Night Cab

This is brilliant. Except the parts don’t quite go together… It’s similar to the way some tastes, when combined, don’t quite work out: for me, maybe something like graham crackers and lemon pudding… Though maybe driving a cab or ride-share at night in a major metro area is like that? The video is from Alix Bortoli. See what you think (full screen and headphones are worth it):

 

Caught in the Headlights

Photo by Roman.

You know, I never gave this critter a name.

It got Old Joe Wiggins while returnin’ a jam jar
Out to Bessiemae Hootin pa’s place
About a mile out of town on the West Plains Road
He disappeared without a trace

They discovered his teeth when the County Police
Made an investigation of the case
And Cousin Belle Simmons said that Sheriff Cartwright
Had the strangest look on his face

It was the biggest whatever that anybody ever saw
It was covered with fur and come a-rollin’ in from Arkansas
It was 40 feet high, gleam in its eye
And a big purple patch on its craw
It was the biggest whatever that anybody ever saw

I saw old man Huntsel, he’s a hundred and four
Yesterday at Ida Jaffet’s house
Said it’s much bigger now than when it carried off my cow
But it’s not enough to worry about

Back before the war there were a whole lot more
But they never came this far south
I don’t mind seein’ one from time to time
But I hope it’s not its regular route

It was the biggest whatever that anybody ever saw
It was covered with fur and come a-rollin’ in from Arkansas
It was 40 feet high, gleam in its eye
And a big purple patch on its craw
It was the biggest whatever that anybody ever saw

— Bill Martin / Rodney Dillard

Tones on Tail: Go

Bars are not my thing, I’ve found, so this little item dug up from Chicago’s Berlin Nightclub circa 1986 is brand new to me. It’s basically a mash-up, or remix if you will, of two 1929 Disney Silly Symphony films by Ub Iwerks:*

Appropriate to the times, then and now, yes?

Hat tip to the Friggin’ Doo-A! blog.


*Iwerks ain’t exactly unknown but really deserves to be better remembered. If you liked this, you might want to check out Malcolm Sutherland’s homage to Iwerks, Bed Wettin’.

Rascagnes

Another short film by Jérome Boulbès with music by Michel Korb, from Lardux Films. This is apparently the only one of Boulbès’ short videos with spoken dialogue, but if you don’t speak French, you’ll have to take the meaning from context. No subtitles. Regardless, the video tells part of a story, an episode, and I would really like to know more of it.