Song du jour: Punk and New Wave, 1976-1978

Footage from a documentary originally aired on Granada TV featuring punk and new wave acts from 1976-1978. From the YouTube list:┬áSex Pistols, Elvis Costello, Buzzcocks, John Cooper Clarke, Iggy Pop, Wreckless Eric, Ian Dury, Penetration, Blondie, Fall, Jam, Jordan, Devo, Tom Robinson Band, Johnny Thunder, Elvis Costello, XTC, Jonathan Richman, Nick Lowe, Siouxie & the Banshees, Cherry Vanilla & Magazine. Some of the footage is pretty rough, especially what appears to have been Blondie’s first TV appearance, but that seems strangely appropriate. Continue reading Song du jour: Punk and New Wave, 1976-1978

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Custom Made Stuffed Toys

Child’s Own Studio’s “Softiemaker Showcase” features websites that will take your child’s drawing and turn it into a stuffed animal. Since each stuffed animal (softie) is custom made, they’re a bit expensive ($35-$100 depending on the size and level of detail), but this is something I’d probably spend way too much money on if I had the money to burn. Examples below. I selected a couple of the simpler ones to give you a sense of how the transfer from drawing to animal worked, but some of them get very elaborate. Visit the website. Even if you’re not in the … Continue reading Custom Made Stuffed Toys

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