Thursday, April 23, 2015

MA-34 - New Clear Music

More songs of anxiety and insight (maybe) about atoms and their use.

1 -    This Cold War With You  Floyd Tillman   1949
2 - Bert the Turtle (The Duck and Cover Song)     Dick “Two Ton” Baker        1953
3 -   Fujiyama Mama    Annisteen Allen        1955
4 - Monkey Business    Eddie Hill 1959
5 - Thumbnail Sketch of Atomic Energy    Tom Glazer and Dottie Evans 1959
6 - Dig Myself a Hole    Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup 1962
7 - Masters of War Staple Singers 1964
8 - The Protest Singer Don Hinson 1966
9 - The Cave Johnny Paycheck 1967
10 - The Year 2000 Estelle 1968
11 - Bombers   David Bowie  1971
12 - Hiroshima Wishful Thinking 1972
13 - 'A' Bomb in Wardour Street The Jam 1978
14 - Atomic Punk    Van Halen 1978
15 - D Day    BusBoys 1980
16 - MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction) Gillan 1981
17 - Don't Go Down to the Fallout Shelter Tom Fenton and Ice Nine 1981
18 - Hiroshima Nagasaki Russian Roulette Moving Hearts 1982
19 - Drop The Bomb Trouble Funk 1982
20 - Grey Victory 10,000 Maniacs 1983
21 - Dig a Hole in the Ground Fred Small 1984
22 - The Cat Came Back The Stomachmouths 1986
23 - Waiting for the Bomb to Go Off    K9000 2003
24 - We Will Become Silhouettes The Postal Service 2005

There are some great songs here, especially Track 10, "The Year 2000," and Number Eighteen, The BusBoys' unforgettable "D Day."  And the cover art is from a package of firecrackers.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Adventures in Typos

Some typos are more noticeable than others!

We eagerly anticipated the publication of The Silmarillion in 1977.  The first edition (in the USA anyway) had an interesting typo on one of the first pages.

Anything look funny?  Look closer.

That’s right.  This isn’t the right name of the book!

This is!  The correct book title is "Farmer Giles," not "Father Giles."

Other typos can appear in music.

You are correct if you theorize that there is no Beatles song that begins with the word "Top" (Track 17).

And, for a CD re-release of 1971’s Chicago III:

 The problem here is simply that there should be a space or some kind of break between the listings for Track 10 and Track 11.  Tracks 11 & 12 are NOT part of the “Travel Suite” but do you believe the listing that prints Tracks 5-12 in a single block (implying all are part of “Travel Suite”), or the fine print that specifies that “Tracks 5-10” are?

I don’t know if it’s a misspelling or sheer stupidity, but I am so happy that one day on my constitutional I came across this one at the park:

I assume the scrawler was attempting to refer to “Charlie’s Angels” but instead they wrote "Charles angle!”

Isn’t it fun to notice other people’s misteaks mistakes?

It's part of what makes us so lovably human (not a Ro-Man).

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