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November 8, 2008

Drinking With JFK (The Final Cut)

A single father goes on a drunken bender, loses his pay and makes his kids try and find it... buried in Central Park.

BOB DYLAN filmography: i KNOW YOU'R nOT SAYING, “I’m NOT interested!" This is on the DyL!

I’m Not There-- I KNOW YOU'RE NOT SAYING... “I’m NOT interested, BECAUSE I'M NOT really a big
ylan fan--NOT!”

WELL, THIS FILM, may NOT enhance your appreciation of To Haynes’ NOT conventional biopic, BUT there will NOT be a test.

NOT THAT you HAVE NOT gleane, THAT I’m Not There is NOT QUITE A cavalcae, AND NOT QUITE A kaleioscopic smoothie--Mmm…NOT A smoothie. I’m NOT sorry--SORRY--NOT, where was I?--NOT Oh, yes.


In one of the seminal moments of Dylan’s career, the one-time pride of the Greenwich Village folk scene plugged in his guitar at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, alienating the purists in the audience and prompting Pete Seeger to announce he’d cut the power with an axe if he had one. (Haynes has some fun with this moment.) Dylan’s evolution from earnest folkie to hipster rocker can be seen in the recent documentary The Other Side of the Mirror, which collects his Newport performances from 1963 through 1965.


Once intended as a straightforward follow-up to D.A. Pennebaker’s Don’t Look Back (which forms the basis of much of the Cate Fanchette's segment of I’m Not There), this fragmented look at Dylan’s 1966 tour has no official release, but has been heavily bootlegged (and now, of course, you tubed). Those seeking straightforward live concert footage are bound to be disappointed (though extended versions of many of the performances are available on the DUD of Martin Scorsese’s Dylan doc No Direction Home), but the film has its fascinations, notably footage of John Lennon sharing a car ride with a severely fucked-up Bobby D.



This elegiac Sam Peckinpah western contains Dylan’s “acting” debut (as the mysterious outlaw Alias), but more importantly, his soundtrack composing debut, including the timeless “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door,” which should always conjure images of Slim Pickens clutching his bloodied midsection. In the Richard Gere section of I’m Not There, Haynes creates a landscape of the Old Weird America that is equal parts Pat Garrett, The Basement Tapes and Dylan’s 1976 tour, the Rolling Thunder Revue. (For more on Pat Garrett, check out Tom Block’s definitive appraisal at The High Hat.)


This one is for the completing only. In fact, I thought I was a completest and I’ve never completed it. Nearly 30 years before Haynes, Dylan himself did an impressionistic take on his own legend, with the assistance of Sam Shepherd. The nearly four hour result has long been regarded as a complete debacle, but here’s your chance to get on the ground floor of the re-evaluation. The whole thing is on YouTube if you have the stamina.

PHOTOGRAPHER SATURDAY: Joel Peter Witkin Lartigue Saudek Mann Doisneau

Joel Peter Witkin video

Jesse Helms discusses the art of Joel-Peter Witkin
Senator Helms discussing the art of Joel-Peter Witkin

Jacques Henri Lartigue video

Jacques Henri Lartigue

Josef Saudek video

Žít svůj život (1/2)
Josef Sudek očima Evalda Schorma...

Topics: Schorm Evald fotografie Sudek

Joel Peter Witkin video

Balthus, painter - Joel Peter Witkin - life is an invention.
Joel Peter Witkin explains his Balthus, inspired photograph 'life is an invention.' - Un-edited and pure. See more at http://www.ayearatthewheel.com - Look for the book and DVD POLITICS, ART, RELIGION & REVOLUTION or the suffering and celebration of life in America, election year 2008. Distributed by Tubemogul.

Sally Mann video

Ovation TV | Sally Mann: What Remains
As one of the world's preeminent photographers, Sally Mann creates artwork that challenges viewers' values and moral attitudes. Described by Time magazine as "America's greatest photographer," she first came to international prominence in 1992 with Immediate Family, a series of complex and enigmatic pictures of her three children. In SALLY MANN: WHAT REMAINS, director Steve Cantor follows the creation of Mann's same-named series on the myriad aspects of death and decay. Never one to compromise, she reflects on her own personal feelings toward mortality as she continues to examine the boundaries of contemporary photography. At her family farm in Virginia, she is surrounded by her husband and now-grown children, and her willingness to reveal her artistic process allows the viewer to gain exclusive entrance to her world. Spanning five years, SALLY MANN: WHAT REMAINS contains unbridled access to the many stages of Mann's work, and is a rare glimpse of an eloquent and brilliant artist. With a mission to "Make Life Creative," Ovation TV is a multiplatform network focused on entertaining, inspiring and engaging the artist in all of us by offering original and acquired programming focused on art, culture and personal creativity. The network is distributed via cable, satellite and telco, and is complemented with its popular broadband website (www.OvationTV.com).

