lunes, 29 de agosto de 2016
domingo, 28 de agosto de 2016
▶Black Wire·'Attack! Attack! Attack!'
▶Dax Riggs·'Night Is The Notion'
▶Iggy Pop·'Repo Man'
▶Baba Zula·'Küçük Kurbağ'
▶Wall Of Voodoo·'Back In Flesh'
▶Texacala Jones·'Even If'
sábado, 27 de agosto de 2016
"You can not walk straight when the road bends". With such gypsy proverb, adopted as subtitle, begins this documentary wich testifies the US tour organized by the World Music Institute with five bands as a glorious example of the different destinations of the Rom people after centuries of travel and persecution when they departed from the original India. So in it we can attend the gathering of styles and sentiments among the fanfares of Taraf De Haïdouks and Fanfare Ciocărlia (Romania), the gypsy blues of historical singer and humanitarian activist Esma Redzepova (Macedonia), who sings the Roma anthem 'Gelem Gelem', the Flamenco from Jerez of Antonio El Pipa and Juana la del Pipa and company (Spain), or the ragas of Maharaja (India), the last ones representing their own way the source and root of the whole show. Privileged those who had the fortune to attend the shows.
martes, 23 de agosto de 2016
Soundwalk Collective & Patti Smith - Fearfully In Danger (Nico)
Volksbühne, Berlin 2014
'Killer Road - A Tribute to Nico' (2016)
Soundwalk Collective + Patti Smith + Jesse Paris Smith + Tina Frank
Mira tambiénWatch also
>Memoir Of Disintegration (Soundwalk Collective + Nan Goldin + Richard Kern + David Wojnarowicz)
domingo, 21 de agosto de 2016
Iggy Pop - I Got a Right
TopPop (Holanda) 1978
TV Eye Live 1977 (1978) promo playback
Anytime I want I got a right to sing
No matter what they say
Cuando quiera tengo derecho a cantar
No importa lo que digan
Mira tambiénWatch also
>Iggy Pop - Some Weird Sin (TopPop 1978)
>Iggy Pop - Lust For Life (TopPop 1977)
domingo, 14 de agosto de 2016
sábado, 13 de agosto de 2016
viernes, 12 de agosto de 2016
'X: The Unheard Music' (W.T. Morgan, 1986) is an excellent documentary, almost like a visual and musical feast, that briefly explores the personalities and lives and the sound and vicissitudes of the existence of one of the original punk bands in Los Angeles, so poorly adknowledged by the general public as hugely influential in the rock world and quite ahead of time, their music basically a very "sui generis" amalgam of punk and rock'n'roll wich would reflect in many bands some years later, while big money was made instead then by others with popular radio oriented rock songs.
Exene Cervenka (X), 1980. Michael Hyatt
jueves, 11 de agosto de 2016
Miron Zownir, photographer of margins of society, also semi-autobiographical but for the most part fiction writer and (his first and most precious goal) very personal filmmaker, speaks widely in this documentary of his life, which led him to integrate among the first punks and skinheads in London or Berlin or to a precarious existence in New York and Los Angeles, where among other things was extra for Hollywood films or failed drugs debt collector, and of his work, for which he has portrayed, among many other extreme issues, American years of sexual and drugs debauchery or the most forgotten inhabitants of New York or Moscow, and numerous characters from the bohemian borderlife. In the footage he defines the word "radical", with which he is so strongly associated, as a hopeless subjectivity without expectations, a vehemency that for better or worse seem to make his work appear to regular society as a provocative statement, a constant in the story of outsiders and the differents.
lunes, 8 de agosto de 2016
Now that Boss Hog are back on the road (don't miss the chance if you can) with the launch of a new EP, is a good time, like any other, to listen again to the magnificent first EP (never released on CD) by both ex-Pussy Galore Christina Martinez and her partner Jon Spencer (Blues Xplosion), initially formed to fill a vacancy night at the legendary CBGB and in which Jonathan, it is said, played naked. A tradition in the family, it seems: Christina is the naked model on the cover. This debut EP was produced by Steve Albini.
