One of my first art books was Steve Gullick’s pop book number one. Especially his concert photos display some kind of immediacy that got me hooked every since.
This short film and interview was taken at the tail end of February 2013, just before Steve’s ‘Punk As Fuck’ exhibition opened in London. Showcasing work taken between 1990-1993, this documents some of the preparation work as well as some of the h istory behind the images. – vimeo.com/visionincisionfilm
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Posted in youth culture, [Not S ound] Art
Tagged Documentary, exhibition, grunge, Melody Maker, mini documentary, Nirvana, photography, punk as fuck, Screaming Trees, Sounds, Steve Gullick
A expedition undertaken to discover, learn, meet and document the ideas and people behind the controls of vinyl record production.
Recorded over 6 weeks, travelling through Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the UK – For The Record exposes a number of notions about why vinyl is such an indelible medium and how it continues to remain popular in the the face of opposing format change. – vimeo.com
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Sound City Studios is a two-building complex in Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, which houses sound stages. It was most notable for being the recording studio for albums such as Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours and Nirvana’s Nevermind. The studio is operated since 1970 by the Skeeter family, with the first album to use the facilities being Neil Young’s After the Gold Rush. Until the closure of the recording studios on May 2011, the Sound City was used by artists such as Tom Petty, REO Speedwagon, Rage Against the Machine, Johnny Cash, Metallica, and the last band to record there, Everclear. –Wiki
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Posted in Watch!
Tagged analog, analogue, Dave Grohl, Documentary, John Fogerty, Neil Young, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, recording, Rick Rubin, Sound City Studio, Tom Petty
Plastic Paradise: The Great Pacific Garbage Patch is an independent (and still work-in-progress ) documentary about the Great Pacific Garbage Patch or Pacific Trash Vortex in the North Pacific Ocean. This area shows a significantly higher mass of plastic debris in the upper water column.
Welcome to Plastic Paradise! This fantastic invention has become so pervasive in our daily lives that to imagine living without it seems unfathomable. But how did we get to this point? and where are we headed? In the independent documentary film, Plastic Paradise, Angela Sun travels on a personal journey of discovery to uncover the mystery of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in one of the most remote places on earth–Midway Atoll. Along the way she meets scientists, researchers, influencers, and volunteers whom shed light on the effects of our rabid plastic consumption.
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“Every time history repeats itself the price goes up.”
Ronald Wright, whose best-seller, “A Short History Of Progress” inspired this film, reveals how civilizations are repeatedly destroyed by “progress traps” — alluring technologies serve immediate needs, but ransom the future. With intersecting stories from a Chinese car-driving club, a Wall Street insider who exposes an out-of-control, environmentally rapacious financial elite, and eco-cops defending a scorched Amazon, the film lays stark evidence before us. In the past, we could use up a region’s resources and move on. But if today’s global civilization collapses from over-consumption, that’s it. We have no back-up planet.
Posted in Life and how to live it
Tagged A Short History of Progress, climate change, Documentary, economy, environmentalism, Harold Crooks, Jane Godall, Mathieu Roy, progress traps, Ronald Wright, Vaclav Smil
Some days ago Pitchfork TV presented a mini-documentary on Nick Zammuto, formerly of The Books. Directed by Matt Day, The Shape of Things to Come, shows him busy with his family in his self build house, eating self grown food and rehearsing and touring with his current project called Zammuto. He even goes in to some detail about how to make percussive beats utilising record clicks and a PVC Pipe.
On September 10th 2012, Last Shop Standing – The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Independent Record Shop will be released and the trailer looks rather nice.
Screenings of the documentary seem to be limited to the UK, but you can pre-order the DVD or get the book by Graham Jones that served as an inspiration to the project.
Last Shop Standing inspired by the book of the same name by Graham Jones takes you behind the counter to discover why nearly 2000 record shops have already disappeared across the UK. The film charts the rapid rise of record shops in the 1960′s, 70′s and 80′s, the influence of the chart, the underhand deals, the demise of vinyl and rise of the CD as well as new technologies. Where did it all go wrong? Why were 3 shops a week closing? Will we be left with no record shops with the continuing rise of downloading?
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Posted in Distribution, Viva La Vinyl
Tagged Billy Bragg, Distribution, Documentary, Graham Jones, independent, Johnny Maar, Music Industry, Norman Cook, Paul Weller, record shop, records, trailer, Vinyl