You better get your bags and Bein A Dad - Loudon Wainwright III - 40 Odd Years (CD). Posted in Rock and Roll. Tagged customergarfunkelsimonSongs. Tagged crosbydowney jr. For those of you unfamiliar with the Bowie ouvre heathens! Keep your electric eye on me babe Put your ray gun to my head Press your space face close to mine, love Freak out in a moonage daydream, oh yeah! Freak out, far out, way out.
And that is, if I can hazard a guess, one of the primary reasons that Bowie still strikes a chord with so many music lovers and musicians. I mention watching the Pennebaker film with Kieran, my 9 year-old.
I think it started withFlight of the Conchords, who definitely have a Bowie fixation e. Tracey has fantasies of Kieran as the Goblin King with Luli as a butterfly-winged fairy or Kate Bush — hey, it might just happen. One of the coolest things about having kids is passing on your enthusiasms to them, but you also never know what direction they will take them.
Tagged bowieRock and RollSongsziggy stardust. I wish that I knew what I know now When I was younger. I wish that I knew what I know now When I was stronger. Poor young grandson, theres nothing I can say Youll have to learn, just like me And thats the hardest way Ooh la la. Written by Faces bassist and principal songwriter Ronnie Lane, the instrumental track was cut while vocalist Rod Stewart was on the road promoting one of his early solo albums.
Meanwhile, her other work in this mode seems also likely to be more interesting than the usual run of the gothic lines of the times, including her Heyeresque sequelization of Austen: Margaret St.
Clair has been only very inadequately represented in collections so far, despite a decent selection in the Greenberg compilation, which nonetheless slights her fantasy and horror work in favor of her sf, I'd say I've had the great pleasure to read some of the stories I hadn't realized were uncollected at least in a volume of her workparticulary from St. Clair's run around the turn of the s in Weird Taleswhile for reasons I'm not yet clear on, she seemingly preferred to publish as "Idris Seabright" in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in the same years.
Labels: C. Somehow, Bein A Dad - Loudon Wainwright III - 40 Odd Years (CD) someone who started reading sf regularly in the s, the notion of The Hugo Winners volumes being out of print is remarkable, to say the least Even the third Asimov volume, and the much more recent Connie Willis and Gregory Benford-edited volumes which followed Asimov's death, are all out of print For now.
Collecting the short fiction which won the World SF Convention polls, with their writers given variations on the trophy pictured on the back cover of the SFBC edition, named in honor of the pioneering editor, publisher and writer Hugo Gernsback, seemed a pretty natural idea.
Asimov brought a sense of fannish patter and his toastmaster's skill to the introductions to the three volumes he oversaw; he was originally chosen to edit as much as editing was needed as the biggest name in sf who had not ever won the award, which fate he inveighed against with mostly good humor in the individual story introductions as well as the general introductions to each volume, collected as jacketed above for the perennial Science Fiction Book Club omnibus.
One clumsy oversight by Asimov, leaving out Fritz Leiber's "Ship of Shadows" from the second volume even when its award-winning status is noted in the appendix, is even worse than the clumsy mistitling of Robert Bloch's "That Hell-Bound Train" as "The Hell-Bound Train" in the first volume The stories that won the awards and since Brian Aldiss's "Hothouse" series of stories won the short-fiction award inno individual story was selected as representative for inclusion in the book, rather another slight are at this remove an impressive bunch, though not uniformly so Bloch's story was also the first no-bones-about-it fantasy to win what began its run as the Science Fiction Achievement Award, though the "Hothouse" cycle, Avram Davidson's "Or All the Seas with Oysters" and the Jack Vance "The Dragon Masters" were almost textbook examples of what was meant by science fantasy, when that term was not being used to cover the whole range of fantastic fiction, as speculative fiction and "fantastika" are often used today.
Harlan Ellison's "'Repent, Harlequin! The Daniel Keyes has always trembled on the edge of excessive sentimentality without falling in; the Leiber which is present, another utter fantasy, is still as powerful a fable now as it was then.
Clifford Simak, Arthur C. Miller, Jr. Labels: fantasy fictionFriday's "Forgotten" Bookshorror fictionHugo Awards; science fiction. The Teo Macero tracks on What's New? As in, time for some barking and nipping, and not just of the owners of the RCA masters for Russell. As with ebooks not exactly solving all our OP books problems, not by a long shot, so too has the failure of mp3 and similar technology to speed certain reissue plows been disenheartening It's a nice reading of "Yesterday" by the MJQ, the bonus Bein A Dad - Loudon Wainwright III - 40 Odd Years (CD).
Two of the more influential critical volumes in my reading so far, from often maligned critics I remember a typically inane parody of Simon by David Sedaris in The New Yorkertoo representative of both writer and magazineabout which I will have more to write after doctor visits and other business this morning! And now we dig in a little.
