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Perkins Cobb
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#4576 Post by Perkins Cobb » Fri Jan 03, 2014 7:09 am

Something Weird founder Mike Vraney, of cancer at 56, according to Tim Lucas on Facebook.

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Mr. Deltoid
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#4578 Post by Mr. Deltoid » Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:11 pm

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.

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#4579 Post by Matt » Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:19 pm

It's terrible news. I hope that he made arrangements for stewardship of all the rare materials he owned.

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#4582 Post by hearthesilence » Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:07 pm

HA! I thought Fogerty put all that behind him, but I guess it's possible he's rocking out right now.

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#4583 Post by hearthesilence » Sat Jan 04, 2014 1:09 pm

flyonthewall2983 wrote:Phil Everly.
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.

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#4584 Post by flyonthewall2983 » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:12 pm

hearthesilence wrote:HA! I thought Fogerty put all that behind him, but I guess it's possible he's rocking out right now.
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".

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.


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#4586 Post by andyli » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:21 pm

Sir Run Run Shaw dies at the age of 106.

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#4587 Post by knives » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:24 pm

Damn, he's just like Fontaine where I thought he had been around so long I figured he'd never go.

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#4588 Post by Cold Bishop » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:26 pm

You can't say he didn't live a life. The guy was still officially working up until three years ago.

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#4589 Post by CSM126 » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:14 pm

Johnnie Mae Young, legendary pro wrestler, featured in the documentary Lipstick and Dynamite.

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#4590 Post by Perkins Cobb » Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:37 pm

CSM126 wrote:Johnnie Mae Young, legendary pro wrestler, featured in the documentary Lipstick and Dynamite.
Clicking this link now, it appears that Johnnie, like Al Goldstein before her, has temporarily rejoined the living.

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#4591 Post by willoneill » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:35 pm

Perkins Cobb wrote:
CSM126 wrote:Johnnie Mae Young, legendary pro wrestler, featured in the documentary Lipstick and Dynamite.
Clicking this link now, it appears that Johnnie, like Al Goldstein before her, has temporarily rejoined the living.
They only got a two-count on her.

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#4592 Post by Perkins Cobb » Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:40 pm

Amiri Baraka. See Dutchman, if you haven't.

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#4593 Post by hearthesilence » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:15 pm

Perkins Cobb wrote:Amiri Baraka. See Dutchman, if you haven't.
If I'm not mistaken, he appears in D.A. Pennebaker's 1 P.M. as well.

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#4594 Post by GaryC » Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:39 pm

Perkins Cobb wrote:Amiri Baraka. See Dutchman, if you haven't.
I haven't. There's a US DVD which I tried and failed to get hold a few years back, and it changes hands for silly money nowadays. It's a film that BFI Flipside might want to consider releasing on disc.

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#4595 Post by MichaelB » Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:22 pm

It's a British-made film, but I wouldn't have thought it was culturally British enough to qualify for a Flipside release.

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#4596 Post by Perkins Cobb » Sat Jan 11, 2014 3:55 pm


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#4598 Post by matrixschmatrix » Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:01 pm

Haha I don't disagree with you on this one particularly but that is a hell of way to start a shitstorm.

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#4599 Post by Mr Sausage » Sat Jan 11, 2014 7:44 pm

Why don't I just nip that shitstorm in the bud by saying any uncivil posts will be deleted immediately.

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#4600 Post by antnield » Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:41 pm

Animator Harold Whitaker.

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