The Allan Handelman Show
For July 12, 2015
The Allan Handelman Show deals with all issues relevant to the Rock Culture, not just music. Rock Stars, newsmakers, pop culture icons and always the most amazing people in the world. Hear all sides of the story and listen to a variety of media. Then, make up your own mind. It's the Talk Show for people who don't even listen to talk shows.
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PENELOPE SPHEERIS (DIRECTOR) & ANNA FOX: The Decline Of Western Civilization.
Sex, Drugs and & Rock N Roll. It's the CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED and long-awaited trilogy known as The Decline of Western Civilization is now out. It's a complete boxset with all three films from Shout! Factory. We have the movies creator and Director with us, PENELOPE SPHEERIS, who also directed Suburbia, Black Sheep and Wayne's World and quite a few others. And also with us is her daughter ANNA FOX.
In 1981 Spheeris was able to book only one midnight screening for the Los Angeles premiere of The Decline Of Western Civilization. Even though mainstream Hollywood didn't get it, thousands of fans showed up, spilling onto Hollywood Boulevard, and over 300 policemen arrived on scene. "This was a 1,200 seat theater," she remembered, "and they had to add another show at 2:00 a.m. to avoid a riot. Both shows sold out." Police Chief Darryl Gates wrote the filmmakers a letter banning further screenings in the city. However, times change, and in 2014 the three Decline films were restored by The Academy Film Archive, and screened at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Part of the appeal of The Decline Of Western Civilization was its appearance in the midst of a backlash against disco, and slick, mainstream music films. The film garnered rave reviews from press, becoming one of the most written about movies of 1980. Perceived as shocking and outrageous, the film captured the essence of the punk scene, and provided a front row seat to the mosh pits, violence, humor and anti-establishment view of the world, as well as unparalleled access to some of the most influential and innovative musicians and groups of all time, including X, Circle Jerks, Black Flag, Fear, and Germs. Largely unknown to the mainstream world at the time, many of the punk bands first seen here have become legendary.
The second in Penelope Spheeris' music documentary trilogy, The Decline Of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (1988) takes a fast-paced look at the outrageous heavy metal scene of the late '80s. Set in Los Angeles, the film explores fascinating portraits of struggling musicians, fans and star-struck groupies. Featuring Alice Cooper, Ozzy Osbourne, Poison, members of Aerosmith, Kiss, Motorhead, and perfomances by Megadeth, Faster Pussycat, Lizzy Borden, London, Odin and Seduce, this raucous and uproarious chapter also chronicles the lonely naiveté of the striving bands, and the endless flow of alcohol and drugs.
Legendary moments from the film include Ozzy Osbourne's straight talk about the pitfalls of the industry while he struggles to pour orange juice into a glass, an outspoken Chris Holmes of W.A.S.P. lounges in a pool and pours bottles of vodka on his head, a comparison of outlandish groupie stories, and London setting a soviet flag on fire, all contrasted by a down-to-earth Lemmy offering some sage insight into the decadent rock lifestyle.
Vogue crowned Spheeris the Margaret Mead of headbangers, adding that the film works best "when these purveyors of white noise are dragged offstage and separated from their codpieces." She was able to get to the heart of the musicians themselves, exposing what drives them with uncensored honesty.
Here my interview now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL...
My Review (and Interview) of TABLO TV. If you're thinking about canceling cable or satellite TV.
Every once in a while I find a new product that truly solves a problem and in a big way. More and more people are cutting cable & Satellite TV and discovering all the channels they can get with just an antenna. The one thing holding many people back, is not having the DVR supplied by the cable companies to record your shows with an easy programming guide interface. Well that product is here, it's called Tablo. After 2 months of testing Tablo I not only find that the product works as advertised, it solves that number one problem people face after cutting their cable service, living without a DVR. You can watch live or recorded TV shows from your antenna on your Tablet, Smart Phones or computer anywhere in the world, in addition to all your home TV's. You can watch one channel and record up to three other channels at the same time. The Tablo is available in a 2 and 4 tuner model. They have a new model that comes with the antenna built in.
How Tablo Works
Tablo is a next-generation DVR that plugs into a digital TV antenna to capture free, local HDTV broadcast programs including news and sports within the US and Canada. Unlike traditional DVRs that are connected to one TV, Tablo does not feature an HDMI connection. Tablo connects to your home network using WiFi or Ethernet to stream content to any connected device inside your home or anywhere you have internet.
I spoke with Grant Hall the CEO at Nuvyyo, the home of TABLO. www.tablotv.com/
Here my interview now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSfksTIcsVI