Videos

Classic “Mad Men” era political ad from the Johnson / Goldwater race

(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiG0AE8zdTU)

(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yIFBpn7_uBQ)

RIP Keith Emerson

EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER
“Karn Evil 9 – 1st Impression, Part 1” from Brain Salad Surgery
(Emerson/Lake)

Cold and misty morning, I heard a warning borne in the air
About an age of power where no one had an hour to spare,
Where the seeds have withered, silent children shivered, in the cold
Now their faces captured in the lenses of the jackals for gold.
I’ll be there
I’ll be there
I will be there.

Suffering in silence, they’ve all been betrayed.
They hurt them and they beat them, in a terrible way,
Praying for survival at the end of the day.
There is no compassion for those who stay.
I’ll be there
I’ll be there
I will be there.

There must be someone who can set them free:
To take their sorrow from this odyssey
To help the helpless and the refugee
To protect what’s left of humanity.
Can’t you see
Can’t you see
Can’t you see.

I’ll be there
I’ll be there
I will be there;
To heal their sorrow
To beg and borrow
Fight tommorow.

Step inside! Hello! We’ve the most amazing show
You’ll enjoy it all we know
Step inside! Step Inside!

We’ve got thrills and shocks, supersonic fighting cocks.
Leave your hammers at the box
Come Inside! Come Inside!
Roll up! Roll up! Roll up!
See the show!

Left behind the bars, rows of Bishops’ heads in jars
and a bomb inside a car
Spectacular! Spectacular!

If you follow me there’s a speciality
some tears for you to see
Misery, misery,
Roll up! Roll up! Roll up!
See the show!

Next upon the bill in our House of Vaudeville
We’ve a stripper in a till
What a thrill! What a thrill!
And not content with that, with our hands behind our backs,
We pull Jesus from a hat,
Get into that! Get into that!
Roll up! Roll up! Roll up!
See the show!

The Wild Things Are My Friends

Recorded in 1919, this film documents a day in the life of great naturalist John Burroughs, during which he receives three young visitors. Recorded in prizma color. From the American Museum of Natural History Library, Special Collections. 

(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0svS78Nw_yY)

“If I have a care in the world, I have a gift to bring.” 

criterioncollection:

In the 1960s, pioneering French New Wave filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard introduced the world to a new cinematic lexicon, generated from his innovative, auteurist style. Between 1960 and 1967 alone, he made fifteen features (beginning with his groundbreaking début, Breathless)—and it’s this period that regular Criterion Collection contributor :: kogonada explores in a new video essay highlighting the iconic director’s signature themes and devices. Watch the piece above, and if you’re in London, check out the British Film Institute’s comprehensive Godard retrospective running now through March 16.

You can view more of :: kogonada’s works for the Criterion Collection here and at kogonada.com.

randyhaddock:

Norman Blake flatpicking on his 1933 Martin D-28S along with Nancy Blake on cello and James Bryan on the fiddle.

Ohio, 1980.

Bessie Smith – A Good Man Is Hard to Find

My heart is sad and I’m all alone
My man treats me mean
I regret the day that I was born
And that man I ever seen

My happiness is less today
My heart is broke that’s why I say
Lord, a good man is hard to find
You always get another kind

Just when you think that he’s your pal
You look and find him foolin’ ‘round some old gal
Then you rave, you all crave
You wanna see him in his grave

So if your man is nice, take my advice
Hug him in the morning, kiss him ev’ry night
Give him plenty lovin’, treat your good man right
‘Cause a good man nowadays sure is hard to find

Oh, a good man is so hard to find
We always get that roughed old kind
Just when you think that he’s your pal
You look and find him hangin’ ’round some old gal

Then you rave, shall you crave
You wanna see him dead layin’ in his grave
So if your man is nice, take my advice
Hug him in the morning, kiss him ev’ry night
Give him plenty mash madam, treat your man right
‘Cause a good man nowadays sure is hard to find

Lazarus, David Bowie’s latest video. RIP

(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-JqH1M4Ya8)