouTube. I haven't seen it years, but John Newland actually consumes psychedelic mushrooms under the guidance of Dr. Andrija Puharich and has a gigantic - I mean gigantic - strobe light put about an inch from his face while he's peaking.

Pretty amazing stuff from a show that regularly dramatized ghostly encounters. Enjoy.

Open the Door, Richard

Tenor sax man Jack McVea had a huge novelty hit in 1947 with "Open the Door Richard", based on a routine made popular in the black vaudeville (AKA "chitlin") circuit by the comedy team of Dusty Fletcher and John Mason. The story is, the whole band goes out celebratin' and inebriatin', Richard goes home early with the only key to the house, and the efforts to rouse him wake the entire neighborhood. Once the tune started taking off, the song was quickly covered by many others, including Louis Jordan, Tommy Dorsey's Pied Pipers, and Count Basie. Seven versions of the song landed in the top 10 on the music charts in that year alone, McVea's only reaching number 4.
Oddly, the only place I can find (what I believe to be) the McVea original is on the soundtrack to the 2000 version of "Lolita" (amid original music by Ennio Morricone). The version I know and love apparently was a much later remake--the one I found at BeBop Wino wasn't the exact re-recording I was looking for, though there are some other great R & B tunes which make it worthwhile to grab. A couple of other killer McVea numbers are included on an album offered on Twilightzone, but my mid-fifties remake of "Open the Door Richard" still eludes me. Can anyone help? In the other two, Jack shouts to an angry neighbor, "Yes it's me, and I'm late again".....in MY version it's "Yes, it's me, and I'm drunk again...I'm gonna stay this way as long as someone else is buying."

Friday, July 18, 2008

Nise Tatooos

A cool but short collection of misspelled tattoos at the L Magazine


I'm Learning to Share enlightens us on things you never thought about.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Pat Mustard Theme

Those of you who are not Father Ted fans can avert your eyes and move on ahead (and if you are NOT a Father Ted fan, then what is wrong with you?). The rest of you may want to get my latest library music downloads which include a song by Syd Dale called "Penthouse Suite" which you can hear in the clip above as the Pat Mustard theme! Brilliant.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Deviled Eggs and Ham

Another SwaG! radio program download...

Bat Guano doesn’t seem to notice that SwaG! can be an uncomfortable mix of the artsy, the stupid, and the dark and evil.

Last week’s SwaG! broadcast, in the gooey center of Green Slime, had a heart of noir based around a track from the new Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and one from Gallon Drunk, a band that tried hard to be a more-rockin’ Bad Seeds. Then some guy wanted to hear Terminal Cheesecake., the British Butthole Surfers. Mr Guano had no TC, so he included BS in the mix, then went for dark ‘80s weirdness of Sonic Youth and Bongwater. And then the primitive Old Time Relijun. Captain Beefheart. Cheap Trick. Dictators. Ramones. Dogbowl. And jazz...

Continue here, where Mr. Guano talks to The Devil, and we finally give you the linx to the actual sound of the actual radio program.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

If I Had a Screwdriver ...

... I'd drink it in the morning!

I'm going to see Debbie Reynolds Saturday nite. No joke.

PS. You guys were right - Debbie was fantastic! She totally gets it.

Earth and Fire - Ruby is the one

Alaf has added a new Earth and Fire video to his collection.

Update: You can find more videos of Earth and Fire (also from the eighties, when styles changed dramatically) here.

see also earthandfire.info

Elis Regia & Tom Jobim - Águas de Março

I've heard the song before, but this video of them recording it is cute.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Daniel Krall

Daniel Krall, great illustrator. More work can be found in his portfolios. (via Percy Trout)

All About Radiation

"This book’s title,"All About Radiation", is a bit misleading because in addition to a lot of spurious text on "radiation," the author devotes a fair amount of space to trumpeting the wonders of Scientology. But since the author in question is L. Ron Hubbard, a healthy dose of Scientological proselytizing is to be expected. And, to be fair, Hubbard’s misguided ramblings about radiation are about as coherent as his bizarre assertions on the powers of Scientology, so the book is fairly well balanced in its incoherence. ..."
On pages 91 through 93 Hubbard boasts that Scientology is "leading" in the development of a chemical to deal with the harmful effects of radiation. The formula for this "wonder" drug dubbed "Dianazene" is as follows and should be taken, Hubbard advises, daily with milk and chocolate:

