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5) Ed Wrobleski reviews
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7) Jim Peterik THE IDES OF MARCH
8)Ian McLagan - great guy, fun interview, rest in peace...
Joe Vig interviewing Ian McLagan
From Ian's website
(12 May 1945 – 3 December 2014)
We apologize that something of this nature was not put up sooner, but Mac’s untimely passing left everyone understandably in shock. It was also felt that he deserves more than a mere newspaper condolence page. http://www.ianmclagan.com/blog
Happy Birthday Ian, May 12....rest in peace, thanks for being on our show.
(12 May 1945 – 3 December 2014)
9) Lily Tomlin at the Wilbur May 22
Well, we missed Todd Rundgren at the Wilbur on Sunday night...can't be everywhere all at once.
10)THE GOOD LUCK CAT - Lissa Warren*
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Deus ex machina
meaning "god from the machine"
Duel Movie Review: Ex-Machina vs Poltergeist 2015
Written and Directed by Alex Garland
As with Duncan Jones’ celebrated sci-fi mini-masterpieces, Moon and Source Code, Garland creates a compelling and quite interesting film, yet another perspective on artificial intelligence, and one that succeeds if you suspend your belief and watch the interplay between the characters.
The first question, of course, is why would some multi-billionaire owner of the “Blue Book” search engine (as thinly a veiled Google as the Michael Douglas/Demi Moore mini-classic Disclosure’s DigiCom appeared to be about the Digital Corporation) not have a bevy of human security around him and keep sober with so much at stake? The second question, one ignored by The Avengers Age of Ultron and The Matrix is that if these artificially inseminated machine gods really were plugged in to all of cyberspace, there would be absolutely no stopping them.
The term “Deus ex machina” – god (f)rom the machine – is a theme as well, one repeated in science fiction. From Stephen Spielberg’s A.I. to the Terminator and Matrix series, The Avengers Age of Ultron and now Alex Garland’s “Ex-Machina” – it coming on the heels of Ultron – these films being the most obvious of many, many other extensions of imagination into a world where the counterfeit is, somehow, supposed to be superior to the creator.
Friedrich Nietzsche’s Thus Spoke Zarathustra: A Book for All and None notes "I teach you the overman. Man is something that shall be overcome. What have you done to overcome him?” Science Fiction overrides Nietzsche’s man-into-god routine and forsakes mankind for a world where robots – even if microscopic and unseen by the human eye, are in control.
Where Will Smith had to fight off thousands, and then one, in I Robot, 26 year old Caleb (Domhnall Gleeson – who played Bill Weasley in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows) is in a modern day catacomb which, despite the trimmings, is as stark as anything in THX1138, the 1971 George Lucas/Francis Ford Coppola classic. The cat and mouse game – with Caleb as the mouse and both the android, Ava (as in the first letter of the alphabet Eve, or the counterfeit Eve, played well by Alicia Amanda Vikander) and her creator, Nathan Batgeman (Oscar Isaac who played the exiled Outcome operative, Number Three in 2012’s The Bourne Legacy) as the cats, engage in some kind of mind game triangle, just as Jodie Foster, Denzel Washington and Clive Owen did while working out the puzzles throughout Spike Lee's "Inside Man." Isaac and Jeremy Renner had great chemistry in The Bourne Legacy, but here there’s an intentional distance between Bateman and his ten-year junior employee Caleb Smith. And what’s with yet another use of the name Smith a la the main agent in The Matrix? Where Renner and Number Three were in the wilds of Alaska when Edward Norton decided he needed to eliminate them, Bateman and Smith are in a similar claustrophobic retreat filmed in Valldalen (or sometimes just Valldal), Norway.
The internet mogul has a harem of robots, quite predictable for the viewer when they first see Kyoko (the acting debut of Sonoya Mizuno, playing a servant with the name of Yoko Ono’s once-lost daughter, actually said to be a very common name in Japan.) Caleb Smith seems oblivious to Kyoko’s mechanical history, and Nathan Bateman’s aloof attitude, and descent into alcohol, is the antithesis of Victor Frankenstein, the modern Prometheus.
The lack of strength displayed by the creator of this “wetware” artificial intelligence female robot is odd, a far cry from the Number Three character from the Bourne Legacy, himself – like Renner and Matt Damon’s Jason Bourne, a sort of “man into superman.” Caleb Smith, however, is the key, it is his intuitive mechanical mind that outsmarts Bateman, only to be outsmarted by Ava.
And despite my fondness for this movie, perhaps the most interesting movie since the aforementioned Source Code from Duncan Jones, such a well-constructed concept with an ending straight out of Rod Serling gets an A for effort. It just could have been so much more.
