The Critic's Choice Documentary Awards have announced their nominations for 2016. In the category of Most Compelling Living Subject of a Documentary they nominated Brendan Toller's Danny Says, and Jim Jarmusch's Gimme Danger.
Music on Film is a new podcast that discusses as many aspects of audiovisual marriage as possible. Guests might include a film composer, a director with a propensity for visionary soundtracks, a musician who is featured in a film, or in the case of today’s premiere episode, the subject of a music documentary.
Glenn Horowitz opened an exhibition of photographer Tom Hearn’s vintage Punk Rock photographs including previously unseen images of Debbie Harry, The Ramones, Lou Reed and John Cale. The event was in collaboration with the 20th anniversary edition of Please Kill Me: The Uncensored Oral History of Punk by Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain, which contains a new photo insert with many of Hearn’s photos. McNeil and McCain read passages from their seminal book.
This is PART 1 of an interview Legs did in 1994 with Steve Harris, former VP at Elektra. Steve has one of my favorite quotes in Please Kill Me: "I was a big supporter of Iggy's everywhere." In this interview, The Doors get huge. Danny Fields gets hired by Elektra. John Sinclair gets busted. Gloria Stavers gets pissed that the death of Martin Luther King takes Jim Morrison off the front pages. This is one of many interviews that are going to be pulled from the PKM archive. - Gillian