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MOVIE REVIEW – Selma

Posted on 19 January 2015

MOVIE REVIEW SELMA I Have A Cinematic Dream… by Doug Young Starring David Oyelowo, Carmen Ejogo, Tom Wilkinson, Oprah Winfrey, Andre Holland, Tim Roth; directed by Ava DuVernay This week’s review is written using portions of the text of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech (delivered Aug.0 28, 1963, at the Lincoln Memorial, Washington D.C.); with apologies to […]

LOST TREASURES – John Howard

Posted on 08 January 2015

LOST TREASURES JOHN HOWARD “Kid in a Big World“   By Peter Marston Perhaps the most memorable aspect of the formation of Apple Records was the Beatles’ intention to bypass the typical business model whereby commercial music and film were produced. John Lennon famously said that they wanted to develop a system in which people […]

JANGLE ON – January

Posted on 08 January 2015

JANGLE ON! JANUARY by Eric Sorsensen The fleeting fat snowflakes that fell (but did not stick) the day before Thanksgiving remain the only snow that the metropolitan Washington, D.C. area has seen this winter.  After enjoying the mild weather of Arizona and San Diego for ten days, I am getting re-accustomed to the need for […]

MOVIE REVIEW – Nightcrawler

Posted on 13 December 2014

MOVIE REVIEW NIGHTCRAWLER Corporate Crawling by Doug Young Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton, Riz Ahmed; directed by Dan Gilroy Don’t be fooled by Jake Gyllenhaal’s effectively creepy acting performance as a psycho and thereby thinking this is a case study of a weird guy even though he is so “off” and yet ingratiating we worry that at […]

LOST TREASURES – Cook & Moore

Posted on 13 December 2014

LOST TREASURES PETER COOK & DUDLEY MOORE “The Singles“ By Peter Marston   Between 1965 and 1967, British comic duo Peter Cook and Dudley Moore released five singles of (more or less) pop music on the Decca label. At least three of the ten sides are true classics. The most famous of these is “The […]

MOVIE REVIEW – Citizenfour

Posted on 02 December 2014

MOVIE REVIEW Citizenfour Citizencritic A documentary filmed at the time that Edward Snowden was providing select jour- nalists the documents and other material regarding the government’s (the National Security Administration) collection of communication data on all Americans; directed by Laura Poitras by Doug Young ENCRYPTED MESSAGE: WxYVcSQUPKLXCVbCWQTSGH>78H1FF,SD3DC KJShHFUWeFBCO;/UHDQUW.HUEgHGASFG>.PER ;SJDHFPUqEYR9238./RUEWFY97FDEUYGHF9UI NNMCBv.AVISHDOERaWIER3HD.JKH;UOSH/:OIT KJSDHFIWEUHGASJKHUHAUSUeSJDHFU/;FHOI H837rHFsHDFWEGF92EFHGIHBDFLASDIPFHHC MMCGDI.WQEGDIUYQIWGUYGQWGDBJKJDVJM CeWEHF7924:<7fHJDSBUIWGHEUFGHpUEFHHA NDVNWeIHFWe/I0HJSDNCIPNVWIRUH9fBHDBN […]

LOST TREASURES – Biff Rose

Posted on 01 December 2014

LOST TREASURES BIFF ROSE “The Thorn in Mrs. Rose’s Side” By Peter Marston My first exposure to Biff Rose was as a comic and personality on the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson in the late ’60s. He was kind of a goofball, sort of a cross between Gilligan and Timothy Leary. He played funny songs […]

BLOODY RED BARON – November Reviews

Posted on 01 December 2014

BLOODY RED BARON NOVEMBER REVIEWS by Mike Baron HERE COMES THE REIGN AGAIN: The Second British Invasion (Curry Cuts) Following the success of DRINK A TOAST TO INNOCENCE: A Tribute to Lite Rock, impresario Andrew Curry calls on some of the same power pop players and many new ones to interpret these Brit songs of the […]

JANGLE ON – November

Posted on 01 December 2014

JANGLE ON! NOVEMBER by Eric Sorsensen In typical mid-Atlantic fashion, the high temperature of 74 degrees on 24 November tied a record, and a winter storm is in the forecast for two days later – which will make for a challenging start to Thanksgiving-related highway travel.  If weather keeps me from visiting friends in Pennsylvania […]

LOST TREASURES – Judee Sill

Posted on 01 December 2014

LOST TREASURES JUDEE SILL “Judee Sill” By Peter Marston I first became familiar with Judee Sill through the Turtles’ recording of her delicate ballad, “Lady-O,” which features Sills herself on acoustic guitar. While that’s a lovely composition, with baroque-pop flourishes and a soaring melody, when I finally came across a copy of her debut album—which […]