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Thank you for visiting my Scooby1970 blogspot. I update whenever I can and when I have something interesting to share. You will also find published work of mine at Gaming Illustrated. Gaming Illustrated is where most of my work now takes place, but I will transfer some of my more popular articles from there over to this blog, in extended format.

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Enjoy the blogs, and relive my ups and downs in life, view some interesting reviews and just enjoy the site. If you are interested in learning something about some of my favourite music then click here it's the official Jan & Dean Site that has taken me and my friend from across the sea, June many years to keep updated.

:) Mark

Monday, 30 June 2008

Another week about to begin

Last week was a long week, but it's over. The weekend went well, Sara and myself had a good look around a couple of houses that we have our sites set to in Aberystwyth. We ate too much, as always! But that's what weekends are about.

I bought Battlefield: Bad Company for the PS3, so far it's a great game that I'm enjoying playing. We've also been playing the PSP alot, what a great machine that is!

On top of all that, I've been enjoying lots of music, all kinds! Alot of Dennis Wilson's POB album, plus loads of everything else. I got 101 Rock'n'Roll greats, which is fantastic, I got the new Bobby Vee album, which is "sweet" and I've been listening to the new Paul Simon "Essential" collection, all good stuff! On top of that, I've been listening to Jan & Dean, in preperation for the great mono collection which is coming my way soon.

I'm off to work now, so I'll be back soon with something else!

:) Mark

Sunday, 22 June 2008

Jan & Dean - Carnival Of Sound

This is interesting (thank you Mark - BB site). The above link has a review of Jan's Carnival Of Sound album, plus you can download the tracks by right clicking on them and "save file as".

It's an original acetate album recording, so a bit clicky, but still, good stuff!


Friday, 13 June 2008

Pacific Ocean Blue... and then some.

It's been a long time coming, but Dennis Wilson's awesome "Pacific Ocean Blue" album has just been released. This is an updated and extended version of the 1991 ultra-rare-CD release and it fills me with so much excitement!

POB is probably one of the greatest albums ever written, and is THE greatest album ever written and recorded by a solo Beach Boy member. Dennis' album is unlike any Beach Boys album however, and is full of warmth and feeling, the like your ears have rarely heard put to record.

This is one of only probably three albums (Pet Sounds and Rubber Soul being the other two) that are absolute perfection in every way. And, whats more, this version comes with loads of bonus tracks related to "Bambu", the unreleased follow-up album.

I will be listening constantly, and give you a fuller review on the sound quality when I get more chance to listen to it!

Also, there's the new Jan & Dean complete Liberty singles collection. For the first time ever, every A and B side of Jan & Deans singles restored lovingly onto CD in their original MONO state! YES! This is what we've craved for, sadly, can't get hold of it over here in the UK yet, but I will be keeping my eyes open (or begging some American friends to get it for me!!!)

Take care pals, I'm off to Aberystwyth for the weekend, if you want me... Ring or Email or just Knock Knock Knock on wood!

:) Mark

Monday, 9 June 2008

The week so far...

Ok, so we got back from Dublin and I have been back in work. Not alot has changed in the last 9 days or so. I bought Independance Day and National Tressure 1 & 2 on Blu-Ray, all were bargains. On the games front, Sara and myself have been playing Guitar Hero II which she bought cheap, that's been fun, and I've been playing Pro-Evo 6 on the PSP and Bad Company demo on the PS3. So, quite a non-eventful few days.

Sorry not much news folks, but sometimes, that's the way it goes!

:) Mark