Saturday, 24 December 2011

Smoke Ghosts & Dark Mimics

Happy Solstmas. A little mix can be found here. Tracklist in comments.

Friday, 23 December 2011

Mix for children vol.2

Hey all !

Here is the following episode of the mix-tape I've post last spring here.
The tracklisting will come soon, it's too cold at the moment
Wish you a merry christmas !
Mix for children vol.2

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Merry Christmas from between channels

At between channels we don't believe in seasonally affective disorder. No sir,
we actually like to get even more Instamatic and gloomy as the winter months draw on so here is one of the official festive images hand-picked for your delectation. More, festively, here.

Sunday, 18 December 2011

A Childrens Guide

A very lovely book 1st published in 1971 by Pearson. This edition dates from 1976. It seems to have been 110 in the Discovering series. Sorry but I can't really include any other images, because if I open the book it would probably fall apart.
I am of now for a Christmas bowl of smoking bishop with my friend Mr Cratchit. A very Merry Christmas to you all at Found Objects. 

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Phantom Circuit #88 featuring Spacedog

Phantom Circuit #88 features an interview with Spacedog on the occasion of the release of their long-awaited debut album, Juice for the Baby. Step into a world of illusionists, owls, robots, spooky folk and electric lullabies. More about the show and the music featured can be found at, which also offers various ways to let you know when new editions can be heard.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Creative Masks for Stage and School

You've worn the article for disguise / protection / entertainment / performance - now buy the book! $8.95 to you. More, unusually, at between channels.

By Joan Peters & Anna Sutcliffe, Plays Inc. Boston 1976.

Do it the Safety Way

No vinyl rip I'm afraid - at between channels we still use a candle-powered phonograph with a cat's claw as a stylus - although I believe Mr. Jon Brooks took this to the excellent OST on Resonance FM so you can hear it there.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Wednesday, 30 November 2011



Mind Alive Electronics and Music

Back at the end of October I posted some covers of the Mind Alive Magazine. In one of the magazines was an article on Electronics and Music. I did have every intention of posting the article a while ago but I forgot. I have finally got round to scanning this article and posting it. Spot the picture of John Baker at work in The Radiophonic Workshop Maida Vale. Sorry about the delay Dispo. : )

Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Plymouth's Leading Night Spots 1970s

Found this wonderful old Cinema ad for Plymouth's Leading Night Spots, The Commodore, The Cascade and The Bird Cage. Plymouth must have had some top night spots back then because 28 seconds into the ad Boris Johnson turns up with glass in hand. Classy.

Saturday, 19 November 2011

Beast of Jersey Update

The New English Library edition of Joan Paisnel's book The Beast of Jersey has been previously mentioned in FO, and I commented that the case had nothing to do with Jersey's later-to-become-notorious Haut de la Garenne orphange. Yet it has been reported that the "Beast", Edward Paisnel, did visit the place, where he was known as "Uncle Ted" as he interacted with the unsuspecting residents there. This is further backed up by the hardback first edition of The Beast of Jersey published by Robert Hale in 1972, that (unlike the later NEL paperback) contains rare photos connected to the case. The two incredibly creepy ones reproduced below show the "Beast" dressed as Santa (Satan?) at the Haut de la Garenne festivities:

Saturday, 12 November 2011

I found this picture a while ago. Its my bedroom floor from about late 1977. At the time I was going through my year zero punk phase. So all of this was going to be packed away. 
I remember taking the photo with our families trusted old Kodak Instamatic 25. On the bottom left are my sensible School Shoes and Sports bag, both of which lived in that spot for years. 
By mid 78 all these comics and books came back out of the cupboard and sat quite happy on the bedroom shelfs with the Sex Pistols, Clash and early Ultravox albums.  Out of shot on the right is the Aurora model of the Pan Am Orion Space Shuttle from 2001. What is obviously noticeable is that I went to the trouble of laying all this out on the floor and then not getting half of it in the picture. Note the electric blanket cable poking out from under the bed. 


Friday, 11 November 2011

New blog sighting: 'Children's Bizarre'

A new blog, 'Children's Bizarre', offers such fun as Squiffy the Skunk (left) and The Wonder Book of Clowns (behind you).

Tuesday, 8 November 2011



The Station That Was

What you are about to see are some stirring images of Grangetown Railway station in Teesside.
Once a bustling station, it is now reduced to nothing but decay and rusting bridges...

First we will see how it once was with its roof on in 1972..

And here it is in the early 80's with no roof carrying passengers to and from the ICI/British Steel works..

And here is how it was abandoned in the early 90's...