Both of these books are out of print, which is ridiculous, but some of Ellison notably a new edition of Harlan Ellison's Watching with a Leonard Maltin intro and much of Simon huge compilations of even longer stretches of his film crit are still earning some royalties, one hopes.
Both men are seen as cantankerous, but are both relatively free of overarching ideology so much as personal conviction in their reviews However, both bring a wide-ranging knowledge of the arts and beyond to their work, and an incisive writing style, and a love and knowledge of their chose areas of study Ellison notes that one of the columns collected in Other managed to reach Spiro Agnew, in which the Veep was accused jokingly of masturbating with copies of Reader's Digestand Agnew let it be known through back channels that He Didn't Like This, and Ace put the first book out of print, and cancelled the contract on the second, allowing Pyramid to have it as one of the new books in their mids Ellison program with Agnew by this time already facing his post-political career.
This volume includes his reviews of some pretty impressive examples of the good and bad of television of that time, and a valuable example of a script he was commissioned to do for the Young, Hip, Relevant series The Storefront Lawyers And Ellison gets to note how the episode is messed with.
The instructional aspect is comparable to his essay "With the Eyes of a Demon Meanwhile, Simon keeps his wit and grace about him even when excoriating some of the worst excesses of the films of the '70s and '80s. His praise for the advances of the art, including the works of Ingmar Bergman and consistent Rara-Avis punching bag The Long Goodbye as scripted by Leigh Brackett from the Chandler novel and directed by Robert Altmanare at least as searching and enthusiastic as his rending of the gauche and self-indulgent, including such monsters of self-indulgence as Jean-Luc Godard and Barbra Streisand, two of his targets which seem to get him in the worst trouble with the shallow of varying stripes.
And, of course, he was in a short film for Saturday Night Live some years back. Both men are feeling their years, these days, and neither is actively publishing film or television criticism though Simon is still, I believe, writing about stage drama even after being clumsily fired by New York magazine a few years back. Neither has nothing left to prove, however, and digging into their work, and the work they admire, you will be rewarded if you explore.
For more "forgotten" books, please see Patti Abbott's blog Along with another versatile writer in The GroupWilliam F. He is listed as the solo editor for the psychological-horror anthology The Fiend in You Ballantine Beaumont's premise, summed up in the introduction, is that the traditional fear-figures--ghosts, shape-shifters, witches, Bein A Dad - Loudon Wainwright III - 40 Odd Years (CD), etc.
After centuries of outstanding service to the human imagination, the classic terrors And we feel sorry for them. But we are not afraid of them any more. The new monster he focuses on is The Mind. Beaumont quips, in Robert Blochian fashion, that "These stories must be taken internally. Any one of them could serve to prod the slumbering fiend in you.
Several had been previously published as recently as '62, though a few of the tales date back to the s and late '40s. With the Mind as monster as a thematic link, Beaumont pillaged distinct genres to fill out this book. The first of the sixteen stories is Matheson's "Finger Prints," about the male narrator's uncomfortable encounter and subsequent victimization on a bus by a manipulative passenger I had not previously read the yarn but noted its connection to other very personal short stories and novels by the author which pit a contemporary man against a force which upsets his equanimity and even threatens his masculinity.
Is there any chance of another Tom Petty conversation please? Not sure. And perhaps Randy Newman? This is a definite yes. I am working to convince Randy — one of the greatest songwriters and musicians and thinkers this country has ever produced — to do a whole book with me, to be Conversations with Randy Newman.
I have known him for a long time, and interviewed him several times, and know his work inside out. And am in awe of him.
Both on their own trajectory totally. Both astounding musicians and composers and very brilliant men. Randy is, without a doubt, also the funniest songwriter I have ever met.
He is a great humorist. He has yet to agree to doing a whole book — but is entertaining the idea. Well, yes! That is both a privilege and a thrill, and makes me happy to be alive. Among other things. So I will certainly print that interview in our pages, and hopefully others.
Randy and I are meeting soon to discuss the potential of the book, and answer his questions about it. Bob Dylan? I am confident I will get to interview Mr. Dylan again. Not sure when, but I know it will happen. I never got to finish my first interview with him — we were right in the midst of a great talk, and had to stop. We could have easily gone on for hours. We had a great connection.
Getting Dylan for SongTalk was a huge coup for me back in when I did it — I think that was the year — and put SongTalk on the proverbial map. It was his first interview in about ten years at that time, and the only one ever just to focus on his song writing. Which seems like an appropriate place to focus with Bob Dylan.
You can find that interview at Bluerailroad www. Sometimes in life you have a certainty about the future, a knowingness. What about Joni Mitchellis there any possibility do you think that she may ever record again? I would certainly love to interview her. I love Joni dearly. She is one of the greatest among greats. One of the few songwriters to be as innovative and inventive and inspirational with music as with lyrics.
