some links today:
*Great BBC radio show on Chic, inc. breakdowns of the production of "Good Times" and "Le Freak" illustrated by the original 24-track masters. Note to self: try that backwards-and-forward-reverbed-handclaps trick. (Courtesy of Elisabeth Vincentelli, whose Determined Dilettante demands the attention of theatergoers and ye-yephiles alike.
*Also blogging, the excellent accordionist/pianist/composer (I don't know which order he'd want these in) Ted Reichman. He's recently moved from NYC to Boston; I'm hoping to get him up for a few songs at the upcoming Somerville show (left).
*Biz-mag piece on Music Today, which provides branding/web/fanclub services to everyone from U2, Taylor Hicks, and John Legend (himself a former consultant-type) to Dane Cook (this explains a lot, really) and Maria Sharapova - all from a former chicken-pot-pie plant outside Charlottesville, VA.
* Interview with Argentinean conceptual photographer/filmmaker David Lemalas, whose pre-Cindy Sherman self-portrait-as-rock-star (right) was one of the highlights of last weekends trip to the Met, the other being the John Singer Sargent paintings in the "Americans in Paris" show, esp. his creepy, Jamesian "The Daughters of Edward Darley Boit" (above).
*12 hrs., 40 min. down the rabbit hole? Get your tickets. Note that the relevant Wikipedia entry looks pretty solid. Related: 1998 Rivette. (On Les enfants terribles: "And as I was going up rue Amsterdam around Place Clichy, I walked right into the filming of the snowball fight. I stepped onto the court of the Théâtre de l'Oeuvre and there was Cocteau directing the shoot. Melville wasn't even there.") Some connections between Suddenly Seeking Susan and Celine and Julie Go Boating (S. Seidelman's explicit model). And: has anyone read the late Juliet Berto's book?