Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Happy Halloween!

Plates from Hamlyn's 'Echoes of Terror', an anthology of the usual suspects but enlivened by some rather fabulous illustrations, including a very motivated-looking Denholm Elliott / Dracula crossover. Lots more here.

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Barrie's Album

This album used to belong to a man called Barrie. More here.

RadiO TEST #1

Some of you may like to know that a new Radio Station of "Experimental Otherness Audio", with no overt presenter and in the form of a compilation, has just been inaugurated. It appears to be a post-structuralist gambit; whether it is inherently hauntological is for the individual to decide, but I sense it will appeal to a certain branch of FO cognoscenti, as it has tons of theoretical coherence. One may listen to or download the first transmission here.

Monday, 29 October 2012

Adventures of the Soul

UK residents and maybe others have six days left to listen to the BBC Radio 3 ghost drama 'Adventures of the Soul', that features original EVP recordings by researcher Raymond Cass. Haven't heard this yet but looks like it may be good. Here.

Friday, 26 October 2012

Monday, 15 October 2012

The Restless Bones
& Other True Mysteries
by Peter Haining

(Armada, year unknown)

(I just posted this on my own blog, but it occurred to me that Found Objects partisans might enjoy it too, so, here you go..)

Cover illustration: Alun Hood
Interior illustrations: Ellis Nadler

Assorted tales of strange and unlikely goings-on, written in simple words and big type, guaranteed to put a rocket under the imagination of any young mind. Do kids these days still read books like this? I hope so.

I suppose parents & teachers might frown upon Haining’s insistence that the tall tales herein are all 100% factual, but his introduction, in which he thanks readers of his previous books for alerting him to new ‘mysteries’ worthy of investigation, is certainly pretty charming.

My favourite story is the none-more-hauntological yarn about an RAF pilot stationed at Mildenhall in Norfolk, who apparently discovers whistling East Anglian ghost ‘Old Roger’ doing his bit to help repel the Luftwaffe. Top stuff!

Friday, 12 October 2012

Even more Science Fiction Monthly

Inspired by Bollops recent Science Fiction Monthly finds. Here is the only copy of Science Fiction Monthly I ever had. Issue 2 had film reveiws of The Final Program, Westworld and SolarisIt also contains some breaking news relating to  Michael Moorcock releasing a single. Have to admit at the time I only got this copy because I liked the front cover, still do in fact.

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Children of the Stones Radio 4

Just a quick heads up to anyone who missed the program on Radio 4 today, Happy Days: The Children of the StonesWriter and comedian Stewart Lee explores the ground breaking television series Children of the Stones and examines its special place in the memories of those children who watched it on its initial transmission in a state of excitement and terror.
Stewart Lee also chats to the Modern Antiquarian himself Julian Cope, to get his thoughts and opinion on The Children of the Stones and Avebury.