Sunday, January 31, 2010
Osamu Tezuka's "Galaxy Boy Troop" (aka Le Commando De La Voie Lactee) was co-produced by Mushi Studios and the Takeda marionettes. Although very popular in its time and running nearly 100 episodes, only a few fragments of the series survive. The only surviving episodes are bi-lingual; Japanese with french narration and subtitles. I took my hand at translating a segment of the French subtitles to English, so enjoy Le Commando De La Voie Lactee (roughly translated "Commandos Of The Milky Way")
The Story: Aliens have begun bombing earth from their base on the dark side of the Moon. A group of heroes led by Commander Rop & Mister 6 (his intelligent computer car) have embarked for the moon, using the last surviving spacecraft, on a mission to find and destroy the lunar base.
BTW the musical score is by Isao Tomita, his first work for Tezuka.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
Be sure to check out host Del Curtis cracking up at the close of this mess.
[via Tofutti Break]
This is my third term film at the London film school, made in 1991. About Elly and Arran, living the fifties rock'n'roll life. The film was shot on 16mm film.
Directed by Valeri Vaughn, Produced by Jose Miranda, Cinematography by Onar Stangeland, Edited by Vanessa Barker, Camera operated by Paolo Barone, Sound by Vinod Mahindru
Friday, January 29, 2010
I couldn't resist.
It would have been better if he stayed at home, yes.
Link to comic at pic, nephews!
Ephemera -- mostly from Southeast Asia. via stevechasmar
"I've been gathering these for about 25 years. I wish I had been more diligent in looking and acquiring back when I first started collecting. Nowadays many of these paper envelopes that were once used for traditional nostrums have been mostly replaced by plastic packets. I recently tried to get more Burmese examples only to find they are all plastic now."
Browse his collection here
Why have they been deleted ???
found via Pour 15 Minutes d'Amour
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Lex11 has written a spectacular post about the visceral effect crime scene cleanup can have on a person capable of normal human emotion. Read it - it's a horrific mind-blower, from a talented auteur.
Must be his DNA.
And yes I AM exploiting PCL I guess... but it doesn't make it not good.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Trailer for Exit Through The Gift Shop (Flash Video 01:18) - A Banksy Film.
Monday, January 25, 2010
artwork Frits Jonker
splognerizer 32 is now available as "an hour with captain Turkenburg at Phrench Phries with playlist (!)
Today's cryptic album cover features a hastily assembled tableau of Man Examining Harmonica and Ignoring Nearby Parasol. The music is pretty good, I especially liked Beer Barrel Polka (Barrel de Chopp).
also turkish, israeli and japanese records via Gojira 2012 flickr page.
Children need to have a greater respect for the art forms made popular by their great grandparents, and here's the perfect educational album to that end: MFP's Minstrel Show For Children. I particularly enjoyed "Here We Go Gathering Nuts In May" and "Ten Green Bottles". And of course, a version of the perennial favorite "Teddy Bear's Picnic".
Sunday, January 24, 2010
We're continuing our series on the wm-artists that contributed to the first release Water Wind and Sails
Some of you might have noticed that the young Jelle-Jan van der Wagt, who made a mini radio-play 5 years ago, now 19 years old has made some nice videoclips for yours truly. But he does a lot of productions. Next week January 27 his latest movie "slapendrijk" will have it's premiere in the local Deltion Theatre in Zwolle. Here's the trailer:
Evil Pain Clown and Lowell Mason want you to repent before it's too late!!
Yes, we posted the cover for this ages ago, but now you can get the music!
What a great idea, a limbo party version of Brahms' Lullaby-- you can get it here.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
A brief history of Torp's Flea Circus, one of the last places to use performing fleas can be found here. I never knew the performers were tethered by fine platinum wires to keep them from jumping away and sucking the blood of the patrons.
Above is the poster from the Egyptian tour of the Troupe de Torp.
Heavens, don’t say “nothing.” Why, there are gibbering morons and jabbering blowhards, ersatz culture and artificial cacophonies, bleats of commerce and compulsations of advertisers!
