Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Take a stroll though a 70's shop

Love this pic for setting off trips down memory lane

Top 5 TV Openings - #5

SO many great TV shows from this period that its hard to pin it down to just five, but i'll give it a go.
First up, this show. GREAT music, great editing, great hero shots (how i wanted to walk like Bodie here) and just how exciting is that car through the window start?
(By the way, The Six Million Dollar Man should be in here - but embedding is banned for it on Youtube)

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Gary Numan

Left school and started college in '78, a geeky, loner with a head full of science fiction.
Perfect timing then that Mr Numan released this album, which became the soundtrack to my college years.
Played to death, i still haven't tired of it and "Are" is still his masterwork.

Thursday, 8 April 2010

We're off

Right, off now for a week in Norfolk. Will update upon return. Byeeeee

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Wacky Races - for real

Back in the 70's i'd watch any cartoon, no matter what the subject or the studio.
Now as an adult i can say i'm a Warner's fan, who tolerates Fimation but LOATHES Hanna Barberra.
Tom & Jerry, of course, were great. Up till the 'scope years of the mid-sixties when Chuck Jones stepped in and, bizarely, ruined it.
The rest of it - forget it.
Apart, just about, Wacky Races. And that was only because of (A) Dick Destardly and (B) that they were riffing on one of my favourite films from that era - The Great Race.
Its just about ok now watching it on DVD. Thought i'd show the Sprogs some episodes they hadn't seen on Youtube and stumbled upon this.
Folk have actually gone to the trouble of making full size, working versions of the cars and then dress up in the outfits?