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Rob Hubbard Kickstarter – Last Few Days!

The official Rob Hubbard Kickstarter has reached its final week. The campaign is now in stretch goal mode and heading for an exciting conclusion.

If the music of Rob Hubbard has ever made you happy then backing Project Hubbard is a great opportunity to say THANK YOU to the legendary composer!

You can pledge for the hardback book Rob Hubbard – The Official Reference, new SID and remix music, a Rob Hubbard game cartridge, and much more! The top goal is an 8bit music concert with the London Symphony Orchestra!

Dr Rob Hubbard is best known for his Commodore 64 SID work, but he also composed music for the ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC, PC, NES, Mega Drive/Genesis, Amiga, ST, 3DO and SNES. He is also an orchestrator, and prolific live performer. Rob is fully involved with the Kickstarter and getting back into the studio!

Here’s a message from Rob:

For more information visit the Kickstarter page: Project Hubbard

Also on Twitter @C64audio and facebook.com/projecthubbard

The Kickstarter organiser has also created a series of blogs about Rob and his music which can be found here: https://c64audio.com/blogs/kickstarter-news

Spectrum-Geburtstagsparty in Cambridge

Wenn wir von den digitalen Ikonen der 80er Jahre reden, fällt sicherlich den meisten von uns umgehend der C64 ein. Auch Atari dürfte ein Begriff sein, auf den man schnell kommt. Etwas unbekannter dürfte der Sinclair ZX Spectrum sein, ebenfalls 1982 erschienen und damit auch ein Jubilar in 2012. Und aufgrund dieses Jubeljahres gibts zum 30sten eine Geburtstagsshow in Cambridge, also dort, wo der Rechner seine Wurzeln hat. Genauer gesagt findet das Ganze auf dem Campus der Anglia Ruskin University statt; auf dem Gelände befindet sich auch das Sinclair-Gebäude, so dass man zurückkehrt an den Ort, wo alles begann.

Der zweitägige Event (8. und 9. September) ist in mehrere Bereiche aufgeteilt und beinhaltet Workshops, Wettbewerbe, Ausstellungen, Vorträge und auch einen Bereich, in dem Händler ihre Produkte anbieten können. Der größte Bereich ist aber, so die Veranstalter, für die User vorgesehen, die Ihre Speccys mitbringen und vorführen können.

Genauere Informationen, Wegbeschreibung und Tickets erhalten Interessenten auf www.spectrum30.org.uk

Jet Set Willy meets The Beatles!

Willy Meets the Beatles by Simon D Lee on the ZX Spectrum 128K!

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Good Morning. Good Morning. Jet Set Willy Here,

Do You Want to Know a Secret? I am just a humble Paperback Writer. Yesterday, I was on a Day Tripper with Elanor Rigby, and it had been a Hard Day’s Night. While strolling along Abbey Road for a Day in the Life I noticed that a large ZX Spectrum was stuck to the side of the studio. Peeping From a Window I spotted  the „clean up this place now!“ eyes of my rather irate housekeeper. Girl! Her name was Lady Madonna, or was it Lucy? No, it was Maria!

Hello, Goodbye! I am again in a nightmare where giant skulls were trying to crush my top hat and entrails and I still cannot get past the blooming Banyan Tree? Your Mother Should Know. I feel like a Nowhere Man. I have to Pick Up Every Little Thing, Eight Days a Week!

Help! Don’t Let Me Down! We Can Work it Out!

I Should Have Known Better. Good Night!

Love JSW xx

Link via @freshbeep

Christmas advert = unimpressed dog

Retro advert from Christmas 1985 in Sinclair Spectrum Magazine CRASH for Leisure Genius Games. Hilariously the dog looks completely nonplussed.

I wonder what game he wanted for Christmas? Barkanoid? Roy of the Rovers? Moonwalkies?

Oh dear! Can anyone come up with puns worse than that!? :D