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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Brillo Tells Your Fortune

Of all the household products we could trust to help us divine our fate, I think we would all have to agree that the first choice would surely be BRILLO. This Depression-era booklet spells out how a simple deck of cards can predict your future, which surely includes lots of time spent admiring your image in pots glowing with that high-gloss BRILLO shine.

In the half-awake state that I found this article, I read the line in the ad below as "no biting alkies" and immediately had this image of 1930s era women forced to hire cranky alcoholic hoboes to do the heavy scrubbing of their pots -- before Brillo came along to save the day. I believe I'll go make more coffee now.

Perestroika Be Damned

Float like a butterfly, sting like a proletarian.

Another grab from coisas do arco da velha

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Fun Boy Three with Bananarama - It Ain't What You Do - It's The Way That You Do It

Fun Boy Three with Bananarama - It Ain't What You Do - It's The Way That You Do It (Flash Video 02:52). Number 5 in the UK 30 years ago this week. Thank you SB.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

My New Video: .3g2 - It's 2012 already!!

Raja Yoga Meets Dubstep in the lights.

California School of Artistic Whistling

California School of Artistic Whistling
Originally uploaded by Namey McNamerson

West Coasters, take heed, here is an advanced degree for you to seek should you want to improve the world.

Mejora Masculina

Tengo un pequeño pecker

Thanks Bifurcated Rivets

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Manley Aristocrat

Ignore the video's technical issues and enjoy the images of a classic 1940s vintage popcorn machine that was used for many years in a small town movie theater by the legendary (locally, at least) "Popcorn Lady". The Artcraft Theatre still shows vintage movies (on 35mm by a real projectionist), so if you ever find yourself driving between Louisville and Indianapolis some weekend, get off the highway at exit 90 and enjoy the show.

More info about the Manley Aristocrat popcorn machine-- and vintage manuals, popcorn boxes, and other popcorn machine history-- can be found here.

The Kim Sisters

From wikipedia:
The Kim Sisters was a South Korean female trio who made their career in U.S. during 1950s and 60s. They were Sue (Sook-ja), Aija (Ai-ja) and their cousin Mia Kim. Sue and Aija were two of seven children of Kim Hae-song, a classical music conductor, and Lee Nan-young, one of Korea's most famous singers before the Korean War, perhaps best known for "the Tears of Mokpo." Mia's father was Lee Bong-ryong, a musician as well.

The sisters arrived in Las Vegas in 1959 and first performed at the Thunderbird Hotel, where producer Tom Ball did a show with Asian artists. Their successful performances at the Thunderbird led them to the Stardust where Ed Sullivan saw the trio and invited the sisters to perform on his show. The sisters performed on the Ed Sullivan show more than 22 times.

Friday, March 23, 2012

"the hunt" by Juan & Junior

From Spanish wikipedia:

Juan Ignacio Pardo Suarez (1942, Palma de Mallorca) and Antonio Morales Barreto "Junior" (1943, Philippines).

They started their career in Los Pekenikes and Brincos in the 60's. In February 1967 they formed the duo John and Junior. Their discography is short (only 6 singles) but full of successes.

In 1968 be responsible for composing the entire soundtrack and songs from the movie A dos niñas, directed by Luis Lucia Mingarro and starring Marisol and Palomo Linares.

One day John, in the absence of Junior tried to correct a recording of John's voice with his own. This was the end of the duo. They continued as solo artists.

Karel Gott - "Rot und schwarz" (Paint it Black, 1969)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Lee Towers - I can see clearly now (Dutch "Gala of the year" 1988)

Okay, this isn't Heino, but I hope I can get away with it just this one time ...

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

I Can See It Clearly Now

I wish I lived on "Happiness Island"...
be sure to check this one out, too.


I found this by accident, while looking for another Pierre Noel song. No, really. (audio only)

Monday, March 19, 2012

David Byrne - Sessions at West 54th Street

David Byrne - Sessions at West 54th Street
Sony Music Studios, New York, NY 10.13.98

After seeing this I am sooo going to hunt for this dvd! (if there is any...) Does anybody have more info on this? I am curious about the line up for instance. (Who's that girl?!!!!)

