Amy Taubin: "My Dinner with André: Long, Strange Trips" (Criterion)
And then the dinner is over. Nothing is concluded-not for Wally or André, and certainly not for the audience. But on the way home, Wally is surprised to find that something has changed in the way he attends to the city as he sees it from the taxi window. And that slight shift in consciousness is what André and Grotowski and Gurdjieff would applaud. And we might do the same as the image fades to black.
Oliver Burkeman: How to (Truly) Improve Your Luck
… you're certainly luckier than Maureen Wilcox. In 1980, she bought tickets for the Massachusetts and Rhode Island lotteries and picked the winning numbers for both. Unfortunately, her Massachusetts numbers were the winning ones in Rhode Island and vice versa, so she won nothing.
Janis Lyn Joplin (January 19, 1943 - October 4, 1970) was an American singer-songwriter who first rose to fame in the late 1960s as the lead singer of the psychedelic acid-rock band Big Brother and the Holding Company, and later as a solo artist with her own backing groups, The Kozmic Blues Band and The Full Tilt Boogie Band. Her first ever large scale public performance was at the Monterey Pop Festival; this led her to becoming very popular and one of the major attractions at the Woodstock festival and the Festival Express train tour. Joplin charted five singles; other popular songs include: "Down on Me"; "Summertime"; "Piece of My Heart"; "Ball 'n' Chain"; "Maybe"; "To Love Somebody"; "Kozmic Blues"; "Work Me, Lord"; "Cry Baby"; "Mercedes Benz"; and her only number one hit, "Me and Bobby McGee".
Joplin was well known for her performing ability and was a multi instrumentalist. Her fans referred to her stage presence as "electric"; at the height of her career, she was known as "The Queen of Psychedelic Soul". Known as "Pearl" among her friends, she was also a painter, dancer and music arranger. Rolling Stone ranked Joplin number 46 on its list of the 100 Greatest Artists of All Time in 2004, and number 28 on its 2008 list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time. She was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.
Randall was first, and correct, with:
When she left, she took another little piece of our hearts with her
Why, that's Janis Joplin, a hugely talented singer who died too young.
Regarding yesterday's TQ: I recognized Darrin McGavin but had no idea of the TV show - I never watched "Kolchak." There was a time when I didn't own a TV, let alone watch it. What a different time that was.
Happened on this by accident and found myself nearly shouting "Right On!" to my dogs by the end of the article.
High-speed Lois Of Oregon wrote:
Had to look it up. Loved Ms. Joplin's music, but was a nerdy Kinks fan myself and only knew of her from radio play. She seemed very wise for someone so young, especially about the whole "freedom" thing. She nailed that one. This new internet connection is having a negative effect on my productivity. Not getting much done around the house...just sitting around doing Google image searches for Naked Chris Pratt. Also suffering from meme saturation. It's TOO MUCH!
Lisa G. replied:
From my hometown of Port Arthur, TX (I got outta there as fast as I could too….)
Drydale oft Hot Springy Diamond, Norcali responded:
I never heard anyone refer to Janis Joplin as "The Queen of Psychedelic Soul." I was thinking Tina Turner, but looked it up. Surprise! I remember Janis all the way from her days with a very shitty Big Brother (James Gurley played guitar like a reptile that had creeped out from underneath a rock), to the Full Tilt Boogie Band (great). I saw Janis play with FTBB in 1970 in San Jose. She didn't seem too junked out and had really had learned how to use her wonderful instrument. She crumped a few weeks after that show.
I have to care for the Matriarch this weekend, so I'm sending my daughter Jillian and Son-in law Jaime to see The Dead Saturday in Santa Clara to enjoy a real Gathering of the Tribes. Deadhead chicks all the way to hairy pits
DJ Useo answered:
No doubt in my mind the answer is Janis Joplin. Imho her records only grow better as time passes.
Here's a great classic Joplin mashup by LENLOW with Janis vs Beck - Mercedes Beck ( Beck - Go It Alone; Janis Joplin - Mercedes Benz )
An interesting side note is others made the same mix years after the LENOW track.
I just had the same thing happen. Lol. I recently mashed Huey Lewis - The Power Of Love; Ray Parker,Jr - Ghostbusters
& then found out the next day that a pal of mine, YITT, had a big hit with the same idea, only 2 months ago!
Another Little Piece of my Trivia, now bay-beeee...
Janis Joplin, I would assume... although I never considered her music to be all that 'Psychedelic'...
