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Happy Birthday Albert King






Wiki Bio


” One of the “Three Kings of the Blues Guitar” (along with B.B. King and Freddie King), Albert King stood 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) (some reports say 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)) and weighed 250 pounds (110 kg) and was known as “The Velvet Bulldozer”. He was born Albert Nelson on a cotton plantation in Indianola, Mississippi. During his childhood he would sing at a family gospel group at a church where his father played the guitar. One of 13 children, King grew up picking cotton on plantations near Forrest City, Arkansas, where the family moved when he was eight.”




” He began his professional work as a musician with a group called In The Groove Boys in Osceola, Arkansas. Moving north to Gary, Indiana and later St. Louis, Missouri, he briefly played drums for Jimmy Reed‘s band and on several early Reed recordings. Influenced by blues musicians Blind Lemon Jefferson and Lonnie Johnson, the electric guitar became his signature instrument, his preference being the Gibson Flying V which he named “Lucy”. King earned his nickname “The Velvet Bulldozer” during this period as he drove one of them and also worked as a mechanic to make a living.”




” King moved to Gary, Indiana in the early 1950s, then to Chicago in 1953 where he cut his first single for Parrot Records, but it was only a minor regional success. He then went back to St. Louis in 1956 and formed a new band. During this period, he settled on using the Flying V as his primary guitar. He resumed recording in 1959 with his first minor hit, “I’m a Lonely Man,” written by Little Milton, who was Bobbin Records A&R man, a fellow guitar hero, and responsible for King’s signing with the label.”









AllMusic Bio


” Albert King is truly a “King of the Blues,” although he doesn’t hold that title (B.B. does). Along with B.B. and Freddie KingAlbert King is one of the major influences on blues and rock guitar players. Without him, modern guitar music would not sound as it does — his style has influenced both black and white blues players from Otis Rush and Robert Cray to Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan. It’s important to note that while almost all modern blues guitarists seldom play for long without falling into a B.B. King guitar cliché, Albert King never does — he’s had his own style and unique tone from the beginning.”




” Albert King plays guitar left-handed, without re-stringing the guitar from the right-handed setup; this “upside-down” playing accounts for his difference in tone, since he pulls down on the same strings that most players push up on when bending the blues notes. King‘s massive tone and totally unique way of squeezing bends out of a guitar string has had a major impact. Many young white guitarists — especially rock & rollers — have been influenced by King‘s playing, and many players who emulate his style may never have heard of Albert King, let alone heard his music. His style is immediately distinguishable from all other blues guitarists, and he’s one of the most important blues guitarists to ever pick up the electric guitar.”







” Albert King left Bobbin in late 1962 and recorded one session for King Records in the spring of 1963, which were much more pop-oriented than his previous work; the singles issued from the session failed to sell. Within a year, he cut four songs for the local St. Louis independent label Coun-Tree, which was run by a jazz singer named Leo Gooden. Though these singles didn’t appear in many cities — St. Louis, Chicago, and Kansas City were the only three to register sales — they foreshadowed his coming work with Stax Records. Furthermore, they were very popular within St. Louis, so much so that Gooden resented King‘s success and pushed him off the label.”




” Following his stint at Coun-Tree, Albert King signed with Stax Records in 1966. Albert‘s records for Stax would bring him stardom, both within blues and rock circles. All of his ’60s Stax sides were recorded with the label’s house band, Booker T. & the MG’s, which gave his blues a sleek, soulful sound. That soul underpinning gave King crossover appeal, as evidenced by his R&B chart hits — “Laundromat Blues” (1966) and “Cross Cut Saw” (1967) both went Top 40, while “Born Under a Bad Sign” (1967) charted in the Top 50. Furthermore, King‘s style was appropriated by several rock & roll players, most notably Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton, who copied Albert‘s “Personal Manager” guitar solo on the Cream song, “Strange Brew.” Albert King‘s first album for Stax, 1967’s Born Under a Bad Sign, was a collection of his singles for the label and became one of the most popular and influential blues albums of the late ’60s. Beginning in 1968, Albert King was playing not only to blues audiences, but also to crowds of young rock & rollers. He frequently played at the Fillmore West in San Francisco and he even recorded an album, Live Wire/Blues Power, at the hall in the summer of 1968.”




” Early in 1969, King recorded Years Gone By, his first true studio album. Later that year, he recorded a tribute album to Elvis Presley (Blues for Elvis: Albert King Does the King’s Things) and a jam session with Steve Cropper and Pops Staples (Jammed Together), in addition to performing a concert with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra. For the next few years, Albert toured America and Europe, returning to the studio in 1971, to record the Lovejoy album. In 1972, he recorded I’ll Play the Blues for You, which featured accompaniment from the Bar-Kaysthe Memphis Horns, and the Movement. The album was rooted in the blues, but featured distinctively modern soul and funk overtones.”






Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Bio


” In 1969, King performed live with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, forming what was called an “87-piece blues band.” During the early Seventies, he recorded the album Lovejoy with a group of white rock singers and an Elvis Presley tribute album, Albert King Does the King’s Things. King continued to tour throughout the Seventies, and in June 1970, he joined the Doors onstage at a show in Vancouver, Canada.”




