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Friday, March 28, 2014

Quaquaversal Satellite – Tire Puller (3/28/14)

52:19 – Message from Jimbo Headquarters!!  New Baby Secret Part A!!  Jimbo Says:  Some musical equipment coming in, My feet hurt/learning the Casio, Dreading learning the new keyboards, Hooking Eric up with videos, Trusting people, Don’t want to watch TV – but…, Fooling with the sound on digital recorder (bad idea), It’s been a while since I  have played instruments, Midi and my Atari computer in 1987, Excited but t i r e d, Foot rub?, Quakquaversal Kitchen: chili and taquito talk, Going to bed early, Sharpie lid, Little iPod, I like little boxes, Stomach growling, No “classic Jimbo”, Lack of rampling, PQ’s Baby Secrets and his fake Texas accent, I NEED SLEEP/Stomach growling, Gleason and Armstrong 012 (Robby Saves a Little Girl and Sells 12 Tire Pullers)!!  Searching for Alfred the Great!!  Overnightscape Central was Legendary!!  New laptop coming!!  MadMadMadMad World!!  Gunsmoke and Festus!!  Studio Babble!!  Relax!!  New Baby Secret with Shep!!  Spiffy Jimbo Outro Theme!!

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Attribution by PQ Ribber

Released March 2014 on The Overnightscape Underground (, an Internet talk radio collective with a freeform monologue style,  diverse and fascinating hosts who craft thought-provoking, unique transmissions, and having fun doing it!

posted by pqribber at 5:02 pm filed in Jimbo,Mar14,movie,music,PQ,ramplers  


  1. The history teacher in me is going to be pedantic – Alfred the Great was never King of England. He was King of Wessex (the Kingdom of the West Saxons) which, by the ninth century was the largest and most powerful of the Saxon kingdoms, the others having been raided and colonised by the Danes and Norsemen. Alfred – a remarkable ruler, as much scholar and spiritual leader as soldier – earned his title of ‘Great’ by driving the Danes out of Wessex and Mercia, confining them to the North East and East of England and eventually forcing them to pay annual tribute to him (the ‘Danegelt’).

    His son Edward the Elder (who was eventually King of both Wessex and Mercia), pushed the Danes back even further, but it was Alfred’s grandson, Athelstan, who conquered the remaining Danish-ruled parts of England, effectively creating a united England similar to the country we know today. For good measure, he also defeated the Welsh, Scots and Cornish, only restoring their Kings as vassals who had to pay him tribute, thereby creating, for the first time, a United Kingdom within mainland Britain. Consequently, Athelstan is generally accepted as the first King of England.

    ‘In Search of King Alfred’ was actually a pretty good documentary, but is now a bit dated. the writer and presenter, Micheal Wood, recently did a follow-up series – ‘In Search of the Anglo Saxons’ – on BBC4, which was based on more up to date research and archeological evidence. It’s worth catching if you get a chance.

    Comment by Doc Sleaze — March 29, 2014 @ 5:30 pm

  2. I kind of thought so….

    Comment by pqribber — March 29, 2014 @ 6:27 pm

  3. King Alfred is still pretty big in this part of the world – he was born in Wantage, a few miles north of here and for most of his reign the capital of Wessex was in Winchester, a few miles south of here. His capital whilst he was fighting the Danes was in Wilton, just a few miles from my hometown of Salisbury. There’s just no getting away from him here in Wessex…

    Back in the late sixties there was a pretty bad, but unintentionally funny, movie made about him, (called, naturally, ‘Alfred the Great’), with David Hemmings. It used to show up on TCM over here quite a bit and is worth watching for the amusement value if you get the chance. It also features a very young Ian McKellan in a supporting role, whilst the Danes (who appear to be a bunch of Aryan sex maniacs with a single longship) are led by Michael York.

    Comment by Doc Sleaze — March 30, 2014 @ 3:54 pm

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