“We simply cannot overestimate the scale of his operation. He probably lived a far better lifestyle than some of those he ripped off. In the international bootlegging fraternity he is a legend, a mini-god.”
The phone can transport you to places, but you’ll need to know the numbers.
wherein Barry introduces “The Thursday Superfluous Classic Movie Review” while risking to get lynched by a mob of angry PinkFloydians.
We watched Pink Floyd’s The Wall on DVD last weekend. I’d seen the film before but that was in the middle of the late grey 80’s so my memories of it were vague. Before hitting the play-button, I was told to forget about all my preconceptions of PF (pompous millionaire “prog” rock!), or of Bob Geldhof (look! it’s the guy from Live Aid!) for that matter. This of course in fact prompted me to compare them to what I saw and heard. Truth be told, I’m not a big fan of the music score — too much strings, too much- well too much everything — but some of the guitar stuff is great. The movie? Visually an impressive gem (the animations!), the story gripping (Bob’s acting limited to smashing tv-sets, lying in swimmingpools while sporting a look of deep depression), but very self-centered and presented with entirely too much bombast for my taste. These people can probably tell me why I’m wrong.
“Woody Allen,” a radio interviewer says into his microphone, “You’re a film director, a musician, a scriptwriter, an actor, and a comedian… which of these roles do you prefer?”
“Yes,” Woody says succinctly.
— 7 (early 70’s) Interviews with Woody Allen
Do you know where Bruce lives? Try here, and remix it!
Fender is planning to trademark the shape of its Stratocaster (and other models). Heh. “If Fender gets away with this, it will be catastrophic,” says John Suhr, “It’s really kind of hard in this business, because how many different ways can you make a violin? How different can we make these things look?”
Welcome to EUROBAD ’74, an exhibition of Europe’s worst interiors of 1974. (Do not click when suffering from epilepsy)
Humor still belong in news… With his boyish good looks and muscular arms, Rosa played the Latino heartthrob, but also threw his audience a few curves. At one point he spoke of passion and love, then added, “On that note, long live Mr. Frank Zappa.” The crowd hesitated – Frank who? – then cheered anyway.
In one episode of Walkman Busting, recorded in New York’s Union Square, D’Arcangelo talks to a woman listening to Brazilian Capoeira, while nearby, a couple of teenage rockers are listening to the rap metal band Korn. Someone else is listening to classical, and he recounts an amusing tale of accidentally erasing one of Frank Zappa’s demo tapes.