Paul Cronin’s book of conversations with filmmaker Werner Herzog is called Werner Herzog – A Guide for the Perplexed. On the back cover of the book, Herzog offers a list of advice for filmmakers that doubles as general purpose life advice.
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(Still from “Kenneth Anger: Magician of underground film”)
Film as magical ritual: A rare portrait of Kenneth Anger
Kenneth Anger – Magier des Untergrundfilms [Magician of Underground Film] (1970) A film by Reinhold E. Thiel. Colour, sound, Deu/Sub Eng, 54 mins.
Continue reading “MAGICIAN OF UNDERGROUND FILM”- GERMAN TV’S KENNETH ANGER DOCUMENTARY! (1970)
BY AMY HABEN
Iggy Pop (Photo by Andy Kent- 1977)
“At the time I was the first guy they called a punk. And they used that term for me to represent the idea of someone that wants to do something very strong and very uncompromising that he believes in or has a vision of very badly, but at the same time he’s the kind of person who doesn’t have the skills or ability to do it, so many funny things happen.” -Iggy Pop
Continue reading IGGY POP DEFINES THE WORD ‘PUNK’ -INTERVIEW AFTER DESTROYING STUDIO!- (1977)
(John Waters hanging out in Danny Fields’ NYC apartment in 1973)
By: Amy Haben
About two years ago, I was bartending at B-Side bar in Alphabet City and my pal Colin came in for a beer. I asked him what he’s been up to and he proudly exclaimed, “I hitchhiked from here to California and back!”
I was amazed, ” You did that?! Weren’t you scared you’d get murdered?!”
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BY: AMY HABEN
( Kim Fowley and Joan Jett- Photo: Jenny Lens 1977)
I only met Kim Fowley this summer, but I’ve been following his career since i was a teen. He created The Runaways after meeting the girls at Rodney Bingenheimer’s English Disco nightclub in the early 70’s. The switchblade toting lolitas wrote “Cherrybomb” with Fowley, who promoted them as jailbait. Never one to hide from controversy, Fowley was the antithesis of everything your parents told you to stay away from. A natural born hustler, who wrote songs about drugs and engaged in sex in public, not to mention self- confessed theif. I was lucky enough to watch the premiere of The Seeds documentary “Pushin’ Too Hard” with Fowley in attendance. He was interviewed for the documentary of the “godfathers of punk”, in which he admitted to stealing singer Sky Saxon’s fringe jacket. He loved Sky but being a fellow magnetic personality that people were drawn to, there was a bit of natural competition. He wrote “Fallin’ Off The Edge” for The Seeds and produced them.
Continue reading KIM FOWLEY’S “THE TRIP”- MOURNING THE LOSS OF A LEGEND!
David Bowie in a promotional tour photo Photograph: Masayoshi Sukita/The David Bowie Archive
Bowie is charming and most likely, very coked up in this vintage interview from ‘The Dick Cavett Show’ in 1974. The second video is Bowie’s, “The 1980 Floor Show”, from the television program, ‘The Midnight Special.’ Aired in 1973, it features a variety of Bowie performances including covers of The Who’s “Can’t Explain” and Sonny and Cher’s “I Got You Babe” with wife, Angie Bowie, as a guest vocalist.
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BY AMY HABEN
Marc Bolan (Getty Images / Redferns / Estate of Keith Morris)
“I think I am a child. Everything blows my mind.” – Marc Bolan
Marc Bolan may have only been a petite five foot seven inches tall but his presence was gigantic . The glam rocker started the band Tyrannosaurus Rex in 1967, putting out four acoustic albums. It wasn’t until the early 70’s that he made chart topping hits, after he went electric and shortened the bands name to T. Rex. Producer Tony Visconti claims he used to scribble the shortened version of the name to Bolan’s dismay until eventually it grew on him.
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BY SLICING UP EYEBALLS
For this week’s installment of Vintage Video, we turn to this killer Talking Heads concert that’s been making the rounds online, an 80-minute black-and-white performance filmed at the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, N.J., about a month after the release of 1980′s Remain in Light.
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BY KATIE NOTOPOULOS
Groupiedirt.com is a site that appears to be last updated around 2002 that catalogs what groupies say about different rock stars’ sexual habits. We can’t claim that any of these are actually true (although it did accurately know Lance Bass was gay before he came out), but they’re funny as heck.
Continue reading ROCKSTARS’ SEXUAL PROWESS, AS RATED BY GROUPIES!