Friday, October 30, 2009

A double dose of late October few, good, borrowed images; most Halloweenie, some not...

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Humphrey Bogart in “The Return of Dr. X” (Warner Brothers, 1939) via Heritage Auctions


Special License Plates Tag Careless Drivers Special license plates for traffic violators are being considered as a safety measure by Cliff Davis, commissioner of public safety in Memphis, Tenn. If the measure is adopted motorists who persistently break traffic laws will be required to run in their regular licence plates for special tags, similar to that shown in the photograph above, bearing a skull and the words “traffic-law violator.” - Popular Science Mar, 1939


Michel Fingesten (1884 - 1943)


Авторизуйтесь, чтобы оставить свой комментарий или оценить фото. (via trixietreats)


(via nononoknow)


Monster Public Service Announcements by Rob Kelly


Jalacy Hawkins, best known as Screamin' Jay Hawkins (July 18, 1929 – February 12, 2000) was an African-American musician, singer, and actor. Famed chiefly for his powerful, operatic vocal delivery and wildly theatrical performances of songs such as "I Put a Spell on You" and "Constipation Blues," Hawkins sometimes used macabre props onstage, probably making him the first shock rocker. From Wiki:

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins — I Put A Spell On You “Hawkins originally envisioned the tune as a refined ballad.” The entire band was intoxicated during a recording session where “Hawkins screamed, grunted, and gurgled his way through the tune with utter drunken abandon.” The resulting performance was no ballad but instead a “raw, guttural track” that became his greatest commercial success and surpassed a million copies in sales. Listen here:


Maria Montez aka “The Queen of Technicolor”, in black and white. They named an airport after her in the Dominican Republic, you know. Maria Montez International Airport.


Dali ~ Barcelona Sphinx


Robert Mapplethorpe Louise Nevelson 1986


Ad for a widow


Hannes Bok, Mambaloa, 1947. Hannes Bok, pseudonym for Wayne Woodard (July 2, 1914–April 11, 1964), was an American artist and illustrator, as well as an amateur astrologer and writer of fantasy fiction and poetry. He painted nearly 150 covers for various science fiction, fantasy, and detective fiction magazines, as well as contributing hundreds of black and white interior illustrations. Bok's work graced the pages of calendars and early fanzines, as well as dust jackets from specialty book publishers like Arkham House, Llewellyn, Shasta, and Fantasy Press. His paintings achieved a luminous quality through the use of an arduous glazing process, which was learned from his mentor, Maxfield Parrish. Bok was the first artist to win a Hugo Award. - from Wiki:


Cocorico était un journal bi-mensuel humoristique, littéraire et artistique. "Artistique" c'est peu dire lorsque les signataires des couvertures ont des noms prestigieux ; Mucha, Kupka, Widhopff, Steinlen, Grün, Wély, Roubille, Wilette, Kienerk...
Une fois n'est pas coutume, j'ai glané sur le net l'ensemble des couvertures présentées.


Members of The New York Dolls stroll up theChamps Elysées toward the Arc de Triomphe, Paris, November 1973. © Alain Dister. Rock n' roll photo ops trump traffic regulations and common courtesy. That's covered in Rock Entitlement 203. This Dister shot was probably staged like a 1000 other shots on the Champs, but when I was holed up in the Hotel Astrid down at the end of avenue Carnot (off camera to the right) back in '06, it never occurred to *me* to do such a thing. I mean negotiating the traffic around and approaching the Arc is not for the faint of heart.


Audrey hepburn chopping wood.


Koo Koo The Bird Girl (via a Contessa)


arthur brown via


Treading the Boards #3-Photos of Bela Lugosi (then Bela Lugossy) in The Passion Play, 1909.


Ghost Breakers #2, December 1948
Dr. Neff Breaks the Voodoo Hoodoo
From the Grand Comic-Book Database:


Ezra Pound by Richard Avedon.