” King’s sound underwent a major change in the Seventies, as he teamed up with the Bar-Kays and the Memphis Horns on the albums I’ll Play the Blues for You and I Wanna Get Funky. That partnership gave his music a much funkier sound than it had on his earlier recordings, and the former album’s title track became one of his signature songs. King also worked with Allen Toussaint and some of the Meters during this period.”






Cascade Blues Bio

 ”  If the annals are ever logged as to who the most influential guitar greats of all time were, then there would be no question regarding the inclusion of the three “Kings” of the Blues: B.B.Freddie and Albert. There is little doubt of the impact that each of these artists brought to the future sounds of Blues, Soul and Rock ‘n’ Roll. Albert King was a master of the single-string attack and was intrigued by Blues performers that he heard while growing up outside of Memphis. In turn, he influenced a new generation of guitar players that would include the likes of Jimi HendrixEric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan.”

”  On February 1, 1968, Albert King shared a bill that included John Mayall and Jimi Hendrix for opening night at a new venue in San Francisco called The Fillmore Auditorium. This popular music hall would become a second home for King, and later that same year he returned to record a live album “Live Wire / Blues Power” became one of the best-selling Live Blue! recordings ever and helped establishKing’s career further. Two other albums were released in the early 1990s that were taped during these same performances (“Wednesday Night In San Francisco: Recorded Live At The Fillmore Auditorium” and “Thursday Night In San Francisco…”  Though weaker than the original both serve as true testaments to the talents of Albert King’s guitar.”

” King continued to record with Stax, until the demise of the label in the mid-1970s. The output of this period included some strange mixtures for a Blues musician. In 1969, Albert became the first Blues performer to perform with a symphony orchestra in a concert that teamed him with the St. Louis Symphony. He recorded the album “Lovejoy “at Muscle Shoals with white Southern rockers and even released a tribute album to Elvis Presley, “Blues For Elvis: Albert King Does The King’s Things“. There was even an appearance on a comedy LP by Albert Brooks, “A Star Is Bought“. After Staxfolded, King would record for a number of labels that would include TomatoUtopia and Fantasy, until he decided to retire in the mid-1980s. Though Albert King had given up on recording, he still managed to find time to perform. He made cameo appearances on albums by up-coming Bluesmen like Chris Cain (“Cuttin’ Loose“) and Gary Moore (“Still Got The Blues“). He also made frequent stops at Blues festivals around the world, continuing to influence new generations of guitarists including Stevie Ray Vaughan and Robert Cray.”

” King played his final concert in Los Angeles on December 19, 1992. He died two days later at home in Memphis after suffering a sudden heart attack. After his funeral, a procession was led down Beale Street in a true New Orleans-style Jazz tradition, as the hearse bearing King’s body was led by the Memphis Horns playing “When The Saints Go Marching In“. King was laid to rest across the Mississippi River in the Paradise Gardens Cemetery in Edmondson, Arkansas, not far from where he spent his childhood.”   

“Albert King has been honored by The Blues Foundation with his induction into their Hall of Fame. Both “Born Under A Bad Sign” and “Live Wire / Blues Power” are also honored as Classics of Blues Recordings. But, the real honor for King is the love and everlasting respect that so many of his peers have given him. Stevie Ray Vaughan would call him “Daddy” and John Lee Hooker named him as one of his all-time favorite guitarists. Michael Bloomfield once said, “Albert can take four notes and write a volume. He can say more with fewer notes than anyone I’ve ever known.”  B.B. King stated in his autobiography “He wasn’t my brother in blood, but he sure was my brother in Blues.”  Albert King’s legend will live on.  Every time a Blues or Rock combo is on stage, in an arena or small nightclub, or just playing in their garage and grinds into “Born Under A Bad Sign” or “Crosscut Saw“, his influence will be shining true.”




” King died on December 21, 1992 from a heart attack in his Memphis, Tennessee home. His final concert had been in Los Angeles two days earlier. He was given a funeral procession with the Memphis Horns playing “When The Saints Go Marching In” and buried in Edmondson, Arkansas near his childhood home. B.B. King eulogized him by stating “Albert wasn’t my brother in blood, but he was my brother in blues.”

On December 11th, 2012, it was announced that King would be posthumously inducted into the 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “





 Albert Nelson King


    Apr. 25, 1923-Dec. 21, 1992






Born Under A Bad Sign

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Live Wire / Blues Power

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Albert King , Steve Cropper & Pops Staples – Jammed Together ‎ ◄ (5 versions)




King Of The Blues Guitar

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Years Gone By

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King Does The King’s Thing

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I’ll Play The Blues For You

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I Wanna Get Funky

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Albert King / Chico Hamilton / Little Milton – Montreux Festival ‎ ◄ (3 versions)




Travelin “To California

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King Records (3)



Truckload Of Lovin’

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Utopia (2)



Albert Live

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Utopia (2)



The Pinch

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King Albert

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New Orleans Heat

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San Francisco ’83

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I’m In A Phone Booth Baby

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The Lost Session

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Blues At Sunrise

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Thursday Night In San Francisco

