I thought I knew the music of my youth pretty well, but I can't recall ever hearing of these guys with the weird band name, till just now reading
the obituary of one member.
The jaunty surrealism in this video holds up pretty well, as does the music.
"Between 1965 and 1969, the group spent more weeks in the UK singles charts than the Beatles."
Where was I?!?
WUvians will surely be interested in a great new art book showcasing the weird comics covers of
, inventors tried to think of ways to preserve items during a sinking. Dutch inventor Cornelis Van Blaaderen came up with his Floating Safe, which never quite caught on.
has a brief explanation in English.
has the full story, but all in Dutch. Google translate should help. But even if you don't bother, there are great pictures and a film!
Romance over practicality? What were they thinking?
I finally tracked down the original story. It's copyright so
and read all about it.
Interview with Susanne Wenger from Jeremy Weate on Vimeo.
You know all those campy old films where explorers find a leopardskin-clad white woman ruling an African tribe? Well, while not quite the same, here's the story of
, who gave up European life for Yoruban culture.
And given that Wenger was once
quite a looker
, maybe the Hollywood version is not so far off.
I just hope he knew enough to yell, "Fire!"
Full article here.