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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.

truffaut directs

François Truffaut and Isabelle Adjani filming The Story of Adèle H. 1975.

record labels

Plastic Ono Band

I came across this photo of John and Yoko showing off their latest LPs and, apparently, that there are still plenty of copies of The Wedding Album available. I’ve got to get me one of those wedding albums: a pricey piece of junk that I’ll probably never listen to but that looks plenty cool—sign me up! And look at that Apple sticker on the record that John’s got! This pic reminded me of the somewhat sorry state of my copy of Lennon’s Plastic Ono Band.

White Apple

I have what I believe is an Australian edition which unfortunately has the censored versions of “I Found Out” and “Working Class Hero”. The omission of the curse words is totally jarring and somewhat upsetting but I can live with it as long as the word “cookin'” is present on “Hold On”. I guess I can take minor solace in the (possibly) unique looking white apple silhouette on record’s label (see above). Most of the copies I’ve seen on ebay have a more conventional white apple (see below).

Plastic Ono record label

The inner sleeve of my copy is printed on ridiculously glossy paper—it can practically stand up on its own—as opposed to the cheaper paper pictured below.

Plastic Ono Inner Sleeve

Finally, we have a tape of The Wedding Album getting some mention on an Australian chart show. I’m sure that the LP’s appearance on this show is the closest that it managed to get to the charts in Australia or elsewhere.

Omitted at the insistence of E.M.I.:

Working Class Hero

I Found Out

And here’s a Plastic Ono Band-era Lennon playing a bit of “(You’re So Square) Baby, I Don’t Care”.

vintage jam (in my head all day long edition)

I woke up with this in my head yesterday and it stayed there all day. Nine Three shit.