Monday, December 30, 2013
Original Video of The Now Explosion produced in Atlanta, GA, in 1970, has been recovered by video archivists at the University of Georgia at Athens, GA. The marathon music-TV concept was launched in Atlanta ten years before MTV or VH1. Video segments originally broadcast in 1970 and stored in a south Florida garage for 3 1/2 decades have been remastered by the UGA archives to contemporary technical standards and obtained by the original producer, Robert Whitney. It's a bit of a miracle - but now - we've actually got some of the historic Now Explosion video, short samples of which are shown in this Fair Use archival presentation. For more information, see TheNowExplosion.com.
Saturday, December 28, 2013
Friday, December 27, 2013
Yes, I admit it. I post some crazy-long videos here on the blog. I do that because we can't show these things when we do the show live.
On that note, here's some Brothers Quay I found while looking for cigar-box-guitar Christmas songs. Enjoy!
Oooooooh Ahhhhhhh. I'm an absolute sucker for this kind of thing.
I actually had this on VHS for a while until some guy who slept on my couch for a month took it. In revenge, I got it on DVD when it came out.
I have no idea whose couch he's sleeping on now.
And here is the famous "The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer". You may ask who Jan Svankmajer is, but that's another post.
Thursday, December 26, 2013
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Frédéric Back, 89, who won two Oscars for his poignant animated short films, died Tuesday morning at home in Montreal, said his daughter, Suzel Back-Drapeau. The cause was cancer.
Here's "Crac", which won the Oscar in 1982. After the cut is "The Man Who Planted Trees", which won in '87.
Sunday, December 22, 2013
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Sunday, December 08, 2013
Friday, December 06, 2013
I was looking for the Tex Avery cartoon The House of Tomorrow, because I wanted to listen to the kitchen sequence (narrated by Don Messick). Don't ask me why. I was actually reading about Ghostbusters and wound up here.
Anyway, the roomie came home and told me about how the "winter storm" was keeping all the cars off the road, as there was zero traffic during his drive. Then I found this short, so there it is. The universe is funny.