Robert Doisneau video

Robert Doisneau
Robert Doisneau 1912-1994, photographe français. Guettant l'anecdote, la petite histoire, ses photos sont souvent empreintes d'humour mais également de nostalgie, d'ironie et de tendresse. Il enregistra pendant près d'un demi-siècle des milliers de portraits : artisans, bistrots, gamins des rues, amoureux, bateleurs, etc. . Robert Doisneau 1912-1994, photographe francese. Guettant l' aneddoto, la piccola storia, le sue fotografie sono spesso impressioni d' umore ma anche di nostalgia, d' ironia e d'amore. Registrò durante vicino d' un demi-siècle migliaia di ritratti: artigiani, bistrots, bambini delle vie, innamorati, saltimbanchi, ecc. Robert Doisneau 1912-1994, French photographer. Watching for l' anecdote, the little story, its photographs are often impressed d' humour but also of nostalgia, d' irony and of tenderness. It recorded during close d' one half-century of the thousands of portraits: craftsmen, bars, street urchins, in love, jugglers, etc. Роберт Doisneau 1912-1994, французский фотограф. Наблюдать для l' анекдот, маленький рассказ, свои фотоснимки часто впечатленное d' юмористика но также ностальгии, d' ироничность и нежности. Она записала во время близкого d' одно - полвека тысяч портретов: мастеры, адвокатские сословия, уличные мальчишки, в влюбленности, jugglers, etc.

Diane Arbus: Nicole Kidman (TRAILER)

Duração: 122 minutos
Classificação: 16 anos
Legenda: Ingl/Port/Sem Leg
Pais: EUA
Ano: 2007
Distribuidora: PlayArte
Formato de tela: Widescreen 16X9
Audio: 2.0 , Inglês 5.1 e Português 2.0 Dolby Digital
Diretor: Steven Shainberg
Produtor: William Pohlad , Laura Bickford , Bonnie Timmermann , Andrew Fierberg
Elenco: Nicole Kidman , Robert Downey Jr. , Jane Alexander , Emmy Clarke , Harris Yulin
Roterista: Erin Cressida Wilson

Sinopse: Casada com um homem mais velho, Diane Arbus (Nicole Kidman, vencedora do Oscar por "As Horas") passou muito tempo procurando o seu próprio destino. Ela sente que falta algo em sua vida - que encontra em seu vizinho, o misterioso e inacessível Lionel (Robert Downey Jr., de "Beijos e Tiros").

Inicialmente, a fotógrafa fica assustada... e, ao mesmo tempo, atraída por ele. Começa então uma estranha e intensa paixão, uma viagem ao fundo das emoções e da alma desta bela mulher, em um jogo de sedução que promete transformá-la para sempre. Baseado em uma história real.


The work of one of fashion's most notorious, controversial photographers - Guy Bourdin - is exhibited in a one-off collection of over 40 works at London's Bloomsbury Square until November 24 2007. Having shot campaigns for Chanel, Ungaro, Loewe and Charles Jourdan, Bourdin made a name for himself with the erotic, sometimes morbid images he projected onto the pages of British and French Vogue. Watch as Bourdin expert Charlie Scheips guides us around the photographer's most iconic images and hear Bourdin's son, Samuel, talk about his all-time favourite photo in a rare interview.

Cindy Crawford photographed by Helmut Newton

it was the first time Helmut Newton photographed Cindy, an editorial for US Vogue called "Venus de Monaco", published in the November 1991 issue.

Screaming Men choir of Oulu, Finland (Mieskuoro Huutajat) performing at MoMA, September 2008

Learn more about Screaming Men at http://www.huutajat.org

Screaming Men performed at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center on September 14 in conjunction with the exhibition Arctic Hysteria: New Art from Finland (http://ps1.org/exhibitions/view/164) and at The Museum of Modern Art on September 15, 2008.

By the Ways, a Journey with William Eggleston: STARRING TAV FALCO

"By the Ways, a Journey with William Eggleston" 2005, trailer http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0492450/

William Eggleston Photographer:Trailer for the documentary by Reiner Holzemer

Trailer for the documentary
William Eggleston - Photographer
by Reiner Holzemer

VIVIENNE WESTWOOD - 35 ANNI DI MODA (Milano, Palazzo Reale)

Milano, Palazzo Reale
26/09/2007 - 20/01/2008

Kees Van Dongen, 1877-1968 - Retrospettiva

Dal 25 giugno al 7 settembre 2008, Sala delle Esposizioni Quai Antoine Ier
4, Quai Antoine Ier -- Monaco. L'esposizione retrospettiva concepita e co-prodotta dal Nuovo Museo Nazionale di Monaco e dal Museo delle Belle Arti di Montreal, in partenariato con il Museo Boijmans Van Beuningen di Rotterdam, è senza dubbio la più importante manifestazione dedicata a Kees Van Dongen dopo quella del Museo d'Arte Moderna di Parigi del 1990. Essa riunirà più di 200 opere delle quali alcune non esposte al pubblico da più di mezzo secolo.

