Wednesday, December 30, 2020

The Specials - 1999

A movie about a dozen superheros that do not get along so well. James Gunn wrote it. Jamie Kennedy plays AMOK and swears a blue streak. Link in comments.

Saturday, December 19, 2020

Firestone Presents!

Firestone released the first of its “Your Favorite Christmas” series in 1962 and the last one in 1968. Enclosed please find all seven. Link in comments.

Friday, December 18, 2020

Nick Danger in The Case Of The Missing Yolk - 1983

This has long been available in low quality on youtube. Here is a much better looking video which I ripped from an ISO. Enjoy. Link in comments.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

The Wizard of Oz - 1939

This was the best part of our year-end holiday from school. Link in comments.

Friday, December 11, 2020

Firesign Theatre - 1977 - Clark Wintergreen

Proctor and Bergman do the heavy lifting in this one. The new and improved link is in the comments.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

The Yeager Tapes - An Autobiography

Here is the autobiography of Chuck Yeager as read by Bob Collins, mostly, and also by Chuck and his wife Glennis. Chuck describes his life as a hunter, airplane mechanic, pilot, and leader. He was shot down during WW2 but escaped and returned to duty over Europe. After the war he became a test pilot and broke the speed of sound. You will see how military jealousies complicated his career. Six wonderful hours of audio. Link in comments.

Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Buckaroo Banzai - Into The 8th Dimension

Uncle Igor - a friend of the blog - has delivered the 2-hour Banzai documentary INTO THE 8TH DIMENSION - as found on the new Shout-Factory edition of the film. Fun. Link in comments.

Sunday, December 6, 2020

Idiocracy extras - 2005

There were only a few Extras on the Idiocracy DVD and here they are. Link in comments.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

The Pretenders - Austin City Limits - 2017

Four months after performing at Glastonbury the Pretenders did this set for Austin City Limits. Link in comments.

Monday, November 30, 2020

Happy Holidays - Again

The Magical Drummer Boy Fairy Decoration - and myself - would again like to be the first to wish you and yours the happiest of all possible holiday seasons, without any weirdness or creepyness in it whatsoever.

Friday, November 27, 2020

Idiocracy - 2005

Luke Wilson and Maya Rudolph star is this vision of the year 2505. It's a scream. Link in comments.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Bollywood Post

I got into a hurry and lost my head and posted this thing and now it's too late. Try to enjoy it anyway, please. Link in comments. A second music-video arrived and is also available in the comments. Oh say - a third music-video just arrived.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

The Garner Files

James Garner fought in Korea and made movies The Great Escape, Les Mans, Grand Prix, and others. He starred in Maverick and The Rockford Files and sued Universal Studios for $16.5 million and prevailed in court. He enjoyed off-road racing and was badly beaten-up in 1980 by former Green Beret Aubrey Lee Williams Junior who did jail time as a result. Garner wrote a great memoir in 2011 which became this audiobook. Link in comments.

Monday, November 16, 2020

Pete Bergman in The Tick - 2001

Firesign Theatre's own Pete Bergman appeared in episode 2 of the 2001 Tick live-action TV show. Episode 2 never aired thank you very much. Here it is by request. Link in comments.

Saturday, November 14, 2020

The Groove Tube - 1974

A National Lampoon-like offering from Ken Shapiro, starring himself, Richard Belzer, Chevy Chase, and others. Link in comments.

Saturday, November 7, 2020

National Lampoon Gold Turkey - 1975

This is the Best-Of from the National Lampoon Radio Hour. The performers include Doug Kenney, Richard Belzer, Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Harold Ramis, John Belushi, Christopher Guest and more. 17 tracks in all. Link in comments.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

John Lennon - The Life - 2008

You will hear from Paul McCartney and others. This is perhaps the best biography of John Lennon. New and improved link in comments. I really mean it this time. Honest.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The Beatles Break-up - 1970

Paul McCartney announced his departure from The Beatles on April 10, 1970. Derek Taylor - the Beatles publicist - gets his ankles bitten by reporters while the cameras roll. Link in comments.

Friday, October 16, 2020

The Beatles on Beat Club 1965-70

The Beatles appeared regularly on this show and seem to lip-synch every tune. Ringo utilizes an invisible drum kit. Link in comments.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The Beatles on Morcambe And Wise

This was the first televised performance by the Beatles. Link in comments.

Thursday, October 8, 2020

Red: My Uncensored Life In Rock - 2012

Sammy Hagar delivers a fine autobiography which sheds light on Ronnie Montrose, Steve Marriott, The Van Halen Brothers, David Lee Roth, and others. Link in comments.

Monday, October 5, 2020

How the Beatles Became so Famous

I have been posting a lot of Beatles stuff. I never meant to do any harm. Link in comments.

Friday, October 2, 2020

The Beatles Rare and Unseen

This collection of video snippets includes the Beatles and their mates and what-the-heck Phil Collins. Link in comments.

Monday, September 28, 2020

Hear The Beatles Tell All - 1964

Two KRLA disk jockeys snagged the Beatles during their 1964 American tour and took their interviews to Vee-Jay records. The record sold well and was reissued again and again. You might feel a little sorry for the lads as you listen to this. Link in comments.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Miss Him, Miss Him, Miss Him

I was aware of the PAUL IS DEAD theory at the time but gave it little attention. Radio stations such as WABC, WKNR, CFNY, WPLJ, WMCA, WKBW, and their radio personalities were busy investigating PID and giving it airtime. Some of the jockeys involved were Roby Yonge, Alex Bennett, and Dave Fox. A number of famous people were interviewed and eight CD's of material resulted. New and improved link in comments.

