A SHOCKING NEW DISCOVERY

Scientists claim that a roaming band of discarded hairdryers are responsible for drought conditions in parts of the mid-west.

SCREAM QUEEN OF THE MONTH

May 2009 (click to enlarge)

IN THE NEWS

Obama gets tough on comments made on his choice of Easter bonnet. Denies that it's one of those rubber nipple hats found in joke shops!

THE FORERUNNER OF MUSIC VIDEO

   Scopitones were based on technology developed during World War II, color 16 mm film clips with a magnetic soundtrack were designed to be shown in a specially designed jukebox. The first Scopitones were made in France, among them Johnny Hallyday's "Noir c'est noir" (Los Bravos' "Black is Black") and the "Hully Gully" showed a dance around the edge of a French swimming pool. Scopitones soon spread to West Germany and England. By 1964, approximately 500 machines were installed in the U.S.A.. Several well known acts of the 1960's ranging from Nancy Sinatra ("These Boot Were Made For Walking") to Procol Harum ("A Whiter Shade of Pale") appeared in them. From 1964 enjoy the radiant sound of George McKelvey.
 
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INTERPLANETARY DISTRESS CALL

I discovered this one doodled on the bottom of a piece of paper in my file cabinet.

A BAD NIGHT AT THE GO-GO BAR

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The first American discotheque opened in Hollywood, California in January of 1963. The Whiskey a Go Go hired girls in mini skirts to dance in cages suspended above the crowd. The bar owners claimed it drove up alcohol sales by keeping the men coming back to spend their dough.

FOR YOUR LISTENING PLEASURE

"Childhood Days" is a collection of those great ol' classic children's songs that we have grown so used to hearing on old scratchy 45's (the kind that used to be pressed on yellow and red vinyl). This compilation features 30 tracks bound to bring back your earliest memories on this planet. Tunes like "The Teddy Bear's Picnic", "The Ugly Duckling", "Polly Wolly Doodle" and "The Big Rock Candy Mountain" had me toe tapping and singing along. The CD  is an import put out by BMG. The interesting thing about this compact disc is that it claims to be made in the E.U. - okay where is the E.U.? Thanks to google I learned that E.U. stands for The European Union which is an economic and political union of 27 member states primarily located in Europe. So where the hell was it made...perhaps we shall never know. Anyhow it's well worth having in your collection (if you can find it!).

SCREAM QUEEN OF THE MONTH

April 2009  (click to enlarge)