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Depeche Mode 101

Done with Dylan’s No Direction Home. Now into Depeche Mode. I have accumulated so many rock documentary, concerts and films. Just want to revisit them with a bit more focus and attention unlike the first time I saw them. 264 more words

Rock Documentary

50 years today: On the pavement, thinking about the government

Johnny’s in the basement
Mixing up the medicine
I’m on the pavement
Thinking about the government

Bringing It All Back Home was the record where most of us encountered Dylan electrified for the first time, dropping the needle onto the run-in track and hearing for the first time the strum of Dylan’s acoustic guitar rapidly joined by the electric guitar, bass and drums that drive the hard-rocking ‘Subterranean Homesick Blues’. 1,423 more words


Boomer Audit: D.A. Pennebaker Invents the Music Festival in 'Monterey Pop'

When the “Boomer Audit” was scheduled as a theme week — absolutely fair as we’re hitting the 45th anniversary of Woodstock — I felt relatively skeptical about it, as I have been lucky enough to live a life devoid of boomer values infecting my everyday existence, at least when it comes to my immediate family. 754 more words


Stoned Immaculate (Day 43)

Picked up where I left off yesterday, ploughing through the tail-end of a key Ginsberg research book. Was watching telly last night and saw an ad (on Channel 4) for The Greatest Hits of Bob Dylan, made up largely of archive film clips, and I noticed, for the first time, Ginsberg in the background of that famous clip for Subterranean Homesick Blues (which was the promo film for DA Pennebaker’s 1967 documentary… 298 more words


Jeffrey Katzenberg, Hal Needham, D.A. Pennebaker and George Stevens, Jr. to Receive Academy's Governors Awards

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences voted tonight to present Honorary Awards to stunt performer Hal Needham, documentarian D. 562 more words

K*Chele Magazine

Inside "The War Room"

It has been a while since I’ve written about documentaries I’ve watched, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been watching. The War Room, a 1993 release, chronicles the jobs of James Carville and George Stephanopoulos, who guide Bill Clinton’s 1992 campaign. 274 more words

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