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Stax Records



Wednesday Night In San Francisco

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Red House

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Crosscut Saw – Albert King In San Francisco

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Mean, Mean Blues

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Highland Music



Albert King With Stevie Ray Vaughan – In Session ‎ ◄ (9 versions)




Live 69

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Talkin’ Blues

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Thirsty Ear



The Big Blues

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Sundazed Music



Live At The Blues Festival

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MTV Biography

Albert King: inducted in 2013 | The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame …

Albert King, Mississippi Blues musician – Mississippi writers …

Albert King | Bio, Pictures, Videos | Rolling Stone

Albert King – Profile and Biography of Blues Guitarist Albert King …

Albert King Biography – Musician Biographies


Wattstax (1973)

Albert King – Live 1/7/78 Full Show

Albert King – Maintenance Shop Blues (Live 1981)

John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers 1982 Jam With Albert King , Etta James …

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Albert King in session 1983

Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan — In Session 2010 1983

B.B. King & Albert King – Japan Blues Carnival 1989

Albert King / Canned Heat Aussie Tour 1990

LiveLeak.com – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame – ALBERT KING


Albert King – Interview

Albert King – Interview 2

Greg Koch On Meeting Albert King • Wildwood Guitars Story





Albert King – King Albert Vinyl Records, CDs and LPs

iTunes – Music – Albert King – Apple

Albert King on Spotify

Amazon.com: Albert King

Albert King – Listen to Free Music on Pandora …












Happy Birthday Rory Gallagher And Larry Carlton



    Today March 2 is the birthdate of two of the greatest guitarists to ever live : Rory Gallagher who , had he lived would have been celebrating his 67th birthday today and Larry Carlton who turns 67 . Happy Birthday to them both and thank you for your tremendous contributions to the world of music .



Rory Gallagher 

Mar 02, 1948 – Jun 14, 1995

“Tore Down” (1972) Savoy Limerick





” Gallagher was born in Ballyshannon, County Donegal; his father, Daniel, was employed by the Irish Electricity Supply Board, who were constructing a hydro-electric power plant on the Erne River above the town. The family moved, first to Derry City, where his younger brother Dónal was born in 1949, and then to Cork, where the two brothers were raised, and where Rory attended the North Monastery School. Their father had played the accordion and sang with the Tir Chonaill Ceile Band whilst in Donegal; their mother Monica was a singer and acted with the Abbey Players in Ballyshannon. The Theatre in Ballyshannon where Monica once acted is now called the Rory Gallagher Theatre.

Both sons were musically inclined and encouraged by their parents. At age nine, Gallagher received his first guitar from them. He built on his burgeoning ability on ukulele in teaching himself to play the guitar and perform at minor functions. After winning a talent contest when he was twelve, Gallagher began performing in his adolescence with both his acoustic guitar, and an electric guitar he bought with his prize money. However, it was his purchase three years later of a 1961 Fender Stratocaster for £100 that became his primary instrument and most associated with him for the span of his lifetime.

   Gallagher was initially attracted to skiffle after hearing Lonnie Donegan on the radio. Donegan frequently covered blues and folk performers from the United States. He relied entirely on radio programs and television. Occasionally, the jazz programs from the BBC would play some blues numbers, and he slowly found some song books for guitar, where he found the names of the actual composers of blues pieces. While still in school, playing songs by Buddy Holly and Eddie Cochran, he discovered his greatest influence in Muddy Waters. Subsequently, Gallagher began experimenting with folk, blues, and rock music. Unable to find or afford record albums, Gallagher stayed up late to hear Radio Luxembourg and AFN where the radio brought him his only exposure to the actual songwriters and musicians whose music moved him most. Influences he discovered, and cited as he progressed, included Woody GuthrieBig Bill Broonzy, and Lead Belly. Initially, Gallagher struck out after just an acoustic sound. Singing and later using a brace for his harmonica, Gallagher taught himself to play slide guitar. Further, throughout the next few years of his musical development, Gallagher began learning to play alto saxophonebassmandolinbanjo, and the coral sitar with varying degrees of proficiency. By his mid-teens, he began experimenting heavily with different blues styles. “



Tattoo’d Lady live 1975

Year   Title Label Editors’ Rating Average User Rating
Rory Gallagher
Rory Gallagher Buddha Records  
Deuce Buddha Records  
Live! In Europe
Live! In Europe Buddha Records  
Blueprint Buddha Records  
Tattoo Buddha Records  
Irish Tour 1974
Irish Tour 1974 Capo Records  
Against the Grain
Against the Grain Eagle / Eagle Records  
Calling Card
Calling Card Buddha Records  
Photo-Finish Buddha Records / Capo Records  
Top Priority
Top Priority Buddha Records  
Stage Struck
Stage Struck Capo / Capo Records  
Jinx Buddha Records  
Defender Buddha Records  
Fresh Evidence
Fresh Evidence Buddha Records  
1989   That’s Original Castle Music Ltd.  
No User Ratings
1992   Calling Card, Pts. 1-2 Castle Music Ltd.  
No User Ratings
1992   The Bullfrog Interlude Castle Music Ltd.  
No User Ratings

Nadine 1986







Rest In Peace Rory 







Happy Birthday Larry Carlton


Cold, Cold” – with Robben Ford





” Carlton was born in Torrance, California. He started learning to play guitar when he was six years old, studying under Slim Edwards near his Torrance home. Taking an interest in jazz while at high school, his playing style was influenced by Joe PassWes MontgomeryBarney Kessel, and B.B. King. Saxophonist John Coltrane has also made a notable impression on Carlton, and Carlton’s live albums have featured cuts from Miles Davis‘ Kind of Blue.

