Monday, June 29, 2009

Blows My Mind

Here is a too-quick, 2-part documentary on Harry Partch and several of his original instruments:

Utter genius - an American original! For some DIY xenochrony, play both at once.

Friday, June 19, 2009

They Just Don't Make'em Like They Used To!

How I'd LOVE to see some wacky, inventive, fun ads like THIS gem on television today - does that grocer say "Holy Christ!" 30 seconds in? I think he does!

Forgot that Jim Henson and crew did a whole bunch of work before Sesame Street and the Muppet Show...

Sunday, June 14, 2009


Another "Band-So-Good-Everyone-Should-Know-Them-But-No-One-Does" - Crack The Sky! Here's a few tracks from their eponymous 1975 debut album. In that same year, Rolling Stone Magazine declared it the "debut album of the year"...but evidently only Baltimore read that issue of RS. Crack The Sky albums were hard to find due to poor distribution, and for some reason, Baltimore got the lion's share (and sold through the roof, there!). A great mix of tight rock, funk, glam, and prog made for a thrilling listen. Check it out!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Jonny Quest In 3-D!

Click image for a bigger version, cross your eyes until you get a middle view, focus on it and ENJOY the GROOVY 3-D...

I can't hardly get enough of Jonny Quest, one of the best cartoons that ever was. Did you know that it was originally broadcast in the evenings, not Saturday mornings? Did you know that it was originally supposed to be an animated version of the long-running children's adventure radio show "Jack Armstrong"? Did you know that Warner Brothers is working on ruining the great reputation of Jonny Quest by not only filming a live-action version, but also by using Zac Effron to play JQ and "The Rock" to play Race Bannon? TELL ME IT AIN'T SO! Urgh. I hope that Doctor Quest can whip up some sort of antiSUCK ray to fight this monstrously bad idea.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Protection From Evil

In Zion, Illinois, there is a NICE theater that shows movies. It's been there a long time, so they must know what they're doing. Even when they change the name of a movie to keep from offending the public...

No joke. No Photoshop. Just the strange "real" world in Zion.

Made Me Laugh