RELEVANT TO MY INTERESTS

typed for your pleasure on 5 October 2005, at 5.37 pm

Sdtrk: ‘Black moon bog’ by Xenis emputae traveling band

Stuff that Davecat likes that has (almost) nothing to do with RealDolls, Gynoids, or Sixties architecture? Unpossible!!

+ This would be the only reason for me to want to become a father. The Ultraman Dream Stroller. It’s naturally made in Japan, and its colours are red and silver, of course. Raise your infant to want to grow to gigantic proportions and beat the living hell out of kaiju! This is what being a responsible parent is all about

+ Speaking of Ultraman, buy me a replica of the original Ultraman’s beta capsule, and I’ll be your sex slave for the rest of your life. I could display it next to my sonic screwdriver. O wait — I don’t have one of those, either!

+ Here lies a trailer for a Jack Nicholson film. It’s not new — it’s from the Eighties, so I guess it was shelved for quite a while — but it’s proof that not all of his roles are either ‘crazy guy’ or ‘screaming maniac’. Although I have to say it kinda resembles something I’ve seen before..

+ Fab archive of vintage reel-to-reel taperecorders, auf Deutsche. There’s a staggering amount of pages on the site, so make yourself a cuppa, and commence right-clicking in earnest! (arigatou for the link, Steve)

+ Speaking of retromode sound recorders and players, the German team (again with the Germans!) of Markus Bader and Markus Wolf have redesigned three iconic playback devices from the Sixties through the Eighties, with contemporary standards. In other words, they look the same, but they have updated functions, such as the ‘Audio 1 Kompaktanlage’: originally designed by Dieter Rams for Braun in the Sixties, the new ‘ReBraun‘ version sports an integrated .mp3 player and wireless LAN connection. Ooo, sexy

+ Sometime soon, Criterion will be releasing the first Truffaut film I fell in love with (which was also the first French ‘new wave’ film I saw as well), ‘Shoot the piano player‘. It’ll be whenever they get round to it, I guess

+ Also; shitty american cover art notwithstanding, ‘Godzilla: Final wars’ will be out on DVD in December. Ryuhei ‘Versus‘ Kitamura directing? Gigan with twin chainsaws? Gojira beating the living hell out of the hideous american wanna-be Godzilla? Worth the price of admission

+ I’m hoping one day, some enterprising individual at Bandai America will release all of the Gundam Evolve and MS igLoo material on Region 1 DVDs. It’s Gundam! It’s practically a license to print money! I mean, come on.

+ And finally, the last volume of Mitsukazu Mihara’s Doll will be out on the 11th of this month. Of course I had to get something Gynoid-related in there, just so that no-one forgets what blog they’re reading..

‘Shouting to hear the echoes’. Wasting more time than heroin, but infinitely cheaper

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  1. PBShelley writes:

    Hm… I couldn’t find my Sony TC-560D reel-to-reel, so I guess that’s good, as it might mean that I can actually get it fixed (its been broken for about 20 years).

    I wish I could get it fixed, because I still have my reels; one is a splice-job I did that fused edited guitar solos from Alan Holdsworth and John Etheridge, both from Soft Machine. Not bad for an amateur, and blistering guitarring! Wears you out though LOL

    I also have a reel of a rare Arthur Brown’s Kingdom Come concert from Germany, where they played the entire “Galactic Zoo Dossier” a really “out-there” classic that likely no-one reading this has ever heard! I had to take an oath not to copy it in order to receive it, sheesh!

    Only other time I did something so outlandish was to swear to some guy at the Saturday Night Live archives in order for him to duplicate the Kate Bush show that was hosted by Eric Idle (the one where Gilda played punker Candy Slice)…

    I don’t swear any more, goddammit!

    Er… Nevermind 😀

    PBS & not-a-punk Lily

  2. Davecat writes:

    PBS and Lily-chan –

    Instead of getting it fixed, you might find it cheaper to get a new one from someplace. Well, a ‘new’ one; you know what I mean. 🙂 Check your local Salvation army and secondhand stores; I got my two smaller reel-to-reel players from a St Vincent de Paul shop for $5 each, both in perfect condition, apart from a wee bit of rust in the battery compartment of one of ’em. Rock on! \m/
    And there’s always, always, someone flogging a reel-to-reel on the Bay of e. Reels, too! Only problem is — where would you put them??

  3. PBShelley writes:

    Grand idea DC! I hadn’t thought of that… much cheaper than repairing it!

    Thanks,
    PBS & Lily

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