Things I’m digging

…from the past week:


Previously unpublished photos of Jack Nicholson at home on Mulholland Drive, 1969. These were taken around the time of Five Easy Pieces, one of his lesser known/more underrated films (if you’ve never seen the diner scene, go ahead and brush up on your Nicholsonness by watching it right now).

. I found this website through StumbleUpon, which specifically gave me this mix to listen to. I was instantly hooked. I like how it doesn’t show the list of songs right away, and instead gives you the opportunity to be surprised by what’s next. I started making a couple test mixes (here I am!), but honestly I’m having more fun finding cool mixes by other people than making my own. Definitely worth checking out!


This photo shoot of John Lennon and Paul McCartney (a.k.a. Lennon/McCartney Sexytimes). I’d previously only seen like 4 photos from this session, and now there are DOZENS! I die.

Also, this tumblr

"I thought she was a sandwich."

Random/cute video of the day: Ringo singing “Act Naturally.” Aww.

I listened to Help! on the way to work today and realized how much I love all the songs on that album (“I’ve Just Seen A Face” and “You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away” are some of my all-time favorites). Then I was tempted to watch Beatles videos, so on the shuttle back, I spent a good 20 minutes trying to load the correct video for this post. I think anyone around me who happened to glance at my laptop would think I was just watching the same video of Ringo Starr over and over again. Which, I guess, wouldn’t be too out of the ordinary for me.

Some more Help!-related videos:

Bathroom scene. The one in 1080p got deleted, sad day.
– The Fab Four’s groovy pad. I would love to live there. With the Beatles. Yes.
– A really high quality video of Help! live at Shea Stadium.

I pulled into Nazareth…

We’ve lost two legends in the past two days (really hoping the whole dying in threes thing isn’t gonna happen…): RIP Dick Clark and Levon Helm.

Dick Clark is practically synonymous with pop music. When rock ‘n roll was first getting started, he was the one who introduced it to people across the world – I mean, Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly made their TV debuts on Bandstand, how cool is that? I remember my mom telling stories of coming home from school to find her sisters glued to the TV watching American Bandstand – for teenagers in the 50s and 60s, it was THE show to watch.

Some good old fashioned rock & roll:

(Side note: Lauren and I saw Jerry Lee Lewis at this show in 2009…awwww). Also, random but 70s-tastic.

Levon Helm was the voice behind some of The Band’s greatest songs, and a class act. Incidentally, just the other day I was walking down Haight Street and overheard a bum tell a woman with an oversized backpack: “Take a load off, Annie.” I thought it was amusing, oh-so Haight Ashbury, and a testament to one of the most iconic songs of the 60s:

Nothing like a good old fashioned car chase

Check out this awesome car chase scene in SF, from the show Alcatraz:

Of course, it doesn’t hold a candle to the original from Bullitt (old Mustangs are just so much cooler):

In case you didn’t know, my first car was a 1968 Mustang (see here) so I’ve always had a thing for them. Walking around in SF, I’ve noticed an abundance of classic ‘Stangs on the streets, along with lots of VW bugs and buses, and also Minis (yayyy Minis!). Although San Francisco is much more of a public transportation kind of town, you gotta admit that the people’s choice of cars here is pretty sweet.