Archive for the ‘Cool stuff’ Category

UFO

Posted: November 17, 2019 in Cool stuff, TV & Movies

Last day of my delayed holiday. I have had four good weeks and everything I had set out to do is done. I also discovered a classic television show called UFO on YouTube and bought it on eBay. It turned out to be quite entertaining for a guy of my age (who can gladly accept the goofy style and the sexism etc). Originally aired 1970-1973 it has everything that was cool on television back in the day. This is feel good stuff. I highly recommend it.

Thank you for your support Kalle.

(My shot of the DVD box with the complete series)

Things are moving fast in Babymetal Land. Lets deal with the bad news first. The Clockenflap Festival in Hong Kong has been cancelled. This is due to the current unrest in the city. It is the first ever Babymetal date that is being cancelled, but it is what it is. On the more positive side, “Metal Galaxy” gets a pretty fair review in Classic Rock # 268 (Queen cover), (quote) “Inside the heart of every fiercely tattooed heavy metal fan there lurks a Japanese schoolgirl” – the press loves to come up with stuff like that. And we got news from the Babymetal camp today that members of the Fan Club called The One will be able to buy super exclusive DVDs (etc) of the Yokohama Arena “Sun” shows from June 28-29 as well as the July 6-7 “Moon” (Legend M) shows from Nagoya. These can be ordered from today and will be shipped on April 1 and the really good news is that the very fact that The One is covered now for some time, should mean that the Forum show that they filmed in Los Angeles a few weeks ago might get the stamp of approval for official release everywhere. About time that they put something good out there outside of Japan. So, fingers crossed. And finally, we now know that the new Babymetal ESP guitars (E-II MF-9 and the Babymetal MF-7 Mini) is available now. This would not have happened if the 2016 Arrow guitar had not sold well so that is pretty cool. And you do not see nine and seven string guitars that often, so these guitars are special. And darned good looking too.

(Top image shows part of ESP ads from 2016 and 2019)

LUCKY LUKE

Just had the pleasure of reading the 92nd Lucky Luke book “En Cowboy i Paris” (Albumförlaget, 2019) and I was quite surprised. Like Asterix, the series lives on long after the original creators have passed away, but the quality is still high. If anything, this is one of the best adventures in my book and that speaks volumes.

OZZY OSBOURNE

Good old Ozzy has a new studio album called “Ordinary Man” coming out in early 2020. First video, “Under The Graveyard”, turns out to be a good heavy song so there is still hope.

MOLLY HATCHET

New live release from Molly Hatchet on November 29, “Battleground”. They have a new singer, Jimmy Elkins.

(My shot of the Lucky Luke book)

Some Enchanted Evening

Posted: November 15, 2019 in Classic Rock, Cool stuff

Just added the Limited Edition (1,500 copies) Red Vinyl of “Some Enchanted Evening” to the collection. Originally released in 1978, it eventually ended up as the best selling Blue Öyster Cult album ever. The cover art by T.R Shorr still stands out and the quality of this pressing is outstanding. Hard to take a good picture of it as it mirrors the surroundings, but I gave it a go.

(My shot of said release)

It is good to check out the old collection again. Here is a rare 1977 Rainbow “On Stage” Radio Promotion LP with snippets of tracks and interview segments (recorded in Australia) that they hoped would generate interest back in the day. Complete with press release and a photograph that features Ritchie Blackmore, Ronnie James Dio and Cozy Powell it is a pretty cool LP to own. This is probably the last official picture of Blackmore before he started to wear wigs.

(My shot of said release)

Cool Puzzle

Posted: November 14, 2019 in Cool stuff, TV & Movies

Bought this cool puzzle produced by Zee Company in the UK. Apart from the 1958 movie classic “Attack Of The 50ft Woman” they have also put out “Plan 9 From Outer Space” and “Metropolis”. 500 pieces each and in my book they are worth having for the boxes alone (old poster art from the old days). Brilliant.

(My shot of said box)

Christmas Nostalgia

Posted: November 13, 2019 in Comics, Cool stuff

I think this (Swedish) Carl Barks Christmas Special may be the first, but I hope it will turn into a tradition.

(My shot of said publication)