David Thompson


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August 23, 2013



I've always wanted a face mask that makes me look as though I'm in a perpetual state of shock and awe.


Re Jolene...an old DJ trick was to introduce as a new song from Fleetwood Mac or Stevie Nick the Atlanta Rhythm Section hit "Imaginary Lover" played at 45 RPM instead of 33...an old 20th Century DJ trick, that is...see back then a DJ...never mind...

Simen Thoresen

Bambi looks good - I wonder how those saucers would look over these very Swedish landscapes?
See http://www.simonstalenhag.se/index.html

There is also too little Nicolas Cage around. This project aims to rectify that - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5QfJDmlUdU

Now, off to look for new Fleetwood Mac songs...


can you do what Miyoko Shida does?

Not for love or money.

If I hadn't seen her build the thing in real time, I'd never believe it either.


That Miyoka Shida thing looks like someting I saw in the Empire show when it toured Australia

Amazing live

Which came first?


"Amazingly awful tattoo leads to amazingly public Facebook breakup."



played at 45 RPM instead of 33...an old 20th Century DJ trick, that is...see back then a DJ...

Ah, the days when DJs laid down phat beats with those heavy wooden records that were whittled by hand. I actually used to own one of those old-style whirly-ma-jigs that made them rotate. Much pedalling involved. Pah. These days DJs don’t have the co-ordination to operate pedals and bellows. I may still have a crate of wooden records somewhere.

[ Rummages in cupboard in fit of nostalgia. ]


Interactive timelines of slang terms for male and female genitalia.

There goes my lunch hour. Favourite so far: 'Mrs Fubb's parlour'.


Mrs Fubb’s parlour.

It’s a world of wonder. Some of the older ones are rather highbrow, like Cyprian arbour. Also, tinderbox, fancy article and venerable monosyllable. And I quite like the notion of a lady’s premises.

Dr. Westerhaus

I think you gave your crate of wooden records to me...

Incidentally, one can also play the last section of 'Shine on You Crazy Diamond' on a vinyl copy of Wish You Were Here at 45rpm instead of 33rpm, and you get Pink Floyd playing the tightest, niftiest slice of disco-funk ever...;)


Thanks for the UK grid data. I have been wondering if such a thing existed. I also wonder whether something similar exists for other countries.

Simen Thoresen

Not sure if this is proper ephemera, but it seems lil' Kim is running out of virgins. http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/timstanley/100231814/north-korea-is-running-out-of-virgins-for-kim-jong-uns-dance-troupe-its-every-dictators-nightmare/

Despite the light and cheery tone of the article, the whole thing is somewhat depressing.



I think you gave your crate of wooden records to me...

Oh, I’ve one crate left, plus a crate of digital audio tapes. Yes, actual tapes. I even have a machine to play them on. It’s so Nineties.


Yes, actual tapes. I even have a machine to play them on.

I have a fantasy of strolling through a classic car show and stumbling upon the exact same '73 Mustang Grande that I used to drive back in high school and it would still have the AudioVox 8-track AM/FM stereo system I had installed in it. One of the consequences of getting older is not only do your fantasies become more lame, but they also become much less likely to ever happen. Especially since I rarely attend classic car shows.


In the Nineties I laughed at the Seventies with its awful fashions, nasty synthetic fabrics, lots of hideous brown and orange décor, and Vesta dehydrated curries. It didn’t occur to me at the time that the Nineties would eventually become the Seventies of today.


The pi link is not working.


hideous brown and orange décor
We had an avocado green refrigerator (and matching the double-ovens) when I was a youngster in the 70's. Ironically, I never once recall it containing an actual avocado.


Dom, it’s working fine for me.


Ok, I get it in Firefox, but not IE 8.0. Stupid Microsoft!


Interactive timelines of slang terms for male and female genitalia.

I've learned a lot today.

Kevin B

A slowed down Dolly sounds just like Cleo


Cleo Sings Eno. Now there’s an album someone should make.

Patrick Brown

That's not Cleo Laine. It's Tim Buckley!


Ed Snack

Cleo takes Eno, now there's a record that someone SHOULDN'T make.


World's End. Do not watch the trailer. Or perhaps you already know this.

Simen Thoresen

WTP - Hey, that looks like a feature-length Doctor Who episode. Or perhaps rather Sarah Jane.

Count me in!


Sigh...I told you not to watch the trailer, Simen.


Yeah, I just watched the trailer too.
Probably shouldn't have

Jake Haye

I see that 'front bottom' is dated 1999, but this is the term that independently sprang to mind on first catching sight of one as a kid, and I'm sure I wasn't the only one.

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