...BECAUSE SOME OF US THINK THAT THIS STUFF IS IMPORTANT
What happens when you mix what is - arguably - the world's most interesting record company, with an anarchist manic-depressive rock music historian polymath, and a method of dissemination which means that a daily rock-music magazine can be almost instantaneous?

Most of this blog is related in some way to the music, books and films produced by Gonzo Multimedia, but the editor has a grasshopper mind and so also writes about all sorts of cultural issues which interest him, and which he hopes will interest you as well.

Tuesday, 31 July 2018

Gonzo Weekly #297

Gonzo Weekly #297
THE REMEMBER WILKO ISSUE
 
In this strange and rather poignant issue, Richard Stellar discovers the incomparable Shir Ordo, Jon talks about Roger Daltrey and Wilko Johnson, Corinna has been in hospital, Alan revisits the The Grunwick dispute and strike action and associated street art, Phil goes to see Roger Waters, John goes to see Canned Heat, Graham looks at what we know about the forthcoming Hawkwind album, and Jon writes about Evelyn Waugh. REDEFINING ECLECTIC eh?
 
#Hail Eris!
 
And there are radio shows from Strange Fruit, Mack Maloney, AND Friday Night Progressive, AND there are columns from all sorts of folk including Kev Rowlands, Neil Nixon, C J Stone, but the irrepressible Corinna, Mr Biffo and Roy Weard are on hiatus.  There is also a collection of more news, reviews, views, interviews and red kangaroos who've lost their shoes (OK, nothing to do with the largest extant macropods who are in a quandry with regards their footwear, but I got carried away with things that rhymed with OOOOS) than you can shake a stick at. And the best part is IT's ABSOLUTELY FREE!!!
 
This issue features:
 
Roger Daltrey, Nick Cave, Wilko Johnson, Shir Ordo, paul McCartney, Led Zeppelin, Morrissey, Yoko Ono, David Bowie, Billy Gibbons, Z Z Top, Patrick Williams, Lucy Ferry, June Jacobs, Elbert Howard, Rick Wakeman, Michael Bruce, Natural Gas, Roger Waters, Canned Heat, UPF, Universe Infinity, Unruly Child, Vantomime, Vespero, Zero for Conduct, Abjection Ritual, Aborted Fetus, C J Stone, Hawkwind, Evelyn Waugh, The George Garabedian Players and the Awful Trumpet of Harry Arms.
 
And the last few issues are:
 
Issue 295-6 (Robert Berry)
Issue 294 (Bow Wow Wow)
Issue 293 (Stonehenge)
Issue 292 (Rolling Stones)
Issue 291 (Alien Weaponry)
Issue 290 (Frank Zappa)
Issue 289 (Misty in Roots)
Issue 288 (Paula Frazer)
Issue 287 (Boss Goodman)
Issue 286 (Monty Python)
Issue 285 (ELP)
Issue 284 (Straqngelove)
Issue 283 (Record Store Day)
Issue 282 (Neil Finn and Fleetwood Mac)
Issue 281 (Carl Palmer)
Issue 280 (Steve Andrews)
 
All issues from #70 can be downloaded at www.gonzoweekly.com if you prefer. If you have problems downloading, just email me and I will add you to the Gonzo Weekly dropbox. The first 69 issues are archived there as well. Information is power chaps, we have to share it!
 
You can download the magazine in pdf form HERE:
 

SPECIAL NOTICE: If you, too, want to unleash the power of your inner rock journalist, and want to join a rapidly growing band of likewise minded weirdos please email me at jon@eclipse.co.uk The more the merrier really.

Monday, 30 July 2018

Gram Parsons: The Last Interview



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Leonard Cohen interview (2001)



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YES IN THE NEWS

Billy Sherwood of YES: The Sentimental Value of Music and What It Means to People
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Billy Sherwood Bassist, YES and Godson, Milton Berle #Sentimentality Billy Sherwood is mostly known for his time as a member of progressive rock ...

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THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem

Rob Ayling, yer Gonzo Grande Fromage, writes:

"Thom the World poet is an old mate of mine from way back in my history. Even pre-dating Voiceprint, when I was running "Otter Songs" and Thom's poetry tapes and guest appearances with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth and Mother Gong are well known and highly regarded. It just felt right to include a daily poem from Thom on our Gonzo blog and when I approached him to do so, he replied within seconds!!! Thom is a great talent and just wants to spread poetry, light and positive energy across the globe. If we at Gonzo can help him do that - why not?


