July 28, 2014

70sscifiart:

A selection of art from Stewart Cowley’s Spacecraft, 2000-2100 A.D.: Terran Trade Authority Handbook, 1978. Artists featured include Angus McKie, Jim Burns, and Colin Hay.

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God, I remember this book. I was just thinking about it last week. I’d pine over it in the bookshop. The yellow ships on the cover, they had guns angled 45 degrees down so they could dive at a ship and then fire as they were pulling up.

(via the-entropy-dango)

June 30, 2014
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I did things in my 30s that were ignored by the world, that could have been quickly labeled a failure. Here’s a classic example; in 1974 I did a movie called Phantom of the Paradise. Phantom of the Paradise, which was a huge flop in this country. There were only two cities in the world where it had any real success: Winnipeg, in Canada, and Paris, France. So, okay, let’s write it off as a failure. Maybe you could do that.

But all of the sudden, I’m in Mexico, and a 16-year-old boy comes up to me at a concert with an album - a Phantom of the Paradise soundtrack- and asks me to sign it. I sign it. Evidently I was nice to him and we had a nice little conversation. I don’t remember the moment, I remember signing the album (I don’t know if I think I remember or if I actually remember). But this little 14 or 16, whatever old this guy was… Well I know who the guy is now because I’m writing a musical based on Pan’s Labyrinth; it’s Guillermo del Toro.

The work that I’ve done with Daft Punk it’s totally related to them seeing Phantom of the Paradise 20 times and deciding they’re going to reach out to this 70-year-old songwriter to get involved in an album called Random Access Memories.

So, what is the lesson in that? The lesson for me is being very careful about what you label a failure in your life. Be careful about throwing something in the round file as garbage because you may find that it’s the headwaters of a relationship that you can’t even imagine it’s coming in your future.

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Paul Williams  (via albinwonderland)

There should be a word for the specific kind of creative failure that still leaves a lasting positive impression. It would describe most of my favorite movies, and a few of my very favorite albums.

(via andrewhickeywriter)

June 23, 2014

merlin:

marvel1980s:

1977 - Star Wars promo posters by Coke and Burger King

Actually I’m pretty sure it was Burger Chef. Because I so had a couple of these.

Gorgeous.

Yes. Burger Chef. Burger Chef Systems, in fact.

The, uh, top one is hanging in my son’s room (minus a fragment from the lower left side). Because I’m like that.

See, it’s not a problem…. All these boxes, they’re all useful….

June 1, 2014

Bunny Yeager, maker of icons, Not Safe For Work Florida character, RIP.

May 7, 2014

scienceofdiscontent:

Star Trek + Social Commentary (context in the captions)

and people try to tell me JJ Abrams Trek is good. Dude doesn’t know what Trek IS.

I normally don’t play the gif-set game, but I’m making an exception for this one.

(Source: thevoyagereternals, via quantumblog)

February 20, 2014
"A lot of people told Bob to stop playing in Devo in those early days. Luckily, he had trust. That’s one of at the advantages of brothers. He didn’t accept disrespectful assessments of our experiments. We were feared and objects of derision all at the same time. They felt sorry for us in a way. We couldn’t even get a date."

Jerry Casale remembers his little brother and bandmate in Rolling Stone.

Both Bob Casale and Alan Myers appear to have died from stomach problems.

January 6, 2014
The 80s Cower Before Me And Are Abased

A virtual post-punk mixtape by DannyL

The 80s Cower Before Me and Are Abased by Danmatic on Mixcloud

December 27, 2013
retrohome28:

Birthday celebration

10 years ago tonight, I was in a strange, freezing city filled with skinny Chinese Santas wondering what the hell I’d just gotten myself into.

Worth it.

retrohome28:

Birthday celebration

10 years ago tonight, I was in a strange, freezing city filled with skinny Chinese Santas wondering what the hell I’d just gotten myself into.

Worth it.

December 17, 2013

(Source: retrohome28)

November 6, 2013
I’ll be posting these around the property. Soon as I can get them printed.

I’ll be posting these around the property. Soon as I can get them printed.

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