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.


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