I keep expecting things to slow down, but then … why should they? There’s more political news than you can shake an angry fist at, but I don’t want this blog to become consumed by that, so I’m endeavoring to mention it sparingly. That all said, once again, I welcome the dialogue. The only way we’re all going to get through this idiotic fiasco is by effectively communicating with each other.
On other fronts, the book project rolls onward. I’ve been interviewing crucial figures in the narrative left and right, and things are taking shape, but it is a slow process. Incidentally, the documentary film project that spawned this book has recently launched a Kickstarter campaign. Find out more here, should you be interested.
Meanwhile, here are a couple of video items I thought I’d pass along.
I spotted this first one courtesy of a Facebook post by Go Nightclubbing. Honestly speaking, I haven’t the foggiest clue who Samurai Toys might have been (I’m assuming they’re a band), nor do I know what year this particular video may have been shot. Regardless, here we see “Ballistic Kisses,” featuring a somewhat inexplicable cameo by fabled filmmaker, crucial scenester, original punk and former Big Audio Dynamite member, Don Letts. In keeping, I suppose, with the band’s name, Letts is depicted showing off his nunchaku chops on a Manhattan rooftop. I’d be curious if anyone could speculate on the address. It reminds me quite about about the 2008 film, “The Tao of 9 Second Avenue” (which I spoke about here).
Next up, it’s across the river we head to Brooklyn. BC Studio mainstay and longtime Cop Shoot Cop producer/engineer Martin Bisi, who I mentioned here and recently spoke with about the book, posted this video a little while back of Arto Lindsay’s Ambitious Lovers circa 1983/1984, filmed in Bisi’s space. I’ve written about Arto a couple of times before (notably way back here). His stuff is worth seeking out.