Parrish did other stuff too.
Some of his early black & white stuff was stunning.
Maxfield Parrish's illustration for A Hill Prayer by Mirian Warner Wildman
Century Magazine, December, 1899.
the man with the pink cadillac
That'd be this thing: Toy Love at Albert Park, 1979 - Photo By Sara Leigh Lewis. Might even be the nervous owner with his back to the camera, though if you park right in front of the stage people will dance on your pride & joy, no? Chris kind of set the tone by prancing across the top of the thing to take the stage, attired in his interesting tunic which I seem to recall was inspired by Mick Jagger's Concert in Hyde Park costume.
From memory it was a '61 Chevy Impala that had been a prize in a radio station contest, where it was touted as an Elvis memorial car. Sprayed pink with signwritten musical notes down both sides, set off with little stick-on guitars cut from that shiny laser etched stuff. The guy who bought it from the lucky prizewinner was a fixture at Toy Love gigs prior to their leaving for Australia.
if the Dudes were there
Hazy on that one. ;)) can I claim senility yet?
Who knows? Perhaps you were present at the last two Toy Love gigs at the Windsor Castle. Perhaps that was you who, in a burst of late punk exuberance, sprang from the dance floor to grasp the rim of one of those bloody great wagon wheels suspended by chains from the ceiling, each with three glass faux-baronial flaming torches, and brought the whole thing down with, amazingly, no discernible injury to anyone.
By the time the security guy did his rounds asking "Juicy who pulled that light down?" you'd vanished, only there you were again on the following and final night, pants held up by the same distinctive rainbow-striped braces, pogoing wildly beneath the two surviving light fixtures. Or perhaps it wasn't you, I guess we'll never know now.
Like Henry Higgins in London, one could in theory identify their location in NZ by listening to the warblers.
Probably more than theory. The late Graham Pizzey's wonderful A Field Guide to the Birds of Australia has occasional passages describing the regional variations of bird vocalisings. The page on magpies is particularly detailed.
Here is the Story segment, for everyone’s reference. I recommend having something handy for wiping off Garner’s saliva.
Looks like a thin knockoff of NickyNik (there's also a NSFW version of this).
A performance at a Snakestudio bash was one highlight I remember.
1980. That was Toy Love, The Enemy were history by the time of that event. Chris even cut himself, which I guess was a bonus, though Alec had to take a little break when he mistook a stray drop of blood for his own
Que? Weetabix packaging is all yellow and light blue...
Weet-bix surely - the seventh day adventists and all that..
Seven-day adventurers, as the mum of one of my childhood friends called them. Being deaf and functionally illiterate, she had some interesting takes on a number of things.
Weet-Bix predates Weetabix. Invented in Australia in the 1920s, it spread to NZ and South Africa before spawning its UK offspring.
Given the protected nature of Western arms manufacturers, it's unlikely that NATO countries would want to go elsewhere.
Understood. While there are other online accounts of Czechoslovakian cold war era NATO calibre ammunition surfacing, some with detailed info on precisely which factory in the former CSSR produced it, I have to concede that there's no hard evidence that the main supply came from the Eastern bloc. Back when the claim was first made, it was in the context that presumably kosher suppliers were profiting from outsourcing to cheap manufacturers.
Do you have any reference for that assertion?
NATO's Czech ammunition? Both John Pilger and Helen Caldecott raised the issue back in the day. Here's an example of someone stumbling across a stash from the late 60s.
In retrospect there seems to have been far more trade with the Eastern Bloc than was apparent at the time. For example, Ceaucescu's Romania had a thriving light aircraft industry right through the 70s and 80s producing competitively priced components for the West, though none of it seems to have been overtly military.
It's still the grand adventure and the cold war continuing to play itself out...
After the shooting down of Korean Airlines flight 007 in 1983 Aeroflot was banned from flying into the US, with the situation to be reviewed after twelve months. Three months later, when the furore had faded, flights quietly resumed.
While the scenario of a Soviet invasion of Western Europe was played up throughout the Reagan-Thatcher era, no-one ever refuted the claim that NATO held around an eight day stockpile of small arms ammunition, the manufacturer of which just happened to be Czechoslovakia. Business as usual was never quite what we were led to believe.