Sunday, September 20, 2020

A Flaming Samsung Galaxy J7

I previously did a post about an Android phone that burned my hand a little. Here is a video of a Galaxy J7 which I caused to explode, burn, and smoke by dropping a 2.5 pound weight on it. It's all about that vulnerable skinny battery. Watch this if you please. Do try to never drop your android onto a hard surface.

*Here you go*

Friday, September 18, 2020

Personal Beatles Diary - 1997

Alf Bicknell worked with the Beatles during their touring years and did this documentary. Link in comments.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

William Shatner - Celebrity Bowling!

Let's see if Bill's bowling is better than his acting. Link in comments.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Stars On 45

Something fun will be posted this week. Try this sample. Please skip the first minute.

*Here you go*

Friday, September 11, 2020

Her Satanic Majesties Request - 1967

Some think this was a wretched imitation of SERGEANT PEPPER. Mick and Keith did later criticize HMSR. I liked some of the tracks a lot. Link in comments.

Friday, September 4, 2020

William Shatner - Up Till Now - 2008

Some more product from Bill after STAR TREK MEMORIES and STAR TREK MOVIE MEMORIES. Link in comments.

Sunday, August 30, 2020

The Hellstrom Chronicle - 1972

A visual feast of a documentary about insects. A fictitious and implausible Professor Hellstrom narrates and pleads his case. There is a twist at the end. Link in comments.

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Red Elvises - Lunatics & Poets - 2004

So here it is, the 9th album from the Elvises. Only two of the original band members remained at this point. The tunes NIGHT BUTTERFLY and JULIET are still being performed in 2020. Link in comments.

A newish video of the Red Elvises is also now included in the comments.

Sunday, August 23, 2020

Enjoy Every Sandwich - 2004

This is a tribute album for the late Warren Zevon by many famous musicians including Henley, Browne, Dylan, Lindley, Cooder, and others. Link in comments.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

The Lost Beatles Interview

A BBC Radio half-hour about the recovery of the interview that was lost for 40 years. The interview itself is of course included. Link in comments.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

The Church - Under the Milky Way Tonight

This was performed live at the XVIII Commonwealth Games. Display it full-screen if you don't mind.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Star Trek Movie Memories - 1994

William Shatner describes the fun, contention, and persuasion that was part of getting these movies made. Link in comments.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Star Trek Memories - 1993

"Boldly going where no audio has gone before, Star Trek Memories is William Shatner's own behind-the-scenes look at the legendary '60s television series that continues to spawn movies, books, and series spin-offs 26 years after the last episode aired. Avid Trekkers are sure to be delighted with this first-hand account from Captain Kirk himself". Link in comments.

What fun. This blog began in 2007 and I started posting earnestly in 2012. There are now more than 810 total posts. Almost all of these posts have downloadables and none of the links are broken, thanks to Google Drive which hosts all of my files for FREE! Everyone hates link rot. It encourages bloggers to quit, and encourages blog visitors to stop visiting. Yesterday I visited blogs FunkyFrolic, TheCrimeLounge, and ShatnersToupee and loved what I saw but it's all for nought.

My downloadables will be available until Google goes the way of Altavista. I recommend you use the JUMP THROUGH THIS BLOG links on my blog to help you find some goodies.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Paul Williams - Phantom Of The Paradise - 1974

Enclosed please find an analysis of the film by fellow blogger B.Parker and the film as well. Link in comments.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

The Church - Under The Milky Way: 1988

The Church delivered 18 albums with 8 different line-ups resulting in a whole lot of Wikipedia. Enclosed please find their best-of album and several music videos. Link in comments.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Hoodoo Gurus - Gold Watch - 20 Golden Greats

Miss Freelove '69 is the song I was looking for and it's found in this best-of. Tell us if you like any of the rest. Link in comments.

Monday, July 6, 2020

More Robert Evans - Kid Notorious

This show aired on CC here in America for 2 months in 2003, around the time the documentary on Evans was released, and he was at the height of his rebirth of fame. Didn't get renewed for a second run, but still funny as hell. Also included is an mp3 of Patton Oswalt's famous bit about Evans, which definitely contributed to his post-2000's fanbase. Links in comments.

Friday, July 3, 2020

Candy - 1968

Terry Southern and Mason Hoffenberg wrote the novel and Buck Henry did the screenplay. The cast includes Marlon Brando, Anita Pallenberg, Richard Burton, James Coburn, Walter Matthau, John Huston, Charles Aznavour, and a Beatle. Link in comments.

Monday, June 29, 2020

The Great Kat - Beethoven On Speed - 1990

The Great Kat is a classical violinist who became a virtuoso Metal guitarist. She does not sing but can shout abuse. Link in comments.

Under Covers

Here are 36 remakes of James Bond tunes by Ann Margaret, Iggy Pop, Chaka Kahn, a Spice Girl, Eric Kunzel, and other singers and groups as collected by B. Parker. Give this a spin. Link in comments.

Saturday, June 27, 2020

The Making of Sergeant Pepper - 1997

Video. You will see George Martin at the console showing how the mix was done. Remarks by the Beatles and others are also included. 47 minutes. Link in comments.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Robert Evans - The Kid Stays In The Picture - Audio

Evans tells the story of his life, loves, and career as a Producer and delivers lots of showbiz dirt. That's why I'm here. Link in comments.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Mystery Science Theater 3000

BRIAN informs me that THE INTERNET ARCHIVE has every single MST episode available for download, all the way up to Netflix season 11! Here you go;

Friday, June 19, 2020

The Beatles - Eight Days A Week - 2016

Ron Howard assembled this film and most of it will be new to you. Link in comments.