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Rahsaan Roland Kirk

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"Multi-instrumentalist" was the term for Rahsaan Roland Kirk. But generally the term does not refer to simultaneous playing.



Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Mar 27, 2015 | Comments (9)
Category: Eccentrics, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, Music, 1960's

Steal This Record!



What other ethical choice do you have, if you support Barbara Dane's point of view?

I do feel sorry for her husband, though, working in the coal mine without any shoes. Ouch!

Still, if you insist on purchasing this CD and supporting the vile capitalist system, the link is below.

Rocky Roberts



This video offers a perfect pairing of weird personalities.

Rocky Roberts, a black man from the USA, once a boxer, who became a pop star, but only in Europe.

Jayne Mansfield, dancing and uttering the line, "My ears directed my body toward the sound." 'Nuff said.

More coverage below.

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Original article here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Mar 12, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Movies, Music, Sex Symbols, 1960's, Dance, Europe

Follies of the Madmen #243


Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Mar 10, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Music, Toys, 1960's

Jet-Propelled Papa



Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Mar 09, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Music, Technology, Science Fiction, 1940's

Typing to Music



Posted By: Paul | Date: Tue Mar 03, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Music, Performance Art, Appliances, 1930's

Gene Vincent’s FLEA BRAIN



"If she wasn't good-looking, she'd be better off dead."
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Feb 23, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Beauty, Ugliness and Other Aesthetic Issues, Insects, Music, 1950's, Brain Damage

Drive-In Opera

Back in 1989, the Norwegian National Opera staged the world's first (and only?) "drive-in opera" with a performance of the Barber of Seville broadcast live on a 225-square-foot movie screen in downtown Oslo. The idea was that people could watch the performance from their cars. This was supposed to be a way to bring opera to the masses, to let people know that "opera can be fun."

However, the event didn't go quite as planned since the Norwegian audience wasn't quite clear on the "drive-in" concept. Most of them showed up on foot. And many of the cars that did show up parked facing away from the screen. More info at AP News Archive.

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Feb 22, 2015 | Comments (7)
Category: Music, Theater and Stage, 1980's

“Nice Girls Don’t Stay for Breakfast”



Some post-orgasmic singing from an era when sexual mores were in flux.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Feb 15, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Etiquette and Formal Behavior, Food, Music, Sex Symbols, 1960's

Bad Album Art, Bad Music



Caution: a few swears and some static (ie, not in motion) nudity.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Feb 04, 2015 | Comments (8)
Category: Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Music
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