|Courtesy of Whiskeygonebad|
31 July 2012
27 July 2012
|Joanna Cameron as Andrea Thomas in the seventies superhero television show The Secrets of Isis|
|And as needed, she may transform into the Egyptian Goddess Isis, champion of truth and justice!|
The Secrets of Isis (also called simply Isis) starred JoAnna Cameron as Andrea Thomas, a high school science teacher who found an ancient mystical amulet on an archeological dig in Egypt. The amulet belonged to Hatshepsut, an ancient Egyptian Queen and it gave the wearer the powers of Isis. Whenever Isis was needed, Andrea would reveal the amulet and recite an incantation ("O Mighty Isis!") and she would be transformed into the goddess.
26 July 2012
Professor Longhair, pioneer of New Orleans genre of rhythm and blues, circa 1970.
The late Henry Roeland Byrd, a.k.a. Professor Longhair, was one of the most unique stylists in New Orleans rhythm & blues. His piano style combined mainstream blues and boogie woogie with the Afro-Caribbean rhumba rhythms. This stylistic blend and Byrd's unorthodox way of playing, singing (and whistling) enlivened such songs as "Tipitina," "In The Night," "Big Chief" and "Mardi Gras In New Orleans."
These songs became unofficial anthems of a cultural renaissance that swept New Orleans during the 1970s. In addition, Byrd was a major influence on the next generation of rhythm & blues pianists, including Dr. John, James Booker, Allen Toussaint, and Art Neville. (From LouisianaFolklife.org)
25 July 2012
The "Taking Care of Business" sunglasses that Elvis wore throughout the seventies. The TCB motto was also used to name the special style of Karate he developed, which is still taught today. The lightning bolt in the design comes from his passion for Captain Marvel Jr. Comics.
The following videos show Elvis backstage during his 1972 tour. The first was shot in Jacksonville, Florida and is heavy with seventies male hair and gold eyeglasses. The second shows Elvis rehearsing a gospel number, I, John, with his backup singers before the show.
24 July 2012
23 July 2012
From the Allen Ginsberg Project