the Bunny

Hey, hey, it’s the Bunny!

GIF courtesy of the inimitable ArMaP.

One of the first up-close anomalies ever received from Mars — and to this day one of the most intriguing. NASA says it’s nowt more than a bit if cloth from the landing balloons just passing through in the breeze. Yeah. Right.

I have always maintained that that attempt was just beyond ludicrous, a modern day ‘swamp gas’ salute. Only one of the appendages moves with said ’breeze.’ It simply doesn’t add up. Let’s just say that I would be even more surprised to learn that it was a piece of the airbag than if it was a living creature.

 

 

Wow. Just… Wow.

 

 

A classic and a true favorite. Worth every second!

 

Doug Sahm, Leon Russell, Jerry Garcia and Friends – Thanksgiving Jam – 11/23/72

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Published on May 23, 2014

Doug Sahm, Leon Russell, Jerry Garcia and Friends Thanksgiving Jam
Armadillo World Headquarters, Austin, TX November 23, 1972

BAND:

Doug Sahm – vocals, guitar
Leon Russell – vocals, piano
Jerry Garcia – vocals, guitar, pedal steel
Phil Lesh – bass
* Jerry Barnett – drums (Shiva’s Headband)
Mary Egan – fiddle (Greazy Wheels)
Benny Thurman – fiddle (13th Floor Elevator bassist)

* The drummer is often listed as Bill Kreutzman from the Dead, but apparently he didn’t play: “Though he was in attendance that evening, there is no verifiable evidence that Bill Kreutzmann sat in with the band. When asked a few years ago, the owner of the Armadillo seemed to recall Bill feeling sick that night.”

01 High Heel Sneakers [Tommy Tucker] 00:00
02 Wild Side Of Life [Hank Thompson] 06:21
03 Swingin’ Doors [Merle Haggard] 10:59
04 Me & Bobby McGee [Kris Kristofferson/Janis Joplin] 15:32
05 Stormy Monday [T-Bone Walker] 20:48
06 That’s All Right (Mama) [Arthur Crudup/Elvis Presley] 25:42
07 Come On In My Kitchen [Robert Johnson] 31:57
08 T For Texas [Jimmie Rodgers] 36:29
09 Mr. Tambourine Man [Bob Dylan/Byrds] 43:09
10 (Is Anybody Goin’ To) San Antone [Charley Pride] 46:43
11 Sugarfoot Rag [Hank Garland] 50:09
12 I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry [Hank Williams] 52:51
13 Jambalaya [Hank Williams] 57:54
14 Today I Started Loving You Again [Merle Haggard] 01:01:56
15 Columbus Stockade Blues [Traditional] 01:08:04
16 Honky Tonkin’ ~ Dear John [Hank Williams] 01:11:50

Set 2:

01 Orange Blossom Special [Bill Monroe] 01:15:20
02 Kentucky Waltz [Bill Monroe] 01:18:11
03 Big Boss Man [Jimmy Reed] 01:22:54
04 Searchin’ [Coasters] 01:28:56
05 Those Lonely Lonely Nights [Earl King] ~ Shake A Hand [Faye Adams] 01:35:45
06 Hey Bo Diddley [Bo Diddley] 01:40:25
07 It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry [Bob Dylan] 01:50:36
08 A Hard Rain’s Gonna Fall [Bob Dylan] 01:56:52
09 Wild Horses [Rolling Stones] 02:04:46
10 Slippin’ Into Christmas [Leon Russell] 02:09:28
11 Money Honey [Drifters/Elvis Presley] 02:14:05
12 Chug-A-Lug [Roger Miller] 02:19:50
13 Roll Over Beethoven [Chuck Berry] ~ Good Golly Miss Molly [Little Richard] ~ Roll Over Beethoven [Chuck Berry] 02:22:04

Simply superb.

 

 

Green & Clapton

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Published on Mar 30, 2014

FLEETWOOD MAC WITH PETER GREEN AND ERIC CLAPTON

Boston 1970

Lineup

Peter Green – electric guitar
Eric Clapton – electric guitar
Danny Kirwan – electric guitar
John McVie – electric bass
Mick Fleetwood – drums
Jeremy Spencer – electric guitar

WOW!

 

Johnny Rivers “Memphis Tennessee”

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Published on Dec 15, 2012

American Bandstand. July 11, 1964

Awesome.

