Monthly Archives: July 2012

f for fields

Private James Dukenfield—father of W.C.—displays his Civil War medals.

cover art

Shriners magazine from 1927 or as it says in the inside cover, “Official Publication of the Ancient Arabic Order Nobels of the Mystic Shrine for North America”.

cute band alert

The Frogs (pictured above with Our Lord Grunge), whose Dennis (left) has apparently and unfortunately drowned at the age of 57. And with that our world has gotten a little less awesome. The Frogs were truly one of a kind as anyone who has ever heard their It’s Only Right and Natural LP or their Starjob EP or any of their other usually brilliant, oddball albums or singles can attest.

(Pic and news courtesy of matablog and thanks, Matador, for releasing the Now You Know You’re Black 45 back in the day—I distinctly recall that in the product description for the single in your catalog it advised potentially disgruntled buyers to send their complaints directly to the NAACP—I also recall Malkmus throwing that “here comes the watermelon seed up my snoot snout” line into We Dance when it was performed at your tenth anniversary show.)


ernest borgnine is dead

Academy Award winning actor Ernest Borgnine (seen above with Spencer Tracy in Bad Day at Black Rock and below with Joan Crawford in Johnny Guitar) died today at age 95.

what’s wrong with being sexy?

Rick James clearly saw nothing wrong with being sexy.

pierrot le fou

Jean-Paul Belmondo meets Samuel Fuller in Pierrot le Fou. Godard. 1965.

klein directs

William Klein directs John Abbey as Mr. Freedom. 1969.

cute couple alert

Gary Cooper and Marlene Dietrich in Morocco. Sternberg. 1930.