Tag Archives: Arena

Eno Also

Anne and I were driving around in the Nashville sunshine but we couldn’t find her YOUNG AMERICANS disc so we listened to TAKING TIGER MOUNTAIN instead. Since Bowie’s death we’ve been listening to lots of Bowie and watched a cool documentary a few weeks ago. That same night we found a couple of documentaries about [...]

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Kill Me A Son

Here’s a great documentary from the BBC’s Arena program. “Tales of Rock ‘N’ Roll – Highway 61 Revisited” maps-out the iconic American highway while illuminating Bob Dylan’s rock masterpiece which turns 50 this year. Critics often hear Blonde On Blonde as Dylan’s greatest, but I’d pick this one over that one. See for yourself… Stay [...]

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Surreal Estate

This week, the Frist will open Real/Surreal: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art — it’s an exhibition of paintings, photos and prints that examine the way 1920′s European Surrealists like DalĂ­ and Magritte influenced the American artists of the 1930′s, 40′s and 50′s. Even if you’re not in Nashville, the questions the show [...]

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Hollywood Babylon

Kenneth Anger’s book Hollywood Babylon made its first appearance in 1965. After less than a week, the book was banned and pulled from the shelves. A decade would pass before the book would be released again. Anger’s underground classic trolls the back alleys and bedrooms of Hollywood during the first half of the 20th Century [...]

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