Wes Wilson, one of the original psychedelic rock poster artists in the late 1960s, died on January 24, 2020.
I had one of his posters when I was a teenager in the 1960s. I didn’t take good care of it and ultimately threw it out. Fortunately, I got another copy a few years ago at Wolfgang’s Vault online and framed it. See art for sale at the Vault here.
Japanese actor Jo Shishido died on January 20, 2020. He had cheek surgery to emphasize his cheekbones. He is known for starring roles in Branded to Kill (available in the Criterion Collection) and other action films directed by Seijun Suzuki in the 1960s.
“Iko Iko” was first recorded as “Jock-A-Mo” by Sugar Boy and His Cane Cutters in 1953. By far, the most popular version was by the Dixie Cups in 1965. Dr. John covered it on his album of classic New Orleans songs, Gumbo, in 1972.
Trump takes advantage of the fact that if the media keeps accusing him of lying, he and his supporters will say they’re biased. The media understates what a liar Trump is in order to appear balanced and fair. It took most of the media years to call him a liar. They used much wimpier terms instead of stating the truth. Nobody will confront Trump and call him a liar to his face. Trump wins on this one.