He was a WWII veteran, saw combat, came home, got married, got divorced, got married again, got divorced again, then realized he was gonna kill himself living up to society's expectations of what his life should be.
He had a wonderful voice, and at one time worked with Lenny Bruce.
By the time I moved west, he was working as a bartender and announcer at the Queen Mary - the one in the Valley, not the one in Long Beach.
Back then, he had a partner, Max. They were the only genuinely happy couple I knew.
You'd meet the most fascinating people at Uncle Jimmy and Max's. Transgendered, gay, straight, old, young - the only people you wouldn't meet were republicans.
They said everybody had a prejudice, and that was theirs.
Anyway, a few years later Max had a heart attack.
Max's family - the family that disowned him decades earlier - wouldn't allow Uncle Jimmy to visit Max in the hospital and Uncle Jimmy didn't have a legal leg to stand on.
Then Max died.
Max's family got everything, from the house to the bank accounts to the dogs.
Uncle Jimmy was left broke and alone, totally wiped out, and had to start all over from scratch.
He wasn't bitter, but I sure was.
Today I can finally put that bitterness to rest, but, sweet Jesus, how I wish he could have lived to see today.
I can see him holding court in his living room, wearing his regulation caftan, glass of good white wine nearby, doing that eyetalian-gotta-use-your-hands-to-talk-thing, and beaming.
Patriot Act NSA Spying Unconstitutional Section 215 National Security Letters Must End
My name is Marc Perkel and I have decided to announce that I will not comply with the so called "Patriot Act" laws requiring me to disclose information about my customers. If I receive a national security letter I will immediately photograph it, post it online everywhere I can, and then make a video of me burning it. I will then await my arrest. If you want to put me in jail then come get me mother fucker.
AMC offers the movie 'Fantastic 4: Rise Of The Silver Surfer', followed by the movie 'I, Robot', then the movie 'The Moon & Sixpence'.
[6:00AM] Top Gear - Season 2 - Episode 7
[7:00AM] Top Gear - Season 2 - Episode 8
[8:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 1 - Ep 2 - Lela's
[9:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 2 - Ep 1 - Handlebar
[10:00AM] Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares US - Season 5 - Ep 1 - Blackberry's
[11:00AM] Top Gear - Season 20 - Episode 4
[12:00PM] Top Gear - Season 20 - Episode 5
[1:00PM] Top Gear - Season 20 - Episode 6
[2:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 20 - Journey's End
[3:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 21 - Firstborn
[4:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 22 - Bloodlines
[5:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 23 - Emergence
[6:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 24 - Preemptive Strike
[7:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 25 - All Good Things... (Part 1)
[8:00PM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 26 - All Good Things... (Part 2)
[9:00PM] Atlantis - Season 2 - Ep 7 - A Fate Worse Than Death NEW
[10:00PM] Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell - Season 1 - Ep 3 - The Education of a Magician NEW
[11:15PM] The Graham Norton Show - Season 17 - Episode 11
[12:15AM] Atlantis - Season 2 - Ep 7 - A Fate Worse Than Death
[1:15AM] Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell - Season 1 - Ep 3 - The Education of a Magician
[2:30AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 16 - Thine Own Self
[3:30AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 17 - Masks
[4:30AM] Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 7 - Ep 18 - Eye of the Beholder
[5:30AM] The Captains Close-Up: Sir Patrick Stewart (ALL TIMES EST)
Bravo has Million Dollar Listing NY', another 'Million Dollar Listing NY', followed by the movie 'How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days'.
Comedy Central has the movie 'Wanderlust', followed by the movie 'Joe Dirt'.
FX has the movie 'Knight & Day', followed by the movie 'A Good Day To Die Hard'.
[6:00AM] MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE-GOODBYE KITTY
[6:30AM] BATMAN-FLOP GOES THE JOKER
[7:03AM] BATMAN-ICE SPY
[7:36AM] BATMAN-THE DUO DEFY
[8:09AM] BATMAN-ENTER BATGIRL, EXIT PENGUIN
[8:42AM] BATMAN-RING AROUND THE RIDDLER!
