Weird Universe


Forward March

Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Aug 10, 2015 | Comments (0)
Category: Aliens, Music, Surrealism, Cartoons

The Apple

Explanation here--insofar as is possible.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jul 31, 2015 | Comments (6)
Category: Drugs, Ineptness, Crudity, Talentlessness, Kitsch, and Bad Art, Music, Science Fiction, 1980's

Lemon Incest

Background info here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Thu Jul 23, 2015 | Comments (4)
Category: Family, Music, Sexuality, 1980's, Europe

Follies of the Madmen #254


Having little mannikins of the performers standing on their records is a vivid metaphor about the living quality of the sound. But then to set those records and their passengers rafting down the river--well, the metaphor gets a little jumbled, to say the least.

Original advert here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Mon Jul 20, 2015 | Comments (10)
Category: Business, Advertising, Products, Music, 1950's

Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mick & Tich

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?!?
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jul 10, 2015 | Comments (9)
Category: Music, 1960's, Europe

Follies of the Madmen #253


If only Hollywood had made John Carter of Mars in 1979, with Cher as Dejah Thoris, they would have had a surefire hit!

Posted By: Paul | Date: Sun Jul 05, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Fashion, Hollywood, Movies, Music, Advertising, Science Fiction, 1970's

Sleep Learning

"Discover how you can apply sleep learning to gain health, relaxation, confidence, personal magnetism, self mastery, memory power, success in business and human relations... learn foreign languages and how to play the piano."

Learn to play the piano? In your sleep?

Source: The San Mateo Times - Aug 25, 1959
Posted By: Alex | Date: Sun Jun 28, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Education, Music, Sleep and Dreams, 1950's

Max Richter’s “Sleep”


Full story here.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Fri Jun 19, 2015 | Comments (2)
Category: Eccentrics, Music, Sleep and Dreams

Dear 53310761

You might wonder what the hell this song is about, until you hear a certain name mentioned past the halfway mark. Even then, you have to know your pop music history to figure it out.
Posted By: Paul | Date: Wed Jun 17, 2015 | Comments (5)
Category: Celebrities, Music, 1950's, Armed Forces
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