Sunday, January 31, 2010

Farber On Film

Anyone who loves the film criticism and art of Manny Farber should watch this recent San Diego celebration of Farber On Film, edited by Robert Polito, with, amongst others, Polito and Farber's long-time partner, Patricia Patterson:

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Bobby Charles

I've always admired Bobby's singing and song-writing. But could this really be the only video footage we have of him- an out-take from the Band's Last Waltz:

Friday, January 22, 2010

Django will be 100 years old tomorrow, Saturday, January 23rd. And he sounds as good as ever.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Three of my current favorites

Craig Ventresco- One of the best ragtime players around. Catch him in San Francisco. Here he is playing Summertime Rag:

The Sweet Hollywaiians- From Japan. These are some of the best practioners of old time Hawaiian swing that you're going to find anywhere. Watch out because they're coming to Europe:

Rainer Ptacek- from back in the 1980s, with a nice version of Robert Johnson's Me and the Devil: