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Rosy Rosy and The Inner Space: the roots of Can and krautrock
09.21.2010
11:44 pm

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Rosemary Heinikel is a German actress, singer, soft core porn model and writer who, in the late 1960s, was an integral part of the German hippie subculture and krautrock music scene. As Rosy Rosy, Heinikel sang with Guru Guru and The Inner Space. In 1969, The Inner Space,  Irwin Schmidt, Michael Karoli, Holger Czukay and Jaki Liebezeit, changed their name to Can.

In the videos collected here, Rosy and The Inner Space perform “I’m Holding My Nightingale” in the German film Kamasutra (1969) and provide the soundtrack for the film Agilok And Blubbo (1968), which includes the Nico-esque “Kamera Song’.

‘Kamera Song’s’  ‘Sunday Morning’ xylophonics drop like two-megaton teardrops around the vocals of actress Rosemarie Heinikel, here credited with her diva alter-ego, ‘Rosy-Rosy.’ The sleeve of the single features a still of Rosy-Rosy from the film and the provenance of her name is immediately obvious as she is depicted holding a machine gun while her pair of abundant breasts make her neckline not only plunging, but altogether insufficient in their attempt to modestly corral her assets. Her vocals are coy and cooing in German until she switches to bleating out slang English slogans such as “Mama!,” “Stop the war!,” “Make peace!” and “Cheese!” over Holger’s red-armed-hot-from-Vietnam bass strummin’ und drangin’ in the aggressive chorus.” The Seth Man.

 

 
More grooviness from Rosy Rosy and The Inner Space, including footage from Kamasutra, after the jump…

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Talking Parrot Arrested For Being Lookout For Colombian Drug Dealers
09.21.2010
10:43 pm

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Lorenzo the parrot, a drug dealers best friend. The bird is the word.

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Vanessa Redgrave: Badass & Beautiful
09.21.2010
08:42 pm

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Comrade Redgrave, campaigning as a MP candidate for the Workers Revolutionary Party, February 1974.

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Mexico Celebrates 200 Years of Independence
09.21.2010
03:42 pm

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Celebrations are underway marking the 200th anniversary of the start of Mexico’s War of Independence.

On 16th September 1810, a priest, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla declared Mexico’s freedom from the Spanish colonial government, in the small town of Dolores.  Hidalgo’s call to arms became known as the Grito de Dolores (the Cry of Dolores), and led to the first of many rebellions against the forces of the Spanish Crown, which resulted in Mexico’s independence in 1821.

They don’t make priests like Hidalgo anymore - an intellectual revolutionary, who spoke out against Church and Crown, lived openly with his lover, fathered several children, smoked, drank, and gambled.  More importantly, he was an egalitarian, who believed in the sharing of wealth.  Hidalgo was eventually caught, excommunicated, tried for treason, and executed in 1811.  However, his clear-sighted actions inspired a nation to reclaim its liberty.

These incredible photographs show some of the events taking place for Mexico’s bicentennial celebrations.

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Woman Named After Soft Drink?
09.21.2010
02:53 pm

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“What kind of parent would give their kid a middle name of Pepsi?” was how they put it at the J-Walk blog, causing me to laugh until I stopped.

From what I can tell, Ms. Sawyer is a real person.

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Polysics: de-evolution Tokyo style
09.21.2010
02:18 pm

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Tokyo synth-pop band Polysics clearly take their cues from Devo, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Shonen Knife and Yellow Magic Orchestra, but they do it so well, who can argue with such inspired thievery.
 

 
More Polysics after the jump…

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Sci-Fi disco hit: Dee D. Jackson’s ‘Automatic Lover’
09.21.2010
01:34 pm

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In the future there will be no love, sex will be provided by robots… and we’ll all be listening to eurodisco: “Automatic Lover” a worldwide hit for Dee D. Jackson in 1978. Apparently, the robot vocals are courtesy of another one hit wonder, Baltimora (“Tarzan Boy”).
 

 
Via PCL LinkDump

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15 best things about our ‘pubic’ schools
09.21.2010
01:04 pm

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Here’s a really unfortunate typo on a billboard spotted in South Bend, Indiana. Ummm, errrr… A ‘pubic’ school sounds like it could be kinda fun, tho.

(via TDW)

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Alex Jones: “The reason there are so many gay people now…”
09.21.2010
12:54 pm

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WTF??

If you’re on the borderline of the “Is Alex Jones just a flaming nutball?” question, this video should help you definitively pick a side!
 

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Gainsbourg goes Moooog
09.21.2010
11:52 am

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Have a listen to “Moogy Woogy” by Serge Gainsbourg, from the soundtrack to Trop Jolies Pour Etre Honnetes (Too Pretty to be Honest) (great title, eh?), a 1972 French crime caper co-starring “Mrs. Gainsbourg” at the time, gorgeous Jane Birkin.
 

 
Via the always awesome World of Kane.

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