Saturday, 2 August 2008

Dr Euphoria and the Mind Gardener’s Eternal Playlist - 1

Last night Dr Euphoria and the Mind Gardener repaired again to the cellar of dreams.
The eternal playlist begins:

The Guess Who – Eye
Gypsy – Blindman
Dolce Aqua – Preludio
The Nits – Home Before Dark
Culpepper’s Orchard – Time Flies
Blue Oyster Cult – Burnin’ for you
Graham Nash – Everybody’s been burned
Oakley Hall – House Carpenter
Punch Brothers – It’ll happen
Soft Machine –We know what you mean
Beck Bogert & Appice – Living life backwards
The Henry Road – Jeff Lynne is five
Steely Dan – Sail the waterway
Ramatam –The Land/rainy Sunday evening
Marissa Nadler – Daisy and Violet
Demian Dempsey –St Patrick’s Day
Gene Clark – Silver raven
Pan – To get along
Jack Bruce – Victoria Sage
Golden Earrings – Must I cry
Debbie Saloman – Long velvet sigh

Cutter's Way

The greatest film noir of the 1980s , I saw this film again after a more than 20 year gap. If anything, it was more powerful than on previous viewings. The light of California is permeated with the darkness of power and corruption, against which struggle flawed heroes.The three leads(John Heard, Jeff Bridges and Lisa Eichhorn give what may be their greatest performances. Written by Jeffrey Alan Fiskin from the novel by Newton Thornburg and directed by Ivan Passer, this film has been unjustly neglected and should be known by more.