1969…

Kiwi 7" LPs, 1969Music for creative dance, Music & Movement [records 1 & 2]
Kiwi, made in Australia and NZ, 1969

The graphics of covers and packaging get me in as much as the purpose of the object- I absolutely love the images, colours and fonts of these three Kiwi 7” records.

That poor girl- pictured on the front of Music for Creative Dance- how did she survive the playground after the record came out? Is she still tormented from being pictured thus? And how did the Norman Gadd Ensemble allow it to happen?

Review with me the titles of the dance movements:

side 1:
Writhing
Pushing & Pulling
Gliding
Dream

side 2:
Slashing
Flicking
Wringing
Stretching & Curling
Happiness.

Doesn’t it bring it all back? Those horrific music lessons “Now, sway like a tree”; never mind that in Australia ‘slashing’ is common parlance for something not terribly demonstrable in a music lesson.

But perhaps that is better than Music & Movement, record 1:

side 1:
Walk
Walk
Run
Run
Bavarian Peasant Dance

…..[seems a bit of a ‘leap’ from walking & running to performing a Bavarian Peasant Dance]

side 2:
Slow walk
Slow walk
Waltz
Skip
Frozen Terror – A gradual build-up to a frightening climax

…..[again- not sure of the progression, but perhaps after the slow walks, the waltz and the skipping you are relieved to be able to model ‘frozen terror’, being code for please god let this be over.]

All three records are ‘new’; never been used [such a shame, really.] Buy them for the music; buy them for the graphics; buy them to get them out of music teacher’s hands…the three LPs are for sale: $AUD30

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1969 ~ space lines

Space Lines gameSpace lines game
Invicta, made in England 1969

Space Lines is “the 3D game of the future.” It’s fresh out of its box- never been used. This game [object: get 4 counters in a row in either two or three! yes!! three! dimensions] went on to inform early arcade and video games, and now you can play it on Facebook! Yup, that’s a game of the future alright.

The instructions are included and come in seven languages – I guess they didn’t count on the modern universality of language back in 1969. This game is for 2 or 3 players…although….I kinda think it looks fantastic as a sculptural piece. Albeit a sculptural piece of the…FUTURE!

This game is for sale: $AUD55

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