I HAVE LIVED ALL MY LIFE IN (CAPITAL) CITIES!
DIED IN TINY TOWNS OF HEATED GOSSIP
where stasis and stolidity make an art form of slowness
and conversation is as rare as raindrops
Romance of the dull country is perennial
Trees chopped down for crops to be planted
The reason cities boom in this bustling world
is our need to congregate together.Whether either
is a case for "democracy"or not is as ambiguous as "progress"
Destitute farmers move into cities and agitate for change
They need the hustle of others around
To protest in a country town is one man with a placard of wood
that says"SAVE THE TREES".We are urban and suburban.
This is where we choose to be.And the country is only raw materials

for the hustlers in every snake nest city..

THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Gram Parsons/Emmylou Harris-"Love Hurts" from "Grievous Angel"



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Sunday, 29 July 2018

JOHN SHUTTLEWORTH NEWS


John Shuttleworth headlined the comedy line-up on the Leadmill Stage on Sunday afternoon. Picture: Richard Johnson/Fanatic - Tramlines 2018.

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LEONARD COHEN NEWS


When Ringuet was 14, she discovered Leonard Cohen on a TV music show that introduced her to his album “I'm Your Man.” It struck a chord in her.

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FRANK ZAPPA IN THE NEWS


For the past five years, Ryan Brown has toured with Dweezil Zappa in the fantastic tribute act to Frank Zappa. He not only performs faithful recreations ...

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THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Litaniae Sanctorum

Being Sunday I always post sacred music. The name of the deity may change, or even the deity Him/Herself but the spirit remains the same.


THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem

Rob Ayling, yer Gonzo Grande Fromage, writes:

"Thom the World poet is an old mate of mine from way back in my history. Even pre-dating Voiceprint, when I was running "Otter Songs" and Thom's poetry tapes and guest appearances with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth and Mother Gong are well known and highly regarded. It just felt right to include a daily poem from Thom on our Gonzo blog and when I approached him to do so, he replied within seconds!!! Thom is a great talent and just wants to spread poetry, light and positive energy across the globe. If we at Gonzo can help him do that - why not?

I AM A POET (NOT AN APP)
WHEN THEY APPLIED FACIAL RECOGNITION TO CONGRESS MEMBERS
The results turned out discredited.A.I when using WATSON for medical analysis
failed when rated against a human agent.Self-driving cars still kill,
even with a human fallback driver.Drones bomb civilians
and are not susceptible to accountability.Computer errors create Stock Exchange sell-offs.
The Future is NOT on Auto-Pilot.Certain functions remain hand-made,home-made.
Assembly lines have no precautions against industrial sabotage or human malfeasance.
You cannot delegate your responsibilities to an app.Robots @Nuremberg Trials?
General Ludd is smashing TVs and computers.He wants a human machine
'All i want is human beings.


Friday, 27 July 2018

WONDROUS YES STORIES


Yes played their first gig under that moniker on August 3, 1968, in Essex, U.K. The band's lineup at the time featured singer Jon Anderson, bassist ...

Yes Interviews: 6/9/97 - Jon Anderson,Steve Howe,Chris Squire
Yes Miscellany Date: 6/9/97 Item: Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Chris Squire on "Words & Music" (includes rehearsal footage) For all my Yes posts see ...

A: [Former bassist] Chris Squire [who died in 2015] used to always say to me, “A band's only as good as the drummer. You control what everybody ...

... bassist Tony Levon and drummer Bill Bruford, is a refreshing bass/percussion interlude with touches of stereo bass and tuned electronic percussion.

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THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: For Corinna

COMING THIS WEEKEND


THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem

Rob Ayling, yer Gonzo Grande Fromage, writes:

"Thom the World poet is an old mate of mine from way back in my history. Even pre-dating Voiceprint, when I was running "Otter Songs" and Thom's poetry tapes and guest appearances with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth and Mother Gong are well known and highly regarded. It just felt right to include a daily poem from Thom on our Gonzo blog and when I approached him to do so, he replied within seconds!!! Thom is a great talent and just wants to spread poetry, light and positive energy across the globe. If we at Gonzo can help him do that - why not?


"THE EVENT"
(TOMORROWLAND TODAY!
"WE ARE ALL FUTURISTS NOW"
Awakening to Alexa's alarm.Soothing SIRI.
GPS and robo-calls.Self-Driving TESLA.
We are already embedded in THE MATRIX.
To go off-line /off the grid harder than hackers.
My friends leave FAKEBOOK,then return.
They lose money on BITCOIN.All science fiction is true.
Terminator drones  bomb Afghanistan,Syria.
TESLA sacks nine percent of its workforce.
Stock Market run by algorithms.Same with oil prices.
The "Human Stain"is fast disappearing/like old jobs
Retrain.Reboot.Sell retro-engineering opportunities.
To survive in a plastic sea,be plastic!
Homeless in every city.Refugees/Dispossessed compounding
The answer is not in a program.It calls for us to be fully human..
To care for each other -the wounded,the lost-without regard to cost
Free public transport.Tiny homes for homeless.Instead of walls and wars
Open arms.Open hearts.Un-programmed minds.START!(your Art!



