Archive for July, 2008

Subversive Cinema: R.I.P. Bruce Conner, 1933-2008

Tuesday, July 8th, 2008

“Bruce Conner, a San Francisco artist renowned for working fluently across media, died at his home of natural causes on Monday. He was 74…

Mr. Conner first got noticed for the short films he assembled from scavenged documentary and B-movie footage. Several of his films, including “A Movie” (1958), a sort of paean to human failure, and “Crossroads” (1977), are regarded as classics of independent filmmaking, even though Mr. Conner shot no original footage for them…

Mr. Conner announced his own death erroneously on two occasions, once sending an obituary to a national art magazine, and later writing a self-description for the biographical encyclopedia Who Was Who in America.”

Breakaway, 1966


See this post from January about Conner’s music video for Devo’s Mongoloid


Happy 32nd Birthday KWUR

Friday, July 4th, 2008

On July 4, 1976, KWUR 90.3 FM began broadcasting…

You’ve got to be shitting me

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

Former Joy Division singer Ian Curtis’s gravestone has been stolen. What. The. Fuck.

Know the world isn’t all so bad: download the new Jumbling Towers EP for free.