Saturday, October 01, 2016

Rock Me Baby

Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr. passed away Saturday, 24 September 2016 at the age of 68. I was fortunate to see him about a year ago here in a very small venue here in Niagara on the Lake. It was a good evening

Here he is with Lenny Kravitz and Ry Cooder.




Via Tacky Raccoons

Miss Friday The Typist


This battery-operated 1950s Japanese novelty was made by Nomura Toys Ltd. “Miss Friday the Typist” sits at a tinplate desk. She moves her head from keyboard to her notes and back while her fingers pound away at the keyboard and you hear the clacking of keys and the sound of a bell signalling the carriage return.
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Via Ferocious Sprout 

Works for me.


Via Ferocious Sprout 

Is There A Future In The Trumpet? Apparently Not.

In 1921 instrument maker Elden E. Benge had written to cornet soloist Herbert L. Clarke asking whether there was any future in the trumpet. This was Clarke's response:



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Thanks Bruce!

Edible Zebra Tarantula



Have you ever had a craving for a big hairy edible Zebra Tarantula that has been baked with BBQ seasoning? Me either.
The Newport Jerky Company sells the spiders as well as Earthworm Jerky and Edible Black Scorpion, perfect for your Halloween-themed buffet.

Thanks Bruce!