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Monthly archive August, 2009

Stan Brakhage

Eye Myth, 1972and from 1963

VW takes on the gas shortage


ConvoyWhite Line Fever

Have a ball: Gadji beri bimba

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1973 “Sorry Out of Gas”

Green is not a straight line:

70s classics Boogie

Blame it on…Boogie Nights Heatwave – Boogie NightsUploaded by papafonk. – Watch more music videos, in HD! Boogie Wonderland…

Girl Rock


1975 Chrylser Newport

Yup, your big Chrysler just seems to smooth out rocks…unbelievable power steering, smooth. Sleep like a baby.

What’s Mobile doing about it?


1975 was a good year for cars…

Corinthian leather! Who knew. From 1975. Apparently this is Kate Eichorn’s first car. and Farrah Fawcett for the Cougar

Hotel California

There was no escaping this, the first song every teenage boy learned to play… Eagles – Hotel California 1979 (Live)envoyé par rooroo. – Regardez d’autres vidéos de musique.

How I learned to drive…

All the car scenes from Smokey and the Bandit…1977

Nicole Brossard & Fred Wah

The National Poetry Foundation had a conference on the poetry of the 1970s last year. There are many conference reports up on the site now. But I’ll offer you a brief reading by Wah & Brossard, two poets that were very active in the 70s. And still are. The conference corresponded with Steve Evans Course,...

Burn baby burn

Burn, baby

The disaster movie

The 70s was the decade of the disaster film, no? Boats sinking, The Poseidon AdventureIn which Gene Hackman and Shelley Winters rule

Fox & Fluevog

Fox & Fluevog was a Canadian affair (now simply Fluevog). John Fluevog grew up in Vancouver. Wiki, master of all knowledge, has the following to say of the shoe duo:“In 1970, he joined forces with fellow co-worker Peter Fox to start up their own shoestore in historic Gastown. The partnership, known simply as “Fox and...


This is from January 1980…

Talking Heads

Early Talking Heads from TALKING HEADS: 77 . They had three albums in the last three years of the 70s, More Songs About Building and Food 1978, featuring the cover “Take Me to the River,” and Fear of Music, 1979. Remain in the Light appeared in 1980.Can’t quite get over how wholesome they all look...

pre punk

Iggy Pop Lust for LifeIggy on the CBC circa 1977“I’m not that great…” “This is serious…I’m serious about what I do…”

Fred Wah

from Breathing My Name With a Sigh are origins magnetic lines across an oceanmigrations of genetic spume or holes, darkmysteries within which I carry further into the Worldthrough blond and blue-eyed progeny father’s fathersclan-name Wah from Canton east across the bridgesstill or could it all be lateral craving hintedin the bioplasmic cloud of simple other...

…is in the air

(But not over on Harriet.) Never enough for me…here’s John Paul Young from 1978 and perhaps it takes the cheese prize. I’ll take the cheese prize, why not. I watched Strictly Ballroom again last night–I love the broad strokes in this instance. And I couldn’t help watching it as an allegory for the poetry world....


HairStockard ChanningUm, that would be Elton

classic novelty disco

Ring my bellBad GirlsShirley and Company


KraftwerkWe are the robots…from 1977here’s a wacky video for Das Modelland how about a little Radioactivity

The Runaways

With a young Joan Jett (or she who appears to never age) also recommended by Anne Boyer