Friday, December 14, 2018
Avon Presents: Santa's Magic Mirror (1982)
I was going to try the pun "Avon trolling...." "Trolling", as in, celebrating in song. You know--"Troll the ancient Yuletide carol..." Deck the Hall. The carol. Um.... Yeah.
A play on "Avon calling." Doesn't work at all. Forget I mentioned it.
And I almost forgot I had this--just spotted it on a bedroom bookshelf tonight. I didn't know whether or not it was worth the rip, but it turns out to be quite a fun record--and more than a little bit in a Line Material mode. This two-sided, approximately eight-inch Eva-Tone disc explains something I've always wanted to understand--just how does Santa manage to get toys to all the children in the world? After all, there's only one of him. Ahhhh, but is there? Only one of him, I mean? Listen and find out.
Eva-Tone discs are flexi discs--very thin vinyl, and subject to slipping, though a little Scotch tape and a ten-inch disc I no longer wanted (too trashed) acting as the base kept this in place. Often, these things refuse to lay flat, but this only has a few bumps (caused by slight bends), so it was mostly a cinch to rip. Luckily, whoever owned this kept it in the pocket provided in the booklet--hence, its excellent condition. The magic mirror on the cover, however, is pretty scratched up, so I photo-edited it. It's actually silver, but after I fixed it up, it looks like a blob of black. It works as a mirror, with only slight distortion in the image. In case you wanted to know.
To the Avon Christmas story....
Click here to hear: Avon Presents: Santa's Magic Mirror (1982)
Created By MacDonald Creative Marketing, made by Eva-Tone, 1982