Yankee Doodle Dandy was a 1942 film starring James Cagney. It was a bio-pic based on the life of George M. Cohan, known as “The Man Who Owned Broadway.”
John Zorn, Bill Laswell, Rob Burger and Kevin Norton perform a new soundtrack for a Polish production of Nosferatu. Heavy prog vibes here.
This looks thoroughly fascinating. Shadow puppeteer Hamid Rahmanian has a new project called “Feathers of Fire,” which is based on the Persian epic, the Shahnameh.
Another treasure from Reddit, it turns out that Libaaxyada Maaweeliska Banaadir (Banaadir Entertainment Lions) was a theater group from Mogadishu who mixed talented veterans with burgeoning new talent from the late 1970s to the early 1980s, before everything went to Hell. For more on the story of Libaaxyada Maaweeliska Banaadir, check out this blog post […]
My friend Gummi from Iceland had posted that the legendary James Last, King of Easy Listening, had passed away. Of course many mourn his loss, but things got progressively worse of the past 24 hours. Next was the loss of Christopher Lee, the best Dracula to ever appear on celluloid, and a man not to […]
Lotte Lenya was the wife and muse of master songwriter Kurt Weill. If this song sounds familiar to you, it should: The Doors, David Bowie and countless others have covered it. The recording is from somewhere around 1930, and it remains powerful.
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