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Ads and concert promos from the late 60s

I'm trying to rebuild a now defunct internet radio station called "Technicolor Web Of Sound". One of the great things about TWOS was that in addition to playing psychedelic music from the late 60s was that it also played advertisements and concert promotions from that era: http://web.archive.org/​web/20110926052525/​http://​www.techwebsound.com​/playlist.cfm?​promos=yes. These audio clips made the station sound very authentic. However, finding these audio clips is proving difficult. Does anyone know where I might start to track down these clips? [more inside]
posted by tomargue on May 21, 2014 - 6 answers

dress me for my wedding - where can I find this suit?

I want to get married looking like this. Where can I find this suit, or one like it, in a size 16? Thanks! I am in the UK.
posted by Mistress on May 8, 2014 - 12 answers

I want to know more about '60s-'70s concert poster design.

Please educate me about 1960s-1970s concert poster design. Specifically, the style with black printing over a vibrant gradient, like these. [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt on Apr 24, 2014 - 14 answers

Strange And Unusual Gin Drinks?

I want to write about obscure and little known gin cocktails, ideally ones with fun stories attached or a vintage pedigree . What are your favorite obscure gin cocktails? The more outlandish and exotic the better.
posted by The Whelk on Apr 4, 2014 - 44 answers

Do you like internet shoe hunts?

These Indigo by Clark's Plush Sateen in Black [size 8 Medium!] are the black shoes I keep at work at all times. I have a few pairs of black and brown under my desk, but these shoes are perfect. So so comfortable. Go with skirts, skirt suits, pants, anything. Nondescript, but classy. And I've killed them. I need new ones. I have boring normal feet-this shouldn't be so hard. [more inside]
posted by atomicstone on Mar 25, 2014 - 21 answers

Looking for an awesome wedding present involving preparation of cheese

My dear friend got married late last year and I'm a little behind on sending him and his new wife a wedding present. I'd like to find them something ~$50, related to cheese (like a cheese smoker or a really cool cutting board—they love cheese and will be opening a small cheese shop soon). I'm having a very hard time finding such a thing. They also like vintage, retro, rockabilly, steampunk and the like. They are in California and I am in England; sending them something from the US would be preferable but if there's something uniquely British here and not too much cost to ship I could manage that too. Any ideas for specific items to purchase would be most welcome, thanks!
posted by iamkimiam on Feb 19, 2014 - 15 answers

Looking for a working Bakelite radio in the U.S

Aside from the standard stops ( etsy, eBay, etc ) where should I be looking to find a breadbox-sized, working radio from the 1930s-40s? Ideally Bakelite but not a deal breaker. Ideally shipping from the U.S? A period shell over modern electronics/cords is fine.
posted by The Whelk on Nov 28, 2013 - 8 answers

Help me find these old Mac software and clip art

Please help me find 68k Mac software "Solids" and some isometric 3/4 view clipart... (details in the "inside"...) [more inside]
posted by BleuLlama on Nov 5, 2013 - 3 answers

What should I name my business?

So, I have a bunch of product prototypes, packaging, access to a great web/graphic designer and a few months of mostly-free time to get my little skincare business off the ground. Unfortunately, I don't know what this business is called. [more inside]
posted by jaynewould on Aug 29, 2013 - 19 answers

Looking for an emulator for the Casio CFX *color* series

I'd like a PC emulator for the Casio CFX-9800G 3-color graphic calculator. Is there one? Where can I get it? [more inside]
posted by richb on Aug 27, 2013 - 1 answer

What is that retro music video of a russian man going to outer space?

I can remember the man had a mustache and long brown hair, maybe sunglasses. Very robotic voice. Playing the keyboard and singing about going into space. Trying to be quite serious but obviously a very silly act. At some point he counts down dramatically and then the woman starts singing. Terrible green screening with some hilariously bad video delaying. VHS quality. I've been trying to find this for ages! Sound familiar?
posted by supyo on Jun 14, 2013 - 4 answers

What was I playing on?

