What does the yellow light mean?"
"What... does... the... yellow... light... mean?"
"Whaaaaaat... dooooeeees... theeeee... yeeeelllllllllllooowwww... liiiiight... meeeeeeaaaaan?"
"Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat…." [more inside]
One of the side effects of being a 5-day, live show was that the Gothic soap opera Dark Shadows
featured regular technical and acting flubs. Many
, many flubs [more inside]
"Whether writing as herself, or through one of the many voices she heard in her head, Previn's sinister riverboat chansons revealed the pain, games, lies and loneliness behind the L.A. free love myth. 1971's Mythical Kings And Iguanas was, perhaps, the peak point of Previn's eerily confessional style containing the searingly honest Lemon Haired Ladies
and The Lady With The Braid
, both of which recount encounters between young men and single older women in chilling detail. Her third album, Reflections In A Mud Puddle was a concept album based upon her life with her father, and contained the astonishing Doppelganger
, a Weillian Sympathy For The Devil in which the world's evils are found to lurk in all of us. " Singer-Songwriter Dory Previn has died.
(previously on Metafilter
What is Pink Lady
? In Japan they are remembered for a string of pop hits in the 70s, but Americans might remember them either from their disco single "Kiss In The Dark
" or from an attempt to sell them to the US market in 1980 via a short-lived NBC variety show Pink Lady & Jeff
) with comedian Jeff Altman.
). The show featured their Japanese hits, UFO
(a bit more rock and roll
), and SOS
along with US hits like Boogie Wonderland
, McArthur Park
and the occasional guest star.
) Also, Roy Orbison
Sadly, the show failed to break out and the two returned to Japan for a series of farewell concerts and retrospectives. Much, much more available at this charmingly retro, utterly exhaustive fan site devoted to them.
Or just read the recaps. [more inside]
The BBC broadcasted the science and technology showcase show Tomorrow's World
(titles on piano
) on 7 July 1965 on BBC1, it ran for 38 years until it was cancelled at the beginning of 2003. Unlike the boosterism of US science programs, Tomorrow's World was more famous for it's live stunts and wry outlook ( James Burke experiences the "convenient" office of the future
and the future of home gardening
and crushing ennui
). The BBC has an archive of episodes and clips for UK visitors
, everyone else will have to be content with clips concerning Home Computers
, New Banking
, Nellie The School Computer
, The Elliot Light Pen
, Mobile Phones
, and Moog Synthesizers.
"I was listening to the radio and it’s one of those moments where you have to stop what you’re doing and pay full attention.”
, met composer Andre' Previn
while working in MGM's music dept. in the 1960s. They collaborated on movie music such as "A Second Chance"
and "Valley Of The Dolls"
. Andre' divorced Dory in 1969 to marry Mia Farrow. Following this, Dory Previn recorded six original albums
known for their wit
and confessional tone
. Dory Previn unofficially retired in 1976 and has been reluctant to give interviews. However, she released a free online album, Planet Blue
in 2002. She gave a rare interview
to the Times in February. She talked about her influences and meeting Howard Hughes with Bernadette Cahill
Growing up in 70s and 80s Britain you were exposed to some rather disturbing Public Information Films
on the television. But that was nothing... [more inside]
Punk Guitar Heroes - Television's Tom Verlaine and Richard Lloyd Television
, and its guitar pas de deux
between Tom Verlaine
and Richard Lloyd
, fit into the punk scene
only because they are the ones basically responsible for CBGB
becoming a punk rock
convinced Hilly Kristal
to let them practice there and play shows, and the rest is history
. [more inside]
some high nrg rock video from the 70's via YouTube
via WFMUs beware of the blog