Monday, April 4, 2011

The War Game (1965) dir Peter Watkins

A prototype to Threads/ The Day After, The War Game invented the docudrama form and examines hypothetical fallout from a nuclear attack on Britain in horrifying footage.

As an aside, curious if any one knows if this film is the origin of the record label name Honest Jon's. In the film, a nuke is nicknamed an Honest Jon and I haven't seen any other colloquial use of the term.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Reverend Andy C and MC GQ- Praise it Up @ Baptazia (2007)

Connecting the ecstatic ecclesiastical energy of Southern Shaker churches with the similar manic vibe of drum n' bass.

Sesame Street Alphabet

The alphabet has never been present so interestingly since.

Philip Glass- Geometry of Circles (1979) Sesame Street

Reminds me a bit of a more euphoric take on voice work by Morton Feldman.