...and there's nothing on? Say it ain't so!
...The Walking Dead.
the secret life of the manic depressive
knowing what it is doesn't always help.but it helps a little. helps more than you might know. Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5 - Part 6 - Part 7 - Part 8 -
Fareed Zakaria: GPS last Sun.morn
This is my favorite Sunday morning show. Fareed's got cojones and is not afraid to ask the tough questions of whatever person or situation. Plus, he is bit younger than most of the bloated talking-heads from the networks. Last Sunday he has Israeli Defense Min. Barach Ehud on who has no comment about nuking Iran. Within three years Barach said Iran would have nuclear weapons. (The Israelis have vowed to stop any Iranian missile program). Several commentators on the Euro crisis did not sound upbeat. Italy and Spain are in the contagion zone and only at least 5 years of austerity measures there and in Greece can stop the contagion. The German and the French combined could bail-out the affected countries but they want austerity measures. If the weaker countries do not adhere, the Euro is sure to fall.
the wonderful actor Tom Hardy in an astonishing role.Stuart: A Life Backwards.
Excellent documentary film "The Interrupters - How To Stop A Riot". Tells the surprising story of three dedicated individuals who try to protect their Chicago communities from the violence they themselves once perpetrated. These 'interrupters' intervene in conflicts before the incidents explode into violence. Their work and their insights are closely entwined with their own personal journeys, which, as each of them points out, defy easy characterisation. Shot over the course of a year by acclaimed filmmaker Steve James, it is a vivid portrayal of a city under siege from spiralling violence, including the brutal murder of Derrion Albert, a Chicago high-school student whose death was caught on videotape. These wonderful human beings, part of the CeaseFire campaign, are truly extraordinary. They deserve as much support as you can give them. http://ceasefirechicago.org/
in an intelligent world, Jonathan Meades would be on the television every day and be made mandatory viewing in the planet's schools. the first episode of his new series Jonathan Meades On France - Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 -
A Biased Anthology of Parisian Peripheries
Jonathan Meades On France Episode 2 - Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5 -
Lost Kingdoms Of Africa
the wonderful, inquisitive Dr. Gus Hayford started his new series this week on the Asante in Ghana. this is one of his previous programmes on Ehtiopia - Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5 - Part 6 -
The Daily Show
Jon Stewart, from Saturday Night Live, has consistently been winning the contest for most popular TV News Broadcaster. His sartorial wit and consistently good acting and funny writers have been a daily staple of mine every time a new show comes on, about 225 times a year. If you lean toward the right on the spectrum,you might want to stick to Fox or goose-step Rush. His guests can also can be very informative. The only time I've seen him be afraid was when he had Dick Cheney on, without his Darth Vader costume (Cheney that is), after is eight year stint as the President, errr-uhhh, excuse me, the Vice Prersident. Wait! Wasn't the last Bush declared brain dead during his second year in office and Cheney was running a shadow government? He got Google Earth to delete his home from the maps?
tongues on fire
a tribute to the Black Panthers by David Murray.
the essence of yaguchi's whirling knives
what a cool we are
has anyone else ever seen ancient aliens on history channel? its extremely informative, and somewhat freaky. it goes back to the ancient mayan temples and the possibility of aliens back then.
the sake sommelier mapping time and space
Richie Hawtin meets Anish Kapoor.
Richie Hawtin rencontre Anish Kapoor by TheCreatorsProject
Richie Hawtin rencontre Anish Kapoor by TheCreatorsProject
an old horror cult classic
watchin the old horror film black sabbath directed by mario bava
extraordinary encounters along the Amazon. Part 1 - Part 2 -
Astounding insights number 1
'The world really is global' Erin Burnett CNN News Anchor
You don't say!
One can always count on Infotainment spin doctor's talking head puppets to have a tenuous grasp of the obvious.
