so sad, just got informed, Yozuru passed away. Here he filmed Die Krupps Stahlwerksinfonie and Pere Ubu wirh Laura Logic.
Jim Capaldi and Rene Tinner visited Paul McCartney. Jim wants to know how Paul got all the Beatles recordings for the Anthology, because some of them were never officially available as records before. Pirated copies. Paul explains, “from the internet”. Laughing. “Now they can sue us” – the nice idea that the thieves can now sue those who took back their property makes for quite a refreshing serenity.
Jim Capaldi? Wonderful songwriter, unfortunately deceased. He wrote for Traffic The low spark of high heeled boys – Reebop Kwaku Baah plays here. In 1983 he recorded the beautiful Masimba bele with Stefan Krachten and Helmut Zerlett at CAN Studio. Reebop, who by the way could cook real soul food, died in the same year at Christmas in a Stockholm studio.
Six he was, when Pauline, his jewish mom took her life, thirtynine he was, when he hang himself on Good Friday, ten I was then, he was my dad. Magdalena Gross, daughter of Isaak Gross and Rahel Matzner, his grandma. Rahel was born in Oświęcim and died before these little Austrian came to power. That and that her family had a Liqueur distillery give`s me some pleasure.
Wer hört das nicht gerne? Komm wie Du bist…. as an old memoria
Kunst Crash Kurs. Eine wunderbare TV Dokumentation von 1980 von Robert Hughes + BBC + Time-Life-Film. 8 teilig und sie sind wunderbar anzusehen, eine Art Crash Kurs in Kunst. The keyword of the century: Modernity…..gemeint kann da nur sein, das 20. Jahrhundert.
Juni 2013: Bei Youtube leider nun für Deutschland gesperrt, anyway von Robert Hughes gibts Video Lessons about Art fast wie Sand am Meer.
A a different kind of shock: Robert Hughes, Art Critic NYT, about the Basquiat Retrospektive, Whitney 1992„…a parody of a funeral rite performed over a slender talent encased in a sarcophagus grossly to large for it…The life was so sad and truncated, and the art that came out of it so limited, that it seems unfair to dwell on either. Who breaks a butterfly upon a wheel?
Encore? A Disaster
Basquiat`s sensibility, insofar as he can be said to have any, was that of an untrained and unruly adolescent wise only in his instinct for self display as a means of self-advancement… I´ve seen subway-car grafitti that was a lot more interesting than this stuff.“ Hilton Kramer, New York Observer.
Schöner Clip, inklusive Robot Snacks (Toast) im Studio.
Must see: Fab 5 Freddy, Kid Creole, Walter Steding, SAMO alias Jean-Michel Basquiat, Debbie Harris, Tuxedomoon, Blondie……
Brilliant documentary on the revolutionary public access punk rock cable TV show from New York City – In 1978, two revolutionary trends emerged in New York City, public access cable TV and punk rock. These two phenomena came together spectacularly in Glenn O’Brien’s TV Party. O’Brien recruited his pal Chris Stein, the guitarist of Blondie, as his co-host, fellow Factory kid Walter Steding as leader of The TV Party Orchestra, and underground film director Amos Poe as director and the rest, as you’ll see, was history. Hipsters tuned in to follow the antics of the TV Party gang and such guests as Iggy Pop, David Bowie, P-Funk’s George Clinton, The Clash’s Mick Jones, Kid Creole, Klaus Nomi, as well as performances from acts like Tuxedo Moon, the Brides of Funkenstein, Alex Chilton, and more.