"I don’t rehearse! You’ll know what to do with the camera when you see me." ~ James Brown.

This quote and other cool nuggets about The T.A.M.I Show via Esquire.

(And if you’re hankering for more JB, check out our episode with him.)

A chronological record of Prince’s hairstyles from 1978 to 2013.

By illustrator Gary Card.

Happy feet: Gene Kelly dancing, 1944.
Photos by Gjon Mili for LIFE. Happy feet: Gene Kelly dancing, 1944.
Photos by Gjon Mili for LIFE. Happy feet: Gene Kelly dancing, 1944.
Photos by Gjon Mili for LIFE.

Happy feet: Gene Kelly dancing, 1944.

Photos by Gjon Mili for LIFE.

After a tiny technical snafu *cough, cough* with the original, here’s a re-scored version of our Jimi Hendrix episode. Enjoy.

mostlysignssomeportents:

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Pop Sonnets is a tumblr that turns pop music into Shakespearean sonnets: above, YMCA (“Oh sweet and noble lad, be not aggrieved!”).

Lots more to enjoy at Pop Sonnets!

Old school remix.

“People can change anything they want to, and that means everything in the world.”

~Joe Strummer

Wilt the Stilt was born today in 1936.

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our animated interview with wilt chamberlain is here. enjoy.

http://bit.ly/17ZsI7e

“Watch out for your ears, okay?”

Jimi Hendrix puts his spin on the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s.”

Check out two more of Hendrix’s Beatles covers here.

15 animators, 8 minutes, and a whole lot of yellow sticky notes.


Cary Grant’s hair and makeup test for North by Northwest (1959). The card reads “HAIR MUSSED + DRUNK”.

Cary Grant’s hair and makeup test for North by Northwest (1959). The card reads “HAIR MUSSED + DRUNK”.

(via pbsamericanmasters)

rockhalllibrary:

Happy Birthday Madonna!

Madonna Louise Ciccone was born August 16, 1958, in Bay City, Michigan. She moved to New York in the late 1970s to be a dancer, but found herself entrenched in the music scene, working as a backup singer and leading new wave rock bands. In 1982 she went solo, signing with Sire Records, and the rest is pop diva history. Learn more about this 2008 inductee at the Library and Archives.

Video: In a 1982 club performance, Madonna performs her first single, “Everybody.”

Madonna is 56 today. A performance from the archives…



"A party without cake is just a meeting."  ~Julia Child

Happy birthday to the chef!





"A party without cake is just a meeting."  ~Julia Child

Happy birthday to the chef!





"A party without cake is just a meeting."  ~Julia Child

Happy birthday to the chef!
"A party without cake is just a meeting."  ~Julia Child
Happy birthday to the chef!