Where Poltergeist 2015 is a retread that succeeded when it went over the top, and failed when it went over the top it already went over, Ex-Machina fares better. Yes, it can drive a science fiction fan crazy when the Ultron of the Avengers or Ava from Ex-Machina are plugged into all of cyberspace and with all their logic can’t rule the world instantly. Just a massive crater-like hole in the plot (why not limit their abilities?) Why give them ALL of the internet and no Sherlock Holmes investigative skills?
Director Garland can be forgiven if he brings Caleb out of the glass cage and has him search for Ava in a sequel. Ex-Machina begs for one.
12)Jimi Hendrix - Hey Baby & In From The Storm (Live At Rainbow Bridge)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT9oUI2kYXg
13)SUSAN OLIVER / STAR TREK
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14) Interview with Peppy Castro
15)All Fall Down - Jennifer Weiner
Jennifer Weiner's blog
16) The Supremes
"Love Is Like An Itching In My Heart" Extended mix
17) YOU KEEP ME HANGING ON THE SUPREMES EXTENDED MIX, FUNK BROTHERS
18) This House is Clean
19) 9:27 version of STONED LOVE
20) Joe Vig's POP EXPLOSION
21)Zelda Rubinstein INTO THE LIGHThttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bVzFa3rGZE
22) Stranger's In The Night
The great producer John Simon (Janis Joplin, The Cyrkle) put together his Baroque Inevitable with "Sunny" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNlOAk3RKq8
Director Gil Kenan sets up a spooky scenario with Poltergeist 2015, child actor Kyle Catlett as the terrified Griffen Bowen makes the small house look so much larger. He, a lost soul a la the small alien from E.T. the Extra-Terrestria, is the center of the hysteria that is to follow, and it is that fear and sense of dread and wonder that director Kenan failed to elaborate on. A 3-D film that appears to have tricks made specifically for the 3-D glasses, poor Sam Rockwell can’t come to grips with the character he’s supposed to be playing, down and out dad Eric Bowen. After such striking work in Duncan Jones 2009 celebrated sci-fi flick, Moon, as well as his paranoid / schizophrenic Guy Fleegman in the 1999 Star Trek send-up, Galaxy Quest, this should have been a walk in the park for Rockwell. It’s his out of sorts demeanor that pulls the film one way while the novice Kyle Catlett gives the film its life. Actress Rosemarie DeWitt fares no better than Rockwell, her out-of-touch mom routine as Amy Bowen.
Hiring the older Will Robinson from 1998’s Lost In Space, Jared Harris sixteen years later, to be the “new” Tangina Barrons (played brilliantly by Zelda Rubinstein in the first three Poltergeist flicks.)
THIS HOUSE IS CLEAN
Director Kenan beats us over the head with the “this house is clean” line, never once bringing something equally memorable to the updated version. It’s not a reboot, it’s a remake thirty-three years later, and while showing promise, the film fizzles terribly at the end, all the suspense and jolts evaporating like a ghost into thin air.
COME INTO THE LIGHT
And you wonder why superhero movies are doing so well. When a director walks on sacred ground he'd damn well better be ready to bring it up a notch. It doesn't happen here.
24) Scepter Studio Acetate recording The Velvet Underground
Just got this to review:
The rare April 1966 Scepter Studios recordings captured on acetate featuring early, alternate versions of songs later issued on The Velvet Underground & Nico available.
25) The Velvet Underground
I believe it was the vinyl version of this bootleg took our Moe Tucker 45 without permission and thanked us on the disc. Go figure.
26)Dave Davies appeared on Visual Radio back in 1999/2000 ...we'll have to re-release that
CLASSIC VISUAL RADIO as part of our new series as Dave is scheduled for October 2015
- Dave Davies
27)LOU REED TRANSFORMER RE-RELEASE
Year of Original Release
# of Discs
Pre-Order the classic Lou Reed album Transformer on Black & Gold Split Vinyl. This exclusive vinyl pressing from Newbury Comics and Legacy Recordings is limited* to only 1200 foil-stamp numbered pieces.
This sophomore release by the Velvet Underground co-founder has long been hailed as one of the key touchstones of the punk and alternative eras that followed it. Reinforcing the literary adage to "write what you know," Reed paints an alternately detached/debauched portrait of the drag-and-drugs-infused underground of Warhol's New York, a place, time, and mindset so compelling it has largely overshadowed the rest of the singer-songwriter's mercurial career. That the album would also give Reed an unlikely Top 20 pop hit via the teasing, twisted sexuality of "Walk on the Wild Side" is but one of its deep, rewarding ironies. Indeed, as produced by David Bowie and guitarist and cohort Mick Ronson at the height of their own Ziggy Stardust fame, Reed's songs are cast in a seductive cabaret setting that's more Jacques Brel than Lower East Side.
