Monthly Archives: April 2012

Hot Docs Preview

This year’s edition of Hot Docs, Toronto’s international documentary festival, is already well underway. I’ll join in starting tomorrow: I arrive in Toronto mid-afternoon and will be seeing Shut Up and Play the Hits, the film documenting the final set … Continue reading






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Postscript on Dazzle Ships

Foolishly, my recent post on Dazzle Ships overlooked two things about the album that make it all the more intriguing and alluring. The first is the title itself. It refers to a type of marine camouflage used extensively in World … Continue reading






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Memo from Turner

Such was the complexity of the early models of the Moog Synthesizer that the company often dispatched an engineer to work with the pop stars who wanted to experiment with the device. In Analog Days: The invention and impact of … Continue reading






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Random Film Still #7

These film stills are never quite as random as I might like. They always seem to be linked to something I’m working on or simply drawn from things that I’ve watched of late. James Hill’s Lunch Hour (1962) is a … Continue reading






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