Booker T and the MGs: Green Onions, Live in Oslo, Norway 4/7/67
Don't waste a second. Go buy this DVD right now. (Stax/Volt Revue Live In Norway 1967) Sam & Dave, Otis Redding... wow! this concert captures Memphis Soul at its absolute peak. Booker T and the MGs were the house band at the Stax Records label, playing back up to a host of great soul artists. Their big hit, "Green Onions" contains one of the most recognizable riffs ever, and the soulful organ sound has gone on to become the epitome of "cool".
Animators know that it's important to grab your audience and get them into the rhythm of the cartoon right away. No music does that better than this. The metronomic walking bass line and the slashing organ and guitar accents would be the perfect soundtrack for cool character walks. Get up and walk around the room while you're listening to this. It's impossible not to walk cool to this song!
Mount Pelée, on the Caribbean island of Martinique, erupted in 1902, killing 30,000 people in the scenic town of Saint-Pierre. But rescuers found one man alive — a 27-year-old laborer in a dungeon-like jail cell. In this week’s episode of the Futility Closet podcast we’ll meet Ludger Sylbaris, who P.T. Barnum called “The Only Living […]
Cars: New York City, 1974–1976 collects over 100 of Langdon Clay’s creepy shots of cars parked overnight on the streets of New York at its lowest ebb. The scenes evoke Taxi Driver, The Warriors, even a little Snake Plisken.
The Ticwatch 2 Active Smartwatch is a simpler take on an active wearable that raised over $2m dollars on Kickstarter and is currently offered in the Boing Boing Store.Somewhere in between the single-day battery life and platform-specificity of the Apple Watch and Android Wear devices, there exists the Ticwatch. Instead of trying to shoehorn another […]
Loot Crate is a subscription service that delivers a box of curated pop culture goods to your doorstep. To sample their geeky wares, you can order a single mystery box exclusively from the Boing Boing Store.Each month Loot Crate sends you 6-7 unique items and apparel, including collectibles, books, and t-shirts. Pulling inspiration from all […]
Yes, yes there is. The ultraportable Twisty Glass Mini boasts all of the simplicity of its forebear, while fitting just a little bit better in your pocket.The Mini is perfect for casual smokers, and anyone who doesn’t have the patience or fine motor skill for rolling papers. This piece keeps the convenient design of its older […]