Hal Blaine Dies Age 90

Another legend gone. So shortly after Randy Nauert of The Challengers, Michel Legrand (The Thomas Crown Affair) and André Previn. The Guardian did the best thing they could and collected some of his most famous recordings in a tribute.

Here he’s opening The Ronettes’ Be My Baby at Gold Star Recordings in Los Angeles 1963.

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Links for 2/1/19

Pipeline battle puts focus on Canada’s disputed right to use indigenous land


 

The Cocktail Guru, Jonathan Pogash, shares a winter tiki drink recipe


 

Skull microphone


 

“Walking Through Summer” with 14-year-old Kiwi, Natt Fitt


 

Makaha Skateboard Team 1965


 

The climate emergency plan


 

Russell King in Mexico Beach Florida


 

Sixties Antipodean Pulp Fiction


 

Retro Rocket Decanters by Jonathan Adler


 

Portuguese People Score Massive Victory in Protecting Alentejo Coast from Oil Drilling

Links for 1/12/19

Knost at Noosa


 

Khruangbin Explains Their Genre-Blending Psych Rock in the Reverb Studio


 

Tom Guido’s The Purple Onion
140 Columbus Ave., San Francisco
1993~1999


 

The incredible story of Pita Taufatofua, Tonga’s shirtless Olympic flag bearer


 

Marine plastic pollution: the science story


 

Palm Oil Was Supposed to Help Save the Planet. Instead It Unleashed a Catastrophe.


 

Why California’s Wildfires Are So Destructive, In 5 Charts


 

Global warming of oceans equivalent to an atomic bomb per second


 

North America


 

The uncontacted tribes of Brazil face genocide under Jair Bolsonaro

Links for 12/2/18

St. Nick: The Long, Strange and Wonderful Career of Nick Lowe


 

Design for disaster


 

Singapore – The Lion City, 1957

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Take the Dirty Wave Challenge and maybe win 5 grand


 

Hawaii politician stops voting, claiming islands are ‘occupied sovereign country’


 

Could One Man Single-Handedly Ruin the Planet?


 

Dolphins simplify their vocal calls in response to increased ambient noise


 

The Vault | The LeRoy Grannis Collection | Vol. 1