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I started drinking only martini because of Burt…
October 26, 2010, 7:21 pm
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Nina Simone: Mississippi Goddam
May 29, 2009, 4:04 pm
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Nina Simone

Nina Simone: Ain’t Got No / I Got Life
May 29, 2009, 4:15 am
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Nina Simone 2

Karate Kid
April 15, 2009, 9:36 pm
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See also: Elvis Presley Karate and Elvis giving a Karate demonstration.

See also this documentary clip or these current impressions from the Memphis Karate School.




R.I.P. Lux Interior
February 6, 2009, 1:43 pm
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The singer Lux Interior formed The Cramps with his guitar-slinging soul-mate and wife Poison Ivy in 1976. The Cramps sound was a shivery fusion of rockabilly, surf guitar and early punk – with a reliable sense of style and an unshakeable passion for sleaze and trash like horror B-movies and sexual fetishism.

Interior, described on the band’s official website as “the psycho-sexual Elvis/Werewolf hybrid from hell”, died of a pre-existing heart condition on February 4, 2009. He was 62.

The following video is an extract of The Cramps’ legendary gig at Napa State Mental Hospital from 1978. With the patients running free, screaming in the mic and harassing the band. Opening words from Interior: “Somebody told me you people are crazy. But I’m not so sure about that, you seem to be all right to me.”

R.I.P. Bettie Page
December 12, 2008, 11:32 am
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In memory of Betty Page, one of America’s most enduring brands and pop culture icon, who set the stage for the 1960s sexual revolution. She died Thursday. She was 85.

“I was not trying to be shocking, or to be a pioneer. I wasn’t trying to change society, or to be ahead of my time. I didn’t think of myself as liberated, and I don’t believe that I did anything important. I was just myself. I didn’t know any other way to be, or any other way to live.” Bettie Page: The Life of a Pin-Up Legend

1997 TV interview:

Xmal Deutschland: Augenblick
October 2, 2008, 8:51 pm
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