Observation for Now

Goofing off, goofing off

I can do it, do it, do it perfectly

Goofing off, goofing off

It's the only thing I gladly do for free

-- Sparks, 1977

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Friday, April 17, 2015

MA-33 - Into Outer Space

This week's anthology of outer-space music was inspired by an album called Into Outer Space by an amazingly talented and absolutely bonkers gal named  Lucia Pamela, a circa 1969 LP completely written, performed, and everything else by herself.


1 -   Intro     Lucia Pamela
2 - Flying Saucer Baby     The Oklahoma Wranglers  1952
3 -  Rockin’ Satellite       The 3 Honeydrops       1957
4 -  The Creature (from Outer Space)     The Jayhawks       1957
5 -  The Sputnik Story Bill Thomas 1958
6 - The Little Moon Men George Lee 1958
7 - Rocket Baby Jack Martin   1958
8 - Gonna Git Me a Satellite   Little Ernest Tucker 1958
9 - Satellite Fever, Asiatic Flu Paul Perryman 1958
10 - The Little Green Man The Echoes 1958
11 - Raiders from Outer Space The Raiders 1958
12 - Not of This Earth    Hans Conreid & Alice Pearce 1959
13 - The First Man into Space Ray Ellis and His Orchestra 1959
14 - I'm in Orbit Tamp Tamplin 1959
15 - Sputnik Hit the Moon Chuck Jones and the Links 1960
16 - Space Opera   Sheldon Allman 1960
17 - Orbit Around the Moon The Blue Men 1960
18 - (The Moon Is Made of) Green Cheese Steve Bledsoe 1961
19 - The Ballad of John Glenn The Novelaires 1962
20 - Martian Hop The Elektras 1963
21 - Satellite Sadie Bob Keefe 1964
22 - There Goes Another Rocket   Johnny Mac 1964
23 - Trip to the Moon Jimmy Hydrick 1965
24 - Spaceship Life Blackie Jenkins and the Satellites 1967
25 - Sonik Re-Entry The Electrosoniks 1968
26 - Whitey on the Moon   Gil Scott Heron 1969
27 - Flip, Flop, and Fly Lucia Pamela 1969
28 - After the Gold Rush Neil Young 1970
29 - Was God an Astronaut   Fringe Benefit 1977
30 - Come Sail Away Styx 1977
31 - Skylab Fragment Captain Australia & His Mate Downunder 1979
32 - Destination Moon Diana Panton 2007
33 - Outro Lucia Pamela

 


I hope this compilation transports you, baby!

MA-33 - Into Outer Space

Monday, April 13, 2015

OKC’s “STAR WASH”




This place has been here since we moved to South OKC in 1978.  In the late 2000s I parked in its parking lot to pick up our youngest from school -- US Grant is just across the street.

I’ve never used its facilities, but I’ve loved it from afar -- simply because of its name and merchandising!  The pole sign (at the street) used to match the sign on front of the building …


 While looking up to see if somebody else online has mentioned this fine establishment, I notice that there are a few other STAR WASHes. 


 
The above was found at a Spanish-language site, with no obvious place name mentioned in its caption.




And for some reason this phrase applies to disco remixes, too.  Huh?


Here’s a close-up of the nearly 40-year-old art.  Pretty good shape, I’d say! 

See you later.
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