10 Xmas Gifts for Futurologists ‘n’ Time Travellers

Ho ho ho here’s some ideas for the Time Traveller in your life. Everybody knows you can’t just go to the future. No? NO! You have to prepare or something. Get this stuff.

 

100 x PG Tips Individual Enveloped Tagged Tea Bags

There may not be tea in the future. Sometimes they don’t even have tea abroad. Let’s hope planet earth explodes in a fireball before that happens but if it doesn’t you have your own supply which you can enjoy whilst hoping planet earth explodes in a fireball before it runs out.

 

McVitie’s Hobnobs, 300g

Tea takes care of the thirst but every schoolboy knows a drink is too wet without one. And by one get one free. No. By one I mean biscuit. And oats are good for you aren’t they? This is healthy.

 

Genuine Falcon Enamel Mug – heavy gauge (White with blue rim)

Because you’re going to look pretty stupid trying to demonstrate civilisation to a futuristic caveman if you have a teabag and no cup. You can drop it on the ground and it will not smash into 1,000,000 pieces because it is metal, which is quite strong. Made by actual falcons.

 

Deluxe Military Liquid Metal Compass

Possibly the first time “deluxe” and “military” have been used together to describe something. If you are confronted by a post apocalyptic desert. But why would that happen? I don’t know: Trump. If you are confronted by a post apocalyptic desert and you don’t know where to go, go west my son (or daughter or gender-neutral-individual-who-is-not-part-of-any-hierarchy). But where is west? I don’t know, but I know you can find it with a compass somehow. Other directions are available.

 

Solar Powered Air Fan Cooled Baseball Hat w/ Solar Panel on the Cap Front Eco Friendly Camping Traveling (Cap Colour:White / Fan Colour:White)–Adjustable Buckle in Back to Fit Almost Anyone

It looks like it may be a bit warmer in the future so, if the experts are correct, you may need this cap with built-in solar-powered cooling electric fan.

Edinburgh 100% Lambswool Scottish Tartan Multicolour Scarf

On the other hand, what if it’s chilly in the future – or Scottish? Hmmm? Scarfs are so cosy and you so need to be cosy in the future if there is a bit of a draft. You know I am right.

 

High Quality Hand Made 100% Wool Satin Lined Top Hat Small to XXL

If the future goes all steam punk, this will let you blend right in and look like a gent.

 

ASVP Shop® Steampunk Goggles Cyber Welding Goth Cosplay Vintage Goggles

If the future goes all steam punk, you are going to need googles. But why? Because steampunk. Also what if you need to do some Cyber Welding or goggle something. BAM, Goggles!

 

CamelBak Groove Water Bottle – Graphite, 75 Litre

You can put horrid pollution-filled water in this and suck on the straw and voila! You might not die because it is a magic straw which filters out the evil spirits and animal pee from water and makes it nice like a mountain stream without the animal pee.

 


Ckeyin USB Wireless PowerPoint Presenter RC Laser Pointer 1mW Presentation Pointers

Future will probs have stuff in it. What stuff? That stuff. What stuff? See what I mean, you need a pointer so you can tell people what stuff you want then to fetch and carry for you because you are their king (or Queen or gender-neutral-facilitator). And if you are going to point at stuff, point at stuff with a laser. FACT.

 

BAM! Watch out future, (or past) we’re coming for you and we know where our scarf is and our laser pointer and some other stuff.

Merry Winterval/Chris-cross/Xmas/Xbox/etcetera.

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PMB S02E05 Jean-Jacques Perrey Jamboree (Jean-Jacques Perrey, Kai Winding, Gershon Kingsley, Billy Mure, Harry Breuer, Gilbert Sigrist, David Chazam, Dana Countryman)

PMB S02E05 Jean-Jacques Perrey JamboreePatron saint of the show, Jean-Jacques Perrey, recently moved on from this planet to spend eternity with the stars. His music was a perfect example of all the things we love at PMB: humour, virtuosity, ping-pong stereo, the Moog synthesizer, tape loops, farmyard animals and even the electric sitar.

This is our tribute to the great man – and such was the quality and quantity of his output that we’ve managed to put together a whole show of his music without playing a single track we’ve played on the podcast before.


