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3 things about the Ross Brothers’ CONTEMPORARY COLOR

Contemporary Color [2016] 1. Nighttime. Practicing in the middle of the street. 2. Catching the flag by the silk. 3. Writing the song in a day, recording the song in a day; crafting the routine in 26 weeks.

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3 things about Derek Jarman’s WAR REQUIEM

War Requiem [1989] 1. The futility of digging trenches in mud. 2. Helmet sprouting grass. 3. The soldiers form a tableau.

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Music from ROY’S WORLD.

Hard to believe that it’s been more than 3 years since a group of amazing musicians met up at Electrical Audio in Chicago to lay down some music for the soundtrack of Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago. Hope this streaming … Continue reading

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3 things about John Pirozzi’s DON’T THINK I’VE FORGOTTEN: CAMBODIA’S LOST ROCK AND ROLL

Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia’s Lost Rock & Roll [2014] 1. When two elephants fight, it’s the grass that gets trampled. 2. One week later he was dead. 3. Emulating The Shadows. An excellent portrait of creativity’s resilience. Really nourishing. … Continue reading

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3 things about Jean-Jacques Beineix’s DIVA

Diva [1981] 1. Glimpse of a Harry Nilsson album at the record store. 2. Smearing blood on strangers at the video arcade. 3. How’d he get into the theater? Or the control booth? It’s also hard to believe that his … Continue reading

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3 things about Robert Altman’s JAZZ ’34: REMEMBRANCES OF KANSAS CITY SWING

Jazz ’34: Remembrances of Kansas City Swing [1997] 1. Water pitcher as mute. 2. He takes off his jacket, carefully buttons his vest, proceeds to blow. 3. BBQ wagon on the street.

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3 things about Compton Bennett’s THE SEVENTH VEIL

The Seventh Veil [1945] 1. “If you can’t think anything better, play chromatic scales or a five fingers exercise. But spare me that suburban shopgirl trash!” 2. Hugh McDermott’s murky American accent. 3. Those last two shots nearly ruin the … Continue reading

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3 things about Lori Felker’s FUTURE LANGUAGE: THE DIMENSIONS OF VON LMO

Future Language: The Dimensions of Von LMO [2018] 1. “The life of a head of lettuce is very short.” 2. A cat explores the manuscript. 3. The color green is an evil octagon. Far out.

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3 things about Sophie Fiennes’ GRACE JONES: BLOODLIGHT AND BAMI

Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami [2017] 1. Her lipstick on the mic. 2. Opening an oyster. “I wish my pussy was this tight.” 3. Mirrored bowler and green lasers.

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One year ago today.

On 17 February 2017 Jason Adasiewicz, Hamid Drake (and, just out of frame, Joshua Abrams, Josh Berman, and Jon Doyle) convened at Electrical Audio in Chicago and, with the assistance of engineer Greg Norman, started laying down some sweet tunes … Continue reading

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