102 Year Old Alice Barker in the Soundies

Stumbled on this while watching videos of popular old songs. A truly amazing experience to watch this.

There’s also a web site about this woman, created by the folks who made this video. You can read all about her story and the old “Soundies” (music “videos” of the 1940s that played on film jukeboxes). Back in the 1980s, I owned a videotape duplication company. On client sent in a whole collection of these Soundies – hundreds of them – and wanted me to make a protection copy of them. Since they are public domain, I made two copies – one for him and one for myself, and still have them, tucked away in a box somewhere. Hope I find them soon – I’d really like to view them again, and will share them if and when they turn up.

Creep (Medieval Style with Vocal)

One of my favorite songs. Originally by Readiohead, Creep is a heartfelt wail of a lament dedicated to those who are not the popular ones. Perhaps my favorite rendition (so far) is by Scala, but this version came across my feed today, and I thought it was a worthy listen.