Showing posts from August, 2020

SFF Music Video of the Week - #55

Let's look in again at those masters of Electroswing, Caravan Palace, and see what they can do with a flying saucer invasion... 

Non alcoholic Cocktails #5

 CC-KCOk, this one is a bit more involved, but you can do some of the prep even months in advance.Ingredients:
1 cup crushed ice
2 shots Non-alcoholic Gin (e.g. Lyre's London Dry or Clovendoe Seed)
2 shots Cumquat (or Kumquat if you prefer) cordial
Soda water
1 Kumquat (or Cumquat) cut into thin seedless slicesMethod:
Place all except the sliced fruit and the soda in a shaker, and shake well.
Pour (do not strain) into margarita glasses, top with soda and garnish with (C|K)umquat slices.Now, what about the cordial? You're not going to find it in a store, so you'll need to make it yourself.Finding a suitable fruit tree is the very first step - you may have one, or know someone who does. The recipe below is from here: Cordial

1.5kg sugar
4 cups boiling water
500g kumquats
1 tablespoon (rounded) citric acid

Place the sugar, water and acid in a large bowl and stir until the sugar is dissolved.…

SFF Music Video of the Week - #54

Getting things back on track, let's go for animated embroidery. Yep. You read that right. And SFF themed, with a roll-call of monsters.Be amazed by the 2018 track "Lake Monsters of the USA" by the inimitable They Might Be Giants, from "I l Like Fun". 

SFF Music Video of the Week - #53

Let's kick off the new year (almost a week late, but, hey...) with a track that is so 80's it hurts. Here is 1983's "Human Touch" by Rick Springfield. Complete with shoulder pads, silver suits, named computers, alien sax players, and more. Pity we did not get any of that for 2016. (And if the embed fails, try popping it out to youtube.)

Do not use real quokkas.


SFF Music Video of the Week - #52

Well, this brings us to a full year of videos, with 52 posts. I think I have covered everything from the 70s to the present day, and I have much more to come. There some real downers I have not shared yet, but they can wait until after The 19. For now, I am going to try to be a little more upbeat, so get ready for some fun.

What does this anniversary bear? A track from the 80's, and one of the iconic SF-themed videos from the era.

An human-looking alien, trapped on Earth, and slowly losing control of his powers, finally gets a message from space. Now all he has to do is get away from the humans who are now becoming obsessed with him.

Featuring what was, for the time, cutting-edge special effects for a music video, this track carried the singer to stardom.

Here is Nik Kershaw performing in "Wouldn't It Be Good" from 1984.