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Well look at this. The first Babymetal (ring) binder is almost full (80+ pages out of 110 or so), but I run out of the material needed to proceed any further today. I have enough stuff to fill two of these up at the moment, even if I save some of the key magazines as they are. Here is a few pictures for inspiration…

On the last shot you can see that the right page is not quite full yet, but it will be. You just need the right cuttings from the right period and then you are ready to go. As I said in an earlier post today, I have been collecting stuff like this in this fashion since the early 1970s. It is very very effective, it is like a never ending book that ends only when you let it.

Good fun.


Just bought this on eBay from Japan, a copy of the Babymetal “Live At Budokan – Red Night” CD along with a HMV store booklet that was on display for fans to grab back in the day. I am a collector and this sort of thing is just beautiful (got to love that shot). I guess it will pop up here in about 10 days.

Yesterday I sat down and started to organize the Babymetal collection. I will keep some magazines intact, others will be victims of scissors, glue and cuttings will end up in the first Babymetal (ring) binder. I think it has been 15 years since I attacked my magazine collection for this purpose, it all goes back to the early 1970s for me (I have plenty of binders full of Deep Purple, Rainbow, Whitesnake, Black Sabbath etc – thousands and thousands of pages). It is pretty time consuming but you will get easy access to all that great stuff. Yesterday, the smell of glue took over my apartment for a few hours, as pages was drying all over the place – ah, I had forgotten about that…

I will blog about the first Babymetal binder tonight.

Street And Smith´s Western Story Magazine (September 9 1939). Cover artist unknown.


Posted: April 17, 2018 in General, Magazines

This looks like a good read. UK publication about the famous WWII Dambusters raid. I have ordered my copy.

Good day today. Got this stuff in the mail, a Japanese magazine (title escapes me at the moment) and the (UK) June 2015 version of the first album that earMusic put out recently in Sweden (see March 20 post, for a moment there I thought it was a release in DVD sized format, but it was not obviously). Still, nice to get the UK version finally.

The magazine was published back in May 2016 and it was part of the “Metal Resistance” hysteria in Japan. 15 pages of great stuff, including a fold out poster. All in all, not a bad day for the ever growing Babymetal collection.

Powerplay 207

Posted: April 16, 2018 in Classic Rock, General, Magazines

UK publication Powerplay (issue) 207. Yet another Rob Halford cover pops up. The resurrection of Judas Priest has been good to see.

Adventure (October 1963). Cover artist unknown.