Most are best with one or the other, but not Joni. Sadly, she has been marred by the marketplace. Poor record sales for past albums and lack of radio play has convinced her, I surmise, to conclude that she should cease making music and devote herself to her painting.
This is a loss for the world. Great artists must transcend the marketplace. That is the best route. Allow the perceived failure to lead you into new music. He created one of the greatest albums of all time feeling that he had failed, so he could be free. I hope she gets beyond it. There are millions of people like me and like you, Syd, who Bein A Dad - Loudon Wainwright III - 40 Odd Years (CD) cherish any new music from Joni.
As I would cherish an opportunity to interview her. Though I have tried forever, I have never convinced her to do one. I even produced and wrote a tribute to her in which she performed and Graham Nash read a speech I wrote — and he rewrote.
And after this event, I told her the kind of interview I would do with her. And I have yet to interview her. But I know we could have an astounding conversation, as I know her work and admire it so much, and I could also discuss with her the intersection of painting and music — of visual with musical and literary art.
Paul, you have now illustriously reached over one thousand photographs in your flickr photo-stream already, that is quite prolific photography! Which are your personal favourites and why? I have many favourites. I like the ones that show human triumph over adversity. Her entire face was reconstructed. And she just beamed with maternal love and pride.
It was beautiful. And I asked if I could take their photo, and like any happy mother she said sure. So that one is special. Also my photo of Ray, a homeless man I met at Hollywood and Vine. He was in a terrible car accident, which damaged his brain and he lost an eye.
He had a glass eye, but his body rejected it, and he used up all his insurance money and ending up on the street. I also love photos of beautiful people. My friend Marketa Janksa is a beautiful model from Bohemia who was a Playboy centrefold. Miss July, So she is conventionally very beautiful.
But she is also on a golden path in life- a musician and songwriter and singer, and a really focused, clear, loving person. So those are just a few examples. Can you tell us more about some of your incredible subjects? What do you feel makes them such good photographic subjects? Amy is beautiful and amazing. She contains multitudes, to paraphrase Whitman.
I first saw her and met her when she was doing her mime act in a vaudeville show at the El Cid in Hollywood. She was entrancing. Silence and repose and poetry in the midst of bawdy madness. I instantly wanted to photograph her — and did take many that night — onstage and backstage. I remember there was another photographer backstage taking her photo, and I wanted to elbow him out of the way! Then I had a clear vision — like a waking dream — of Amy, the mime, in the alleyways of Hollywood.
A Chaplinesque visual poem. So I wrote her an email, inviting her to do a shoot in Hollywood. But then out of the blue one day I got an email telling me she had a mime gig that night in Hollywood and could meet me for a photo shoot.
It was a dream for me. Come true. We met — and walked all around Hollywood — into the spectral alleyways — out on the old boulevards. And I got hundreds of amazing photos. Some I have still yet to process. It was overwhelming. I had never gotten so many good photos of one person before. So much poetry and grace in her images. Then we went out for pizza after our shoot. And she looked so cool eating pizza in her mime face — using a fork so as not to wreck her makeup — that I took a shot of her eating pizza, and even that photo — though she was off the clock, so to speak — came out great.
And we became friends. Then she told me she was performing as a singer-juggler, sans the whiteface. And I was out on the patio of El Cid with friends — and out she came — and she looked so lovely — and I knew it was her. And she was in a macabre Halloween show — and I photographed that. And did a great photo shoot with her in October in the Hollywood Forever cemetery a kind of a spectre, a ghost. And we did a photo session of her on stilts with long pants, so she is a giant with a point hat — in front of great murals near the old tracks of the Southern Pacific railroad in North Hollywood.
And those photos are colourful and dreamlike and surreal. Among my favorites. The other night I saw her do a clown act with Charles Schneider — and it was amazing — hilarious, right on the line between charming and macabre.
Great stuff. And a good and sweet friend. And a courageous spirit. I met Billy Beck cause of Amy. She invited me to the old Moose Lodge in Burbank one night — told me a man who was a clown at the Cirque Medrano in Paris along with Buster Keaton was going to appear. Billy Beck.
I was hoping he would come in costume and makeup. He gave a slide-show and talk and a funny vaudeville routine. Afterwards I asked him if he would do a photo session — as a clown. He used to portray a poetic sad Emmett Kelly clown. He said sure, and I had to call him a few times to get him to commit.
So one day I got him to commit, and I drove over to his hillside Silverlake home, just east of Hollywood. And there he was - in full clown regalia. Sad clown. So poetic. And with a top hat and prop violin. And also kind of a cap. Two different collars with ties. And we talked, and shot photos in and around his house and down on the street. It was another dream. But that he loved it. Had fun, he said, more fun than acting. And then the photos. They are so beautiful.
