Tuesday, March 18, 2014

WC Fields - Magnificent Rogue

A narrated biography of WC Fields, with audio clips. Lucky us. This is reposted as the old link is no good. Link in comments.

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.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Excalibur Soundtrack - Limited Edition

The original pressing was just 2000 copies. You may download as many copies as you like. This was a wonderful film.

I re-post this because the old link went bad. Link in comments.

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Yeager - The Autobiography

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

The Dukes of Surf - Waikiki

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

Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Twenty-Five Year Mission - Video

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

Not Fade Away - The Buddy Holly Story

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.

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!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

John Fahey Visits D.C. - 1979

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.