Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Cardic & Co. - Olde Frothingslosh & More

With my impending trip to Steeltown, I've been digging around for more background on Olde Frothingslosh, the most treasured of all cans in my beer can collection.

It turns out that Olde Frothingslosh was a seasonal variation of Iron City Beer that was created in collaboration with local radio personality Regis Cordic.

From wikipedia:

One of Cordic's most memorable running gags at both WWSW and KDKA were fake advertisements for "Olde Frothingslosh", "the pale stale ale with the foam on the bottom." The beer was supposedly brewed by Sir Reginald Frothingslosh at Upper Crudney-on-the-Thames. In 1955, Pittsburgh Brewing Company began issuing special Christmas-season cans and bottles of Olde Frothingslosh filled with real beer. The humorous labels changed every year and became favorites of collectors. The brewery released new editions of Olde Frothingslosh even after Cordic left Pittsburgh, continuing until 1982 and then reviving the brand in 1998, and more recently in 2007 (currently available).

Rege had a great sense of humor and style.

Olde Frothingslosh beer bottle labels
Olde Frothingslosh cans
Read Thud, The Magazine of Brick Throw

(Methinks the editor of the Mt. Holly Register needs to step it up a bit.)

The First Lady's Camping Napkins

These little beauts have been getting a workout!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Neil Young and Devo - Video of the jam session that created Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)

Neil Young & Devo

Caught the Neil Young American Masters episode last night. While I've always been a big fan of Neil Young as an amazing artist who pulls and pushes himself to innovate, whether it be in his life or music, embracing the latest technology or digging deep in his roots, I was blown away by the 3 minute segment on the early 80's chapter of old Neil's output.

Being a late-night denizen of the early days of cable including Night Flight (RIP) I was completely aware of Neil's movie, Human Highway, in which Devo play a nuclear waste disposal team, but to hear that he actually wrote Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black) in a jam session with Devo seemed a bit much to take until they showed a clip of this video. Here it is in it's entirety. Hail Ne-vo!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Friday, June 05, 2009

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Vintage tourist Brochures - Caves!

I stumbled across this treasure trove of old long copy work from what must be the 40's and 50's. I've scanned them in pretty large, hopefully legible enough for you to enjoy reading them as much as I have.

Go ahead:

• Count the number of times the word "Thrill" is used
• Enjoy courteous guides
• Explore yawning abysses
• Marvel at the devil's bathtub
• Fear not for the cleanliness of your garments as they will remain unspoiled
• Be naturally "air-conditioned"
• Gape slack-jawed at FREE Picnic areas

Vintage Cave Brochures Flickr Set

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Mt Holly Citywide Garage Sale Teaser

I decided to snap a few photos to whet your appetites for our Citywide Garage Sale.

Thursday 10:00-7:00
Friday 9:00-5:00
Saturday 9:00-2:00

And remember early-birds pay double!

Frank Zappa Plays The Bicycle on the Steve Allen Show, 1963

There is no better way to start a sunny summer morning than with a bike ride, courtesy of Mr. Zappa. Watch the entire 3 part series over at A Facemelting Blog of Staggering Riffage.