*Talking about the infamous Jerry Lewis movie ‘The Day The Clown Cried’…*
“With most of these kinds of things, you find that the anticipation, or the concept, is better than the thing itself. But seeing this film was really awe-inspiring, in that you are rarely in the presence of the perfect object. This movie is so drastically wrong, its pathos and its comedy are so wildly misplaced, that you could not, in your fantasy of what it might be like, improve on what it really is.”
1. Grey House – Paul Draper
2. Get Schwifty – FarFetch D
3. Sloop John B. – Beach Boys
4. Umbrella – Manic Street Preachers
5. Flash – Paul Williams
6. PS Fuck You – The Anchoress
7. In Your Palace – The Cribs
8. Move – Ratboy
9. Fucking Young – Tyler The Creator
10. Still In Love With You – Jonas Brothers
“The difference between art and life is that art is more bearable.”
Today we lost the legendary performer Jerry Lewis, one of the last of the great American entertainers. Famous for Broadway shows and his partnership with Dean Martin, Lewis also found later fame thanks to Martin Scorsese putting him in the excellent The King Of Comedy.
While he may be best known in this country for The Nutty Professor, in geek circles (hello!) perhaps his most infamous role is one that none of us have ever seen – in the Holocaust drama The Day The Clown Cried. Often believed lost, it was revealed by Harry Shearer of Spinal Tap/ The Simpsons fame that not only did Lewis have a copy of said film but he let Shearer watch it.
I wonder if after the tribute albums and TV reruns, the lost film could be rediscovered, along with all the documentaries made about it over the years…
Another of my fave bands has just announced their return. YES, Weezer are back with a new album entitled Pacific Daydream which launches on October 27th and features both Feels Like Summer and the awesome Mexican Fender.
The album is available to pre-order via the link below, if you are quick you may be able to pick up the special white with black splattered effect vinyl and if you have the necessary pennies, you can get an amazing bundle featuring the record, a gym bag, a t shirt, a banner and even a Weezer jacket. Amazing. Welcome back, Rivers!
Sometimes when I get annoyed at Sheeran/Rag’N’Bone Jerkoff types charting high, people tell me that their chart positions really don’t matter. But they always do to me because if I am not concerned when something I consider trash gets high positions, then I cannot enjoy it when things swing the other way – like this week!
Ratboy and The Cribs are both enjoying high new entries and Paul Draper’s excellent Spooky Action has hit number 19 in the official album countdown! It also makes the top TEN in the physical charts, so congratulations must be in order for both Paul Draper, coming back with a vengeance and also his songwriting partner The Anchoress who helped write some of the record’s highlights.
You know that there will always be a part of me that wishes they would leave Star Wars alone, don’t risk watering down the classics to make a cheap buck. Then again, I adore Episode III and hell, I used to LOVE the Ewok movies and also I write a story every time they announce a new adventure so who is the fool now? The fool or the fool who writes about it?
Well, it seems we are getting an Obi-Wan Kenobi movie, I’m guessing (with no evidence of course!) they will just call it Kenobi like the forthcoming Solo. All we know so far is that it is being directed by Stephen Daldry, who directed Billy Elliot and The Hours and was set to next direct the movie version of Wicked.
No news yet on whether we will see McGregor back in the role but he seems to have been talking about it in interviews a lot recently so perhaps he has already been cast and has just been trolling us. Again, I’m guessing, but that is how we have always approached Star Wars possibilities, right? 🙂