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 Doo Wop scene which produced The Del Vikings, who more than 30 years later inspired the name of a Paris rockabilly street gang.

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Video-Link: https://youtu.be/MP9WKLLZfyY?t=426

p.s.: speaking of France

You Can Eat These Drinking Straws

In an effort to make plastic drinking straws extinct, Chelsea Briganti and Leigh Ann Tucker of Loliware have invented the ‘world’s first edible, hypercompostable, marinedegradable straw.’ They hope their eco-friendly Lolistraw will replace the ‘500M plastic straws’ that they say are currently being used in the United States every day.

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Surf Film Maker Bruce Brown Dead at 80

On Any Sunday poster image

So we lost John Severson and Bruce Brown in the same year …

link to Vimeo

I watched his films many times – maybe because I couldn’t be in the water nearly as much as I would have appreciated. His iconic The Endless Summer was my first exposure to both Brown’s work as well as to mid century surf films as a genre.