Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Chris Port Blog #58: Complete list of video/audio links

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Complete list of video/audio links

Marty Gull Song #1. The Ballad of Tippi Marsh

Ute Lemper - Mack The Knife (Elizabeth Taylor)

Ute Lemper performs "Die Moritat von Meckie Messer"

Mack The Knife Ute Lemper video

Hildegard Knef. Meckie Messer 1963

Marianne Faithfull - Mack the Knife

Mack The Knife - Jimmie Dale Gilmore

Louis Armstrong - Mack The Knife - 1959

Ella Fitzgerald - Mack The Knife High quality

Mack The Knife - Robbie Williams Live at The Royal Albert

Mack The Knife - Kevin Spacey as Bobby Darin

Mack The Knife-Dinah Shore & Pearl Bailey Sing

Liberace Show Mack the Knife

Mack the Knife Sung by Lotte Lenya

Ernie Kovacs - "Mack the Knife" without O-scope / Blackout Ending with The Nairobi Trio

Mack The Knife (original)

Mack the Knife - Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Buffett

The Flick Knife Song (Moritat).

Marty Gull Song #3. Foolish Teacher!

Big Spender! from Sweet Charity

Marty Gull Song #4. The Unteachable Star!

The Impossible Dream from Man of La Mancha

Marty Gull Song #5. Thank Music For Silly Girls!

Thank Heaven For Little Girls from Gigi

Marty Gull Song #6. I Don’t Know How To Teach Her 

I Don't Know How To Love Him from Jesus Christ Superstar

Marty Gull Song #7. Judy Garland

Memory from Cats

Marty Gull Song #9. The Teacher’s Song

The Cannon Song from The Threepenny Opera

Marty Gull Song #10. Well Start A Rumour

"Did you ever?" from High Society

Marty Gull Song #11. You’ve Got To Kick A Teacher Or Two

You've Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two from Oliver

Marty Gull Song #12. Send In The Spies

Send In The Clowns from A Little Night Music

Marty Gull Song #13. How To Stifle A Writer

How To Handle A Woman from Camelot

Marty Gull Song #14. The Old Southside

America from West Side Story

Marty Gull Song #15. There’s No Business Like Big Business

There's No Business Like Show Business

Marty Gull Song #16. Over A Chip Shop

Marty Gull Song #17. Showtime For Nazis

Springtime for Hitler from The Producers

Marty Gull Song #18. Education’s Pointless

Suicide is Painless from M*A*S*H

Marty Gull Song #19. The House of the Architects

House of the Rising Sun by the Animals

Marty Gull Song #20. Hate Destroys Everything

Michael Ball singing ‘Love Changes Everything’

Marty Gull Song #21. Madness

Memory from Cats sang by Elanie Paige

Marty Gull Song #22. Don’t Lie To Me Cavatina

Don't Cry For Me Argentina from Evita sang by Elaine Paige

Marty Gull Song #23. See You Next Tuesday

I Don’t Like Mondays video by The Boomtown Rats

Anime Girls - I Don't Like Mondays!

I Don't Like Mondays - Ukulele Cover

Marty Gull Song #24. Chick Argot Tango

Cell Block Tango from Chicago

Marty Gull Song #25. Marty Gull

23rd Psalm (The Lord's My Shepherd) from Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence


'Vincent - Starry, Starry Night', Don McLean, 1971 

Rufus Wainwright sings "Get Happy" at Glastonbury 2007

Musical entertainment, Southside seafront style...

I haven't laughed at Barbarella in AGES "Wretched, wretched girl!"
Lonely Planet (The The / Bill Hicks)
I really liked Across the Universe (very intelligent musical. They weaved a story of love and loss in the 60s around the Beatles' song catalogue. Great song interpretations, really imaginative dance scenes. A gritty improvement on Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge.
Strawberry Fields Forever

"Poems, everybody! The laddie reckons himself a poet!"
(Pink Floyd: Another Brick In The Wall)

Doctor Who:The Edge of Destruction (February 1964).

Episode 1

Episode 2

Fifty Shades of Grey Parody

A Conversation With My 12 Year Old Self

I think I prefer Warwick's version of this lady killer song to Bassey's though...
Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Seance On A Wet Afternoon

Doctor Poo

I can never make up my mind if this is racist. But even if it is, I don't think it matters much with Spike...

Pakistani Daleks
And for a balanced diet...

The American People Are Angry

Tim Minchin Performs the Doctor Who Theme at BBC Comedy Proms

Death - Course Introduction

Suicide, Part I: The Rationality of Suicide

Suicide, Part II: Deciding Under Uncertainty

Shark funk weather. Lalo Schifrin's version of Jaws - the Dirty Harry of the deep, blowin' away scumbag surfers with his .44 Magnum grin. If sharks could wear flares and jive like Huggy Bear, they'd swim to this.

I was always a bit edgy on school trips...

