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|December 23, 2005|
The Velvet Underground - Under Review
UK production company Chrome Dreams and Prism Films will release a new documentary titled The Velvet Underground - Under Review. The film features exclusive interviews with critics, authors, and band members and analyzes the band's musical roots and influences. Among the contributors are Clinton Heylin, Norm Dolph, Billy Name, Dean Wareham, Doug Yule, Moe Tucker, and others. The DVD will be available in March 2006.
[Source: Sal Mercuri]
|September 30, 2005|
Black Acetate: JOHN CALE
New John Cale album now available:
Black Acetate: John Cale
|May 28, 2005|
Paid 75 cents; Asking $40,000
"When he paid 75 cents at a Manhatten street sale for this shellacked aluminium record with a handwritten label, Montreal student Warren Hill had no idea it was a master recording of Lou Reed's legendary Velvet Underground that would go on to change the course of rock 'n' roll. Next month, James Adams reports, Hill's sensational find hits eBay -- with an opening bid of $40,000."
Read more at: http://www.theglobeandmail.com
|May 28, 2005|
John Cale has a new soundtrack CD released on the Syntax label in the UK on July 11th. Directed by CS Leigh the film and album are titled Process. The album is distributed by Cargo. Cale is also working on a film about Andy Warhol with Leigh.
|May 7, 2005|
Velvet Underground Gold
New 2-CD Velvet Underground collection to be released part of the Universal Double Disc Gold Series - available tuesday June 14, 2005.
This set includes previously unreleased original mixes of Stephanie Says and Temptation Inside Your Heart
Another Velvet Underground compilation entitled Chronicles is said to be released on one week later on June 21, 2005.
|May 1, 2005|
Velvet Underground - The ultimate rarity!
Record Collector UK magazine, issue 310, May 2005 has a 2-page Diggin' For Gold Special about The Velvet Underground first studio session acetate.
The article includes full story, track by track review, interview with producer Norman Dolph and label color photos.
[Special thanks: Kevin Chippendale]
|April 30, 2005|
Lost And Found
MOJO UK magazine, issue 138, May 2005 has feature about The Velvet Underground first studio session acetate with color picture of side I's label.
Same issue offers a 7-page article/interview with Lou Reed.
|August 18, 2004|
Nat Finkelstein - Defend Freedom
People for the American Way & Downtown for Democracy Present:
August 19-September 24, 2004
People for the American Way
Nat Finkelstein was a photographer with the photo agencies PIX and Black Star during the 1960s. He was a successful mainstream photojournalist, published in major media outlets. Nat is perhaps best known for his work with Andy Warhol as Warhol's 'unofficial' in-house photographer - these Warhol photographs are no recognized as some of the best photographic work of the 20th century.
In August 1965, Nat was assigned by Life Magazine to photograph protestors in Washington DC. The protest - known as the Assembly of Unrepresented Persons - was designed to link opposition to the Vietnam War with support for voting rights to create a broader peace and freedom movement. Urged on by a young woman holding a "DEFEND FREEDOM" sign, the protesters tried nonviolently to enter the Capitol to present a "Declaration of Peace." But police intervened and a melee ensued - with Nat Finkelstein there to capture every frame of it.
After the protest, Nat gave his negatives to a messenger from Life's Washington office. Those negatives promptly disappeared. For almost thirty years, they remained missing and this hole in the historical record persisted. But fortunately, the contact sheets of the images Nat captured that day were recently re-discovered. This exhibition marks their first public viewing.
At a time when Americans are deeply divided over a foreign war, self-proclaimed "patriots" attempt to stifle dissent and certain images (e.g. flag-draped coffins) are banned, Nat Finkelstein's photos from August 1965 are especially poignant. They are powerful reminders that the need for protest knows no historical period.
[Source: Elizabeth Finkelstein]
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