Thursday, May 23, 2013
In concert, the just deceased Ray Manzarek would often soar to great heights of long improv jamming on his organ solo on the Doors' "Light My Fire." This, though, is from their controversial ED SULLIVAN appearance where he cuts it short but makes it wonderful. Ed didn't like it because Morrison refused to change the words as requested but this has long been one of my favorites from all the great music group appearances on Ed's show.
Not being a current TV watcher, I had not heard about this upcoming series, THE CRAZY ONES, until today. Looks pretty good as long as what makes Sarah special doesn't conflict with what makes Robin special. We'll see. Hoping Hulu or someone picks it up so i can try it.
Here's a 1971 TV special celebrating highlights from Disney's live-action traveling show, DISNEY OIN PARADE. One of my most popular posts was an early one about my parents and I seeing the show live at the Cincinnati Gardens. I do NOT, however, remember this TV celebration.
Here's a brief little foreign language documentary on the unique cinematic stylings of Czech filmmaker Karel Zeman. Zeman's short films and features made from the late forties on combined live action, illustrated backgrounds, animation and other special effects in ways similar to those Terry Gilliam would adopt on MONTY PYTHON"S FLYING CIRCUS. A genius!
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
I never did own a copy of this although I did have a full set of the UK editions of the Spanish mag this was culled from. Some absolutely lovely illustrations from Esteban Maroto and more but the "stories" were, for the most part, negligible. Oh, and for the record, Dracula never appears.