Monday, December 31, 2012

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Tuba Skinny From New Orleans en San Cristobal Chiapas

It took some looking but I found them in Chiapas in Mexico...San Cristobal

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Walgreens Surveillance Video of Mobile Alabama Tornado Havoc

Historic high school damaged by tornado

Tornado Aftermath in Mobile, Alabama

Tornado Aftermath at Murphy High School In Mobile, AL

This is where I went to high school in Mobile Alabama. I graduated in 1958. It was hard hit by a tornado on Christmas Day 2012.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Rattatouille en charge chez le café de la Galerie Lafayette!! :-)

I like the 6th floor cafeteria at the Galleries Lafayette Department store in Paris very much. Not so much after finding this video.
I went looking for a good video of the cafeteria on Youtube and this was all I found.
This area is where the ice cream is doled out. Seems mice are everywhere.
Merry Christmas Day to all.

Monday, December 24, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Pronouncing 'Treme'

Really good info on New Orleans and their way of speaking.

Shaye Cohn In The Beginning Before Tuba Skinny

That is Shaye Cohn in the picture above. She plays 4 instruments. Mostly a real hot cornet with the band tuba skinny. But she was in Mucca Pazza in 2006 on accordion.
And in 2005  played in a band called Dead Man Street Orchestra. See below.
Dead Man Street Orchestra in 2005. Shaye and this band rode freight trains.

Link below is to a good interview with Shaye and somethings about what she eats and what she does not eat.

Click on the name Shaye Cohn in the Labels Box below to read much more about Shaye Cohn.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Mucca Pazza @ Empty Bottle, Chicago 06/02/07

I had to look for this but I found it. That is Shaye Cohn on accordion in Chicago 2007.
As much as I have always liked Mucca Pazza I think Shaye is making much better music
these days with Tuba Skinny in New Orleans.

Lily Of The Valley - New Orleans Naughties with Shaye Cohn On Piano In Japan

Tuba Skinny with Shaye Cohn playing Piano - "Blue and Lonesome" - Spott...

Tuba Skinny on Frenchmen Street in New Orleans

The great Shaye Cohn and Erika Lewis and Tuba Skinny doing Crow Jane.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Very Clear Live Web Cams From Venice Italy

These are very clear live web cams from Venice Italy.
Life without automobiles.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Tuba Skinny in Mexico December 2012

After looking and looking I finally found a video on Youtube of them in Mexico.
Just made a few days ago. Hooray!

Axel Kustner Blues Man From Germany

I met Axel in 1978. He is a blues critic and writer and photographer from Germany. I have other posts on this blog about him. Click on the picture above to enlarge it. Good link below to good blues material and info on Axel Kustner. Click on the name Axel Kustner in the Labels box below to find other posts on here about him. He is also a record producer.

That is Big Joe Williams in the picture above. Click on it to enlarge it. That picture was taken in Crawford, Mississippi.
Axel took that picture in Sept. 1978. See my posts on Axel and Big Joe and going to Muscle Shoals to record by clicking on the Label Axel Kustner.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

"I'm Ray Barboni from Miami"

This is a  scene from the movie GET SHORTY. The movie is a black comedy. John Travolta is in it. He plays Chili Palmer. The movie is made from a book of the same name by Elmore Leonard.
   Look at the post above this one for the movie trailer. As you can see from the movie trailer this is a comedy.
For those who have seen the movie they will understand the scene.
But for those who have not seen the movie taken out of context the scene doesnt make much sense.
Ray Barboni has come from Miami looking for Leo Devoe, Chili Palmer and also money that is owed to him.
Harry Zimm is a movie director who owes money to loan sharks.
Chili Palmer is the collector for the loan sharks.
Chili Palmer played by John Travolta has tried to teach Harry Zimm to say "Look at me" in a menacing way.
But when Harry Zimm tries that line on a tired Ray Barboni(a real tough guy)all hell breaks loose.
That is what is funny about this scene.  Saying the wrong words to a tired Ray Barboni from Miami.

The above is a  scene with Ray Barboni(Bones) from Miami. And the movie director Harry Zimm.
The actor playing Ray Barboni is now on TV doing commericials for XFinity(Comcast).

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Walter Hopps (2005)

Walter Hopps on art.

Speech given at the Santa Monica Museum of Art.

