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Have You Got it Yet? (Part 2 of 2)

Continued from Part One… A musician himself, Bogawa had long been intrigued by Barrett’s life and legend, and held a special fascination for Barrett’s unconventional approach to songwriting. “I had […]

Have You Got it Yet? (Part 1 of 2)

New Film Dispels Myths About Pink Floyd’s Visionary Founder Syd Barrett Syd Barrett is the stuff of legends. The founder of Pink Floyd, Cambridge-born Barrett was also its front man, […]

Preview: Music Movie Mondays – ‘Monterey Pop’

The Woodstock Music and Art Fair of August 1969 is often recalled as the beginning of the festival era, the spark that lit the fire. There’s some truth to that, […]

“Do Your Parents Know You’re Ramones?!”

“Riff Randell, rock ‘n’ roller.” That’s how P.J. Soles introduces her character in Rock N Roll High School, the cult film that built upon a foundation of B-movies and served […]

DVD Review: Romantic Warriors IV: Krautrock Part 2

Once you accept that the term krautrock is a big-tent concept, one that encompasses a wide range of music, then you’re prepared to dive farther into an exploration of the […]

Blu-ray Review: Echo in the Canyon

The creatively fertile and incalculably influential Laurel Canyon scene if the middle 1960s is explored in Echo In the Canyon. It’s not quite a documentary in the sense that it […]

Blu-ray Review: Syncopation

Spend any time reading online forums discussing what currently-unavailable motion pictures deserve a proper reissue/restoration, and you’ll likely come across the title Syncopation. This 1942 black-and-white film is at its […]

Album Review: Various Artists – The Dutch Woodstock (CD+DVD)

I’m a hardcore Pink Floyd fanatic. Yeah, one of those lot who insists that the stuff they did before The Dark Side of the Moon is filled with untold riches. […]

My (sort-of) Cocktail with Howard (Kaylan): My Dinner with Jimi

Howard Kaylan is best known as the lead singer of 60s pop group the Turtles. That group chalked up an impressive string of hit singles including “Happy Together,” She’d Rather […]

Preview: My Talk With Howard / My Dinner With Jimi

This evening I had the honor and pleasure to speak at great length with Howard Kaylan. Known to some as “Eddie” (as in, Flo and Eddie), vocalist for FZ’s Mothers, […]