Gasland at Hendrix tonight

February 28, 2011

Josh Fox didn’t pick up an Oscar last night, but his nominated documentary Gasland will get a screening and panel discussionthis week at Hendrix College. The film, which has drawn criticism from the natural gas industry it seeks to expose, …

Nick Lowe’s Labour Of Lust to be re-issued; Monkey goes nuts

February 28, 2011

Yes. I will shill for Nick Lowe. As the bassist and primary songwriter for Brinsley Schwarz, Lowe was one of the catalysts of the pub rock phenomenon in the early 1970s. As the co-founder and house producer at Stiff Records, …

Duke Snider, 1928-2011

February 28, 2011

I don’t quite remember Snider, though he played until the mid-1960s with the Mets. But he was someone i always knew about and people who watched him play put him in the class of, well, you know, Mickey and Willie. …

On the Oscars …

February 27, 2011

Most of us probably watch the Oscars for the same reasons we watch sports – not so much to see who wins, but for the pageantry, and the way people respond to the thrill of victory and the agony of …

Download the Drive By Truckers’ “Used to be a Cop”

February 27, 2011

It would have been Johnny Cash’s 79th birthday today

February 26, 2011

Like an American Rasputin, Johnny Cash oscillates between iniquity and redemption, between the dark urges of the flesh and the thrill of intimacy with the divine. He understands that without sin there can be no forgiveness and that every transgression …

The mark inside: More thoughts on William S. Burroughs

February 26, 2011

After the recent post and newspaper column on William Burroughs, I had quite a few people write to me — including a woman who now works for Dillards but at one point was in Burroughs’ employ — about the guy. …

New Justin Bieber-approved Paris & Dublin video designed to drive traffic to this site

February 25, 2011

69 years ago — the real Battle of Los Angeles

February 25, 2011

This is interesting. In order to whet anticipation for their forthcoming Battle of Los Angeles (which will open, as they say, “everywhere” on March 11), Columbia/Sony has compiled some information on one of the more bizarre incidents of World War …

Former Razorback Guy Whitney in The Crab

February 25, 2011

From the where are they now file. BDA’s backcourt partner Pat Bradley sends along this update on his former teammate Guy Whitney. “the movie I’m putting you on, The Crab, is a feature film starring a former Razorback basketball player, …