Silicon Valley’s elite are hatching plans to escape disaster – and when it comes, they’ll leave the rest of us behind
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‘The Event was their euphemism for the environmental collapse, social unrest, nuclear explosion, virus, or hack that takes everything down.’ Illustration: Matt Huynh
Last year, I got invited to a super-deluxe private resort to deliver a keynote speech to what I assumed would be a hundred or so investment bankers. It was by far the largest fee I had ever been offered for a talk – about half my annual professor’s salary – all to deliver some insight on the subject of “the future of technology”.
I’ve never liked talking about the future. The Q&A sessions always end up more like parlor games, where I’m asked to opine on the latest technology buzzwords as if they were ticker symbols for potential investments: blockchain, 3D printing, Crispr. The audiences are rarely interested in learning about these technologies or their potential impacts beyond the binary choice of whether or not to invest in them. But money talks, so I took the gig.
After I arrived, I was ushered into what I thought was the green room. But instead of being wired with a microphone or taken to a stage, I just sat there at a plain round table as my audience was brought to me: five super-wealthy guys – yes, all men – from the upper echelon of the hedge fund world. After a bit of small talk, I realized they had no interest in the information I had prepared about the future of technology. They had come with questions of their own.

Thursday, 26 July 2018

THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Corinna's favourite song

Get well soon baby


THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem

Rob Ayling, yer Gonzo Grande Fromage, writes:

"Thom the World poet is an old mate of mine from way back in my history. Even pre-dating Voiceprint, when I was running "Otter Songs" and Thom's poetry tapes and guest appearances with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth and Mother Gong are well known and highly regarded. It just felt right to include a daily poem from Thom on our Gonzo blog and when I approached him to do so, he replied within seconds!!! Thom is a great talent and just wants to spread poetry, light and positive energy across the globe. If we at Gonzo can help him do that - why not?

BEACHED WHALE BOOKS
FIND A COPY OF MOBY DICK
@a Beach Library @your fave beach
Where portable shelves are stacked with fiction
that constitutes our summer reading
Lazing away with Global Warming
by the light of Old Sol,you are found reading
Waves of books come and go in your hand
libraries all over this swimming beach land!

YES ARTICLE


The Jon Anderson composition hints of mysticism and wonder over a layer of studio musician-played percussion and fretless bass (possibly Chapman ...

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KEVIN AYERS' DAUGHTER IN THE NEWS


Following the death of her father, Kevin Ayers (an original member of the progressive rock band Soft Machine), she retreated to Greek island of Hydra ...

...and from her Dad:

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BARBARA DICKSON NEWS


Barbara Dickson will perform an enchanting series of songs from Scotland and beyond on the Saturday. And the festival will feature Lisa Kristine's ...

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Wednesday, 25 July 2018

THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Binky Womack Official Video When you're wrong HD



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HAWKWIND NEWS


I had the fortune to go and see legendary rockers Hawkwind at Dreamland, Hall by the Sea on Friday. It was blisteringly hot outside like it has been all ...

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YES NEWS


“I'm really looking forward to getting down to Florida,” said Alan White from the road. Not only is the drummer for Yes a fan of the state, he plans to ...

Legendary Yes guitarist Steve Howe has been announced as the recipient of this year's Prog God Award at the upcoming 2018 Progressive Music ...

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LEONARD COHEN IN THE NEWS



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THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem

Rob Ayling, yer Gonzo Grande Fromage, writes:

"Thom the World poet is an old mate of mine from way back in my history. Even pre-dating Voiceprint, when I was running "Otter Songs" and Thom's poetry tapes and guest appearances with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth and Mother Gong are well known and highly regarded. It just felt right to include a daily poem from Thom on our Gonzo blog and when I approached him to do so, he replied within seconds!!! Thom is a great talent and just wants to spread poetry, light and positive energy across the globe. If we at Gonzo can help him do that - why not?


