Category Archives: Music

The Great 1980s Movie/Music Video Crossover

Lots of famous film directors have directed lots of famous music videos*, but in the 1980s a perfect confluence of talent, cocaine and nascent synergy produced some truly singular music video tie-ins, made by and often starring the directors of the … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW: David Julian Leonard on Big Star: Live In Memphis

Big Star: Live In Memphis is screening at GFT on Thursday 07/08. Filmmaker and photographer David Julian Leonard edited the concert film from footage that had been left in a cupboard for almost 20 years. Filmed in 1994 at one of Big Star’s first reunion … Continue reading

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Blogging for Glasgow Film Festival 2013

In February, which admittedly was fucking ages ago now, I was the official blogger for Glasgow Film Festival 2013. This was my third year writing for the festival’s website and the first with an official lanyard (see above). Unfortunately, I … Continue reading

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1967 Computer Music, Produced In Glasgow

I found this record, snappily entitled A Small Computer Plays Some Samples Of Mozart’s Dice-Composition Music, in Oxfam Music on Byres Road, Glasgow, in late 2012. The sleeve suggested it was produced in Glasgow, in 1967. In 1962, Bell Laboratories … Continue reading

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