January 24, 2012
January 19, 2012
An unofficial look at the creation of the classic movie featuring deleted scenes, alternate takes and different angles, bloopers, original on set audio recordings and a huge amount of commentary from cast and crew, culled from every corner of the galaxy
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January 12, 2012
January 11, 2012
Documentary of Rock Steady from 1981. Popper's from 1:00 names Normski. Propably Martha Cooper or Henry Chalfant had role in it.
"Just about two years ago i seen a dance that came from down south called The Pop and Floating... the Floats were where you'd be, you'd make pretend you're running against the wind which is what Marcel Marceau did in mime and there was a lot of popping and robotic movement and thats when i started to combine the pantomime with the dancing which forms the name Electric Boogie; acting things out but while your dancing so that the crowd could understand it. The reason i used to really want to do the dance is because i'd see some people that would do the dance and not too hot and girls would... they'd watch 'em and think "Wow! How'd you move your body like that, how'd you do these movements?" You know they'd be... they'd be on it, and 'erm, so i started getting my name of Mr Freeze and getting better and i said to myself "If i get better than him there'll be much more girls coming to me" ...so i got better and all that and finally i got a bunch of girls come to me." Mr Freeze
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Silent Running is a 1972 environmentally themed science fiction film starring Bruce Dern and directed by Douglas Trumbull, who had previously worked as a special effects supervisor on such science fiction films as 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Andromeda Strain. It depicts a future in which all plant life on Earth has been made extinct. Only a few specimens have been preserved in enormous, greenhouse-like geodesic domes attached to a fleet of American Airlines space freighters, just outside the orbit of Saturn. Freeman Lowell (Bruce Dern), one of four crewmen aboard the Valley Forge, is the resident botanist and ecologist who preserves the forests for their eventual return to Earth and the reforestation of the planet.
January 05, 2012
Zildjian Day (1985)
When teaching in clinics and classes, Williams says he finds that 90% of the drummers can't even play a double stroke roll. Also, most drummers play with the front part of the hand between the thumb and fore finger. They must rely on bounce and are relegated to the surface they are playing on. He characterizes this as a willy-nilly hap hazard technique. From his early years of practicing and experiences (which started at age nine playing on a drum set for the first time in front of people) and from watching many incredible drummers during his formative years, Williams concluded that the best drummers play a different way. They play with the back part of their hand and hold the stick in the last two fingers. He says that playing with the hand in this way gives the drummer control of the stick as opposed to relying on bounce. He asserts that this kind of control is one of the most important aspects of drumming. Read more
earlier Tony Williams post