A short documentary on the infamous punk legend GG ALLIN. Took almost 3 years to produce due to funds (being students and from Toronto, ON Canada), crew dropping out (due to subject matter the more they got involved), Professors (that fought me and didn’t see the vision), or just problems all together. It won Best Documentary presented by CTV Canada at the Sherdian MA Awards 2008. (Source: Jay McBeth)
GG Allin‘s — a provocative Punk Rock performance artist — given name was Jesus Christ Allin. His band was called “The Murder Junkies.” Allin grew up in a log cabin in New Hampshire with a crazy and depressive father. He was arrested 52 times before he died at the age of 36, most likely because of excessive heroin use.
On this episode of ‘VICE Meets,’ the media company talks with Marina Abramović about her journey from an unhappy upbringing in the former Communist Yugoslavia to the pinnacle of the international art world. (Source: VICE)
“I don’t feel any compulsion just to stand under the spotlight night after night unless I have something to say“ – Leonard Cohen
One evening in December of 1974, Leonard Cohen went on WBAI FM in New York City. This radio interview has rarely been heard since the night it aired. But it’s been preserved by the Pacifica Radio Archives (http://pacificaradioarchives.org).
Cohen talked about his creative endeavors and influences during the interview, but we circled in on the conversation about his writing and his poetry. Cohen read a poem he had written nearly 20 years earlier, Two Went … Read More »
Werner Herzog shares his insights on storytelling in this clip. (Source: MasterClass)
A BBC Omnibus film about Bob Dylan’s starring role in the movie HEARTS OF FIRE’, directed by Richard Marquand and co-starring Fiona and Rupert Everett. (Source: Christopher Sykes)
“When people say fuckin‘ shit, they don‘t think of a big turd, or two people makin‘ it anymore” – Patti Smith in May 1976, as told to Mick Gold
In the spring of 1976, Patti Smith made her debut in London. She wasn’t even 30, yet. We’re going inside her hotel, the Portobello, a Bohemian place popular with the fashion biz and musicians. Several journalists are inside the room asking Patti questions. For nearly two hours Patti holds court on her love of the French poet Rimbuad that spawned her creative path while still a young woman in New … Read More »
Director Tom Thurman brought this documentary film about actor Warren Oates to life. Fellow actors including Ned Beatty, Peter Fonda and Stacy Keach talk about what made Oates vastly different from others on screen. Oates appeared in “The Wild Bunch”(1969), “Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia” (1974), “Two-Lane Blacktop” (1971) and many other films. He died at the age of 53 in 1982.
“I‘m never going to become rich and famous” – Bob Dylan in 1962.
Dylan was just 20 years old when he appeared on the Folksingers Choice radio program on WBAI FM in New York City. He’d arrived in Manhattan just a few years earlier and was playing in the coffee houses of Greenwich Village, at one in particular he was paid “a dollar plus a cheeseburger.”
During this hour-long interview with Cynthia Gooding, Dylan played some of his own songs (“The Death of Emmett Till”, “Standing on the Highway”) and covers of classics by Howlin’ Wolf, Hank Williams, and … Read More »
“Holy Hell,” a documentary directed by Will Allen, tells of the filmmaker’s time with the Buddhafield, a Los Angeles–based “spiritual group” he joined in the 1980s. Director Will Allen shares clips from the documentary as well as the trailer, and recalls his personal relationship with Michel, the name used at the time by the group’s leader. Allen also discusses what life was like inside the cult, why he started filming and how it all came crashing down in this episode of BYOD hosted by Ondi Timoner. (Source: Bring Your Own Doc)