 

 

Sam Chatmon: Make Me A Pallet On the Floor (1978)

Alan Lomax Archive
Published on Nov 16, 2011

Sam Chatmon performs “Make Me A Pallet On the Floor,” vocal and guitar. Shot by Alan Lomax, John Bishop, and Worth Long at Sam Chatmon’s home, Hollandale, Mississippi, August 1978.

For more information about the American Patchwork filmwork, Alan Lomax, and his collections, visit culturalequity.org. [02.06.05]

Wow, man, another legendary pioneer of the Blues. These are real, heartfelt blues from the “inventors” of the Blues. Men who never knew anything but The Blues and are, therefore, to be cherished and preserved as a treasure of humanity.

 

 

Effeeffe Berlinetta

Effeeffe Berlinetta

Effeeffe Berlinetta

Effeeffe Berlinetta

Effeeffe Berlinetta

2014 Effeeffe Berlinetta by Fratelli Frigerio – Monza, Italy

Powered by a 1962cc Alfa Romeo engine from the seventies, 170 HP at 6500 rpm, it’s entirely custom made the way it was used in the 60s, just like a cafe racer…

Via vintageclassiccars

A beautiful treasure. Built with a pure heart.

 

 

American ornithology or The natural history of the birds of the United States

Rough Legged Falcon, 2 Barred Owl and a Short eared Owl

From: Wilson, Alexander, 1766-1813. American ornithology, or, The natural history of the birds of the United States. Philadelphia : Bradford and Inskeep, 1808-1825

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Source: curiouscatalog

Beautiful!

 

 

stunning

 

Autumn Mood

Autumn Mood

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You Never Walk Alone

You Never Walk Alone

You Never Walk Alone (by Lydia Machant)

Via drxgonfly

Nothing’s better than Mother Nature. Soothes the Soul. Eases troubled minds.

Harbors the unthinkable!

 

 

Torino NASCAR

1975 Ford Torino IMSA / NASCAR
Chassis No: HM001

Team: Holman Moody
Drivers: David Pearson, Larry Pearson, Gary Bowsher, Jim Bowsher
Engine: Ford Boss 429 Cubic Inch V8
Horsepower: 600+
Weight: 3500 lbs
Top Speed: 207 MPH

In 1975 NASCAR founder Bill France asked IMSA and the FIA to create a class for stock cars in their series, and in particular the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Holman and Moody built this car at France’s suggestion specifically for those two races.

This car was based on a fabricated Grand National style chassis that was nearly identical to the one developed for oval track racing. NASCAR Ford Galaxie based front suspension components and massive drum brakes were used up front, with a trailing arm-equipped, coil spring suspension system in the rear.

Power came from a dry sump equipped Boss 429 engine mounted as low and rearward in the chassis as possible to aid in handling.

The IMSA rules allowed more freedom in fabricating the body than what was allowed in NASCAR racing. The Torino’s body was sectioned so severely that its rocker panels were completely removed. Large front and rear spoilers add to the car’s road race looks and serve as the mounting points for brake and driving lights.

David Pearson and his son Larry, along with Jack Bowsher’s sons, Gary and Jim, were assigned to drive the car at Daytona. The Pearsons led the NASCAR class during the daylight hours of the race. As night fell, the Bowsher’s kept the car in contention until they were sidelined for three hours while a blown engine was changed. The team came back to finish a remarkable first in class and sixteenth overall.

Plans to campaign the car at the fabled 24 Hours of Le Mans fell through when John Holman unexpectedly passed away. The Torino was never raced again. This car has not been restored-it is exactly as it rolled off the track at Daytona in 1976.

David Pearson is second only to Richard Petty on NASCAR’s all-time win list with 105 victories. In all, Pearson entered 572 races, of which he won 105 and placed within the top five 301 times. Pearson was the NASCAR Champion in 1966, 1968 and 1969. Pearson became the first man to break the 190 mph barrier at Daytona in 1969.

Holman Moody was Ford Motor Company’s official racing contractor. They prepared the famous Ford GT 40s, A/FX Mustangs, Shelby Cobras, and Stock Cars. They have competed in NASCAR, Sports Car Racing, Drag Racing, and Ocean Boat Racing.

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Bloody fabulous. I remember this car and David Pearson. Thrilling times, they were.

