Archive for the ‘americana’ Category

Dr. Evermor’s Forevertron Sculpture Garden

August 19, 2007

Tenticles, originally uploaded by sonic_serenity.

 

Lola Lyndon is away on assignment, and should be back within a week, if not days.

Some things seem to be just plain underrepresented; tubas in popular music; sledgehammers in tool boxes; and Magyars in government service.

Alothough ideosynchratic demolition experts do not seem to be underrepresented in metal sculpture, I think the works of Dr. Evermor cannot be represented enough. The mainstream has ignored Forevertron too long.

attack, originally uploaded by yetra.

 

We’re here to make amends.

You can read more about Dr. Evermor here if you like.

Meanwhile, I’m just going to settle back and view a few photos taken by the Doctor’s fans over at Flickr.

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Americana – Do them foreigners “get it”…

August 10, 2007

better than we do?

Let’s take a look at Rockabilly around the world.

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Take Anything You Want! Take Anything You Want! Take Anything You Want!

August 10, 2007

Need I remark on the gender, cultural, or social issues this highlights?

Let me put it this way,
Come for the aerobics.
Stay for the wants and warrants!

Can’t watch a YouTube video right now? Want to read the synopsis?

Careful! Spoiler follows!

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VD is for Everybody!

August 10, 2007


One minute public service spot (work safe)

Doggone if this PSA from the Ad Council doesn’t make you want to find out what this VD is and how to get some! Released in 1969.

Are You Popular?

August 9, 2007

Are You Popular?

A “social guidance” film from post-war America, brought to you by the Prelinger Archives.

I remember these films from school. Everyone I knew laughed at these things. Laughed? “Shrieked” would be a more apt description.

One can only ponder how they might have been an influence on the beat and hippie movement.

We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby – Revisionist Popular Culture

July 28, 2007

Photographs are not to be reused or reprinted without permission
bull and bear baiting ring

Theall Street, Sonora California

Back in the 1850’s this little hollowed out piece of ground was the bull and bear baiting ring.

Now it is just a lot adjoining a Pacific Gas & Electric electric transformer substation.

Back in the 1850’s this place was a gold rush town and the popular amusements among the miners were none too genteel.

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