Observation for Now

It has always seemed to me that the human race needs more things to wonder about, rather than less.

-- Gregory L Reece

Thursday, May 21, 2015

A Trio of Compilations



Three of my music comps …



1    Martian Melody   The Martian Melody Orchestra    1957
2  Planet Rock   Royal Teens 1958
3   Rock on the Moon   Jimmy Stewart & The Nighthawks  1959
4   Astronaut Bob Arnold   1961
5   The Lean Green Vegetable Fiend (From 'Tuther Side of the Moon)     Nervous Norvus    1962
6   Moon Rocket Roger LaVern & The Microns     1962
7    Dancing on the Moon The Fabulous Echoes     1963
8   March of the Spacemen  The Thunderbolts   1963
9   I'll Send You to the Moon Les Baroques     1966
10 Barker of the UFO     Bee Gees    1967
11   Rocket to Heaven   Eddie Dean    1697
12 Outa Space Billy Preston   1972
13 Monkeys on the Moon Sopwith Camel   1972
14 Distant Fingers Patti Smith Group    1976
15 Teenagers From Mars The Misfits   1978
16 Children of the Sun  Billy Thorpe     1979
17 UFO   Nina Hagen    1981
18 UFO Has Landed in the Ghetto Ry Cooder     1982
19 Transmission Ends (Official) Chris de Burgh    1995
20 Phanta  Le Tigre  1999
21 Space Cowboy 'N Sync     2000
22 Rocketship   Shiny Toy Guns   2007
23 Rocketship Run Laurie Berkner   2008



01. F Kreisler - Caprice Viennois (3:25)
02. F Kreisler - Schรถn Rosmarin (2:06)
03. Unknown - Unknown (3:25)
04. R Strauss - Der Rosenkavalier Waltzes (9:59)
05. Unknown - Unknown (7:34)
06. Unknown - Unknown (3:35)
07. F Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (10:43)





1 -   The Little Martian  Jan Amber 1957        (2:11)
2 - Planet Rock    Royal Teens        1957        (2:31)
3 -  Satellite for Two    The Tip Tops Featuring Shirley Jester   1957        (1:56)
4 -  Shhhhhh Blast Off  Asteroids    1958        (1:48)
5 -  Satellite Sadie       Bob Keefe  1959        (1:48)
6 -   Trip to the Moon     Gary (U.S.) Bonds        1960        (2:20)
7 -  Martian Exodus      Dickie Goodman 1962        (2:07)
8 -  Life on Venus (German Version)    The Tornados    1963        (2:24)
9 -  Let's Beetle in the Rocket     Ronnie Davis      1964        (2:51)
10 - World Planets       Art Pettibone       1967        (2:49)
11 - Not from My World        Joan Bon & The Coquettes  1967        (2:41)
12 - Astronaut Polka    Norm Dombrowski and the Happy Notes Orchestra          1967        (2:43)
13 - Astronomy Domine        Pink Floyd 1967        (4:11)
14 - Junkyard on the Moon   Jesse Wright        1972        (3:11)
15 - Space Station #5  Montrose   1973        (5:15)
16 - The Attack of the Giant Ants        Blondie      1976        (3:23)
17 - Space Junk    Devo 1978        (2:14)
18 - There's a Moon in the Sky     The B-52's 1979        (4:57)
19 - Ticket to the Moon        Electric Light Orchestra        1981        (4:03)
20 - Song About the Moon   Paul Simon         1983        (4:09)
21 - Seven NASA Angels       Jay De Burke      1986        (2:25)
22 - Another Space Song     Failure       1996        (5:02)
23 - UFO On Farm Road 318       Sidney Ester        2001        (2:31)
24 - Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)    Train          2001        (4:17)
25 - Lost in Space        Aimee Mann       2002        (3:28)
26 - My Ride from Outer Space  Danny Jacobs (Phineas and Ferb)  2009        (1:43)


Have a swoopin’ weekend!
  

Monday, May 18, 2015

That's My Model and I'm Sticking to It

I've bought over a dozen STAR TREK plastic model kits over my life of American kiddiness.

As you know, plastic models from AMT or Aurora in the 1960s and 1970s nearly always came with a sheet of decals.  You'd cut out the appropriate piece of design and soak it in water.  Remember how the pieces would curl up when you dropped them into the water?

Then after a minute or two the design and its clear surroundings could be slid away from the backing paper and oh-so-delicately positioned onto the appropriate area of the model.  Then you'd try and hold down one edge of the decal with a finger and use another finger to smooth the decal out and push out any air bubbles.




I'm pretty sure of the reason I have an extra sheet from the Enterprise kit.  I was going to buy two Enterprise models and merge them together to make my own dreadnought, as seen in the Technical Manual:



(Never happened.)

At any rate, for some reason I still have these sheets from a "Space Ship Set."  You can still buy one.



Y'know, it seems reasonable that there must have been more than ONE sheet of decals for the Space Ship Set, because on this sheet are no images to go onto the Klingon ship!  Oh, well.

See you next time, campers!

 
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