Monday, July 24, 2006

Brian Springer - Spin

Using the 1992 presidential election as his springboard, documentary filmmaker Brian Springer captures the behind-the-scenes maneuverings of politicians and newscasters in the early 1990s. Pat Robertson banters about "homos," Al Gore learns how to avoid abortion questions, George Bush talks to Larry King about halcyon -- all presuming they're off camera. Composed of 100% unauthorized satellite footage, Spin is a surreal expose of media-constructed reality.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

The Cut Ups

Experimental film, from the collection of William S. Burroughs - The Cut-Up Films. Writing by Antony Balch, story by William S. Burroughs. 1966


Thursday, July 13, 2006

Syd Barrett is Dead

Syd Barrett has been dead for a while. Roger Barrett, who was Syd, died a few days ago. Not much will change with his passing for me or the many who liked the music but this is a tribute to a truly great artist.

"Suddenly the rush of the mighty great thunder,
confronted Swan Lee as his song he sang,
In the dawn, with his squaw, he was battling homewards
It was all written down by Long Silas Lang.

The land in silence stands...
The land in silence stands...
The land in silence stands."

Swan Lee (Silas Lang) 1968

Silas is the name of my son, born 14th April 2000.