[9:15AM] THE MONKEES-MONKEE MAYOR
[9:50AM] THE MONKEES-ART, FOR MONKEES' SAKE
[10:25AM] THE MONKEES-I WAS A 99-POUND WEAKLING
[11:00AM] MARON-MARC'S NIECE
[11:30AM] PORTLANDIA-THE STORY OF TONI AND CANDACE
[12:00PM] PORTLANDIA-THE FIANCEE
[1:00PM] PORTLANDIA-SEA WORLD
[1:30PM] PORTLANDIA-4TH OF JULY
[2:00PM] BLOOD DIAMOND
[8:00PM] TRAINING DAY
[10:45PM] PULP FICTION
[5:00AM] MARON-MARC'S NIECE
[5:30AM] COMEDY BANG! BANG!-ANDY RICHTER WEARS A SUIT JACKET AND A BABY BLUE BUTTON DOWN SHIRT (ALL TIMES EST)
[6:00AM] The Approval Matrix-Do's & Don'ts
[6:45AM] Love Actually
[9:45AM] Little Children
[3:15PM] Almost Famous
[6:00PM] The Warriors
[8:00PM] The Silence of the Lambs
[10:45PM] Kiss the Girls
[1:15AM] The Silence of the Lambs
[4:00AM] You Kill Me (ALL TIMES EST)
SyFy has the movie 'The Dead 2: India', followed by the movie 'Gallowwalkers'.
Rose McGowan has been speaking out about Hollywood sexism, and she says it's starting to cost her.
The "Charmed" star claimed she was dropped from her talent agency on Wednesday after mocking a recent wardrobe request she allegedly received for an upcoming Adam Sandler project.
"I just got fired by my wussy acting agent because I spoke up about the bulls**t in Hollywood. Hahaha," Rose posted on Twitter.
Rose Tweeted the note in question on June 17, which asked actresses to arrive at the audition wearing a "black (or dark) form fitting tank that shows off cleavage (push up bras encouraged). And form fitting leggings or jeans."
She laughed off the advice and put the movie's lead actor on blast, writing, "casting note that came w/script I got today. For real. Name of male star rhymes with Madam Panhandler hahahaha I die"
In this image provided by Madame Tussauds, actress Laverne Cox, right, unveils her wax figure on Friday, June 26, 2015, in San Francisco. Cox, who stars in the Netflix series "Orange is the New Black", is the first transgender person to have a wax figure displayed at Madame Tussauds.
Photo by Noah Berge
Former Yankees slugger Derek Jeter and "Daily Show" host Jon Stewart are being enshrined in New Jersey history.
They are among the 13 with New Jersey ties being inducted into the state Hall of Fame. The selections were announced Friday.
Other 2015 inductees include the musical group Kool & the Gang, basketball commentator Dick Vitale, writers James Fenimore Cooper and Anna Quindlen, and the late U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg.
U.S. women's soccer captain Christie Rampone, Medal of Honor recipient Jack Jacobs, Fox Studio founder William Fox, Morgan Stanley executive Carla Harris, and philanthropists Lewis Katz and Bernard Marcus also will be honoured.
Don Was, President of Blue Note Records, and Lucian Grainge, Chairman and CEO of UMG, seen at the after party for the "AMY" U.S. Premiere hosted by Lucian Grainge CBE, Universal Music Group and A24 at The Hollywood Roosevelt on Thursday, June 25, 2015, in Hollywood, CA.
Photo by Dan Steinberg
"Tonight" show host Jimmy Fallon is on the shelf following a hand injury that required minor surgery Friday and forced NBC to cancel a taping of late-night TV's most popular program.
The "Tonight" show tweeted that Fallon is "totally fine" but NBC offered no immediate details on how or where the 40-year-old comic was injured. He'll have some recovery time since the show was scheduled to be on hiatus for the next two weeks anyway.
"Tonight" was supposed to have Benicio Del Toro, Taylor Kitsch and Penn & Teller as guests Friday. NBC is airing a rerun instead.
U.S. land managers have asked operators of Burning Man to provide them with VIP accommodations and flushable toilets in the Nevada desert during the annual counterculture festival, triggering a political firestorm on Friday.
The demands drew the ire of two U.S. lawmakers from Nevada who described the requests, which also included a standing supply of ice cream, as excessive.
Organizers of this year's event, taking place from Aug. 30 to Sept. 7, say fees and facilities they have provided the U.S. Bureau of Land Management for law enforcement and other services at the event surged from under $1 million in 2011 to an anticipated $5 million this year.
This year, the bureau asked for a so-called Blue Pit lodging facility that would have restroom trailers with flushable toilets, a washer and dryer room for laundry, and VIP accommodations in so-called "container apartment" units, according to documents seen by Reuters.
They also made specific food requests, including 24-hour access to Chobani Greek Yogurt and a standalone freezer with Drumstick and Choco Taco ice cream, the documents said.
