Lets Go Arcade!

Ever hear of Ivonne Loyola?

She has a BLOG and a WEBSITE.

I don’t know her, but The Wife and I LOVE her short film LETS GO ARCADE
…Wha? Never heard of it? I guess I’m not surprised…we found it at I Luv Video about 7 years ago…really awesome store…seriously…


(photo borrowed from RHAAGA’S FLICKR PAGE)

Anyway, there it sat, one lonely vhs tape…I think it was only a 50 cent rental…it had a cutesy hand drawn box cover of Pac Man and maybe a ghost or two and the title, “LETS GO ARCADE.”

All we knew about it was that it was a musical set in a 1980s arcade..so that’s all you get and you get to keep your 50 cents cause it’s on YouTube:

The audio’s not the best, but that kind of adds to it’s vhs charm, if you ask me….

PART 1

PART 2

It still makes me smile…I’d love to get a copy of it on dvd…maybe I’ll drop this mysterious Ivonne Loyola a line and see if she has any to sell…oh, I even made this bumper sticker for my truck seven years ago…’cause I’m gay like that:

The PSYCHODELIC SOUNDS of…

JR. AND HIS SOULETTES!

I just purchased this amazing 1971 record (sound unheard) the other day based on the cover alone.

Look closely at the center picture…here, I’ll help:

That’s a 10 year old playing guitar behind his head while doing the splits!!!!

I wish you could hear the sheer brilliance of this junior funk masterpiece…oh wait…here’s a Myspace page for Jr.

FUNKY!

These kids can play…Jr’s picking is pretty tight, but the girls steal the show on most songs with their dueling organ techniques…I mean, what’s cooler than a six year old girl slamming away at a WAW-WAW organ on songs called “MOMMA, LOVE TEQUILLA” and “THING, DO THE CREEP“? Beats me…but as of this morning…nothing.

And if you’re all techno savvy or whatever I believe this site has provided a way to download the album HERE.

Seriously, get hip to this shit.