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scalper22 scalper23 scal6.psd ********************************************* *********************************************** YOUTUBE GEMS THIS WEEK I spend hours combing YouTube for the coolest gems, so you don’t have to! First up, here’s Louis XIV in Australia last week, November 11th, onstage with the Vines, Howling Belles, and the Killers, performing the Beatles’ Helter Skelter. Now for a virtual cyberwalk thru Balboa Park's Performance Row on a sunny weekend. Checkitout, there’s Mark from the band Big Toe, playing a Tom Petty song. Tho born without arms, Mark is a terrific player, and he can sing pretty good too! I love these guys! The Wrong Trousers performing the Buggles’ “Video Killed The Radio Star” – discovered this at www.sddialedin.com (Thanks, Rosey!) Uh oh – title says it all: “Kids risk minor injury…San Diego Jugglers”: Some busking by Kevin Allshouse (fiddle) and Michael Eskin (Uilleann pipes), 4-30-07. Hey, I know that song – it’s from the Crocodile Dundee soundtrack. Or was that Kangaroo Jack?? No, it was from Skippy the Bush Kangaroo! What, you don’t remember the Skippy TV show? Not even the time he played drums with a rock band named the Bush Rangers that was practicing in a nearby cave??? Here. Check THIS out ------- This guy…well, your guess is as good as mine. Whoops, hang on a minute --- I’ll be right back….(this vid shows an actual Balboa Park noisy toilet --- the things people shoot, huh?) It’s getting dark, so let’s checkout the Organ Pavilion for some live music from Jesus Christ Superstar. Finally, let’s check out some of the most far out vintage cartoon rockers. The Super 6 cartoon from 1966 - checkout the guitar-wielding hero, not to mention the theme song that sounds like 13th Floor Elevators meets the Dave Clark 5! I forgot how MOD Frankenstein Jr. and the Impossibles were ! So much cooler than the lame Groovy Goulies, tho certainly no Josie and the Pussycats..... The Beagles - sound kinda like Denny Laine/Moody Blues! Rare cartoon, only exists in kinescope..."Trouble makes 'em shout!" Another rarity - animated theme/intro for "It's About Time," which I actually recall seeing on the air in the 60s --- ep directed by Richard “Superman” Donner!!!! I do NOT recall this VERY odd Schoolhouse Rock vid, Little Twelvetoes! WTF?! That's Bob Dorough singing, and he supposedly still performs this on occasion --- Very disturbing Chipmunk "rock" video, with scantily clad Pussycat Doll girl chipmunks - watch when Alvin strokes his harp up and down at waist level until a stream of glitter shoots out of it --- don't gotta be Fellini to figure THAT one out.... Hey, that girl Bugaloo is kinda hot, but she couldn't play guitar for crap... No way these Beagles/Beatles robots are licensed to do "Paperback Writer" at Chuck E. Cheese! Somebody tell Yoko's lawyer!! The Jetsons rock – “Eep Opp Ork Ah-Ah!” Zoom, daddio, zoom! Lancelot Link: Secret Chimp had ANOTHER secret life – as a member of the rock band Evolution Revolution. Tho this song mocks hippies visually, the tune totally rocks! Sounds like 3 Dog Night meets Blood Sweat and Tears! And checkout that organ riff - $20 says it’s ol’ lonesome Al Kooper! From the shortlived Pebbles & Bamm Bamm show, their band sings a song about the Zodiac! The murderer or the flaky superstition? Watch for the clues… What do you get when you cross Kiss with Fonzie? The Krofft Supershow, by the same wacky spudmeisters who brought you HR Pufnstuff and Lidsville! The Partridge Family 2200 AD! Partridges in space, in the future! Not just ANY future, but George Jetson’s future! Danny Bonaduce and Shirley Jones did their voices… They also shot Josie and the Pussycats into outer space!!!! **************************************

Like this blog? Here are some related links:

OVERHEARD IN SAN DIEGO - Several years' worth of this comic strip, which debuted in the Reader in 1996: http://www.sandiegoreader.com/photos/galleries/overheard-san-diego/

FAMOUS FORMER NEIGHBORS - Over 100 comic strips online, with mini-bios of famous San Diegans: http://www.sandiegoreader.com/photos/galleries/famous-former-neighbors/

SAN DIEGO READER MUSIC MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/sandiegoreadermusic

JAY ALLEN SANFORD MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/jayallensanford

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