Monday March 07th 2011, 8:58 am
Movie Lounge: Beachwood Sparks on Spanish TV
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Beachwood Sparks performing a nearly 27-minute set live on Spanish tv in 2000. The set list includes “The Calming Seas”, “Canyon Ride”, “Silver Morning After”, “Desert Skies”, “Sister Rose”, “Old Sea Miner” and The Everly Brothers’s “Wake Up Little Susie”.  Thanks to The Calming Seas for posting. The video player is set up like a playlist, so when the first clip stops, the next clip will automatically start. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=A185F1458DF7A27C




Tuesday February 08th 2011, 8:42 am
Movie Lounge: Fleetwood Mac’s Going Home
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Going Home is a 1993 documentary about Fleetwood Mac that features interviews with all of the members plus rare footage of the band from the 1970s,  including home movies, rehearsing and recording in the studio, Grammy Awards ceremonies and live performances of “Over My Head”, “Landslide”, “I’m so Afraid”, “Dreams”, “Don’t Stop” & “Never Going Back Again”. A must see for Fleetwood Mac fans. The video player is set up like a playlist, so when the first clip stops, the next clip will automatically start. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=D139EDACBE56E436




Friday January 21st 2011, 10:28 am
Movie Lounge: Hippie Masala
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Following on the hippie theme that we seem to have going this week, here’s the 2006 Swiss documentary Hippie Masala, directed by filmmaker Ulrich Grossenbacher and anthropologist Damaris Lüthi, that looks at the “aging flower children who, after fleeing Western civilization, found a new home in India.” In the film’s own words: “In the 1960s and 1970s thousands of hippies journeyed East in the search for enlightenment, free drugs or a ‘pure’ life. Indian peasants assumed that a severe drought in the West was the reason for their migration. India’s holy men saw it, more accurately, as a search for spirituality. Most moved back to their home countries after a few months or years. Some stayed for good.” You can watch the preview below for the 96-minute documentary, and then click on “Watch the entire film for free” link to do just that. Enjoy (and just imagine what would have happened if the Beatles never returned…).




Have a look at what life was like in the summer of 1967… for some fun-lovin’ hippies, anyway. In God Respects Us When We Work, But Loves Us When We Dance, documentary filmmaker Les Blank captures a day, Easter Sunday to be exact, in Elysian Park, Los Angeles. The film was originally released in 1968 by Blank’s Flower Films. Check out the 20-minute documentary in it’s entirety below. Enjoy!




Wednesday December 22nd 2010, 10:45 am
Movie Lounge: Johnny Cash’s Christmas Special 1970
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Here is the December 23, 1970 Christmas episode of The Johnny Cash Show for your viewing pleasure. The episode features Johnny, June and the children, Mother Maybelle Carter, Johnny’s parents Ray and Carrie Cash, The Everly Brothers, their father Ike Everly, Roy Orbison and Vince Matthews. The video player is set up like a playlist, so when the first clip stops, the next clip will automatically start. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=C818F1FAA3EDE819


Tuesday December 07th 2010, 1:06 pm
Movie Lounge: Inside Pop: The Rock Revolution
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“Inside Pop – The Rock Revolution” is a fascinating CBS News TV documentary hosted by the celebrated composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein,  who at the time was the music director of the New York Philharmonic. This special 60-minute program was broadcast across America on April 26, 1967 on a Tuesday night at 9pm and features interviews with numerous musicians including Frank Zappa, the Byrds’ Roger McGuinn, Graham Nash of the Hollies, and members of the Gentle Soul, Herman’s Hermits, Canned Heat and Tim Buckley, who is seen performing at New York’s Cafe Au Go Go. The highlight of “Inside Pop,” however, might be the rare solo piano/vocal performance by Brian Wilson of his song “Surf’s Up,” which he’d recently co-written with Van Dyke Parks. The video player is set up like a playlist, so when the first clip stops, the next clip will automatically start. Read more about the doc after the jump.
Click here to watch the sixth and final part.

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Tuesday November 30th 2010, 12:11 pm
Movie Lounge: Richard Thompson’s Guitar School
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A great little instructional video for guitar players hosted by Richard Thompason and featuring Ronnie Wood from the Rolling Stones and Michael Schenker of UFO and Scorpions fame. The film covers everything from tuning,  fingerpicking, dapening, use of the tremelo and more. A great video for folks who are just starting out on the guitar or who want to learn a bit more about the particular techniques of musicians like Pete Townshend, Joni Mitchell, BB King, Jimi Hendrix and Chuck Berry. Highly recommended. The video player is set up like a playlist, so when the first clip stops, the next clip will automatically start. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=EF69D80265B7C685




Thursday November 25th 2010, 10:31 am
Movie Lounge: A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving
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Happy Thanksgiving, friends!




Monday November 22nd 2010, 10:33 am
Movie Lounge: Beach Boys- An American Band
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A documentary about the The Beach Boys from 1986 that features interviews, concert footage and rare clips from movies and television shows they appeared in, including Smile-era studio outtakes, the unreleased 1967 concert in Hawaii and extensive interview footage from the mid-’70s. Thanks to Matt from the Blank Tapes for the tip! You can watch a preview of the video below, and then click “watch this entire film for free” to do just that (please note that you will be taken to another website). Enjoy!

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Wednesday November 17th 2010, 10:50 am
Movie Lounge: Peter Adair’s Holy Ghost People
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Holy Ghost People is Peter Adair’s fascinating 1967 documentary about a Pentecostal church in Scrabble Creek, West Virginia. The doc features interviews with church members alongside intimate footage of their services which included speaking in tongues, snake handling and the healing power of hands as a testament of faith. The video player is set up like a playlist, so when the first clip stops, the next clip will automatically start. Enjoy!

And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover- Gospel of Mark

http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=1C4A655C64B947C3