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Brightness in the Dark

The Bronx 1977. Buildings are burning down, gangs are running rampant through the streets, and Ed Koch is fighting to win the New York City mayoral election over Beame who has run the city into virtual bankruptcy. 293 weitere Wörter

Film

The motherflippin' Get Down

First, I must apologise for my relative silence over the summer period. Any excuse would seem disingenuous, so I’ll keep the explaining to a minimum. In an odd kind of way, summer can be a pretty dead time in terms of music. 629 weitere Wörter

Obsessions

The Get Down - Not off on the good foot

Baz Luhrmann, the Australian director/writer/producer, more commonly known for his epic swathes of glitz and colour, camp extravaganzas and flamboyant, ambitious panoramas in such over-blown and lavishly styled productions as Moulin Rouge, The Great Gatsby, Strictly Ballroom and Australia, takes the helm for the pilot episode of a new 12 part Netflix series, The Get Down, chronicling the birth and rise and rise of Hip Hop from its earliest beginnings in the broke and broken, battle-scarred and crime-ridden New York City of the early 1970s and beyond, to its pre-eminence as a dominant force – a billion dollar art form – in the musical landscape some 40 years on. 2.051 weitere Wörter

MUSICMEANSSOMETHING

Friday Nights at the AGO.

The Art Gallery of Ontario continues offers an AGO Friday Nights series, staying open until 9 pm on Fridays to extend visitors’ opportunity to learn from expert guest speakers, participate in hands on demonstrations, indulge in drinks and appetizers, and enjoy live music. 65 weitere Wörter

Published Works

Review – The Get Down Part 1

IMDB Summary:

The Get Down focuses on 1970s New York City – broken down and beaten up, violent, cash strapped — dying. Consigned to rubble, a rag-tag crew of South Bronx teenagers are nothings and nobodies with no one to shelter them – except each other, armed only with verbal games, improvised dance steps, some magic markers and spray cans. 981 weitere Wörter

Series Review

Play it, Sam

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Or, as they say in the current lingo, “‘sup fam”?

I am Professor T. Cacophonous Cowbell and I have been invited to supplement your text in this little course called Musical History. 642 weitere Wörter

History