Dr. John was an American singer-songwriter best-known for his single “Right Place, Wrong Time” (1973).
There are two songs from his debut album
(1968) on YouTube, “Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya” and “I Walk on Guilded Splinters”, both have very nice percussion breaks. Gris-Gris
Of note is the likeness of “Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya” to the work of Tom Waits (think
, 1983), esp. the aforementioned percussion breaks. Swordfishtrombones
Dr. John is one of these figures one could study for a week, there are so many connections. Below is him reading “Berenice” by Edgar Allan Poe.
Trivia: the beginning of “
Right Place, Wrong Time” sounds like the beginning of “ Spirit in the Sky” (1969) and the whole of “Right Place, Wrong Time” is very much reminiscent of a seventies groovy soul song with a chorus of “your love, your love” with something added like “is unforgettable” or “is extraordinary”, the title of which escapes me.
Roky Erickson was an American singer-songwriter, lead singer of the garage punk band The 13th Floor Elevators.
“ You’re Gonna Miss Me”
He is best-known for his song “
You’re Gonna Miss Me” (1966) which was featured on the compilation (1972). Nuggets: Original Artyfacts from the First Psychedelic Era, 1965–1968
From his later period, this very charming “Goodbye Sweet Dreams” from the biographical movie ‘You’re Gonna Miss Me’. SHOW MORE
Doris Day was an American actress and singer, a vivacious blonde with a wholesome image, she was one of the most prolific actresses of the 1950s and 1960s.
Excerpts from the film (1959) starring Doris Day and Rock Hudson. With the songs, “ Pillow Talk Move Over Darling” and “Possess Me” performed by Doris Day.
Dubbed the “eternal virgin”, she thrived in “
no sex sex comedies” full of double entendres and sexual innuendo in the final days of the Hays Code-era but her popularity waned with the arrival the more explicit films of the sexual revolution.
Tim Conway was an American actor and comedian.
“ Dentist Sketch” : Tim Conway is “The Dentist” and Harvey Korman the patient.
Bruce Bickford was an American animator, who worked primarily in clay animation. From 1974 to 1980, he collaborated with Frank Zappa.
Bickford’s animation was featured extensively in the Frank Zappa videos
and Baby Snakes . The Dub Room Special
Zappa also released a video titled
, which was entirely composed of Bickford animations set to a soundtrack of Zappa’s orchestral music. The Amazing Mr. Bickford
Jean-Pierre Marielle was a French actor.
I have very warm recollections of the film
(1981). Coup de Torchon
In the scene above Marielle is shot by Noiret.
There is a complete version of the film
(1977), a period piece of 1970s French mores. … Comme la lune
Dave Samuels was an American percussionist known for his work with the jazz fusion group Spyro Gyra.
His composition “
New Math” (1988) was included on Joe Claussell’s compilation (2001). Music… A Reason To Celebrate
He is one of those unsung heroes like
Daniel Ponce, another percussionist who died in 2013 but whose death only came to my attention this February. 
Ryszard Kaja was a Polish painter, poster artist, stage designer, and costume designer.
Kaja was new to me, but his work seems like it comes straight of the post-war era, the height of the
Polish film poster age.
John McEnery was an English actor and writer. He played the clerk Bartleby in the 1970 film version of Melville’s . Bartleby
You can scroll to 3:06 to hear McEnery utter the immortal words: “
I would prefer not to.”
Bibi Andersson was a Swedish actress known for films such as (1957), The Seventh Seal (1957) and Wild Strawberries (1966). Persona
Trailer for Persona
Trailer for The Seventh Seal
Trailer for Wild Strawberries
Excerpt from The Dick Cavett Show (1971) with Ingmar Bergman and Bibi Andersson
Dick Cavett: “It’s always said that Ingmar Berman [sitting next to her] understands women. Would you say that’s true?”
Bibi Andersson [hesitating, then nodding]: “Eeehh yes.”
Dance scene and funny mirrors scene in (1968), set to an unidentified tune. Flickorna