Here’s what I tweeted: Because I just finished watching ‘Apocalypse Now Redux,’ some tunes from the era – CCR, ‘Run through the Jungle’ -http://tinysong.com/iu9E Jefferson Airplane, ‘Volunteers’ - http://tinysong.com/B4NX Rolling Stones, ‘Midnight Rambler’ - http://tinysong.com/80SE The Doors, ‘The End’ - http://tinysong.com/klWE One more: Rolling Stones, ‘Paint It Black’ - http://tinysong.com/1Txe The Doors song is the only one on the sound [...]
Since this was Remembrance Day, I posted a link to Twitter about a Feb. 27, 2008 post based on the monologue of Col. Walter Kurtz (Marlon Brando) to Capt. Benjamin L. Willard (Martin Sheen) in the masterpiece-level 1979 film Apocalypse Now Redux (The horror, the horror). I particularly liked the writing, and the truth within, [...]
The Forgotten Rebels out of Hamilton were a great Canadian punk band (saw them perform at Edmonton’s Ambassador Hotel circa 1985. Probably still have the gig pictures somewheres). Here they are performing one of their classic tunes, Surfin’ on Heroin: Here’s the studio version, taken from the band’s MySpace page. I think I like the [...]
Saw the monster Martin Scorsese movie Taxi Driver tonight at the Bell Light Box. It’s unquestionably one of the great films of the 1970s (it’s number 45 on TIFF’s list of the 100 essential films), and I love the way it captures the street life of Manhattan during that period of urban decay in the Big [...]
This is what you see when you approach the Niagara River in the Glen: I think it’s a pretty awesome sight. My fishing excursion took me a few hundred metres south of that site to an eddy above the rapids. I could see plenty of evidence of salmon present, but they had no interest in indulging me. One clip captures [...]
Blog habitué Dio Clese, who blogs himself at News Gadgets, passed along this treat! (thanks!) He also passed on this Wired article on the Taiwan-based company that creates these newsimations — Next Media Animations (NWA): Taiwan Tabloid Sensation Next Media Recreates the News. Some earlier, related posts: Dec. 10, 2009 – About that Tiger Woods animation Dec. [...]
I tweeted the following tonight: The intersection of #TIFF10, fans & stars has me thinking of one film — and one film only: http://bit.ly/aTvt1L Of course I meant Martin Scorsese’s incomparable The King of Comedy:
Hopefully, you will have seen that as a The Night of the Hunter reference — one of my favourite films of all time. Here’s a YouTube clip: Here’s Roger Ebert’s review. I find it to be spot-on.