330p2 surtees scarfiotti

A gorgeous Ferrari 330 P2 being flown by John Surtees and Ludovico Scarfiotti at the Nurburgring 1000Km in 1965.




big ufo

The illustration is from STAR SHIELD and the Legacy of Ronald Reagan By Michael Schratt [PDF]

Art by John MacNeill.

It depicts the famous Hudson Valley UFO during one of it’s appearances, this particular one over the Taconic State Parkway in New York on March 24, 1983.

It can be seen just after the 1:15:00 mark in this video…, wherein Michael Schratt discusses the Hudson Valley Boomerang.

Very nice artwork. Captures the scene well. I quite like it.



Captain Beefheart and Frank Zappa -Lost in a Whirpool

Saint Alfonzo
Oct 6, 2013

Recorded in 1958 with Frank Zappa on lead guitar, Bobby Zappa on rhythm guitar and of course The Captain on vocals.

A rare treasure for you all to dig.




HEINO & RAMMSTEIN – LA PALOMA, live @ Velodrom, Berlin, 10-JAN-2015

Jan 10, 2015

Shown during the show “Das große Fest der Besten”, moderated by Florian Silbereisen, and broadcasted live by ARD (German TV Station) on 10. Jänner/January 2015. … Btw. some comments write that the band would be called “Leaves’ Eyes”. I am going to check on that… :-/




Alte Kameraden – Heino – Lyrics

Dec 18, 2009

Viejos Camaradas, una exitosa marcha alemana compuesto por Carl Teike en el año de 1889 e interpretada por Heino.

Old Comrades, a successful German march composed by Carl Teike in the year 1889 and performed by Heino.

I love Heino. He is a musical God. Sold 52 million records, more than any other German artist in history.

I hear his music is banned in Germany, which, if true, is the most asinine thing that that sad vestige of a country has yet done.

[ NOTE: It appears that just a certain Heino bio / doumentary is banned there, but, that, too, strikes me as profoundly pathetic. ]

He is retiring this year. Sad, that. Maybe at 80 he cannot keep up the pace anymore? Maybe he just wants to relax.

I was introduced to his music somewhere around 2019-2010 or so by the strange female that tried to kill me. He is the silver lining to that whole trip, eh.

I dunno, his music, his voice, his values… are all just… wonderful.

He is at

Dig it.



Buddy Guy and Samantha Fish – “Goin’ Down Slow/Close to You” – Vienna VA, 6/23/2019

Jun 24, 2019

Buddy Guy and Samantha Fish jamming to end Buddy Guys set playing Goin’ Down Slow/Close to You/ Cheaper to Keep Her at The Filene Center at Wolf Trap Performing Arts Center in Vienna VA on 23 June 2019.

A wonderful performance by these two Blues titans… dig it.



Danielle Nicole Band Boca Raton, Florida December 04 2015 – AWESOME!

Dec 5, 2015

Danielle Nicole Band Live in Boca Raton, Florida on December 04 2015 For more information on Danielle visit:


Hotter than Hot.



John Mayall – Peter Green “The Stumble” LIVE 1967

Jul 16, 2010

John Mayall used to record his concerts on a simple reel-to-reel recorder. Surprisingly little material with Peter Green on guitar has emerged, but here’s a lengthy version of Freddie King’s “The Stumble,” incidentally with future Fleetwood Mac rhythm section comprising John McVie and Mick Fleetwood. So this must have been early 1967 as Fleetwood was only in the Bluesbreakers for a couple of weeks in the spring of that year.

Hot stuff!

Wicked hot.



de plancy demons

The demons of Jacques Auguste Simon Collin de Plancy’s Dictionnaire Infernal

Nicely done. Hopefully they were all real creatures.



beetles from Rama

Rendezvous with Rama. Illustration by Jim Burns from the book, Alien Landscapes (1979).

I imagine in some way this is illustrating the Arthur C. Clarke story. Rama is the name of the alien spacecraft featured in the tale, which, sadly, I have yet to read.

Be well.




This Riley-Ford powered design that was apparently being used to promote General Balloon Jumbo tires in this undated photo. Details about the car are sketchy, but it was apparently built by Libby Body Works of Kansas City, Missouri as a rolling billboard for the Young Advertising Company using conventional Ford Model “A” running gear and a Riley OHV conversion.