Okay, back in the day, I got a hand-me-down "console" of sorts. This was the early 1990's, the console looked like a computer, white metal box that was as thick as an old desktop, but had a cartridge slot (top, right) as well as a tape cartridge on the front left. The controller had a joystick and a 12 button keypad (1-9, 0, *, #). I've tried researching old consoles to see what it might have been, but I guess I can't Google right because I've never found it. What might I have been playing on?
posted by deezil on Jun 7, 2013 - 9 answers

Funky, unusual, cheap accommodation in LA

We're going to do a couple days in Los Angeles for a mini honeymoon next Thur/Fri nights. Want to see the Getty Museum, Olvera Street and maybe some Hollywood. Looking for someplace cool and unusual to stay - we like retro, art deco, mid century, kitschy, cheesy stuff. Clean, basic, bedbug free, a fridge in the room would be nice. Suggestions? Thank you!
posted by Josephine Macaulay on Jun 7, 2013 - 14 answers

PC gaming veteran, returning to creating Rollercoasters & Civilizations

I used to play a lot of PC games, but in the past 10 years moved towards console gaming. I realise I've missed a whole era of games that only really work with a mouse and keyboard. My absolute favourites were creative, engaging, long play games, such as Rollercoaster Tycoon and Civilization. I never really played to win. I played for creative ends. The best times I had playing Rollercoaster Tycoon was in sandbox mode the only limits being my imagination. Those were the days. What (PC) games offer the equivalent of this now? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Mar 26, 2013 - 15 answers

Where can I get a classic Mac desktop theme for my new MacBook Air?

I recently got a new MacBook Air and I love it. Sometimes, however, I'm struck by an overwhelming sense of nostalgia for the Apple II I had as a child. Are there classic Mac desktop themes that I can download to rock my Air old skool style?
posted by Avenger on Feb 21, 2013 - 4 answers

Old dos gold mining game

I'm trying to remember an old gold mining video game (probably mid to late 80s). I think it was dos. It was similar to Miner VGA, but after playing that a few times it was definitely not that game. [more inside]
posted by fimbulvetr on Feb 17, 2013 - 7 answers

Where should I get chairs reupholstered in Seattle?

Where should I get chairs reupholstered in Seattle? [more inside]
posted by Blue Jello Elf on Dec 12, 2012 - 4 answers

We're having some trouble picking a name for our vintage clothing business; lend a hand!

Help us name our vintage clothing business! [more inside]
posted by faeuboulanger on Dec 9, 2012 - 23 answers

Looking to buy or make a fighting octopus kite

I'm looking to buy or make an octopus kite, in the stunt/fighting style, like my wife had as a kid in the late 1980s to early 1990s, but haven't had any luck finding such a kite online. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on Sep 25, 2012 - 2 answers

Find me a clock

I am looking for a neat-looking clock. [more inside]
posted by bq on Sep 21, 2012 - 10 answers

Vintage-inspired on a budget.

Who sells non-costumey retro dresses for reasonable prices? I dig '50s style dresses in particular, and have a hard time finding them aside from ModCloth. [more inside]
posted by jorlyfish on Sep 11, 2012 - 23 answers

Name that blog

Starting a blog that shares snippets of advice from old books. Help us name it, please. [more inside]
posted by MsMolly on Aug 22, 2012 - 26 answers

What Font is this?

Does anyone know what the font (or close to this) is used in this illustration? Ive searched retro script fonts but with no luck...
posted by soymilk on Aug 4, 2012 - 3 answers

Help searching for old PC and Playstation 1 games? Probably about early to mid 90's

Help searching for old PC and Playstation 1 games? Probably about early to mid 90's [more inside]
posted by LittleNami on Jul 29, 2012 - 10 answers

Searching for a unique retro website design.

FauxRetroFilter: Help me remember an entirely ASCII dynamic website. [more inside]
posted by ropeladder on Jul 28, 2012 - 6 answers

What is the Folk Web?

I'm looking for 'Folk' Web Cultures. I am thinking of the recent take-down of Geocities, which seemed to refresh people's love of the naff, kitsch aesthetic it was famous for, as a prime example. What are some other folk cultures still lingering in the dark corners of the web? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Apr 4, 2012 - 11 answers

You know Robot Unicorn Attack? Like that!

Is there a name for the kind of aesthetic you find in Sailor Moon, the Sixth Doctor's TV intro, and Robot Unicorn Attack? What's the history of the whole magical-sparkles-in-space thing, and where can I find more of it? [more inside]
posted by PhoBWanKenobi on Feb 23, 2012 - 13 answers

What was this Gauntlet clone?

What was this early 90's Gauntlet clone I remember playing as a kid? [more inside]
posted by naju on Feb 22, 2012 - 6 answers

How would you describe Cutty Ranks to a deaf person?

