Friday, August 27, 2010

Mego Starsky



I've been collecting 1970's Mego action figures for quite a while now and out of all of them I've bought I only have one still on his card and that's the one and only Starsky from the great '70's cop show Starsky And Hutch. The card's a little beat up but that's OK. I doubt I can afford any of the superheroes on their cards anymore. Seeing him again makes me want to break out the Season One DVD for some '70's style action.

Friday, August 13, 2010

More Bond Book Art

I just picked up a couple of more James Bond books at the library today with beautiful art by Richie Fahey. I'm really excited to read Goldfinger again.



Thursday, August 12, 2010

James Bond Book Art

I recently started re-reading the James Bond novels. I read all of them when I was a teenager but I haven't touched them since. I like how some of the books are radically different than the movies. I really like the cover art by Richie Fahey on these reissues I picked up at the library the other day. They really bring out the subject matter very well. I'm looking forward to seeing his interpretations of the other novels.







More Bond cover art to come.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

New U2 Songs

My favorite band recently resumed their 360 Tour in Europe. It's great to see that Bono's back seems to be doing well. The cool thing about the first couple of shows is that three new songs have been played. My favorite of the three is a ballad called North Star. It sounds a little unrehearsed in this video courtesy of the fantastic U2 site U2gigs.com. Their Youtube page features videos from the first two shows of this leg. Here's North Star from the first show in Turin, Italy. Unfortunately, they didn't play this song the second show. I really hope it comes back at some point.



The second new song is called Glastonbury and it's a straight ahead rocker with some fine guitar work by The Edge. This is from last night's show in Frankfurt, Germany.



And finally there's a new rocking instrumental that opens the show called Return Of The Stingray Guitar. I really dig the new intro. Hopefully they'll still be playing it next year when I see them in Denver and hopefully Minneapolis.



Thanks again to U2gigs.com for the fantastic videos.