Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Sunday, January 19, 2014
I found this very enjoyable and also harrowing. Chuck thought that certain of his classmates in flight school would fail to graduate-- the hard way-- and they did. He himself was shot down over Europe and avoided being captured or sold to the Germans and returned to fly over Europe for the rest of WW2. His encounters with the speed of sound are recounted and you will also see how military jealousies made his career difficult. This is a total of 6 hours of audio as read by Bob Collins, mostly, and Chuck Yeager.
This is out of print. You can buy it "new" for $399 but be warned; those cassettes you just bought are 28 years old. Link in comments.
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Saturday, November 30, 2013
This lost and forgotten one-hour video contains Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner in their very first appearance together after Star Trek. 1991 is the year, 25 years after the series ended. They share stories you can't find anywhere else. The download is 148MB. Link in comments.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
You will hear from the band members, their manager, Buddy Holly's parents, and many others. This wonderful 90 minute documentary was deftly edited with no narration and was aired only once. Bad luck if you missed it, eh? Link in comments.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
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?
c/o The Harlan Ellison Recording Collection
P.O. Box 55548
Sherman Oaks, CA 91413-0548
Or send email to email@example.com
Best of luck!
Thursday, September 19, 2013
This album contains the tune Silver Bell which was admired and 6 more. The album art is included and you will find the back cover full of tiny text. I did not read it all having fallen for that old Fahey trick previously. John Fahey popularized American Finger-style guitar and influenced Leo Kottke and many others.
I'm convinced this album is very out-of-print even though it is available as an "import". The band Starbuck is being ripped-off right now by someone selling Starbuck "imports". Some surface noise. Link in comments.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
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.