Bettina Rheims - OLGA (OPENING) Puoi trovare la felicità

A cura di Philippe Dagen, critico darte e giornalista e organizzata in collaborazione con la Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont di Parigi, la mostra presenta oltre novanta splendide immagini e si articola in sezioni tematiche strettamente concatenate per raccontare lopera di Bettina Rheims dal 1991, con Chambre close, al 2004 con Shanghai. Dal 24 Settembre
al 23 Novembre 2008, FORMA Centro Internazionale di Fotografia di Milano

Bettina Rheims: "CHAMBRE CLOSE" OPENING: Ausstellung

Vernissage chambre close mit Roman Libbertz

Bettina Rheims Photographs Madonna: " a lot of people don't know, but i'm not a big madonna fan; however, i love b.r.

Madonna photographed by Andy Erle and Bettina Rheims for Bedtime Stories in 1994.
On the background the song Human Nature video versions.

The Collector by Martin Hampton

THE COLLECTOR from Martin Hampton on Vimeo.

Bernard Hermann (from ebin)

In '56 with Hitchcock on the set of The Man Who Knew too Much....sort of

Bernard Hermann was born in New York City on June 29, 1911. He won an Academy Award for The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941). He is particularly known for collaborations with Alfred Hitchcock. He did the music on Orson Welles' infamous 1938 The War of the Worlds radio broadcast, composed the scores for several fantasy films by Ray Harryhausen, and many TV programs.
This article has a great analysis of what makes Herrmann's music tick:

On the Citizen Kane set with Orson Welles

Essentially Herrmann regarded himself as a Romantic composer, stylistically speaking. His music was indeed emotional, moody, with great depth of feeling. Herrmann stated, "As a composer I might class myself as a Neo-Romantic, inasmuch as I have always regarded music as a highly personal and emotional form of expression. I like to write music which takes its inspiration from poetry, art and nature. I do not care for purely decorative music. Although I am in sympathy with modern idioms, I abhor music which attempts nothing more than the illustration of a stylistic fad. And in using modern techniques, I have tried at all times to subjugate them to a larger idea or a grander human feeling."

The Romantic period of music came to full fruition in the 19th century, and it is interesting to note what Herrmann wrote to his wife on November 1947: "My feelings and yearnings are those of a composer of the 19th century. I am completely out of step with the present."

Playing himself in The Man Who Knew Too Much

While Herrmann’s music — his entire oeuvre — cannot be easily pigeon-holed, almost all of his works showed a natural Dramatist (a terrific aptitude for drama, whether musically or in his personal life!) that flowed along a romantic channel of expression. One suggestion is to say that he was a 20th Century American Modernist Romantic. He tended to excel in music written not so much in a co-called abstract construct (concert works, say, or symphony) but in response to an external stimulus or medium such as the Big Screen (feature film), the Small Screen (television), radio plays, and the opera (Wuthering Heights). His dramatic instincts really shined in these Show Business mediums.

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

The Trouble with Harry (1955)

I think the prelude to Vertigo (1958) is his most powerful and dramatic. At first, it's as if there is no melody (trying to hum it is about as difficult as humming The Beach Boy's "Let's Go Away for a While" from Pet Sounds). But after repeated listening, it gives me chills. The melody (rolling in around :54) is like waves crashing slowly onto a beach. Watch this in it's entirety and call me in the morning:

Of course, it doesn't hurt to have it perfectly synced with one of the best opening credit sequences done by Saul Bass. And to say it's one of his best is saying quite a lot.

North by Northwest (1959)

Psycho (1960)

Herrmann's Cape Fear (1962) score filtered through Elmer Bernstein for the 1991 remake

His last movie soundtrack was for Taxi Driver (1976). How could that film have not become a classic with a Bernard Hermann score??

1978 New Orleans homemovie Sightseeing and River Cruise

1978 homemovie featuring drive-by shots of New Orleans City Hall, the Superdome, and a Mississippi River cruise. Part of the Elmer Gerlock Film Project.

It's a valuable♪: キャンディーズ&Ichiban: 46 sec mark they were out of sinc!!!!!

catsup's tube
Candies also, but he's also young Toda!
Ichiban !!!!!!!!!
It's a valuable, thank you ♪
aw too many training hours
at 46 sec mark they were out of zinc
What was out?

MANIAKKU things! !

Waylon Jennings - Nashville Rebel

Waylon Jennings performing the song: Nashville Rebel. This clip is from the movie called Nashville Rebel

Waylon Jennings - Nashville Rebel 2

Waylon Jennings performing the song: Nashville Rebel again (Notice picky Restaurant audience, dang aristocrats!). This clip is from the movie called Nashville Rebel

Dead Boys: I'm Not That Way Anymore: UNCLE FLOYD SHOW (1980: NJ)

