- 11:13 pm - Wed, Apr 23, 2014
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I foresee a life in the slow lane
- 8:45 pm
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Peter Finger - Bottleneck Guitar Solos
More out-of-print goodness from Ghost Capital. This one is an American Primitive LP from Germany, of all things. Teutonic Primitive? KrauTakoma? Whatever! It was released in 1973 on the Kicking Mule label and it is excellent. Blues for the Rhine!
I actually own a copy of this album on vinyl. It comes complete with a book of Guitar tabs for each tune.
- 7:25 pm
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2012 UK re-release poster for THE LIFE AND DEATH OF COLONEL BLIMP
(Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, UK, 1943) [see also]
Designer: Brandon Schaeffer
Poster source: Seek and Speak
one of my favourite films, such a moving elegy to a lost England
- 10:25 pm
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Tomorrow’s World was a UK TV programme on the BBC that began in the 60s and apparently ran until 2003 which surprises me as I assumed it would have died in the 90s at least.
In its 60s/70s heyday it presented examples of cutting edge technology in an approving and enthusiastic style. The underlying message was better living through technology - although I can’t imagine that they were able to sustain that approach in later years.
During that time it was programmed alongside Top of the Pops on a Thursday night so I used to regularly watch the two, one after the other.
That’s presenter James Burke, on the cover of this book/video. He was the more wild of the main presenters - and went on to present several quasi-philosophical programmes about society, technology and the meaning of life. I assumed he would be dead by now - possibly after a mescaline fuelled vision quest -but he popped up on the radio a while back still optimistic about the potential of technology to make the world a better place.
(Source: thespectraldimension, via youarenotourdemographic)