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.
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...
"CBGB in 70's" on You Tube - Live shots of Blondie, The Dead Boys, and The Ramones are featured in this late 70's CBGB's documentary. Even though the commentator has a strange, infomercial voice and the speed is slightly off, the rare footage is intriguing enough to keep watching. The very articulate Ramones manager, Danny Fields describes them as "a great machine that went on time."
The Shit Factory ...Or How Please Kill Me Changed My Life. Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain Interview Danny Fields.
GILLIAN: Can I get a chair here?
DANNY: Where would you like it?
GILLIAN: Well, I’d like to stay close to the tape recorder, if possible.
[Danny brings a chair over to the table]
LEGS: Just knock Danny over...Jesus Christ, Gillian!
GILLIAN: Should we pause it?
GILLIAN: Because you’ve got a little shit on your mouth. Just like you have shit on your shoes.
LEGS: I don’t have shit on my shoes.
GILLIAN: You always have shit on your shoes....