Insomniacs Film Club # 25 

Shadows (1959)  Director John Cassavetes

Whilst thinking about helping out a friend on an improvised musical score for a film I revisited this gem.  Starring the beautiful Lelia Goldoni and featuring the saxophone improvisations of Shafi Hadi.

Superb film.



"What is Clocks?" asks Philomena Cunk in the first episode of the second series of Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe on BBC2. 

We seem to be dancing around one another in our topical tackling: his Black Mirror dealt with digital death, which we covered in series 2 of Digital Human.

Philomena Cunk’s Moments of Wonder Ep 1: Time has been ricocheting around the office as we prepare for the first episode of our new series, airing on 7 April at 4:30pmGMT on BBC Radio 4.

Prepare yourself for side splitting.


Source: thedigitalhuman

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Woody Shaw - Sun Bath

Sun’s out and this is a groove.

Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone — Rene Mclean, Bass — Cecil Mcbee, Congas — Tony Waters, Drums — Victor Lewis, Percussion — Guilherme Franco, Piano — Joe Bonner, Tenor Saxophone — Billy Harper, Trombone, Trombone — Steve Turre, Trumpet — Woody Shaw.

From the Love Dance album on Muse from 1976


Insomniacs Film Club # 24:

The Stuart Hall Project (2013)

Excellent film by John Akomfrah exploring Stuart’s life with music from Miles Davis.

On DVD and now available for rent on the BFI Player


One of the most important people ever for me. Extraordinary man.


The sociologist and cultural theorist Stuart Hall, who has died aged 82, was an intellectual giant and an inspirational figure in the field of sociology. He was one of the founders of what is now known as “British Cultural Studies”, which Hall and his colleagues pioneered in the mid-1960s. Professor Henry Louis Gates of Harvard University called him “Black Britain’s leading theorist of black Britain.”


Yo La Tengo - Is That Enough

My YLT obsession is abating slightly but this video is a bit like a printout of part of my brain. 

Oh, and it’s a great song too


Insomniacs Film Club # 23  Like Father, Like Son (2013)  

Director Hirokazu Koreeda

Another superb film from one of best directors around.


Ornette Coleman - Berliner Jazztage 1972

Ornette solo - sounds wonderful.


Bobbie Gentry - Ode To Billie Joe

Seems to be back for now. Love that voice!


Eric Dolphy - Naima

Possibly his last recording with Eric on bass clarinet, Donald Byrd on trumpet and Nathan Davis on tenor saxophone.



Zukofsky’s poetics: lower limit speech, upper limit music

Source: kenueno

Neil Young with Crazy Horse: Walk Like A Giant (extended version)

All my neighbours went out and this went on - very loud.

Now checking the house for structural damage.

Photo Set

David Byrne on New Orleans

Two excellent posts on New Orleans from David Byrne’s always interesting blog.