Monthly Archives: June 2014

on your sleeve


Clubland. Elvis Costello. 1981.

cassavetes directs

John Cassavetes directs Too Late Blues. 1962.

the soft skin

Françoise Dorléac and Jean Desailly in La Peau douce. Truffaut. 1964.

record labels

John, The Wolfking of LA

My summer jam since February: “John Phillips” (John The Wolf King of L.A.). John Phillips. 1970.



the stickers on records

HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I. Michael Jackson. 1995.

Some previous owner of my copy of this box set tried his best to pry the stickers off of the cover but thankfully didn’t succeed. The second one was added to the cover of the included booklet after controversy arose around the lyrical content of the song They Don’t Care About Us (which is a total banger, by the way). It’s incredible it wouldn’t have occurred to Michael or anyone around him that the lyric, “Jew me, sue me, everybody do me/Kick me, kike me, don’t you black or white me”, wouldn’t have attracted some heat. But Mike was having a bad couple of years.

History cover sticker

History book sticker

dig the critics

Annie Hall

Sight and Sound. Autumn 1977.