  During the 1970s and early 1980s, Carlton was a session musician in Los Angeles, making up to five hundred recordings a year, including albums by Steely DanJoni MitchellBilly JoelMichael JacksonQuincy JonesThe Four TopsChristopher CrossBarbra Streisandthe Partridge Family, and Charly García‘s Clics Modernos. His guitar work on Steely Dan’s “Kid Charlemagne” from their 1976 LP The Royal Scam has been listed as the third best guitar solo on record by Rolling Stone Magazine. From 1971 to 1976 he played with the jazz-rock group The Crusaders. In 1977 he signed with Warner Bros. Records for a solo career. In 1979 he played guitar on Michael Jackson‘s Off the Wall. Although still relatively unknown outside his fan-base, Carlton produced six albums from 1978 to 1984, during which his adaptation of Santo Farina‘s “Sleepwalk” climbed the pop and adult contemporary charts and his 1983 LP Friends garnered a Grammy nomination. In 1979, Carlton appeared on the Grammy award winning, self-titled, debut album by Christopher Cross. Guitar great Eric Johnson also played on that same album.

His solo career took a twist in 1985 when he signed with MCA Master Series for an acoustic jazz album. The result was Alone / But Never Alone, which included a rendition of “The Lord’s Prayer“. During this time Carlton worked with musicians from around the world, including Japanese guitarist Hideshi Takatani. From 1985 to 1990 Carlton did various solo projects including the 1986 live Last Nite. He won another Grammy for his cover of the McDonald/Abrams song “Minute by Minute,” from the successful LP Discovery.”




Larry’s Blues




Year   Title Label Editors’ Rating Average User Rating
With a Little Help from My Friends
With a Little Help from My Friends Edsel  
No User Ratings
Playing/Singing Edsel  
No User Ratings
1977   Larry Carlton: Live MCA  
No User Ratings
Larry Carlton
Larry Carlton MCA Jazz / GRP  
1979   Mr. 335 Live in Japan    
Sleepwalk MCA Jazz / GRP  
Strikes Twice
Strikes Twice MCA Jazz / MCA  
Eight Times Up
Eight Times Up Wounded Bird  
Friends MCA Jazz / MCA  
Last Nite
Last Nite MCA  
Alone/But Never Alone
Alone/But Never Alone MCA  
No User Ratings
Discovery MCA  
Christmas at My House
Christmas at My House MCA  
No User Ratings
On Solid Ground
On Solid Ground GRP/Impulse! / Universal  
Kid Gloves
Kid Gloves GRP  
Renegade Gentleman
Renegade Gentleman GRP  
Best One
Best One Universal/MCA  
No User Ratings
Larry & Lee
Larry & Lee GRP / Universal / Universal Distribution  
Gift GRP / Universal  
Fingerprints Warner Bros.  
2000   Words + Music Warner Bros.  
No User Ratings
No Substitutions: Live in Osaka
No Substitutions: Live in Osaka Favored Nations Records  
Deep into It
Deep into It Warner Bros.  
Sapphire Blue
Sapphire Blue Bluebird RCA / RCA  
Fire Wire
Fire Wire Bluebird  
I Hear Angels Calling
I Hear Angels Calling 335  
No User Ratings
Live In Tokyo
Live In Tokyo 335  
The Jazz King: H.M. The King Bhumibol Adulyadej Musical Compositions
The Jazz King: H.M. The King Bhumibol Adulyadej Musical Compositions Sony BMG  
No User Ratings
Plays the Sound of Philadelphia
Plays the Sound of Philadelphia 335  
Take Your Pick
Take Your Pick 335  
Four Hands & A Heart, Vol. 1
Four Hands & A Heart, Vol. 1 335  
No User Ratings
Unplugged 335  
335 Blues Master Class
335 Blues Master Class 335  
No User Ratings
335 Improv Master Class
335 Improv Master Class 335  
No User Ratings
    Carrying You MCA  
No User Ratings
    Hello Tomorrow MCA  
No User Ratings
    Les Incontournables du Jazz WM France  
No User Ratings
    Minute by Minute MCA  
No User Ratings
    Smiles and Smiles to Go MCA  
No User Ratings

Burnable – Live Performance







Happy Birthday Larry Carlton















When Fish Get Revenge! The Sequel — 10 More Videos





” It would be bad enough to lose a Shimano Terez rod and a Stella 10000 plus a GoPro Hero3 on, say, a bluefin tuna, but check out what gets away with the goods here. “


See the other videos at Sport Fishing Magazine










Politics Nation Cold Open


SNL Cold Open 12.6.14




” Reverend Al Sharpton (Kenan Thompson) discusses the verdict of the Eric Garner case with Peter Dinello (Bobby Moynihan), a member of the Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association. “
    As a bonus we’ve thrown in the SNL cast’s “Star Wars Teaser” video to whet the whistle of all you fans out there eagerly awaiting the release of part seven of the space saga . Even if the series isn’t showing signs of age , the characters are . Enjoy .
SNL Star Wars Teaser
” In a galaxy far, far away, Han Solo (Taran Killam), Princess Leia (Bobby Moynihan) and Luke Skywalker (James Franco) face a new foe: old age.”

