Wednesday, November 30, 2011
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Friday, November 25, 2011
[Ed. note: When in town, you can't get away from the bloody thing. See:
Thursday, November 24, 2011
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Sunday, November 20, 2011
When I came across this screen cap [below], I thought I'd found a picture of Rickman talking to himself.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Benedict Cumberbatch and Gary Oldman in 'Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.'
I can't wait for this movie. I've been living in a kind of Cold-War-European-1970's aesthetic lately. I traveled around the East/West German border in 1980, and this week I had my Kodachrome slides of that trip transferred to DVD. [See a few on my other blog: http://anthropologic-ephemera.dreamwidth.org/] So I've been reliving my brief days behind the Iron Curtain [that's so fun to say..]
And as for the 1970's--I finally saw 'Last Tango in Paris' for the first time on Netflix the other day.
Friday, November 18, 2011
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There is a particularly nice snip from an event where Rickman Speaks here:
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
I hope my friends, now residents of Berlin, have discovered the novels by Philip Kerr that make up the Bernie Gunther trilogy, collectively known as Berlin Noir.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
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Sunday, November 6, 2011
Best screen cap ever. And such a sad and wonderful moment.
It is only fitting that the 600th post in A Brit a Day should feature Mr. Rickman in the persona of Prof. Snape--he was the first object of my fascination with these beloved British men.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
In the back row of this shot: Eddie Argos, left; Chris Chinchilla, right.
Eddie recalls in his blog recently how Art Brut got some initial face time with the public when they decided to go to one of Pete Doherty's guerilla gigs back in the day--
Anyway Pete turned up broke a string in the first song and then ran away, leaving an angry mob of people shouting for more. The support band wouldn't play another set for some reason. So the promoters asked if anyone in the room was in a band. Art Brut had only played maybe one show perhaps two by then and we weren't even all at the show but my brother immediately put his hand up and said yes we're a band. So Me, Chris, Mickey and My Brother all climbed onto the stage and improvised some songs. We played Modern Art, Bang Bang Rock And Roll (I think for the first time) an amazing Ciccone song called 'Last Tube Home' and a cover of Teenage Kicks.
I like that according to the Half Man Half Biscuit song Asparagus Next Left by playing a Guerrilla Gig in the middle of another groups Guerilla Gig I have played the ultimate Guerrilla Gig.
And yes, there is a video--here's the link: