Rockabilly Rebels

The Guardian has an article about photographer Philippe Chancel documenting French street gangs of the early 80s.

Rockabilly Rebels: The Stylish French Gangs

Here’s a set of photos he took. One features Slim Jim Phantom of The Stray Cats, in about 1981. Another one is showing Brian Setzer.

Also this.

Here’s a video about the Pittsburgh Doof Top scene which produced The Del Vikings, who are than 30 years later inspired the name of a Paris rockabilly street gang.

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Guitarist, record producer and songwriter who co-wrote The Dark End of the Street and worked with Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin and Tammy Wynette

Source: Chips Moman obituary | Music | The Guardian


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When New England fishers complained of working harder and harder to catch fewer and fewer fish, Spencer Baird assembled a scientific team to investigate. Though a fishery failure would once have seemed inconceivable, Baird wrote in his report, “an alarming decrease of the shore-fisheries has been thoroughly established by my own investigations, as well as by evidence of those whose testimony was taken.” Continue reading

Source: The Number One Thing We Can Do to Protect Earth’s Oceans –

Skip Heller 78 RPM Release Party

Dionysus Records inaugural 78 RPM release does the label proud. Roots/exotica/rockabilly master Skip Heller returns to the imprint with Heller’s Hot 5

Source: 4/24: Skip Heller 78 RPM Release Party at La Luz de Jesus! –

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These pages are extracted from a graphic design magazine that was published in 1901 in Japan. The magazine was titled Shin-Bijutsukai and regularly publish

Source: A Japanese graphic design magazine from 1901


NASA Confirms Earth’s Temperature Reached an Even-More-Terrifying Milestone in February


It was like a sequel to a bad movie.

Source: Power grab topples another defender of California’s environment – LA Times

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Hackney Brewery and food waste charity Feedback link up to launch quality pale ale that’s made from surplus loaves of bread

Source: Raise a Toast and help tackle the problem of food waste

Brant from Climate Truth writes, “A fishing boat captain, a restaurateur, and a Cuban refugee being displaced by rising seas in South Florida are setting off for New Hampshire next week to ha…

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Tiki cocktails are making a comeback, but where and when did the trend take root? We take a brief look at the history of tiki cocktails and bars in the U.S.

Source: Tiki Cocktails: Then and Now – KegWorks Blog