Q. Why is your Tumblelog called "My Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning"?
A. Because "My Grandmother's Ear-Trumpet Has Been Struck by Lightning" wouldn't fit in the available space.
Harry Houdini poster
Magicians Harry Kellar & Harry Houdini, New York. ca. 1915
Reminds me one of my favourite game - “Crimson skies”
On my birthday I went to the Sherlock Holmes Museum, out of a sense of pilgrimage or ennui or “being in the neighborhood-itis” or something. It was neat to walk through a meticulous recreation of Baker Street, though I found the first person interpretation of Sherlock Holmes a little creepy (At first I just thought the costumed interpreter was a nice man who helped me find my missing camera, but then he started to talk about his adventures and I excused myself) and the wax figurines even creepier. Still! It’s worth a trip if you aren’t excessively bothered by mannequins. If you are this is kind of a chamber of horrors.
Good night Readers
“Why has it all got to be so terribly loud?”
Pink Floyd appears on the BBC’s “Look of the Week” circa 1967. The performance of “Astronomy Domine” (their first foray into space-rock) is a damn good live performance, but doesn’t quite match up to the album version.
What stands out for me in this clip is the interview with Hans Keller. The man is so clearly irritated by anything that isn’t classical music and Roger and Syd look incredibly uncomfortable answering his bizarre questions. Oddly enough, Syd does most of the talking and looks to be sober on camera for once. I love Roger’s expressions throughout, he looks so confused.
~ Look and Learn, 1963
via How to be a Retronaut
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”For: The fact that older people do not respond to pop music means nothing at all….Young people have never had the same tastes as older folk - why should they?
Against: …surely this is the first generation on earth to show its appreciation of music by screaming so loudly that it cannot be heard!”
Photograph of a man with a quite magnificent moustache. No date. Appears to be early 1900’s.
Purchased at a vintage store.