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The Music

1. Mr Ondioline (Jean-Jacques Perrey): Nola from Mr Ondioline Buy on Amazon
2. Jean-Jacques Perrey: Barnyard in Orbit from Musique Electronique Du Cosmos Buy on Amazon
3. Kai Winding w/Jean-Jacques Perrey: The Gospel Truth from Mondo Cane #2 Buy on Amazon
4. Perrey & Kingsley: The Savers from Kaleidoscopic Vibrations Buy on Amazon
5. Jean-Jacques Perrey w/Eileen Davies (aka Billy Mure): Porcupine Rock from The Amazing New Electronic Sound Buy on Amazon
6. Harry Breuer And His Quintet: Minute Merengue from Mallet Mischief Buy on Amazon
7. Harry Breuer w/Jean-Jacques Perrey: Space Express from The Happy Moog! Buy on Amazon
8. Pat Prilly w/Jean-Jacques Perrey: La Panthere Cosmique from Moog Sensations Buy on Amazon
9. Jean-Jacques Perrey & Gilbert Sigrist: Le Fugitif from Dynamoog Buy on Amazon
10. David Chazam w/Jean-Jacques Perrey: My Blue Morlok from Eclektronics Buy on Amazon
11. Jean-Jacques Perrey/Dana Countryman: The Typewriter from The Happy Electropop Music Machine Buy on Amazon
12. Jean-Jacques Perrey and Dana Countryman: Funky Little Spacegirl from Destination Space Buy on Amazon

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Passport To The Future: The Amazing Life and Music of Electronic Pop Music Pioneer Jean-Jacques PerreyThis week’s thing is the definitive tome on our subject, Jean-Jacques Perrey, written by his most recent musicial partner and friend of the show, Dana Countryman. The book chronicles Perrey’s musical transformation from being just another young accordion player in France, to eventually becoming a pioneer of electronic pop music. “Passport to the Future” documents Perrey’s life, and explains how he created his unique recordings. Scores of musicians who worked with Perrey are interviewed, including Angelo Badalamenti, Robert Moog, Gershon Kingsley, Dick Hyman, Vinnie Bell, Walter Sear, and many more.

















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PMB S02E04 Keep it Clean (Jack Hulbert & Eddie & Rex, Caerphilly Youth Big Band, American-Standard, Barry Gray, The Advisory Circle, Maruo Maruko, Lullatone, Mike Sammes, oDDling, Baby Bear, Elmo, Mice, Stepmother, Telly & Zoe, Klangverkstedet, Daphne Oram)

PMB S02E04 Keep it CleanIt’s time to pop on the marigolds, arrange a selection of cleaning products on the worktop and get scrubbing before also giving yourself a good hose-down.

Yes, on this week’s show we celebrate cleanliness and the art of attaining cleanliness.

We have some polished sunshine from the 1930s, Welsh brass, American bathrooms, two washing-related tracks from Japan, some clean retrowave and even a couple of commercial breaks.


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1. Jack Hulbert & Eddie & Rex with orchestra: Who’s Been Polishing the Sun? from The Songs of Noel Gay Buy on Amazon
2. Caerphilly Youth Big Band: Car Wash from Pick Up the Pieces Buy on Amazon
3. American-Standard: Ultra Bath Dream from The Bathrooms Are Coming! Free
4. Barry Gray: Poppett Washing Up Liquid from Stand By For Adverts Buy on Amazon
5. The Advisory Circle: We Cleanse This Space from As The Crow Flies Buy on Amazon
6. Maruo Maruko: washing machine from live at yusurago “organ-night” Buy
7. Lullatone: The Bathtime Beat from The Bedtime Beat Buy on Amazon
8. Mike Sammes & The Mike Sammes Singers: Ariel from Music For Biscuits Buy on Amazon
9. oDDling: Wash Me Away from Y-Z Buy
10. Baby Bear, Elmo, Mice, Stepmother, Telly & Zoe: The Dusting Song from Sesame Street: CinderElmo Buy on Amazon
11. Klangverkstedet: Bath Time from Klangverkstedet Buy on Amazon
12. Daphne Oram: Tumblewash from Oramics Buy on Amazon

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Lint Free Microfibre Exel Super Magic Cleaning Cloths For Polishing, Washing, Waxing And Dusting. Cleaning Accessories, Blue (Pack of 10)We normally strive to avoid the popular, the mainstream, the middle-of-the-road. However, when we set eyes on the No. 1 product in the Sweeping Cloths and Wipes category on Amazon, we knew we’d found our thing of the week. This is the Lint Free Microfibre Exel Super Magic Cleaning Cloths For Polishing, Washing, Waxing And Dusting. Cleaning Accessories, Blue (Pack of 10). Can be used at the office, home, work place and even for industrial or professional uses. As these tiny microfibres work hard for you collecting dirt from any surface. Not only that, each cloth is individually branded Exel, a leading Microfibre manufacturer.

















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