Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Not Quite What They Wore

From Mechanix Illustrated March 1961, we are informed that "This is what they will wear on the Moon" Nope.........................I do not think Neil Armstrong wore one of them. But its the thought that counts. It does remind me that I do need a new swing bin. I picked this copy up at a car boot sale. Lots more images from Mechanix Illustrated at Found Objects.

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Devo, Mr Packer and Forgetfulness

I have recently been watching and listening to a lot of very old Devo stuff. Have been watching the Men who make the music video and listening to the early albums. Hard Core Devo vol 1 & vol 2 is Devo from 1974 to 1977 and is just 1st class crunchy 4 track Devo. Now........I forgot that many many years ago I managed to see Devo play on their Freedom of Choice tour. I went along with my friend Mr Packer. For some strange reason I had totally forgotten this concert???????? really not sure why I forgot about this gig because it was very very good. I remember them playing amazing high speed versions of Gut Feeling and Smart Patrol/Mr DNA. Mr Packer reminded me that towards the end of the concert Booji Boy appeared in the balcony and gave a little speech about Devolution and us all being spuds (if the spud fits.....wear it) in time I did lose interest in Devo. Their later albums Oh, No! It's Devo and Shout, just did not work for me. Perhaps to polished and maybe to corporate.
Soooooooo................what with Devo and catching up with Mr Packer here is a clip from Devo The Men who make the Music and Mr Packer's track, Me and This City from his album Monotone to Monochrome.

Friday, 27 January 2012

Consistently Mediocre and Daydreams Amazon Probs

For some reason My album Consistently Mediocre and Daydreams is unavailable from Amazon UK, at the moment but is available from Amazon here. Its also still available on  iTunes and Spotify. I am trying to find out what is going on with the Amazon UK download???? God knows how long that will take????

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

The Belbury Tales

Very pleased today when the postman turned up, as there was a package for me from The Vicar of Belbury. In this package was a copy of the new Belbury Poly album, The Belbury Tales. The album which is due out on 24th of Feb, is quite wonderful. Definitely a Prog/Psychedelic feel to a number of tunes on the album. I will include a track on my next Test Transmission Archive Reel 7 in early Feb. But for now best you get yourselfs over to soundcloud for a few sneak peaks of The Belbury Tales.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Freak Zone Track Free Download

My track I.C.D.I which was played on Stuart Maconie's Freak Zone on Sunday 15th is now available as a free download on Soundcloud

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Keith Seatman on Freak Zone

On Sunday 15th Jan Stuart Maconie played my track I.C.D.I on The Freak Zone.
I should point out that the tune I.C.D.I was never released so I should get round to putting it on Soundcloud soon. Also a slight Freak Zone error as I was called Bob Seatman not Keith Seatman. Never mind, many thanks to Mr Maconie for playing the track.

Monday, 16 January 2012

F.C. Judd

A tad excited about this new release called Electronics Without Tears. Its a collection of work by the often overlooked and almost forgotten  British Electronic Music pioneer Fred Charles Judd. Its been released by  those wonderful Public Information bods. Electronics Without Tears is available from Bleep, Boomcat, Piccadilly Records, Rough Trade, HHV, Honest Jons, Second Layer.

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Audio Magazine

Well here we are in 2012, and to start the year of on New Years day I was having a browse around the internet when I came across these wonderful Audio Magazines for sale.
These ones are all dated fro 1971 and can be bought from the Phantom Production's Vintage Recording Collection. This site is a goldmine of old Recording Magazines, Reel to Reels Audio Advertising, Edison Wax Cylinders and Microphones. It kept me busy on New Years Day.