April 30, 2010

yo daddy-o


















Check out Like...Dreamsville for some groovy, like, beatnik junk!

April 29, 2010

Apollo Theatre, 1962



















Let's grab a good show and a steak!

What up?


This is a painting
in the Worcester
Art Museum.
Colonial tranny
perhaps?
Lookin' purdy!

April 23, 2010

Thank Your Lucky Stars tv show

Thank Your Lucky Stars  was another British pop music tv show that ran from 1961 until 1966. Check out the Spin-a-disc portion of the program!
Below are some clips.
I love the hypnotic spinning spiral thangs behind The Breakaways. Camera 2!

The Beatles, 1963
The Rolling Stones, 1966
Helen Shapiro, 1966
The Breakaways, 1963
Tom Jones, 1966
The last show in 1966

Ready Steady Go tv show

Ready Steady Go ran in Britain from 1963 until 1966. Manfred Mann's 5-4-3-2-1 was the theme song. The show was hosted by Keith Fordyce, Dusty Springfield and Cathy McGowan, who eventually become known as the "Queen of the Mods" as a result of her hosting gig. Anyone who was anyone was on this program. They ran theme shows featuring The Beatles, Otis Redding and the hugely popular Motown acts.

• Otis Redding Special, 1966
• The Sound of Motown, 1965
• The Beatles Special, 1964
The Temptations, 1965
Martha and the Vandellas, 1965
Martha and the Vandellas and Dusty Springfield, 1965

April 19, 2010

Olmsted's Emerald Necklace

Learn about the series of Boston parks that make up the Emerald Necklace. This is great info to know if you live in Boston. Sharing is caring! Go to the Emerald Necklace Conservancy web site.

An Olmsted park design in Worcester



















Last stop on the Worcester road trip was a visit to an early Frederick Olmsted park design. If you're not familiar with Olmsted, especially if you live in Boston, go here. Then go here!

Worcester Art Museum


















Loved the Worcester Art Musuem! Check it out sometime
and grab a weenie at Coney Island Hot Dogs.

weirdness



































On the way to the museum we passed a billboard for the exhibit.
Why is there a painting of Michael Chiklis from The Shield dancing
with a sausage? Whoooooohoooooo!

2 with the works please!









































The first stop was Coney Island Hot Dogs! Not much has changed since 1938. Get more info on this place here.

Road trip to Worcester
















Was finally able to boogie out to Worcester to see the "Who Shot Rock & Roll" exhibit at the Worcester Art Museum. INCREDIBLE! If you have any interest in photography and music, SEE IT! Loved seeing the original photos that were used for album art. It was overwhelmingly tremendous!