Thursday, March 26, 2009

Glass Cabinet Full Of Lovely Junk

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I used to have all this junk on display in a huge glass cabinet in my room. I kind of cobbled it all together in a contrasting montage as I collected it. (I'm terrible for hording nostalgic or setimental crap!) I hoped it might look a little like something psychedelic artist Peter Blake might create. Unfortunately, it was totally getting in the way and Mrs. K said she wanted rid of it. So I took this photo and now it's electronically preserved as my screen saver. Spot anything in there that you recognise?

16 comments:

blondejon said...

shame the yellow submarine looks so battered hiding in the bottom of the screen there ;-)

fatherkrishna said...

LOL! Yep, it was a beloved childhood toy. Wonder how much an 'as new' one would fetch?

Sonny Boy said...

Is that a Casio pt1? What an epic musical instrument that was. You can't throw that out! I honed my piano skills on that as a youngster. (What do you mean -"what piano playing skills?" lol)

fatherkrishna said...

It's a Casio V-L Tone dear Sonnyboy! Well spotted sir!
One of it's set auto-rhythms was used in Trio's "Da,da,da" if yo remember that. it was also used for the very high pitched "flute" sound in the chorus of "Open Your Heart" by the Human League (off the LP 'Dare').
None of the stuff from the cabinet of junk was thrown away, just the cabinet itelf!
BTW stop being modest... You know your Piano skills are up there with Bobby Crush and Les Dawson, LOL!

gnome said...

I actually think there was merit in the composition. Oh, well. You can't argue with the missus, can you? Surely she knows better... :D

And let me say that Bob Marley and DK are firm favourites around the Lair too.

fatherkrishna said...

Why thank you Gnome! The DK single was bought when I was a mere child of 13 or 14. The Bob Marley flyer was from when he was actually touring the album "Survival"...

Alas, I never took the opportunity to see him and we all know the sad events that happened shortly thereafter.

I have seen the surviving Wailers play twice though, once in a club in OC Maryland, and once on the main stage at Glastonbury Festival, fronted by Michael Rose from Black Uhuru.

fatherkrishna said...

For 'touring the album "Survival' please read "Uprising"... DOH!

blondejon said...

and of course, everyone of our age loved happy days and the fonz :D

blondejon said...

BEATLES YELLOW SUBMARINE – CORGI 803 – 1968 ORIGINAL
From Portugal
This seller accepts PayPal 1 Bid £150.00 +£14.00

fatherkrishna said...

"Sit on it Potsy! AAAAAYYYYYY!"
Ah yes, Happy Days!

£150 eh? not as much as I thought...

Junlee said...

I, of course, watched re-runs, but Happy Days was the shit!

Mikey4u1984 said...

I feel like playing with all that stuff, recently I have been very nostalgic I started remembering what made me happy when I was a kid (BMX) so I started building the bikes that brought me so much joy as a kid and try to re live that once more.

CHEERS TO OUR INNER CHILD'S!!

blondejon said...

well im off to meet my other halfs parents for the first time next week, bearing in mind that Im a) not every bodies ideal partner for their little girl, what with the tattoos piercing long hair etc, b) 18 1/2 years older than her c) only 7 years younger than her father Id like to take this chance to thank you all for being good friends for the past coupel of years. Hopefully ill make it back in one piece ;-) Jon

blondejon said...

oh yeah, they don't speak English either...and my Finnish is limited at best

Junlee said...

Good luck BJ! That sounds like quite the interesting visit. Tell us how it turns out will you! :)

fatherkrishna said...

Wow BJ! That's epic! Her parents will love you, you know that! If they make judgement about your character based on your appearance, then that's just sad.

You'll win 'em over with your 'Del Preston' charm!