I have spent hours browsing throught the oldies-but-goodies comic strips at Barnacle Press.
They have an awesome collection of newspaper comics from the past hundred years or more, and are always adding more.
Some of them are obscure and you’ll delight in discovering them. Others are familiar — some still printing today — and you’ll be amazed at how long they’ve been around.
I warn you — if you go there, you may not get anything else done the rest of the day.
The Caged Guitar Forum is now up and running.
So if you are interested in commenting or questions about the system (Featured in this very blog with a couple of introductory videos this past week) go register — for free — and check it out.
It’s something I wish I’d known about at least 20 years ago … but now I am getting more and more excited the more I explore it.
… Interesting –
Estelle and I lived in Palm Springs for a few years, and knew of Jane Russell as one of “The Ladies Who Lunch” — a bunch of Golden-Age stars who got together for coffee, cards, prayer circles and whatever. They included Lucille Ball, Dinah Shore, Loretta Young, Alice Faye and Jane. We weren’t really interested in what politics they followed — we just enjoyed their contributions to entertainment.
Things you usually don’t think about. Doesn’t make me enjoy her work any the less, though.
Throughout her career, Russell was a staunch conservative who considered Democrats in Hollywood “crazy.”
“In my day Hollywood was Republican,” she once said. “All the heads of the studios were Republicans, and we were fighting Communism. You had John Wayne and Charlton Heston and myself and Bob Mitchum, and President Ronald Reagan came right out of that same group.”
She was a vocal supporter of the Iraq war from its start in 2003, a vocal opponent of abortion, even in cases of rape or incest, a tireless fighter to “get the Bible back in schools.” She despised the Clinton administration and was a fan of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and conservative commentator Ann Coulter.
And in 2003, she described herself as “a teetotal, mean-spirited, right-wing, narrow-minded, conservative Christian bigot,” variations of which she frequently used.
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Today we’re traveling back over a hundred years to meet Walter Bradford’s Fizzboomski the Anarchist! Inspired by the drama of the Russian Revolution, Bradford dreamed up his bungling anarchist, Fizzboomski (né Fitzboomski), whose assassination plots are constantly foiled by elaborately comic countermeasures; his targets, the Czar and the Prime Minister, forever one step ahead. The humor is pretty dark for the Sunday funnies, but the feature hardly takes itself seriously. Along with the madcap antics of the titular star we’re treated to those familiar jabs at Russia, you know, ending words in “-ski” or referring to the Prime Minister as the “Prime Minister-a-vitch.” Sometimes I worry you folks must think I live under a rock, but I will admit that I was surprised to see that sort of humor so early in the 20th Century (I think of that sort of silliness as more of a Cold War thing, but here it is).
The Stripper’s Guide featured this title a few months back and, needless to say, the coverage is certainly worth your time. If not for the history lesson, certainly for the color samples. According to Allan’s dates we have half the original run and all of the 1907 revival here in the archives (no luck finding that 1908 oddball). Enjoy.
Although I knew about and occasionally used the Major 7th chords while playing rock and country, I really didn’t get into them deeply until I started studying jazz guitar.
Here is a terrific introductory article by Chris at The Guitar Lesson Review Blog — and I couldn’t improve on it, so I’m sharing it with you in total.
In a previous post on the topic of guitar chord theory, I talked about how regular major chords are created from the 1, 3 & 5th notes of the major scale.
To recap, here are the C Major scale notes, with the 1, 3, 5 notes highlighted:
which leads to the regular C Major chord as played in open position on the guitar: Read more on Guitar Chord Theory – Seventh Chords…
The entire music industry is controlled by four multi-national corporations –
- Universal Music Group — Interscope Geffen A&M, The Island Def Jam Music Group, Universal Motown Republic Group, Decca Label Group, The Verve Music Group, A&M/Octone
- Sony Entertainment Group — RCA/Jive Records, J Records and Columbia/Epic, Arista, Legacy, Masterworks and various latin and country labels.
- Warner Music Group — Warner Bros, Elektra, Rhino, Atlantic and most of the major music publishing companies
- EMI Group — Angel, Astralwerks, Blue Note, Capitol, Capitol Latin, Capitol Records Nashville, EMI Classics, EMI CMG, EMI Records, EMI Records Nashville, Manhattan, Parlophone, Virgin Classics and Virgin Record
There’s not much left to gobble up. It’s already a conglomeration of conglomerates — all merged and homogeneous. So the only thing left is incest.
The big news today is that Doug Morris — Worldwide Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Universal Music Group since 1995 — is moving over to Sony Entertainment Group as CEO.
The specialty of this 73-year-old (caucasian) music veteran? Hip Hop and Rap.
I’m glad I don’t have to pull up to a stop light next to the chauffeured limo driving him to work, as I’ll bet it has an ass-kicking subwoofer system that gives you a concussion from a block away. Yo!
exploiting piloting the careers of Jay-Z, Nelly, Lil Wayne, Erykah Badu and Kanye West, D-Mor (my new nickname for him) will be rubbing elbows with J. Cole, Three 6 Mafia, Wyclef Jean and OutKast.
Actually they will be rubbing their lips somewhat south of D-Mor’s elbows.
So, if you are gonna sell your soul to The Man — D-More, “You da man!”
Maybe someday, the music business will return to … umm … music. It won’t be the models and body-builders who are rewarded with contracts to make videos, but maybe people who can actually sing, or play an instrument or do something besides sample somebody else’s hit songs, scratch records and recite a page from a rhyming dictionary will be able to record audio.