Saturday, June 30, 2012


Back in the day, documentary films were "real" films but along with their becoming a full blown genre of their own we now have 6 trillion shit documentaries that were made by TV directors using whatever old footage they had lying around in their stations' archives. Over the last couple of days I've watched JEAN SEBERG AMERICAN ACTRESS (Switzerland, 1995) twice and it's so cool to watch a proper doc.

Jean Seberg played the American girl in Jean-Luc Godard's BREATHLESS (aka À bout de souffle) from 1960. She made films in both the US and France. She was involved with the Black Panther movement and got the FBI and CIA on her back. In 1979 she was murdered in Paris and dumped in a car. The inefficient French police wrote it off as suicide. The documentary has a kind of sadness to it that goes well hand in hand with Jean Seberg's sad and ultimately tragic life. I don't know if the film is available on DVD or VHS, I taped my copy off TV.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

The Sky Has Fallen - trailer

I've just ordered THIS film because of THIS review! ^_^
The film is on sale from the film makers at half price of what it is at Amazon (so it says anyway, I haven't actually checked it out). 15 dollars incl. postage to this forsaken hell-hole. It looks like an interesting different take on the zombie film. I recommend you read Jason's review at Cinezilla (that I linked to).

Monday, June 25, 2012

uhh, CHRISSIE...

The most forgotten rock band of the 80s is THE PRETENDERS. They released two fabulous LP's ("Pretenders" & "Pretenders II") in the early 80s after which half the band OD'd on smack and died. Lead singer CHRISSIE HYNDE never managed to get together an equally great band after that nor to release records that came no-way near those two original platters. It's a crime against all humanity that those two albums are now lost in the big abyss of the forgotten records.

Those two early LP's are great real rock'n'roll. Not the kinda plastic shit that otherwise polluted the 1980s; Shit like Shakin' Stevens that was deliberately so tame that every granny could swallow it with her afternoon tea without getting offended. And of course it didn't hurt matters that Chrissie Hynde had one of thee best voices in rock music - up there on par with Siouxsie Sioux if you ask me. Check this early live version of "Bad Boys Get Spanked" from "Rockpalast" from German tv. The picture quality sucks, the music does not.

The first time I learnt about The Pretenders was via an article in a Danish youth magazine (Vi unge). I was in my 7th grade and there was an article about the band and a photo of Chrissie Hynde. She looked tough. She didn't look like a typical '77 punk but she had actually previously been in The Damned. The article was mostly about Chrissie Hynde. It said, "Chrissie never wears anything but leather pants - and she doesn't wear knickers underneath". I knew I had to have their record.

Thursday, June 21, 2012


I'm doomed to live a life in circles of having a migraine and not having a migraine. This is the first time for a week that I'm switching on my computer. I've had extreme headache attacks on a daily basis for over a week now. So far, today seems to be okay. Migraine isn't like having a mere hangover. It's the worst hangover times 25. I'd swap a migraine for a root-canal any day. Root-canals is kids' pains. And apart from the shitty pain it means I lose out on cool stuff and ... have 17 pages of new emails, tons of PMs, and unpaid bills. If you wrote to me I'll get back to you at some stage.

PS: If you're applying for my fanclub don't worry I've got people take care of that. Have your credit card ready.