Johnny Bench’s batting helmet (1972)
Johnny Bench is in my top 3 all time favorite baseball players along with Carlton Fisk, Frank Thomas, Bo Jackson, and Pete Rose.
(via Mighty Flynn)
Ridiculously fun and creative stuff on Soul Train. Try to watch this without swaying and smiling!
A gentleman/ lumberjack should own at least one article of vintage Made in USA Woolrich gear. This hombre above is bedecked from head to toe in a “buffalo shirt, Aleutian prime northern goose down vest, and wool trail knickers.” I’d gladly take any of these off of your hands, Mr. Lumberjack-Guy-from-the-Brawny-Papertowels-ads.
Attention hipsters: you’re doing it wrong. Please to note that this fella is actually outdoors in his Woolrich gear.
Kleenex was one of the first all-female punk bands, coming straight out of Switzerland in 1978. They had to change their name from Kleenex to LiLiPUT when the Kimberley Clark Corporation threatened to sue them in 1979. I was first introduced to this band by the A Lines, who cover this song on their outstanding “You Can Touch” LP. I love this kind of disaffected foreign art school girl punk rock to the max! Surprisingly, this band’s debut ep only goes for $10 or so on eBay. The clothes these Swiss misses are wearing would not look out of place in an American Apparel ad today.
* edit: I guess Kill Rock Stars released something by LiLiPUT this year. Whatevs. I guess in not the archeologist I fancy myself to be.