Sunday, February 2, 2014

Jackass Cigarette Dispenser

Elton Britt  -  Jackass Blues

Thursday, April 5, 2012

The !!!! Beat

For the whole scoop on this program, be sure to check out Robert Wilonsky's article in the Dallas Observer from a few months back. The image was borrowed from the Ebony archives.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Don't Rock the Jukebox

From Billboard, Nov. 20, 1965

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Roger on Tour

My late friend Kurt Neiburg, former proprietor of Sound Trax Records in Clemson, SC, once told me about seeing Roger Miller live at an outdoor show on Bowman Field there when he he was a teen-ager*. As he described it, Roger was pretty drunk, and played his whole set while sitting precariously balanced on a stool. Thanks to Billboard's Music on Campus special issue (3/19/66; apparently not included in Google Books' Billboard archives) I can now confirm that Kurt attended this show on Monday, March 28, 1966. He would have been 13 at the time (Kurt, not Roger). It seems odd that they would have held an outdoor event like this on a Monday, but that's what he told me, and I'm afraid that follow-up questions aren't an option. I did check to see if I could find any corroborative evidence, but neither the local nor the college paper there are archived online, and I don't feel like traveling 80 miles and back again to check the microfilm for you folks. Sorry.

*Kurt also saw the Electric Prunes at the Anderson (SC) Civic Center, but I have no corroborative evidence to share at this time.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Kentucky Fried Christmas?


Thursday, October 7, 2010

Radio On

Monday, February 8, 2010

No Damp Amps

Radio News 1945

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Monkey Business

By Vip

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Cameradio

Sunday, November 29, 2009

WWIN-AM, Baltimore

This was one of John Waters' favorite stations as a young juvenile delinquent. You can hear Fat Daddy sing on A John Waters Christmas, available at better record shops everywhere, Or, if you subscribe (which I think I'm going to finally break down and do), you can hear a 1966 aircheck here.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Little Phil and the Night Shadows

Monday, November 9, 2009

Goin' Back to Swamp Guinea

I was all prepared to post "Been to Swamp Guinea" a week or so ago, but my current sporadic access to my computer (which should be resolved in about a month, I hope) allowed our Glorious and Benevolent Ringleader to scoop me. That said, I don't believe she has this. In the interest of strict accuracy, what is advertised here is not the original, long-defunct Athens location of the song, but their other, still-extant location a bit further north. I've only eaten there once, but I would recommend it. This particular ad is from a 1972 edition of the Anderson (SC) Daily Mail. Fun fact: the Daily Mail not only ran Criswell's column, their subsidiary, Droke House Press, was his hardcover publisher. I don't know how that occurred... Anderson is a long way from Hollywood!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Vox: it's what's happening

Why don't more ads employ colons in their headlines? From the September 23rd, 1966 issue of Junior Scholastic.