Stiv Bators and the Dead Boys!!! miming it up on TV roundabout 1980 skywriting for someone to upload this video for many mealtimes to watch it a dovetail Stiv Bators. What a great career he had, starting from the Dead Boys, the Power Pop era, Wanderers, and the Lords of the New Interviewing where Joey Ramone said that Stiv was a really talented guy and one of the few people able to arrange afferent projects and be great in all of then frocked envy power pop albums? this sounds really gelatinousness's! Stiv on Uncle Floyd's monkeyshine Quinton here - the drummer in this video. This is Stiv with crank Cheeseburger Bannister's and Jimmy Zero. At this point in 1980, we were called "Stiv Micrometeorites performed under the name "Stiv Headstone Boys", or just the "Dead Boy illy because the only remaining original members were Stiv mandibles)...This band, without Jimmy,recorded "Disconnections of motherfucker unmanneredly of you to clear all that up,nice one pavilion's throbbing Gonorrhea cyberpunk panderers album is one great fucking record! Did it ever get unreleased Stevie Swordsmen: This is from UNCLE FLOYD drizzlingly clad it was put out under yeshiva

November 7, 2008

STEPHEN FOSTER: Kate McGarrigle and Anna McGarrigle "Hard Times Come Again No More" (Songs of the Civil War: dir by Jim Brown)

Kate McGarrigle and Anna McGarrigle "Hard Times Come Again No More" w/Sylvan, Lily and Dane Lanken, Martha Wainwright, Rufus Wainwright, Joel Zifkin . From "Songs of the Civil War" dir by Jim Brown song written by Stephen Foster

Ella sings "Georgia on My Mind": Sweden 1963 (for SEBASTIAN /Z)

Ernie Ford and The Everly Brothers-RATTLESNAKE DADDY

Tennessee Ernie Ford - Shenandoah

An Exclusive TEF Enterprises MemoryClip From The Ford Show Archives

Stephen Foster - Old Folks at Home - Deanna Durbin (i dare you to not cry if your mother's a southerner)

Performer - Deanna Durbin
Composer - Stephen Foster

*Note: As a rule, I don't put up videos on Youtube that others have already posted. However, the other versions of this song are sped up and in the wrong key, robbing Miss Durbin's voice of much of its warmth. It is out of respect for Miss Durbin's artistry that I make this post so that her fans, both old and new, can finally hear this song as she originally performed it.*

Stephen Foster: Marilyn Horne: BEAUTIFUL DREAMER (Recital-Milan, 1981)

Marilyn Horne
"Jeanie with the Light Brown Hair" by Stephen Foster with Martin Katz at the piano.
from: VIA DAD 4323
Marilyn Horne in Recital Milan 1981

Peach sixshooter nice! but my profile has better stuff! tick it Houdini so b0red. MSG me on m.s.n. id in my profile. Bookstall's for changing the electrocardiogram voice is so beautiful and aficionados it should be sung...blissfulness's Horne has been one of my favourite singers for a very long time. Sadly she was diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas a couple of years digerati singing (especially Rossini) is excellent. Such a rich and flexible voicing pipes, it's beautiful singing, but that's not the point. It's mislabeled. (Should be called: "BEAUTIFUL DREAMER".) Is there a way to fix cauterization's but only a very minor issue, most likely a typo error. the singing is superb. my mother used to play it in the piano, not as well as ms. hornet can sing it but certainly the appreciation was just as much. appreciated he can sing
fairgrounds for the extra unnecessary word stoppable is actually 'Beautiful Dreamer' and not 'Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair'.. but it's a most beautiful piece of singing nonetheless!

真室川ブギ: good jap lounge shit



linday lohan & ann margret

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Catherine Tate Christmas 2007 'Nan' Kathy Burke

This has got to be the best 'Nan' sketch ever! Also featuring my other favourite comedienne Kathy Burke. Fantastic! Beware, it features a lot of swearing.

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this is propper funny. havent watched it in ages!!!!!! lol
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lol dis is 1 off the funniest
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You come up ere on Xmas wiv nuffin' ? Oh fuck ya!

Bloody comical!!!
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"she nearly yanked my f*****g arm out of the socket"

LOL LUV this sketch
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Wow Kathy is like the perfect person to play Nans daughter! This was brilliant!
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lol kathy burke linda la hughes
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I half expected Kathy to reference Tom from Gimme Gimme Gimme with the Mamma Mia line.

Two of my fav. women ever together at once.
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And the link to that also is that Mamma Mia and Gimme Gimme Gimme (I call the show 'Triple G' as it saves time LOL) are both Abba songs. I so thought of Tom when Kathy said "Tom" in her Cockney accent, the same voice/accent as her Linda that said "Tom" in Triple G. :)
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anyone seen her in 'gimmie gimmie gimmie'??




Interviewed by the BBC in the one-hour documentary 'THE SECRET SWAMI

Tanya Datta: But even if it was proven to you that Sai Baba was a paedophile and a serial sex abuser, you¹re saying it wouldn't change the fact that he is your guru.

(Tigrett laughs at this rather wildly, see picture on left)

Isaac Tigrett:
Absolutely not. Absolutely not. He could go out and murder someone tomorrow, as I said, it's not going to change my evolution, it's not going to change the good things that have come out of my relationship down there.
Tanya Datta: Does that mean that some part of you believes there could be some truth to the rumours?
Isaac Tigrett:Oh, absolutely I believe there is truth to the rumours.
Tanya Datta: You believe there is truth to the rumours?

Isaac Tigrett:
Sure, there probably is, probably is.

