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Thursday, December 31, 2009

As Promised...

The #1 video for the year:

I'm pretty sure that the small explosions that I'm hearing outside are fireworks, and not gunshots; the incidence of celebratory gunfire is much less in this neighborhood than it is around E. 40th or in Tremont...actually it's already stopped. Apparently, the recession is having an ameliorating effect on irrational behavior...


"Martinis are for squares, Man!"

THE New Year's Eve movie...

2009 in Review

Here are some of the top bits from 2009...tomorrow I'll post the #1 video for the year, so be sure to check back!

Budos Band playing "My Girl" in Antwerp...

Warhol and Maciunas as filmed by Jonas Mekas, 1971.

Nightingales - "Rocket Pool Via Rough Hills"

Nightingales, from Birmingham UK, performing live at Cake Shop NYC on 11/05/08.

Someone has compiled a Cleveland Memory Grenade...

Canadians are pretty chatty after they've been maimed or killed...

unitxt short film / sound: alva noto featuring text+voice: anne james chaton actor: kyusaku shimada

Seijiro Murayama & Lionel Marchetti

At Trafó in Budapest, 10/17/09


Starve a Cold, Feed a Freak-Out...

I'd like to go out for ribs with this guy:

By the way, this is a great example of problem-solving by hippies [SPOILER ALERT]:
apparently no one gets the idea to go and turn off a circuit-breaker.

Bonus! Mumblin' Jim kicks out the jams:

But, really, probably even better is the rehearsal scene where Jack Nicholson as Stoney castigates the keyboard player for not playing dotted quarters...

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A day late (again)

James "The Hound" Marshall has pointed out on his HoundBlog (click on the header to go there) that Robert Quine would have been 67 on 12/30/09. Also, he's put up links to a number of film cues that are his last recordings. Here's some monre Quine:

Note: This search engine will show results for the exact character sequence you type, case-insensitive, including spaces. In other words if you type Bob, it will show any instances of Bob, such as in: Bob Quine, Bobbit, and discombobulate; but if you type Bob Quine it will MISS Robert Quine. [Tip: if you want "Bob" but not "discombobulate" type a space on either side: " Bob " (without quote marks).] Or, to search entire site as well as Forum...

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Monday, December 28, 2009

Winter (In the U.K.)

these idiots heard of melody? Anyone can do what The Fall do and their singer, Malcolm Smith has no clue about vocal melody. I saw him being interviewed and he was also being a smart ass. He nee

that bloke said the quote not me


lived directly opposite MES in manchester years ago, three lights would float through my room at night... being near this man is strange indeed !

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Winter in America

A Gil Scott-Heron classic...


Sunday, December 27, 2009

"It's not always frozen..."

Now I just watch this:

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"Mais où sont les neiges d'antan?"

I used to see this in the cinema every now and again, bawling my eyes out at the end. The last time I went to see it, I was crying in the car on the way there. Now I can't watch it at all...

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