Yinka Shonibare


Photographed by Jadeeey from CRAPPY TAXIDERMY (I think the cat is unstuffed & alive)




Check out this Octopus pin that was an addition to the Syd Barrett Opel fanzine. The button was only available to the subscribers of the Syd Barrett 'OPEL' Fanzine. The year of this was 1984. The name 'OPEL' came from the name of an unreleased song from the Madcap Sessions. The button has the Octopus logo from the song of the same name released 11/14/1969 on the Harvest label.


George Sterling The San Francisco poet who wrote about "My cool, grey city of love." If you're looking for a precursor of the psychedelics, look for his long poem "A Wine of Wizardry." Killed himself at the Bohemian Club in 1926. There is a nice website dedicated to him:


Iceberg, Antarctica — Joan Myers, 2001

Mojo Bag Ad (via learning2share)


Gottfried Helnwein Charles Bukowski 1991

House of Kostabi - NYC (10/19/09 at 11:43am EST)


The Runaways in Creem


If I used "emoticons" I would have a sad face right......HERE...,0,1713293.story
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Sound Off: T. Tex Edwards and Out on Parole (from Austin Sound)

Austin Sound
the independent music source for austin

Sound Off: T. Tex Edwards and Out on Parole

By Austin Sound • Oct 26th, 2009 • Category: Featured Story, Sound Off •

Back in the late Seventies and early Eighties, T. Tex Edwards helped define the “cowpunk” sound in Texas, first with the Cramps-ian ferocity of The Nervebreakers and later with the rootsier pull of his projects that would evolve into T. Tex Edwards and Out on Parole. At times twisted and brooding, T. Tex Edwards’ brand of psycho-billy trolls the darker edges of Americana with a surly Texas swagger and irreverence that rips rockabilly and jungle-twang. Edwards is preparing a career compilation album for release early next year, as well as a new Nervebreakers record, but this Saturday, Oct. 31, you can spend Halloween with the legend and fellow local icons as T. Tex Edwards and Out on Parole desecrate the Hole in the Wall alongside the notorious Hickoids and the Gay Sportscasters featuring guitar giant Evan Johns. Also, we highly recommend following for some incomparable history lessons!

Profile: T. Tex Edwards

Year Formed:

The original Out On Parole was back in the 1980’s, my first go-round living in Austin. I moved back here in the late 90’s & we reformed OOP when our album got re-released on CD by Saustex in 2007.

Members/Instruments played:

The current Out On Parole has: Joe Dickens, “Big Jeff” Keyton & Chad Nichols on guitars, J.J. Barrera or Pat Collins on bass, & usually Mike Buck or Karen Biller on drums, but Jonie Hell is filling in this Halloween at the Hole.

Former Bands/Side Projects:

Nervebreakers, Tex & the Saddletramps, Out On Parole, The Loafin’ Hyenas, Swingin’ Cornflake Killers, & The Affordable Caskets. /Recorded one-off singles with the Hickoids, Lithium X-mas, disGraceland, & Fireworks.


We Want Everything (Existential Vacuum LP/Get Hip CD),
Hijack the Radio! (Rave Up LP)
2010 CD release of a new Nervebreakers album, Face Up to Reality;

with Out On Parole:
Pardon Me, I’ve Got Someone To Kill (Sympathy for the Record Industry LP ‘89/Saustex CD ‘07)

The Loafin’ Hyenas:
The Loafin’ Hyenas (New Rose LP/CD ‘91)

with Swingin’ Cornflake Killers:
Up Against the Floor (Honey CD ‘96)

upcoming CD, Intexicated!, a “best of” collection of T. Tex Edwards hits, near-misses, one-off’s, & oddities (1982-2001).


Numerous, from all over the place.

Strangest comment or comparison ever made about your music:

The couple that met at one of my gigs years ago, both having “Psycho” as their favorite song, & then wanting me to play it at their wedding.