Thanks for posting, Jonapi
One of the advantages to living in Europe is that you actually have media that is open to all things around the world. While the BBC is a bit stodgy, they are definitely World Class. In America, was have to suffer with isolationist tendencies and protective blinders that keep "those foreign countries" out of our experience. By the way, those foreign countries are all countries with the exception of Canada and Mexico. Thank God we have Globe Trekker on public television and the internet.
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angel answer my prayer and tell me how much i am scared
Francis Baconpainter of hidden depths part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 part 5 part 6
Pandit Pran Nath
In Between The Notes: A Portrait of Pandit Pran Nath (1986) from Maxime Guitton on Vimeo.
just a minute
what took it so long to spread it's erudite wings onto the cathode ray facilitator?indeed.
Fareed Zakaria: GPS
Best of the Sunday morning talking heads. He is a liberal who gives a lot of facts to back up his views. His commentaries are sharp and to the point and all over the political spectrum. He really went after China last week for human right violations in their own country and the hypocrisy of that country accusing the US on that subject. That there is actually a (relatively) new program in the genre that would appeal to the 45-62 demographic is unusual. Like newspapers, this genre of news/commentary is aimed at the 62 and over crowd -- a dieing breed, if you'll excuse the bad pun. I hope that his show has a long shelf life and gets moved to the 7pm slot on a Sunday evening.
"damn it, can't a man have a biscuit?"
Destination Titan. true British ingenuity at it's best. brings a tear to the eye.
Breaking Bad returns for 5th season
on July 15th. The show has lost some of it's better production values and nice time lapse of New Mexico's landscapes and skys but the story is still relatively fresh after five years, which is hard to do. Starting this Sunday at midnight you can watch/tivo the entire series. Amazingly, the commercial encourages people to record! The AMC channel has consistently provided some of the best new content starting with Mad Men and Breaking Bad about 6 years ago. Amazing. Who is reponsible for turning around this sleepy cable channel known for John Wayne and old Westerns?
wonderful series by Simon Reeve. Africa - Asia - South America - please visit and enjoy more about Simon Reeve, broadcaster, author, tv presenter - http://www.shootandscribble.com/sr/1.html recent series, Indian Ocean should be available on BBC America. better still, purchase his DVDs.
Trailer Park Boys
About a trailer park in Nova Scotia. Its rather campy with a story line about a couple of losers in a trailer park who just got out of jail and their adventures. They like to shoot of guns but they are just white trash hosers who don't mean to harm anyone as they drink and attempt to grow dope. My favorite character is Bubbles who wears inch thick glasses backwards that make his eyes look huge. It's a good show to watch when you're trashed. The episode where one of them is offered $160 to buy hydroponics if he acts in a porno movie is especially hilarious. Leahy, as the ex-cop trailer park security is especially funny.
Krautrock: The Rebirth of Germany. excellent documentary on some of the most transcendent music ever produced. featuring Can, Amon Düül II, Popol Vuh, Cluster, Neu!, Faust and more.
operatic orchids and sand
South Bank Show documentary on the novelist, journalist, short story writer and willing participant in psychogeography, Will Self. part 1 part 2 part 3 part 4 part 5
I've been following this story about the murder of Brian Terry and find it sickening that Holder thinks it's more important to keep his secrets, save face and cover up the facts of the case than it is to be open and transparent and release the documents requested by the Congressional investigative team...I wonder why the incredibly embarrasing "Deadheads for Oblamer" agree that Brian Terrys' parents have no right to know exactly what happened to their son...???
