This edition of Saturday Matinee is sponsored in part by ZooBooks.
Cool animation with a nice version of “Brazil.” performed by The Real Tuesday Weld with Nick Phelps and Geert Chatrou.
Darkly bizarre, “Brazil” is one of my favorite anti-bureaucracy movies. (Ever see Michael Palin as evil?) This movie succeeded in large part to Terry Gilliam’s insistance that it not be edited; that cost him a lot of promotional backing, but it became a hit in its own right. “Half a dream and half a nightmare” sums it up pretty well.
Flashback to 1932 – Louis Armstrong, fresh out of King Oliver’s band, provides the soundtrack (and more) to a typically creepy yet benign Betty Boop cartoon, “I’ll Be Glad When You’re Dead You Rascal You.” Maybe they’re in Brazil.
“…And Now I’m Praying For The End Of Time” is THE best punchline in the history of protopunkrock, courtesy of Mr. Loaf.
Let’s wrap this up with George Thorogood’s classic take on John Lee Hooker’s “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer.” Kinda sums up my attitude these days, En out de do’ ah went.