Free track from the upcoming record by Birmingham, Alabama rock band, Teen Getaway.
Nifty rehearsal video from Robyn Hitchcock, who has a new record coming in March, “Love from London.”
Unfortunately, his old record label has blocked most of the videos for the songs that got me “into” his music years ago, even the tunes he posted on his own YouTube page! Bummer.
Suffice to say that the R.E.M., Billy Bragg, Robyn Hitchcock shows were legendary.
The Original Director’s Cut, digitally remastered in Hi-Definition and remixed in 5.1 & DTS Restored to the original “Director’s Cut” length of 109 minutes. Almost 100 minutes of never-before-seen multi-camera angle footage. Completely re-mastered in Hi-Definition and 5.1 surround from the original film elements and multi-tracks. Presented in its original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.1:85. Packed with a 32 page collectable booklet. Commentary by Director Jeff Stein. Ultimate edition also includes: Multi Camera Angles – An extremely rare feature that is almost 100 minutes and featuring as many as 6 angles including a Pete cam, a Roger cam, a Moonie cam and an Ox cam. Making of the DVD – 40 minute feature offering an in-depth look at how the film was restored. Audio Comparison – This 8 minute feature provides a direct side-by-side comparison of the before and after audio. Video Comparison – This 6 minute feature provides a direct side-by-side comparison of the before and after so people can see what they’ve been missing all these 24 years! The Ox – A very special audio feature allowing the user to select an isolated audio track of legendary bassist John Entwistle. The Who’s London – An interactive feature offering the viewer a video tour of Who landmarks. Trivia Games – Questions to test your knowledge with a prize of a newly mixed 5.1 rendering of the album version of “Who Are You” playing a video light/slide show and a long lost recording of Ringo Starr. English Subtitles – Figuring out the lyrics the band is singing is one thing, but deciphering what they say while screaming over each other is a whole other puzzle. (Amazon)
Daniel Johnston is a manic-depressive genius singer/songwriter/artist, revealed in this portrait of madness, creativity and love. The Devil and Daniel Johnston is a stunning portrait of a musical and artistic genius who nearly slipped away. Director Jeff Feurzeig exquisitely depicts a perfect example of brilliance and madness going hand in hand with subject Daniel Johnston. As an artist suffering from manic depression with delusions of grandeur, Daniel Johnston’s wild fluctuations, numerous downward spirals, and periodic respites are exposed in this deeply moving documentary. (review)
High Lonesome – The Story of Bluegrass Music
Opening sequence from the feature documentary by Rachel Liebling.
New York Times review by Janet Maslin:
“High Lonesome: The Story of Bluegrass Music” is one of those enthralling documentaries that draw their heretofore-unexplored subject matter with supreme ease. You need not have the slightest interest in bluegrass music to find this film a fascinating bit of Americana, a patchwork of historical, moral and cultural influences that conspired in creating an unusually pure American folk tradition.
Rachel Liebling, who makes this an exceptionally enterprising musical portrait, communicates vast, toe-tapping enthusiasm for her material. She also displays prodigious research, as well as a deep understanding of the forces that conspired to create bluegrass…this is music to make the spirit soar.
Trailer for Martin Scorsese’s film starring The Band, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Muddy Waters,Van Morrison, Dr John, Ronnie Hawkins, Ron Wood, Ringo Starr, Neil Diamond, Joni Mitchell, The Staples, Emmylou Harris, Paul Butterfield