Category Archives: Movies / TV

The 420 Bus to Hollywood

Distances in LA tend to be far. North Hollywood to Beverly Hills was not too bad. The trip took twenty minute by car. I was living with Scottie Taylor in a pool house. The year 1995. Late spring. The owner ran a strip club off West Pico Boulevard. The girls sunbathed nude in the mornings. [...]

MC5 A True Testimonial Sixties Detroit Rock

The history of the one and only MC5. The greatest rock band of all time. To see the documentary MC5 A True Testimonial Sixties Detroit Rock, please go to the following URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfHzMj3Ong4

TREME

This morning I watched the finale of HBO’S TREME, a four-year series about post-Katrina New Orleans muscial working class created by David Simon and Eric Overmyer. Like in any good story the characters become your friends and enemies, but what stuck with me most about TREME was its devotion to the many genres of music [...]

Gerard Depardieu GOING PLACES

In 1978 I saw the French road film LES VALSEUSES or GOING PLACES at the St. Mark’s Cinema. The Bernard Blier movie about two thugs blissfully wandering through France was a Gallic counterbalance to the other feature on the double bill EASY RIDER. Gerard Depardieu’s comic talent complimented the late Patrick Dewaeare and I kept [...]

Duck Dynasty Demise

The year is 2013. Criminalizing homosexuality is a losing battle for the God-fearing GOP, yet gays are a target of hatred for many Americans. Faggot remains a popular insult among the young and mainstream media regularly portrayed counter-culture sexuality as an aberration. Straight men are scared of queers. This week GQ published an interview with [...]