Woo-Hoo! My wife just won me a shirt on Ebay. What’s that you say? So what? Big deal? Well, this happens to be a vintage snap-button shirt, complete with stitched-mandolins on it. Does your shirt have stitched mandolins?
Two sisters live in a dysfunctional family in a California town. The elder, “nice” Kim, was sexually abused and hates men. Rebellious teen Jill is fed-up generally and runs away, finding her niche as a B-girl and sex-kitten working her way to Vegas. Kim leaves her job and goes in search of Jill, meeting her own misadventures en route; but by this time Jill’s wanted for robbery. Will she live fast and die young?
So now that you’ve bought that brand new 60-inch 3D capable 1-inch thick LED/LCD television for your living room, what’s next? Looks like the guys at LG are going back to the future with their latest TV.
The retro-styled LG Serie 1 television doesn’t just look like an old set, it actually uses good old CRT technology. No schmancy flat screens here, just a old-fashioned 4:3 aspect ratio cathode ray tube for you to watch your reruns of I Love Lucy on.
The set features a 14-inch diagonal screen, complete with rabbit-ear antennae and chrome legs. It even has old-school knobs for changing channels and adjusting volume. However, this set has a modern digital tuner, composite video for your retro video game console, and a wireless remote so it’s not completely antique tech.
For extra fun, you can flip the television between full color, black & white and sepia tone modes:
The sets are available in the orange color shown above (model 14SR1EB) and a dark brown (model 14SR1DB). At this point the LG Serie 1 Retro Classic TV is currently only available in Korea, where it currently retails for appx. $216.00 USD.
BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE by JOHNNY MERCER (with Margaret Whiting)
John Herndon “Johnny” Mercer (1909 – 1976) was an American lyricist, songwriter and singer. He is best known as a lyricist, but he also composed music. He was also a very popular singer who recorded his own songs as well as those written by others.
From the mid-1930s through the mid-1950s, many of the songs Mercer wrote and performed were among the most popular hits of the time. He wrote the lyrics to more than fifteen hundred (1500) songs, including compositions for movies and Broadway shows.
He received nineteen Academy Award nominations, and won four. Mercer was also a co-founder of Capitol Records. Many of his songs have found their way into “The Great American Song Book”.
This is the first guitar that I ever purchased with my own money. It’s a 1973 Gibson Epiphone Crestwood ET-278. I bought it when I was 15 years old.
During the early 1970’s, Gibson moved Epiphone production from the famed Kalamazoo plant to Matsumoku Aria plant in Japan. Today these Japanese guitars have found popularity among budget minded players as an alternative to pricey vintage 60s Epis. This Crestwood sported a cool look and hip vibe. The solid body (probably maple) sports the double cutaway shape pioneered by Epi in the 60s. The maple neck features a bound rosewood fingerboard with dot inlays. Dual humbuckers dish out crazy garage band tone. It also features a wacky trem system (arm MIA) with nylon roller saddles. The finish is black and is set off by white plastic and chrome pickup covers and bridge. A cool budget guitar for punkers, indie rockers, or anyone that appreciates vintage style.
This is a great guitar with cool punk-rock-pawn-shop-street cred. Definitely a garage band classic.