Saturday, 9 December 2017

LAIBACH ON THE TELLY!!!!

I love it when the mainstream dips its toes in to the world of Alternative Music.

This week on BBC4 there was a documentary on one of the finest bands you've probably never heard of.

I imagine a lot TV listings writers frantically Googling the name of this band and panicking at their image, and simply not knowing what on earth to make of them.

The band in question are LAIBACH.




Emerging in the Tito-era Yugoslavia of the early 80s, this band have trodden their own path ever since.
I can't really put into words how important and how amazing they are, just check them out.

I first came across them by accident way back in 1987, seeing a video of their immense version of Life is Life by cheese-rockers Opus. I've been fascinated by them ever since.

They have created a whole universe of music, art, culture and much more.
AND they have the most impressive merchandise stall of any band I've seen! 

The documentary shown this week is of their extraordinary trip to North Korea, to become the first ever band to play Alternative Music in the secretive Communist country.
I can't imagine what the Koreans thought Laibach were all about, I presume they thought they were fellow Communists, but it's a dangerous path to try and pigeon-hole this band into any given category!!
But I think it's fitting that it was Laibach who were the trailblazers.

Check out the documentary:
HERE

And their website:
HERE

Thursday, 7 December 2017

EXCITING NEW STOCK!!

Have bunged some new goodies in my unit at The Customs House in West Bay, Dorset!
All are fantastic Christmas pressie ideas!!

Have a peep below at the unit and some of the bits and pieces ...

Here is the front of the unit, the blue table is actually for sale as well, see further below for more details!

This is a specially created box packed with small items, perfect for Christmas stockings!

A box full of the delightfully Deco Theatre World magazines from the 1930s.

A look at some of Arcane Publishing's mix of carefully selected vintage books and novels written by Carya Gish.

As always I have a fine selection of Retro Football stuff, these are my own designs on cards and a box of football programmes, which all come with a written description of the match.
As promised, here is the table that's for sale!
Its a fab 1960s 'Guildform' drop-leaf kitchen table, made by PHG & Sons of Guildford. They go for a song online, but this one is a snip at £30!!

Bit of holiday fun here, the classic Boney M single from 1979!

Autobiography of the legendary striker Jimmy Greaves. This is a 1st Edition of his 2003 book.

This is Kev's autobiography from 1978, a must for any Liverpool fan, as it mostly concentrates on his time at Anfield.
Got loads of Retro Football programmes in the unit, but as this one was damaged, I've framed the front cover of this West Ham programme, which makes a unique picture to hang up anywhere.

One of the brilliantly stylish Theatre World magazines, all dating from the late 1930s. They are a bargain £2-50 each, as they are quite hard to find these days.


Lovely tin dating from the 1920s-30s, handy for storing any bits or spare change.

Got some A4 framed pictures of prints featuring covers from the classic Ladybird book series from the 1960s and 1970s. This brilliant cover dates from 1971.

Mad 1950s knitting patterns pamphlet called MANLY CASUALS!!!

This is fantastic, an original promotional brochure for the classic 1964 film My Fair Lady. It has loads of amazing photos of the film, which starred Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison, and some of the sumptuous costumes designed by Cecil Beaton.

Another promotional brochure, this time for the 1967 film Thoroughly Modern Millie, starring Julie Andrews. In this musical she played a flapper in 1920s New York.
So get yourself down to West Bay now and do your Christmas shopping!!!