 

 

Joni Mitchell – Coyote (Live at Gordon Lightfoot’s Home with Bob Dylan & Roger McGuinn, 1975)

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Published on Jun 20, 2019

All rights to this footage belong to Netflix. Watch the amazing documentary “Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese” for more of this incredible and rare footage! I had the privilege of seeing “Rolling Thunder” in theaters, and it was an experience. I saw it at the Castro Theater in San Francisco, a historic theater from the 1920s. The sound system was terrible. It had two gigantic speakers in the front that made the sound bounce off every wall.

At the same time, though, I couldn’t think of a better venue. There were over a thousand people in the room, and you could feel every one of them. Some people yelled out, “Dylan!” enthusiastically, and they roared after each performance. After Joni played this number, the crowd was silent for a few moments, then, to my surprise, gave her the biggest applause I heard during the film (yes, even bigger than “Hard Rain” and “One More Cup of Coffee”).

I listened to the studio version when I got home, but in my opinion, this performance is far superior, though it leaves out most of the lyrics. I hope you enjoy this gem as much as I did!

This primo performance is superb and I don’t think you should miss it.

 

 

cup

Drinking Cup inspired by Etruscan, Greek, and Roman Antiquities From the Cabinet of Mr. William Hamilton.

Pierre-François Hugues D’Hancarville Naples, Italy: W. Hamilton, 1766/67.

Source: hadrian6

Sweet.

 

 

Albatross – Peter Green with The Splinter Group

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Published on Dec 24, 2011

A clip from a concert first shown on a German TV channel in 1998. Nigel Watson does most of the guitar work on this piece, and makes an excellent job of it, while Peter adds the harmony. It would be interesting to know who played what on the original recording by Fleetwood Mac. Is Nigel Watson simply playing Danny Kirwan’s part?

This man … is God. Jimi thought so. B.B. King thought so. The Lord God of guitar and my hero. Enjoy the music. It soothes beasts.

 

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blockquote>Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved (Live from Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London)

Lewis Capaldi
Published on Jan 31, 2019

Get my debut album „Divinely Uninspired To A Hellish Extent“ here: lewiscapaldi.lnk.to/DivinelyU… Tickets: tickets.lewiscapaldi.com

Someone You Loved – Live with strings from soundcheck @ Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London (Nov. 2018)/blockquote>
My dear friend Dani posted this on her Facebook and I can really relate to it, although, not as deeply as someone who was truly loved by someone no longer there.

I still pray for that love, even now as a decrepit old geezer.

 

 

using a tool

Orangutan from Borneo photographed using a spear tool to fish

29 TuesdayApr 2008

Posted by Kambiz Kamrani in Anthropology, Blog, Orangutan, Photo

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Tags borneo, carel van schaik, gerd schuster, Orangutan, thinks of the jungle, tool use

Tool use among orangutans was first documented by Carel van Schaik. In 1994, Carel observed orangutans developing tools to help themselves eat, while conducting field work in Gunung Leuser National Park, in the northwest Sumatra.

Specifically the orangutans were using sticks to pry open pulpy fruits that have “Plexiglas needles” capable of delivering a painful jab covering them. Using the tools, the orangutans were getting past handling the prickly husk and into the nutritious fruit. From an anthropological viewpoint, tool use represents an aspect of culture, since the entire group participates in a behavior that has developed over time. One unique thing to clarify is that only Sumatran orangutans have been observed to use tools, not orangutans from Borneo.

Recently, Gerd Schuster co-author of Thinkers of the Jungle: The Orangutan Report, took this photograph of,

“a male orangutan, clinging precariously to overhanging branches, flails the water with a pole, trying desperately to spear a passing fish…

The extraordinary image, a world exclusive, was taken in Borneo on the island of Kaja…

This individual had seen locals fishing with spears on the Gohong River.

Although the method required too much skill for him to master, he was later able to improvise by using the pole to catch fish already trapped in the locals’ fishing lines.”

Pretty awesome image, no? If you wanna read more about orangutan tool use, here are three papers on the topic:

    • Schaik, C.P., Fox, E.A., Sitompul, A.F. (1996). Manufacture and use of tools in wild Sumatran orangutans. Naturwissenschaften, 83(4), 186-188. DOI:

10.1007/BF01143062

    • Call, J., Tomasello, M. (1994). The social learning of tool use by orangutans (Pongo pygmaeus). Human Evolution, 9(4), 297-313. DOI:

10.1007/BF02435516

    • van Schaik, C.P. (2003). Orangutan Cultures and the Evolution of Material Culture. Science, 299(5603), 102-105. DOI:

10.1126/science.1078004

Intelligence is most certainly not limited to Homo Sapiens Sapiens.