Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Pop Culture Roundup March 8, 2006

It's the 100th birthday of beat-era poet/comic/recantour Lord Buckley.

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Everybody talks about the Beatles' "Let it Be"/"Get Back" sessions being absolutely miserable, but check out the smiling moptops in this picture thread. Numerous books have made a big thing, especially, of John Lennon being disengaged during the sessions due to his use of heroin at the time. But having seen lots of bootleg footage from the "Let it Be" film and listening to bootleg sessions tapes, I just don't think that's entirely true. The pictures in the thread, too, indicate John--at least some of the time--was very much into things and having fun.

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Booksteve watches Hitchcock's "Family Plot" and likes it. I'm embarrassed to see it's one of the few Hitch films I haven't seen. I need to. Oh, and give Booksteve a tip.

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Datajunkie presents some more great Virgil Finlay art plus a look at the Green Llama. Don't forget to tell DJ what you think!

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Action-Figure.com has images of the Series 17 Spider-Man Classics action figures.

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Brian Wilson's "Smile" documentary won top spot in this year's Music DVD Awards, Billboard reports. If you haven't seen it, do. It's a very well-done look at how Wilson finally finished the legendary "lost" album he abandoned in the 1960s and features a wonderul live performance of all the "Smile" songs.

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NPR presents a live concert by Clap Your Hands Say Yeah.

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Here's some cool Martin Denny sharity.

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Heads up Power Records fans: Scar stuff presents all the company's Marvel Comics "monsters" adaptations: Man-Thing, Curse of the Werewolf, Monster of Frankenstien and Dracula. More Power Records.

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