Even Maine lawmakers accustomed to Gov. Paul LePage's aggressive style of politics said Thursday they were troubled by accusations that the Republican had the top Democrat in the House of Representatives removed from his new job at a school for at-risk youth by threatening to cut off funds to the institution.
"The governor is taking partisan politics to a new, dark level," Republican Sen. Tom Saviello said in an email.
Democratic House Speaker Mark Eves said Wednesday that LePage told the Good Will-Hinckley school that he would withhold more than $500,000 a year from a charter school the nonprofit operates unless it fired Eves as president. That would've caused the charter to lose an additional $2 million in private funds, greatly threatening its viability, Eves said.
LePage has never been shy about using strong-arm tactics. He has refused to sign off on millions of dollars in bonds in order to get lawmakers to do what he wants and recently threatened to veto every bill until the Legislature approves his plan to ask voters whether they want to eliminate the income tax.
The fight over ownership of a giant 752-pound emerald isn't over.
On Thursday, a federal court in Washington D.C. issued a restraining order that prevents anyone from transferring, selling or otherwise disposing of the so-called "Bahia Emerald" until a Brazilian criminal case involving it is settled.
The emerald was pulled from a mine in the jungles of Bahia state. It is one of the world's largest uncut emeralds with about 180,000 carats.
Brazil contends the gem cluster - which has been appraised at $372 million - was illegally mined and smuggled out of the country. It has criminal proceedings pending against two alleged smugglers and contends the emerald is subject to forfeiture under Brazilian law.
The restraining order stands until the Brazilian case ends and any forfeiture judgment is presented to the U.S. court. It also requires the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department - which has been storing the emerald since 2008 - to keep custody.
A rainbow is seen in the sky behind LGBT pride flags and the U.S. flag in West Hollywood, California, United States, June 26, 2015. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the U.S. Constitution provides same-sex couples the right to marry in a historic triumph for the American gay rights movement.
Photo by Lucy Nicholson
In a rolling Kentucky pasture, the first few wooden ribs of a giant Noah's ark tourist attraction have begun to sprout up.
For now, there's only a foundation, some concrete pillars and the ribs. But the Christian ministry building the ark says the public will be awe-struck by the size of the 510-foot-long ship when it's finished next year.
"This is going to be huge attraction just for the structure itself," said Ken Ham, founder of the Kentucky-based group, Answers in Genesis.
The religious theme park project that was announced nearly five years ago is still afloat, after hitting a stretch of rough waters. The ministry had to break the project into phases after private funding stalled a few years ago due to a soft economy. The ark is the first phase, and plans for other attractions at the site were put on hold.
"Most people don't really understand the size of the ark, and we're going to answer questions like, how could he fit all the animals on board," Ham said at the construction site Thursday.
The Top 20 Global Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows worldwide. The list is based on data provided to the trade publication Pollstar by concert promoters and venue managers.
1. The Rolling Stones; $8,566,784; $180.54.
2. Taylor Swift; $3,474,355; $109.12.
3. Fleetwood Mac; $1,812,738; $116.57.
4. Kenny Chesney ; $1,661,494; $77.56.
5. Neil Diamond; $1,164,452; $107.38.
6. Ed Sheeran; $1,091,222; $63.71.
7. Bette Midler; $1,026,273; $122.59.
8. André Rieu; $843,722; $78.58.
9. Dave Matthews Band; $794,122; $59.43.
10. 5 Seconds Of Summer; $667,405; $49.16.
11. Ariana Grande; $616,185; $46.69.
12. Mark Knopfler; $578,732; $69.63.
13. Ricky Martin; $564,777; $71.87.
14. Jason Aldean; $541,195; $53.61.
15. Florida Georgia Line; $537,768; $45.45.
16. Eric Church; $537,192; $46.51.
17. Jerry Seinfeld; $323,223; $81.60.
18. Alt-J; $274,525; $46.40.
19. The Script; $237,588; $47.52.
20. Gabriel Iglesias; $224,251; $57.20.
A pair of clouded leopards prowl through their new home in the new "Islands" exhibit during a soft opening and press tour at the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium on Friday, June 26, 2015, in Pittsburgh. The new 22,000-square-foot exhibit features waterfalls, ponds, and both indoor and outdoor pools with underwater viewing opportunities. Endangered animals found on islands like Galapagos tortoises, Philippine crocodiles, Visayan warty pigs, and clouded leopards are featured. The exhibit is scheduled to open to the public Saturday.
Photo by Keith Srakocic
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