Monday, March 30, 2009
Mark Sanders’ blog-Fidel’s Eyeglasses, is primarily a Cuban music blog, offering rare and out of print LPs from his collection as free MP3 downloads. The picture above is of Mark in 1959 when he visited Havana with his father. It is just one of a set of great photos he recently put up on his blog.
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Sunday, March 29, 2009
I just found a incredible set of these pics on Flikr, along with an article about the concept and sad demise of these structures.
Sanjhih is a small town on the north coast of Taiwan. It's near Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. In late 70's, a keeper of a rubber company worked out the prototype of the UFO house using his own factory. He wanted to build a contemporary style holiday resort. However, the rubber company closed down in the energy crisis in 1980. The UFO houses that was just begining was sealed up by the bank. In that time, there was only foundation and FPR compoments.
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Holy grails don't get any holier than this, especially for Northern Soul acolytes.
Going up for auction, starting March 14, is one of only two known copies — and the only one in acceptable playing condition — of Frank Wilson's "Do I Love You (Indeed I Do)," considered by many to be the most valuable ultra-rare 45 record in the world. U.K. dealer John Manship (www.raresoulman.co.uk), who specializes in Northern Soul rarities, is holding the auction of this prized item which stands to fetch somewhere in the neighborhood of $40,000.
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Saturday, March 28, 2009
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Friday, March 27, 2009
Beautiful Gloria Wandrous, a New York model/call-girl engages in an illicit affair with married socialite Weston Liggett. Their turbulent affair soon runs out of steam when our heroine, under the mistaken impression that he'll never divorce his wife Emily and marry her, decides to begin a new life in Boston.
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Thursday, March 26, 2009
Boogie Woogie Flu has a great blog entry, highlighting records from Elvis Presley’s collection. It features original versions of songs that Elvis covered and made into big hits. Very cool-Click Here!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
The Korn Kobblers were a novelty group from the 1930’s/40’s along the same lines as Spike Jones’ band, yet not as extravagant in their gags. Still, a very entertaining unit, especially their version of Listen To The Mockingbird, which is best remembered as the Three Stooges theme song.
Robbie Space Patrol- In the 1950's this unlicensed toy was produced based on the movie Forbidden Planet . The toy was quickly pulled off the shelves due to copyright infringement and has subsequently become very scarce & valuable .
From Ozzie's Robots Toys & Collectibles
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Cutting edge animator Allen Mez has come through once again with a profound social commentary about the current financial crisis, featuring a brand new song by yours truly entitled “Hey Smigly” (coming soon to iTunes, Napster, Amazon, etc.)
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The illustrations used on many Vogue picture records are signed by the artist. Ed Basl, a Vogue picture record collector, undertook the effort to track down the persons behind those signatures. Ed kept a record of each of these searches, and has made that information available for our use. Thanks to Ed's efforts, Richard Harker, Will Wirts, Sprink, Corbett, R. Forbes, and M. Kanouse are no longer names unattached to persons.
From The Association Of Vogue Picture Record Collectors
Monday, March 23, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
The Chevy Nomad was first introduced as a concept car at Motorama in 1953 but was not available for public consumption until 1955. The car in the photo is much different than the production model in that it is actually a Corvette body that has been modified into a station wagon.
Another fine David Stone Martin illustration-I'm not quite sure what tunes were on this LP, but most everything by Lester Young has been reissued and is well worth exploring.
Check out this classic video-Jammin The Blues!
Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Newell Convers Wyeth is the head of several generations of important American artists. The classic adventure tales of Robert Louis Stevenson have been in print since they were [first] published. When the publisher Charles Scribner's Sons paired Wyeth with Stevenson and others, they started an industry that continues to this day.
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Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Actor Ron Silver, who won a Tony Award as a take-no-prisoners Hollywood producer in David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow" and did a political about-face from loyal Democrat to Republican activist after the Sept. 11 attacks, died Sunday at the age of 62. (Associated Press)
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