200 mg. of Nictonic Acid

10 grains of Iron Ferrous Gluconate

25 mg. of Vitamin B

150 mg. of Vitamin B2-Riboflavin

200 to 500 mg. of Vitamin C-Ascorbic Acid

25 to 35 grains of Dicalcium Phosphate

Not only does Dianazene "run out" radiation, Hubbard states, “it also proofs a person up against radiation to a degree.” And if that weren’t enough, Hubbard adds, "it also turns on and runs out incipient cancer." Wow. ..."

Find out more about this book over at Conelrad Read Alert.

Thou Art Fucking Dead

Click screen cap above to watch Ladyscraper - "Thou Art Fucking Dead" (via great post on "visual" jazz at MeFi)
Or watch it at YouTube.
Note: Not for those who have epilepsy or suffer from epileptic attacks - nor for them who hate noise and modern artyness.

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Eyesore: A Stab At The Residents, the 1996 tribute album to The Residents. Available thanks to WFMU's Beware of the Blog!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Up, up and away...

Tura Satana


1986 ad for the Episcopal Church, from “The Real Men and Women of Madison Avenue” exhibition.
Read more over at Ugly Doggy. (Thanks Sandra!)

Scott Wade's Dirty Car Art Gallery

Gal and a Gorilla

Click handsome couple above for a two page spread over at Gorilla Men.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

"My First Visit to the Movies", by Sebastian

Sebastian aka Mr. Dante Fontana, PCL Contributor:

"As for us kids brought up on the countryside - (in my case: on an old farm my parents took over in 1970 to live the green and back-to-nature life many were aspiring for those days) far from cities, super markets and the fruits of the commercial society – going to see a movie at the cinemas were so much more than just that. It was an adventure out of proportions. It meant going to the big city, Lund.
My grand-mom and other relatives from my dads family resided in Lund, so going to Lund almost always meant sleeping over.
Now I know Lund is not a very big city. Not even by swedish standards. But it is a city. With an impressive cathedral and a pompous and pulsating university its centre definitely has an air of big cityness. And for us country kids it was probably even more so.
”McDonalds!”, I could hear myself saying as we we’re driving into the city. But not loud. I wouldn’t want my parents to hear me take such a foul word into my mouth, which of course now was already watering.

So my memories of my first visits to the movies are entwined with alot of other feelings and many other ”my first” experiences.
Somewhere between 1974-1976 I was taken to the cinemas for the first time.
I know I went with my dad to see a Tarzan matinee - I also know I saw Flåklypa Grand Prix and a Lucky Luke matinee around that same period of time.
But these are all experiences I can’t remember much of.

So my first vivid cine-memories are the Olle Hellbom adaption of Astrid Lindgren’s ”Bröderna Lejonhjärta” (aka ” The Brothers Lionheart”) and Martin Rosen’s animated ”Watership Down”.
Both these movies touched my nine year old soul. Both movies scared the shit out of me. I guess that these movies were the first two to confront me with the concept of true evil in life – despite (or thanks to) the fact that both of the stories are fantasy tales in made-up worlds.
At the age of nine I was very aware of death. I knew people could die. But what I think these two movies made me realize was that there are forces and instincts somewhere in the human body which moderated the wrong way actually can make you want to hurt or take the power of someone else.
These experiences and feelings were of course not all good. But they made me open my eyes.

The scene in ”Bröderna Lejonhjärta” where Katla, the dragon, comes crawling up over the hill still makes my blood cold (actually I never saw the full scene the first time. I remember telling my mom I needed to go pee when the first sound of Katla reached my ears. And I made sure to stay in the restrooms long enough …).

Clip uploaded by mongosen

I don’t know if we went to McDonald’s after ”Bröderna Lejonhjärta”. But I was quite sure my parents were right. They serve death."

--Sebastian aka mrdantefontana--

Note: Click label: "My First Visit to the Movies", to read more first-movie-stories.

Superbomba Flickr Set

Very fresh stuff from superbomba at her Flickr site.