We have some info on the famous Riley Four Port Head, but would like to learn more about this teardropper. Check out our post on The Old Motor and let us know if you can help us with more info.

Ford Barn


Note the roof mounted rear vision periscope on this Riley-Head teardrop streamliner

Earlier this month, we made reference to the teardrop streamliner craze of the mid-1930’s in our post about Buckminster Fuller’s Dymaxion car . One such car that we didn’t see in the various sources that we came across is this Riley-Ford powered design that was apparently being used to promote General Balloon Jumbo tires in this undated photo. Details about the car are sketchy, but it was apparently built by Libby Body Works of Kansas City, Missouri as a rolling billboard for the Young Advertising Company using conventional Ford Model “A” running gear and a Riley OHV conversion as seen (below).

The Old Motor

I love this thing. It just looks so freakin’ cool.



The Healers – “I Put A Spell On You” BONUS Track | Live at Knuckleheads CD+DVD Combo

JRumans Photography
Feb 22, 2013

The Healers – This is a Man’s World

JRumans Photography
Nov 5, 2013

The Healers – “I Still Want To Be Your Man” BONUS Track | Live at Knuckleheads CD+DVD Combo

JRumans Photography

That’s right! You can NOW pre-order one of the most anxiously anticipated releases of the year! Purchase your copy TODAY! (They also make great gifts!!) Here’s what you’ll get: • A beautiful digipak DVD case, containing a CD & DVD of The Healers’ LIVE performance at Knuckleheads in KC last November • FREE Shipping on all pre-orders (Continental US only. Customers from outside the US will be contacted with further instructions.) • A FREE commemorative laminate – just like you were there! • The satisfaction of knowing that all Net Proceeds go to benefit Blue Star Connection, Giving the Gift of Music Since 2005! Purchase CD/DVD –… Visit Blue Star –

Wow, Frank sent the first one to me and … wow, this is a wonderful discovery for me.

The Healers are sublime and they’re playing with the glorious Samantha Fish!

Must investigate further!



Mississippi Fred McDowell

“I do not play no Rock and Roll, y’all… I just play the straight and natural Blues.”

— Mississippi Fred McDowell



ultra jeep

This might be the coolest Jeep ever built. It has eight-wheel-drive, a rear-mounted V8, and of course it has a rifle. Somehow, it is both for sale and startlingly adorable.

Three Willys Jeeps gave their lives to build this thing. All the wheels steer and they’re all powered by a 327 Covette motor in the back.

It also looks like a giant green ladybug with big, cute eyes.

If you’re in Colorado and you have something more than $8,001, you should scoop this thing up and hit some off road trials in it. Save it from a life of parades and climate-controlled garages.

Raphael Orlove

8/15/12 12:00PM



But I don’t think it looks like a ladybug.



Rabco ST-7


Rabco ST-7

The lovely, yet finicky, Rabco ST-7 Linear Tracking turntable by Harman Kardon.

Rare these days. My late, great dad was intrigued and called it the “Rabco Stick.”

Never did get one, though. Seen ‘em for around $400.












Shelby G.T.350SR

My mind is warping out of control.

It’s because this Shelby is delicious and I’m not remembering an SR variant!

It does have a roll bar, pro instrumentation and a spectacularly beautiful, mega serious, competition grade engine… special order for the racing punters?

Is it my ever expanding mental illness?

Lord, that thing rocks!

I want one!



The Solo Show
Indiara Sfair Harmonica Solo 😍🔥, Duration: 2 minutes, 6 seconds, June 14, 2018


Indiara Sfair Harmonica Improvisation

Wow, this is great!

Might open some eyes about harmonicas.



The Solo Show
May 8

Classical guitarist Soren Madsen performs ‘Nothing Else Matters.’


This is excellent!

Dig it.



What a day – Ginger Baker’s Air Force – Live 1970

Russell Faraday
Apr 22, 2012

Record from a german TV Show. Available on DVD. Just look at Amazon or ebay. If you know any other videorecords from any Ginger Baker’s Air Force – Shows: Please inform me. I’m always looking for stuff like that.

Such lovely music.

