Sunday, 9 November 2008

The Crusaders - Street Life (1979)

Stunning performance.

Keith Moon's taste in iconic properties

From The Who Location Guide:

"Keith Moon's house "Tara" began life at the hands of Peter Collinson, the film director responsible for Up The Junction and The Italian Job. Collinson owned the original property that graced the site, but having been refused planning permission to extend it, demolished it. In its place he built "Tara".

Named after his son, the house was was a strangely cuboidal and pyramidical construction, packed with all manner of futuristic labour-saving gadgetry.

Collinson put the house up for sale after deciding to emigrate to the USA. Moon purchased it from him in 1971 for £65,000."

And some pictures of Moon's Malibu Beach house here.

Thursday, 30 October 2008

Across 110th street

Impressive trailer for this period piece of a blaxploitation movie.

Sunday, 12 October 2008

Where were you when the lights went out?

See here on more parallels between the economic woes of today and the 1970s.

Sunday, 29 June 2008

Heading for the Exit Lane

Here's a very thoughtful article (together with some thoughtful responses) about the parallels between the stagflation of the 1970s and today's economic woes.

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Deschooling Society

Here's an excerpt from Ivan Illich's Deschooling Society, as interpreted by the Pinky Show. Prescient.

The museum of macroeconomic anxiety

In honour of our readers from the hedge fund world, we offer some resources for exploring the economic landscape of the 1970s in relation to present day dilemmas. Commentary to follow.

1. Inflation - both in labour costs and in raw materials

2. Protectionism

3. Energy crisis

4. Environmentalism

5. Consumerism

6. Automation and new technology restructuring the workplace

7. Globalisation

8. Stagflation

For a vivid saccount of the atmosphere on Wall Street of the time, pre Gordon Gekko, we recommend The Money Game by 'Adam Smith' - thanks to the macro trader for the tip.

Monday, 28 April 2008

Saturday, 22 March 2008


A great album of logotypes from a mid-1970s textbook - World of Logotypes

Friday, 15 February 2008

Wallpaper from the '70s

Here's an interesting online shop where you can buy rolls of great 1970s wallpaper designs.

Tuesday, 5 February 2008

Thursday, 31 January 2008

The economic story of 2007

Interesting blog post here:

"The economic story of 2007 isn't Facebook being worth $15bn, its not the subprime mess and the resulting credit crunch, its not the fact that the US economy seems eerily similar to where we were in 1975."