Tuesday, July 20, 2010

A Capella

Civilization without instrumentalities? That would be the Four Preps. They wrote the immortal Santa Catalina:
Twenty- six miles across the sea
Santa catalina is a-waitin' for me
Santa catalina, the island of romance, romance, romance, romance
Water all around it everywhereTropical trees and the salty air
But for me the thing that's a-waitin' there-romance

The Four Preps also appeared in Gidget and one of them wrote Cobb wrote the song "Tainted Love" for Gloria Jones, which became a worldwide hit for Soft Cell in 1982. (Source: Wikipedia).

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Gottlieb's Shoe Repair

Everyone has been commenting about their favorite pinball machines. Captain Fantastic, Card Shark, Bathos and Pathos, and Spot 'Em!. My favorite, as you know, is Gottlieb's Shoe Repair.