Thursday 21 August 2008

Third-Party Articles

I know I constantly tell you guys to send me stuff, and I'm glad some of you actually have. Today, I am showing off an article one of my best viewers, Boba, has sent me. This is the beginning of a new segment I'm starting called "Third Party Articles." If you want to get your name out there, send me some info on a topic you would like to me write about, and I'll give you credit for it. Better yet, you can also send me full-blown articles that I will review and publish, giving you credit of course. So please guys, send me stuff. Anyway, here's an article written by Boba.

It’s a very rare day when you find a band that redefines everything you have ever thought you knew about life, the universe, and everything. It is even rarer when you discover a band that redefines existence itself…

Sadly, what I have to share with you today is not quite that awesome. But nevertheless, this obscure electronic group did make me rethink my views on electronic music.

Ladies and gentlemen, I want to acquaint you with Proxyon, a rather obscure, yet amazing, space music/Italo-disco artist from the Netherlands who had their heyday in the late eighties and early nineties. Proxyon can be easily identified by the great big yellow letters on the box; they spell: PROXYON. That was a joke about the old 40’s Jell-O commercials by the way… heh… heh. Anyway. Moving on, you can be sure if it’s a Proxyon album or single by the presence of an image ripped from some science fiction novel’s cover, or something blatantly stolen from Star Wars.

I really wish I could tell you more about them, but sadly… there just doesn’t seem to be much info on them. No wikipedia page! Nothing! The only reason I found them is because I lost an auction for a record on ebay, and decided to see if the seller had anything else cool… and noticed a yellow record cover sporting a picture of Darth Vader. The seller offered an MP3 preview, and I wanted to have a listen. My ears were greeted by the sounds of beautiful vintage 80’s synths playing a sort of funky disco-ish tune with a very space-ish vibe to it. I loved it. Sadly, at 14 bucks but-it-now and 7 buck shipping, I couldn’t afford the record. Or any of the other Proxyon records being sold. Needless to say, I was rather disappointed…

But not to give up, I pressed on, and went to the discogs marketplace and found they were even more expensive there, with the overseas shipping. I had just about given up… I had but one taste of Proxyon, and I was sure I wanted more! Then a thought struck me: YOUTUBE, YOU DUMMY. I was very thankful for the thought, regardless of its rudeness, because it proved to have results. I found about 3 or 4 different Proxyon tracks there. LOVE LOVE LOOOVE!! Good stuff… but my appetite was still insatiable! I marched forth in the search of a CD!

…Only to discover that their 2005 best-of CD was a $50 import on Amazon. *Audible sigh* But was this music lover gonna give up??? NAY! I was never gonna give it up, never gonna say goodbye! Never gonna… ugh, too much Rickroll for me… so I finally managed to secure a copy of the CD by less than 100% trustworthy means, and here you have it: some of the best Italo-disco/space music you’ll ever hear… sadly, from an artist you’ll probably never hear of again. Oh, and as of Monday, August 18th, I have the 12'' single of the song. Sounds much better on vinyl

Well guys, thanks for reading, and enjoy the music.

Best regards,
Boba Fettuccini

Great article, and here's a track that was sent to me by Boba, Space Hopper by, of course, Proxyon.

Send me stuff,


Anonymous said...

Wow, that Boba sure can write good articles! He must be really hot and sexy.

Champiness said...


...Say, what happened to that stuff I sent you? Was the concept of a third-party article too tempting to pass up?

Jordan S said...

@champiness, I'll be mentioning him tonight, if not: tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

Did I mention how hot and sexy Boba must be?