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May 25, 2016

Jackety Jack



Your language lesson for the day.

Posted By: Paul - Wed May 25, 2016 - Comments (4)
Category: Languages, Music, 1950's

May 5, 2016

Frances Baskerville - The Singing Psychic

Frances Baskerville (1944-2009) of Dallas, Texas was involved in an accident in which an 18-wheel lumber truck backed into her car, while she was waiting outside a beauty parlor. The lumber crashed through the roof of the car, almost killing her. But it also caused her to have an out-of-body experience, and after that experience, she said, she had psychic abilities.

Being a country-and-western fan, she chose to sing her predictions. For instance, in 1997 she appeared on the Howard Stern show where she sang her premonition that Patrick McNeill, who had disappeared outside a Manhattan bar, would be found 100 yards from his home in Port Chester, NY. (His body was eventually found floating near in pier in Brooklyn.)

Arthur Lyons and Marcello Truzzi gave this info about her in their book The Blue Sense: Psychic Detectives and Crime (1991):
Frances Baskerville, the "World's Only Singing Psychic," who heads the Baskerville Foundation for Psychical Research in Dallas, Texas, claims to be a licensed private detective specializing in finding lost children. In a recent letter to the authors, she credits herself with having found over "five hundred persons," although she regretfully states that she "only has the right" to name three, due to the fact that she neglected to get "release forms" from the other four hundred and ninety-seven. She also claims to work with attorneys in several states helping to select juries.

Baskerville released an album, Songs From the Beyond. You can listen to the full album at the WFMU blog. One song from that album is below. And elsewhere on the web, you can listen to an interview with Baskerville from when she appeared on the Judy Joy Jones Show.



Posted By: Alex - Thu May 05, 2016 - Comments (6)
Category: Music, Predictions

May 3, 2016

Beatnik Fly & Psychedelic Worm





Johnny and the Hurricanes had one shtick: take a public domain tune and give it the yakety-sax treatment. Here are two of the more outlandish instances.





Posted By: Paul - Tue May 03, 2016 - Comments (8)
Category: Music, Homages, Pastiches, Tributes and Borrowings, Psychedelic, 1950's, 1960's

March 31, 2016

Bummer



"Flower children are just for plucking!"

Bare female chestal portions in film.

Posted By: Paul - Thu Mar 31, 2016 - Comments (6)
Category: Movies, Music, Pop Art, Sex Symbols, Bohemians, Beatniks, Hippies and Slackers, 1970's

March 28, 2016

If the Man in the Moon Were a Coon



Yes, this once met with mainstream approval as harmless entertainment.

Posted By: Paul - Mon Mar 28, 2016 - Comments (7)
Category: Music, Racism, Spaceflight, Astronautics, and Astronomy, Stereotypes and Cliches, 1900's

March 22, 2016

Castrato Music

By the 20th Century, the practice of castrating vocally talented young boys to preserve their singing voice had been abandoned. For which reason, the solo singing of only one "castrato" was ever recorded. These were the recordings of Alessandro Moreschi, made in 1902 and 1904 when he was already in his 40s, and some say past his prime. Wikipedia notes, "The dated aesthetic of Moreschi's singing, involving extreme passion and a perpetual type of sob, often sounds bizarre to the modern listener, and can be misinterpreted as technical weakness or symptomatic of an aging voice."

Posted By: Alex - Tue Mar 22, 2016 - Comments (9)
Category: Music, 1900's

March 5, 2016

Don’t Hide Your Light Under A Bushel Basket


Possibly NSFW. I know this video is 7 years old, but I just found it and its great! One question, is Viagra involved?

Posted By: patty - Sat Mar 05, 2016 - Comments (11)
Category: Music, Performance Art, Genitals

One Man Marble Band


Put a 5 horse Briggs & Stratton on it and it would be self playing!

Posted By: patty - Sat Mar 05, 2016 - Comments (6)
Category: Inventions, Music

February 29, 2016

Mac Demarco:  Chamber of Reflection

Posted By: Paul - Mon Feb 29, 2016 - Comments (2)
Category: Music, Cartoons, Gender-bending, Subways

February 26, 2016

The PianoArc



Their homepage.

Posted By: Paul - Fri Feb 26, 2016 - Comments (7)
Category: Music, Technology

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