28) RIP Jack Ely, original lead singer of hit version of "Louie Louie"
X Rated version of this article here:
- relating to physical, especially sexual, needs and activities.
With the passing of lead vocalist Jack Ely on April 28, 2015 at 71 years of age, reportedly a Christian Scientist, one of the great voices in rock has passed on. 52 years earlier, at the age of 19, the singer put one of the most lecherous sounding set of vibrations onto the grooves of 45 RPM records which would sell…and sell…and sell.
Even the graphic nature of the rumored “suggestive lyrics” aren’t suggestive poetry, they are pure raunch. Think about it, nowhere is there a rumor of a naughty word here or there, what is purported is straight out porno! “Every night at ten I lay her again, I xxxx that girl all kinds of ways” or “Three nights and days I sail the seas, I think of that girl oh constantly.”
Go to the YouTube and listen to Jack Ely’s sex-soaked horny teenager vibrations
The “oh no” and the “nah nah nah nah” are so lustful that, when coupled with the ad libs, intent just drips from the recording alleged to be overflowing with pure filth!
THE AD LIBS
On the ship I dream she’s there
“ON that (I) xxxx my xxxx cxxx there, I feel my xxxx right in her hair.”
Whether you are a believer or not, the lustful vocal of Jack Ely, the tone, and the perv lyrics perceived by millions of people around the world, including elected officials and the FBI itself, just one great rock and roll vibration. There are too many words that could be this or that, too much vocal inflection on words that would never get that inflection ordinarily, and ad libs like “get that broad out of here” which appear to be the key.
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30)Looking Back At Popular Movies: Firestarter – Go To Hell, Courtesy Of Drew Barrymore
31) Van Halen Live At the Tokyo Dome
reviewed by Ed Wrobleski
VH in Tokyo
not to be confused with Van Halen Live Right Here Now
32) Check out this very cool blog, Silverado Rare Music
Silverado Rare Music
33)Planet of the Apes and Escape from the Planet of the Apes, brilliant soundtracks from Jerry Goldsmith
1. Twentieth Century Fox Fanfare
2. Main Title
3. Crash Landing - (previously unreleased)
4. Searchers - (previously unreleased)
5. The Search Continues
6. The Clothes Snatchers
7. The Hunt
8. A New Mate
9. The Revelation
10. No Escape
11. Trial - (previously unreleased)
12. New Identity
13. A Bid for Freedom
14. The Forbidden Zone
15. Intruders - (previously unreleased)
16. The Cave
17. Pt. 2 - (previously unreleased, part 2) Revelation
18. Suite - (previously unreleased)
34)Mamas and Papas GATHERING OF FLOWERS
German versions on EMI of Dunhill release A GATHERING OF FLOWERS
35)GLOBAL Todd Rundgren
36) Cool William Shatner interview
Ferrer, Dennis - My World As They Remixed It
1. Touched the Sky (The Isolators Only Stereo Phonic Headphone Dub Version)
2. P 2 da J (Tiger Stripes Remix) - (remix)
3. Transitions (Sunshine Jones' Vocal Version From the Pulpit)
4. Touched the Sky (Quentin Harris Remix) - (remix)
5. How Do I Let Go (Charles Webster Remix) - (remix)
6. I Can't Imagine (Dolls Combers Elektro Remix) - (remix)
7. Church Lady (MF Remix) - (remix)
8. Run Free (Tomo Experience Remix) - (remix)
9. Change the World (Jihad Muhammad Vox Mix)
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DJ: Dennis Ferrer.Dennis Ferrer delivers a solid nine selections on this relentless, almost 75-minute project. There are two versions of "Touch the Sky," the longer opening track and a more elastic "Quentin Harris Remix" separated by three other titles, that distance giving the listener a better appreciation of the different takes. "Church Lady" injects some gospel into the dancey urban mantra while Mikael Nordgren's "Tiger Stripes Remix" of "P 2 da J" blends some Kraftwerk-on-speed sort of textures over industrial-coated percussion. Where Monsieur Leroc flavors his work with pop melodies and a more traditional rhythm & blues, Ferrer keeps it all very house, the bouncy Sunshine Jones "Vocal Version from the Pulpit" adding a little drama and, next to "Charles Webster's Club Mix" of "How Do I Let Go," it can feel like you've been left at some nightspot in the early a.m. to revel in Ferrer's artistry. The "Tomo Experience Remix" of "Run Free" puts a dash of Al Green into the rhythmic journey, "Change the World" picking up the theme and chorus vocal vibe similar to the previous song and taking the album to its conclusion. ~ Joe Viglione
