Babylon

A film of sheer sound and fury, the uncompromising subject matter (it all but anticipates the race riots that engulfed inner cities soon after release) and classic reggae soundtrack helped cement Babylon’s reputation as one of the most powerful and historically significant documents about the black British experience ever made. Babylon stands up today as … Continue reading

Gabor Live

OMFG – so good. 01 Magical Connection (John Sebastian) 02 My Foolish Heart (V. Young/N. Washington) 03 Fly Me To The Moon (Bart Howard) 04 Az eso es en (The Rain And Me) (T. Somló/A. Adamis) 05 Sombrero Sam (Charles Lloyd) 06 Thirteen (Gabor Szabo) 07 My Love (Paul and Linda McCartney) 08 Reinhardt (Wolfgang … Continue reading

Roseland

Portishead’s fantastic Roseland concert filmed in NYC, 1997 “Humming” “Cowboys” “All Mine” “Half Day Closing” “Over” “Only You” “Seven Months” “Numb” “Undenied” “Mysterons” “Sour Times” “Elysium” “Glory Box” “Roads” “Strangers” “Western Eyes”

I Know That Voice

I’ve always loved seeing the people behind character voices and both envy and admire them. What a great gig it must be, not to mention a real party starter – although, I can only imagine how many times they must get asked “C’mon do the voice. Doooo iiiit!” “The talent and range some voice actors … Continue reading

Uprising

20 years after riots ripped through Los Angeles, “Uprising” documents how hip hop forecasted – and some say ignited – the worst civil unrest of the 20th century. The film revisits the riots in gripping detail and draws from a diverse collection of voices — the rappers, rioters, victims, police officers, journalists and everyday citizens … Continue reading

The American Folk-Blues Festival 1962-1966 Vols 1-4

OK, stop what you’re doing, grab a beer and get ready to experience some of the most incredible performances of blues music ever committed to film. Full screen viewing a must. Get schooled. All 4 volumes in their entirety (Vols 2,3 & 4 linked below). 01. T-Bone Walker — Call Me When You Need Me … Continue reading

I’m The (New) Face

The New Faces: A Short Film (Trailer 1) from Dean Chalkley on Vimeo. A huge thanks to JM for reminding me of the internets’ best youth culture photo archive PYMCA (Photographic Youth Music Cultue Archive). It’s been ages since I had a browse through the archives and look forward to doing so in more depth … Continue reading

Cap’n Video’s Beauty Day Documentary

“His cable access television show, The Cap’n Video Show, ran from 1990 to 1995, spawning a small but loyal cult following. Each week Ralph Zavadil performed a series of idiotic and occasionally dangerous stunts, challenging the sensibilities of his small Southern Ontario audience. With the advent of the internet and reality television still years away, his … Continue reading

Pes makes Fresh Guacamole

Watch this visual wonder from Pes. It’s just fantastic. “Clicking on a PES film is to open a safe and suddenly see a million ideas glittering and exploding. The only reason you close the door is to re-open it just after and discover what will pop this time.” Michael Gondry

Last Days Here – Movie Trailer

This trailer alone makes Anvil look like a cakewalk. Should be a heavy, but interesting documentary. LAST DAYS HERE tells the story of Bobby Liebling, lead singer of the cult hard rock/heavy metal band Pentagram. Frozen for decades in his parents’ basement, Bobby’s music is finally discovered by the heavy metal underground. With the help … Continue reading