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minimal record player

Sjo sjimple !

Company site: https://miniot.com/collections/wheel

Interview: https://thump.vice.com/nl/article/in-schagen-wordt-een-revolutionaire-platenspeler-gemaakt

record shop stickers (parts one & two)

Some record shop stickers, mostly from Belgium. Should’ve kept them in a notebook. Many thanks MagisterM, DominiqueDrDoG, BrianC and WandaP and see also:

To be continued …

voicemail radio & prank calls


Fun concept: http://www.radiovoicemail.nl/ e.g. this week, dial +31619736048 for Ultra Eczema’s broadcast… More UE radio via http://www.ultraeczema.com/radio/index.html incidentally! And let’s not forget Dennis Tyfus & Vomgrill’s magnificent 0032 (0)3 2934834 lp either (cat. no. Ultra Eczema 46) which collects a selection of phone calls DT made daily between 2007-05-05 and 2007-07-29 as part of the Virus group exhibition at Antwerp’s Hessenhuis. You can hear the A side of the lp on UE’s Sc: http://soundcloud.com/ultra-eczema/dennis-tyfus-a-side-of-0032-0


sunny symphony


Nissan selling its Sunny car in France back in 1991 by way of Bobby Hebb‘s classic song – first recorded by Miko Hierota for Toshiba in 1966. Full commercial via http://www.ina.fr/pub/automobile-et-transport/video/PUB3784157113/nissan-sunny-automobile-5-portes.fr.html … more Sunnyvia http://uzine.posterous.com/sunny-marva-0 … The version below is by Screen (1968), off the Beatmeisjesv/a cd compiled by Frank Dam & Marthy Coumans, issued for free with the Beatmeisjes (1963-1969)book by Frank Dam (ISBN 90-204-0563-2), published by LJ Veen in 2002. More recently, Dam has organised the Beatfilmfilm festival …

akkerman ’68


Jan Akkerman in 1968 – before the storm … His solo debut “Talent For Sale” (Imperial 1968) has been reissued by Esoteric (ECLEC 2309, 2012-01) with a well documented 16 page booklet … but without Hunters bonus tracks, sadly. The lp counts eleven tracks, two of which are originals, most notably “Revival of the cat”. The two covers of Booker T & the MG’s originals are the highlights: Slim Jenkins’ place(sic, 1967) and Green onions(1962). Akkerman also covers Bobbie Gentry’s Ode to Billie Joe(sic) of which Booker T & the MG’s have recorded a most sophisticated (instrumental) version – see http://uzine.posterous.com/goin-crazy-over-booker-t