Monthly Archives: March 2014

festival time!

Jane Birkin commandeers some of the paparazzi’s equipment at Cannes. 1975.

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record labels

David Hentschel

Startling Music. David Hentschel. 1975.

Here’s a weird one. A synth-based track-by-track cover album of Ringo Starr’s Ringo LP on Starr’s own Ring-O Records vanity label (because, at the time, Ringo was as obsessed with his nickname as he is now with the concept of “peace and love”). This album is not unlike Paul’s Thrillington project (which was recorded a few years before it but released a few years after it) in that the Beatle involved couldn’t be bothered to play on the thing so the actual music is played by top-drawer session folk. In the case of Startling Music, most of the drumming is handled by Phil Collins. And because it’s a former Beatle in the 70s, of course at least one track has a reggae lilt about it. Those dudes couldn’t get enough of that stuff.

on your sleeve

Twelve Thirty Italy

Italian picture sleeve of Twelve Thirty. The Mamas & the Papas. 1967.

hallelujah, i’m a bum

Hallelijah I'm a Bum

Al Jolson and Harry Langdon in Hallelujah, I’m a Bum or as it was called in the UK, Halleujah, I’m a Tramp. Lewis Milestone. 1933.

f for orson

Orson and Angela Lansbury in The Long, Hot Summer. 1958.

losey directs

Don Giovanni

Joseph Losey directs Don Giovanni. 1979.

on the set of

Robert Altmanand crew on the set of Brewster McCloud, which happened to be the Houston Astrodome, as Bud Cort hangs in the bird machine. 1970.