Music was and is my only refuge … and Ginger was there.

RIP, Sir.




Cream – Toad (Royal Albert Hall) (18 of 22)

Jul 12, 2011

Cream – Toad live at Royal Albert Hall, London. May 2, 3, 5, 6. 1080p 18 of 22 In May of 2005 Cream returned to London’s Royal Albert Hall-to the same stage where they had completed what was thought to be their final performance in 1968. It was one of the most eagerly anticipated, hard-to-get tickets in rock history. With the exception of a brief reunion set at their 1993 induction into the Rock and roll Hall of Fame, Cream had not played together in nearly four decades. This DVD documents Cream’s momentous London shows. Performances from each of the four nights are featured and much more. Also included are alternate performances and interviews with Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce, and Eric Clapton. Cream formed in 1966 and disbanded in 1968. The band were a prolific and thrilling live act and toured incessantly in their short but remarkable history.

Thank you for the gift of music.



shepherd and his dog

‘Shepherd and his faithful dog’
… and some very confused sheep :] new painting from my “Wolfpack” world/project, cheers!

work process:


June 2, 2018

Independent concept artist, storyteller & illustrator

Fantabulous work!




Marcos Mantara LM600 Race Car V8 Sound in action!

Sep 25, 2019

The Marcos LM600 is one of the cars that I always wanted to see in real life after discovering it many years ago playing GTR2 and Race ’07/GTR Evolution on my pc. The car was unveiled in 1995 and raced in various championships such as the BPR Global GT Series & FIA GT but also in various endurance races from 1995 to 2003. Its racing life continued even after in the British GT, Spanish GT Championship and in the International GT Open till 2011. It was moved by a Chevrolet LT1 6.0L small block V8 by KMS Racing Engines which was able to produce around 600hp. Watch it in action around Monza Circuit during the 2019 Monza Historic weekend by Peter Auto, racing in the Endurance Racing Legends series!

#Marcos #MarcosMantara #MarcosLM600


I have to thank my friend and Youtuber Italiansupercarvideo with whom I decided to set up a collaboration for the event. Don’t forget to subscribe to his great automotive channel for more videos at this link:… — Subscribe to my 2nd channel here:…

Camcorder: Canon Legria HF GX10 & G30 + Canon DM-100 Microphone
Event: Monza Historic 2019 by Peter Auto
Where: Monza Circuit, Italy
Link To My Channel:

I have always loved Marcos conveyances for the gnarly good looks, vicious power and neato handling… I don’t remember this one, though!

Which is unusual for me. So I am thrilled with this. This thing is the Marcos of all Marcoses! Wait. Sp? Marcosi?

Be well.



notre dameMy heart breaks

…Notre Dame was where my heart anchored

…from earliest memory I stared at photos of it .. finally got there at age 17 .. climbed the bell tower first thing to stand amid such history .. plus I sort of believed that the hunchback’s spirit really lingered there .. ha .. I sat in her sacred womb too many times to count

…I went as a child (17) as a young woman (20) ..pregnant with my first child (23) with my first child (25)

…we went often to let her play in the sand box .. just beneath the right Window … a tiny bucket /shovel/ bottle of water .. joy .. it was magical

…with my twin sons .. who played in sand square in front of the beautiful doors

…Last year Sept/Oct 2018

…too many visits to count .. but each etched in my soul

…There I first heard my Soul’s Tone / realized it’s hue .. A deserted afternoon .. I sat in the Great Vault

…my child sleeping deeply across my lap

…as I meditated I heard a tone .. much prettier than I had ever imagined .. slowly I became aware it was my Soul Sounding Forth .. It was a tapestry of Blue and Gold

…Across the expanse sounded another Soul .. praying in a corner with great emotion .. Rose hued his soul

….I heard “No mater where you go in thw world look for me. I am in the eyes of an ancient woman .. in the face of a young man .. in the the laughter of a baby …. just look for Me .. and I Am there.”

Good night sweet Paris .. Good bye Our Lady .. known to Joan of Arc and St Genevieve .. and All who took the time to connect with The Divine


kmr .. 4/15/19

The End of An Aeon ..


So sweet. So lovely.

Katherine Rose is a dear friend of mine who appeared at just the rigt time.


Be well