Saturday, 26 November 2011

Highdown Si Heartfield Re-mix

My good friend Mr Si Heartfield has done a wonderful Re-mix of the Consistently Mediocre and Daydreams album track Highdown. You can hear it here at Soundcloud. Its very good you know. It will appear on the forthcoming Rehacer Volume 4 due 1Q 2012.

Monday, 21 November 2011

Own Label Sainsburys Design

Very pleased today. After a bit of a wait the truly wonderful Jonny Trunk Own Label Sainsburys Design Studio book turned up.  Published by Fuel. This book is a must.
It all started in the mid 1970s, when I used to go shopping with my mother, in the local
Sainsbury’s. I remember all sorts about it, the hard brown tiled floor I used to crawl around on, the split sugar I used to stick my wet fingers into, and the own label packaging.
Jonny Trunk

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Strange Albums

Now as you all probably know I do like strange and odd album artwork and The Thrift Store Art site has four galleries of strange and very odd album artwork from the 50s 60s and 70s. Some of it is quite good, some of it is out right racist and sexist and bloody odd in a very creepy way. Who came up with titles like Living with Lesbians, Game calling in HIFI, Where are the Dead? Jews for Jesus and Mr Ts Commandments? These are just a small selection of the album titles here. Definitely worth taking a look at.

Friday, 18 November 2011

Test Transmission Archive Reel 6

After some delay Test Transmission Archive Reel 6 is here. This time round we have music from The Cardiacs, North Sea Radio Orchestra, Johnny Morris, Simon Fisher Turner, Wendy Carlos, Douglas E Powell and much much more. Its a chilly old mix with some bright spells here and there.

Friday, 11 November 2011

Creepy Kids

This is one creepy freaky picture. For a lot more strange and also interesting things like this, then pop over to Childrens Bizzare. There's Captain Kangaroo and the Panda, Bottled Babies and loads of Clowns. Thanks go to Phantom Circuit who originally posted the Childrens Bizzare link onto Found Objects.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Discarded Photos, Mid-Century Book Design

Recently found this wonderful site VadeRetro, EarthGirl. Its full of wonderful found photos and images from 1950s 60s and 70s America. Also some very good childrens books. Here's some text from the site. My name is Anne, and my other tumblr is @judithsmutler. I only post original scans - if you see it here, I own it. The images I post were salvaged from being discarded by archives, bought at flea markets and estate sales, found, or inherited. Sometimes I will post interesting family photos, but generally the images are of people I have never met, and will never meet. I also post interesting books and ephemera and whatever else I find. Everything is high-res (or at least higher resolution than is evident at first), so it is worth clicking on them to see the better version.
Definitely worth a look.