Friday, March 24, 2006

I think I went to high school with Zizi La Twisteuse

Everyone needs to watch a video of Sixties rockers The Tornados performing their song Robot while dressed in robot outfits. You can get a DVD copy of this at a new site about Scopitones, that early French ancestor of MTV.

Beware seems that Scopitones are popular amongst U.S. troops serving in Task Force Scopitone overseas.

If you've never seen Les Classels, Quebec's singing Men From Glad, one of their hits is mentioned at the site too.

Saturday, March 18, 2006

The most dismaying question that I've heard this morning

Slate's Examiner asks My eyeball just fell out of its socket. What should I do?.
50 million fans can't be wrong

Street Cow looks to be an amusing site.

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Joe Meek: the movie

A new documentary about Joe Meek is just being finished.

Joe Who? Try Telstarweb's new blog, complete with MP3 downloads.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Sky Men, Sky Men!
Where do you come from?
Where are you going to?
Sky Men!

What would you do if you saw a UFO?

Well, if you were early 1960s British songwriter Geoff Goddard, you'd write and record Sky Men, with Joe Meek producing the song.

The song features a couple seeing a UFO, and then hearing a voice from the flying saucer.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

97 pound weaklings, please take note

The Charles Atlas company is still in business, selling its isometric exercise programs.

But what if I don't mind having sand kicked in my face?