I actually think Spacey’s accent isn’t too bad

February 27, 2015

Billy Corgan can beat up Kanye West

February 26, 2015

He said this in Australia, along with some good stuff.

Slow Down, Sisyphus

February 26, 2015

Slow Down, Sisyphus (The Hill) We nearly got through February then we got iced in on the hill. But there’s a trail out back, we’ve got our yaktrax we can walk out, and we will. She doesn’t need to go …

PBS’ American Masters remembers Clark Terry

February 25, 2015

Here are hree film outtakes from Michael Kantor’s film American Masters — Quincy Jones: In the Pocket (2001), jazz great Clark Terry (Dec. 14, 1920 – Feb. 21, 2015 ) performs at Ross School (Long Island, NY) and discusses the …

Six New Tracks by The Octopus Project from the soundtrack of Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter

February 25, 2015

The film, which was one of the best I saw last year (thanks Little Rock Film Festival) will get a theatrical release next month. Library: Bunzo: Hotel Cloak: Diner Walk: Where Are You Going?: Main Title (Reprise): ttps://soundcloud.com/the-octopus-project/main-title-reprise/s-JCo0T?in=the-octopus-project/sets/kumiko-the-treasure-hunter/s-JCo0T

Weird Al Gets Whiplashed

February 24, 2015

Well, all right.

Jim Mize tonight

February 20, 2015

If you happen to be in or around (or able to get to) my neighborhood this evening, and happen to have $7 on you, you could do worse than stopping by the venerable Afterthought to kept the remarkable Conway-based singer-songwriter …

Killer of Sheep at Ron Robinson

February 20, 2015

Killer of Sheep 94 Cast: Henry Gayle Sanders, Kaycee Moore Director: Charles Burnett Rating: Not rated; contains strong language, disturbing slaughterhouse images Running time: 83 minutes Killer of Sheep, Charle’s Burnett’s neo-realistic masterpiece from 1977 that was held in limbo …

Bill Frisell … when “every song becomes its own world”

February 18, 2015

“Waiting to talk to the most important American guitarist since Jimi Hendrix.” That was what I Tweeted out the other day, about an hour before I spent a few minutes talking with Bill Frisell, the Grammy-winning jazz guitarist who (it …

Valentine’s Day 2015

February 14, 2015

An old song, and a brand new one. And so it goes.