Saturday, May 26, 2012

zoot suits

I can't remember if I sent this before. Lesf is there a way to search verdun connections ?

 

http://www.civilization.ca/research-and-collections/research/resources-for-scholars/essays-1/military-history/serge-marc-durflinger/the-montreal-and-verdun-zoot-suit-disturbances-of-june-1944/

9 comments:

Les F said...

Yes there sure is, it's a bit of a pain as Multiply caters a little more to 'marketplace' stuff, but that pays the bills,so we adjust........
look at the very top right side of this page,& you will see a drop down menu,the word 'marketplace' is what you see first,now is you select 'content' and then type in a search word,it will (or should ) bring you to a page with all the possibilities for that subject...include the word Verdun, it will narrow it down slightly, you can also search ,well read the drop down menu & you will see what's there. I had to fool around with it a few times to search for stuff, & oddly enough I just read the Zoot Zuit topic ,I can't recall who posted it,maybe you,I know we have talked about it,in the past all the way back to the old MSN group.even a few photos from one of our members here who has photos of himself & friends dressed in Zoot Suits, (that's here in our photos somewhere. Anyway good luck & thanks fr the imnput,.because now I can post one of my favourite tunes Zoot Suit Riot..........as I mentioned in the past Teresa & I would dance in the living room (to all kinds of stuff) but this makes me think I am as good a swing dancer as I am a spell checker......lol I have had occasion to wonder if I miss Teresa's hand when I spin her around ,I figure she will one day sail right out the living room window.........(what is it with booze ,that makes us think we can dance).....hahahahaha Cheers ! HF&RV - Les

Les F said...

Turn it up .....................................Zoot Riot throw back a bottle of beer................



Remember Jim Carey also used this tune in the 'Mask' Cheers ! HF&RV - Les

Les F said...

Here is an example of the search menu, under content I typed Zoot Suit Riot Verdun & this is what comes up first:

sorry about that chief "missed by that much"
I just tried out the link but it gave me the 'search page & not the results page, but try searching & you will find some stuff..

Les F said...

The zoot suit pics are in Steve Christophe photo album some then some now...


He has a lot of great old photos here plus some of a Zoot Suit Party I guess..?Maybe he will see this & can identify for us. Although I am not sure he is still on here.nevertheless thanks for the pics Steve. Cheers ! HF&RV - Les Oh I see it's a compilation of photos .most were added by Steve Christophe, but in the old mSN site anyone could add a photo anywhere (usually thinking they were not eating up their own storage space,so a few of Steve Redmons are in there.

robert jomphe said...

Well summer is allready here believe me I just cut the damn jungle. In the summer I like to go to Verdun and watch the dancers at Swing l'ete http://www.swinginmontreal.com/se/se_en.html in front of the Douglas.
Theres dancing every night also, each night is dedicated to a different dance and the most popular is Salsa night .
http://montrealonthecheap.com/2011/06/free-dancing-in-verdun-summer-2011/
I guess they don't have the 2012 calendar up yet. I can't dance but i love watching they are having some much fun. I have seen people go all day I do know how they do it. check youtube for swing l'ete or salsa Verdun

Les F said...

Yes some of them are energetic to say the least.As for youtube I think we did post a few of them last year too.I had posted the calendar I think for the summer dance.They do have fun.......
As for cutting your jungle Robert , I too just cut the lawn again today,but filled a trailer last week with yard waste to take to the city yards where it gets recycled..& beleive me it was loaded,.yet today just the lawn clipping alone was fairly large in itself,it grew like crazy just in this past week. Cheers ! - Les

robert jomphe said...

you know in the old days by that I mean our days the last weeks of school we would have one hot week, that would cook us in class. This year we had a week like that in April, now we have this one in May. What as June got in line for us ? I think the rotation of the earth as receded one notch. Unlike you guys we are not allowed goats here. I sure could use one.

Les F said...

shit do you mean to tell me I don't really need to buy gas for the mower....lol
The hedge clippers are electric & I guess I can fire those out too......hahahaha
Coombs my friend are where the famous goats on the roof are,all we have here in the so called city are deer,raccoons,the occasional cougar ( and not the over 50 gals downtown either).....we have eagles that like to score the odd small pet,& of course owls too.........but then again being in the confines of the city ,you can't expect too much in the way of wildlife.......(well not since I've gotten a little older anyway...lol)
Cheers ! HF&RV - Les checkout Coombs ( a short little drive up this Island we live on... http://www.oldcountrymarket.com/

robert jomphe said...

It's been a few years since I visited Coombs still have a lantern from there. I guess we should stay away of using the term goats it could be used againts us. My daughter was in Ladysmith about two weeks ago visiting friends
wish I still had enough money to travel like before.