Is there a technical terminology that could describe different styles of popular singing, in the same way that linguists might describe accents? Try your hand at a couple of examples inside. [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Feb 17, 2012 - 4 answers

Need help planning a retro board game party. Details within.

MeFites, I want to plan an era-appropriate party centred around a recently-acquired c. 1970 copy of the Password board game. [more inside]
posted by area.man on Feb 9, 2012 - 26 answers

Please help me figure out what this type of window is called and when it was popular

What is this kind of glass called and when was it popular? [more inside]
posted by dogmom on Dec 24, 2011 - 15 answers

What are the best plug and play arcade games available?

My nephews (6 and 8) love old arcade games and I am looking for a Plug and Play game for their Christmas gift. Any games from Pacman to Sonic would be fine. What are the best options? Also are there any two player plug and play games in the market which are worth buying?
posted by therubettes on Dec 8, 2011 - 6 answers

Trying to remember the name of a toy we played with in the 70s.

I am looking for the name of a toy that we used to play with a lot when we were growing up. [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Sep 9, 2011 - 11 answers

Mac 3D app for low-poly retro game?

Best Mac 3D app for a novice to make a simple low-polygon retro iPhone game? [more inside]
posted by Tom-B on Aug 3, 2011 - 3 answers

Mac

Anyone know of a good resource for retro computer artwork? [more inside]
posted by brightghost on Jul 28, 2011 - 3 answers

Looking for a retro t-shirt

I'm trying to find a retro (80s-ish) t-shirt with the Good Humor ice cream logo on it and not having any luck. [more inside]
posted by k5.user on Jul 26, 2011 - 2 answers

Is there a name for this design style?

Is there a name for the text design style of the wall art in this picture (particularly the vertical text column)? I've seen it used in certain retro-style ads, on some websites, and on the wall in the picture I just linked. [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on Jun 25, 2011 - 12 answers

Retro travel desk?

I need to buy a desk. The room it will go in has a retro travel vibe. [more inside]
posted by Morrigan on Jun 21, 2011 - 10 answers

Where can I buy some Cherry Bitters (the old sweets)?

Where can I buy some Cherry Bitters (the old sweets)? [more inside]
posted by sockpim on Jun 16, 2011 - 3 answers

Name that film!

What's the name of that upcoming retro-ish sci-fi movie? [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon on Jun 7, 2011 - 21 answers

Help give toys a good home

I'd like to offload a bunch of vintage 80s toys. Any suggestions for specialist shops that might be interested? I'm in South London, UK. [more inside]
posted by jonathanbell on May 1, 2011 - 1 answer

I want to make something that looks pretty gross from 30 feet.

I need food that looks unappetizing but that won't make someone gag. Oh, and I'm making it in a Jello mold. [more inside]
posted by Medieval Maven on Apr 27, 2011 - 31 answers

Atari game with numbers, cave, monsters?

What was the Atari game with numbers that you had to pick from bushes (bouncing on your dog if necessary) in order to destroy monsters in a cave? I've been googling for ages with no luck, hoping someone else can recall it instantly.
posted by BlackLeotardFront on Apr 7, 2011 - 5 answers

Identify My Lamp!

What kind of lamp is this? [more inside]
posted by smitt on Mar 9, 2011 - 5 answers

I think a pawn shop might be a better option than Best Buy.

How do I hook up an Atari 2600 to a modern HDTV? [more inside]
posted by valkyryn on Dec 27, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me find this dress!

I am looking to identify this dress from the 1930s/40s so I can find a similar type today for my mother. Ideally it should be cotton and available in a size large, as my mother is not partial to synthetics and she is not a fan of tight clothing in the way I am. :P [more inside]
posted by patronuscharms on Nov 16, 2010 - 11 answers

What was this fashion dateness timeline?

There was this fashion-datedness timeline... [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Nov 15, 2010 - 2 answers

Pin-up girl photo shoot locations?

Pin-up modeling: location, location, ....locations? [more inside]
posted by potatopeople on Nov 2, 2010 - 12 answers

How can I bend Windows 7 to my will?

How can I make my 64-bit Win 7 VAIO compatible to play this game? [more inside]
posted by Vrai on Sep 21, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me design and decorate a retro dining space!

Help me find a high table, solid high chairs, and assorted furnishings for my retro kitchen table / sidebar nook in San Francisco! [more inside]
posted by markkraft on Aug 18, 2010 - 3 answers

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