Monthly Archives: September 2012

In Memory of Chris Marker, Ctd.

This is the piece I recently wrote to commemorate the great film-essayist Chris Marker. My main point: One of Marker’s gifts is his ability to film the products of culture—from ceramic cat statues to video games to African masks—as if … Continue reading

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Ronnie Lane

Billy and Dad love the sweet, lonesome voice of Ronnie Lane. A great songwriter, too . . . Rubin? One of the beautiful things about the album Rough Mix – by Ronnie Lane and Pete Townshend – is that you … Continue reading

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Happy 80th, GG

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Mohammed’s Radio

You know the sheriff’s got his problems too. He will surely take them out on you.

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Down to Zero

One of Billy and Dad’s friends has requested that we post some good songs or videos, with or without our accompanying text. (Billy and Dad have been a little swamped lately.) How about Joan Armatrading’s “Down to Zero”?

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