Favorite local bands:

Eve & the Exiles, Transgressors, Victims of Leisure, Leroi Brothers, Churchwood, Hickoids, Cold Hard Facts, Uglybeats, Jesse Sublett…

Favorite local venue:

This week, the Hole-in-the-Wall. Next month, I think we will be at Roadhouse Rags, so that will be…

Upcoming shows scheduled:

Oct. 31 - Hole

Some of your favorite albums from the past year:

The Movie Star Junkies from Italy & the Plastic Pals from Sweden.

Ideal band (past or present) to open for on a national tour:

The Only Ones.

Austin Sound questions:
You were at the forefront of the Cowpunk scene back in the late 70s and 80s. Looking back, how much do feel that that scene’s emergence was in reaction to the popularity of progressive country in Texas?

Well it was sometimes called “regressive country” or “punktry & western” back then.

Do y’all have anything special planned for the Halloween show?

I guess we’re obligated to do costumes. I hear JJ’s gonna be an executioner. I haven’t come up with anything yet. And alot of our material is especially creepy as it is.

Song Introduction:

“Move It’ is one of two of my songs covered by other artists, by the Leroi Brothers on the Lucky Lucky Me LP from 1985, (the other being “If Looks Could Kill” covered by Texas Terri).

Sound Off:

We still do the “psycho-country” murder ballads, but also jungle-rhythmed 6o’s pop-psych surfed trash dark-side-of-the-hick fun stuff too…

Move It:


Tagged as: T. Tex Edwards

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

R.I.P. Thirteenth Floor Elevators/International Artists Engineer Walt Andrus + Paradise Found

"...Walt Andrus, best known as the engineer of numerous 13th Floor Elevators sessions, has gone where the pyramid meets the eye. Andrus, who engineered many of the most famous sessions for Houston's infamous International Artists label during the psychedelic period, was living in Truth or Consequences, N.M., when he passed away from melanoma. He was 72..."

Houston Music Blog

R.I.P. Thirteenth Floor Elevators/International Artists Engineer Walt Andrus

By William Michael Smith in Catfish Reef, Miles-tones, Reverberations
Fri., Oct. 23 2009 @ 3:15PM

Andrew Brown/ Patrick Lundborg/
Walt Andrus in his studio, 1967

Walt Andrus, best known as the engineer of numerous Thirteenth Floor Elevators sessions, has gone where the pyramid meets the eye. Andrus, who engineered many of the most famous sessions for Houston's infamous International Artists label during the psychedelic period, was living in Truth or Consequences, N.M., when he passed away from melanoma. He was 72.

While Andrus is most famous for his Thirteenth Floor Elevators session work, he was also involved with recording seminal Texas psychedelic acts like Lost & Found, Golden Dawn, the Red Krayola's The Parable of Arable Land, and Fever Tree's 1968 classic Another Time, Another Place. He also worked for a time with Don Robey at the Duke-Peacock label.

Easter Everywhere, considered by many to be the fullest flowering of psychedelic music, was recorded at Andrus Studios on Broadway near the Houston Ship Channel during the summer of 1967. Most International Artists material was recorded at Andrus's studio until IA purchased Gold Star studios circa 1968.

In a 1996 interview with Richie Unterberger, the Red Krayola's Mayo Thompson said of Andrus, "Walt Andrus was head of the best studio in Houston, and in that particular period, he recorded everybody. Euphoria, who were definitely West Coast psychedelic progenitors of surf music, South Bay surf music, incredible guitar playing, power trio, the bass player out of the band that made "Pipeline" or "Wipe Out" or one of those kind of things, and a great drummer and a good guitar player. What you saw with Hendrix - the same principle, taken to its highest expression. Walt recorded this album."

Andrus was instrumental in remixing the Elevators catalog for the 10-CD recent box set Sign of the 3 Eyed Men.

Funeral arrangements are pending.


