Maybe the only love song about skyjacking. Performed by the Village Sound. Released in 1969 on the Hip Label, a subsidiary of Stax/Volt. Produced by Steve Cropper. Currently available as part of Stax Singles Vol. 4: Rarities and the Best of the Rest.
I knew that Rian Johnson was fond of putting references to esoteric ‘80s computer and video game trivia in his movies — one of the tokens on the ship DJ and BB-8 steal from Canto Bight is a Zorkmid — but it looks like the entire opening sequence in The Last Jedi is a tribute to an obscure Activision game called The…
My leg is cramping. I need some water. I’m not getting enough water in there.
Got a lot of these now that Daylight Saving Time has got me messed up good and proper.
Glen A. Larson-produced, ABC, nine episodes, September 1987-May 1988. An attempt to revive the ‘70s trucker genre by sprucing it up with ‘80s cyberpunk motifs, plus elements from popular cartoons like Transformers and MASK. Sam “Flash” Jones, Jane Badler (late of V), Mark “Jacko” Jackson (the Australian footballer…
What’s Happening, Mr. Silver? WGBH Boston, 1968. The dude at the end is genuinely terrifying.
Oh hey, looks like I went around the sun — again. It’s a gloomy, miserable day out, so I’m probably going to heat up some leftover Thai and watch Shape of Water on iTunes. Unless anybody has a better suggestion...
It’s Sunday morning, so what better way to start off the week than a selection of clips of Muppets eating each other. OM NOM NOM.
Several news outlets are reporting today of a massive chicken shortage affecting the Kentucky Fried Chicken chain in the United Kingdom. The shortage apparently stems from “operational issues” with DHL, the company responsible for delivering chicken to KFC restaurants in the UK. Until the delivery logistics can be…
1981, Bally Midway. American game, unofficially a sequel to Galaxians, which Midway had distributed in North America. Along with Phoenix (Taito, 1980) and Astro Blaster (1981), GORF was one of the first games to have distinct themed stages. What really set it apart was the bass-heavy sound effects and the early use of…
The best love song ever? Yeah, pretty much. Heavily sampled over the years.
My fave Elton John album. Probably best known today for “Amoreena,” the song that opens Dog Day Afternoon.
From Warren Zevon’s forgotten cyberpunk opus, Transverse City (1989).
Dream sequence in The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living And Became Mixed-Up Zombies (1964) is too much for Servo.
And you’d better pick yourself up off the ground before they bring the curtain down.
I had the Chicken Tikka Masala wrap and now my stomach’s watching The Gorilla Channel. How’s by you?