Thursday, December 23, 2010

18 degrees below

Below are some links sent to me by a friend who attended to a recent Russian Napoleonic event - (a not for public battle) that took place in 18 degrees below with knee high snow. Lots of frostbitten reenactors enjoying themselves in sub zero temperatures...hope that is festive enough for you..

Monday, December 13, 2010

R L Burnside 'Shake 'em on down'

We haven't had any blues recently on this blog so let's take care of that oversight right now with this enjoyable groove from the great R L himself. 'Shake 'em on down' - who did the original? I'm guessing (and I'm guessing mind) it might be Tommy McClennan. It has been around the block a few times in different hands - Bukka White, Doctor Ross...the list is long. This version seems inspired by the Fred McDowell version.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

What's New Pussycat?

A film with Peter Sellers and Woody Allen? Has to be good right? isn't that good but like a lot of 60s movies it's a must-see.

'The Knack - and how to get it' trailer

I am going to do a short season of 60s films - this is a must see from Richard Lester. Of course pretty dated nowadays but then that's the point.

Yardbirds in Antonioni's Blow Up

This was the first film I had on VHS - taped off the telly and watched rather a lot. Originally this scene was to have the Who hence the guitar smashing - the club is a carefully reconstruction of the Ricky Tic Club. One of the great 60s movies I guess - up there with the best of the Swinging London films. I think this film influenced me into buying some white trousers...