Thursday, October 30, 2014

Metallica S&M

This the program for the S&M Concerts featuring the band Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. These concerts were held on April 20-21, 1999, and resulted in the album S&M. This allegedly stood for Symphony and Metallica, which does make sense. The version of "Enter Sandman," on the record just sounds crazy!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

WRNY Rate Card

Imagine it's 1931 and you need to get something on the radio. WRNY was the only game in town, if you really wanted to reach people. And the prices were right too


Monday, October 27, 2014

Merry Christmas from Iron Maiden

I know it's only Halloween but this Christmas card from the band Iron Maiden seemed right for this holiday too!!!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Burning For Buddy

In 1994 Neil Peart of the band Rush put out a Buddy Rich tribute album entitled "Burning for Buddy." It featured Neil and a whole bunch of great drummers and players. This is the B&W photo the record company sent out. Neil says Buddy Rich was the greatest drummer who ever lived. As Rush fans know, if Neil Peart says it is so, then it is so.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Thomas A. Dorgan, TAD

When I was posting here regularly I saw another blog that had drawings by TAD. Thomas A. Dorgan was possibly the most famous boxing expert and cartoonist, in America, for a time. I had been challenged to post a few of the hundreds of TAD drawings in my possession. I am still worried about the drawings getting out too much before the book. Here is a drawing by TAD about the Jeffries and Fitzsimmons prize fight in 1902. It's cool, different, and more than a bit racist. Welcome to TAD in San Francisco, 1902!!!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Passing Eye Mirror

      This is a "Passing Eye Mirror." It was devised not for rear viewing, but for seeing around the car in from of you. 

     Imagine it's the 1920's and you and your Dusenberg are tooling along on a two lane

mountain road. Unfortunately, a large slow moving truck is in front of you without a turnout in sight. Well, if you have your handy "passing eye mirror," you would simply look into that bad boy and see what is in front of the slow moving truck. 

     Once you have espied that there is nothing coming the other way, you simply step on the gas, go around that slow truck, and you will be on your way to F Scott's and Zelda's, before the toddies get cold.

     I actually attached this thing to my car and tried to use it. By the time my eyes figured out what I was seeing in front of me, I had almost driven up onto the sidewalk. This thing deliberately takes your eyes off the road. No wonder it did not last too long!!!