Trip out to the last bit of this Orson Welles film -
Friday, December 03, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
The Dolly Mixture documentary is finally coming to LA! I only wish this screening is paired with Lawrence Of Belgravia...
TUESDAY NOVEMBER 16TH, 8PM
ooga booga presents the u.s. film debut of...
Take Three Girls: The Dolly Mixture Story
london filmmaker paul kelly's documentary focuses on dolly mixture, one of the best yet highly under-appreciated indie pop bands. formed in 1978, the all-female teenage trio released a few legendary singles and the classic double album "demonstration tapes." tours and shows followed with bands like the undertones, the fall and the damned, to name a few. though dolly mixture disbanded in 1984, the group's influence has been far-reaching and is heard in bands like beat happening, vivian girls, heavenly, unrest, and countless others.
Dir. Paul Kelly, 2010, UK, DVD, 40 minutes, with director in attendance!!!
film screening is this tuesday 8pm
at cottage home
Posted by Owley Patrol at 11/14/2010 06:15:00 PM
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Monday, November 08, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Thirteen years ago when I was living in Saigon, the highly anticipated expedition to Angkor Wat never materialized due to the coup d'etat. Thirteen years later, this wonder is a sight to behold. Angkor Wat, the largest temple in the world, is the supreme masterpiece of Khmer architecture. The radiant pink sunset, the hushness and dignity of the people, and the hypnotizing smell of hot air infused with dirt and burning wood are things one shall never forget...
Posted by Owley Patrol at 9/01/2010 12:00:00 AM
Monday, August 30, 2010
This is quite embarrassing considering how I obsess over my playlists to no end but somehow one crucial song (Mick Karn's "Sensitive") is missing from this Pre-Fall mix. I've fixed the link or you may just download the song itself. You can't lose either way! When I was filling in the missing years for each song, I realized how much I've been into 1982 and 1983 lately. GREAT YEARS.
Posted by Owley Patrol at 8/30/2010 12:09:00 PM
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Four great looking ladies in four great looking films I saw this summer to go along with this Pre-Fall mix.
Clockwise from top: Nine 1/2 Weeks, Bonjour Tristesse, Against All Odds, Johnny Guitar
*Click on image to download.
Posted by Owley Patrol at 8/29/2010 10:41:00 PM
Monday, July 19, 2010
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
Quite looking forward to this Sunday ---
Stephin Merritt (of the Magnetic Fields) to perform his new live score to the rarely screened and epochal 1916 silent film version of Jules Verne's 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea!
Sorta wishing that it'll be in the same spirit as this Disney approved 1954 remake with the dreamiest of cast ---
Posted by Owley Patrol at 7/07/2010 01:02:00 AM
Friday, June 11, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
The time has finally arrived...
Foxtrot Echo Lima Tango is a fanzine for Felt and all things Lawrence. You must check out the accompanying blog here. And the launch is on Sunday June 6th from 2pm at London's The Hangover Lounge, located at The Lexington on Pentonville Road. The afternoon will feature writer, record mogul and former Felt bassist Phil King DJing and live tributes from some very special guests to be unveiled shortly. And of course, the zine will be available for the first time! I so wish I can be there... In spirit...
And Holy Shit and I have contributed a collaborative piece to it!
Posted by Owley Patrol at 5/23/2010 12:17:00 AM
Monday, April 26, 2010
Rainy Season in the Tropics (1866)
Oil on canvas
56 1/4 x 84 3/16 in. (142.9 x 213.8 cm)
M.H. de Young Museum, San Francisco
And on this same tour, we both discovered Destroyer. We listened Destroyer's Rubies everyday on the road. It changed my life. I think it did for Tom as well.
I can't listen to this album without thinking about that time now. I still can't believe what has just happened. You didn't know it Tom but you were my most loyal friend.
And miraculously this song popped up this evening --- Destroyer's The Music Lovers.
Farewell Sir Thomas.
Posted by Owley Patrol at 4/26/2010 12:00:00 AM
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Here is the first mix of my Vietnamese music series compilation - songs mostly from the 60s and 70s... POPular songs as that's what I'm into...
(click on image to download)
The second mix can only be heard at the delectable An Choi Eatery in NYC... so you best make your way there in the near future!
These are achingly gorgeous songs --- pure poetry --- you don't have to know the language nor understand the lyrics - you can just feel it...
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Here is Viet Pop Music 101 from this period (one of the endless and oh so essential lessons from the Pops) -
The three main players:
Trinh Cong Son: He used the music to write the lyrics.
Joan Baez once dubbed him the "Bob Dylan" of Vietnam because of his anti-war anthems. My dad disagreed, "He is beyond Bob Dylan. He means so much more to the Vietnamese people than Dylan to this world. Trinh Cong Son is a genius."
Pham Duy: He uses the lyrics to write the music.
Before Trinh Cong Son, Duy was the only one worth listening to...
Albums should start with a spoken word Intro but the Outro is optional. Well in this case, I have both just to be sure I'm doing it right... (here is the suggested order)
And most importantly, Khanh Ly was born to sing Trinh Cong Son's songs...
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Posted by Owley Patrol at 4/10/2010 12:00:00 AM
Friday, April 09, 2010
Here we go again (repost from R4TH) --
Posted by Owley Patrol at 4/09/2010 01:02:00 AM
Thursday, April 08, 2010
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
If you happen to make your way to District 3 in Saigon, please make sure to stop by Quán Ốc Thành Long to "ăn chơi" --- a bit of a gluttony will never hurt you..
Posted by Owley Patrol at 4/06/2010 11:47:00 PM