Thursday, November 20, 2008

Leni Riefenstahl's Missing Rap Video

NSFW due to Hitler.... and some colorful free style gangsta rap action.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Dont blame me. I voted for Kodos!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Monkey Mondays blows a seal

Monday, October 13, 2008

Monkey Mondays: Pop Culture Ate Itself...

and threw up:

Monday, September 29, 2008

Signifying Monkey Monday

This is a NSFW due to language clip of Rudy Ray Moore as Dolemite doing his take on the Signifying Monkey:

Monday, September 22, 2008

Monkey Mondays Gone To Heaven

The Pixies on David Letterman's show:

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Rest in Peace Earl Palmer

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

W. H. Auden

Earl Palmer helped invent rock and roll. In fact he probably did more for it with one song that most of his contemporaries did with their entire catalogs. That song is "The Fat Man" by Fats Domino; it is usually cited as one of the first recordings to feature nothing but New Orleans style back beat from start to finish. This is the essential rock and roll rhythm.

Earl Palmer played drums on most of the hits by Fats Domino and Little Richard and was considered the ultimate session drummer for most of his career.

He is gone. At 84 years old, he had a much longer life than your average rock and roll drummer and in these troubled times I am afraid that his death will largely go unnoticed by the general public. The small blurb on the "latest news" section of the site simply states 'Tutti Frutti' drummer Earl Palmer dead at 84. Yep, he played on "Tutti Frutti" by Little Richard and while that is certainly one of the more well known records of that era, I don't think that this headline says nearly enough. I wonder if that same writer would refer to Chuck Berry as the "My Ding-A-Ling" singer. Why the Hell not, That was Chuck Berry's only number one hit.

Here is a youtube clip of Earl Palmer playing on "I'm Walkin'" on an instructional tape:

Earl Palmer played on the original hit recordings of this song for both Fats Domino and Ricky Nelson so he is the last word on this number.

Anyway, Earl Palmer is dead. Our Mainstream media doesn't know shit about rock and roll. I am pissed. Only the first item in that list is news.