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Oodles of Boodle and Batches of Scratch



Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri May 29, 2015 | Comments (0)
Category: Music, 1950's, Slang

Hippie Wisdom from Donald Sutherland and Rod McKuen





Mad Men is over. But you can still savor that era with lots of videos such as these two.

Is that the actress's real voice?

Forbidden Zone



Full background here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri May 15, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Movies, Music, Pop Art, Surrealism, 1980's, Parody

Music-Impregnated Milk

In this 1910 experiment, nine musicians played the "Blue Danube" waltz and other selections while farm hands milked 61 Jerseys and Holsteins.

The result: "The music calmed the nerves of the cows and their udders let down all the milk in them." Also, this milk "tasted better and had a more happy effect upon the drinkers than the milk served which had not been 'music impregnated.'"

Why aren't the upscale food stores of today (like Whole Foods) selling music-impregnated milk? I'm sure there are people who would spend the extra money for it.


Source: The Louisiana Comrade - Aug 26, 1910; also printed in the Red Lake Falls Gazette (1910).
Posted By: Alex | Date: Sat May 09, 2015 | Comments (3)
Category: Animals, Food, Music, Experiments

The Gospel Singing Jubilee



Those suits! Those hair-dos! Those pop arrangements of venerable tunes! It's Lawrence Welk for Bible-thumpers.

Some background.

Three more segments below the jump, and even more on YouTube..

More >>
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Apr 16, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Kitsch and Collectibles, Music, Religion, Television, 1960's, 1970's

Pink Panther Punk

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More info here.

Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Apr 01, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Music, Children, Cartoons, 1980's, Parody

Lady is a tramp

Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Mar 29, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Music, Video

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
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