For the last few weeks, I have been working on-and-off on a new DIY tabletop game I’m calling The Galactic Patrol. I’m using models designed by Arian Croft, and licensed under a CC-BY-SA licence. Eventually, I’ll probably start using models of my own (Reach Out if you want to help with that!), but I’ll be keeping the CC-BY-SA license because I like it.
I’m always on the lookout for songs that sound like they belong in the soundtracks of Noir films set in smokey nightclubs. When I heard Speaking Of Happiness on the Resistance Radio soundtrack, it was exactly the kind of song I was looking for. I did some digging, and I was able to find the original rendition by an artist named Gloria Lynne.
Okay jazz fans! Last night I talked about Count Basie and Billie Holiday Live in 1937, Tonight I want to talk about a newly discovered collection of Jazz from the 30s. Specifically, I’m talking about The Savory Collection.
There is a free, full-length Firefly novel. I’ve written about this, in passing in the past, but I wanted to take a few minutes today to talk in more detail about the book, and it’s weird, wacky origin story. Buckle up, we’re heading back to the ‘verse.
In 1937, Billie Holiday and Count Basie performed a few tracks at the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem. These were broadcast over the radio, and a radio transcription disc survived, with relitively high quality versions of the performance. Listen: