WOODSTOCK , N.Y. — Chicago was only the labor pains. With a joyous three-day shriek, the inheritors of the earth came to life in an alfalfa field outside the village of Bethel, New York. Slapping the spark of life into the newborn was American rock and roll music provided by the Woodstock Music and Art Fair. And Dylan’s Mr. Jones, who has, indeed, been aware of what is happening, but has preferred to denounce the immorality of fucking around with his values, is now forced to acknowledge both the birth and its legitimacy. The New York Times , which had given the story front-page coverage for three days running, thundered on its editorial page the Monday-after that it was “an outrageous episode” and demanded to know “what kind of culture it is that can produce so colossal a mess?” But, in a reversal astounding for that Establishment journal, a second editorial Tuesday sheepishly allowed that the gathering was “essentially a phenomenon of innocence . . . they came, it seems, to … [Read more...] about Woodstock: ‘It Was Like Balling for the First Time’
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Netflix tripled up on its closest competition at the Golden Globes on Sunday, scooping six statuettes to Pop TV ’s two. The streamer’s international hit The Crown swept all of its four categories: Drama Series, Lead Actor (Josh O’Connor), Lead Actress (Emma Corwin) and Supporting Actress (Gillian Anderson). The Crown also was nominated two other times but in categories that it ended up winning — with Corwin beating last year’s winner Olivia Colman and Anderson over Helena Bonham Carter. Pop TV won twice for its awards-season juggernaut Schitt’s Creek, while HBO and Apple TV+ split the remainder — taking one each for I Know This Much Is True and Ted Lasso, respectively. Below is the list of Golden Globe wins by TV show and network or platform. For the wins by film and distributor charts, click here : … [Read more...] about Golden Globes Wins By TV Show & Network
Janis herself has never sounded better on record, but it took me four full listenings to the LP before I could hear her. That’s how bad her band is. When (and if) you get hold of this record, my suggestion is that you listen really hard to how awful the backup is — everything from the arrangements to the level of musicianship. Those sons of bitches can’t do anything really right. The only answer is to get super-familiar with what they’re doing so you can ignore it. And then dig Janis. They can’t be that bad, you say? On “Try,” they stutter along like Stax rejects, thudding out a 16-to-the-bar quick-step so metronomic it defies you to pat your foot, let alone get up and dance. Janice sounds great, but — “One Good Man” contains perhaps the only instrumental blessing on the whole record, wherein Sam Andrew plays a tolerable bottleneck introduction and obbligato to Janis’ vocal. At least the rest of the band is relaxed on this track, even if they add nothing. (Disconcerting … [Read more...] about I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama!
LONDON — French conductor Pierre Boulez once expressed a wish to blow up opera houses. Pete Townshend obviously prefers infiltration. On January 16th, the Who start their first tour of Europe in four years. A grand tour. They open in Paris at the Theatre Champs Elysees, the first pop group ever to play that establishment. From there it’s the Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen and on to Germany and the Cologne Opera House, the Hamburg Opera House and Berlin’s German Opera House. On December 14th the Who brought their British tour to an end with a performance of Tommy at the London Coliseum opera house. Except for the royal box, all 2,500 seats were filled. In Germany, says Who factotum Peter Rudge, the group is scheduled to have “a cup of tea and a doughnut with President Heinemann and then they’re going to lay some bread on him for the Save The Children Fund.” In turn, President Heinemann will attend the Who’s performance in Cologne. At the London Coliseum Townshend … [Read more...] about ‘Tommy’ Takes the Opera Houses
Written, directed and starring Julie Delpy, the family drama My Zoe from Blue Fox Entertainment hit theaters this weekend before dropping on VOD on May 25. As the big banner and specialty box office attempt to find its footing as restrictions of the pandemic lift at a cautious glacial pace, the film managed to add some coin to its box office till, earning an estimated $32,506 for its opening weekend in 237 theaters. Also reporting numbers for their opening weekends in the specialty box office space are a pair of thrillers starting with the pandemic-themed feature Safer At Home from Vertical Entertainment. The thriller hit 79 theaters in its debut and banked an estimated $41K — not too shabby. The Vigil , an IFC Films supernatural horror that is steeped in ancient Jewish lore, opened in 55 theaters and earned $25K . Another healthy number for an opening considering the circumstances. Related Story Notes On The Season: Golden Globes Gets The … [Read more...] about ‘My Zoe’, ‘Safer At Home’ And ‘The Vigil’ Post To Specialty Box Office; ‘Minari’ Surpasses $250K