Friday, 29 January 2010
"In 1992 Tracey Ullman filed a lawsuit against Twentieth Century Fox in Los Angeles Superior Court over profits from the later half hour incarnation of The Simpsons for $2.5 million of the estimated $50,000,000 USD in profits reaped from merchandising. Several years after her show went off the air, she said jokingly in a late night television interview that she hoped to one day have a regular two-minute spot on The Simpsons."
Tuesday, 26 January 2010
Monday, 25 January 2010
Saturday, 16 January 2010
Wednesday, 13 January 2010
Ever since catching Suzan Pitt's animated short Asparagus as part of an ICO Essentials programme, Dreams, a couple of years back, I've not been able to think about the vegetable in the same way. It is, by turns, dazzling, bewildering and disturbing. Richard Teitelbaum's kosmische soundtrack is terrific (with special thanks in the credits to New Age goddess Suzanne Ciani).
Sunday, 10 January 2010
Thursday, 7 January 2010
1973 Animation Fantastic Planet soundtracked by Alain Goraguer. Major source of inspiration for Air apparently. Kinda like One Million Years BC mixed with some chrome and that dirty feeling you get when reading Robert Crumb. Disgusting Stuff
Parts 1/2/3/4/5/6/7/8 - All on Youtube.
"That was one of the loves of my life. I think she loved me as much as I loved her, you know? We dated a lot. We, we went out a lot. Her pictures were all over my wall, my mirror, everything. And I went to the Academy Awards with Diana Ross and this girl walks up to me and says "Hi, I'm Brooke Shields." Then she goes "Are you going to the after-party?" I go, "Yeah." "Good, I'll see you at the party." I'm going "Oh my God, does she know she's all over my room?" So we go the after-party. She comes up to me she goes, "Will you dance with me?" I went, "Yes. I will dance with you." Man, we exchanged numbers and I was up all night, singing, spinning around my room, just so happy. It was great."
Michael Jackson on Brooke Shields, 2001
As yuletide comes to its end, it's clear that nothing on TV this year was ever going to be as brilliantly bonkers as Kate Bush's BBC Christmas Special of 1979 (with added Big Pete Gabriel for good measure). Unsurprising really, as it's hard to imagine any of the Brit-female-BBC-Sound-of-2009-core talent vacuums being interesting enough to warrant one. Lady Gaga, however.......