Sunday, March 02, 2008

"What's the Matter"

R. Crumb cover - Memphis Jug Band Album (Yazoo)
Okay, I uploaded a new song to my website music player. This Hokum Scorchers' song is a version of "What's the Matter"originally done by the Memphis Jug Band in 1929. Lou Reimuller is playing the National guitar, kazoo and vocals and I am on the washboard, kazoo and vocals. We recorded this in 1990 for our first Hokum Scorcher's album.
(To hear song, follow link and scroll down for music player)
(These songs change every Sunday night.)

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Happy Birthday Balthus

Nude with a Cat 1949 by Balthus

Balthus was actually born on a leap year which doesn't surprise me as he was a very unusual man who remained young-at-heart his entire life. Born February 29, 1908, in Paris, France, he's one of my favorite artists. He died in 2001 on Feb 19 at age 92. Here's the NYTimes Obit story . Happy Birthday Balthus.

The Art of Amy Crehore

This Should Keep the Riffraff Away

This is a great Louise Brooks photo with guns that I hadn't seen before.
(thanks to apelad at Hobotopia)
The Art of Amy Crehore

Friday, February 29, 2008

Graham Annable's Animations

Comic art by Graham Annable

Hey, this guy lives in Portland, Oregon and he makes funny-as-shit cartoons.
There's a new one on his YouTube page called
Enjoy! You might want to stay and watch the
rest of them or bookmark the page.
(Grickle is his website.)

Thanks, Johnny at Drawn!

The Art of Amy Crehore

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Bullies with No Imagination of Their Own

The Great Charlie Chaplin
I like Lloyd's recent post about the history of the Hollywood film industry-
the myth about art and commerce:

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

This Monkey Seems Oddly Familiar

From a T.S. Sullivant header for the Comic Supplement of "The Chicago Sunday American", November 5th, 1905
I like this! See more at
Also, watch "Pipe Dreams", 1938, an MGM cartoon featuring the Three Good Little Monkeys. What a hoot!

Monday, February 25, 2008