About a year and a half ago I hung some coloured vinyl in the window:
I wondered how they’d fare over time in a window that gets intense sunlight for part of the day. I knew they’d warp (I only used records I didn’t want to play any more), but I didn’t know if they’d fade.
They’ve fared pretty well – except for this one:
I’m still looking for a translucent orange record to complete the rainbow.
This painting used to greet customers at the Find thrift store, with a clever new saying every few weeks.
He hasn’t been there lately. I hope he wasn’t sold.
I miss him.
When I saw this painting at Find, I thought the subject looked like an old-timey German movie star, maybe Hans Albers, whose records I see sometimes at thrift stores (but never buy). I did an online search and my instincts were right on:
Hans Albers @ Wikipedia.
I saw The Mask (1961) at the Metro Cinema last night. No, not the Jim Carrey movie, this was Canada’s first horror feature – also Canada’s first (part) 3D feature.
It was restored by TIFF and the 3-D Film Archive from the best existing 35mm elements and it looks fantastic (pun intended).
I have a dvd copy – an older release that was transferred from video. If you’re going to buy, order the restored version from Kino-Lorber.
This is very cool: Limited edition soundtrack on coloured vinyl. Article.
Children’s picture book about a horned toad. Don’t know who the author/illustrator is. I suppose I could Google it. That should turn out well.
Alfred Newman/Ken Darby: Ports of Paradise
It’s hard to find a copy of this record cover that isn’t wrecked because of the large die-cut hole in the thin cardboard sleeve, but this one was in perfect condition. The cutout reveals the cover of a lush 16 page booklet of Hawaiian tourist scenes.
The record is a promotional item for the Matson steamship line which used to offer passenger cruises from the U.S. mainland to south seas destinations including New Zealand, Tahiti and Hawaii.
Various: The Tartan Album
The cutout in the record cover reveals:
Untitled female nude
Artist unknown. 14″ x 18″. 1 buck (plus gst) at Find.