Songoftheday

|July 18, 2012 | Found Sounds, New Orleans Music, Songoftheday

This 1963 recording isn’t elevator music, not quite – but it is definitely smoothed-out for the cocktail generation. Even so, you can tell that the man and his horn are from New Orleans.

Al Hirt : Night Theme

Al Hirt : Night Theme

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|July 18, 2012 | Found Images

Fengdu Ghost City

|July 17, 2012 | Found Images

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|July 17, 2012 | Found Images

J.R. says : ” I thought this was interesting. A year ago the building next to Capitol Records was torn down, and all the seeds that were under the concrete for 70 years have taken root. “

Butter / Television City Dream

|July 17, 2012 | Found Images, Found Sounds

As seen at 気に入ったもの。D.O.A.’s Joey shithead is pictured here holding one of his guitars, and not only is it quite a looker ( I’m partial to black finish/ gold hardware, as well as to the black/ gold scheme of Marshall amps ), but you can just tell the thing plays like butter. Want to touch.

Here, then, is a high point :

D.O.A. : The Prisoner

D.O.A. : The Prisoner

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|July 17, 2012 | Found Images

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|July 17, 2012 | Found Images

Sears Low Price

|July 16, 2012 | Found Images

Today, I was perusing a stack of newspapers from the 1950s and 60s. The papers were full of Sears ads, Sears ( two locations, Baronne at Common and Chef Menteur Hwy ) being the place where everybody used to buy everything, and I saw this :

I’ve long been a fan of the Sears amp-in-case ( I was just recording at Piety Street last and they had one, as well as a lot of other cool toys. I love Piety Street. ), and Silvertone guitars, although the ” how-to-play ” record’s a new one on me.

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|July 16, 2012 | Found Images

Concert

|July 16, 2012 | Found Images

From a great collection of photographs of The Who playing at the Kinetic Playground in Chicago on May 31, 1969. Jump, Pete, Jump! Also, if you’re looking for something to watch today, the making of Quadrophenia.

Safety In The Extreme

|July 16, 2012 | Video

As found by GEF. This is pretty goofy/funny, and as I am someone who experienced the 1994 Northridge earthquake, kind of profound to me as well.


Songoftheday

|July 15, 2012 | Found Sounds, Songoftheday

And today it rained like cats and goddamn dogs ( which is cool by me, as long as I know that my car’s on high ground – in case the pumps fail and the streets flood, which is a distinct possibility ), and I couldn’t listen to anything but Can. Future DaysEge BamyasiTago MagoSoundtracksMonster Movie. Repeat.

CAN : She Brings The Rain 

CAN : She Brings The Rain

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|July 15, 2012 | Found Images

Wow, that’s P. We obsessed over John Byrne-era X-Men and spent hours drawing comics. He was a much better artist than I was.

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|July 14, 2012 | Found Images

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|July 13, 2012 | Found Images

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|July 13, 2012 | Found Images

Riowang.

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|July 13, 2012 | Found Images

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Various And Sundry

|July 13, 2012 | Various And Sundry

* Murder In The Front Row : photos and stories of the 1980s Bay Area thrash metal scene.

 

* The contents of the golden records that were sent into space aboard the Voyager spacecraft in 1977. The Sounds Of Earth.

 

* The art of the dead.

 

* More thoughts about Last Days Here and Bobby Liebling. The Question Of Pain.

 

* Hellraising : a toast to Peter O’Toole.

 

* On board a real-life ghost train.

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