A subforum to discuss film culture and criticism both old and new, as well as memorializing public figures we've lost.
- Mr. Deltoid
- Joined: Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:32 am
Gutted at the news of Mike Vraneys passing. Something Weird is/was a superb label, offering a window into a hidden slipstream of cinema that was virtually unknown to me then (19 years old when I brought the superb Beauties & Beasties box-set), but one that now feels as familiar to me as anything I was taught at film school. I own a ridiculous amount of SWV titles, with a good few still unwatched, but the amount of love and enthusiasm that went into each release is always evident (watched Monsters Crashed the Pyjama Party before Xmas and that release is a pure labor of love, a nostalgic and pretty innovative attempt to redefine the potential of the DVD format). I'll always be grateful for Vraney for introducing me to this flipside of American cinema; Wishman, Mahon, Milligan, Lewis, Freidman, Friedel etc.My thoughts are with his family.
- Joined: Fri Mar 04, 2005 4:22 am
- Location: NYC
I didn't realize he was sick. I had been revisiting the Everlys later, partly because of that awful tribute album by Armstrong and Jones. (They could've at least picked a better album to cover like Roots or their debut.) I was actually wondering if they were doing anything lately.flyonthewall2983 wrote:Phil Everly.
- Joined: Mon Jun 27, 2005 3:31 pm
- Location: Indiana
He seems to have little bitterness about it all now (he even spoke about reuniting with the surviving CCR members, but they still hold their own grudge it seems), especially since he started doing his old songs in concert again. How much of that extended to Saul I don't know, but I wouldn't blame him for still holding a little grudge. On top of the indignity of having to be sued for sounding like himself, I do remember the special he did on VH1 where he said his brother Tom's last words to John before he died was that "Saul Zaentz is my best friend".hearthesilence wrote:HA! I thought Fogerty put all that behind him, but I guess it's possible he's rocking out right now.
EDIT: I guess he is rocking out...
Based on Facebook and Twitter posts on his official pages following the news of Zaentz’s death last night, Fogerty is hardly in a forgiving mood. Instead, he simply posted a link to the official ‘Vanz Can’t Dance’ video, complete with animated dancing pigs.
- Joined: Thu Aug 16, 2007 7:30 pm
- Location: Texas
- Joined: Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:10 am
- Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
- Joined: Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:56 pm
- Location: Aldershot, Hampshire, UK
- Donald Brown
- Joined: Tue Nov 02, 2004 3:21 pm
- Location: a long the riverrun