Archive for the made in usa Category

Friday feelgood song of the week: "Him or Me" by Paul Revere and the Raiders

Posted in American music, badassery, cars, fuzzy childhood memories, made in usa, showmanship, youth culture on September 18, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Diane Lane 30 years ago

Posted in dames, made in usa, youth culture on August 27, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

I have a thing for Diane Lane.

"We Came in Peace for all Mankind" (1969)

Posted in american heroes, badassery, history, made in usa, manliness, technology on July 20, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

Frankie and Johnny WPA poster

Posted in American music, ephemera, how much art can you take?, i am endlessly fascinating, made in usa, wpa on July 9, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

“The Federal Dance Project frequently looked to folk music for inspiration. The ballet Frankie and Johnny was inspired by the blues song of the same name and told the story of love, betrayal, and murder. American Pattern described the difficult choices faced by a modern woman dissatisfied with her conventional life. Both programs sought to appeal to audiences unfamiliar with classical ballet.”

Grabbed from the National Archives’ website here– I must visit the National Archives before I let slip this mortal coil.

Frankie and Johnny was a song that I learned in summer camp and have loved ever since. Here are the memorable final lines:

Now, bring round your ruber-tired buggy
And bring round your rubber-tired hack
I’m taking my man to the graveyward
I ain’t gonna bring him back
He was my man, but he done me wrong
Well this story has no moral
And this story has got no end
Well the story just goes to show you women
That there ain’t no good in men
He was her man, but he done her wrong

those were different times- Boy Scouts in blackface (1950something)

Posted in history, made in usa, vanishing America, youth culture on June 11, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

I wonder what the Minstrelry badge looked like?

1952 Chevrolet Station Wagon

Posted in cars, fuzzy childhood memories, made in usa, vanishing America on June 7, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

grabbed from the NY Times

Blondie "X offender" (1977)

Posted in badassery, made in usa, New York, on the TeeVee machine, showmanship on May 29, 2009 by All Conference Vintage

This is a badass, more punk rock live version of one of my favorite songs of all time.