Do you remember “My Name Is Norman Bates” by Landscape?


The UK band Landscape started in the 70’s with pop, punk, jazz influencing their classically played instruments before finding electronica, synths, and digitally created sounds.

This the 1981 song ‘My Name Is Norman Bates’ and if you have a spare 5 mins there are a lot worse ways to be spending them. This song is from the album: From the Tea-Rooms of Mars to the Hell Holes of Uranus

Vangelis – Bacchanale

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” – Victor Hugo

The moniker of musician/composer Vangelis, may not be a name you recognize but you have definitely heard his music and you have definitely enjoyed his work.

Among other (what are regarded to be all time classic) works he has done as a solo artist and within bands (such as Aphrodite’s child) you will note that he not only scored Chariots of Fire but also Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner.

Now here for your auditory pleasure one of my favorite Vangelis pieces – Bacchanale
bac·cha·nal [n. bah-kuh-nahl, bak-uh-nal, bak-uh-nl; adj. bak-uh-nl]
1. a follower of Bacchus.
2. a drunken reveler.
3. an occasion of drunken revelry; orgy; bacchanalia.

Disneyland Resort’s ElecTRONica

I’m not in a position to visit Disneyland to see this wonderful celebration of next week’s Tron Legacy but if any of our loyal readers are…leave some comments…and if you happen to have a a Flynn’s arcade token or two from this event…get in touch with me.

I do have something of a special announcement come next Tuesday, but let us wait until then to reveal it.

Disney’s D23 Armchair Archivisits: Tron

Can you feel that excitement in the air? That is the retro juggernaut Tron Legacy coming to us in two more weeks! The D23 YouTube channel has brought a new and all Tron specific episode. Watch the video below to see some really amazing things from the Disney Archives!

A big thanks to the Retroist for sending me the link. That Electronica event looks amazing, just to be able to play the classic arcade games again would be satisfying enough!