Hospital Radio

    
Image: Sheffield Hospital Radio
It was an American idea that became a British institution that is almost completely unheard of in America. And one of the most overlooked ways radio has been used.

Most Americans don’t know this. But in the UK, hospitals have their own radio stations. They are managed and staffed by volunteers, are operated around the clock and provide music and reading services to hospital patients and staff.

Image: CartoonStockThey are transmitted through AM/FM carrier current signals via the hospital wiring system, or more freq… Read More

How To Dispose of Old Boats & Watercrafts

You can learn to dispose of old boats and watercraft, but you need to have some thought about this because you will start noticing that there are a lot of things that you can do to make those old boats and watercraft turn into cash. You have probably thought about boat rentals in Jonestown TX because now you can just rent a boat and now you can get rid of the things that you have had to hold onto that you did not really want to deal with. Someone who has had problems with their boats in the past can get rid of those boats, but they should go through a few steps that will make it easier to dispose of them in the right way.

The first thing that you can do is to make it clear that you are ready to get rid of this boat in all the parts. There are a lot of parts that you will want to get out of the boat, and you will notice that you can have the boat completely pulled apart. You will have a lot of people who will want to have the parts that come from your boat, and you can sell of… Read More

COLLAGE WALL PART

19.7 x 14.7 x 1.5 cm
I made this big collage wall for an animation job in 1997. Then I used the panels of that collage wall to build an office in the production company I was working with. Then I collaged more on those walls once they were erected as part of a wall. Then the company closed its office and I took parts of that wall that I liked. This is one of those parts…. Read More

Tortura: The Sounds of Pain and Pleasure (Bondage Records, 1965)


You can listen or download here.Greetings again my naughty readers. Today, we’re going to look at one of the most bizarre non-music records of the 1960s.

Not much is known about this album. Yet it remains one of the most collectible non-music LPs for it’s rarity and, um, oddness.

Tortura was produced by Los Angeles based Flag Publications, noteworthy for it’s um, kinky products. Which of course includes ÔÇťadult and juvenile discipline, transvestism, home movie and Polaroid hobbyists, exotic… Read More

The Telephone Gossip Bench


The telephone “gossip bench” was a throwback to the early days of the telephone. They were often found in hallways and foyers for privacy. They had space for a telephone and sometimes a directory or drawer space. They typically date from the 1900s to the 1960s (but I remember seeing a few in department store catalogs as late as the 1980s.) But as more people began getting their own phones in their own rooms and private lines, they became obsolete.

However, they’ve found new uses today as a book nook or laptop/netbook desks.

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SEATBELT

7.2 x 30 x 3.5 cm
I indeed did own my dream car: a mid-eighties Volvo 240 station wagon, cornflower blue. A perfect form married to absolute function. Except that the function part didn’t work out so well.
After only a year-and-a-half together, I donated the thing. And knowing what “donated” means (see: metal cube), I extracted the seat belts before I bid her adieu. I thought maybe someday I’d use them for something.
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Kellogg’s Just Right Cereal


Kellogg’s Just Right cereal was introduced in the USA in 1985. My mom bought a box and I remember us trying this, only getting a few bites in until we had to dump the rest of our bowls into the trash. It was nasty.

My peers in high school had the same opinion and we called it Just Sucks. The cereal was basically a fruitcake in a box. It had bran flakes, corn flakes, dates, raisins, almond bits and oats and pretty much targeted at the yuppie bunch.

This cereal had a massive ubiquitous TV advertising campaign for it (perhaps the largest I had ever seen for a cereal) and discount offers that moms of that time couldn’t resist. But everyone under the age of 30 hated this commercial as much as the cereal because it was guaranteed to pop up at least 4 times an hour during day… Read More