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05 May 2015 @ 06:40 pm
What I remember is the intro to the show. It shows a child wearing a cowboy hat, scarf and maybe a toy gun in a holster being sat down on the floor in front of a B&W tv set. I *think* the narrator talks about growing up in front of the tv. No idea what the show was about. It was on in the '70s or 80's?

It struck a chord with me because my parents bought their first tv the year I was born and I basically grew up in front of it, lol.
05 May 2015 @ 02:17 am
Please help me identify the name of an actress (possibly Canadian) of late 1990s. She had big blue eyes and her looks resembled this image (this is not her image, but she looked very much like this):

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02 May 2015 @ 10:06 pm
So this is driving me nuts. I watched a music video a couple of months ago and I thought I saved it to my favorites on Youtube, but I can't find it again and my history is... huge.

It was from a Vevo channel for a newish band. The video was within the last 2-3 years, probably more recent if I remember right. It had kind of a White Stripes feeling, I think there was something like buffalo or oxen or something like that? Black and white. The song... I remember as being pretty drum heavy. I feel like they're fairly well known? I'd heard the name before but I can't remember it at all now!

Any leads would be really appreciated! Thanks in advance~
02 May 2015 @ 01:13 am
So this will probably go nowhere, but I was just thinking back on random weird/supernatural stories I've heard of, and I remember having a book on UFOs from one of those Scholastic book fairs which had a story in it about some people driving to a bar and getting there to find everything strangely futuristic and completely out of their own time. They left and things returned to normal.

I've been googling random things like "ufo people driving into future"; "time slip future bar driving" etc., and while I'm getting some freaky stories, nothing that resembles what I remember reading about. Ring any bells for anyone?
01 May 2015 @ 11:06 pm
I'm utterly clueless when it comes to modern pop music. But there is one song I often hear when I'm in public places that's playing music, and it's got me curious. I feel like I've been hearing it for maybe a year now, but it could be older than that.

The singer is a young-sounding female and she has a kind of breathy/ethereal voice. It's kind of dancey, but has a sad, dreamy feel to it, yet still sounds pop-y. I can't really think of the lyrics, other than she says something like, "when I'm alone"  - but when I google that, I get someone named Lissie...and it's not her. I think also the word "night" might be in it.

Any clue?

ETA: It's "Lights" - Ellie Goulding....thanks!
A few years back, [personal profile] leecetheartist and I saw a music video on Rage (a music video program on ABC TV in Australia) that featured people receiving messages and notes along the lines of "They're here" or "They're starting" - and dropping whatever they were doing to journey to a field. There are people hitching rides there, and so on.

One key thing was a signpost "Mysterious Lights Viewing Area" or similar.

Eventually we get to see the lights - which are small golden motes rising up.

Can anyone identify the song and video from that? My google-fu is failing me.

Identified as "Dreamy Bruises" by Sylvan Esso.
Thanks to leecetheartist for the pointer to the Rage historical playlists
Link to video:
I have tried looking this up a million different ways with no success. Maybe it rings a bell for someone?

I am trying to remember the name of an animated movie or cartoon show that I saw as a kid in the 1980s. It was traditionally animated, and the scenes I can remember are all about a young girl on an island who swims with a cartoon dolphin. She is not alone on the island, I remember a giant boat moored in a lagoon, and I can't remember if the dolphin talks or anything... There is one scene that I distinctly remember where someone is trying to teach her about sea life by sculpting the animals out of sand -- the animal in the sand looks like a shark, but then someone says something like "no, the fins are like this" and re-sculpts it to look like a dolphin.

I am PRETTY SURE that this has nothing to do with the book/movie Island of the Blue Dolphins. Also, it had nothing to do with mermaids. I want to say that the animation seemed Japanese (anime-like), but then so many cartoons in the '80s had that look, so I can't say for sure.

Can anyone help me? Thank you! :)
20 April 2015 @ 09:40 pm
I've been racking my brain (and scouring the internet) trying to find a British TV espionage/spy series I saw in the late 80s or early 90s. It aired in the US on PBS. The main character was middle-aged and had a very common name- Mr. Smith, Jones, Johnson, something like that. He was working in an office in England with younger agents who tended to dismiss him as uncool, out of date and over the hill. They were tasked with counterintelligence, I think. He gets partnered with a very green young agent who is shocked by his casually doing very illegal things in a quiet and unassuming way. Their superiors may have quietly routed the tricky assignments to the experienced guy because they knew he could make problems go away.

I remember it as being around the same time as Sleepers, but later (and having a more modern style) than Sandbaggers (and not either of those shows). Anybody got a guess?
19 April 2015 @ 08:26 pm
I'm looking for a song that I heard several times on a soft rock radio station. It sounds sort of like The Cars' "Drive", but it's a different song. It's almost a capella, with some very soft backing vocals that sound sort of like "Da doh, da doh", and some of the lyrics are something similar to "Can't go on" and "Won't forget you" or "Won't forget me". But I can't find it by typing any of these lyrics into a search engine, so they might be slightly different.
18 April 2015 @ 02:47 am
This is an old tv series from the 1980's. I'm pretty sure it was filmed in the UK about the same time as the Robin Hood series that featured Jason Connery (and IMDb lists that series as 1985-6.)

I only saw one episode when I was visiting family in Philadelphia back in the 90's and I was lucky enough to tape it on their vcr but the tape finally disappeared in my last move.

The series featured a medieval family who lived in a large hall or castle: father, two older sons, daughter, younger son. I don't remember a mother though; maybe there was an aunt who was helping raise the kids. The two older boys were late teens/early 20's with the daughter 16 or so and the youngest son probably 12 or 13.

I'm not sure what the time frame for this was but I'm pretty sure it was set in pre-Tudor times, though I could very easily be wrong. I don't remember the title either. For a long time I thought it was called "Wolf's Hall" but all that brings up is the new tv series. And I don't remember the names of any actors/actresses though I was certain I recognized some of the supporting cast from "Robin Hood." (The locations might have been reused for this series as well but again, that is only a guess.)

ETA: FOUND. The series is "Covington Cross".
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