Little Joe’s Day

LittleJoe
Warhol Superstar Joe Dallesandro made his name as an actor in Warhol productions like Flesh and Trash before finding more mainstream success in supporting roles like playing Lucky Luciano in The Cotton Club. Dallesandro is the “Little Joe” in Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wildside,” and…

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Dream Machine

DreamGysin
Recorded the 95th episode of the Coincidence Control Network podcast today. This week it was just me and Lil’ Ray, and I had some technical difficulties on my end, but I think we had a pretty good chat. I lifted some stories to talk about on the show from my Flipboard project. The last thing we mentioned before…

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Keef Hunter

KeefHunter
Took a break from the blog for about a week while I was celebrating the holidays. I’m still celebrating the holidays, but I’m also back at this illuminated scroll, revealing the secrets of the sacred and the foibles of the fearsome. And sometimes — like today — I’m just posting cool…

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Snakes, Meat, Sex

carolee-schneemann
Unforgivable is the title of a new book that looks back on the life and works of pioneering performance artist Carolee Schneeman. I found out about the book from an article I flipped into our Flipboard magazine the other night. Here’s a bit from The Guardian… Don’t bring your underaged children or…

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Wild Horses

Patti
I already posted about Patti Smith’s debut album, Horses, turning 40 this year. I noted that I hadn’t seen much news about it, but notices have recently started popping up, and I’m glad to see that the year won’t pass without more light being held up to this seminal song cycle which begins…

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Return To Sender

t Deliver
I know we’re bearing down on the jolliest celebrations of the holiday season, but I don’t seem to be able to free myself from these diabolical movie posts — it’s like Halloween is trying to take over Christmas and Hanukkah and Kwanzaa all at once! I think that’s already a movie starring…

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Seeing Colors

Dennis-Hopper
Spike Lee’s controversial new film, Chi-Raq shines a spotlight on the out of control gang violence in Chicago. In 1988, Dennis Hopper similarly pointed a camera at the gang violence in his own Los Angeles backyard. Hopper’s film Colors was a gritty-for-the-time cop drama starring Robert Duvall and Sean…

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Happy Buckday

Buck Henry
Today we celebrate the long strange life of actor, writer and director Buck Henry whose contributions to Saturday Night Live and scripting of The Graduate were crucial contributions to the countercultural voice that paved the way for the best of today’s contemporary comedy. Buck is 85 on December 9. Here he is…

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Losing Lennon

Lennon Dead
On December 8, 1980 John Lennon was shot dead in New York. Here’s The Day John Lennon Died… Stay Awake! Please subscribe to my YouTube channel where I archive all of the videos I curate at Insomnia. Click here to check out…

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Tom Waits Day

Tom Waits
This December 7 we celebrate the 66th birthday of Tom Waits. Waits anachronistic, early persona and music mixed equal parts Lord Buckley, Louis Armstrong, Jack Kerouac and Frank Sinatra. I love the early, piano-centric albums and Small Change is a masterpiece. That said, it’s the second wave of Waits’s…

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