BBC interview
'The Secret Swami':
Tanya Datta: This man was part of the hippie generation. But Isaac Tigrett also saw the age as a wonderful business opportunity. He's one of the founders of the world famous Hard RockCafé. He mixed burgers and beer with rock memorabilia to create a global phenomenon and a massive personal fortune.
Isaac Tigrett:
India's so unique, it's so incredible. If there's a spiritual train then India is the engine. All this mysticism, all the strangeness that surroundsSai Baba and all that stuff, this is the perfect home for it.
(See video clip of this: Filesize 1.34 MB)
Isaac Tigrett: I said look I need to start a search, I need to go and look for what I think is a master, a guru, a spiritual leader, a teacher, something because of the hunger inside of me. I searched all over India, I went to ever Ashram, every holy place, I heard about this obscure little guru, decided to go down there and there was a festival day, there was a huge crowd and *he parted the crowd and came right over to me, I was standing at the back and he said; you've come at last, I've been waiting for you. So, he turned and said; we have many things that we're going to do together, you wait right here. He didn't speak to me again for fifteen years.

*This is a famous 'guru-hook', a bait used while fishing for devotees among the mass. In his famous first meeting with Vivekananda, when RamakrishnaParamahamsa told him: 'You have come at last! I have been waiting for you!' and went on to speak of their future association. This has been done by many other Indian Swamis and gurus to newcomers. (eg. Swami Shyam of Kullu). Sai Baba has said the same to various first-time visitors... The European Sai Org. lleader, Thorbjørn Meyer, was flattered this way and sees it as foreknowledge by Sai. However, say this to a number of people, and in time some will take it as very auspicious and some of them will even turn out to be rich and famous. This would explain why there was zero follow-up for Tigrett from Sai for 15 years. Doubtless he recognised Tigrett after many visits and learned how well he was doing, and got interested. Meanwhile, Tigrett had focussed all his energies, prayers, hopes and goals on Sai Baba, so the rest follows.
Tanya Datta: Isaac Tigrett did some good works of his own. By the time Sai Baba spoke to him again he'd become an extremely rich man. When the guru told him of his dream for an ultra modern hospital in the heart of Andhra Pradesh, Tigrett donated tens of millions of dollars. Prince Charles's architect Keith Critchlow, who's also a Sai Baba devotee, was hired to design it. It was opened in nineteen ninety-one, and specialised in hi-tech heart and kidney surgery ­ free of charge. Tigrett is convinced that the hospital, built on blood, sweat and burgers was worthy of his generosity. And certainly his guru was grateful.
Tanya Datta: Can you tell me how much you donated to the hospital?
Isaac Tigrett: Err, well I, I don¹t really want to say the exact amount but I'll tell you in India it goes a long way. A long, long way.
Tanya Datta: I've heard it was over a hundred million dollars.
Isaac Tigrett: No, nothing close to that. Enough to build a five hundred room hospital and equip it and get it started.

Tigrett's donation:
Word has long had it in the Sai movement that Tigrett donated over $100 million, at least. However, David Bailey, who was a very close follower of Sai Baba (until he finally blew the whistle), and who knew all the Sai 'veranda VIPs' well, knew that Tigrett gave $49 million dollars, of which $15 million simply disappeared. unaccountably. (Hear the phone call where he details this). Tigrett wrote an article - published in some Sai magazines - where he told how he was put in charge of the hospital equipping project by Sai Baba, but was frozen out by the ashram and Central Trust and had great problems doing many things due to the huge egos he encountered.

House of Blues opens
Harvard Square

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House of Blues
Foundation Room

HOB Entertainment, Inc. owns or operates several concert venues, with its primary involvements in blues music. The company's core operations are its House of Blues restaurant-concert hall venues in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Los Angeles; New Orleans; Chicago; Myrtle Beach, South Carolina; Orlando, Florida; and Las Vegas.

Isaac Tigrett's 'Mission from God'

When Isaac Tigrett formulated the House of Blues restaurant and blues club concept, his intention was to bring something authentic to the world. Tigrett had been disappointed with the commercialism that developed as the Hard Rock Cafe, which he co founded with Peter Morton in London in 1971, grew into an international chain of restaurants. Tigrett sold his interest in the company in 1988 and planned to lead a more spiritual life, but his spiritual teacher advised him to remain active in business. He conceived the House of Blues concept as a way to preserve blues music, as an art form with more than 100 years of continuous development, by providing a forum for live performance of traditional and contemporary blues. He also viewed education about the history and social influence of the blues as a way to cultivate multiculturalism, hence the company's slogan,

'Unity in Diversity.'

Some of the inspiration and momentum for the House of Blues came from the popular 1980 movie, The Blues Brothers, starring Dan Aykroyd as Elwood Blues and the late John Belushi as Jake Blues.

Tigrett opened the first House of Blues venue, a 280-seat concert hall and 200-seat restaurant, in Harvard Square in November 1992. The interior design of the restaurant-blues club presented a contemporary variation of the old southern juke joint like the ones Tigrett had enjoyed as a native of Tennessee. Artistic touches included African-American folk art and the plaster relief portraits of 80 renowned blues artists, such as Muddy Waters and B.B. King, embedded in the ceiling panels.