John Kanesaw says:
Walt was a great guy and a wonderful studio engineer. We recorded several records at Andrus Studios in Houston, the most well known being, "Splash 1", written by Roky Ericson, early in our career as a rock band during the late 60's in Houston, TX.
John Kanesaw - drummer for The Clique.
Posted On: Friday, Oct. 23 2009 @ 3:31PM

Charlie McGovern says:
I wonder how he miked the jug on the Thirteenth Floor Elevator stuff?
Posted On: Friday, Oct. 23 2009 @ 3:52PM

gary says:
probably with a mic....
Posted On: Friday, Oct. 23 2009 @ 4:05PM

wms says:
Just got this interesting message from Odessan Bob Bailey:

"The Shades recorded "I Am the Walrus" in Walt's studio about three weeks after the Beatles released it. We then performed it on the "IT" show. Special guest that taping for "IT" was B.J. Thomas. I tried to see if the Quad video tapes still were around but the station had just destroyed them the year I called. ( 1990's) I remember the control room guys showing me the Quad recorders which were brand new. They looked exactly like the 16 track at IA.
Posted On: Friday, Oct. 23 2009 @ 4:23PM

Brett Koshkin says:
RIP, Walt. His work with Frank Davis was some of the most amazing stuff to ever come out of our fair city.
Posted On: Friday, Oct. 23 2009 @ 5:44PM

Patrick says:
The Walt Andrus photo above comes from my International Artists label tribute page, and nowhere else.

I have another photo that shows the interior of Andrus' studio at the time of "Easter Everywhere", as well as an interview with him from 1974 where he discusses "Easter", but since people on the internet like to steal things like this without giving credit, I guess these will remain unseen.

Both my Andrus photos came from Andrew Brown, a serious Texas music researcher.

Anyway, R.I.P Walt Andrus.
Posted On: Saturday, Oct. 24 2009 @ 9:11AM

Walt Andrus Jr. says:
My father died on 10-21-09 of Melanoma at the of age 72. He was living in Truth or Consequences New Mexico at the time of his death and the studio on Broadway was in Houston.

Anyway, thank you all for the tributes.

Walt Jr.
Posted On: Saturday, Oct. 24 2009 @ 10:11PM

Chris Gray says:
The pertinent information has been corrected, and due credit/linkage given to the photo.
Thanks for letting us know, y'all.
Posted On: Monday, Oct. 26 2009 @ 10:33AM


The 13th Floor Elevators - Paradise Found

Le 25 octobre, à Austin, Texas, disparaissait Walt Andrus, coupable d'avoir été l'ingénieur du son du 13th Floor Elevators pour International Artists, et coupable aussi d'avoir enregistré Lost & Found, Golden Dawn, Red Crayola... Il avait également participé activement à l'élaboration du coffret Sign of the 3 Eyed Men... Alors, Walt... Paradise Found ?

01.You're Gonna Miss Me
(First Contact Session, Andrus Studios,Houston,1-3-66)
02.Everybody Needs Somebody To Love
(Gold Star Studios,Houston,6-66)
03.I'm Gonna Love You Too
(45 Rpm - Gold Star Studios,Houston,6-66)
04.Before You Accuse Me
(45 Rpm - Gold Star Studios,Houston,6-66)
05.You Can't Hurt Me Anymore
(Gold Star Studios,Houston, 6-66)
06.Make That Girl Your Own
(Gold Star Studios,Houston, 6-66)
07.Monkey Island
(Summit Sound Studio,Dallas,10-66)
08.Thru The Rhythm
(Summit Sound Studio,Dallas,10-66)
09.Roller Coaster
(Summit Sound Studio,Dallas,10-66)
10.Fire Engine
(Summit Sound Studio,Dallas,10-66)
(45 Rpm - Andrus Studio,Houston,12-66)
12.She Lives (In A Time Of Her Own)
(45 Rpm - Andrus Studio,Houston,12-1-67)
(Alternate - Easter Everywhere Sessions, Andrus Studio, Houston, 67)
14.Slide Machine
(Easter Everywhere Mono Mix - Andrus Studio,Houston,67)
15.Nobody To Love
(Easter Everywhere Mono Mix - Andrus Studio,Houston,67)
16.Slip Inside This House
(Easter Everywhere Mono Mix - Andrus Studio,Houston,67)
17.Right Track Now
(Easter Everywhere Sessions,Andrus Studio,Houston,9-67)
18.Splash 1
(Easter Everywhere Sessions,Andrus Studio, Houston,9-67)
19.Never Another
(Bull Of The Woods - Easter Everywhere Sessions,Andrus Studio Houston,67)
20.Fire In My Bones
(Beauty And The Beast Sessions,IA Studios,Houston,3-68)
21.I Don't Ever Want To Come Down
(Beauty And The Beast Sessions,IA Studios,Houston,3-68)
22.Livin' On
(Without Horns - Beauty And The Beast Sessions,IA Studios,Houston,3-68)
23.Scarlet And Gold
(45 Rpm - Bull Of The Woods Sessions,IA Studios,Houston,11-68)
24.May The Circle Remain Unbroken
(45 Rpm - Beauty And The Beast Sessions,IA Studios,Houston,3-68)
25.Harry Kane Show,5-67

