or, “Monday in the Sun” as interpreted by Kenzo Saeki. Ah, electronica and kitsch ^_^
More tracks/music videos:
Comme d’habitude (the basis for “My Way”)
Glimpses of Tokyo at night, kaleidoscopically manipulated and set to an electronic track. Visually very cool.
This pen was the one featured in my earlier post.
My first Touchdown restoration. Was lucky that there were no major problems with the pen. All I had to do was replace the sac and the O-ring and reassemble. It fills and writes just fine, with a sweet medium #33 nib.
Upon writing I discovered it’s a little thinner, a little shorter than I would like. I like the pen design though. Although released in the 1949 it seems to me to have a certain Art Deco look. Consider the logotype on the clip:
The metal cap is springy, which is a cute touch for a slip cap.
It was working fine when I bought it at the NY pen show this year, but while filling it I heard a loud snap from within the barrel. The section came off easily, and I found that the J-bar had snapped. So much for the pen having been “restored”. :p
Slid a new J bar in, coated the sac with talc, slid the section back on and it’s working again.
The end jewel is chipped. From what I’ve gathered online, it’s a pain to replace. Considering how common these pens are, it’s easier to simply replace the barrel. I’ve discovered I no longer like this pen very much though, so I’m just going to let it be.
One nice thing about this pen is that it still has its original, pliant Esterbrook sac: