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German publication Eclipsed (April 2017). Third Deep Purple magazine cover for “inFinite” in Europe. And this is only the beginning.

Love the expedition idea.

Classic Pulp revisited

Posted: March 23, 2017 in Books, Cool stuff

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Picked up a few books the other day. I truly love the cover of this one, “The Radio Gunrunners” (Altus Press, 2016) by author Ralph Milne Farley. Originally published in Argosy in 1930, it warms my heart to see this in reprint today. The book is part of The Argosy Library series. 200 pages.

Top notch.

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The two Babymetal double DVDs “Live At Budokan” (March 2014) and “Live In London” (July/November 2014) were released in Europe on the same day in late October 2015. Incredibly, the two is beautifully executed in every way imaginable (although the nights at Bodukan is hard to beat), and the Fox God is introduced as he is presenting the gift of Babymetal for mankind to unite and be one. There is a lot of theater in this, but it works. Again, the show is evolving and I find it hard to believe that they were this great after just one album. The Academy Brixton Show ends with the brand new song “Road Of Resistance”, a true Metal classic with insane energy. I have the debut CD but I still need to hear it. Still in 2014 at the moment then, but I will catch up. The second album (Metal Resistance”, 2016), was the first product I bought (see earlier post), and it certainly opened my eyes. This is Party Metal on steroids. Babymetal is indeed a gift to mankind.

Watch “Gimme Chocolate!!” from the Brixton show here.

Commando 5003-5006

Posted: March 23, 2017 in Commando - New issues

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Commando 5003-5006 is out today in the UK. See categories for a good deal should you want to subscribe.

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UK publication Rock Sound (issue) 212, published in May 2016.

Nice cover.

Humber Armored Car from Bronco

Posted: March 21, 2017 in General, Hobby

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I like this vehicle, the Humber Armored Car. Here it is in 1/35 from Bronco Models. Would it not be nice to have one of these parked in the front yard?

The GG (Guy Gene) approves.

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And here it is, the Agent Smart moment. If you know your television history you know that the Agent Smart character often said “Missed it by that much”, meaning he was soooo close to solving the case, but somebody else probably beat him to it (like his beautiful assistant, Agent 99). Found this half page ad in Sweden Rock Magazine (issue) 12 2016 from Playground/earMusic, pushing product with Jon Lord (“Gemini Suite” CD), Deep Purple “California Jam 1974” DVD) and Babymetal (“Live At Wembley” CD). There is no way on earth that I could have missed this ad, but apparently, I missed Babymetal by that much…

Well I am on the case now…