Personnel: Mitch Mitchell (drums).Liner Note Author: Hugh Fielder.Recording information: Royal Albert Hall, London, England (02/24/1969); The Royal Albert Hall, London, England (02/24/1969).This single disc in a beautiful gatefold cover, Experience (subtitled "Original Soundtrack from the Feature Length Motion Picture 'Experience'") is material culled from the Jimi Hendrix appearances at Royal Albert Hall in London during February 1969. As with the sequel to this outing, 1972's More Experience, the liner notes -- quoting both Hendrix and his contemporary, Eric Clapton -- claim the material is from the February 18, 1969, concert, though it is more likely that this is the second show that happened on February 24 of that year. It is mere fragments of the program and should have been combined with the follow-up or other selections from the performance. Steven Roby's excellent book Black Gold: The Lost Archives of Jimi Hendrix refers to this album as having "horrid sound quality on highly edited official recordings from this show." If one doesn't have the bootleg to compare, the album is quite listenable, though much too brief. "We'd like to blast your eardrums one more time," Jimi says during a lengthy tune-up prior to a title the producers call "Smashing of the Amps" -- which is actually the intro to "Purple Haze" mutating into a very brief "Star Spangled Banner." The cut takes up one half of one side of this recording but delivers very little. "Sunshine of Your Love" is fun and "Room Full of Mirrors" is also a delight, at least performance-wise, Hendrix acknowledging the presence of Chris Wood and Dave Mason of Traffic on the track -- though they aren't credited anywhere on the album jacket. With the Experience Hendrix company releasing so much other high-quality material, this one is definitely for the completists/fanatics. ~ Joe Viglione
#39) CANDY Soundtrack
- Child Of The Universe
- Birth By Descent
- Opening Night: By Surgery
- Border Town Blues: A Blunt Instrument
- Magic Carpet Ride
- Constant Journey
- Every Mother’s Daughter
- It’s Always Because Of This: A Deformity
- Marlon And His Sacred Bird
- Ascension To Virginity
- Rock Me
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41)Bonus Track IRON MAN review
Defining hard rock beyond Steppenwolf's "heavy metal thunder", Black Sabbath issued a lethargic, overpowering six minute anthem to a Science Fiction character which may have been inspired by the Marvel Comics' hero of the same name. The radio world was not ready for the volume of Alice Cooper meeting the tempo of Vanilla Fudge with Ozzy Osbourne spouting grade-school lyrics over a non-traditional song. At least when Alice sang "I'm 18" it was crafted with radio in mind. "Iron Man" had about as much chance of being a hit as an edited version of The Velvet Underground's "Sister Ray", but still somehow was released on a 45 RPM which made some noise on the charts in 1972. Don't look for it in Joel Whitburn's Billboard Book Of Top 40 Hits, though, as Black Sabbath never got to that plateau, at least not in their first thirty years, and Warner Brothers had to buy radio spots on hit stations to promote the group in the early days. That "Iron Man" would win a Grammy for Best Metal Performance over two and a half decades later when re-recorded live for the Reunion album is a testament to the importance of Black Sabbath, and how key this riff and composition was to the band's career. Opening with an ominous drum beat and droning guitar, a mutated vocal announces "I am Iron Man" before Tony Iommi's captivating boss riff ushers in six minutes of metallic mayhem. Ozzy's penetrating voice pushes through the gritty onslaught, a zig zagging collection of notes which sound like a truncated "Living Loving Maid" riff from Led Zeppelin in slow motion. The story line is extremely thin, the heady and mysterious ideas on the first Black Sabbath album replaced with words which would rival Ian Gillan's version of Deep Purple for stupidity. That the Rod Evans earlier incarnation of Purple employed more sophisticated words and arrangements says that maybe both groups decided to aim their hard rock songs at a very young 1970's adolescent audience. No one expected the words of Bob Dylan out of the mouth of the Oz, nor would fans of lines like "heavy boots of lead/fills his victims full of dread" be apt to be listening to Highway 61 Revisited. But it wasn't the words that attracted the fans to songs like "War Pigs" and "Iron Man", it was the sentiment, the sound, and all Ozzy needed was merely something to say to get his performance across. It's hard to conceive that radio would even touch a plodding stomp like this, opting instead for the lively crunch of Deep Purple's "Smoke On The Water", but that "Iron Man" and the title track propelled the Paranoid album to great heights without much radio support is proof enough of the song's popularity and power.