20 April 2013

Randy Newman: "Rider in the Rain" (1977)

Randy Newman took a shot, for a while, at being the great American songwriter / storyteller. I guess it wasn't payin' the bills so he took his talents to Hollywood. In many ways, our loss.

For example, from his 1977 album Little Criminals:

06 April 2013

Television Pioneer in Movie Criticism Passes: Roger Ebert (1942 - 2013)

In my case, indeed for much of my generation, we grew up watching Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert debate the merits of new films on TV. The last of these two pioneers are now in a movie palace in the sky.

Rest in peace,
Robert Ebert