The convulsions of a dying medium are wondrous to behold, though in audio form they do grow tiresome. But What’s This?!?...
And it goes on like that until the links to four episodes of Bat Guano's SwaG!, unusual radio for a mutant generation.
And it was Dolly's birthday this week, too.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Official Trailer for Lynn Taitt: Rocksteady (Flash Video 02:43). RIP: Lynn Taitt.
Fish Out of Water features albums from those not necessarily known for their musical talents....such as Rocky Marciano, Arte Johnson, Buddy Ebsen, Ted Knight....granted, it's not all singing, such as the album by Kreskin. But I DID find out that Kreskin's real name was Kresge.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Balloon Bass and Box (Flash Video 01:52). "...Addi - Balloon Bass, Andy Sanesi - Cajon."
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Dental hygiene can be fun with Toby Brite and his awesome rocket.
Bikinis y rock (1972) has bikinis and it has rock — Mexican bands playing covers of rock hits in english. It also has telenovella queen Verónica Castro, former vedette Olga Breeskin and Manuel "Loco" Valdés.
The director also wrote Santo y Blue Demon vs Drácula y el Hombre Lobo and La momia azteca
Watch the rest on YouTube or at the Whirl-A-Go-Go.
It's always a happy day when I find some good calypso I don't already own, so thanks Global Groove for making me happy.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Tatjana Simic, is a Dutch (born Croatian) singer/actress and resident nude model for the Dutch playboy.
I hope Mr Dante Fontana didn't post anything about him before ... for those of you who don't know him, i urge you to listen to this true pioneer of electronic music from Sweden.
Hans Edler - Elektron Kukéso (1971) album is available via exp etc (you will find there lots of great and unique music believe me!)
About Hans Edler ...
"In the early 1960's, Edler turned into a teen idol in Sweden with his bands The Ghostriders and We 4. Later, he initiated his own record label wich during the 1970's released anything from obscure progressive rock and children's records to religious and classical music, all at a frienzied pace. He produced numerous shows for Swedish television during the 1980's and also wrote hyms and music for choirs. These days he is devoting his time to techno and dance oriented music, orginizing rock festivals with a nostalgic touch and managing young bands for export outside sweden. And that is only part of it.
However, very few people know about his short but intensive career as the wild man of vintage electronica.
The same goes for the offspring that came of it - a one-of-a-kind album named 'Elektron Kukéso' which not only contains some of the most odd sounds ever scratched into vinyl, but also seems to be the world's first computer-programmed LP in the history of rock 'n' roll, at least occording to Edler. "(from Hans Edler Myspace Fan Page)
His gestures alone already make me a fan, but a little info on Mr. Marini really sealed the deal:
In 1955, he placed a newspaper advert seeking “young musicians without experience, singing in tune. If not cheerful, don't apply."
Do the Caffeteria Twist and other Marini classics here.
Monday, January 18, 2010
The clever, miniature sombrero is the key to the deal.
Gone and Forgotten has the details.
I've always wanted to have a potentate in the family!
from Tuna Melt
Lifted from Onkel Chrispy.
Martin Luther King earrings
Originally uploaded by baikinange
What could be a better tribute to the legacy of Dr. King than a pair of flicker earrings featuring an image that doesn't really look like him. When I wear them, I sit in the FRONT of the bus!
Sunday, January 17, 2010
It is universally accepted that there is no more demanding sport than competitive ribbon twirling. So surely we can cut those wispy little sylphs some slack when they want to kick back every now and again and do some floor routines to piano arrangements of seventies commercials, from the very excellent album Commercial Break. Despite the fact they only consume an occasional watercress sprig and have never actually tasted a Whopper, or Sprite, or Oscar Meyer Wiener, or possibly even a Tic Tac, or any of the other products represented on the album.
What ever happened to those super-helpful young men who filled your tank with a smile every time you visited a gas station? Why, here they are, and they and their lovely friend Corry have a song to sing for you as well!