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Video: Perfectly Normal

. About award-winning short film Perfectly Normal, director Joris Debeij says: I was introduced to Jordan, the effervescent subject of this Op-Doc, by a mutual friend; we met for lunch … Continue reading

October 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Mr Blue Footed Booby

. From the director: “This short film is an invitation to a lucid dream. Let’s take dinner together!” Written and directed by Gino Imagino Email subscribers may click on the … Continue reading

September 10, 2017 · 7 Comments

Video: The Addams Family dancing Blitzkrieg Bop by the Ramones

. For a brief moment, forget the hurricanes, the threat of nuclear war, the fires burning in LA, Montana, Washington, DC and the hearts of white supremacists. Breathe in. Breathe … Continue reading

September 9, 2017 · 4 Comments

Video: Marlene Dietrich — Sag mir, wo die Blumen sind?

. This evocative video shows Marlene Dietrich performing a 1960 German language version of Pete Seeger’s song “Where Have All The Flowers Gone?” Marlene Dietrich was known to have strong … Continue reading

August 27, 2017 · 1 Comment

Jose Padua: Because Even in the Darkest of Days Revolution Is a Movement Towards the Light

On the same day in August 1967 when American Nazi Party leader George Lincoln Rockwell was killed, my younger brother was born: one bad guy down, one good guy up … Continue reading

August 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: The Como Mamas “Count Your Blessings”

. Old school Gospel music from the album Come Upstairs by The Como Mamas, produced by Daptone Records. The Como Mamas — Ester Smith Mae, Della Daniels, and Angela Taylor — are three … Continue reading

August 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Charlie Chaplin — Modern Times “Nonsense Song” (1936)

. When Chaplin sang this song in Modern Times, he was internationally famous, but it was the very first time that the world had heard his voice, after two decades of … Continue reading

August 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Caravan Palace performs “Rock It For Me”

. Caravan Palace is a French electro swing band based in Paris. The band’s influences include Django Reinhardt, Vitalic, Lionel Hampton, and Daft Punk. Zoé Colotis – vocals Arnaud Vial … Continue reading

July 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Parov Stelar — Demon Dance

. This hypnotic montage showcases the music of the contemporary Austrian composer and artist Parov Stelar, one of the pioneers of electro swing. Stelar started his career as a painter and … Continue reading

July 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Neil Young premieres new protest song, “Children of Destiny”

“Stand up for what you believe / Resist the powers that be” Canadian rocker Neil Young and Promise of the Real have just released the video for their  new Trump … Continue reading

July 3, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: Order from Chaos

. This short animated film is the result of a collaboration between the UK-based electronic musician Max Cooper and the French motion graphics artist Maxime Causeret. Order from Chaos features … Continue reading

July 2, 2017 · 1 Comment

Video: Nobody Speak — DJ Shadow

. “You wanna hear a good joke?” Music: Run the Jewels & DJ Shadow Cast: Igor Tsyshkevich / USA Ian Bailey / UK Vika Akentyeva / Portugal Vladimir Arhipov / Germany … Continue reading

July 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

Video: War & Pierce perform “I Lived To Tell About It”

. Chris Pierce and Sunny War met through a mutual friend, the composer and producer Jared Faber who thought that the two accomplished musicians would hit it off. Pierce, War and … Continue reading

June 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

Jose Padua: In the Someday with the Sound of All the Passing Years

We only have one TV in the house, and last night Julien took a break from whatever he wanted to watch and let Maggie take control of it. What she … Continue reading

June 27, 2017 · Leave a comment