Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Every Day's A Holiday, Every Night's A Party

So it seems as though my 36th birthday came and went a few months back, and we just happened to overlook it until now. Fortunately, Valery made accepting my encroaching middle age a little easier by distracting me with some pretty massive gifts. Of the four paperbacks pictured above, Surf Broad is the undisputed wave hog, but Gene Bilbrew's idiosyncratic musculature renders 'em all welcome additions to the stacks.

We'd spotted a copy of this record on the wall at Academy Records (Brooklyn location) a few years ago, and we'd kept an eye out for it ever since. After some tense negotiations, Valery was able to pry it off of an online dealer. The question remains, however: who were the Moon-A-Tiks? Precursors to McDonalds' Fry Guys

I'd nearly given up on finding one of these, due to the difficulties present when searching for an op art paperweight featuring some floating eyeballs. We still have no information as to who designed or manufactured this disembodied head (encased in lucite)anyone with additional details is encouraged to let us know!

Of course, many thanks to my beautiful wife, again, for making this year's birthday—and this year in general—so exceptionally memorable!


jettiki said...

That’s a strange Moon-A-Tikis lp and I’m dying to know what it sounds like. I’m hoping it’s a fusion between Martin Denny and that Perry & Kingsley’s The In Sound From Way Out, but I have a suspicion that it might be part of the Alvin & The Chipmunks cash in genre where the vocals are speeded up like the Martian Hop by The Ran-Dells, do tell.

Gonked, Glooked and Slurped! said...

Unfortunately, it's no Astro-Sounds From Beyond the Year 2000; it's mostly dialogue, but there are a few musical numbers accompanied by some space chimpunks. We weren't able to make it through the entire thing.

jettiki said...

Thanks, I'll just file it away with Les Baxter's Space Escapades in the great covers so so music pile.