Tag: TV

‘Treme’ And Tragedy In New Orleans

As a huge fan of both HBO’s The Wire and New Orleans the city, I await this Sunday’s premiere of Treme, Wire creator David Simon’s latest TV epic, with breathless, if not drooling, anticipation. But what a shock to learn that David Mills, a key writer/producer for both series, died suddenly yesterday in New Orleans…

Posted in Trends in Music and Society, Gulf Coast Recovery

Tiny Tim’s Ode To Climate Change

The inimitable Tiny Tim sings “The Other Side” to an audience of little kids in this mildly disturbing clip from a late-sixties Austalian TV special. “The ice caps are melting, the tide is rushing in,” he sings. “All the world is drowning, to wash away the sin.” The tune, prescient for its time, is from…

Posted in Sustainability and Climate Change

Pink Floyd Flies You To The Moon

On July 20, 1969, Pink Floyd jammed out am atmospheric psychedelic blues as live soundtrack to the first lunar landing. The music was for an episode of the Beeb’s “Omnibus” series titled “But What If It’s Made of Green Cheese?” The program aired before, during, and after coverage of the moon landing itself, and it…