Ken Nordine narrated this iconic Levi Jeans television ad from the year I was born.
And here is a tour of his studio…
Farewell fond voice of generations.
ETA (Edit To Add) … WOW! Two more (and another….) iconic Levi’s commercials that I recall from my youth that undoubtedly triggered my love for animation and CGI / video effects:
Today I was reviewing the wikipedia entries for Running Amok phenomena and had noticed it included a “see also” listing about elephants who’ve run amok, specifically one 911-named pachyderm:
Osama bin Laden, named after the infamous elusive terrorist, was a rogue bull elephant responsible for at least 27 deaths and destruction of property in the jungled Sonitpur district of the Indian state of Assam. After a two-year rampage from 2004 to 2006, an elephant was eventually shot; but some were doubtful that the right animal was killed.
Within hours, my wife randomly selects a TV series available for streaming on Amazon Prime … the Independent Television (ITV) series, Vanity Fair. As far as I know, neither of us knows anything about this series. Within a few minutes of the show, a character brings up a story of him having witnessed an elephant “running amok” in India.
Thank you Synchronicity Matrix?
– SMiles Lewis
“The opening credits sequence showing the lead characters spinning round on a Victorian fairground ride to All Along The Watchtower was a bit of a clue.”
Olivia Cooke seemed destined for stardom and Vanity Fair had some modern touches, by Jim Shelley | Daily Mail Online
“Telepathic Lady” – song inspired by legend of Maria Orsic and Nazi UFOs
Mike Watt talks with his guest, Daniel of Dallas band “The Fumes,” about his song “Telepathic Lady” that was inspired by the legends of Maria Orsic, the “German UFO Specialist” from World War II. Discussion begins around the 1 hour 36 minute mark within the March 27th edition of TWFPS – The Watt From Pedro Show. A great episode with a wide variety of musical soundscapes.
Here is the song, Telepathic Lady. More informational links below…
TWFPS – The Watt From Pedro Show (podcast) for MARCH 27, 2018:
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“spiel from watt in between tunes he plays from his and his guests’ collections”
Maria Orsic (Orsitsch) (@AnomalyArchives.org)
“Yeah, the Haunebu is part of an elaborate mythos to some degree created by Neo-Nazi groups, such as the Tempelhoffgesellschaft (“Temple Court Society”). This involves the assertion that the original Aryans came from a planet orbiting the star Aldeberan and that they established a colony on Earth — the Sumerians — who were the ancestors of the modern Germans.
Part of this mythos involves Maria Orsitch and the Vril Society, supposedly the evil geniuses behind Hitler’s rise to power. Though Maria and the Vril Society were the creations of Louis Pauwels and Jacques Bergier in their 1960 book “The Morning of the Magicians,” the so-called History Channel ran a documentary about the centrality of the Vril Society and their influence of Heinrich Himmler.
In point of fact, the only historical basis for the Vril Society was a passing reference in a 1949 article by Willy Ley titled “Pseudoscience in Naziland”, to a society in pre-WW II Germany that was searching for vril (a supposed source of great psychic power invented by Bulwer Lytton in his novel “The Coming Race”). Maria Orsitch (also spelled Orsic) seems to have been invented out of whole cloth by Pauwels and Bergier.”
Saw José González and Bedouine at the Long Center last night!
Bedouine was great! Hadn’t heard her before…
José G is a fantastic acoustic guitar player… He didn’t say much between songs but acknowledged “Doomsday people cults” as inspiration for one of his songs. He played some great tunes and closed out his encore with Teardrop.
“Where José’s previous albums, “Veneer” and “In Our Nature,” might have sounded sparse and barren in parts, “Vestiges & Claws” has an altogether new feeling to it, at once warmer and darker than before. He talks about how he’s found inspiration in sprawling ’70s Brazilian productions, American folk rock and West African desert blues this time. And how he’s decided to waive the principle of having everything on the album reproducible in a live context.
Opening for José González is the Syrian musician Bedouine, touring to promote the release of her eponymous debut—sixties folk meets seventies country-funk with a glimmer of bossa nova cool. Sweeping and hypnotic with a nomadic heart, the music of L.A.-based Bedouine is impressionistic, with careful words and striking, cultural conviction.”
The Long Center and KUTX present José González plus Bedouine, Saturday, February 3 in Dell Hall. Read More ›
Source: José González – Long Center
There is a tiny part of this song that always reminds me of the The Cars’ song, Drive.
Cass McCombs – Bum Bum Bum
UFOs: Reframing the Debate – Edited by Robbie Graham
Available in Paperback & eBook Formats from White Crow Books
Featuring Over a Dozen Contributors including…
- Foreword by Diana Walsh Pasulka, Professor and Chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, University of North Carolina & author of Heaven Can Wait from Oxford University Press
- Edited by Robbie Graham author of Silver Screen Saucers: Sorting Fact from Fantasy in Hollywood’s UFO Movies
- MJ Banias, Greg Bishop, Robert Brandstetter, Jack Brewer, Mike Clelland, Curt Collins, Joshua Cutchin, Lorin Cutts, Susan Demeter-St. Clair, Micah Hanks, Red Pill Junkie, Chris Rutkowski, Ryan Sprague, and…
- Planetary Poltergeists & Weapons of Mass Enchantment by SMiles Lewis
UFOs: Reframing The Debate Book Trailer
This is indeed a disturbing universe
Interactive Telepresence Advertising…
I’m not actually 100% sure of the “telepresence” factor but some of these are definitely interactive and “live.”
Watched before our arrival:
- Space Dandy (Anime series – Zombie episode)
- Army of Darkness
- King of the Zombies
- Space Dandy (Anime series – Zombie episode)
- Night of the Living … RiffTrax
- Swamp of the Ravens … RiffTrax (was on as I woke – only saw brief part)
- Nightmare city
- Evil Dead 2
- Cemetery Man
- Dawn of the Dead
- Sugar Hill
- Let sleeping corpses lie
- Return of the living dead
- Day of the dead (was on as I woke – only saw last third but have seen it a million times)
This image was one of many in the weird Wild West themed living room Casa Rio de Colores where friends recently held two beautiful marriage ceremonies. Practically every inch of wall space was covered with kitchy and cool weird imagery and psychedelic Americana.
I highly recommend the venue:
Here are some videos of the amazing twinkling “lights” (actually hanging reflectors) on all the trees…
And here is a selfie from that evening.