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#KickingtheCanon by Greg Cwik Music

Serge Gainsbourg | Histoire de Melody Nelson

September 7, 2019

One of the horniest albums ever recorded, Serge Gainsbourg’s Histoire de Melody Nelson is a 28-minute exhalation of libidinous longing. The album tells a Lolita-like tale, partially autobiographical, of the middle-aged musician’s fantasies about, and consequent seduction of, a 15-year-old girl named Melody Nelson, whose bike the man hits with his Rolls Royce.…

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#KickingtheCanon by Greg Cwik Film

A Touch of Zen | King Hu

Ensconced in the forest, enfolded by lush, verdant foliage, a spider’s web glints, caught in the halation of the sun; the glistening, intricate pattern is one of the myriad beauties crafted by nature, but it is also a deadly trap set by a formidable…

June 13, 2019
Before We Vanish by InRO Staff Feature Articles Film

Before We Vanish | Issue 5

OK, so things don’t really vanish anymore: even the most limited film release will (most likely, eventually) find its way onto some streaming service or into some DVD bargain bin assuming that those still exist by the time this sentence finishes. In other words, while the title of In Review…

June 13, 2019
#KickingtheCanon by Jason Gubbels Music

Tom T. Hall | In Search of a Song

There were country music concept albums before In Search of a Song and there would be many after, from modern sounds in country & western music to tributes to the best damn fiddle players in the world and red headed strangers. But Tom T. Hall’s modest eleven…

February 20, 2015
#KickingtheCanon by Guy Lodge Music

Carole King | Tapestry

“The cat record” is how I identified Tapestry at the age of five — initial fascination with my mother’s scruffy vinyl copy stemming less from its warm musicality and clear-amber songcraft than from its famously candid cover shot, with Carole King’s own tabby, Telemachus, a smoky blur in the…

February 10, 2015
#KickingtheCanon by Josh Hurst Music

Rod Stewart | Every Picture Tells a Story

Though it’s a truth that’s now largely forgotten, at least among the young and the terminally hip, Rod Stewart was once a pretty righteous cat — foremost among interpretive singers and endowed with gangbuster rock and roll bonafides primarily, perhaps, from his role as frontman for the Faces,…

January 9, 2015
by Simon Abrams by Steve Carlson Podcasts

Bad Idea Podcast | Episode 8

#8: Kentucky Crapwagon: The Horror Cinema of William Girdler Download episode here. Episode Description: This month, Steve & I, the Click and Clack of DIY movie podcasts, get festive with a Halloween-themed episode dedicated to the horror films of William Girdler. Girdler is the director of such…

November 1, 2011
by Simon Abrams by Steve Carlson Podcasts

Bad Idea Podcast | Episode 1

#1: Lemme Take You to a Show, Whoa-oh Whoa-oh-oh-oh Oh-oh Oh Oh: Frank Zappa on Film Download episode here. Episode Description: Everybody’s got to start somewhere so this first episode is not even close to being topical. The topic du jour is Frank Zappa on film…

February 7, 2011
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