With The Beatles Puppets Show





This mother and daughter team offers us a rare street performance of “Help” by the Fab Four …




   And here’s a performance of “Get Back” …

   Finally , we present an interview , in Spanish , of these two creative young ladies …

   If you are a Beatles fan you must visit their Youtube channel ,visit their Facebook page and Vimeo page for many more performances by the Lads from Liverpool





Black Friday Is Here, And You All Look Like Morons



black friday fights

Click pic for Vines Video



” It’s Friday 28th November, a day that most people consider as ‘the start of Christmas shopping’. But in the States , they call it Black Friday.

  For many years, the day following Thanksgiving in America is known as Black Friday, a day where chaos ensues all over the country. Why? Because most items in most shops are about 1 dollar cheaper than the day before.

  Fast forward to 2014, and obviously, the UK has decided to adopt this tradition. Why? I don’t know. There seems to be a sale on everywhere nowadays, in most shops. Couches are pretty much free for the first decade and every high street clothing shop has a maze of rails full of price cut shite. “


    UniLad provides a host of video idiocy taking place as we speak . Watch shoppers battle it out and display a decidedly unchristian side of the holiday season .










    Growing up what boy didn’t try to create his own flamethrower with a match and a can of Lysol ? Well , these “boys” have taken that idea to entirely new heights so if you feel the need to prepare for the zombie apocalypse check out these videos .



This guy scared the crap out of his girlfriend , who was filming the video …




Published on Nov 12, 2012

” To see what this thing can really do check my other video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9n6xj…. This is with a full tank of fuel. Bad ass for info jdbum28@gmail.com “






Here is the how-to video from Mr Bumgardner explaining how he created his very cool flamethrower … Warning – plenty of “F words” …









Published on May 25, 2013

” Ok yall here is the instructions on how to build it. Any questions just email me jdbum28@gmail.com and dont be stupid with it, its not a toy. Im not liable for your dumb ass killing yourself or others “





This video is offered by a guy who actually has plans available so that you can make your own . 




Published on Jan 5, 2013

” Our latest flamethrower update! A daylight video to see all the flamethrower details in action. To purchase plans or your very own flamethrower, visit http://www.flamethrowerplans.com “






     These videos are offered for entertainment purposes only and we shall not be held liable by any idiot that survives blowing him/herself up .










Watch As Two Would-Be Thieves Receive Some Poetic Justice





    While this video is obviously faked , it is very well done and truly hysterical . There can be no doubt that while this incident did not really happen there are many idiot crooks out there that could make it a reality . Have a laugh and thank the creative genius who crafted the video for a humorous start to the workday .


Here He Is Folks: The All-Time Darwin Award Winner




   The incident above took place in South Korea and the forty year-old in the video actually plummeted about twenty feet to his death . While we take no joy in the death of a fellow human being , we cannot help but wonder how a person can survive to the age of 40 without knowing that elevator doors remain shut for a reason ?



Two Videos From Wide Open Spaces Show Why We Love Dogs



In the first video a pair of New Hampshire bulldogs deal with an intrusive black bear … 




… while the second video shows one of man’s best friends rescuing a pair of it’s own kind .

    We offer two thumbs up to “Robbie” the rescue Lab and the anonymous bear chasing bulldogs . Well done my friends , well done . Dogs Rule !

Holy Cow, Another Crazy Meteor Caught On Russian Dashcam







” Last night, yet another eye-searing blue meteor screamed across the dark Russian sky. Lucky for us, Russia is the land of dashcams, meaning that yet again, we get a driver’s seat view of the phenomenon. How do you say “wow” in Russian.”



Here is another view of the latest meteor from Murmansk



Gizmodo has more







Some Videos From The Web From CCDL Rally @Hartford Statehouse Saturday April 5th


   We are still trying to process our large collection of photos from the pro-gun rally in Hartford this weekend . WordPress does not seem to like our high resolution photos very much as it takes in excess of twenty minutes to upload a single photo . We are thinking that perhaps we should host the pictures elsewhere and just post a link to them . Does anyone have any helpful hints to offer ? Should we use Imgur , Instagram , photobucket ? 

   Any advice would be very welcome as up to this point we have not tried to post many of our own original photos at one time . We are open to all suggestions as we have a couple hundred photos from the event and while many are similar we would prefer to post them all and let our readers decide which to view . 

   Another question for the masses: We are starting to photoshop and desire to label our original photos with a YouViewed tag . Up til now we have put text on each photo individually and this is very time consuming . Does anyone know if we can save our “YouViewed.com” layer in Photoshop and simply add it to each photo instead of having to type it out and arrange the type size and location on each photo ?




