British television has become an obsession of mine lately. This probably dates back to my childhood, when I would spend hours strangling the rabbit ears on my father’s TV set, desperately trying to tune in Doctor Who on PBS. Nowadays almost every obscure overseas program can be either rented, streamed or downloaded. You can say the floodgates have been opened. More Anglophile ranting
Archive for June, 2011
I’ve been enjoying the films of Sergio Corbucci, Enzo Castellari and Jean Rollin that are available on Netflix streaming. Also watching a lot of British TV shows old and new: George Gently, The Omega Factor, Doc Martin, etc.
Sloan and Swervedriver were both great as usual. I think I’ve seen enough of the old favorites lately; time for some new bands to step up to the plate.
Speaking of which, I interviewed my friend Steve’s band The Library is on Fire and my friend Tim’s band The Archive. Friday night I’m going to see Magic Mirror, Exploding Flowers and DJ Tami at Casey’s Irish Pub. It’s gonna be a beer-soaked evening of psychedelic madness, if I have anything to say about it!