Monday, June 25, 2012
From Nick Redfern's World of Whatever:
On this day in 1904 the actor Peter Lorre was born. Lorre found fame often playing creepy or dishonest characters in movies including Casablanca and Fritz Lang's M (perhaps the greatest film ever made).
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A trailer for Fritz Lang's M, as I said above perhaps the greatest movie ever made, in which Peter Lorre gives a career defining performance:
Another jolly day of fun and frolics lies ahead. Actually it is grey and muggy and I am waiting for a visit from a dude to talk about databases. But he is a very nice dude, and I think I shall be able to persuade Corinna to make some diabetic apple cake, so all is not lost. Over to today's featured posts.
Why are the mainstream music press being so churlish about the Beach Boys? The surviving members of the band including David Marks, who was booted out by Murray Wilson in the early 1960s and Murray’s son Brian, the tortured genius responsible for all their greatest songs, have got together and made a 50th Anniversary album. And I think it’s rather nice. The trouble is, that your more conventional music journalist types don’t agree with me.http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.com/2012/06/thats-why-god-made-radio.html
JON ANDERSON IS ON TOUR: “Everywhere I go, all over the world, people sing this song. I hear it in Brazil, Argentina, Japan. They don’t know what the words mean, but they sing it. I don’t know what the words mean, either.” One really cannot help but warm to the man.
The inside story of how our very own Dan Wooding got a photograph of him, Rick Wakeman and Elton John for his smashing biography of The Caped Crusader.http://gonzo-multimedia.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/dan-wooding-secret-picture.html
Imagine the scene. Middle-aged bass player, cryptozoologist, and occasionally rock music journalist limps into his sitting room, shoos the orange cat off his favourite chair and sits down. His nephew and niece have come for the evening. “What are your plans for the evening Uncle Jon?” asks Jessica. “Rob Ayling has sent me a DVD about a mate of his who hitchhiked around Ireland with a fridge, as a drunken bet. I’m going to watch that this evening,” he says with a cheerful smile. For some reason this was a cue for niece and nephew to leave hurriedly, his lovely wife to suddenly decide that there are things to do in the other room, his equally lovely mother-in-law to immerse herself in a jigsaw puzzle and the also equally lovely boxer-cross-bulldog bitch to curl up in a corner, go to sleep and snore loudly. They were all completely unfair, because it is a lovely film...
Today we present the third and final part of our interview with Roy Webber, front man of Wally and the sublime Jackson Webber.
Oh dear, I hear you thinking. Not just another picture of Jon making a stupid face whilst clutching the contents of today's postbag.Well, no. Not quite. Yes, Jon is indeed making a stupid face whilst clutching the contents of today's postbag, but there is a difference today. The difference is Helen McCookerybook:
The eagle-eyed amongst you will probably have noticed that we at the Gonzo Daiy are all very excited about the imminent release of 'Carnaby Street' by Michael Des Barres. Here, the man himself talks about it.
And that's about it for today. We re-convene on the morrow.
He had become an unofficial ambassador for the Galapagos Islands and a symbol among environmentalists of disappearing species, but now he shall be known simply as the late Lonesome George.
The giant tortoise, believed to have been the last of the Pinta island subspecies, died on Sunday at an estimated 100 years of age.
The Jurassic-looking creature had become a symbol of the islands scattered off the coast of Ecuador and notorious for his inability to produce any offspring.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-2164299/Lonesome-George-dead-The-giant-tortoise-symbol-Galapagos-Islands-died-aged-100.html#ixzz1ynrnh1Mr
1. The Manchester City News December 22nd 1883
Because I have always been fond of earwigs
The most delightfully quixotic thing I have read in years