Tag Archives: rock music

What More Can We Do?

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: We are the Village Green Preservation Society. God save Donald Duck, vaudeville and variety. We are the Desperate Dan Appreciation Society. God save strawberry jam and all the different varieties. Preserving the old ways from being … Continue reading

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Notes on “Eight Days a Week”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “Eight Days a Week,” Ron Howard’s new documentary on the Beatles’ touring years, isn’t anything new, and yet it caused me to see its subject in a new light. Like similar works it uses the Beatles as a … Continue reading

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“Janis: Little Girl Blue”

Paleo Retiree writes: Even though my wife and I have watched a few other docs about Janis Joplin — many of the sources, interviewees and anecdotes here were awfully familiar to us — we still enjoyed this new one, directed by Amy … Continue reading

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“Plush”

Paleo Retiree writes: Interesting / awful film by Catherine Hardwicke, who did the first “Twilight” movie, which I haven’t seen and don’t plan to see. It’s an interesting movie because Hardwicke is very talented; it’s an awful one because of … Continue reading

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Notes on “Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me”

Fabrizio del Wrongo writes: “Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me” is ostensibly a documentary about ’70s cult band Big Star, and it’s good at being that, but its stealth subjects are the state of rock ‘n’ roll in the ’70s … Continue reading

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The Beach Boys’ Third Studio Album: Surfer Girl

Sax von Stroheim writes: The last album in their Early Surfin’ Trilogy. We have moved from the Specific to the Mythic. Of the title song, Mike Love tells us “the words were found on a tablet in a field in … Continue reading

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David Chase’s Small Movie for the Big Screen

Sax von Stroheim writes: Not Fade Away (David Chase, 2012) A few different ways into talking about this movie: As you probably notice, I pay a bit of attention to current movies, but, even so, I completely missed that this … Continue reading

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Best Rock Intros

Fenster writes: Here is a 2006 Chicago Tribune article by Mark Caro making an attempt at naming the best rock intros of all time.  Granted, the article is a bit old but does it make a difference?  Most of the … Continue reading

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