Monday, August 24, 2009

so I shoved it into Race

Much as people shamelessly quote The Simpsons and Monty Python, folks back in my long ago youth and far off corner of the sticks were still quoting lines from early 60s comedy records by Brother Dave Gardner.

Now you can be funny that way too (tragically passé and marginalized), thanks to Schadenfreudian Therapy.

Lapsing now into lazy/lame comparisonspeak: Imagine if Jonathan Winters, Lord Buckley and the wraith of Walt Whitman met in a smoke-filled green room thereby creating a wormhole from which a strange otherworldly dude came through to skat, and otherwise sing & speak in numerous over-the-top voices.

This dude would be Brother Dave.

But I'm overselling it. Go on, kick thy own self . . .

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

in a full bird Trans Am to Valhalla, Mississippi

An old friend just sent me this obit for Memphis music maker/record producer Jim Dickinson.

If in no mood for the greatest craziest damn music cranking from the Jensen coaxials of post-life, one might rejoin the living in the least likely of ways: via cell.

Mobile soundscapes, that is, presented by the good folks at Disquiet.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

mother of Freud

courtesy Prionyx

Another long lost, tho' somewhat more fractured, bit of my cathode youth . . .

Maybe seen as the late late late show in early school (or pre-school) days, Freud: The Secret Passion stars the likes of Montgomery Clift, Susan Kohner, Susannah York and David McCallum.

Complete with Portuguese subtitles. Dig it.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Just In Time--Rebby Sharp

The embed of this lovely, long ago song comes courtesy La Folie Du Jour, where there's showcased a whole mess of Rebby Sharp, solo and with the Orthotonics.

Indeed, it seems the Orthotonics are having a reunion show on 12 September 2009 . . .

courtesy globalmojo

Were I in Richmond VA mid-September, well . . .

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

film shot from Apollo 11

courtesy NASA Images

Lots of cool images shot from different mission POVs--the lunar module docking, landing on the moon, moonwalks and so on.

Since the film's a hour and a half long, the thumbnails page gives an good overview and quicker access to sections of interest.

Monday, August 3, 2009