Walter Hopps died on March 20, 2005 at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Hopps was one of the original owners of the Ferus Gallery which was the first gallery to show Warhol's Soup Cans in 1962 and during the same year he organized what is generally regarded as the first Pop exhibition in a museum, New Painting of Common Objects, at the Pasadena Art Museum (now the Norton Simon Museum). The following year he organized the first U.S. retrospective of Marcel Duchamp at the same museum.

Marcel Duchamp - In His Own Words (Part 2)

Marcel Duchamp - In His Own Words (Part 3)

Marcel Duchamp - In His Own Words (Part 1)

The other parts of this are available on Youtube.

Monday, December 10, 2012

The Cool School: LA Look

The Cool School - Official Trailer

The Cool School: a 5 Minute Clip

Jacques(Jack)Morgan One Cool Dude

Click on the above picture of Jacques(Jack Morgan) to enlarge it.

What I have to say about Jack I posted on the comments section in the link above
and also in the link down below. I liked the guy. So did so many other people. In a cut throat business like used books he was something special. We had lots of characters in the used books and records game and Jack was one of the best. He stood out. You could not miss that pony tail. And he was always in a hurry.
In a way he personifies the best of the used book dealer trade. I did not go to his store often but I saw him at every used book sale in the D.C. area for over 30 years. He will be missed. And if you read the comments you will see many other people say the same thing.

One thing that stands out about his Washington Post obituary is how is it that a used book dealer got such a large obituary in The Washington Post. It was a very large photo and an obit almost half a page.
It is nice to see The Post do something like that for a local "character".

Jack just died. He was a cool guy. You can tell by the comments from his friends in the links above and below.

Friday, December 7, 2012

JJ Johnson & Kai Winding: The Shrike (aka Conversation)

Bob Dylan Freewheelin' Jigsaw Puzzle

Click on the picture to enlarge it.

I saw this in the music section of a local Barnes and Noble Bookstore. I found it distressing and depressing.
I know all kinds of crap like coffee mugs and t shirts and other junk are sold at

But a Jigsaw Puzzle?

I don't see any Woody Guthrie jigsaw puzzle for sale on there.

1954 Cotton Bowl: Dicky Maegle - Tommy Lewis Tackle Play

AT&T Cotton Bowl Greatest Moments: (A) The Bench Tackle of 1954

Honeymoon - Anacapri, Italy (Chapter 55)

Capri, Italy. Lara Noack talks on video about the wonderful experience o...

Bikini Beach in Sicily..... Taormina and Giardini Naxos Beach

This is one of my favorite videos of Taormina. They go to Giardini Naxos Beach. They have lunch and on the way back up the mountain their scooter has a flat and they have to climb all the way back up. The female goes up like a mountain goat but the guy is really huffing and puffing.
At Giardini Naxos Beach in 2007 we had a very good time. I saw hawkers selling watches and CDs and DVS and sunglasses. Also an Asian woman came by offering massages.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Greek Islands part two "HYDRA & AEGINA"

I really like this one for the tourists dealing with a local dealer on Hydra.

Greek Islands part one "HYDRA"


Poros, Hydra and Aegina

I made this journey in August of 1964. And Hydra was the place I went swimming
in the Aegean sea.

Chet Baker Quartet 1954 ~ Line For Lyons

The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Blue Rondo A La Turke

PAUL DESMOND-I Get a Kick Out of You

Desmond Blue.... Paul Desmond

Dave Brubeck Quartet - Jazz Pour Tous in Belgium With Paul Desmond

Paul Desmond Take Ten (Full Album)

Dave Brubeck - Take Five ( Original Video)

Take 5 Brubeck And Paul Desmond

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Big Think Interview With Robert Stone

General Jesse Reno And Major Marcus Reno

Jesse L. Reno.

Major Marcus Reno

Books That Shaped America

I saw a local tv program last night about an exhibit at The Library Of Congress called  Books That Shaped America. It was a long interesting explanation of why some books are on the list and why books are not. Here is a list of the books.

Click on the link above and then click on the HTML version for best viewing.

 Or just click on the link below to go directly to the HTML version.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Bob Dylan - Biography - part 1

Click on the video to go to youtube to watch the other parts 2 thru 6.

Ennio Morricone - Greatest Hits