Gun Rights Rally Hartford Connecticut 4 5 2014




2014 CCDL Hartford 2nd Amendment Gun Rally


Hartford Gun Rights Rally April 5, 2014


2014 CCDL Gun Rights Rally in Hartford Connecticut


CT Gun Rights Fight (Update)


    We hope these videos will keep your interest as we try to put together our collection of photos of the event . Again , if anyone has some tips for us to deal with our large collection of pics please leave a comment . Thanks , hope to have more for you all soon . 




The Best Shark Fishing Videos And Shark Fishing Tales





Here is one of the highlights featuring the King of Shark Fishing himself , Frank Mundus

” Flashback to the 1980s with mustaches and mullet cuts along with a great white shark catch. A local news station from Montauk, New York reports on Frank Mundus, who arguably was the inspiration for Quint from the film Jaws, catching a 3,427-pound great white. The catch allegedly holds the record for largest shark, but also the largest fish of any kind ever caught on rod and reel.”

SportFishingMag.com has the rest

    We are sorry to say that the videos below are all the reporting that we could locate on yesterday’s “The Day We Fight Back” protests . We had high hopes for constructing a comprehensive report on yesterday’s events but apparently this is about as comprehensive as we can get due to the near media blackout on news of the protests .

‘The Day We Fight Back’: Netizens rally against NSA in memory of Aaron Swartz



Published on Feb 11, 2014

” It’s been a year since his death but his mission hasn’t been forgotten. The organization co-founded by internet freedom fighter Aaron Swartz is leading a mass protest against the NSA’s indiscriminate surveillance in a campaign called: “The Day We Fight Back.”

For more details on the story, check out http://on.rt.com/ql1q2e





The Day We Fight Back – OccupyMN



Published on Feb 10, 2014

” Stand with us!


For more information on the upcoming action – The Day We Fight Back – click here: https://thedaywefightback.org (#F11)

opVolkskrieg: http://youtu.be/qACMouDHD3Q

TheAnonNewsNet (note): If you cannot, or wish to not enter Cryptocat for the sake of security start then, by talking to the people in your area, start planing, organizing and acting. DO NOT BE AFRAID.

Project V: http://youtu.be/uH-_4x1p904
Project V Clarification: http://youtu.be/o4yCUidp4wk

Security: http://youtu.be/GA7Z4cSWu7U

These are clips and excerpts from interviews featured in the upcoming documentary about Aaron Swartz called “The Internet’s Own Boy.” Sadly, Aaron took his own life on January 11th, 2013 after a two year legal battle. These clips show some of his work on SOPA, and his thoughts on the NSA.”





The Day We Fight Back: global mass protests against U.S. spy program



Published on Feb 11, 2014

” Today is “The Day We Fight Back”: activists, websites and web platforms have launched an online protest against the massive espionage program by National Security Agency and recalls the protests from 2012 against the SOPA and PIPA anti-piracy laws. teleSUR
http://multimedia.telesurtv.net/web/t… “





‘Day We Fight Back’ takes on NSA



Published on Feb 11, 2014

” It was declared ‘The Day We Fight Back’. Internet companies and activists around the world had an international day of protest on February 11th. Over 5,700 websites changed their homepages to demand the National Security Agency stop its massive surveillance efforts. On Capitol Hill, representatives from privacy groups, religious institutions NS Congressman Rush Holt came together to talk about the issue of NSA spying. RT correspondent Meghan Lopez was there and brings us more. Find RT America in your area: http://rt.com/where-to-watch/ Or watch us online:http://rt.com/on-air/rt-america-air/ Like us on Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/RTAmerica Follow us on Twitterhttp://twitter.com/RT_America “





The Day We Fight Back – The Hacker Wars



Published on Feb 12, 2014

https://thedaywefightback.org/ “





The Day We Fight Back (The Feed)



Published on Feb 12, 2014

” The Feed’s Andy Park looks The Day We Fight Back an online moment protesting spying by the NSA.

Contains footage courtesy of EFA. 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SBS2Australia
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheFeedSBS2
Tumblr: http://sbs2australia.tumblr.com/





Piratpartiets demonstration “The day we fight back”



Published on Feb 11, 2014

” Runt hela världen och på internet demonstrerade människor på årsdagen av Aaron Swartz död. Kritik riktades statlig övervakning och talarna förklarade varför ett fritt internet är viktigt.”





     We searched for some major network video coverage of yesterday’s “The Day We Fight Back” protests and it was a fruitless effort . As you can see by the list below neither the major networks nor the new self-styled , “cutting edge” video news services deigned to offer footage of the worldwide protests . For that matter we were unable to find any first-hand videos from the protestors themselves . The above videos represent the sum total of our success in bringing you accurate and timely reports on this all important movement . We apologize for the dearth of information and cannot help but wonder , in the day and age of video/cell cameras in every pocket , why there is so little reporting .


The following major media outlets offered no video reportage of yesterday’s protests at all . 


