Thursday, June 5, 2014

Blake's Seven - The Series



I wouldn't have believed it but the entire series is on YouTube, right now, for you to enjoy. It will help if you are a boomer.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Die, Rapidshare, Die

Rapidshare has been changing my interface and their rules too often ever since I joined. My downloadables are their hostages. I have cheerfully paid 50 or 80 Euros to Rapidshare from time to time for their sake. These newest terms would cost me 50 Euros each and every month but that's not going to happen. Download while you may.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Space Invaders Parts Catalog



If you want to repair an upright Midway Space Invaders machine you will need this manual. Its link is in the comments. Enjoy.

I still play the game from time to time with the MAME emulator and so could you.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

The Dukes of Surf - Waikiki



Charming, harmless, and sounding very much like The Beach Boys. Lots more on YouTube.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Inside Star Trek - 1996



The authoritative 450 page book by producers Herbert Solow and Robert Justman resulted in a one-hour TV special, now available on youtube, and a 3-hour audiobook now available from me. Discover wonderful dirt on Roddenberry and clues about who might have stolen William Shatner's wigs. Link in comments.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

40 Years Ago This Month



a book, "The Last Dangerous Visions", was announced by Harlan Ellison. As recently as 2007 Harlan said he still wants to get the book out. A narrative of this Worst Odyssey Ever was written by Christopher Priest. You can read it at Archive.Org here. It is all so disheartening.

There is little hope that Mr. Ellison will finish the book or experience the 50th anniversary of this process. If there is anything you can do about this, please give it a try.

Postscript. A famous Science Fiction writer sent me this advice;

Why not write to Mr Ellison direct and ask him how he's getting along with things?

Harlan Ellison
c/o The Harlan Ellison Recording Collection
P.O. Box 55548
Sherman Oaks, CA 91413-0548

Or send email to harlan@harlanellison.com

Best of luck!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The Lathe Of Heaven - With A Little Help from My Friends


This was Public Television's first made-for-television movie costing $250,000. The film was out-of-print for decades and was changed slightly when it was brought back. This original version of With A Little Help From My Friends from the original film might just be the very first mash-up.

I posted the audio of this previously and now give the world the original video for the very first time.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

WFMU - Sixty Second Song Remixes

This is a plug for WFMU, an NYC radio station that also streams and also offers podcasts. Here is their blog. I entered this contest 6 years ago and won an appearance on the 80-track CD. Here are the best 18 tracks from the CD for you to enjoy. It's fun to hear Hotel California again without the time commitment, and the same goes for Stairway To Heaven and Bolero. There is something interesting going on in every track. Give this a listen with the Box player below and download all the tracks in stereo if you like using the link in the comments.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Shahin & Sepehr - October Moon

The album version is just too long at 5 minutes plus. This radio version was better received, and is my favorite instrumental in a long while. Play it here and download it with a right-click if you like.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Four Peanuts for Charlotte

I've met Charlotte myself. Help make her a star. Click on "Watch on YouTube" and then "Like".