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Do the Right Thing [Spike Lee, 1989]

→ Spike Lee Movie Scripts ←

Director Spike Lee dives head-first into a maelstrom of racial and social ills, using as his springboard the hottest day of the year on one block in Brooklyn, NY.

Three businesses dominate the block: a storefront radio station, where a […]

Two centuries of piracy

Read Don C. Seitz’s ◊ Under The Black Flag: Exploits Of The Most Notorious Pirates

Riveting account traces careers of buccaneers of many nationalities across 2 centuries and around the globe —from the West Indies to the South Seas.

No access to the full book, but click the pic for a […]

Gerald Durrell

←Click pic for a Pdf edition.

¤ My Family and Other Animals is an autobiographical work by naturalist Gerald Durrell (1925 – 1995) telling of the part of his childhood he spent on the Greek island of Corfu between 1935-39. It describes the life of the Durrell family there in […]

Jack London

(1876 – 1916)→ http://london.sonoma.edu/←

¤ Call of the Wild →

Buck, a physically impressive dog, is living the good life in California when he gets stolen and put into dog slavery. For him, this means pulling a ridiculously heavy sled through miles and miles of frozen ice with little […]

Dylan Thomas

[1914-1953]←

⇔ A Child’s Christmas in Wales⇐

◊ A Refusal To Mourn The Death, By Fire, Of A Child In London by Dylan Thomas, accompanied by some pictures of Thomas and the part of Wales where he grew up ↓

♦→ ‘DO NOT GO GENTLE INTO THAT GOOD NIGHT‘ […]

Noam Chomsky

“Things happen in the world because of the efforts of dedicated and courageous people whose names no one has heard, and who disappear from history.”

­ Noam Chomsky, letter to the author, 18 Dec. 1993

¤ Noam Chomsky: A Life of Dissent, by Robert Barsky Noam Chomsky has earned legendary status for […]

Bob Dylan + The Band

•→http://genius.com/search?q=bob+dylan⇐ “I’ve always been a fan of Dylan’s paintings and drawings. I love his hockey player painting, used by the Band on their LP cover for Music from Big Pink. I also love Dylan’s painting for his own album Self Portrait. Before we parted, I asked Bob if he could do a charcoal drawing for […]

Robbie Robertson + Daniel Lanois

She walks alone down a sleazy backstreet, around a corner, up an alley to a dead end There under a small blue light, she enters an unmarked doorway A low heartbeat, a low pounding escapes into the night

This is a place she goes to fulfill a very basic need Something […]

Marianne Faithfull + Sting + Sandy Denny

∞ Ismael Lo & Marianne Faithfull ↓ ‘Without Blame’

Toutes les femmes sont des reines … But some are more eager than others. Some shatter a man’s dream By breaking away from their lover. Cette chanson pour cette reine Qui dit à son roi, “Maintenant … I am gone, gone with the […]

Tim & Jeff Buckley

♦ Tim Buckley ↓ ‘Song to the Siren‘ (1968)

Long afloat on shipless oceans I did all my best to smile ‘Til your singing eyes and fingers Drew me loving to your isle And you sang Sail to me, sail to me Let me enfold you Here I am, here […]

Arlo & Woody Guthrie

¤ Arlo Guthrie

City of New Orleans is a folk song written by →Steve Goodman, describing a train ride from Chicago to New Orleans via the Illinois Central Railroad in bittersweet and nostalgic terms. Goodman got the idea while traveling on the eponymous train for a visit to his wife’s […]

Waylon Jennings + Johnny Cash

By age 12, Waylon Jennings [1937-2002] was playing in a band and working as a radio DJ. His style evolved over time, taking on a grittier, more bass-driven sound. He befriended such artists as Willie Nelson, and formed the Highwaymen with Nelson, Johnny Cash, and Kris Kristofferson in 1985.

“I […]

Miles Davis + Charles Mingus

“Don’t call me a legend. Call me Miles Davis.”

Trumpeter-bandleader Miles Davis (1926-1991) was a catalyst for the major innovations in post-bop, cool jazz, hard-bop, and jazz-fusion, and his wispy and emotional trumpet tones were some of the most evocative sounds ever heard. He was also one of the most identifiable and […]

Thelonious Monk + Bud Powell

Besides being the coolest joint in town (not far from this spot), Thelonious was one of the most creative piano players of all times. ⇒ monkzone ⇐ ⇐ Thelonious Monk: Straight, No Chaser – a 1988 documentary produced by Clint Eastwood, Bruce Ricker, and directed/co-produced by Charlotte Zwerin; it features live performances by Monk […]

Nas

Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones (born September 14, 1973); better known by his stage name Nas, is an American rapper and actor. He is also the son of jazz musician Olu Dara. Nas has released eight consecutive platinum and multi-platinum albums since 1994, four of which topped the Billboard charts […]

Canned Heat + Frank Zappa + Captain Beefheart

¤ Canned Heat ⇓ ‘On The Road Again’

Well, I’m so tired of crying, but I’m out on the road again (I’m on the road again . . .) I ain’t got no woman just to call my special friend. You know the first time I traveled out in the rain and snow (In […]

Lightnin’ Hopkins + Robert Johnson

Sam ‘Lightnin’ Hopkins [1912-1982] was known as “the Godfather of Texas Blues.” As a songwriter and storyteller, he was both prolific and original. As a gutarist and lyricist, he had the uncanny ability to improvise words and music simultaneously. As a poet and performer, Hopkins is remembered as one of blues most accomplished […]