Tuesday, 30 August 2016
Friday, 26 August 2016
Horrorville. It's from the same stable as SFX and Crime Scene, both of which I also review for, so the editor knew I was a reliable reviewer with a genuine interest in the subject matter.* Long-term readers of the Robot will know I devote every October on this blog to things both spooky and vintage. As with crime fiction, I'm more a fan of classic horror than modern stuff on the screen, though I will read absolutely anything. I even have a playlist of vintage Halloween pop songs on my iPod! Horrorville doesn't really cater to the vintage lover, though issue 1 does have an interview with Fabio Frizzi, who scored a lot of Lucio Fulci's late 1970s/early 1980s horror films.
Monday, 22 August 2016
Wednesday, 17 August 2016
|Good lord, an actual outfit post!|
Tuesday, 16 August 2016
In general Mim news, I didn't make it to the steam fair as I was ill again. Headaches and nausea. Not sure what it was, but it seems to be departing along with the fair. BAH. It's Lacock at War this weekend, so I'm hoping I can persuade Mr Robot to drive us to that. I haven't made it to a single vintage-themed event this year so far, and it makes me feel quite sad - as nice as it is doing things alone, it's also lovely to be able to see people enjoying the same things too. (If you're in the Wiltshire/Bath area, click on the tab at the top of the page to see my vintage events listing for the region. There's all sorts going on.)
Well, here's something I enjoy: walking through the park in the mornings. Look at these lovely flowers! My garden doesn't look anything like as good as this, though I have at least been keeping on top of it this year so it isn't quite the appalling mess it was last year. Something to aspire to... I hope you're enjoying lovely warm weather and getting outdoors too, alone or to an event.
Saturday, 13 August 2016
|Young Mim would have approved. (No, I can't|
remember what the cow was for, but I still have it.)
Monday, 8 August 2016
We're not going to escape a Certain Sporting Event in Brazil for the next fortnight, so in the spirit of 'if you can't beat them, join them', I thought I'd share some of my favourite vintage music with a Brazilian theme. Just click on the title of each to listen to it on YouTube.
Thursday, 4 August 2016
Yes, it's one of my favourite times of the year, the time when Carter's Steam Fair is in town. It's in Bath from the 6th to the 14th, though when I passed through the park on my morning walk yesterday they were already getting set up. Those beautiful vintage steam-powered amusements take time to put in place.
Wednesday, 3 August 2016
my review of the first Tea Dance CD.) Stylistically, it's very similar to the first: polite, upbeat songs that suit an afternoon of tea, cake and foxtrots. However, it doesn't have the strong beverage theme of that collection.