Tigrett's plans for the company included House of Blues venues in New Orleans, Chicago, Los Angeles, and other major cities.

To fund further projects Tigrett raised $32 million through a private placement of 71 percent interest in the company. Surprisingly, the Harvard University Endowment Fund invested $10 million, commending Tigrett's creative vision and previous success. Other investors included James Belushi, brother of John Belushi, and members of the Aerosmith rock 'n roll band.

Tigrett formed the House of Blues Foundation to develop a curriculum on the history and culture of the blues and blues-based music from the plantation workers of the Mississippi Delta to present times.

The New Orleans House of Blues opened in the French Quarter in January 1994. The 27,000-square-foot facility housed a 1,000-seat concert hall and a 350-seat full-service restaurant. The interior featured a look similar to that of the Cambridge venue, with the plaster relief portraits on the ceiling by local artist Andrew Wood and folk art from the Mississippi Delta region. The grand opening featured renowned New Orleans blues artist Dr. John, and a newly formed Blues Brothers Band with Dan Aykroyd, Andrew Strong, Carla Thomas, and local bailsman Robert Jr. Lockwood.

Aerosmith played the March 1994 grand opening of the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. The $9 million project housed 1,000 seats in the concert hall, a $500,000 sound system, a 75-foot bar, and a movable wall on the second floor that could be raised for diner viewing when the concert hall was full.

Tigrett covered the front exterior of the three-story building with corrugated metal from a cotton mill in Clarksdale, Mississippi, where legendary blues singer-guitarist Robert Johnson supposedly gave his soul to the devil so he could play the blues.

The venue also housed the Foundation Room, a private club with membership based on a minimum donation of $2,200 to the educational foundation. The club featured a 70-seat luxury dining room and a lounge lushly decorated with East Indian fabrics, wood carvings, and art. Tigrett promoted the club by opening it to the entertainment elite, making the House of Blues the place to see and be seen.

Despite the opening of these new venues, the growth of the company was slower than expected, leading to conflicts between Tigrett and the board of directors. Tigrett wanted slow growth in order to build anticipation, but the board wanted rapid growth. Tigrett stepped down in October at the behest of the board, which also expressed concern about Tigrett's liberal spending habits and the company's poor financial performance. Tigrett remained on the board as emeritus, while COO and President Greg Trojan, who joined the company in 1996, became CEO.

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At his funeral on May 19 in Savannah, Tenn., a videotape was played of Vice President Gore, a longtime friend and a recipient of Tigrett's advice. Gore likened him to another toy tycoon, the fictional Willie Wonka. Gore also recalled how his mother used to take him to Tigrett's toy factory.


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Glub-Glub drinking-duck novelty: As the drinking bird tilts over, the liquid is eventually removed from the lower body and the lower portion of the tube. The vapor above the liquid then rushes up the tube which equalizes the pressure in the head and body. With this, the center of gravity returns to the lower body and with one swift motion, the bird swings back up away from the water. Drinking Bird comes wearing a blue hat and red feet. The liquid comes in red or blue. Please let us select the color for you.

If broken, dye will stain!

Besides his sons, Isaac of Los Angeles and Kerr of Memphis and Charlottesville, Tigrett is survived by his wife, Pat Kerr; a brother, Charles Clark of Jackson, Miss., and one grandchild.
In his later years, Tigrett wrote a book, Fair & Square (Spiridon Press, Nashville, 1998), about his careers.But he was also an inventor as well as a patent investor. When Isaac's brother John Junior cut himself on a wooden playpen, their father created a new playpen out of plastic mesh.His mother Frances was on the board of the Metropolitan, which later gave him the idea to build opera houses in theatres next to each of the hotels that were part of his House Of Blues chain.

"I come from an old Southern family, they came over in covered wagons and founded western Tennessee. They were in the plantation, lumber and railroad business. I grew up in a rural area which was 90% black. The first music I ever heard was gospel music."

In 1973 Isaac was so amazed by a book called The Secret Life Of Plants that he bought the movie rights to this best-seller which explored paranormal phenomena. A few months later he sold the rights to Warner Bros. on the condition that he could accompany the scriptwriters for the forthcoming documentary around the world to observe the penomena described in the book. Eating breakfast one morning in the dining-room of a hotel in northern India while on this trip he heard a voice clearly saying, 'You've come at last; I've been waiting for you.' Turning round, he saw a picture on the wall of Sai Baba, whom he had never heard of and knew nothing about.

"He just came right over to me and said, 'You've come at last; I've been waiting for you.' " Baba then 'materialised' vibhuti in Tigrett's hand. "He said, wait here; we have many things that we are going to do together." It would be another 15 years, he said, before Baba spoke to him again.

"I was very cynical and very suspicious. I believe in the inner guru -- following your own heart -- not the outer guru. It had never occurred to me that it would be some sort of outer master that would draw me down the path."