Not that it is relevant to this thread
But I think you know what happened to Terry, Dewlover. He was shot by a weapon that was from the US government's "Fast & Furious" operation that was badly bungled (see my post in the Trouble Ahead, Trouble Behind thread). I haven't read comments by any Deadheads who feel "Brian Terrys' parents have no right to know exactly what happened to their son". Could you please point out some evidence for that assertion? We know where the guns came from. It wasn't a plot to kill Bill Terry. I think the bad guys have access to guns without the US Government's help. Why don't you admit that you just hate Obama and are chewing on this particular bone because it is an election year and this administration has been so free of scandal this is the only thing you have to go on? Nobody on this site cares about this, Dewlover. Nobody. Get help for your hate before it's too late! There are many good, free programs available to help with this tendency.
as previously noted more than once, you are free to post your political views in the current events topic and such topics as may be started in the future where they are explicitly relevant (as, in this case, should there ever be an Eric Holder topic). This, however, is the TV topic, with no relevant connection whatever. Any future such posts here or in other inappropriate threads will be summarily deleted. Thanks. Mod hat off.
Colour Sound Oblivion
Breaking Bad begins penultimate season
Breaking Bad returned last evening for it's fifth and final season, sort of. The crew and cast has finished filming 16 episodes. 8 of which will air this year and 8 the next. I think it's great that writer and creator Vince Gilligan is pulling the plug at the story-line's logical ending rather than extending it out into banality for commercial reasons alone. While AMC touts this show as the greatest dramatic series ever on television, a fact that I certainly wouldn't agree with, I still find it hard to point to any TV show with better acting. The production values are certainly some of the best I have ever seen. Technically, this series is state-of-the art. Nobody does it better. In fact, last night's show had it's own website where viewers could interact with polls and short videos and such. It's ridiculous with the problems facing humanity that a fiction TV program breaks new ground with this technology while pressing issues remain untackled with this kind of tool! Last night's episode showed that Mike is angry that Walt killed his boss Gustavo. Ed survived his accidental fall while being shaken down by Saul's "A" team for the IRS payment because of Skyler's fears. Saul wants out of his professional relationship with Walt, who in turn asserts his passive-aggressive nature. Walt and Jesse use a giant magnet to erase Gustavo's laptop in the evidence lock-up because it contains surveillance footage of them in the super-lab, which is now a smoking crater. Unfortunately, this action reveals another clue from Gustavo's personal effects. On we go. There isn't another TV program I care about or watch on a regular basis. I'm not hopeful I'll ever find one as compelling, contemporary and consistently good as Breaking Bad.
The Balance from KORB on Vimeo.The Balance is a visual representation of two opposite audio waves. Director: Rimantas Lukavicius VFX / Design company: KORB Sound design: Andrius Rugevicius
What The Future Sounded Like
From Dr Who to the Dark Side of the Moon, the members of the Electronic Music Studios used pioneering technology and ideas to create a radical new soundscape for the 20th century. Post-war Britain rebuilt itself on a wave of scientific and industrial breakthroughs that culminated in the cultural revolution of the 1960’s. It was a period of sweeping change and experimentation where art and culture participated in and reflected the wider social changes. In this atmosphere was born the Electronic Music Studios (EMS), a radical group of avant-garde electronic musicians who utilized technology and experimentation to compose a futuristic electronic sound-scape for the New Britain.
Rich Hall's Inventing The Indian Redressing the balance of misrepresentation. Questioning the screen image of execrable Hollywood films. A search for the real Indian. A different perspective on the people who set foot on American soil first.
a reservoir for the third ear
A World Of Sound In memory of David S Ware. A preoccupation with nothing less than humanity's place in the cosmos. Pure Music from a Planetary Unknown. 'Musically to go so deep that you touch upon those Universal forces.'
blast, hell, and hit for an eleven
Sir Patrick Moore Astronomer Broadcaster Eccentric Audio/Visual element leaves a lot to be desired but these things happen. You've got to make the best of a bad job.
Blood Red Sleepy Bertaux
Horror Europa an exploration with Mark Gatiss.
future past perfect
future past perfect actor: kyusaku shimada music: alva noto voice: anne-james chaton director: carsten nicolai / simon mayer script: nibo director of photography: tetsuya shiota editing: david fabra
it's not meant to be a struggle up here
love you until then. i'll. one of these days and soon. undo.