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  2. The song is likely, "Cocaine Blues". Sadly, like the "House of the Rising Sun" finding any particular (old) version will be challenging. I have an old album (vinyl) which was a 'cut-out' version, but this was also a mess because Dave Mason's picture is on the front, but the rear is for something/someone entirely different (which is what the actual record was). One of the tracks lyrics went something like: "Me and my baby are goin' downtown, looking for a little something to bring us down. Cocaine, running all 'round my brain. You take Bealle Street, I'll take Main......."
  3. Last week
  4. There was a song that was featured in a commercial. I couldn't find it in the songs used in commercials' list. I know there is a bell sound that sings three to four times at the beginning of the tune. Then the artist starts to sing "Hello, my darling." Also, there is a woman or women that trills la la la laaaa. The musician sounds like Luther Vandross, Marvin Gaye, but I am unsure. Does anyone know the name of the song and artist?
  5. Hey Jim, think I can help you. It should be from 1997 finest Italo-Pop. Singer „Regina“ title „Day by Day“. If it’s correct enjoy to dance on it again after 17 years. Greetings from Germany, Dirk
  6. Do you have LPs that may hold Satanic messages if played backward? If so, this is the turntable for you! Step right up and beat back Satan as you screen your young-un's LP collection! Ain't technology wunnerful? Seriously, though, "auto reverse" in this case means "plays both sides of the LP." ("Techmoan" would never steer you wrong, right?) A "Techmoan" video is usually a fresh look at decrepit, er, old tech. Indeed, our Brit Tech Master has something to say about the elusive/legendary/Audiophiles only "Laser turntable." Does this 1985 Sansui "auto reverse" turntable cut the mustard? Stay tuned for the "thrilling conclusion."
  7. Otokichi

    "Outlaws"

    Speaking of "first person shooters," here's a trip through the Old West for those who "hanker for revenge" after the bad guys "drygulch" you. I looked at this game, but I passed on it for "space battles." (Just what "Sheriff Woody" feared/hated when "Buzz Lightyear" of "Toy Story" sashayed into theaters.) Git your trusty Colt Single Action Army revolver ready, you're gonna need it...
  8. Otokichi

    "Loom"