27 OCTOBRE 2009 14:03

(Click link to original Dr FAUSTROLL blogposting if you choose to download)...

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Ian Fleming interviews Raymond Chandler plus a great L.A. 1930's crime documentary

In 1958, Ian Fleming interviewed Raymond Chandler for the BBC in London, here in 4 parts. Plus a great documentary that includes lots of 1930's street scenes and news footage, in 3 parts. Thanks to David B. Metcalfe for the referral...

Interview with Raymond Chandler [1 of 4]

Interview with Raymond Chandler [2 of 4]

Interview with Raymond Chandler [3 of 4]

Interview with Raymond Chandler [4 of 4]

Los Angeles History 1930's Crime Raymond Chandler Pt 1 of 3

Los Angeles History 1930's Crime Raymond Chandler Pt 2 of 3

Los Angeles History 1930's Crime Raymond Chandler Pt 3 of 3

Friday, October 23, 2009

Buk drawings from "Laugh Literary And Man The Humping Guns #2"

james in nashville posted these bukowski drawings from Laugh Literary And Man The Humping Guns #2 on the at:

"i just picked up Laugh Literary #2 and since there are some great buk drawings inside, i thought i'd scan and share. here ya go..."

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Claude Cahun (Lucy Renee Mathilde Schwob) 1894-1954

At a historic/art photographs blog called kvetchlandia:
I ran across the haunting work of Claude Cahun...

Self-portrait 1912

Self-portrait 1915

Self-portrait 1920

Self-portrait 1925

Self-portrait 1927

Self-portrait 1927

Self-portrait 1927

Self-portrait 1929

Claude Cahun's gravestone in the cemetery of St. Brelade's Church, Jersey

Don't Kiss Me: The Art of Claude Cahun and Marcel Moore
Edited by Louise Downie
Essays by Katharine Conley, Gen Doy, Claire Follain, Tirza True Latimer, Jennifer Shaw, James Stevenson, and Krisine Von Oehsen
Hardcover with jacket
9.75" x 9.75"
240 pages
410 halftones and 30 four-color images

Claude Cahun-A Sensual Politics of Photography
Gen Doy
I.B. Tauris, January 2008
ISBN: 978-1-84511-551-7, ISBN10: 1-84511-551-1
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 232 pages, 30 illus.
ARTCYCLOPEDIA-Claude Cahun Online-Database of material connected with the Claude Cahun Collection. "e.g. newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs of unknown origin which may be family ...
Claude Cahun
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Claude Cahun (25 October 1894 – 8 December 1954) was a French artist, photographer and writer. Her work was both political and personal, and often played with the concepts of gender and sexuality.

Born Lucy Renee Mathilde Schwob in Nantes, she was the niece of writer Marcel Schwob and the great-niece of Orientalist David Léon Cahun. Her mother's mental problems meant that she was brought up by her maternal grandmother, Mathilde Cahun.

She began making photographic self-portraits as early as 1912, when she was 18 years old, and she continued taking images of herself through the 1930s.