domingo, 7 de agosto de 2016
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>B & W
▶Les Rallizes Dénudés·'Night Of The Assasins'
▶Boss Hog·'Wichita Grey'
▶Boss Hog·'Ski Bunny'
▶Boss Hog·'What The Fuck'
▶Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind·'Aldecide'
▶Jim Jones & The Righteous Mind·'Boil Yer Blood'
▶Elizabeth Cotten·'Going Down The Road'
▶Blues Saraceno·'Run On For a Long Time'
▶Blues Saraceno·'Dogs Of War'
▶Daniel Johnston·'True Love Will Find You In The End'
jueves, 4 de agosto de 2016
'De Ce Eu?' ('Why Me?') is a Romanian film first premiered internationally the past year 2015, wich recreates, under changed names, the case of young prosecutor Cristian Panait, who commited suicide (murdered according to other sources) when he decided to stand against the corrupted system wich initially promoted him.
miércoles, 3 de agosto de 2016
viernes, 29 de julio de 2016
It seems recreating on film the life of figures of music is a topic that, although usually achieving impact on a body of people, especially those who are less familiar with the biography of the portrayed or maybe some obsesive fans, at the end it results in a double-edged game because to say the least the usual approach tends to reduce great moments of popular culture to a caricature. For me personally I find it more bearable to watch a documentary than a biopic, because it is also difficult to dramatize the difficult circumstances of real life for creative people in about an hour and a half. All these recent films suffer, to my taste, from that problem but anyway are far more interesting, if only for being a part of the history of the last century, that almost all the rest of the films screening which are most often weak. In this case the films are 'Miles Ahead ', about the lost years of Miles Davis,' I Saw The Light 'and 'Born To Be Blue', on the conflicts and excesses of Hank Williams and Chet Baker respectively, and 'Elvis and Nixon' on the delirious meeting of two lunatics. In the end the best for those interested in those lives is to get to read some good books on the subject. Or simply listening to their music. But none of the four cases seem a total waste of time, since they all have some appreciable details. Anyway, over here I leave notice of the existance of these four films for if someone interested was unaware.
Elvis posando para su misión especialPosing for a secret mission
sábado, 16 de julio de 2016
Nota informativa: La muestra, que para la ocasión consta de una selección de 15 imágenes en impresión fina digital, puede desplazarse en itinerancia posteriormente a cuanto lugar lo requiera, ampliándose según oferta y presupuesto en número de imágenes y tamaño de las copias, complementada (igualmente dependiendo de las circunstancias) con textos o incluso si es posible actuación musical, etc.
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▶Le Cabaret De L'Impasse·'Red Right Hand' (Nick Cave)
viernes, 15 de julio de 2016
When François Truffaut already had directed a few acclaimed films he stated that one of his biggest influences was Hitchcock, something that seemed not sufficiently modern or appropriate enough to criticism of the moment. He escaped from that ignorant nonsense with an interview-book that paid homage to the master and dissected, title by title, some of his keys in a long conversation with the help of a translator and photographer Philippe Hasmann immortalizing part of the long meeting. The book became a sort of a bible for cinema history, a long praise on that indispensable conceptual work but at the same time mathematics of suspense that gave so many masterpieces. All the converation is full of rich information but suffice to point out, for example, the basic statement from Hitchcock leaving clear that everything exists in sight thanks to the lights and shadows. This recent documentary deals with that meeting and its impact.
jueves, 14 de julio de 2016
These images belong to the known as the Fifth Thule Expedition, wich took place between 1921 and 1924 and was funded by the University of Copenhagen. In it seven men, including the Greenlandic half Eskimo, pioneer of expeditions to the Arctic, Knud Rasmussen and his friend Peter Freuchen, traveled 29000 kilometers from Greenland to the Pacific with the intention of delving into the customs and origins of the Inuits. In this adventure, which for some of the aborigins meant their first contact with white civilized men, they spent time with different tribes, collecting large amount of anthropological data on the people under study. The Thule Atlas site is full of info on this expedition, including images of the adventure. Rasmussen wrote a diary about it that is dramatized in the Canadian film 'The Journals Of Knud Rasmussen' (2006). In various books he detailed the total of seven expeditions wich he took part of, the last of them resulting in fatality to his health. He also advised on the set of polar expeditionary dramatic film 'SOS Iceberg' (1933), wich featured as part of the cast Leni Riefenstahl, of later infamous-fame as the director of bombastic Nazi promotional films.