It’s official! According to the Drunk History Facebook page, Drunk History season 2 will start airing July 1st at 10pm on Comedy Central. There’ll be 30 brand new stories coming your way. Spread the word and save the date!
Stanley Kubrick’s Boxes is a 2008 documentary film directed by Jon Ronson about the film director Stanley Kubrick. Ronson’s intent was not to create a biography of the filmmaker but rather to understand Kubrick by studying the director’s vast personal collection of memorabilia related to his feature films. The documentary came about in 1998 when Ronson received a request from Kubrick’s estate for a copy of a documentary Ronson made about the Holocaust (Ronson was unaware that it was Kubrick who was asking for the film until months later). A year later, as Ronson was making plans to conduct a rare interview with the director, Kubrick suddenly died after completing work on his final film Eyes Wide Shut. To his surprise, Ronson was invited to Kubrick’s house by his widow. When he arrived at the house he found that half the house was filled by over one thousand boxes, each containing snap shots, newspaper clippings, film out-takes, notes, and fan letters which the director used for research towards each of his films.
Highly recommended, watch it while you can.
Kubrick Season promo for Channel 4 by Knucklehead.
The Drum Thing is a book project by Deirdre O’Callaghan. It has been three years in the making and it puts the often overlooked rhythm section front and centre. The book includes photographs and interviews featuring the most talented and established drummers in the world today. It will give insight into drummers’ candid home lives with portraits and detail shots as well as in-depth interviews.
Drummers involved include John Densmore (The Doors), Dave Grohl (Nirvana,Them Crooked Vultures), Questlove (The Roots), Jim Sclavunos (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Grinderman), Stephen Morris (Joy Division, New Order), John French (Captain Beefheart), George Hurley (The Minutemen), Jon Theodore (Queens of the Stoneage), Mike D (Beastie Boys), Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam), Topper Headon (The Clash), Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine), Sheila E (Prince), Dennis Thompson (MC5), Animal (The Muppets) and many, many others. You can find the full list at Kickstarter.
It’s Sheep Week at Modern Farmer and there’s plenty of lambtastic stuff at their website. From farming and cooking to finding the sheep of your dreams – it’s all there. Get your sheep thrills from The Official Modern Farmer LambCam (night vision included!) or why not revisit the GoatCam while you’re there!