Friday, December 13, 2013

What the Hell Was Going on in the '70s Vol. 2

You think child beauty pageants are creepy? Okay, you're right. But so is this commercial from the '70s. And the perfume smelled like baby powder. Fetish much? (And lest we forget the recent Dakota Fanning debacle). And in a little seventies hangover from 1981 we have Brooke Shield's Calvin Klein commercial:

"New" Johnny Cash Album: Out Among the Stars

Legacy Recordings will issue recently discovered never before released Johnny Cash recordings in the new year - March 25, 2014. The twelve tracks are not demos and were originally recorded in Nashville, Tennessee at Columbia Studios in 1981 and 1111 Sound Studios in 1984 and produced by Billy Sherrill. The album will include duets with June Carter Cash and Waylon Jennings. Featured are Marty Stuart on guitar and mandolin and Nashville A-Team members Jerry Kennedy (guitar), Pete Drake (steel guitar), Hargus "Pig" Robbins (piano) and Henry Strzelecki (bass). Regarding the discovery of these songs, son John Carter Cash said "When my parents passed away, it became necessary to go through this material." And "We found these recordings that were produced by Billy Sherrill in the early 1980s…they were beautiful." Johnny Cash Out Among The Stars track listing: 1. Out Among The Stars 2. Baby Ride Easy - duet with June Carter Cash 3. She Used To Love Me A Lot 4. After All 5. I'm Movin' On - duet with Waylon Jennings 6. If I Told You Who It Was 7. Call Your Mother (written by Johnny Cash) 8. I Drove Her Out Of My Mind 9. Tennessee 10. Rock and Roll Shoes 11. Don't You Think It's Come Our Time - duet with June Carter Cash 12. I Came To Believe (written by Johnny Cash) Pre-order at Amazon or Itunes

Zoe Cassavetes: Day Out of Days

Writer/director Zoe Cassavetes and producers Kate Roughan and Gina Kwon speak about their new film Day Out of Days and recent crowd funding. According to Fund Anything the film is about "A once well-known actress who struggles to maintain her sanity and dignity in the obstacle course known as Hollywood." The project has raised just shy of $50,000. And this seems rather bizarre to me, but if you donate one dollar you receive the opportunity to help Cassavetes promote the film via blog Facebook or Twitter. I'll just promote the project and save a dollar, how about that? Mama got to pay her rent.