Friday, March 07, 2014

Video find: The Kinks perform "Tired of Waiting for You," 1965!



See a full concert 2013 by the Zombies!

I had a chance to see the band last summer and they were spectacular. Colin Blunstone's voice is still in amazing shape.



Mad Men final season poster art by graphics legend Milton Glaser

The artist, famous for his 1960s advertising and poster art, created this for the upcoming seventh, and last, season of "Mad Men." More info here.


Today's best picture ever: Duke Ellington


Vintage Mustang car ad


Pop culture roundup: Startling Comics! The Saint!

The Golden Age presents a fabulous gallery of Starling Comics covers from the 1940s.



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The Saint is back in print: Dozens the spy novels penned by Leslie Charteris are available in paperback and, as of March 18, ebook, SpyVibe reports. Find them on Amazon here.

Fab Friday: New guitars!

John and George pick up their new electric-acoustic Gibson J-160 E guitars - heard on dozens of Beatles tunes over the rest of the 1960s.




Thursday, March 06, 2014

Deal alert: Select Criterion Collection titles 53% off at Amazon!

There are some pretty nifty titles available in the Criterion Collection -- both cult and classic. Click here to score good deals. Titles include the spooky/weird "Seconds" and Chaplin's masterpiece, "City Lights."




See a four-minute preview of Captain America: Winter Soldier

Video find: The Shadows perform "Apache," 1960!



Today's best picture ever: Bob Dylan and Joan Baez


Vintage ad: Happy Days TV Show


New and upcoming pop culture books: Veronica Mars novel; Russ Heath; Louis Armstrong; Bob Dylan; Tintin; Star Wars; Monty Python; Stephen King; Terry Pratchett, more!

Click the links to order discounted items from Amazon.


Veronica Mars: An Original Mystery by Rob Thomas: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line (Vintage)


The Grand Budapest Hotel: The Illustrated Screenplay


Flesh & Steel: The Art of Russ Heath


Louis Armstrong, Master of Modernism


Another Side of Bob Dylan: A Personal History on the Road and off the Tracks


The Dylanologists: Adventures in the Land of Bob


Masterful Marks: Cartoonists Who Changed the World


Herge and the Treasures of Tintin


Wide Awake in Slumberland: Fantasy, Mass Culture, and Modernism in the Art of Winsor McCay (Great Comics Artists Series)


Five Came Back: A Story of Hollywood and the Second World War


Turning Point: 1997-2008 (hardcover) by Hayao Miyazaki


Life in the Mouse House: Memoir of a Disney Story Artist


The Art of Mr. Peabody and Sherman


Star Wars Storyboards: The Original Trilogy


Heroines of Comic Books and Literature: Portrayals in Popular Culture



Everything I Ever Needed to Know About _____* I Learned from Monty Python: *History, Art, Poetry, Communism, Philosophy, the Media, Birth, Death, ... Mythology, Fish Slapping, and Many More!


Batman (TV Milestones Series)


Under the Dome: Part 2: A Novel by Stephen King


Raising Steam (Discworld) by Terry Pratchett