Archive for January, 2010

The Rolling Stones, Courtesy of SnagFilms

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on January 29, 2010 by johnbuckley100
Our friends at SnagFilms have just posted a five-part documentary on the Stones. We haven’t seen it all, but did dig the footage from the ’72 tour, and Villefranche-Sur-Mer, where Exile On Main Street was recorded.  Good Lord, is that really Anita Pallenberg, circa 2006?  Check out Just For The Record – Part 2, which shows the Stones sucking in the ’70s. Thanks, Snag!

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Oh Thank Heaven, The New Pornographers Have Not Forsaken Us

Posted in Music with tags on January 22, 2010 by johnbuckley100

This just in:

The New Pornographers will have a new album out, entitled Together, on May 4th.  12 Tracks, produced by Phil Palazzolo who produced Challengers.

After a long week, good news…

Savoire Adore At D.C.’s Velvet Lounge 1/22

Posted in Music with tags on January 21, 2010 by johnbuckley100

“Leave the winter behind,” sing Savoire Adore, the latest fun pop duo from Area Code 718, and while we can’t quite do that, we can go see a band that reminds us of Dean and Britta, or even the Asteroids Galaxy Tour.  This doesn’t quite do justice to a really original band that showcases confident craftsmanship and oddly beautiful songs that are just enough off kilter, if you pushed them they’d tip over and land in a different, amusing shape each time.  Songs to sing around an electric campfire.  Fun, pretty ditties with plenty of confectioners sugar atop something much grittier.  Nourishment for a winter’s evening.  At the Velvet Lounge, 915 U Street, Friday night.

Mardi Gras Approaches

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on January 21, 2010 by johnbuckley100

Leica M9, Nokton 50 1.1 wide open.

The Coolest Postage Stamp Ever

Posted in Music with tags on January 20, 2010 by johnbuckley100

The cover of London Calling is now a stamp, courtesy of the Royal Mail.  And we wonder why the U.S. Postal Service is losing money…

New Songs From “Exile On Main Street”?

Posted in Music with tags , on January 16, 2010 by johnbuckley100

Uncut reveals that the remastered version of  the Rolling Stones masterpiece Exile On Main Street will be released on April 12th.  But if that information sets the heart beating fast, consider this:  It will include three previously unreleased songs.  Now, neither “Following The River,” “Plunder My Soul,” nor “Sophia Loren” show up in Martin Elliott’s The Rolling Stones Complete Recording Sessions,” and we don’t seem to have them on any of the bootlegs stored deep in the secure vaults of Tulip Frenzy World HQ.  So this is a very exciting announcement, and we’ve but 90 days or so until we see if this is right.

Fleshtones Greet Their 5th Decade* By Bursting Into Film

Posted in Music with tags , , on January 3, 2010 by johnbuckley100

SnagFilms brain trust, please take note and acquire these rights for your most excellent nonfiction film site: 2010 will see the release of Pardon Us For Living But The Graveyard Was Full, a documentary about The Flestones, only the greatest… well, we’ll leave it there.  The Fleshtones are just the greatest.  And that there’s now a movie about ’em, in addition to the excellent book on them — Sweat, The Story of The Fleshtones, America’s Garage Band — means the ‘Tones Chronicle is now a full-fledged multimedia juggernaut.   I mean after a book and a film, through what medium may we next capture America’s greatest band?  Sculpture?

Can’t wait to see it, and the really fun trailer just whets the appetite.  Happy 201o.

* No, they haven’t been around for 40 plus years (just a mere 34), but having started in the mid-70s, and with this now 2010, we did the math and…

May Old Acquaintance Be Forgot

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on January 1, 2010 by johnbuckley100

Outdoor fire, celebrating the New Year in a Western town, maybe 15 degrees max.  Leica M9, 50mm Summilux, ISO 800, wide open.

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