Best known as one of the founders of cyberpunk for his novel City Come A-Walkin' (1980)
and as principal screenwriter of the cult classic film, The Crow,
Embrace, 1996) has a reputation as one of the darkest, edgiest, boldest writers
Kellerman isn't just an Edgar Award-winning thriller
writer, he's a prominent child psychologist, and it shows in Billy
The hero is a 12-year-old runaway whose sharp mind and straitlaced moral sense make him
fit to survive the lurid jungles of Hollywood. One night hiding in Griffith Park, Billy
witnesses the butchering of Lisa Ramsey, the cokehead ex-wife of Cart Ramsey, a crummy
actor-golfer once busted for pummeling Lisa. Did Cart knife Lisa, or was it his pathetic
old football sidekick Greg Balch?
David Bowie - Hours The White Duke is truly back! And what a gorgeous homecoming it is. In Hours,
he incorporates trip-hop, ambient, synth-pop, glam, and a couple other styles. David
Bowie has indeed mastered the art of rejuvenalization and pushing the boundaries
of musical genius to infinite dimensions. Another classic from an artist who is still
Story Great songs and some incredible guitar playing. Including the oldies Dark
End of the Street and A Wing and a Prayer. It's a prime example of
the future soundtrack work and the cultural melting pot that Ry Cooder
has refined into an ecclectic style all his own. It has some really silky slide
Take early Frank Zappa, take away the avant/classical and
substitute it with blues, and that might give you a fair idea of what Captain
Beefheart sounds like. Infinitely easier to listen to than transcribe. The band's
"tightness" ranges from loose to completely free. Totally unique. Overwhelmingly
imaginative. Superb lyrics. A fresh outlook on life, the universe
and everything. Captain Beefheart himself (real name: Don van
Vliet) is, according to my latest information, retired from music and living out west--the
desert in Arizona, if I'm not mistaken.
prolific (over 50 books) and protean Burgess (1917-93), author of such
amazingly varied fictions as Enderby (1967), Napoleon Symphony (1974),
and A Dead Man in Deptford (1995), left this rambunctious 'novel in verse'
completed at his death. Borrowing both Byron's ottava rima and
the nine-line stanza Spenser employed in The Faerie Queen
(and throwing in a few sonnets for good measure), Burgess's anonymous
narrator celebrates and regrets the gluttonous life indulged by his Falstaffian
subject--an Irish Don Juan if there ever was one. The eponymous Michael Byrne achieves
fame as artist, composer, and cocksman as he beds willing women and fathers disgruntled
children, surviving political and erotic dangers in Hitler's Germany before disappearing into the Far East, and legend. The
"fruits of his insemination'' pursue their own dreams and flee their own demons (one
is a priest, another author apocalyptic reunion with their Aged (and Unregenerate) Parent.
Punk terrorists and Muslim fanatics bent on dishonoring Dante
Alighieri also join in this word-drunk romp, which is
distinguished by literally dozens of ingeniously brilliant comic rhymes: SS-men boozily
strutting their stuff express "the joy of being drunk and Aryan./Though
Hitler was a teetotalitarian,'' and an enlightened defense of the maligned
Albert Einstein becomes "How
the hell has his Jewishness impaired/The formula E=Mc2?'' It isn't easy to stop
, July 15, 1997)
"Completed shortly before his death in 1993, Byrne
demonstrates that not only was Burgess's artistry undiminished at the end but it was still
growing. Many of his books have an experimental shape, but none is more boldly designed
which unfolds in an entirely new form for the verse novel." (Dana Gioia, New
A Confederate General reads like the best of the beat writers, evoking the
Kerouak and Cassidy. Dreaming of Babylon is an
unique mystery in the good tradition of the American "noir". The
Hawkline Monster will take you aback. It's the tale of two professional killers hired
to kill a supposed monster...
Harrison Ford, Sean Young, Daryl Hannah, Rutger Hauer, et al. Director: Ridley Scott Edition Details:DVD
Region 1 encoding (for use in US and Canada only)
Loosely based on Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Ex-cop Roy Batty (Harrison Ford) in 21st-century Los Angeles is forced out of retirement
to track down androids (or "replicants") who have mutinied in space and made
their way to our planet. Seeing their heroic struggle against an inhuman system, Batty
ultimately falls in love with one of them. A spectacular futuristic vision, with
Los Angeles as a dark and rainy metropolis...
Starring: Richard Pryor, Harvey
Keitel, Yaphet Kotto Director: Paul Schrader DVD - Region 1 encoding
Commentary by director Paul Schrader and journalist Maitland McDonagh
Widescreen anamorphic format
Forgotten Classic that Deserves more props. Pryor, Keitel, and Kotto deliver strong
performances as auto workers who find that it isn't just management ripping them off -
it's their own union. Schrader's directing debut.
Besides being a great screwdriver, it also can act as a drill (if you get the right bits). Since it has two speeds, you can drill holes at a quick speed, then use the slower speed when you're using the screwdriver part. It also has a handy tape measure inside for quick, last minute measuring.