Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Mal sets the controls for the heart of the Lone Star State, in an episode chock full of Texan rock n' roll genius from beyond the walls of Tyme: The Greatest Trips. Included in this episode are excerpts from our interviews with Roy Head, Ezra Charles, George Kinney, Jesse Sublett, and Joe 'King' Carrasco, as well as a mess o' fine 45s from yesterday and today. Presented in Living Monophonic Sound.
THE TWILIGHTERS: Nothing Can Bring Me Down
THE NERVEBREAKERS: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (bed)
KENNY AND THE KASUALS: Journey to Tyme
13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS: You Don't Know How Young You Are
THE RIPE: Dr. Strange
THE UGLY BEATS: Throw Me a Line
SONS OF HERCULES: Grow Up?
THE NERVEBREAKERS: My Girlfriend is a Rock
BLACK JOE LEWIS & THE HONEYBEARS: Sway
THE UGLY BEATS: Maximum Bumble (bed)
ROY HEAD: She's About a Mover/One More Time
THURSDAY'S CHILDREN: You'll Never Be My Girl/You Can Forget About That
THE GOLDEN DAWN: I'll Be Around/Tell Me Why
THE SKUNKS: Earthquake Shake/Gimme Some
JOE 'KING' CARRASCO & THE CROWNS: Let's Get Pretty/Caca de Vaca
KENNY AND THE KASUALS: Floating (bed)
ENDLE ST. CLOUD: Tell Me One More Time (What's Happening to Our World)
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Saturday, January 5, 2013
'Texas Chainsaw' man: Director Tobe Hooper on Leatherface, 'Lifeforce,' and more
Austin native Tobe Hooper is best known for writing and directing one of the most influential horror movies ever made, 1974's "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre." In conjunction with the release of "Texas Chainsaw 3D," the latest entry in the controversial franchise, Hooper sat down with the Austin Classic Movies Examiner to discuss the new film, his career, and his beginnings as a filmmaker in the late '60s.
"I was in Austin, making a lot of TV commercials, PSAs, documentaries. We had a little company called Film House, about five of us. We could even do post-production, although we had to get the 16-millimeter film developed in Dallas or over at channel seven. We did Farrah Fawcett's first professional work...We made a film called 'Eggshells' [a restored version screened at the 2009 South by Southwest Film Festival], a true hippie film, from the sandals up! It was about the beginning and end of a subculture."