Monday, July 30, R. Ingmar Bergman. Ingmar Bergman died at the age of 89 today. Considering how popular his films were on the "art-house" circuit of the s and 60s, and the iconic status of The Seventh SealBergman's films are held in LP low regard among film academics today. During my eight years in graduate school for Cinema Studies, I never once saw a Bergman film screened in my department. If he was mentioned at all in my classes, it was either dismissively, or in order to praise the post-modern appropriation of The Seventh Seal in Bill And Ted's Bogus Journey which was admittedly LP.
This was in part because the discipline was moving away from interpreting films as works of "art" and placing greater emphasis on moving images as cultural artifacts. Studying film as art had become something of an "old-fashioned" avocation within the academy by the s.
But other directors from the international art cinema movement reputations' faired better: I never heard anyone badmouth the work of Kurosawa, Ozu, or Kubrick. Put simply, Bergman just wasn't fashionable. It is no doubt well past time for a critical reassessment. Labels: Filmingmar bergmanR. The other day my friend Adam and I were discussing why the indie backlash against Soul Asylum that followed in the wake of their breakthrough, Gravedancer's Unionwas so intense.
I think I can explain it pretty simply: Soul Asylum's mainstream breakthrough was the indie-rock equivalent of switching to the popular kids' lunch table. As a group, indie-rock fans are a proprietary lot and they don't always celebrate when one of "their" bands finds a larger audience. It is difficult to think of a single band that made the switch from indie to major label that Chris Stamey - Its Alright (Vinyl not face accusations of "selling-out.
However, the intensity of the backlash against Soul Asylum cannot be explained by indie-rock provincialism alone. When you consider that in the wake of their success the band unceremoniously sacked long-time drummer Grant Young and replaced him with studio wiz Sterling Chris Stamey - Its Alright (Vinyl, and Dave Pirner dumped his wife for Winona Ryder, it did seem like the band was making an effort to cut itself off from its roots.
For a band that had skillfully mocked the rock-star ethos for the better part of a decade listen to their cover of "Juke Box Hero," they seemed to be doing an awfully good imitation of rock stars once they had a double platinum album under their belt.
This was not necessarily the best thing for a band whose stock-in-trade was sincerity. Have you forgotten? They'll spoil you rotten, Have you forgotten? You're just another freak, Labels: soul asylum. Labels: chris stameyjangle poppower pop. Uncut magazine wants to know if you have a question for Julian Cope. But hurry because submissions are due tomorrow, July 26th. I probably haven't kept up with Julian Cope's career as much as I should have, so I'm not sure what I'd ask him.
Considering Saint Julian looks to be fetching good money on Amazon. Labels: julian copePsychedelia. The Vinyl District, your daily brick and mortar, indie record store fix. Bookmark the permalink.
RSD titles arriving include: Dinosaur Jr. Still Chris Stamey - Its Alright (Vinyl to hear from a 3rd distributor I also ordered from. I'm not sure when my order of new vinyl will arrive next week as it is being held up for Record Store Day product. I didn't order a lot because of that but I do hope to have the new Future Islands. I won't hear from the distributor I ordered the most from til next week. I will open at A.
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Ready Steady Go! In addition to having a notable influence on Jobim himself who plays guitar on several tracksI strongly suspect the album had an impact LP Arthur Lee and Brian MacLean of Love as they sought to expanded their sonic palette on Da Capo and Forever Changes.
Listen to the last thirty seconds of "Orange Skies," and see if you can convince yourself that MacLean and Lee had never heard McFarland's distinctive vocalese and were unfamiliar with his inventive arrangements of popular songs. Additionally, McFarland deserves much credit for recognizing the melodic sophistication that lay at the heart of the Beatles appeal while many of his contemporaries were dismissing the Fab Four as teenie-bopper garbage.
And how many albums have had a cocktail named after them?
Lollipop (My Boy Lollipop) - Viuda E Hijas De Roque Enroll - Genios Del Rock Nacional (CD), Kim Jong Il - Jean Louis - Uranus (File, Album), The Blues Walked In - Bob White (11) - The Blues Walked In/Lately (Vinyl), You Stepped Out Of A Dream - Nat King Cole - Nat King Cole (CD), Antiseptic - Beauty School Dropout / Discount (2) - Beauty School Dropout / Discount (Vinyl), Fade Away, Few Mysteries Solved In A Year Of Contact - Various - Vlek Complete Catalogue - Years 1&2 (File, Sigh: Alternative Digital Track - Balzac - Judgement Day Pre-Production Session (7 Songs Version) (C, HC She - Coachwhips / Trin Tran - Coachwhips/Trin Tran Split (Vinyl), It Aint My Baby (Radio Edit) - The Singing M.C. Breeze* - It Aint My Baby (Vinyl), He Makes Me Feel So Good, Invitation - Bill Evans / Eddie Gomez - Intuition (Vinyl, LP, Album), Nous Sommes Des Babas - Ludwig Von 88 - Ce Jour Heureux Est Plein DAllegresse (CD, Album)