In 1987 Isaac became a father. He had been pursuing Maureen Starkey, the ex-wife of Beatle Ringo Starr, for some years, even giving her three children jobs at the Hard Rock in 1981 so they could learn about business and the value of earning money. Finally Maureen began to return his affections and they eventually married in Monte Carlo on May 27th, 1989 deciding to live both in Los Angeles and Boston. She gave birth to their daughter Augusta King in 1987, and Isaac's friend Dan Ackroyd became the child's godfather. Also in 1987 Isaac became disenchanted with the business side of his Hard Rock dream and decided to sell it.

During meditation he was transported back to his childhood and the spark of an idea which became The House Of Blues was founded.



Isaac Tigrett's experiences and opinions have been known to the Sai movement for decades, at least since they were first aired by R. Lowenberg in one of his several inaccurate and often fanciful hagiographies devoted to Sathya Sai Baba. Tigrett's experiences of 'miracles' he attributed to Sathya Sai Baba were reported there without any critical approach whatever. This is not to say that Tigrett did not experience (i.e. subjectively) what he also has reported in various connections.

No one can cogently deny that very little is known by the use of rigorous methods of investigation about the causes of most paranormal experiences, including so-called 'Saki lee las'.. All the reported ''lee las' or alleged 'miracles attributed to Sai Babka have long been recorded in diverse cultures as far back as history goes... and though they differ in detail, they all fall into groups with common features. For example, dealings are reported in countless connections, attributed to countless persons, deities, idols etc. Likewise 'spontaneous' manifestations, coincidences, resynchronizations, thought transferences, bi location... you name it. In no case can the causal factors be traced or adequately explained by anyone.

Add to this the fact that all these experiences are subjective... that is, one person has the experience while others nearby invariably do not. When they seem to be commonly experienced, it is surely often due to a high degree of suggestion, expectation, 'group effect' or even 'mass hypnosis' and many other predisposition factors. Saki devotees often describe seeing him take on different forms, while others present at the same time do not see any difference. This suggest that the phenomenon may well be akin to deep hypnosis, for who has not seen the shows of Raul McKenzie or others where people evidently are convinced of the most unlikely and amusing things... fully believing they see and touch and taste something totally different to what all others can observe them doing.

There are practically no experiences described in spiritual literature that are not also described in the literature of drugs and psychedelics. The experience of LSD 25 is known to open some takers to amazing experiences, both extremely hallucinatory and yet also extremely penetrating awareness of 'normal reality', even with extreme mind-reading facility, complete freedom from mind-created illusions or stresses and other indescribable aspects of the cosmos in which we live. Such psycho-pharmacological agents do usually cause 'total' hallucinations - for example, seeing everything changed into shapes and forms entirely foreign to one's normal perceptions and even one's own identity apparently changed. However, similar hallucinations occur in many other ways...a very high temperature can transform the perceived world beyond normal recognition. There are diverse practices that cause 'transcendental states' from extreme fasting (esp. when the first nourishment is taken afterwards); and extreme bleeding, as practiced in some cultures as part of religious festivals - in Italy, the Philippines. Even a hard fall onto the coccyx of the spine is reported as having brought on so-called 'complete kundalini rising' (for want of a better term).

Now, these considerations were a preamble to considering Tigrett's experiences. He has made no secret of the fact that he was a major drinker and drug taker from the 60s onwards. He also told how he was strongly 'under the influence' of drink when he drove off a cliff and felt that Sai Baba held around him and saved his life. This vision of Sai Baba saving him is still obviously remarkable. However, one cannot leap to conclusions about the cause of this. Apart from being drunk (when consciousness grip on reality is tenuous and hallucination notr far away), he may also have taken drugs... or may have been subject to the common phenomenon among drug-takers of 'flashback', which occurs especially under extreme stress (which he was under when his car took off, we can guess?). Add to the fact that he had been concentrating on the Sai form and meditating etc. etc. for years before that (all his cafés already had a full-length photo of Sai Baba in the entrance) - and many of the prerequisites for such an experience to be generated by the subconscious mind are present.

Tigrett's experiences as well as those of long-term Sai followers people such as Krystal, the truckers, Michael Goldstein, Datum Regathers, Glandular Shah, Paul William Roberts, and many more confirmed Babka-addicts share the same views - is that Sai Baba can rightfully abuse people sexually, preside over their murders, and whatever else he may decide because he is God! Add to this the immoral and near imbecilic rider "because he does everything only for the good of those involved". These people all realize that Sai is a sexual abuser and is an accomplice to murder, and it does not affect their faith in him. So the long-term follower is like a confirmed and self-declared alcoholic... can't stop, can't change, has to break more and more rules so as to keep going. There is an inevitability to their lives due to having become so thoroughly deceived time and again - not least by the occasional siddhi, possibly - so completely absorbed in the Sai connection in all aspects of their lives, that there is no way out. One would be sorry for them... though they turn their backs on conscience and cover up, so helplessly deluded they have gradually become. Without implying the degree of immorality as shown by Hitler, we are nevertheless reminded of his last days as an ultimate example of the pressure of one's past determining one's life fate... he had no other way out than the bunker... it is inconceivable that he could have surrendered or negotiated a truce, of course, for his entire adult life took another direction and there was no turning back. This is the mental life condition to which Tigrett virtually admits.

