To Helen with Best Wishes, Sincerely Evert
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These two 78s were given to me by my Mom, who was sent them one day them from my maternal great aunt Helen, who bought them when she went on a cruise in Sweden with her mother Julia, her sister Violet, and Violet’s daughter whose name I do not know. Julia, my great grandmother, came to America when she was five after having been born in Sweden. The “Evert” who signed these records to my great-aunt is the same Evert who sang them, as a form of merch after a performance. He had quite the career, rounding cape horn on a four masted sailing ship three times before 1930, marrying some kind of princess, and singing this record. I can’t figure precisely what year this cruise took place, Mom estimates it as having been the mid 1970’s, however the Swedish American Line has had three ships named the “M.S. Stockholm” and the first two either sank or were destroyed by the army. The third was only named the Stockholm from 1948-1960, when it was sold to East Germany. It is still in service but now known as the M.V. Astoia. Eriksson became purser in 1949 just after the charter of the Stockholm, but moved to the Kungsholm in 1953. I can confidently say this record was recorded between 1949 and 1953, and unless he kept the old label when he moved to his new position purchased by my great-aunt some time in that range as well. His biography lists a song not reproduced here named after his later position, so it is my assertion that these objects predate that post.

A British Pathé tour of the Stockholm on its launch:


sources:

  1. Julie Earl, who is my mom

  2. The labels reproduced above

  3. Swedish American Line 100 year Anniverssary website, subsection Evert Eriksson. URL: https://www.salship.se/eriksson.php retreived Tuesday 08 October 2019 (Thanks to Indiana Popovich for the link!)

  4. The Wikipedia Page for the Ship Formerly Known as Stockholm. wiki ref. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV_Astoria retrieved Tuesday 08 October 2019

  5. New Swedish SS Stockholm. (video, embedded above) British Pathé, 1948. URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cD6kk_NJcAo retrieved Tuesday 08 October 2019

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Notes on The X-Files Season 1

Spoilers.

Notes recorded and to be received aurally, no accompanying written or otherwise visual component.

Chronological Bibliography:

  1. “Here’s a free one for you cbs: a new x-files but it’s always Jesus”, Tweet thread. @JacobDavidEarl. URL: https://twitter.com/JacobDavidEarl/status/1172403152034746368?s=20 Retrieved 19 September 2019.

  2. The X Files Season 1, Television Program. Fox Television via Amazon Home Video, 1993.

  3. Austin Powers, Film. New Line Cinema, 1997.

  4. Twin Peaks, Television Program. The American Broadcasting Company, 1990.

  5. Eureka, Television Program. The Science Fiction Channel. 2006.

  6. Michofiche, object. (wiki ref. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microform )

  7. Calvin and Hobbes comic for October 25, 1986, Comic. Bill Watterson. 1986.

  8. Indiana Jones (var.). Series of films. Paramount Pictures. 1981.

  9. LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures, Computer Video Game. Traveller's Tales. 2008.

  10. Harry Potter and The Chamber Of Secrets, Film. Warner Bros. 2002

  11. Spider Man (Theme), Song. 1967. The American Broadcasting Company

  12. La Woman, Song. 1971. The Doors

  13. The Waterphone, object. (wiki ref. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterphone )

  14. “How the Hidden Sounds of Horror Movie Soundtracks Freak You Out”, Atlas Obscura. URL: https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/how-the-hidden-sounds-of-horror-movie-soundtracks-freak-you-out retrieved 19 September 2019

  15. Mah Nà Mah Nà, Song. Piero Umiliani, 1968 via The Muppets, 1996.

  16. Stargate SG-1, Television Program. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 1997.

  17. Poltergeist, Film. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 1982

  18. Microcassette, Object. (wiki ref. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microcassette )

  19. Family Happiness, Song. The Mountain Goats. 2000.

  20. Crossing Jordan, Television Program. The National Broadcasting Company. 2001.

  21. Live and Let Die, Film. United Artists. 1973.

  22. Cabal, Word. (wiki ref. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cabal )

  23. Northrup Grumman, Weapons Manufacturer. (ref. https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/summary.php?id=D000000170 )

  24. “Trump Interior Official Who Pushed Arctic Drilling Joins Oil Company In Alaska” National Public Radio. URL: https://www.npr.org/2019/09/04/757542234/trump-interior-official-who-pushed-arctic-drilling-joins-oil-company-in-alaska retrieved 19 September 2019

  25. Could not find Scully’s great rain jacket. See Fig. 1

  26. Mr. Fantastic, Comic. Marvel Comics. 1961.

  27. Roderick on the Line #309 “Where’s the One?” Podcast. Merlin Mann. URL: http://www.merlinmann.com/roderick/ep-309-wheres-the-one.html retrieved 19 September 2019.

  28. Jack, Film. Hollywood Pictures, 1996.

  29. Good Will Hunting, Film. Mirimax Films. 1997.

  30. “In Rewatching ‘The X-Files’, One Thing is Clear: Mulder is A Real Jerk” Sarah Mirk, Bitch Media. URL: https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/rewatching-x-files-one-thing-clear-mulder-real-jerk-0 retrieved 19 September 2019

  31. Books on Tape, Company. (wiki ref. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Books_on_Tape_(company) )

 
fig. 1, Scully’s great rain jacket.

fig. 1, Scully’s great rain jacket.

 
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sppoky friend

lyrics

And if you threw a party
Invited everyone you knew
Well, you would see the biggest gift would be from me
And the card attached would say
Thank you for being a SPOOKY SCARY SKELETON
Thank you for being a SHRIEKING SKULL
Thank you for being a ZOMBIE
Thank you for being SUPERNATURAL
SPOOKY SCARY
SPOOKY SCARY
SPOOKY SCARY
SPOOKY
SPOOKY
SPOOKY -OOKY -OOKY -OOKY -OOKY
SPOOKY friend

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