CNN has nothing 

AP nothing

CBS nothing

NBC nothing

Reuters nothing

ABC nothing

EuroNews nothing

WSJ Digital nothing

ITN nothing

BBC nothing

Truthloader nothing

Sourcefed nothing



    The lack of video documentation of “The Day We Fight Back” protests is matched by the equally lacking print coverage evidenced by our search of the web . Even Drudge is without a single reference to yesterday’s protests . What gives ? Were they that much of a bust ? Were any of our readers present at any of the events ? If so , we would love to hear from you .










Jimmy Fallon’s Final Monologue On Late Night Before Taking Over The Tonight Show




    Jimmy reflects on some milestones in his opening remarks and below is a conversation between Jimmy and Higgins as they talk about great moments from “Late Night” and the future on “The Tonight Show” .




Good luck Jimmy .









Water Sports Fails To Dampen The Thought Of Another Six Weeks Of Winter




    In light of the fact that Punxsutawney Phil has forecast 6 more weeks of winter , we here who anxiously await spring and the coming of fishing and water sports season decided that we would attempt to lessen the gloom of Phil’s prognostication with some laughs from the fishing and boating seasons past .





From the what not to do file , it’s time for some boating fails 





    Since we’ve delved into summer sports and fails in an effort to alleviate the winter doldrums how could we leave out wakeboarding ?





For those who’s tastes run more towards water-skiing there is this …









For the kiteboarders among us …




We would be derelict in our duties if we left out the windsurfers …

If you are like our kids perhaps your tastes run more towards tubing and kneeboarding …

Who could forget those terrors of the inland seas , the jet-skiers …

   Last but not least another collection of epic boating fails , some funny , some not so funny , as a reminder of the seriousness of our chosen hobby .

     Well that will do it for now . We searched for some kayaking fails but they were all more on the serious side and so were found to be not it keeping with the humorous nature of our post . Hope you enjoyed this compilation and here’s to warmer weather .

Micro Mayhem!



” Buckle your safety belts and check out this lil’ short we cooked up!!

(Warning: mild clay violence) “



Stoopid Buddy Stoodios is an artist-friendly collective that houses some of the finest talent in all of animation.  We have a knack for creating unique visuals and telling character driven stories with an uncanny sensibility.  Home to the longest running stop-motion show on television, Robot Chicken, as well as Dinosaur Office, MAD’s Spy vs. Spy, and a slew of exciting projects currently in development.  Our work is our passion, come play with us. “


    There is lots more brilliant stop motion work to be found at their website . Check it out , you’ll be glad you did . Happy Friday .







Ukrainian Upheaval Over The Government’s Refusal To Join EU




    Here is a collection of videos both amateur and from some of the news agencies giving the reader an idea of what is going on for the past week in the Ukraine .



Ukraine : Total War


Ukrainian Protests






” Demonstrators attacked President Yanukovych’s headquarters, commandeering a bulldozer to break through police lines. Interior Ministry forces and riot police fired tear gas and stun grenades to repel the protesters. Journalists were injured. “






” A wheeled bulldozer used by masked protesters to attack a police barricade near the Ukrainian president’s administration building in Kiev. The bulldozer is eventually stopped by other protesters who claim it is a “provocation”. Protests have been ongoing in Kiev since President Viktor Yanukovich refused to sign a trade agreement with the European Union.”




Mass protests turn violent in Ukraine


Published on Dec 1, 2013

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” Dec. 1 – Violence erupts as Ukrainians hold mass rally against Yanukovich’s U-turn on Europe. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).”





A Reuters Report:


Ukraine Protests 2013 – Footage




Published on Dec 2, 2013

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” The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine has released more footage of the Kiev protests. Ukrainian people are protesting the suspension of talks regarding integration of Ukraine in the EU.
Video: Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine: youtube.com/user/dzgmvs/ “




A BBC Report :





Published on Dec 2, 2013

” The BBC was on the streets of Kiev to visit the sites where some of the barricades and were being put up to stop the police. Protesters in Ukraine have surrounded government buildings, stepping up their campaign to oust President Viktor Yanukovych over ties with the EU. “

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   Here is a French media report highlighting how social media is helping to drive the protests as well as being used to find housing and food for the protesters as they converge on Kiev from all over the country .




Published on Dec 3, 2013

” Today on the net: how the pro-Europe protests in Ukraine are driven by social media; a campaign tackling violence against women in the Arab world; and a mini-documentary about record-breaking record breaker Ashrita Furman.
12/03/2013 WEBNEWS
News as seen on the web and about the web
International news as seen on the web and about the web: the latest buzzes and a comprehensive overview of what’s trending on social networks. 
All shows: 
http://www.france24.com/en/list/emiss… “





   Another report from Reuters alleges the use of government provocateurs for the purpose of inciting violence and discrediting the protesters .




    The protests have been raging for eleven days and show no sign of easing up . The demonstrators refuse to disperse without first getting the resignations of the president and his prime minister .


Black Friday Violence Reported As Retailers Usher In Start Of Holiday Shopping Season

Tis The Season For Brawling



   If this is the way “adults” act is it any surprise that their children behave like animals too ? This is what a secular society brings about . No faith , no morals …


” The early start to this year’s shopping mayhem did not prevent several reported violent confrontations at stores around the nation that opened up for Black Friday, which is typically considered the biggest shopping day of the year.”

