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Vertigo: The Mysterious McKittrick Hotel Vertigo: The Mysterious McKittrick Hotel

I’m in the middle of a rewatch of Vertigo, which is a visually appealing film in many respects, but the scenes at the real-life mansion used for the McKittrick Hotel are perhaps the most fascinating to me. Apparently the gorgeous interior shots were from within the real mansion’s walls as well, so the fact that it did…

Friday Miscellany Friday Miscellany

In 1954, July 26 marked the first public news reports of and, concurrently, the final military aerial action of the Hainan Incident. Little known today, the Hainan Incident set the stage for the international isolation of China from the United Nations and the world community. Three days earlier, on July 23, two…

Pink moon gonna get ye all... some covers Pink moon gonna get ye all... some covers

Dinosaur Jr. — “Just Like Heaven”

Janis Joplin - Me & Bobby McGee Janis Joplin - Me & Bobby McGee

In my childhood, this was something my dad would play somewhat often on an 8 track. I can still remember the ripples the label on the cassette had. That’s kind of weirdly specific memory, but there it is.

The YouTube Rabbit Hole: Phil Donahue and the Peter Criss Imposter -- 1991 The YouTube Rabbit Hole: Phil Donahue and the Peter Criss Imposter -- 1991

I wish I would have caught this on the original air date — I would have had time. I would likely have been enjoying my post-school snack of microwaved cheese and crackers. Is Donahue even still alive?

Hippies -- Must We Understand Them? Hippies -- Must We Understand Them?

An important question.

The Basement Tapes: Vol. III The Basement Tapes: Vol. III

Third and last volume here. This covers the “college years,” or basically approximately 1-3 years after everything in the first two posts. There were no bands to speak of, yet for recording it was somewhat of a prolific period.

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