Various bits of flotsam that washed up on our computers, before we moved to a better blog system in November 2004. Now a repository for YouTube videos and testing new tools. Go to for more recent content.

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Be My Wife - David Bowie

From 1977's Low album

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Leo Kottke

wow, a great medley, including Vaseline Machine Gun

Leo Kottke performing Jack Fig - 1988

Leo Kottke performing Jack Fig. Filmed at the Bathurst St. Theatre, in Toronto, 1988

Fawlty Towers - Germans

John Cleese makes a noble effort not to mention the war...

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The Clash - White Man In Hammersmith Palais

Not all change is good, nor is all of the past worthy of preserving, but I still can't help but feel a twinge of nostalgia upon reading that the infamous Hammersmith Palais will be no more.

Doomed Palais dances into rock history | News | Guardian Unlimited Music

Hammersmith, a bustling metropolis of roundabouts, coffee shops and Primark, has for several decades been able to boast not one but two major music venues. But after nearly 100 years at the forefront of entertainment history, the "world famous" Hammersmith Palais will soon be no more.

Often described as iconic, mainly due to The Clash song (White Man) in Hammersmith Palais - not to mention School Disco every Friday night - the Palais will be torn down to make way for office blocks and restaurant facilities (read characterless high rises and "authentic" Italian coffee chains).

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Clash Fridays Part 1

London Calling

Friday, January 19, 2007

Neil Young - Don't Let it Bring You Down (Live '71)

Neil Young 1971

Neil Young on Johnny Cash show in 1971.

Stevie Wonder - Happy Birthday

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Spiders On Drugs

It is amazing what drugs can do to these spiders.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Boondocks - Martin Luther King Jr Speech

Boondocks clip of Martin Luther King, waking up after 32 years in a coma and then delivering another speech, this time unexpected.

Grandmaster Flash

Directed by Spike Lee and starring a very young Lawrence Fishburne

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Jokes for schmopes

or something.

This joke came straight from the Comedy Hall of Lame National Headquarters
Comedy Hall of Fame National Headquarters

Working people frequently ask retired people what they do to make their days interesting.

Well for example, the other day I went downtown and went into a store. I was only in there for about 5 minutes, when I came out there was a cop writing out a parking ticket.

I went up to him and said, “Come on man, how about giving a senior citizen a break?” He ignored me and continued writing the ticket.

I called him a turd. He glared at me and started writing another ticket on having worn tires. So I called him a Republican shithead. He finished the second ticket and put it on the windshield with the first.

Then he started writing a third ticket. This went on for about 20 minutes. The more I abused him, the more tickets he wrote.

Personally, I didn't care. I came downtown by bus. I try to have a little fun each day now that I'm retired. It's important at my age.

(really just a test of new blogger and newish ecto. I didn't care or bother about setting up new account, thus all saved blogger entries vanished, such as they were. Life is ephemeral anyway. More recent content is found here)

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

James Brown - There was a time (1968)

JAMES BROWN - Sex Machine - 1971

another version, in color

James Brown- Sex Machine / Soul Power

B&W, but still grooves

James Brown - Sex Machine

don't remember seeing the Godfather with a moustache

A Tribute To James Brown

The Godfather

Monday, January 01, 2007

Some recent snaps

More tests of my new camera and Photoshop CS3.

Click to embiggen, natch.

Satanic Gift

Satanic Gift
lens-shake turned out ok, sorta.

Down the Street tooned-up

Down the Street tooned-up
my 'hood, Photoshopped to within an inch of recognition

Cops on Bikes

Cops on Bikes
I didn't know cell phone usage was acceptable on a bike.

One Thousand Stories Sin City version

One Thousand Stories Sin City

Sculpture of Light and Shadow

Sculpture of Light and Shadow
I'm sure the piece has a better name, but I don't know what it is. The owner (of a photography studio on W. Randolph whose name I've forgotten) told me the sculptor's name, but my iPod headphones blocked it out.

I'd like to see what happens on a sunny day - does light become refracted through these lenses?

Feel a Song Arriving

Feel a Song Arriving
N. Morgan, perhaps? Not quite sunset, but approaching soon.

Night Grooves

Night Grooves
or something. In an abandoned partially built structure.

a quickr pickr post

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