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The Late Movies: Coney Island Soundtrack

On this date in 1927, the historic Cyclone roller coaster opened at Coney Island. (You could ride it for 25 cents back then. Now it’s eight bucks a person!) The Cyclone was declared a New York City landmark on July 12, 1988, and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 26, [...]

A Collection Of Rock Star Appearances In Animation

(YouTube Link) This collection of rock star appearances in animation is fun to watch, and may turn you on to some sweet cartoons you’ve never heard of, like this clip from Rock & Rule featuring Lou Reed performing “My Name Is Mok”. Iggy Pop, Debbie Harry, Tom Petty, Marilyn Manson and Donnie Osmond all make guest appearances [...]

The Late Movies: Guess the Theme 31

It’s time once again for the game that is, given the autumnal season, raking its way across the nation: GUESS THE THEME! All the clips below having something in common. Leave your best guesses in the comments. Janis Joplin – Me & Bobby McGee Peter Gabriel – In Your Eyes Lou Reed – Walk On The [...]

The Late Movies: Films by Jem Cohen

Jem Cohen is one of the pioneers of “experimental” documentary — or “punk rock” doc, if you prefer — and has spent his filmmaking career solidly outside the mainstream, working on shoestring budgets, making these very edgy, personal, lyrical films that don’t feel quite like anything else out there. Coming up in the 70s and [...]

The Late Movies: Acoustic Cover Songs for Fall

Tonight’s Late Movies are a collection of my all-time favorite acoustic cover songs that have a fall-like feel. Grab a comfortable sweatshirt and a cup of hot chocolate and don’t forget to share your own favorites in the comments. Before Ryan Adams married Mandy Moore and started releasing an album every hour, he was part of [...]