Friday, August 03, 2007

Autumn Leaves

These are the reviews
and other assignments
I'm working on this month.

Amazon CDs: Colbie Caillat - Coco.

Amazon DVDs: Pet Shop Boys - Cubism In Concert, Small Town
Gay Bar
, Demetri Martin - Person,
and The Naked Brothers Band - Battle of the Bands.

Resonance Film: The current issue features an interview with Stephen Kijak (30 Century Man) and a DVD review of Radio On.

Resonance Lit: Paul Drummond - Eye Mind:
The Saga of Roky Erickson and the 13th Floor
Elevators, the Pioneers of Psychedelic Sound.



Seattle Sound: The current issue features an interview with
John Sayles and a sidebar on the Honeydripper All-Star Band.

Siffblog: Lights in the Dusk, Bamako, This Is Gary McFarland, Godard's Pierrot le Fou, You're Gonna Miss Me (because I can't
get enough Roky...), the full text of the John Sayles transcript,
and an interview with John Scheinfeld concludes. Also, updat-
ed versions of an interview with Michel Gondry, Le Petit Lieu-
tenant
, Danielson: A Family Movie, El Aura, Matthew Barney-
No Restraint
, Tonite Let's All Make Love in London, The Fall,
Malfunkshun, Mysterious Skin, 4, Frozen, Murderball, Boats
out of Watermelon Rinds, The Dying Gaul, The Aristocrats
.

Steadycam: The current is-
sue features my 2006 Top 30.


"Autumn Leaves" is a much-recorded popular song. Originally a 1945 French song, "Les feuilles mortes" (literally "The Dead Leaves"), with music by Joseph Kosma and lyrics by poet Jacques Prévert, English lyrics were written in 1949 by the American songwriter Johnny Mercer. It has become a pop standard and a jazz standard in both languages, and as an instrumental. "Les feuilles mortes" was introduced by Yves Montand in 1946 for the film Les Portes de la Nuit.
-- Wikipedia entry on "Autumn Leaves"



Endnote: This August marks my least profitable month ever as
a freelancer (plus I got a root canal). Yves Montand image from Wikipedia and Susan Ogilvie painting from Scott Milo Gallery.

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