Through The Rainbow books, one from 1968 and the other from 1980 both the same, well sort of. Only 12 years separates these books. And yet the images from 1968 might as well be from the 1950s. Sadly I do remember having a 1950s style teacher who did look very much like the woman in these pictures from 1968. The reason I say sadly is because I remember her with fear.........not a day went passed without a large wooden chalk board erasure or heavy book being hurled at a member of the class by her. Anotherparticular fav was if it was raining she would make you stand outside without a coat because"if you are lucky it will wash your naughtiness away" anotherspecialtyof hers was to creep up behind you and punch (and I mean punch not slap) you on the back of your head if you were talking. I lived not far from this teacher, and everyday would see her on the way to School, where she would always smile and say good morning, and all the parents thought she was a lovely and wonderful person, but us kids in our tatty snorkel parka'sknew better. On the plus side a few years later there was a rather nice chap/teacherwho wore a dark green crushed velvet jacket which had leather pads on the elbows. He also had big haira centre parting and round Lennon glasses. He would start the day by asking everyone how they were? and on a Friday morning the question would always be "who watched Top of the Pops last night?"So not all bad as it turned out.But I digress...........Through the Rainbow, a lovely series of books from a time when things where maybe not so Rainbow (apart from the TV series of course)
Why not let Phantom Circuit #166 get you in the mood for Halloween with a session by Werdwolfen plus tracks by Portion Control, John Barry, Colin Potter, Hanetration, Transient and more (the full playlist is at phantomcircuit.com).
The new Keith Seatman album is finally here, and CD copies are available to purchase from The Ghost Box Records Guests Shop CD and Digital will also be available from Bandcamp on Monday 19th October. There is for the time being only a limited number of CD copies from Ghost Box Guests shop so you might have to be swift. The Album has so far been played a few times on 6 Music and has been reviewed by The Sunday Experience and interview in Wyrd Daze issue 4. There is also a very nice review in Shindig issue 51 which is due out very soon. It’s far from easy listening, but it washes over you like a fever dream and captivates the senses. Jon Mojo Mills Shindig Oct 2015 Issue 51. Those of you fancying some
creeping dread psychosis purred disturbia in readiness to celebrate the
season of death / rebirth will probably have to dig deep to find
anything as out there, strange and eerie as Keith Seatman’s sinisterly
shadow smothered ‘a rest before the walk’. The Sunday Experience (Oct 2015)
A lot changed in the world of computers from 1972 to 1979, and good old Ladybird reflected that change in updating their How it Works series, The Computer. Lets all have a look and see.......How it Works (cue Radiophonic Workshop/Jonathan Gibbs Computers in the real world music)