Tonton Mayonnaise

Please listen to the instrumental version of this song while looking at the Santa jpegs below.  I’m also putting up the vocal version.  I don’t know who Stéphane Collaro is, and I don’t really want to know.  The jacket illustration is basically insane, obviously based on a photograph of Stéphane being in the middle of explaining something, while sitting in front of a giant pink radio. I don’t know how graphic designers come up with this stuff.  

Santa Posse: An Ongoing Collection Of Holiday Mascots

From my ever-growing collection of Santa photographs, here are 5 outstanding examples of the Big Guy in the world of photography.

Santa with Twins.  A moment of perfect weirdness in the world.

You can pretty much tell that this Santa was into being Santa.

Full flown terror, and this Santa is laughing.  The girl’s older brother is chilling though.

Detail of her hand reaching out, half her crying face, and half of Santa’s laughing face.

This little girl might have lost it, but unlike the one upstairs, she’s not struggling to get away.
It’s more like sadness, over terror, but she’s resigned herself to the tragedy.

This guy’s just trying to remember what he wants for Christmas.

A little blind girl feels Santa’s beard. 

He’s a good Santa, with top-of-the-line stick-on eyebrows.  They don’t wear those anymore.
Sometimes you catch them just wear the the beard AND moustache stuck under their chins.
Santas these days.

This girl seems a little older than the other screamers.

I just think it’s great how going to see Santa, which is supposed to be a magical and fun thing,
turns into a nightmare for some kids.  And they really feel it.  They don’t like it.
I think that this girl is more like, “What is this?  I don’t get it.”

I think his eyebrows are touched up with make-up.

I suppose they’re at the Post Office, but getting stamps from Santa seems pretty weak.
That’s probably why the girl is crying.

Anne Sings the “Rangers Du Risque Theme Song”

In America, after the success of Duck Tales, that odd combination of all the Disney Ducks and a spark of the Indiana Jones franchise, Diz went at it again and put the chipmunk duo Chip and Dale in their own adventure cartoon with a bunch of other unknown chipmunks.  It was called “Rescue Rangers” and in it, Chip straight up wore Indiana Jones’ outfit, hat and all.

If you’re smart like I am, you probably know all that.

But while I was in Paris I picked up a stack of kids 45’s and on the B-SIDE of this “Anne” record, I found the Rescue Rangers theme, done in French, like it was an old Jazz standard. Here it is.

Lady Skate Et Les Skateboard Kids

Basically bad late-70’s skate-surf-oldies-rock-disco a la Bay City Rollers.  Still, I do like it.  A french rock-n-roll personage named Lady Skate is just meaningful to me.  I don’t know what the meaning is, except that she was obviously crazy, and that’s what I’m all about.