Kiddie Records

I can’t believe its taken me this long to get onto these. I’m obviously retarded. Now, addicted and retarded.

Kiddie Records Weekly began in 2005 as a one year project devoted to the golden age of children’s records. This period spanned the mid forties through to the early fifties and produced a wealth of all-time classics. Many of these recordings were extravagant Hollywood productions on major record labels and featured big time celebrities and composers.

Over the years, these forgotten treasures slipped off the radar and it has been their mission to give them a new lease on life by sharing them with today’s generation of online listeners. Each week throughout the year they add a new recording. With a break in 2008, returning in 2009 for one final year.

You can download all the recordings and the associated artwork. Douglas Fairbanks Jr narrating Prince Valiant and the Outlaws anyone? Or to make it easy on your self, you can order everything on CD or even, for the technophobes, order recordings as Audio CDs. What a fabulous way to drown out the plumbers. I’m in streaming heaven!

My builder’s wife ………

Our builder is an admirable man but one of the best things about him is his wife, Jody Bell. And come to think of it I’m not sure if she’s technically his wife but either way she’s definitely his better-half.

She makes fabulous bathers incorporating modern fabrics with old-time figure-friendly features such as boy-legs, halter necks and bottom-diminishing frills. I’ve been coveting a pair for ages and am finally getting around to it. This has led to the discovery that she will be at the Skirt and Shirt Market this Sunday at Abbotsford Convent, with a Bathers and Hat stall.

Whats not to love about matching hat and bathers?

Bathers come in all colours but mostly black, in sizes from incy-wincy to Boom Bah. She swears you’ll never need to wax again and they won’t turn your boobs into pancakes. Prices range from $70-$90 and best of all she has a change room you can swing a cat in with a mirror on the inside. The inside.

Hats are all sizes but mostly large and very spotty which is often just as a hat should be.

The Skirt and Shirt Market this Sunday is at Abbotsford Convent, 1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford, next to the Collingwood Childrens Farm from 10am till 4pm and again on Sunday 29th nov.

Jody Bell - Bathers and Hats

Jam

The Flipster has been going to the free MSO Jam’s at The BMW Edge,Federation Square. He took his little flute the first few times but has always ened up in the percussion group. I guess they figure even the very young can hit a drum. Some session’s were very structured and a bit tedious for the kids his age. The last session was his favourite. The Dutchman said the guy running it was fantastic. Just the fact the The Flipster agreed to sit in the middle on the big drum is testament to how comfortable he must have been feeling. He usually professes to being a “bit shy”.

MSO Jam