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The Kuba Komet.   This is the Kuba Komet from Germany.   The KUBA Corporation manufactured the Komet from 1957 to 1962 in Wolfenbuttel, West Germany. These were kind of an early version of the entertainment center, as there were 8 speakers embedded in this along with a record player, a radio, and a TV tuner in the  bottom cabinet. For an extra charge you could also get a early version of a type of tape recorder and a Remote control with UHF tuner.  Another cool feature of these sets was the ability to swivel the top as you can see in the above picture. Komets were not small by any means. The set stands approx. 5′ 7″ tall, it’s over 7′ wide and weighs about 300 pounds. The cost then was approximately $700 – $1,250.00 US.

What can I say.

I think this might be taking mid-century modern a bit far.

NO! it’s a thing of beauty.


Cyril Power - The Merry-Go-Round (1930)

(via visceral-surreality)

Hieroglyphics and Souls of Mischief Mc/Producer Phesto Dee Presents Infrared Rum! 11 insanely innovative tracks all produced, arranged and performed by Phesto Dee.

Infrared: Light radiation invisible to the naked eye.
Rum: Alcohol used as a primary medium of exchange for slaves in the triangular trade routes during the 16th through 19th Centuries.
(Red Rum; the word Murder inverted)

Infrared light in the electromagnetic field exists but we cannot see it with our own eyes. Here it is offered as a metaphor for the clandestine or the disguised. Rum in this context is a metaphor for slavery and colonialism by the minority who control the masses. Exterminate the invisible chains on your brain,open up the third eye, and tune in to Infrared Rum!

released 12 March 2014 
Written, Produced, Arranged and Performed by Phesto Dee
Drums: DJ Toure and Phesto Dee
Percussion:Phesto Dee
Bass Guitar: Azim Alhark
Cuts: DJ Toure and DJ Lex
Guitar:Ron Hill
Grand Piano: Phesto Dee
Violin: Christine Banks
Synthesizer: Kev Choice
Mixed by Phesto Dee and Nick Cottingham
Guest Vocals by Izrell
Mastered by Just Jay for Urban Umpires Music