Tuesday, January 18, 2022

JOHN WATERS on Emerald tv (1977)


Yesterday, I posted a cool episode of the Joan Quinn tv show that had John Waters on it in 1997. And here's an even more fun show that John did for a local tv station. This one is right out gay (check the ads!) and great fun. Oh, and it's from 1977! Most of the John Waters shows/interviews on youtube are from way later. And it's cool to see a younger version on Waters. The interviewer is enthusiastic, the questions are good, and he isn't kissing up to John, which sometimes happens in later interviews and which irritates me.
A sad bit of info from the comments section to the video:
"This show is introduced by handsome Frank O'Dowd, who sadly died of AIDS in 1988. Vito Russo, who interviews John Waters, died of AIDS in 1990." - DentalTech1000

Monday, January 17, 2022

JOHN WATERS and MINK STOLE on "The Joan Quinn Profiles" show (1997 + 2000)


 There's a ton of John Waters interviews to get lost in out there, and needless to say they're all great (at least if you're a fan - and quite frankly: I am), but then once in a while you stumble over one interview which is somewhat different. And this is one of them! 

I don't live in LA (or the US for that matter) so I'm really not familiar with Joan Quinn but from online info she has apparently been presenting a local (local in LA that is) tv show for the past 30 years. On her show she usually talks to two "celebs" (although I've never heard of 98 % of them) for half an hour. She's been doing this since the early 90s and according to IMDb she still does the show!  

I assume she liked John a lot cos as a rare occurrence she dedicated the full show to him. Three years later she also spoke to Mink Stole, which I'll also include in this post. Hardly anybody has seen these two interviews (on YouTube anyway) which is rather odd. 

Friday, January 14, 2022

MUTINEY! The Last Birthday Party (Heiner Mühlenbrock, West Germany, 1983)

NB: The video does work despite the black avatar!

I've been a fan of Nick Cave's old band THE BIRTHDAY PARTY for almost longer than I can remember, but it wasn't till this afternoon that I came across this documentary film about the recording of their last record, the EP "Mutiny" from 83. But cool that you can still be able to find "new" stuff you haven't seen before. 

The doc runs around 25 minutes and there's no narration in the film. Just the band (and Blixa Bargeld) recording. 

Dangerous Minds wrote about the film already back in 2017. Go here

PS: Yes, it's been at least a year and a half since my last post. Is anybody actually out there reading?