Like Amy, he literally looks good in every shot. I am looking at two right now — I have them framed here in my office. Colour ones and black and white. His image is so poignant, so full of poetry and jubilant sorrow. And he radiates joy and love in his photos. In the sunshine pocket of bliss. And he looks great in any guise — in any hat, in any outfit — in his Halloween vampire makeup.
And in any setting. On the grass, in the ice cream store, in a TV studio dressing room mirror. He often gets tired of his daddy taking so many photos. People think I indulge him by shooting his picture so much. Quite the opposite. Do you have any news on Doc's disappearance?
I wish I did. There is a homeless man named Bill who knew him, and now Bill is gone, too. Both have vanished. I miss Doc. Amongst some of the more obvious, you often write some intriguing and sometimes seemingly cryptic tags to your photographs, which add to the experience of viewing your stream. I'm thinking of in particular, amongst others.
Can you explain these for us? Well, writing funny and obscure tags is just kind of an exercise in working in the margins, drawing outside of the lines. I like being creative in as many areas as possible. Even when I was a kid in school, I would invent creative pseudonyms for my homework. This amused my sixth grade teacher. I do it mostly for my own amusement. People very rarely venture beyond the accepted norm. But what is normalcy anyway? I have always enjoyed the resonance of taking song lines out of context — and I know other songwriters — such as Dylan and Simon — respond to this as well, as I have spoken to both about certain lines outside of the matrix of the song.
And people often pick up on these lines — such as you, Syd! And you are the only one to ever add tags, which I love. I also include names of people in my life and thoughts at that moment, people in my real life and in the news, or in my imagined life. And foreign phrases, just because I love the look and rhythm of other languages besides English.
I started seeing a lot — it seemed like I always turned to the clock exactly when it was and it seemed significant but I was unsure why. Then some friends mentioned the same phenomenon. So I did a little research and discovered there are thousands — maybe more — people seeing And their belief — to state it simply knowing full well this will sound preposterous to many — is that beings from another dimension of consciousness — angels, if you will, for lack of a better term — are using that signal to contact us — to let us know we can evolve the spirit, we can move mankind to a higher level of consciousness, we can change the world by connecting with spirit.
Even Flickr has an group. So I like the idea of putting it there in my tags for other people to see — and thus spreading the good spirit, the positivity. Like finding a penny guess this would be an American symbol — the heads-up penny? Not sure exactly what's going on? Girls with swords in nightwear but digging this tune "Casual Diamond. Labels: Video. Lana Del-Rey "Blue Jeans" video. Kevchino Likey! Spearheaded by Brooklyn-based guitarist Kevin Serra, Cloud Seeding is a music singles project conceived as a space of collaboration to showcase vocalists he admires.
Nadler is the first vocalist to team up with Serra, penning the vocals for this song. Directed by Christopher Arcellathe video features actors Ray Lorini and Vera Balyura on a cosmic love journey and can be watched at below. Tuesday, August 23, Matt Bauer interview. Erick Mertz interviews Matt Bauer for kevchino. We filmed in the tram to Roosevelt Island and in a rowboat in Central Park. Then after a long day of live filming, we sat on a bench in Central Park for this interview.
Read it here. Check out the full roster below. A Limited amount of single day tickets will be available at the door day of. Pick up tickets at Brown Paper Tickets here. Read more info here. Were counting the days till we have this on our drives.
She reminds me of Nancy Sinatra and has a little bit of Amy Winehouse vibe. Friday, August 05, New Music - Pandit. I just stumbled upon this cool dreamy artist called Pandit. Pandit consists of Lance Smith of Lumberton, Texas.
Download it for FREE here. Faces On Film is Mike Fiore who has an extremely unique and beautiful voice for a male singer. It calls to mind a young Neil Young but a bit more silkier, like Jeff Buckley. He played solo using both acoustic and electric guitars. Faces on Film - Manitoba Acoustic by mikefiore Marissa Nadler took the stage wearing a red dress and started right into her solo set.
She sounded amazing. Hats off to the soundman who helped project her beautiful sounds perfectly by blending her voice and guitar throughout the room. Marissa switched microphones in this song to one filled with reverb and delay and did a bit of a vocal solo with layered melodies. Mike Fiore of Faces on Film then joined Marissa on stage and played guitar and sang harmonies with her for the latter half of her set and brought a more alt-country vibe to her songs, giving them an interesting nuance.
She was quickly convinced to return for and encore by the loud and persistent crowd. Check out Erika's track "6 More Weeks" below. Arriving in Los Angeles for a second consecutive show, at the second and in my opinion a far more sumptuous venue; Blonde Redhead graced the stage of the El Rey Theatre.
Focusing predominantly on the most Bein A Dad - Loudon Wainwright III - 40 Odd Years (CD) album "Penny Sparkle," they also touched on "23" and "Misery Is A Butterfly," making it a treat for their audience members of multiple eras.
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