Meanwhile I've converted and numbered all the vids for you to watch and download.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Swingle Singers - River Man

The Swingle Singers doing a cover of Nick Drake's River Man.
(Included in their 2009 Album "Ferris Wheel")

Crippled Masters

In recognition of Disabilities Awareness Month I thought I'd share this clip from the epic, The Crippled Masters.

"Two crippled brothers, one indestructible force. Revenge against all odds."


Saturday, March 17, 2012

The Siberian Jew's Harp.

"Sakha Yakhut Turks" as performed by Ayarkhaan, the vocal and khomus performing female troupe from Yakutia.

Thanks to Joachim Tevebring.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Ernest Tubb: Tommy's Doll

(audio only, in all its glory!)

Thanks, T.Tex

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

War of the Worlds Trailer 1953

A classic!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Listen to the Percy Trout hour Monday night!

the Percy Trout hour

Monday Night (3-12-12)
8pm to 10pm EST-USA

WRFL 88.1fm
Lexington, KY


Saturday, March 10, 2012

The Dovells / Mope-Itty Mope Stomp (1962)

From Wiki: The Dovells were an American music group, formed at Overbrook High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1957, under the name 'The Brooktones'. The members were Arnie Silver, Mark Gordesky, Len Borisoff (better known as Len Barry), Jerry Gross, Mike Freda and Jim Mealey (alias Danny Brooks). Their first single was "No, No, No", which was a minor local hit for The Brooktones, who soon broke up. Summers and Dennis left the group, forming The Gems with Mark Stevens and Alan Horowitz in 1960. The remaining Brooktones signed to the Parkway record label and added Jerry Serlen and William Shunkwiler to the group, while changing the band's name to The Dovells.

Their first hit was "Bristol Stomp", a dance song with the lead vocal actually sung by Matthew Cavallaro,[dubious – discuss] a short time member forced to leave the band due to military obligations. This was followed by the similar hit "Do the New Continental" (featured in the John Waters movie Hairspray for a minute). "Bristol Stomp" sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. They appeared performing both songs in the Chubby Checker movie Don't Knock The Twist in 1961. They released a series of singles over the next few years. These included "You Can't Sit Down", a #3 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1963. Len Borisoff left in 1965 for a solo career under the name Len Barry. The high point of his solo career was "1-2-3" in 1965.

The Dovells continued as a trio, and recorded as The Magistrates for MGM in 1968. As the Magistrates they recorded the chart hit "Here Comes the Judge," taking advantage of the popularity of the skit of the TV show Laugh-In.

Monday, March 05, 2012

The Black Gestapo

Tasteless "Wacka-Chikka" delight

Found at: Dial-A-Nihilist

(Adult) Fairy Tales 1978

Sexy funk from Andrew Bellings score to the 1978 movie (Adult) Fairy Tales.

Angela Aames (better known as "Boom Boom Bangs" from the movie H.O.T.S.) as "Bo Peep"

Sunday, March 04, 2012

But is it art?

Authentically found and intentionally altered album cover art at Deface Value.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

No No Sheriff - Emly Starr

more info at splogman.com

The LSD leaked into his hair....

Friday, March 02, 2012

Patrick Allenbach, Dorus, Kralingen etc...

Taken from splogman.com

At the moment I spent most of my spare time digitizing records, taking pictures of sleeves and ... what's the english word ... retoucher ... restoring, yes! I'm not sure what the use is apart from me having a lot of home-ripped digital music and being able to throw or give away most of it. I have a lot of second hand penny-worth albums waiting to be processed, not to mention five shoe boxes of weird singles, flexi discs etc... Readers Digest has produced a lot of flexi discs, promoting their collections of "best of" boxes. In the Netherlands it was mostly Willem Duys who recently passed away who presented them (I have to listen and digitize a lot of those yet...) and appearently for the French speaking community it was Patrick Allenbach.

I've noticed that playing flexidiscs wet [demineralized water of course) enhances the sound quality enormously. So that's standard procedure.

And last but not least for today: Dorus [Tom Manders] song 'popfestival' (and hashish, I feel it's important to mention that to enhance it's appeal to you)

The song describes the Kralingen Popfestival, in Rotterdam 1970, inspired by the one in Woodstock.

Squallor - Bla Bla Bla (Je T'Aime...) (1974)

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Thursday, March 01, 2012

Behold The Hammer

Good grief.....