Lust For Life Trailer

An excellent example of proto-metamodernism…

John Cleese on Creativity
Fluffy Nice Things, John Bulley's art exhibition at Southend Library. Good to see some masculine art, juxtaposing naievete with cynicism, boys' toys with men's crimes, bourgeois tweeness with industrialised mass murder. I think it's metamodernist, oscillating between playfulness and anger. I particularly like the Bob Diamond canvas which has become an improvised hate relief doll. We’re invited to graffiti, deface and slash it. I want it to be larger than life, full-bodied, with more three-dimensional depth and gunk, so I can really express my anger. Metamodernist art needs anger and humour. This has both.

Fluffy Nice Things

Mother Died is an excellent indie zombie short by Norfolk Bloody Cuts. This is the sort of art I'd like to see more of in Horror-on-Sea...

Summertime with Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong

Mesmerizing BBC4 documentary, Gershwin's Summertime: The Song That Conquered the World

Unusual arrangement for Summertime. One of the all-time great songs, and one of the most covered songs in history.

Cookie Monster sings Tom Waits God's Away on Business

Judgment at Nuremberg (1961) Full movie

“For love of country…”

In these days of corporate sport, why is Rollerball not in the Olympic Games?

“The game was created to demonstrate the futility of individual effort…”

In memory of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. 'Enola Gay' was the name of the plane that dropped the bomb. It was named by the pilot after his mother. The bomb itself was called 'Little Boy'. It killed approximately 70,000 people. Burns, radiation and disease subsequently killed between 100,000 and 200,000 people.

Enola Gay by OMD

Dark Star

Dalek Relaxation Tape

Are you a Thal spy...?

The refreshingly blunt Aussie art critic Robert Hughes who sadly passed away recently.

Robert Hughes: The Business of Art. Damien Hirst is all hype

I found all 8 episodes of his 1980 series The Shock of the New on YouTube, addressing the development of modern art since the Impressionists.

The Shock of the New, Episode 1, The Mechanical Paradise

The Shock of the New, Episode 2, The Powers that Be

The Shock of the New, Episode 3, The Landscape of Pleasure

The Shock of the New, Episode 4, Trouble in Utopia

The Shock of the New, Episode 5, The Threshold of Liberty

The Shock of the New, Episode 6, The View from the Edge

The Shock of the New, Episode 7, Culture as Nature

The Shock of the New, Episode 8, The Future that Was

More from the sadly missed Robert Hughes. His 2008 documentary, The Mona Lisa Curse, is a damning indictment of how big money has debased art. What good is art now?

"I’ve seen with growing disgust the fictionalization of art, the vast inflation of pr
ices, and the effect of this upon artists and museums. The entanglement of big money with art has become a curse on how art is made, controlled and, above all, in the way that it’s experienced. And this curse has infected the entire art world."

The Mona Lisa Curse, 1 of 6

The Mona Lisa Curse, 2 of 6

The Mona Lisa Curse, 3 of 6

The Mona Lisa Curse, 4 of 6

The Mona Lisa Curse, 5 of 6

The Mona Lisa Curse, 6 of 6

Van Morrison's version of Richard Cory. Rougher than Simon & Garfunkel's excellent original, but these are rough times...

Richard Cory

They say that Richard Cory owns one half of this whole town,
With political connections to spread his wealth around.
Born into society, a banker's only child,
He had everything a man could want: power, grace, and style.

But I work in his factory
And I curse the life I'm living
And I curse my poverty
And I wish that I could be,
Oh, I wish that I could be,
Oh, I wish that I could be
Richard Cory.

The papers print his picture almost everywhere he goes:
Richard Cory at the opera, Richard Cory at a show.
And the rumor of his parties and the orgies on his yacht!
Oh, he surely must be happy with everything he's got.

But I work in his factory
And I curse the life I'm living
And I curse my poverty
And I wish that I could be,
Oh, I wish that I could be,
Oh, I wish that I could be
Richard Cory.

He freely gave to charity, he had the common touch,
And they were grateful for his patronage and thanked him very much,
So my mind was filled with wonder when the evening headlines read:
"Richard Cory went home last night and put a bullet through his head."

But I work in his factory
And I curse the life I'm living
And I curse my poverty
And I wish that I could be,
Oh, I wish that I could be,
Oh, I wish that I could be
Richard Cory.

Sir Christopher Lee, one of the all-time great horror actors, is a man of many other talents. At 90 years-old, he's released a metal album.

He's also trained as an operatic bass-baritone singer. Here he is as a fascist megalomaniac singing Name Your Poison (actually, during World War 2, he served with the Special Operations Executive).

Name Your Poison

Mai Tai say that I'm Old Fashioned,
Tres Vin Ordinaire
That I want a fresh Manhattan
With white anglo-saxons everywhere?
A Black Russian's no Pink Lady
Give her a Singapore Sling.
And Moscow Mule is not your baby
So Highball the Vodka, and name your sting
Be a big shot, with a Bullshot
Be a schwein mit der Wein
Have a short, or a port, or a snort, of any sort.
Asti Spumante . Uno Chianti.

Are divine!