    I recall hearing about the game, but I preferred "Indiana Jones"/"Their Finest Hour"/"Sam and Max" over this deep dive into a fantasy world. These days, "video games" are "first person shooters" or "bad boy with a car" action-above-discovery tales. Ready to find out what's wrong in this world?, saunter forward, if you dare...
  9. Submitted for your approval, the tale of a small town girl/prom queen who left for The Big City. Life in the fast lane isn't working out for her, and a chance announcement from back home triggers a fateful quest. Some adults don't grow up, and "Wendy" is just as capable of "I won't grow up!" as "Peter Pan."
  10. Ein, Zwei, Drei, Bier! It's time to learn "The Chicken Dance" that Fry and Leela (eventually) danced in "Futurama's" season 9, episode 8, "Fun on a Bum." (Here's an excuse to "get hammered " at an Oktoberfest barf-o-rama.;)
  11. Submitted for your approval, a 'Ukulele instrumentalist presents a "Lord of the Rings"-level war theme. Shredded 'Ukulele, anyone? This week, "Hi Sessions" had other virtuosos on tap. Aidan James - "Don't" Jeremt Cheng - "Brown Sugar"
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  13. This is actually pretty cool. Back then, anything "laser" sounded state-of-the-art.
  14. Built to Spill - You were right https://youtu.be/IhNPeiy-MeU
  15. Step right up folks, see this miracle of the age! Hot from "Techmoan," here's a "Laser" light projector to enliven your parties after dark. Yessir, similar merchandise was sold at The Sharper Image for $200, but we're putting into your hands for less than that! How many do you want for Holiday season gift giving? Is it "I'll take eight," which is Dr. Zoiberg;s line? Here is something that will light up the Internet when your friends get it for Christmas! (Sorry, no puppets.)
  16. Friends. Some dependable, with the right work or action to brighten up your day. Then, there's the problem friend, who you might have known all your life, who has a challenging life. Do you have a "Roger" in your life?
  17. Did you ever wonder where the song, "Forever Autumn" came from? Here's a tale spun by Justin Hayward on this "Fall love song/lament."
  18. Submitted for your approval, a digital music player! You remember those, don't you, "iPod" and all that? "The Smartphone can do EVERYTHING, so why do I need this thing?" As one of the "Moan Family" puppets will say: Some things are better left Separate. (Yes, they're Back!) Find out what nefarious uses "Techmoan" puts to this Sega Saturn Edition, which will handle most of the disparate digital audio file formats on the Interweb. Did you know that Sony dares to celebrate Ye Olde Walkman? Enter if you dare...
  19. Features of SD-WAN Features of SD-WAN SD-WANs are still relatively new to the market but has revolutionized the enterprise computing environment completely. Traditional networks in enterprises today are comprised of legacy equipment that has lifespans of a decade before a tech refresh occurs. They are configured in such a way where there is little to no flexibility in how data traverses the network due to the limitation of switching of routing technology of this architecture. Over 80 percent of internet traffic is often backhauled because there is no mechanism in place for interruptions in service. The inflexible nature of the legacy architecture is no longer feasible to utilize in today’s more open environment.
  20. It is "sometime in the near future," and an astronomer has discovered a huge asteroid on course to hit planet Earth. "Armageddon"? Nope. "Deep Impact"? Nope. It's Lucasarts' "The Dig," where you and your team are headed into space to "nuke" the asteroid, now called "Atilla," out of existence. You arrive on the space rock and search for a spot to place the nuclear bomb. Suddenly, things go very hazy and you're...somewhere else. Welcome to "The Dig," a 1995 video game that will (would have) tested the "wits" of "Indiana Jones." Get out your tools, physical and intellectual, and take a fantastic journey through space and time!
  21. "Techmoan" hasn't posted a new/interesting video about decrepit, er, forgotten tech, so here's a look at the notorious Crosley Cruiser, reviled across the Interweb as the "four plays and it's destroyed!" portable record player. The American "seeker of overlooked tech," the equally famous "VWestlife," takes an in-depth look at ths "modern Fisher-Price record player." Is this a "groove lathe," spitting out vinyl shavings and turning "vintage/rare records" into "skeet targets"? Proceed at your own risk, you have nothing to lose but your "Audiophile" standing in the LP world...
  22. Turner Classic Movies ushers out September with a movie adaptation of a classic 1901 novel and the "bonnie and clyde"-like "Mrs. Soffel." (Roger Ebert's assessment of the "Warden's wife and the Death Row convict on the lam" film.) Given the choice between Judy Davis or Mel Gibson, presented for your approval, the tale of an Australian Outback teen caught between marriage or working as a maid. I don't remember seeing either movie, but the 1979 "My Brilliant Career" film was subjected to digital restoration to "bring back the color" of this "long ago" tale. If you don't mind the "swirling stars" background, here's "Sybylla Melvyn" telling her tale...
  23. As Summer slips away with Halloween is just around the corner, here's a simple love song to start your day...
  24. Submitted for your approval, a subtle torture device aimed at store staff, or "loungers" who spend more time than money in the shop.;) It's "Techmoan" again, showing off decrepit, er, "classic" electronics of the past, in this early (1960's?) tape cassette baclground music player from Rediffusion of Jersey. First appearing in 1957, this early "endless loop" tape player ran at 3.75 inches/second, resulting in frequent cassette changes at the business. Good news! The mighty "Techmoan Family Puppets" show up...in the middle of the video!? There's a "further developments" segment that runs after the main video, which would interest mainly tech geeks tracking the company, which started as a "wired speaker subscription radio program rebroadcaster" to non-electric-power homes in 1927 and faded out in the 1980's. It's definitely NOT your grand dad's 4- or 8-track tape player...
  25. This week's Turner Classic Movies featured movies from Hong Kong and The Philippines. The Hong Kong movie, "Days of Being Wild" (1990) is a series of tales revolving around a Lothario, his "mother," and the short time loves of the less-than-heroic protagonist. The Filipino movie, "Manila In The Claws of Light" (1975) is a classic worth your attention. The protagonist (a fisherman) has left his remote village in search of his beloved-from-childhood sweetheart who was taken by the rotund "Mrs. Cruz" to Manila for work and school. He hasn't heard from her in a long time, and roams the streets in search of her. He's a construction laborer by day, eking out a living at 2.50 Pesos a day, among saavy coworkers who are trying to keep afloat on meager pay. 1960's Manila is a grim place, but the characters are unforgettable. "Days of Being Wild" Trailer
  26. Yeah, he made a lot of great music. Huge loss.
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