Silverman is just such a great comic. Absurd and reflective at the same time. She is a great actress too: all those small hiccups that really help with the timing of the other jokes are skilfully woven in with her image of the innocent adolescent that is almost 40 years old but looks like 25.
This is really nice. Full coverage of a Beatles gig in the Ed Sullivan show. And what a great band they were. In this era of overdubs and digital tuning these guys seem like musical gods. The vocals are amazing and live.
Thanks to Bobby Owsinski
This is a great picture. Jazz Pianist Oscar Peterson is playing along with two of Roland’s most famous synthesizers. The TR-606 and the TB-303 were meant to be used as a drumcomputer and a bass guitar. Too bad. The machines sounded nothing like the real thing at all and after 20000 pieces they stopped production.
When electronic dance music hit the fan (we’re talking eighties), the machines were newly discovered as noise makers. Their rare status drove up the price to three times the original retail price and makes them highly sought after today. The sound of the 303 is iconic.
This was a picture I recently came across via the Atlantic. These are the tech guys behind Obama’s winning campaign. Have you ever seen guys that have been typecasted this well?