ROCK & ROLL CARTOON FUNNIES!
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2d ago
Here's A Rare Photo Essay of  Beyonce Feeding Spinach To Jean-Paul Sartre                 DAVID LEE ROTH BREAKING WIND ON STAGE     A Cartoon about Question Mark & The Mysterians...what the?!         1978 > A MOMENT IN TIME @ A FREELANCE VANDALS GIG       LIVE @ THE PASTIME PUB 1980 RETURN TO ALL BLOG POSTS   ..read more
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Faces in the Crowd: D.A. Pennebaker
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by Mind Smoke Records
4d ago
    One Sunday back in 2019, I woke up to the news that D.A. Pennebaker had passed away at the age of 94.  While Pennebaker was a well known film maker to many folks, I thought it would be worthwhile to take a look back on the artistic contributions he made to the music documentary genre over the years.   Much like the way that such artists as The Beatles and Bob Dylan had transformed the album format into something completely new, Pennebaker's vision and talent did the same when it came to using the medium of documentary film to capture the cultural i ..read more
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Alive As Yesterday: 1960 Rock Concerts
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by Mind Smoke Records
6d ago
Greetings to one & all! Today's blog post takes a look @ Concerts in 1960! Brook Benton / The Platters / Del Shannon Dee Clark / The Drifters / Gary U.S. Bonds Phil Upchucrch / The Cleftones The Forum Montreal, Canada   B.B. KING & HIS 10 PIECE ORCHESTRA Eagles Ballroom Seattle, Washington   BILL MONROE  BLUE GRASS BOYS BLUE GRAS QUARTET SHENANDOAH VALLEY TRIO Alice Theatre Leitchfield, Kentucky   BOB DYLAN UNDERGROUND CAVERN GREENWICH VILLAGE, NYC   Bobby Darin Duane Eddy Clyde McPhatter Milie Ford & The Checkmates Bob Miller & The Millermen T ..read more
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Rock & Roll Library: My Winter Reading List
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by Mind Smoke Records
6d ago
While my life suddenly got deconstructed due to a lack of gigs right after Christmas, I tried to ignore the madness of the outside world by finally finding the time to read a stack of rock & roll books that I had on a table right next to my big red reading chair.   This got me to thinking about just how many truly great books there are about Rock & Roll.  It also occurred to me that perhaps there are some of you folks out there who might have missed out on reading some of these epic prose works.  Goodnight, L.A. The Untold Story from inside the Legendary Recording ..read more
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Alive As Yesterday: 1989 Concerts
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by Mind Smoke Records
1w ago
  The Who  London Coliseum London, UK   Grateful Dead Alpine Valley Music Theatre East Troy, MI       Jerry Garcia Band Electric Wiltern Theatre 379 Wilshire Blvd Los Angeles, CA   Lou Reed Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle Frankfurt, Germany   Nirvana Grinch Murphy's Pub Cincinnati, OH   Neil Young & Crazy Horse Sonic Youth Social Distortion McNichols Arena Denver, CO   Metallica Queensryche Lakeland Civic Center Lakeland, FL   Mother Love Bone Cats From Chaos Cactus Club San Jose, CA   Jerry Garcia Band Poplar Creek Music ..read more
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Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday 2024!
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by Mind Smoke Records
1w ago
  Today is one of my favorite days of the year!  It's the culmination of the Mardi Gras season!     Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday. It's also called Shrove Tuesday, Carnival Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday, depending on where the celebration is taking place.  No matter the name, it's a day of revelry that includes parades, parties and gastronomic indulgence before the Christian fasting season of Lent begins on Ash Wednesday. It marks the last day of the Carnival season, basically a six-week period of partying around the globe. What began as ..read more
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It's Time For My 2004 Mardi Gras Playlist Part 2
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by Mind Smoke Records
2w ago
I've always been a music collector whether it be Christmas music, songs by one hit wonders, Tom Waits rarities or various obscure tunes from a wide variety of genres.   One of my favorite music genres to collect is New Orleans Mardi Gras songs.  Every year, I create a new Mardi Gras Playlist and along with some of the yearly staples (like Prof Longhair's Go To The Mardi Gras or Hey Pocky Way by The Meters), I usually seek out songs I haven't come across before.  The songs of the Carnival Season play an integral part of New Orleans' Mardi Gras cultural identity. Since ..read more
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Mardi Gras Time Machine
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by Mind Smoke Records
2w ago
    The first formal parade on Mardi Gras day was held in 1838 when a newspaper report on that Ash Wednesday told of a procession of masqued figures through the public streets...with every variety of costumes...from Harlequin to the somber Turk and wild Indian. The Civil War put a hold on festivities from 1860 to 1864 - then Comus returned in 1865. Twelfth Night Revellers paraded in 1870 and was the first krewe to have a queen and to stage a grand march. Miss Emma Butler was the first queen of a Mardi Gras ball - in 1871 - and her king was the Lord of Misrule.   1872 King Rex ..read more
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The Legendary Mardi Gras Indians of New Orleans
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by Mind Smoke Records
2w ago
  One of the most unique aspects of Mardi Gras in New Orleans is the existence of the Mardi Gras Indians.  From the neworleans.com site: “Mardi Gras is full of secrets, and the Mardi Gras Indians are as much a part of that secrecy as any other carnival organization. Their parade dates, times and routes are never published in advance, although they do tend to gather in the same areas every year. The Mardi Gras Indians are comprised, in large part, of the African-American communities of New Orleans's inner city. While these Indians have paraded for well over a century, their parade is ..read more
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The Legacy of Brass Bands in New Orleans
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by Mind Smoke Records
2w ago
    Happy Mardi Gras Week to one and all!  If any of you have ever been to New Orleans, I'm sure you would agree that there ain't nothin' like catching the sounds of a New Orleans brass band.  When these bands begin to play magical sounds fill the air! The history of the marching band in New Orleans is a rich one, with the various bands performing at virtually every major social event the city has to offer. They perform at funerals, picnics, carnivals and parades. The relationship between jazz bands and brass bands is one of co-influence...Jazz bands of this era ..read more
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