ShoeZeum Guided Tour: 2,000 Pairs in 11 Minutes
Eight albums reworked by Johnny Marr and Rhino UK and packaged together for the first time:
The collection includes all four of the band’s studio albums – ‘The Smiths’ (1984), ‘Meat Is Murder’ (1985), ‘The Queen Is Dead’ (1986), ‘Strangeways, Here We Come’ (1987) and their sole live album ‘Rank’ (1988) as well as firm fan favourite compilations ‘Hatful Of Hollow’ (1984), ‘The World Won’t Listen’ (1987) and ‘Louder Than Bombs’ (1987). Each has been taken back to original tape sources and remastered by Johnny Marr and Frank Arkwright at the world famous Metropolis Studios in London.
Twice a year the Visiting Nurses of NJ has a rummage sale, one is this weekend. You can find bikes, furniture, books, clothing, etc.. A few years ago, I picked up a Mongoose BMX bike for $30.00 and a Schwinn 3-speed for $25.00. It’s worth the drive.
Vintage Mongoose is a site dedicated to the visual history of Mongoose.
Oddities is a collector show that premiered on the Science Channel back in December. It’s always reassuring to know that there are people weirder than you.
They don’t make them like this anymore…Christmas in the Stars features R2D2, C3PO and a young Jon Bon Jovi. You can also click here to hear a Christmas classic What do you get a wookie for christmas (When he already owns a comb). Check out C3P0 AND R2D2, SLEIGH RIDE after the jump.
Early Tron figures are making their way to Ebay, and word has it Olivia Wilde did not approve the licensing of her face, so her character Quorra comes with a permanent helmet. Read more about it here, did you know Christian Bale did the same for Terminator Salvation…?
An Apple-1 computer is up for auction November 23rd at Christies in London. The estimate? A stylish $160,000.
“Introduced in July 1976, the Apple-1 was sold without a casing, power supply, keyboard or monitor. However, because the motherboard was completely pre-assembled, it represented a major step forward in comparison with the competing self-assembly kits of the day. Priced at $666.66, the first Apple-1s were despatched from the garage of Steve Jobs’ parents’ house – the return address on the original packaging present here. It is not clear how many Apple-1s were sold, but by April 1977 the price was dropped to $475, and it continued to be sold through August 1977, despite the introduction of the Apple II in April 1977 (a major advance with integrated keyboard, sound, a plastic case, and eight internal expansion slots). It was officially discontinued by October 1977. A SUPERB EXAMPLE with the original packaging, manuals, cassette interface and basic tape, early documentation and provenance, and a COMMERCIALLY RARE LETTER FROM STEVE JOBS.”