Archive for September, 2015

Half a century ago

Posted: September 29, 2015 in General, Magazines

Coolmags

Here´s a blast from the past, World of Men (February 1964) and Woman In War (March 1963), and it´s not like you would see anything like this in your local kiosk today, right?

If I were an Arts teacher today, I would showcase these covers to my students and ask them to write a piece on what they think of them. Anybody who disliked them would flunk immediately.

But that´s in my world, and I would be the first to admit that I´m a dinosaur these days. Thing is, I would rather be a dinosaur then than a modern PC idiot any day of the week – and we can certainly argue endlessly about exactly who has been fucked up by decades of conditioning.

But then I like my side of the coin better, and a coin still has two sides.

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Posted: September 28, 2015 in Cool stuff, Hobby

Italeri_britishlight

Bought this War of Independence kit in 1/72 from manufacturer Italeri, British Light Cavalry. 34 figures.

Terriffic box art.

Falling Skies 4

Posted: September 27, 2015 in TV & Movies

Fallingskies4

I´ve just seen season 4 of Falling Skies and I think it was better than the last, so that was a good thing. I can see online that they´ve ended it after season 5, so it´s going to be interesting to see how they wrapped it all up. Nice to see actress Mira Sorvino pop up in the show.

I buy my DVD´s, I prefere to really support people that create art.

Debbie Does Dallas

Posted: September 27, 2015 in TV & Movies

Dallas

I stumbled across the 1978 porn classic “Debbie Does Dallas” again recently and I had not seen it since about 1987 when my old video tape was liberated from a tour bus on a rock tour (I´m not going to mention the outfit here), and it was actually quite fun to see again after all these years. I did see a documentary about it a few years ago, so it goes without saying that it is a classic film in the genre. When I google it now I can see that the story has been put up as a play and I can see collectors items like figurines. They also did several followups but you can´t beat the charm of the original. Yes, it is quite charming in a way, right down to the girls, the acting, even the music.

I like it.

Festus_2015

We had our annual Festus gathering today and I guess we had to be quite brave to endure the cold winds. We´ve never had Festus this late in the year before but circumstances kind of dictated things – let´s hope for a nice summers day in July or August next year…

This was the 10th anniversary and it´s always good to meet friends and family. Most of the kids have been kind of born into it, so for them Festus is a natural thing, like Christmas. As for the Festus Trophy, I won it (again) and that means that I´ve to arrange Festus next year. Hopefully, I´ll have a place of my own in the countryside by then…

Good fun.

Nice Spitfire model

Posted: September 26, 2015 in Hobby

Tamiya_spitfire

Bought this Spitfire model (scale 1/48) from Tamiya the other day, complete with seven crew figures. This is going to be a nice little project some day.

Got to get that hobby room going…

Majestic Viking Saga

Posted: September 24, 2015 in Classic Rock, Cool stuff

LE_2015

This is good news. Leaves´Eyes has got a brand new CD out called “King of Kings”, and it is also released on red and blue vinyl plus a special package (see image) for the real collector. Guests include Simone Simons (Epica) and Lindy Fay Hella (Wardruna), London Voices Quire and White Russian Symphony Orchestra. New videos can be seen on YouTube and the title track “King of Kings” is brilliant. Liv Kristine has a wonderful voice and a good presence.

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