The next performance of Big Star’s Third/Sister Lovers will be on Saturday, March 26, at Mason Hall in NYC. The NC core group from the Cat’s Cradle show, complete with the rhythm section of Jody Stephens, Mike Mills, Will Rigby, Charles Cleaver, and Mitch Easter and the expanded Lost in the Trees Orchestra, will be joined by Tift Merritt, Matthew Sweet, M. Ward, Norman Blake (Teenage Fan Club), Ira Kaplan (Yo La Tengo) and others to be announced shortly. via bigstarthird.com
"David F. Friedman, the godfather of B-movie gore who produced 1963's "Blood Feast," which paved a bloody path that led to increasingly graphic horror movies, has died. He was 87."
"Friedman died Monday of heart failure at a nursing home in Anniston, Ala., said Bridget Everett, his niece."
"It's hard to think of anybody who was more important to exploitation films," said Eric Schaefer, an expert on the exploitation genre and a professor of visual and media arts at Boston's Emerson College. "He was a link to the old road-show days of exploitation that begin in the 1920s and obviously was a crucial producer." via www.latimes.com
I purchased this LG BD 370 Network Blu-ray Disc Player on Amazon about 14 months ago (November 5, 2009). Yesterday, apropos of nothing, it stopped working. I went to check out the reviews on Amazon for this product and was kind of shocked to see that almost all of the recent reviews are along the lines of:
"Broke after a year" "DIED 1 year, 1 month, to the day! But I was always gentle!" "Died After 1 Year!" "Dead" "Broken" "Warranty woes" "Lasted less than two years" "Whirring sound = end of the line? I'd say so "Warning: Hot player" "RIPOFF"
Just got off the phone with customer service and they're not willing to do anything for me. Don't buy anything from LG. As far as I'm concerned they're making these things to die on purpose just out of warranty.