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Month: October 2015

10 Best Opening Lines

By Alan Bisbort - As Ward Cleaver always said, “Boys, you never get a second chance to make a first impression”. “All right, Curly, enough’s enough. You can’t eat the Venetian blinds. I just had them installed on Wednesday.” Jack Nicholson, as the private eye Jake Gittes, says this to open Chinatown (1974), arguably the finest film noir film of them all.

PROTO-PUNK PIONEER: AN INTERVIEW WITH RADIO BIRDMAN’S DENIZ TEK

by Todd McGovern - Power and high-energy are two of the more accurate descriptors of Radio Birdman and the music of Tek’s childhood in Ann Arbor, Michigan. “It was an amazing place to grow up. Talk about being spoiled! It’s 1968 – 1969, you know. I’m only sixteen-years-old and I can’t go to bars, but I could see all this great music in the parks. Free concerts every Sunday afternoon in the summer with great local bands like the MC5 and the Stooges.

BOOK REVIEW: The First Rock & Roll BODYGUARD

Book Review by Gillian McCain of "The First Rock ‘n’ Roll BODYGUARD" by Alf Weaver with Robert Ashton - If Alf Weaver was still with us (R.I.P) he would be the guy I would want watching my back. Because he’s watched them all, and had “a few good laughs” doing so. Growing up in London, he was friends with the Kray Twins, and kind of fell into the rock & roll business when he started working for a limousine company.