Here We Go Again

…a 3 page cartoon that you are going to be drip fed over three days…Scan 288

 

…more tomorrow.

 

 

…(and here is a link to the last time Yoof & Arty found a licence to drive a bus in their cereal…

 

https://boredinarecordshop.wordpress.com/2013/03/02/on-the-buses/

 

….mmm, irritable bowel).

Trip To Marineville

…aaah, the seventies…

…when it was ok to keep seals in your back yard…

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….mainly for the eggs….

….and sometimes in colour….

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…formal dress optional…

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…and, I’m sorry sir, this is a non -smoking good time….

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….aaah, simpler times when we all lived on a mystical island in the middle of a kid’s paddle boat pond…

 

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….(found these in a record sleeve…holiday snaps from Napier’s Marine land in New Zealand…circa 1972…read this article once about a second hand record dealer that found all sorts of cool stuff in record sleeves…like money, joints and tabs of LSD….all I get is pictures of seals….

 

 

…F.Y.I…photographs from the 70s taste of old cardboard & don’t even make you a little bit dizzy).

Of Low Moral Standard

…and no educational value…Scan 274

 

…can’t say I didn’t warn you.

 

…(I’m pretty sure I stole this “concept” from Skip Williamson…but google is trying to convince me it was Kim Deitch…ha!…at least I can kinda claim I can’t remember seeing the idea before!).

Oink Oink I Smell Bacon

…as my good friend Dee often quotes her good friend Genevieve as having said…

…not that has any thing to do with this cartoon from 1987, I’m just saying…

 

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…hurry, whilst stocks last.

 

…(I encountered “belt-pets” for the first time not so long ago….and thought the should be able to squish & drool back….).

The Missing Episode After The Lost Episode

…for context, go here first….

https://boredinarecordshop.wordpress.com/2014/03/25/the-lost-episode/

…and then read this…

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…there, that finishes that story arc…unless I find another bit in the sketch book that is so badly rendered (like the notes for this one) that it takes ages to figure out that it’s actually an idea, not a scribbly mess, let alone a continuation of anything previously written…

..oh, and if you don’t understand the Mars Attacks reference…

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…go to Amazon (or your book seller of preference) and treat yourself to a copy of the book I’m clutching in the photo above…

…it’s a gem.

Another One

…and thankfully the last…Scan 280

 

…the conversation that spawned this and the other road-worker/Abba mash-up hit upon only 2 Abba tunes that this character will work with….

…and I’m sure that you’ll agree that if you come up with any others that we may have missed you’ll keep them to yourself so as not further encourage this sort of behaviour.

This Is Why You Should Look At Everything

…when you are going thru cheapies bins and charity/good-will shop vinyl accumulations…

…NZ has a plethora of these generic covers (from the EMI factory I think)…they mainly contain church choir/organ recitalist or school group/amateur dramatic society musical productions…

…but every once in awhile, if you are concentrating on what is in your hands…IMG_0987 IMG_0988

…and at this point I’ll recommend you click on the next 2 images and enlarge the text so you can read them clearly and in their entirety…

…(it helps to read them with a 50’s radio announcer explains-how-it-is type voice in your head)…

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…wow…hope the folk that composed those “wise” words aren’t still in charge of our less able to cope ….

..the playing (acoustic guitar) is competent and the low points of the singing are more memorable than the passing-fair bits….

…sorta Daniel Johnstone meets the Shags…and heading steadily down hill from there…

…and we (that means you guys as well) are unlikely to ever see another copy…

…mmm ….rare grooves.

…(love my job).

Where Have All The Abba Albums Gone

…don’t ask me how the stop/go guy suddenly became the reason that I can’t secure good quality Abba albums for the shop…the conversation that evening was just working that way, alright?…

…supposedly it’s what’s going thru their heads when they are standing there trying to decide wether you are deserved of passing thru whatever obstruction they are there to guard the gate of….Scan 261

 

…no, I never worry about my mental state, that’s for you, dear reader, and the authorities to lose sleep over.

The Trouble With Composing An Explanation In Your Head

…is that by the time you come to type it, it’s bloody well disappeared…

…I really need my internal monologue to become more external and involve a shit-load more pencil action…

…something something something, that yeh/nah thing that Kiwis do when you ask them to answer a yes/no question, something something something, possible origins, something something something…Scan 260

 

…you’ll figure it out and get back to me….won’t you?