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July 29, 2011 10:25 AM   Subscribe

I can just hear it... (slightly nsfw). Very interesting and evocative Flickr galleries of vintage photographs of musicians, curated by MeFite, flapjax at midnite.

If you enjoy these, please see parts two, three and four.

flapjax' poster set on Flickr: previously | previously
posted by nickyskye (10 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
These are great, flapjax!
posted by Foci for Analysis at 11:02 AM on July 29, 2011


Very cool. Is that guy in the third set playing the sword, or just madly conducting? If he's playing it, would it be bowed like a saw, or is it a percussion thing?
posted by Ahab at 11:04 AM on July 29, 2011


Answering the musical question, Does an accordion player wear a pinky-ring?

(Excellent set! I love those hand-carved guitars)
posted by Greg_Ace at 11:51 AM on July 29, 2011


This is wonderful.
posted by Lutoslawski at 1:04 PM on July 29, 2011


lovely stuff.
posted by peterkins at 7:06 PM on July 29, 2011


Thanks so much, nickyskye, for posting this to the blue!

Very cool. Is that guy in the third set playing the sword, or just madly conducting? If he's playing it, would it be bowed like a saw, or is it a percussion thing?

He seems to have a conductor's baton in the other hand. I'd guess he is the conductor/bandleader, maybe, and I'd guess that the sword is a humorous prop, for the photograph.

Alternately, one might imagine that he used the sword to silence any hecklers in the audience. Something like this:

"You suck! Keep your day jo - "

*slice!*

(head drops to floor, headless body slumps and falls, band resumes playing)
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:36 PM on July 29, 2011 [3 favorites]


Or, for all we know, he could be using it to elicit a stellar performance from the players.
posted by Greg_Ace at 10:15 PM on July 29, 2011


I need this guy in my band.
posted by Wolof at 8:15 AM on July 30, 2011


Fantastic.
posted by bongo_x at 12:07 PM on July 30, 2011


I need this guy in my band.

Hey, a few decades earlier, Wolof, and he might've been. He's Australian, after all! See here.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:35 PM on July 30, 2011 [1 favorite]


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