Thursday, December 20, 2012

the Midnight Special - Disco Inferno : the Trammps

The Trammps was an American disco band, who were based in Philadelphia and were one of the first disco bands. The band's first major success was with their 1972 cover version of "Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart". The first disco track they released was "Love Epidemic" in 1973. However, they are best known for their 1976 Grammy winning song, "Disco Inferno". The music journalist, Ron Wynn, noted "the Trammps' prowess can't be measured by chart popularity; Ellis' booming, joyous vocals brilliantly championed the celebratory fervor and atmosphere that made disco both loved and hated among music fans."

I watched this show a lot growing up, Friday nights at 1 am.
Sure geeks woke up early on Saturday mornings to see American Bandstand. 
The cool stuff was on the night before though 
on the Midnight Special !!

The Midnight Special is an American late-night musical variety series that aired on NBC during the 1970s and early 1980s, created and produced by Burt Sugarman. It premiered as a special on August 19, 1972, then began its run as a regular series on February 2, 1973; its last episode was on May 1, 1981. The ninety-minute program followed the Friday night edition of The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
The show typically featured guest hosts, except for a period from July 1975 through March 1976 when singer Helen Reddy served as the regular host. Wolfman Jack served as the announcer and frequent guest host. The program's theme song, a traditional folk song called "Midnight Special", was performed by Johnny Rivers.
The Midnight Special was noted for featuring musical acts performing live, which was unusual since most television appearances during the era showed performers lip-synching to prerecorded music. The series also occasionally aired vintage footage of older acts (such as Bill Haley & His Comets). As the program neared the end of its run in the early 1980s, it began to frequently use lip-synched performances rather than live. The program also featured occasional comedic performances such as Richard Pryor and Andy Kaufman.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Cosplay Peeps - Wild Wild Wednesday

Funko NEWS - Funkotronics Batman Lamp

Vinyl NEWS - Marshall's New Mini Size

Following the adage that smaller=cuter, we’ve teamed up with Squibbles Ink and taken the popular Marshall character by 64 Colors and created a new, tinier version:Mini Marshall! Standing just over 2 inches tall, Mini Marshall has a much smaller footprint than his older sibling. To kick off the Mini Marshall line we’re coming out of the gates with a new design by 64 Colors just in time to celebrate winter and all things snowy, Abominable Marshall!
The first 500 piece limited edition Abominable Mini Marshall (plans are to do several color variants, fyi) will be available to purchase Thursday, December 20 at 11am Central Time for $7.95 each here.

* this article stolen from the Rotofugi site.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Funko Collection Update - Funny Face Hand Painted Protos

So I got a package today .. thinking it was from my Secret Santa ..
Then I saw the address on the package ..
it was from my friend Carol (ShoMeNodder) 
from the Funatics Boards. 

As I read the card tears welled up ..
I knew what she did ..

I'm not a big Proto collector ..
and I was so happy when she got these from Todd .. 
knowing they wouldn't land in flippers hand .. 
then off to eBay !!
I was in shock !!
the Boys
(my original namesakes)

thank you .. Thank You .. THANK YOU Carol !!!
You are a GREAT friend .. and I love you to pieces !!