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Sunday, July 11, 2010

Ride That Slim Pony. Or Ride That Pony, Slim.

Maybe the average person doesn't want to own every existing version of Slim Gaillard performing "Chicken Rhythm", but I surely do. The owner of the blog offering Slim Gaillard Rides Again tried his best to talk me out of downloading it, but I just HAD to hear Sukiyaki Cha Cha and One Minute of Flamenco for Three Minutes. Don't you?

Messed Up

"I just can't resist when my lips go flippety-flop"?

So singeth Harold Burrage in his brilliantly stupid tune "Hot Dog and a Bottle of Pop". Learn it, sing it, live it.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Leprechaun Soul and the Jets

I've been posting "summer songs" over on my Tumblr and found this. I've always dug cross-cultural appropriation, whatever it may be, but this ... this ...

"with built-in scalp that LOOKS likes skin!"

"6 WIGS in ONE!"

Dorothy Ashby

I happened upon a nice collection of rare and unjustly forgotten jazz albums at Sun Ship, including a tasty set from jazz harpist Dorothy Ashby. Just perfect for your laid-back weekend enjoyment.

Funny Bone Tickle-ation

Too hip for Homer & Jethro? I thought not.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Why is James Chance So Misty-Eyed?

Is it because his Quiff has tuned into a Gibson Girl? Must be from all that contorting himself.

I watch this and all I can think is "Ow! My sciatica!"

I Put a Spell on Me

I Put a Spell on Me is a documentary about....c'mon, you know the answer.....Screamin' Jay Hawkins! I don't have an hour and 40 minutes to watch it all now, but it looks pretty interesting--since there are live concert clips, it'll be worth it.

Found by T. Tex Edwards at Get Dorked

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Zoe Keating Plays"Escape Artist"

more background info

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Scope out the Scopitones Tunes

We received a lovely gift here at PCL from Steve Crichton, who offered to send along a collection of Scopitone music MP3s for more portable listening. Surely a song such as Jody Miller's The Race Is On loses a great deal without the go-go girls and their horsy-tails, but trust me, you'll thank yourself for downloading this one next time "High Boots" comes up on your iPod and you break out into uncontrollable giggles.

Here's what Steve has to say about the collection:

Scoping The Tones

Merely listening to the eclectic variety of Scopitone songs offers no substitute for experiencing the campy cinematic masterpieces. Please be sure to view the corresponding films and seek their historical insignificance during your online adventures. Of course, some stereo
tracks are still available today, and you won't find them included.

However, if you would enjoy over an hour of out-of-print monophonic tunes that are slightly enhanced despite their vintage audio flaws, now is your chance to enjoy the glorious awfulness and genius. Sorry folks, these are just English Tones, and you may not recognize them without the typical Scopitone hiss! However, in light of the poor source recordings, these files may not be ideal for headphone scrutiny. Regardless, this collection is probably the best available and worth a listen if you're a fan.

Scopitones Rapidshare

Scopitones Megaupload

Introducing…Miss and Mr. Natural

"Keeps your Natural looking great!"


The world's deadliest fighter was a … hairdresser!

Over at Bob + Dusty's Whirl-A-Go-Go we're taking a somewhat less-than-in-depth look at legendary '60s/'70s karate champion/huckster — and yes, hairdresser — Count Danté.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Listen to Percy Trout tonight!

the Percy Trout hour


Monday Night (7-5-10)
8pm to 10pm EST-USA

WRFL 88.1fm
Lexington, KY


The Beach Girls and the Monster

uploaded by something weird

Sloppy Joe

Does this qualify as a failed dance craze?

THE FOLK CRUSADERS - 帰って来たヨッパライ _ ザ・フォーク・クルセダーズ

uploaded by hoochicoochiuploader

also listen to
老人と子供のポルカ(もひとつおまけに ザ・フォーククルセイダーズ

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Summer Means Fun!

And over at Vintage Sleaze, that means the Beach and Surf category.

U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!

I was on my way back from Eastern Ohio through Pennsylvania and just HAD to stop in at one or two of the many you-can-buy-fireworks-if-you're-not-from-here-so-you-can-burn-your-own-state-down fireworks stores and saw that the design standards had, erm, evolved somewhat capturing the zeitgeist with a 12"x12" cube of 36 shots or so of full color pyrotechnic chaos. Apologies for the shite pix - I'm waiting for my Droid......