NOW THAT YOU ARE GONE
I GIVE PRAISE TO THOSE DAYS
When we had time and energy to burn
so we lit candles @both ends-ferocious
Now is empty hole in bucket time travel
We have a Bank of Memories to withdraw interest on
And they are specific to our unique selves
Others do not even know of which we speak
That is how i get through hollow point days/empty moon nights
with only the bank of flowers that you built,petal by petal..
The lines of ghost memoirs build in mountains and in caves
When we recite the passage of familiars
Others look@us with question marks
Always ,we start again-Blank page.Empty Stage
The Play re-written for a newer film.
Your part given to Anonymous.
This is how we will get through this.
Shred All Documents..

http://www.spiritthom.com

Monday, 23 July 2018

THE GONZO TRACK OF THE DAY: Captain Beefheart - Dachau Blues



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Don Van Vliet (born Don Glen Vliet; January 15, 1941 – December 17, 2010) was an American musician, singer-songwriter, artist and poet known by the stage name Captain Beefheart. His musical work..


Don Van Vliet (born Don Glen Vliet; January 15, 1941 – December 17, 2010) was an American musician, singer-songwriter, artist and poet known by the stage name Captain Beefheart. His musical work..

LEONARD COHEN NEWS

Leonard Cohen in Concert 1972 - Unseen Footage and Sound Recordings From Legendary 1972 Tour Rediscovered

Legendary Film Director Tony Palmer was in his archive looking for something completely different when he discovered a box of archive film and sound recordings from Leonard Cohen's famous 1972 tour, which formed the basis of the highly critically acclaimed, multi-prize winning and best-selling DVD "Bird On A Wire."

Read on...

