Purple ain’t my color, but it could be. 


devilinhighheels: 1957 Chevy Bel-Air

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A Rocket in My Pocket

The finest greasy cuts for your soul-shaking ass. 

When I look at this, when I look at the video clips of the beatings and of the marches, I thank God civil rights leaders in the ’50s and ’60s didn’t just shut up and go away. I thank the heavens they didn’t just pack up and go home. Thank you for giving us, as an American people, our souls back.


On December 1, 1955, during a typical evening rush hour in Montgomery, Alabama, a 42 year-old woman took a seat near the front of the bus (illustrated in this diagram) on her way home from the Montgomery Fair department store where she worked as a seamstress. Before she reached her destination, she quietly set off a social revolution when the bus driver instructed her to move, and she refused. The bus driver called the police and they arrested Rosa Parks, an African American woman of unchallenged character.

The African-American community of Montgomery organized a boycott of the buses in protest of the discriminating treatment they had endured for years. The boycott, under the leadership of 26-year-old minister Martin Luther King, Jr., was a peaceful, coordinated protest that lasted 381 days and captured world attention.

Vivian Maier documented street life in the ’50s in NYC and Chicago while working as a nanny, except she never let anyone see the photos. When she died in 2009, her storage unit was sold and the picker found thousands of negatives. She was good. Really good.

Shooby Dooby Doo

I also do a music podcast called the Ear Candy Update. This episode is dedicated to that glorious sound of Doo Wop from the ’50s and ’60s.

The tracks:

  • Blue Moon by The Marcels
  • Lily Maebelle by The Valentines
  • Money Honey by Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters
  • Goodnite, Sweetheart, Goodnight by The Spaniels
  • Sh-Boom by The Chords Earth Angel
  • (Will You Be Mine) by The Penguins
  • Mary Lee by Rainbows
  • Story Untold by The Nutmegs
  • Only You (And You Alone) by The Platters
  • One Mint Julep by The Clovers
  • At My Front Door by The El Dorados
  • I Met Him On a Sunday by The Shirelles
  • Get A Job by The Silhouettes
  • Book of Love by The Monotones
  • I Wonder Why by Dion & The Belmonts
  • Everyday of the Week by The Students
  • 16 Candles by The Crests
  • Since I Don’t Have You by The Skyliners
  • Pizza Pie by Norman Fox & The Rob Roys
  • Sorry (I Ran All The Way Home) by The Impalas
  • A Teenager in Love by Dion & The Belmonts
  • Shimmy, Shimmy Ko-Ko Bop by Little Anthony & The Imperials
  • Tonight I Fell In Love by The Tokens
  • Barbara-Ann by The Regents
  • Rama Lama Ding Dong by The Edsels
  • Never Let You Go by The Five Discs
  • Denise by Randy & The Rainbows
  • Stay by Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs


I am currently in a meeting with a Long Tall Sally, who is built for speed and apparently has everything Uncle John needs. Also in attendance is a Mr. John B. Goode, of the Louisiana Goodes. 

The 1956 Austin-Healey roadster. 

Poignant moments exist everywhere, but apparently Brooklyn in the middle ’50s had more than their fair share.

This is a series of sketches from Italian artist Denis Medri of Batman characters reimagined as rockabilly ones from the 1950’s.


Stan’s Drive-In, Hollywood, California, 26 March 1958.

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Bardot on the set of Doctor at Sea, 1955.