Yeah, I know I've been posting a lot of stuff about videos, lately -- what of it?
Sorry, I've just had a ton of stuff on my plate, of late, and it's frequently easier to let someone else's video do the work in lieu of actual, original content. Such self-deprecation aside, however, I do like to believe that the videos I post here are at least informative, compelling and totally in-line, topically, with the stuff I would otherwise be composing.
Here's another one now..
Like so many other things, I don't actually remember how I stumbled across "CutTime," but it certainly speaks to my preoccupations. Here's the description…
Produced by Sarah Bleakley and edited by Paul Devlin, 'CutTime' is a survey of the independent club music scene in the East Village of New York City in 1990.
Performances by John S. Hall and King Missile, False Prophets, HypnoLoveWheel, Woodpecker, The Gamma Rays, The Reverb Motherfuckers, Two Minutes Hate, Carry Nation, Kirk Kelly, The Holy Cows, and Gregpack.
Sounds promising, right? Well, of the bands profiled, the only two I really know or care about are King Missile and False Prophets. I certainly remember the Reverb Motherfuckers, but never thought too much about them. I cannot say I'm familiar with the other ensembles.
This is just the intro, … featuring some lovely footage of Astor Place when there was significantly more wide-open-space involved. For more about the film, click here.