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Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Network


Network

The new two-disc release of Network is out today, and that's a good thing. The old transfer left much to be desired, and this new edition features a commentary by Sidney Lumet. Dog Day Afternoon's new two-disc is also out today, also w/ a Lumet commentary. You can get those two and All The President's Men (new 2-disc) in the "Controversial Classics Vol 2" set and save about 15 bucks.

I don't know what it says about the IMDB that Network is no longer in their top 250; it was 197 a few years back. Considered by some to be the best screenplay ever written, Network is a dire prediction of what network news would become, and twenty years later in this age of infotainment, we see how prophetic it was. CNN has a brief article/interview with Lumet that talks about that, among other things.

Note: film posts will probably follow the same format as this one: images linked to Amazon, titles linked to IMDB.

clap your pharmacists say ted


photo: http://www.pastemagazine.com/action/article?article_id=2336

clap your hands say yeah - live on woxys lounge. so much silence has four tracks split from clap your hands say yeah's Sept '05 appearance on woxy's lounge acts- including one unreleased track, Cigarettes. For some reason, I waited until last week to get CYHSY's album- i guess i over-did it on the three mp3's I got last summer... but I don't foresee a similar problem with the album.


photo: http://www.tedleo.com

Of equal interest, you aint no picasso linked up two new Ted Leo demos.

Monday, February 27, 2006

Bronson!



Premiering tonight- Bronson! Starring Adam Buck, with brief supporting appearances by chumpmaster, jayna, and yours truly. Great stuff.

elementary thought process



elementary thought process

'til I figure out if and where I can host mp3s, accept this link to purevolume. these guys are from the big city here (Johnstown); they've been playing like crazy the past few years, getting better and better. the two songs available for download are from their newest release, In Hiding.

Sunday, February 26, 2006

miles & trane

The point? Most likely, to pass along teachings, film, literature, music, poems, lyrics, verses, and scriptures of import and interest. To link up some mp3s, for sure. To work out a few things on "paper"

This inaugural link, courtesy of one Spencer Myers, is sublime:
Miles Davis & John Coltrane: So What