Friday, January 10, 2014

"The Leads All Gone" performed by the Hokum Scorchers

In 1990, the Hokum Scorchers performed a song called, "The Leads All Gone". It was originally done by Bo Carter (a.k.a. Bo Chatmon) in 1931 as "My Pencil Won't Write No More" and later it was recorded in 1980 by his brother Sam Chatmon on Flying Fish Records as "Pencil Lead Blues".
Lou Reimuller is singing and playing the National guitar and kazoo and I am singing, playing washboard and kazoo.

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Happy New Year- A Spring Song!

I hear birds chirping out there, so I'm posting this animation
from 1931 called Mendelssohn's Spring Song by Cy Young.
I have never been so anxious for spring to come as I am right now.
Happy 2014!

The Art of Amy Crehore

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Some End of the Year Links for You!

A very old photo of a younger me

  1. Johnny Depp to play Banjo uke in George Formby role LINK 
  2. The Junky's Christmas, William Borrough's Claymation 1991 LINK
  3. The Iceberg, a story by Zelda Fitzgerald when she was a teen 1918 LINK
  4. James Brown Mystery of Black ad: LINK
  5. Video of Francoise Gilot who still paints everyday at 92: LINK
  6. Boingboing has a new movie available for download: LINK
  7. Napoleon blowing bubbles! 1813 LINK 
  8. The Hokum Scorchers on soundcloud, recordings from early 90s: LINK

    Saturday, December 21, 2013

    Happy Winter Solstice

    "A Moonlit Ride" painting, oil on linen, 12" x 10" ©Amy Crehore
    This painting has now been sold to a very special collector in California.
    It was first shown in NYC at Last Rites Gallery, Jan. 2011.
    Happy Winter Solstice!

    Thursday, December 19, 2013