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Chet Atkins- 1954

There’s a buncha great Chet Atkins vids @utv, like “Chet Atkins – Mr. Sandman (TV 1954)”:

Saw Chet in the 70s here in MT. Ranked among my most memorable concerts, and audiences: The men arrived in suits, boots and bollos; the women in beehives, a la B-52s, ‘cept these t’weren’t no new wavers, quite the opposite, a wave as old as wind thru the wheat, everyone come to see a country pickin’ legend . Want more? Try “Dark Eyes” and Don McLean’s “Vincent.”

Loney, Dear

In the comments to the Young Folks post here last week, a couple HV producers (AnnH and JMenj) linked to some immensely amusing videos, Loney, Dear’s “I Am John”:

Raider of the Lost Ark

Jakes new video for his NPR piece searching for the “Ark of the Covenant” and finding humanity. A radio story with photos from a trip to Ethiopia:

Veggie Abuse

Just when you thought you had the best job in the world, some gamers from Dark Sector have to come and one up you:

Zimmers Generation

Last post had old folks doing “Young Folks.” On a related power-chord, here’s the oldest band in the world, The Zimmers (lead singer Alf is 90), doing “My Generation”:

Found at some velvet blog. ‘Course these oldsters also got a MySpace.

Young Folks

OK, it’s official. Peter, Bjorn & John’s “Young Folks” is a music phenom. I can’t play it (on KGLT-Bozeman) w/o someone calling and demanding details. Personally, I think the song’s just OK, but combine that listener response with this tres kewl vid:

And here’s where phenom-ville starts- Old folks (mostly) have now done “Young Folks” bluegrass-style (dawn Landes & the WEST Band):

Easter PSA

Happy Easter Everybody. Watch your back:

.Mil Tube

The future is here, and it’s hand-held, packing deadly force, and posting videos. The military’s Multi-National Force – Iraq has it’s own YouTube channel. Here’s American and Iraqi infantry in a Baghdad Firefight, March 2007:

The Army is there too, and at Flickr. (Read CJR Daily report.) We have met the enemy, and he is you-tubed.

Granma’s Mashup

You’ve heard a Ninja explain podcasts, why not an 88 year-old granma on mashups– “Now, before we get our freak on, we need to match up our beats.” (found at WFMU’s BOTB):

Mad props and prunes to DJ Sue Teller (viral marketer?); check out her-space.

C-Span Is Hot

As mentioned before I’m hooked on C-Span. Mainly for it’s raw unedited info, and insight into how-.gov-works. But also for it’s moments of pure real-life theatre, like during last weeks’ Senate Hearings on Global Warming, in this interaction b/w witness Fmr VP Gore and Senators Inhofe and Boxer:

What was more enlightening, tho, was the educated exchanges Gore had w/ senators on both sides of the aisle. Sure the occasional pol proposed things like sunspots as cause for globe.warm (really, a Senator said that: sunspots). But most — GOP and Dem — were informed, concerned and open to learning more. Here’s Sen Clinton and the fmr Veep:

Highly recommended you stream this thing: all 2+ hours of the C-Span (RealMedia) coverage. As a contrast, read CJR Daily‘s eval of network sound-bitten reports on Gore’s testimony to both houses.

Memorial Day- Vid

Memorial Day and military funeral services from American Civil War to Operation Iraqi Freedom:

“Echo Taps” played by the US Marine Band.Photos from: Library of Congress, National Archives and Records, Dover Air Force Base, and Wikipedia:

  1. Civil War veteran standing and saluting with a Boy Scout and a soldier at a gravesite in Oak Woods Cemetery on Memorial Day. (LOC)
  2. With a canvas tarpaulin for a church and packing cases for an altar, a Navy chaplain holds mass for Marines at Saipan. The service was held in memory of brave buddies who lost their lives in the initial landings.” Sgt. Steele, June 1944. (NARA)
  3. The crew of the USS SOUTH DAKOTA stands with bowed heads, while Chaplain N. D. Lindner reads the benediction held in honor of fellow shipmates killed in the air action off Guam on June 19, 1944. July 1, 1944 (NARA)
  4. Sailor and girl at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, Washington, D.C. (LOC)
  5. A Marine at Vietnam Memorial on 4th July 2002. (Wikipedia)
  6. Ceremonies for offloading caskets at Dover Air Force Base, casualties from OIF. (Dover AFB)