I got some economic Hocks,
A Gin and Tonic on the rocks.
Where Angels fear to tread, I say-
Choose your booze! Let's hit the red-eye!
Think of young Deanna Durbin,
And how she sung on Rum and Bourbon.
Or enhance your luncheon hour
With a Planter's Punch,
And a Whiskey Sour
If you feel like a wreck,
Try a Horse's Neck
Or a Sherry with a cherry in the new fun size-

If you don't name your poison
I'll have to get the boys in
The spirit of adventure opens ones eyes
If you don't name your poison
I'll have to get the boys in
And you'll never see another Tequila Sunrise

Live happily ever after
With a Chablis and some laughter.
Between the Sheets is lovely
With a dizzy blonde and a bottle of bubbly
There's nothing sicker in society
Than a lack of liquor and sobriety
So! Down the hatch. Here's mud in your eye!
Take a bracer with a chaser, wash it down with rye!
Bottoms up, stirrup cup!
It'll put you in the pink.

And all you have to do is

Drink, Drink...

Joe Jackson, Sunday Papers

Joe Jackson, Got The Time

Noam Chomsky, The Corporate Attack on Education Dogs of the Pacific

Wow. Education for Death: The Making of the Nazi is a short Disney propaganda film. It was released in 1943. Amazing how they predicted the rise of Herr Goveballs and the Ofstedpolizei.
Education for Death: The Making of the Nazi

"Hans' school teacher is about to give the class a little lesson in natural history. Now let's see what they learned from this little lesson. He said 'the poor rabbit'! Is he out of his mind? What would the Führer think of such a stupid answer? What would Herr Göring say? And Herr Goebbels? Now then, who can give the correct answer? 'The world belongs to the strong!' 'And to the brutal!' 'The rabbit is a coward and deserves to die!' They spit on the rabbit. He hates the rabbit. There is no room for weaklings. Hans is learning fast. My, how he hates that rabbit. Hans has come around to the correct Nazi way of thinking. Nice going eh, Adolf?"

The 70s are back. Choose your side...

The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin - Forces of anarchy

I've always loved John Barry's 007 theme. It's like manically rowing a slave galley through a traffic jam of taxi cabs. Or maybe that's just me...

From Russia With Love Score ''007 Takes The Lektor''

Film review: "Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now is one of the greatest artistic achievements of the twentieth century…"

Yes, I think that's fair. I'd place Apocalypse Now at the opposite end of the spectrum to 2001: A Space Odyssey. This ten minute film review only skims the surface.

These films will still be analyzed for centuries to come (assuming humanity survives - and Gove is finally defeated).

Kubrick's forensic 'Human Dream', and Coppola's operatic 'American Nightmare' - the Mozart and Wagner of cinema… Impressive achievements for an art form that was less than a century old.

We went from the first airplane to the moon over roughly the same period - and into the Heart of Darkness...

Apocalypse Now - Classic Film Review by mwhite148

Well done, Felix. A white knuckle ride. Welcome back.

This is Major Tom to Ground Control
I'm stepping through the door
And I'm floating in a most peculiar way
And the stars look very different today

For here
Am I sitting in a tin can
Far above the world
Planet Earth is blue
And there's nothing I can do...

Space Oddity (David Bowie)

She finally finds Billy down at the Italian cafe
When he's drunk it's hard to understand what Billy says
But then he mumbles in his coffee and suddenly roars
"It's a rat trap Judy, and we've been caught...

Rat Trap (Boomtown Rats)
Worth a look. In a world of tedious airheads, it's reassuring to remember that one of the greatest horror/sci-fi stories of all time was written by a 19 year old girl nearly 200 years ago (holed up with the pop stars of her age). The current Danny Boyle / National Theatre stage adaptation looks fascinating too. Literature / film / theatre crossover is definitely the way ahead :)

Frankenstein: A Modern Myth Channel 4 (Full)

Still on the subject of Frankenstein, just found this recently posted on You Tube. One of my favourite films - Gods and Monsters.

Gods and Monsters

Difficult to do this film justice with a plot summary. It's a fictionalized account of the dying days of James Whale, the gay director of the 1930s Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein. But it's mainly about the performances of Ian McKellen and Brendan Fraser. Monsters in the rain, and friendship. Well worth two and a half hours of your life.

Oh what a perfect day to walk around Southend. The The style.


Top Tracks for The The

Secret State is worth a sneaky peek if you haven't seen it yet. Political conspiracy thriller with Gabriel Byrne as a heroic, cloak and dagger Prime Minister fighting the forces of corporate evil. I'd vote for him.

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Also worth a sneaky peek. The 1988 political conspiracy thriller A Very British Coup with Ray McAnally as a sturdily socialist Prime Minister fighting the forces of right-wing evil.

Episodes 1 & 2

Episode 3

If you didn't catch it, I highly recommend The Fear. Set in Brighton, but feels quite Southendish too. An old school gangster fights a seaside turf war with immigrant Albanians while his mind falls apart with dementia. Great bleak performance from Peter Mullan. Utterly unsentimental, yet still gains your pity.

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

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