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Marquee Moon

Forty years ago this masterpiece was released. See Turn Up The Volume and Observer (I do wish they’d stop using the term “punk” for these guys). guitarmarquee moonmusicTelevisiontom verlaine

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“Second Line” for Bowie

As ugly as a teenage millionaire pretending it’s a whizz kid world You’ll take me aside, and say “Well, David, what shall I do? They wait for me in the hallway” I’ll say “don’t ask me, I don’t know any hallways” But they move in numbers and they’ve got me in a corner I feel…

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Television: new album

Despite rumours of some credence we’ve been waiting some eight years for the new Television album — don’t rush into it lads! To feed my addiction I was one of those who sent off for a cassette import of The Blow-Up (1982) if only to hear “Little Johnny Jewel”. We waited 14 years for album three (1992), not withstanding…

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Postcard from Waterloo

From the genius that is Tom Verlaine. When asked how his own life should appear in a biography, Mr. Verlaine thought for a moment before offering his preferred self-deprecating epigram: “Struggling not to have a professional career.” NYT musicTelevisiontom verlainewaterloo

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Marquee Moon/Torn Curtain

I remember How the darkness doubled I recall Lightning struck itself. I was listening Listening to the rain I was hearing Hearing something else. Life in the hive puckered up my night, The kiss of death, the embrace of life. There I stand neath the Marquee Moon Just waiting, Hesitating… I ain’t waiting I spoke…

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Prisoners of Cable

This excellent Why we can’t break free from our TV overlords article echoes How Much Longer Will We Tolerate the Outrageous Cost of Television? and The iPanel, 4G Internet, and the Unfolding Drama of the Post-Commercial Broadcast Age – both of which I’ve cited this last week. Clearly, there is a groundswell of rebellion out there with the cable companies…

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The outrageous price we pay for “free” television

This from Techvibes – substitute Canadian for any other nationality. Who chose this insane and inane model—one that invades privacy, wastes time, and subjects the average Canadian adult to over 14,000 minutes of commercials per annum? advertisingAmanda LangBroadcastCanadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commissioncommercialsherbert hooverinternetiTunesNationalpeter mansbridgeradioTelevision