Album Art – Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Brain Salad Surgery

There must be someone who can set them free: To take their sorrow from this odyssey – To help the helpless and the refugee: To protect what’s left of humanity.

This is where I’ll be talking about the Album Art that I like. That is one of the benefits of 12″ vinyl albums, the cool packaging that surrounded the record. Here I’ll research the creations that we all loved as children, teenagers, and adults. I’ll try to find as much information on the artists as I can.

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Antikythera Mechanism

Pronounced (AN-tih-kih-THEER-ə) – The action of turning the hand crank would also cause all interlocked gears within the mechanism to rotate, resulting in the simultaneous calculation of the position of the sun and moon, the moon phase, eclipse, and calendar cycles, and perhaps the locations of planets.

The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient Greek hand-powered orrery, a mechanical model of the solar system, described as the oldest example of an analog computer used to predict astronomical positions and eclipses decades in advance.

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Album Art – Foreigner – Head Games

I’ve been in trouble since I don’t know when, I’m in trouble now and I know somehow I’ll find trouble again

This is where I’ll be talking about the Album Art that I like. That is one of the benefits of 12″ vinyl albums, the cool packaging that surrounded the record. Here I’ll research the creations that we all loved as children, teenagers, and adults. I’ll try to find as much information on the artists as I can.

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Frankenstein 1970 (1958)

WARNING! “Frankenstein 1970” is the most blood-freezing horror ever created! This picture may be too dangerous for people with weak hearts! Beware!

I watched this 1958 B&W Allied Artists Pictures Corporation[1] science fiction/horror film, shot in CinemaScope[2], on Svengoolie. Baron von Frankenstein’s grandson (Boris Karloff) rents the family castle to a TV crew to fund his atomic revival of the family monster. Buying an atomic reactor, which he uses to create a living being, modeled after his own likeness before he had been tortured. by the Nazis. When the baron runs out of body parts for his work, he proceeds to kill off members of the crew, and even his faithful butler, for more spare parts.

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Jim Seals Dies

Born October 17, 1941, in Sidney, Texas to oilman and musician Wayland Seals[1], Jim Seals was a fiddle champion in his youth and later took up the saxophone. Seals joined an outfit called Dean Beard and the Crew Cats, in which he played sax; later on, Dash Crofts joined Seals in the band.

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Shopping Carts

Self-driving shopping carts?

Shopping carts are a vital part of retail stores. They let customers buy more than they could carry, they haul the small children around and they get stolen oh so often. According to the Food Marketing Institute in Washington D.C., annual costs due to cart theft is around $800 million.

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Nik-L-Nip Mini Drinks

Bite’em, Drink’em, Chew’em

I just learned the name of these wax candy treats as I was researching for this post. Vinny Cavallo created Nik-L-Nip in the early part of the 20th century. They are food-grade paraffin[1] wax soda bottles (Coke bottles) filled with a flavored liquid.

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Album Art – Chicago

It’s only the beginning

This is where I’ll be talking about the Album Art that I like. That is one of the benefits of 12″ vinyl albums, the cool packaging that surrounded the record. Here I’ll research the creations that we all loved as children, teenagers, and adults. I’ll try to find as much information on the artists as I can.

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My Favorite Albums – Nazz – Nazz

You can take what’s mine, you can share my bed, you can go where I go, you can cry when I’m dead

I was blown away the first time I heard “Nazz”. It is a great rockin’ album by the psychedelic rock/pop group Nazz released in 1968. In Philadelphia, the band was founded by guitarist and principal songwriter Todd Rundgren and bassist Carson Van Osten. Their name was derived from the Yardbirds’ song “The Nazz Are Blue” from the 1966 “Roger the Engineer” album.

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