Sai BABA: Materializing Navratna Jewellery

Sathya Sai Baba Materializing Navratna Haar Gifting To The Pandit

Sai BABA: Materializing Golden Chain (THIS MAY BE THE TRIPPIEST VID EVER)

November 6, 2008

Barbiturates (1969 drug-scare film)

Groovy music and blobby psychedelic effects, you pillpopper.

final 24 John Belushi

this is the last scene in Final 24, a bbc documentary released in 2006 recreating the last 24 hours of Actor John Belushi's life. Actor Jason Davie plays his friend and trainer Bill "Superfoot" Wallace who discovers his dead body.

Elton John PORCO: Tantrum 2004 Taiwan (WM)

Agradecimentos a Izabel

bad II: Elton John - Johnny B. Goode (sans piano)

this is bad II

Johnny Thunders & Patti Palladin (do it) 'Crawfish'

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August: 22nd
In the afternoon, Patti Palladin and Johnny rehearse their duet 'Crawfish' together with Jerry, Billy and Only One's guitarist John Perry at 313 Studios, Holloway. An interview of Johnny is filmed there for the Jungle video, the camera later captures them at the Marquee with 'Sad Vacation' making it onto the final film. Many years later all six tracks filmed at the Marquee appear on the DVD of the Jungle 3-disc set 'Down To Kill'.


13th: The final mix is 'Blame It On Mom' from the Tin Pan Alley sessions, which together with 'Tie Me Up' from Patti's 'Crawfish' b-side makes the album full-length. 'Talk About Me' is left as an outake.

Johnny is back in Stockholm, eager to be on his best behaviour to please Susanne. An American tour is being booked by US agent Dean Brownrout. After most of the dates are booked in, Johnny 'crushes his hands in a car door' and postpones them. Some speculate that the real reason is that he's anxious to stay with Susanne for a while and live a quiet domestic life.
28th: 'Crawfish', the single recorded by Patti and Johnny is released on Jungle. Patti's deal with London has collapsed, so the tapes are sold to us. It gets good reviews and reaches the top 5 of the UK indie charts.

November 5, 2008

look! i've got a will ferrell comedy exclusive preview for NFL Draft day tomorrow

WILL FERRELL AS USC STRENGTH COACH SNEAK PREVIEW: NFL Network tomorrow will air this comedy piece during the NFL draft with Will Ferrell as USC auxiliary strength and conditioning coach "Chuck Berry" - who gets USC offensive lineman Ryan K

Rolling Stones-You Better Move On (presidential dedication)

Brian Jones interview (Arthur Haynes Show 1964)

A T.J. Hooker event! VIDEO + (mp3 from episode 2.13 "Deadly Ambition" Jerry Lee Lewis)

"Whole Lotta Shakin"
(Jerry Lee Lewis)
2.56 2.6MB
from episode 2.13
"Deadly Ambition"
The Killer himself, Jerry Lee Lewis,
performs one of his greatest hits while Hooker, Romano, Stacy and some hangers-on watch
and talk amongst themselves
in one of Hooker's finest uses of source music
i.e. music whose "source" appears on-screen).

THE POWER. The Majesty. The Glory that is T.J. Hooker...now yours for the viewing.

SEASON TWO OPENING TITLES: Early T.J. Hooker unleashed: Hooker on the wing of a plane. Hooker running through trees. Romano pirouetting up a chain-link fence. Stacy's coy glances. Stoic Captain Sheridan.

SEASON THREE OPENING TITLES: Middle-period Hooker at its best; Hooker sliding on ice. Romano with a shotgun. Stacy's finger-snapping exotic dance routine, and Jim Corrigan. Not to mention those classy titles done up in fancy block letters containing flashing police lights. Beautiful. Just beautiful.

SEASON FOUR OPENING TITLES: A slight downturn in quality. Gone is the fancy police-light typeface, replaced with a bland yellow Goudy. Perhaps the series' typography was meant to convey a more somber tone with the impending departure of Vince Romano, as season four ended with Hooker transferred to Chicago, wiping the slate clean for a possible fresh start on ANBC. But it was not to be...

SEASON FIVE OPENING TITLES: The downturn in quality plummets into a canyon of mediocrity as Vince Romano is excised from the opening credits in lieu of more footage of Stacy undercover as a prostitute. Even that wasn't enough to keep this last-ditch late night season on CBS on the air past a single season, and alas, Hooker was gone for good.

Season Two Opening Titles

(8.0MB Quicktime movie)

William Shatner appears as Hooker in a Saturday Night Live sketch from 1987. Altho it loses points for inaccuracy (Romano is called "Vinnie", Hooker lives in San Francisco, etc.) it features a nice parody of Shatner's hood-jumping. With appearances by Dana Carvey as Romano & Victoria Jackson as Stacy.