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MICHAEL BRUCE INTERVIEW

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INTERVIEW – MICHAEL BRUCE OF ALICE COOPER GROUP

michael promo - Interview - Michael Bruce of Alice Cooper GroupWhen looking at some of the most storied performers of the past four decades, a handful that come to mind in the Rock genre might be David Bowie, Marilyn Manson, and Alice Cooper. All recognized by name alone, does anyone ever stop to think about the bands behind each artist playing a major part in the music? There was The Spiders From Mars with Bowie for the early portion of his career, an array of impressive lineups behind Manson, and then there was the original Alice Cooper Group, a band through and through that worked as a team.
Attaining success together with albums such as 1971’s Love It To Death and 1972’s School’s Out, one of the key components of the magic was Mr. Michael Bruce, lead guitarist and songwriter for the Cooper clan. A part of it all through many important years, Bruce is a piece of the story that needs to be told. Recently we caught up with the musician to talk his time a part of the Alice Cooper Group, the latest edition of his book, No More Mr. Nice Guy, being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, plus more.  
CrypticRock.com – You have been involved in music professionally for over 5 decades. From your extensive contributions to Alice Cooper’s Group to your solo work, you have attained a good deal of success. Through everything, briefly tell us, how would you describe the ride of a life in Rock-n-Roll?    
Michael Bruce – When I started out, in high school, I was a Folk singer and I started playing in a band kind of to meet girls. (Laughs) Then it became a passion of mine to write music. I remember when we started out, I thought, “The Beatles are famous now, it’s all over, everything has been done.” Although, that is never true, music evolves just like everything does. It’s been something I am really fortunate to have done. I was very lucky as well. I would recommend it to anyone who loves music. 
CrypticRock.com – You have really accomplished a lot. As mentioned, you were a key part of the Alice Cooper Group, being the main songwriter of many of the band’s songs. For you, what was the creative energy like during that period?
Michael Bruce – We had kind of a bumpy start with our first two album – 1969’s Pretties for You and 1970’s Easy Action. We were really not comfortable with the label and Frank (Zappa) – once we got on his label, we spent a lot of time trying to get off. (Laughs) When we started working with Bob Ezrin, we saw someone who could take the ideas that we were doing and make them happen musically as well as our live shows.
For that time, for those first few albums, 1971’s Love It To Death and Killer, as well as 1972’s School’s Out, we were really writing frantically. It’s just one of those things when it’s happening, you just keep doing it. I was very prolific at that time. I really love the stuff on Love It To Death and Killer, it is the kind of stuff we got away from later on. I missed a lot of it, I think it was really a departure from a lot of the things we did later on and I thought it was really unique. 
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CrypticRock.com – It was a great time for the band! Speaking of the band even more, much of the life and times of the Alice Cooper Group is vividly outlined in your book, No More Mr. Nice Guy. The original book was released some 20 years ago, but you have a new edition of the book out now. Tell us about the updated version of the book.  
Michael Bruce – It pretty much paraphrases the original book and we have added chapters and photographs, such as The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, getting back together with Alice, going over to the UK, etc. I left a lot of it intact from the first book because I thought it would appeal to a whole different crowd of music fans who are following the band today. I still think a lot of it is very pertinent to what is going on now.
Dennis Dunaway’s book is so detailed, you can use that as a reference book. I didn’t get as precise as he did and detailed, I kind of went for the bigger picture. I think people will really enjoy it, it’s a good read. We are going to be having different book signings around the country later this year. I hope to meet some of the fans and get their reaction to the book. It’s kind of interesting 20 years ago we did it, now we are back. It seems to be doing really well. 
CrypticRock.com – Yes, and 20 years ago it received a good reaction too. Now, an entire whole new generation of Rock fans can dig into it. When we write something, years later our feelings may change about what we created. Do you look back in hindsight and think this is exactly what I wanted to say with my music? 
Michael Bruce – I try not to get in that would of, should of, could of trap. When you have hindsight, you can always look back and think, “I should have done this or that.” I pretty much think what we did, and what I did, was pretty representative of what we were feeling and going through at the time. We were living a lot of the Rock-n-Roll, we did straight ahead. Later on, Billion Dollar Babies (1973), that was kind of more a fantasy trip that we were kind of living at the same time. (Laughs) It was pretty realistic, a lot of those song titles and different things we wrote about were things that were happening with the band, it was like a living chronology. I think it’s very representative of that period. 
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CrypticRock.com – A lot of it is very classic material that people love today. Beyond Alice Cooper Group, you have also done your share of other projects, including a list of solo albums. Do you have any new music in the works?
Michael Bruce – I do! Actually, my wife plays bass, she is a trained Jazz bass player. We also have a drummer. I have been writing all along as the years have gone by and I have some really good songs. One of them was used when Alice did the sequel to Welcome 2 My Nightmare (2011). We used a song on there he calls “When Hell Comes Home,” and it was a song of mine called “Hellhole #9.” I am going to redo it the way I did and it will be on the album.
We are hoping to come out with something probably this fall. We are arranging the tunes now and I am looking forward to it. I really want to do this one, it’s a collection and I think people will be surprised at the music I have written over the years. It is kind of like Cooper stuff that never got to be Cooper stuff. 
CrypticRock.com – Very cool! Can we expect some tour dates associated with the new music?
Michael Bruce – Absolutely! We are still putting the band together. I am going to start working in the studio and we are trying to find players who aren’t just looking for a gig, but who want to get involved with it. It’s a time-consuming, labor of love type thing. We can headline or we can open for somebody. We will have to wait until the album takes shape and see where we are going with it. 
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CrypticRock.com – That will be something to look forward to as it unfolds. You mentioned the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. You were rightfully included in the induction with the band back in 2011. What was it like to be honored like that?
Michael Bruce – When I found out about it, I was kind of surprised after all this time. I thought we were pretty much passed over and it was not going to happen. Then I got to thinking, what took so long? From what I understand, there was a change in the conceptual direction of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
As the artists started changing, one of Alice’s roadmen said, “When Iggy Pop gets in, you guys will be shortly after that.” He was exactly right, Iggy got in, and boom, the next year we were inducted. It’s changed a lot from the direction I think they originally conceived it for. People change, the country changes, music styles change. I think it was only correct that it evolved and adapted to the ongoing changes in music. When I watch the awards shows, I’m not sure where it’s going now. For me, it’s kind of like treading water, it doesn’t know where it’s going. 
CrypticRock.com – Yes, and it was long overdue that you got in. It is great it finally happened.
Michael Bruce – Absolutely. I’m glad we all got inducted and it wasn’t just an Alice thing. The one thing I do kind of regret is there has been such a separation from Alice and the original band, because it was pretty much what got us where we are today, the original group thing. Now he is so much of a solo artist, people are looking at it as two different things, which wasn’t the case originally. 
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CrypticRock.com – That is very true. It is good you were put in as a band. Unfortunately, sometimes members of a band are slighted by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Michael Bruce – Yes, when David Bowie was inducted, he was inducted by himself. I think the Spiders from Mars on the first couple of albums were really incredible. 
CrypticRock.com – Yes! They certainly should be honored too. Last question. We also cover Horror and Sci-Fi films on CrypticRock. If you are a fan of either or both genres, what are some of your favorites and why?
Michael Bruce – Where do I start? I was big on Science Fiction. Through my fifties, I was always making flying saucer type things – I would see something that looked like a saucer, I would grab it and glue it together. One of my early black and white favorites was Invaders from Mars (1953), and of course, The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951). A great Japanese movie I don’t see much in reruns is The Mysterians(1957), it stuck with me.
For Horror, some of it is really tacky. When I look back at the old Vincent Price stuff such as House of Usher (1960), it gets kind of eh. It’s real dramatic and there is always some girl in distress. The Sci-Fi stuff with futuristic alien type stuff is where my head’s at. (Laughs)



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