Todd Haynes wants to do a TV series based on hippie commune, the Source Family

Get ready for the Ya Ho Wa 13 renaissance!

http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/todd-haynes-is-working-on-a-limited-tv-series-about-70s-source-family-cult-plus-first-cannes-reactions-from-carol-20150516?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed

Here’s the trailer for the documentary on which Haynes aims to base his series…

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R.I.P. to The Easybeats, Stevie Wright

The Easybeats were Australia’s finest proponents of 60’s Garage Beat, Pop and Psych, and Stevie Wright was undoubtedly one of the finest singers to emerge from that scene. With 1966’s slice of pure Pop perfection, Friday on My Mind, The Easybeats cracked the Top 20 in both the US and UK, a feat that no future Easy’s single was able to repeat. Their lack of international follow up success is as  confounding as it is a shame, as The Easybeats were clearly one of the era’s best. Thankfully their homeland gave the boys the chart topping success that they deserved with three numbers ones, and a string of successful singles.

The good news is that there is a substantial amount of footage of the band in their prime, which clearly backs their legend. Enjoy.

From the bands 1968 Pop Psych masterpiece, Vigil, which featured the party rocker, Good Times, which has become a staple of numerous bands live sets over the ensuing years.

 

 

There’s gonna be a documentary on Creem magazine…

To be directed by Scott Crawford, fresh from his documentary on DC Hardcore, Salad Days, and featuring interviews with Iggy Pop, Alice Cooper, Wayne Kramer, Bob Seger, Kiss, and, of course, Creem mag personnel. Kickstarter forthcoming.

Thanks to Detroit Metro Times for this news, proving yet again why they are my favorite city paper.

http://www.metrotimes.com/Blogs/archives/2015/12/08/boy-howdy-a-documentary-film-on-creem-magazine-is-in-the-works

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Terry Gilliam is 75 today! Watch documentaries on Gilliam directed classics, Monty Python And The Holy Grail, Time Bandits, Brazil,The Adventures of Baron Muchausen and 12 Monkeys…

and unused Monty Python animated sketches!

“I just like the fact I can make a film which might give comfort to some people who think they are the only crazy person in the world and suddenly they see there are two crazy people in the world.”

 

 

 

 

 

“Fantasy isn’t just a jolly escape: It’s an escape, but into something far more extreme than reality, or normality. It’s where things are more beautiful and more wondrous and more terrifying. You move into a world of conflicting extremes”

 

Every Frame A Painting discusses the genius and influence of Buster Keaton

Eight minutes that will make you a fan for life.