Saturday, April 26, 2008

Anyone Remember This Commercial?

Telstar Scopitone

There's a great Scopitone video of Eddy Vartan performing "Telstar" over at the Bedazzled blog site. A great version of the song and lots of cool 60's rocket imagery.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Save Our Sonics

I was a big basketball fan as a kid, right around the time of the Seattle Supersonics only NBA championship and a few years after that. Over the years my interests shifted, mainly music, but also soccer and skiing. However, as my kids get bigger, and develop an interest in sports, I've gotten back into basketball and soccer. Unfortunately, with basketball, we have an ugly situation here in the Northwest with the Seattle Supersonics possibly moving to Oklahoma City after 41 years in Seattle. We have been to a few games, and my kids and I even joined a group called "Save Our Sonics", where we joined a group of about 120 fans where we held up signs and chanted throughout the game. Things are starting to look up though - there have been recent developments which may keep the team in Seattle after it looked like all hope was lost. I can't say I'm still a huge basketball fan, however, having a team in Seattle is something I support as a father. If my kids develop an interest in sports and physical activity, with video games and watching TV so popular, then having as many sports teams in Seattle as possible is only a good thing.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Cat Plays Theremin....

....not very well though!

Tayrolling - You Know It Had To Happen....

First came Rickrolling, which I caught a few of you on earlier with my post about a free surf music archive. Well, it had to happen, Tay Zonday, Mr. Chocolate Rain, is doing his take on the Rick Astley classic.......

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Goldfrapp - Lovely Head Visualizer With Lyrics

Goldfrapp has been a favorite of mine since their first (and arguably best) album. This amazing visualization is the first I have seen that incorporates lyrics. I don't use the iTunes visualizer that much (seems especially odd with surf and 60's rock n' roll), but I'd use it more if this were available.

Solar, with lyrics. from flight404 on Vimeo.

The Thunderchiefs - 4 Song Concert Video

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

The Mike Wallace Interview - Interviews From The 1950's

I just stumbled across The Mike Wallace Interview, an amazing collection of interviews from the 1950's.

Saturn V Featuring Orbit - Yellowjacket Twist + Go Go Gorilla

This is from the Wild Weekend Fest of 2003 - I only got a chance to see this combo once, in Vegas, and it was one of my favorite shows of all time. This brings back some great memories (well, what I can remember, at least....)