   You can treat yourself to more videos of shameful behavior here if you so desire . Undoubtably there will be more as the day rolls on . By opening their doors on Thanksgiving night the major retailers have just provided more time for the predatory shoppers to clash . It’s an embarrassing day to be an American . We hang our head in shame .


” In the Chicago suburb of Romeoville, a driver believed to be involved in a shoplifting scheme was shot by authorities after dragging a police officer who was trying to stop him in the parking lot of a Kohl’s department store late Thursday, the Chicago Tribune reported. 

  At a Wal-Mart in the Southern California city of Rialto, a police officer was injured while trying to break up a fight after a store manager decided to open the doors early, which police said led to the melee, according to the San Bernardino County Sun.

  In Las Vegas, a customer who had purchased a big-screen television at Target was shot in the leg while walking to a nearby apartment complex, KLAS-TV reported. The victim was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to police.”






Only In Russia Compilation



    Some pretty bizarre goings on recorded by your average Russian citizens with their handy cellphone cameras make for some good belly laughs , some “holy sh**s” and a lot of WTF’s .


From FreePatriot.org



     Allison Martinez Of FreePatriot.org has assembled a collection of nearly a dozen first-person videos of the tornado that struck Washington Illinois on November 17 . Here we present two of them for your edification .

   The first one is of a father and daughter(s) that witness the tornado bearing down on their home . You will see the tornado approaching and the family taking cover . Then you can hear the house being ripped apart all around them as the camera view goes black and there is only audio until the twister passes . The family emerges to massive destruction of their immediate neighborhood . Here is Allison’s description of the event …


” The video below was taken right as the tornado hits  the family’s home.  Josie Wells, the oldest daughter of Marc and Kerry Wells, is clearly in a state of panic, but Marc Wells keeps it together. Apparently, his wife was gone with other family members, so it was  just him and his oldest daughter.   He sees the tornado coming at the house, he gets his daughter and himself inside and while the video goes dark, you can hear the house ripped apart by the storm. You can still hear the tornado sirens going off when they leave what is left of their home and see their neighborhood gone.”



” The family lost their home, two cars, and practically everything they own. Understandably, they are experiencing a bit of a shock as most families do when something like this happens.

Another stunning video is  one is security footage at the Dairy Queen. It takes about 40 seconds to see something, but watch the blue structure that is across the street.”


   What a horrendous experience . These videos reveal the awesome suddenness and violence that is the nature of the tornado and the massive level of destruction reigned down on th town of Washington . Ms Martinez has many other videos on her post which you can find here .

   If you would like to help in the recovery and cleanup or make a monetary donation you can find ways to do so here , here , here and here . Lord knows the people of Washington can use all the help they can get .


In Miami Gardens, Store Video Catches Cops In The Act


Bodega Owner CCTV



” Saleh was so troubled by what he saw that he decided to install video cameras in his store. Not to protect himself from criminals, because he says he has never been robbed. He installed the cameras — 15 of them — he said, to protect him and his customers from police.

  Since he installed the cameras in June 2012 he has collected more than two dozen videos, some of which have been obtained by the Miami Herald. Those tapes, and Sampson’s 38-page criminal history — including charges never even pursued by prosecutors — raise some troubling questions about the conduct of the city’s police officers.

  The videos show, among other things, cops stopping citizens, questioning them, aggressively searching them and arresting them for trespassing when they have permission to be on the premises; officers conducting searches of Saleh’s business without search warrants or permission; using what appears to be excessive force on subjects who are clearly not resisting arrest and filing inaccurate police reports in connection with the arrests.”

   Jeez , the reports of abuse of authority never end , do they ? From a hospital in Boston kidnapping a young girl to a Miami shop keeper having to install security cameras to protect his customers from the police , our society is being overrun by corruption of the “authorities” . 

Obamacare Navigator Fraud Rampant, Not “Isolated Incident”





” Well now do you really think the Project Veritas’ hidden camera investigation on navigator fraud would end with just one “isolated event”. In typical fashion, I assume in memory of Andrew Breitbart, James O’Keefe will release videos like this AFTER the crap media hangs themselves. It’s quite entertaining to see a liberal like Juan Williams mock the video claiming it’s isolated and then BAM a new video is available.”


The Left never learns . 

More here including raw videos






How Many Xboxes Does It Take To Stop A .50 BMG?



” When you think about what’s inside an Xbox the results aren’t too surprising. Yeah, .50 BMG throws a big bullet plenty fast but put a wall of copper, glass and steel in front of any projectile and see how much luck you have with that.

Fortunately, that’s where the C4 comes in.”



See how the Xboxes fare vs C4 in slow motion at Guns.com











SportFishingMag.com Presents A Collection Of Videos From The Ft Lauderdale International Boat Show


Ft Lauderdale boat show



    Above is a video of the new Pursuit 26 C for your enjoyment . In addition to this one , the link will take you to a host of other videos about new boats , electronics and other boating accessories . Included in the boating videos are ones for World Cat , Regulator , Yellowfin , Invincible , Edgewater , Grady-White and more . If you couldn’t attend the show then this is the next best thing to being there . Enjoy .









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