Category Archives: thank goodness for youtube and the like

vintage jam (5 on it edition)

I Got 5 On It. Luniz. 1995.

1971 grammy win

Through the magic of youtube I present Paul and Linda McCartney accepting from John Wayne the 1971 Grammy Award for the Best Original Score for a Motion Picture for Let It Be. Paul and Linda had just finished work on the Ram LP and it might be worth pointing out that he’s wearing the same shirt that he wore when the below photo was taken. Therefore it’s the same shirt that he wore in the photo that was featured on the sleeve of various international versions of the Another Day and Eat at Home 45s that have long been a fixation here.

vintage jam

Start Choppin. Dinosaur Jr. 1993.

vintage jam (about a year ago edition)

David Guetta feat. Akon. Sexy Bitch. 2009.

Update: It occurs to me that I should maybe explain why I included this so off-topic post. For some reason, late last night I came across this making-of video of this David Guetta/Akon video and found it to be the most hilarious thing I have ever seen. I’m not sure what I got the biggest kick out of, was it the way that Akon introduces the song as “Sexy Bi-yatch” and then the words “Sexy Chick” flash on the screen? Or was it Guetta’s over-the-top foreign wife? (I wonder what that lady dreams about.) Or was it the director who demanded “slow motion horny, erotic things”? Or maybe it was seeing the words “pool party” come across the subtitles twice. It almost definitely was the endless buildup to Guetta getting thrown into the pool. (I wonder if his phone was in his pocket when that totally spontaneous moment finally happened.) Or maybe it was the way that that tramp-stamped sexy bitch chick wrote “find me at pool party” on Akon’s mirror. Or maybe it was that whenever I hear the name Akon, I remember that that dude owns a diamond mine. Whatever it was I stand by the post. A simply incredible bit of video.

dig the critics

Something called Disneyland After Dark really rubbed Films and Filming the wrong way. The “fun watching others having fun” bit really hits the nail on the head and the whole concept of going somewhere (namely, an amusement park) to Have Fun has always left me cold. Also, that “bizarre quartet of sub-teenagers” seem to be The Osmonds.

September 1962.

cover art

Years after the event: Forty years ago today it was announced that Paul was quitting The Beatles.

How did the other three react?
Lennon to reporter: “You can say I said jokingly, he didn’t quit, he was fired.”
Harrison via friend: “George doesn’t want to talk about it. He wants to be left alone.”
Ringo: “This is all news to me.”

Fans and Apple Scruffs outside 3 Savile Row, London on April 10, 1969.

cute band alert

Frankie Lymon & the Teenagers. 1956.