Not the normal reading I extol here. While I’m not excited about politics or politicians, I have always done some kind of volunteer or civil work. Currently, I’m on my local Historical Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals.
Recommended for those interested in city and neighborhood planning.
Growing up, it was always cooler to be ironic and distant, but I couldn’t ever hack that. I get too excited by things like the Muppets or Godzilla.
I had never heard of this. It’s in Shudder’s current folk horror collection, but could be in the House of Psychotic Women, or Possession, even Italian Neorealism (it is supposedly based on anthropological studies of Southern Italy!). Is Puri, the young lead, obsessed or possessed? The questions and answers are all mixed in with her being subjected to various types of cultural power.
From 1963, so predates the novels of Rosemary’s Baby and The Exorcist, which later kick off the Bronze Age of Horror.
I thought it was fantastic! Gorgeously photographed, evidently the director was a Fellini collaborator.
Some friends and I were discussing some of the subtleties of Blakey’s playing, though acknowledging what he’s known for: drive and power.
Freddie Hubbard’s spirit and technique are as fiery as ever.
I’m actually working a bit on In C for possible performances, but wanted to listen to something I hadn’t heard by Riley. Scodanibbio is maestro of upright bass and this is a bizarre little album.
Sometimes I like the keyboard tones, sometimes not.
I’ve got a new review over at Horror DNA for The Devil Conspiracy. It’s a little bit Dan Brown and a little Get Out with some religious superhero imagery on top.
A new playlist is available! McClurg’s Musicalia #23: Like speed boats on rough water.