Early life
Around 1919, she settled on the pseudonym Claude Cahun, intentionally selecting a sexually ambiguous name, after having previously used the names Claude Courlis and Daniel Douglas. During the early 20s, she settled in Paris with her life-long partner and stepsister Suzanne Malherbe. For the rest of their lives together, Cahun and Malherbe (who adopted the pseudonym "Marcel Moore") collaborated on various written works, sculptures, photomontages and collages. She published articles and novels, notably in the periodical "Mercure de France", and befriended Henri Michaux, Pierre Morhange and Robert Desnos.

Around 1922 she and Malherbe began holding artists' salons at their home. Among the regulars who would attend were artists Henri Michaux and André Breton and literary entrepreneurs Sylvia Beach and Adrienne Monnier.

Cahun's work encompassed writing, photography, and theater. She is most remembered for her highly-staged self portraits and tableaux that incorporated the visual aesthetics of Surrealism.

Her published writings include "Heroines," (1925) a series of monologues based upon female fairy tale characters and intertwining them with witty comparisons to the contemporary image of women; Aveux non avenus, (Carrefour, 1930) a book of essays and recorded dreams illustrated with photomontages; and several essays in magazines and journals.

In 1932 she joined the Association des Ecrivains et Artistes Révolutionnaires, where she met André Breton and René Crevel. Following this, she started associating with the surrealist group, and later participated in a number of surrealist exhibitions, including the London International Surrealist Exhibition (New Burlington Gallery) and Exposition surréaliste d'Objets (Charles Ratton Gallery, Paris), both in 1936. In 1934, she published a short polemic essay, Les Paris sont Ouverts, and in 1935 took part in the founding of the left-wing group Contre Attaque, alongside André Breton and Georges Bataille.
Around 1922 she and Malherbe began holding artists' salons at their home. Among the regulars who would attend were artists Henri Michaux and André Breton and literary entrepreneurs Sylvia Beach and Adrienne Monnier.

World War II activism
In 1937 Cahun and Malherbe settled in Jersey. Following the fall of France and the German occupation of Jersey and the other Channel Islands, they became active as resistance workers and propagandists. Fervently against war, the two worked extensively in producing anti-German fliers. Many were snippets from English-to-German translations of BBC reports on the Nazi's crimes and insolence, which were pasted together to create rhythmic poems and harsh criticism. The couple then dressed up and attended many German military events in Jersey, strategically placing them in soldier's pockets, on their chairs, etc. Also, fliers were inconspicuously crumpled up and thrown into cars and windows. In many ways, Cahun and Malherbe's resistance efforts were not only political but artistic actions, using their creative talents to manipulate and undermine the authority which they despised. In many ways, Cahun's life's work was focused on undermining a certain authority, however her specific resistance fighting targeted a physically dangerous threat. In 1944 they were arrested and sentenced to death, but the sentences were never carried out. However, Cahun's health never recovered from her treatment in jail, and she died in 1954. She is buried in St Brelade's Church with her partner Suzanne Malherbe (who was also known by the pseudonym Marcel Moore).

Social critic and legacy
In many ways, Cahun's life was marked by a sense of role reversal, and her public identity became a commentary upon not only her own, but the public's notions of sexuality, gender, beauty, and logic. Her adoption of a sexually ambiguous name, and her androgynous self-portraits display a revolutionary way of thinking and creating, experimenting with her audience's understanding of photography as a documentation of reality. Her poetry challenged gender roles and attacked the increasingly modern world's social and economic boundaries. Also Cahun's participation in the Parisian Surrealist movement diversified the group's artwork and ushered in new representations. Where most Surrealist artists were men, and their primary images were of women as isolated symbols of eroticism, Cahun epitomized the chameleonic and multiple possibilities of the female identity. Her photographs, writings, and general life as an artistic and political revolutionary continue to influence countless artists, namely Cindy Sherman and Nan Goldin.

Cahun's collected writings were published in 2002 as Claude Cahun - Écrits (ISBN 2-85893-616-1), edited by François Leperlier.