In October 1974 BBC host Russell Harty had a teenage musician named Brett Smiley on his show
to perform his song 'Space Ace
' and then interview him and his manager Andrew Loog Oldham
. It was a pretty intense 4 minutes.
The public reaction to both him and his music
was similarly negative, and his record, Breathlessly Brett, was never released. It was recently re-issued
, and Smiley is being recognized
as a lost icon of the glam movement. [more inside]
Bruce and Katharine Cornwell
are primarily known for a series of remarkable animated films on the subject of geometry
. Created on the Tektronics 4051 Graphics Terminal
, they are brilliant short films, tracing geometric shapes to intriguing music, including the memorable 'Bach meets Third Steam Jazz' musical score in ‘Congruent Triangles
American Dream, American Nightmare. The 70s looks back at itself
. [more inside]
¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo!
In honor of the hottest, wildest and trippiest section of América del Norte, how about some classic los ACIDA ROCKA?
Starting with clips from the 1971 movie "Bikinis y Rock!
Now how about some live footage
from the Mexican Woodstock: Festival Rock y Ruedas de Avándaro
Part 1 Part 2
, Part 3
, Part 4
, Part 5
, Part 6 [more inside]