July 2010

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Akron/Family – Meek Warrior
July 1st, 2010 / Monster Island Basement, Brooklyn
intro track – Icy Demons – ‘Summer Samba’
use headphones.
a film by ian perlman & ray concepcion

Who Is Harry Nilsson…
(And Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him?) Movie Trailer (2006)

The documentary explores the enigmatic life and music of Harry Nilsson in an attempt to answer the question, “Who is Harry Nilsson?” The film includes new and archive audio and film including interviews with Robin Williams, Yoko Ono, Van Dyke Parks, Randy Newman, Ray Cooper, the Smothers Brothers, and Micky Dolenz. “Who is Harry Nilsson?” uses promotional films, music videos, and home movies; segments from the unreleased documentary made during the recording of Son of Schmilsson (Did Somebody Drop His Mouse?); and excerpts from Nilsson’s rare TV appearances in his BBC specials, the “Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour”, “Playboy After Dark”, and in an episode of “The Ghost and Mrs. Muir”. Written by Roger Smith 

Directed by John Scheinfeld
DVD Release date:
October 26th. (116 minutes)
The DVD will include over 90 minutes of additional footage not in the film.
(via For the Love of Harry blog)


on Chocolate Bobka‘s “Sunday Brunch” program on Newtown Radio.
Filmed by Ray Concepcion

Ducktails live WFMU session — now on vinyl! (via)
Ducktails’ Christmas 2008 live WFMU set on Marty McSorely’s show is now available on 12” vinyl courtesy of Inflated Records in an edition of 500, first half on yellow vinyl.

Jad Fair joins The Lovely Eggs (from Lancaster, UK) on “Oh The Stars” in Groupee Sessions during SXSW week in Austin (2010).

For complete session, including audio tracks, see here!

Big Red Car – The Lovely Eggs with Jad Fair

Jad Fair joins The Lovely Eggs on “Big Red Car” in Groupee Sessions during SXSW week in Austin (2010).

Groupee Sessions – Recorded at: Cacophy Recorders, Austin TX March 2010
Producer: Ted O’Neill / Video Engineer: April Leone / Sound Engineer: Raymond Richards

‘Impending Doom’ b/w ‘Troubling Vision’ 7″ is the first UK release for San Francisco’s The Fresh & Onlys, out now on Agitated.

The Fresh & Onlys – Impending Doom

Photo by Brian Pritchard

A Midsummer Night’s Dream” 1935

Directed By Max Reinhardt and William Dieterie
Music: Felix Mendelssohn / re-orchestrated by Erich Wolfgang Korngold.

“A Dream Comes True: The Making of An Unusual Motion Picture”

Promotional film about the making of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM – the Max Reinhardt film from 1935. This little film includes the only known footage of Erich Wolfgang Korngold playing the piano. It also manages to avoid showing any scenes with Shakespearean dialogue – Warner Brothers Studio was terrified it would put people off from seeing the film. Unique scenes of Reinhardt rehearsing and film of the Hollywood premiere on October 16 1935 complete this fascinating glimpse of movie history.  (via BRENDANGCARROLL)

Julian Lynch ‘A Day at the Racetrack’ from “Mare” album via Olde English Spelling Be.

“All of the footage was shot on 8mm film by my father (UW alumn) in 1967-69, my cousin Paul Ewen (also UW alumn) in 2001 and myself earlier this summer” (Ezra Ewen)

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