Or is it genius?
Or is it genius?
I have no idea what movie this is from. If anyone out there knows, please comment.
Some claim the 1963 hit single Sally Go Round The Roses by The Jaynetts is the first recorded psychedelic pop tune. While this may or may not be true, it’s certainly a beautifully hypnotic, circular number with mysterious and whimsical lyrical imagery. It’s also, I’ve discovered, one of the most covered songs ever so I’ve decided to line up most of the versions I’ve found. Play ‘em one after the other or mix and match to make your own trance-inducing rose parade. Let’s begin with the original. I have no proof, but it’s claimed that the drummer on this session was Buddy Miles, later of Jimi Hendrix’s Band of Gypsies.
Many more roses after the jump…
“Is it snow? Or is it Synth Coke? Only
a your wallet knows for sure.”
Felix The Cat Blotter Acid
In keeping with the LSD theme here at Dangerous Minds, I present a lysergic episode from The Twisted Tales Of Felix The Cat. The series aired on CBS from 1995 to 1997.
In this episode, Felix gets psychedelized in Pittsburg! There’s a shitload of rock references in this trippy little mindbender, from Chuck Berry and Elvis to Dylan, grunge and Led Zeppelin. Dig the Rick Griffin eyeballs, the reference to cheeba and the scene where Felix lands in a melting landscape and says “well, hello Dali.” This is out there stuff for network TV.
part two after the jump
Female genital mutilation (FGM) still goes on today, even in so-called civilized society. The horrifying practice of cutting and removing a young girl’s genitalia serves no hygienic, spiritual or sexual purpose. It is an extreme form of child abuse, savage, cruel and criminal. It should be stopped.
Female circumcision will be inflicted on up to 2,000 British schoolgirls during the summer holidays – leaving brutal physical and emotional scars. Yet there have been no prosecutions against the practice.
FGM can result in acute infection, tetanus, bleeding of adjacent organs, shock resulting from violent pain, and hemorrhage and even death. The lifelong physical and psychological debilities include chronic pelvic infections, vulval abscesses, sterility, incontinence, depression, anxiety, psychosis and sexual dysfunction.
In this article, from today’s internet edition of The Guardian, you can read the dirty truth about this barbaric ritual.
If young boys were having their peckers lopped off, the perpetrators would be doing life behind bars.
Many of The Rolling Stones’ pre-1966 hits were never released in stereo. For example Satisfaction, although originally recorded in stereo, was released only in monophonic sound.
In the mid-80s a true stereo version of Satisfaction appeared on Japanese and German editions of Hot Rocks 1964-67, which are long out of print. They’re available from collectors, but expensive.
In this true stereo version of Satisfaction, you can hear instruments that were mostly inaudible on the mono version. Brian Jones acoustic guitar (left channel) and Jack Nitzsche’s piano are now much more present, particularly Brian’s guitar.
We’re so accustomed to hearing the mono mix, that at first, the stereo mix seems too airy, the stereo spread too wide, the result slightly flabby and lacking punch. We miss the stripped down, punky, intense edge of the mono version. But, after repeated listening, the stereo version yields its own charms, a different but satisfying (pun intended), experience.
If for no other reason than to hear Brian’s guitar with such clarity, the true stereo version of Satisfaction is a great discovery.
The Fabulous Echoes (also know as The Fab Echoes) were Hong Kong garage rockers who, in the early 60s, had a string of regional hits on Diamond Records. They were a big touring act in Malaysia, Indonesia, The Philippines and Sri Lanka.
Though based in Hong Kong, none of the members of the group were Chinese - four were Filipino, the drummer was from Scotland, and lead singer Cliff Foenander was from India.
In this clip, Fab Echoes’ member Bert Sagum (a proto Lux Interior) does a totally insane version of It Won’t Be Long. Man, could these cats rock!
A Forever 21 clothing store located on Times Square, in the building that used to house the Virgin Mega-Store, has taken a Tron-like approach to advertising.
A digital 61 foot electronic billboard features virtual models interacting with people on the street below. The model takes photos of onlookers, which are then instantly displayed on the billboard. In addition, the models can pick people out from the gawking crowds, create digitized images of them, kiss them and turn them into frogs or pick them up and drop them into “Forever 21” branded shopping bags.
The dystopian mindfuck also displays “love tweets” from so-called “fans.”
Madison Avenue is a very powerful aggression against private consciousness. A demand that you yield your private consciousness to public manipulation. - Marshall McLuhan
For more info and photos on the billboard check out design boom.
In this brilliant remake of Alica Keys and Jay-Z’s ode to New York City, Empire State of Mind, rapper Alex Warren and singer Terema Wainwrite celebrate the Welsh city of Newport. Ymerodraeth is Welsh for empire.
The video’s director Morgan-Jane Delaney says she…
...wanted to make something people from Newport would be proud of and we have had some really positive feedback.
“I hope Jay-Z and Alicia get to see the video as long as their publishing people don’t force us to take it offline. It’s only tongue in cheek.”
What make’s this different, and quite special, is the Welsh spin, the accents. And Terema Wainwrite is quite a belter.The whole thing reminds me of Shane McGowan and Kirsty MacColl.