Bad News – 50s/60s Rock’n’Roll Podcast

John Blair is starting a weekly podcast.

Bad News” is all about old records from the 50s and 60s that relate in some way to the general category of surf music or just cool teenagers rocking out with guitars and saxophones. You’re going to hear many non-comped records along the way, too.

Links for 1/10/21

The Not-So-Chill History of Hawai‘i’s Breeziest Shirt


 

A Walk Along The Gaudy, Bawdy Pike


 

The Squires
Neil Young (middle) with his band the Squires and the Pontiac hearse he bought to tour. He named it Mortimer Hearseburg. (1964)


 

Artist Ed Ruscha’s Photos Showcased in New Getty Online Exhibit


 

Rare footage of Victoria’s first surfers in 1920 – “Surfing Hawaiian Redwood Boards at Lorne”


 

Where The Action Is 1965 – Pilot Episode

Supremes, 4 Seasons, Jan & Dean, Chad & Jeremy, Raiders


 

A dombra performance by a 23-year-old Kazakh musician in Lake Köbeituz, a salt lake in Kazakhstan that turns pink every several years.


 

How to Survive Encounters with Dangerous Animals

Links for 11/21/20

‘New climate denialism’ is stopping Canada from approaching crisis with WWII-level effort: Seth Klein


 

Tiny Atlantic island takes giant leap towards protecting world’s oceans


 

Surf’s Up! Behind the Scenes of an Exhibition at SFO Museum


 

“All Quiet on the Surfie-Rocker Front” – cinema newsreel from 1963

Clip


 

Nature Boy – Don Reed & Orchestra


 

Abba’s Dancing Queen played on a fairground organ


 

Future Tents: 1959


 

Water Lightning: The Mysterious Polynesian Navigation Method Known as ‘Te Lapa’ – ‘The Flashing’ – The Daily Grail


 

Geeking out on the Astronauts!


 

The Doors Light My Fire at ‘Malibu U’ 1967


 

From Our Nånas For Our Nenis | EP. 1| Finding Our Why


 

1900 – Biarritz Tourisme à la plage (Remastered 4K 60 fps)

Links for 7/18/20

Last Run / Tsunami by Benny & The Mid-Knights


 

That time George Washington ordered “total destruction and devastation” of the Haudenosaunee


 

The Threatened Tribe


 

Oldest surviving photograph of Maori discovered in Australia


 

Deke Dickerson


 

Easy Listening Compilations


 

Rising Tides, Troubled Waters: The Future of Our Ocean


 

‘The trees are my grandparents’: the Ecuador tribe trying to save its culture


 

The US government just “disestablished” a Native American reservation


 

Too hot for humans? First Nations people fear becoming Australia’s first climate refugees