Sunday, July 27, 2008

Radio Station License Plates

Here's a collection of license plates from some Nashville radio stations of the 1970s. Click any image to enlarge, and if you have any of these to show, post a link in the comments section.

WLAC -AM was still top 40 when this came out.

WSM-AM was news/talk all day and country at night, including the Grand Ole Opry Saturday nights.

SM95 was WSM-FM, soft pop and west coast rock.

Here's a bonus plate, the Exit/In, Nashville's hip spot for every kind of music in the 70s. Among the acts I saw there were Barefoot Jerry, Harry Chapin, Jan Hammer, and Stanley Turrentine.

If you want to see more souvenirs of Nashville radio in the past, check out the NashRadio group on Yahoo.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Amiga Point of Sale Video Clip

Here's a clip from an Amiga Computer point-of-sale laserdisc from around 1990. The Amiga was one of the best of the early computers, capable of multi-tasking, animation, video editing, and more, all starting in 1985! Click below to watch.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

100th Blog Post

You know, I was hoping for a classy 100th post to this blog:

Thanks for the warning. There are some things man was not meant to know.

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Martin Mull's "Serial" is on DVD

One of the greatest movies ever is out on DVD, "Serial" from 1980 with Martin Mull, Tuesday Weld, Bill Macy, Sally Kellerman, Peter Bonerz, Tommy Smothers, and Christopher Lee, among others. Here's the original VHS cover, click to enlarge:

Martin is a family guy named Harv in Marin County, California facing all of the trends of the 70s at once: a newly liberated wife, bratty kid, drugs, free love and macrobiotic lifestyles. All of his friends react in different ways, but Harv doesn't really freak out until his daughter is swept up by a religious cult.

That's about all the plot, but the characters are enough to keep anyone interested. Highly recommended, click the link below to buy at

Click here to hear Michael Johnson sing the title song of the movie, "It's A Changing World".

Friday, July 04, 2008

Transistorize Your iPod Video

You might remember one of the earliest entries on this site, "Transistorize Your iPod". Well, I sold the rights to publish it to Make Magazine, and an entire article appeared in Make Magazine Issue 13.

Now they've redone the whole thing as a video! Click below on the window, or if that doesn't work, click here to watch.

Transistorize Your IPod! - More amazing videos are a click away

Again, I think Apple should put this out soon.

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Awesome Traeger Grills for Fourth of July

This is the ultimate grill for the Fourth of July. What's more American than cooking your pig in a pig? Or your steer in a steer? Thanks to Traeger Grills, my dreams have come true!

If you missed the earlier post on Animal Fast Food Spokesmen, go look at it first. Then you'll realize that now you can get that animal approval for anything you grill at home.

Click for larger pics.

Here's the Lil' Pig grill from their catalog. These are pellet grills, they plug in and use electric heaters to burn compressed sawdust pellets.

And the Longhorn Steer for your steaks and filets.

I went to my local Traeger dealer to see the Lil' Pig in action.

Looks even better in person.

Curly tail is a nice touch.
Front view.
And the money shot, inside the cooking area. I'm saving up for mine starting now.