On the BBC’s Oliver Reed/Keith Moon Radio Play

This week, Radio 4 broadcast “Burning Both Ends: When Oliver Reed Met Keith Moon,” an hour-long radio play starring Sean Pertwee as Reed and Doctor Who‘s Arthur Darvill as Moon. Burning Both Ends tells the story of one of the most infamous, unexpected and touching of friendships between two icons of the 1970s, Oliver Reed … Continue reading On the BBC’s Oliver Reed/Keith Moon Radio Play

On The Beatles’ The Lord of the Rings

In 1963, when the Beatles agreed to make A Hard Day’s Night, the film, they signed a three-picture deal with United Artists. In 1964, they made A Hard Day’s Night. In 1965, Help! By and large, though, they didn’t like making films. Too much work. And so, when the idea was floated of an animated … Continue reading On The Beatles’ The Lord of the Rings

On a Cool Cover

If you ever wondered how Johnny Cash might’ve interpreted The Who’s “Pinball Wizard,” wonder no more. Bill Kerchin does “Pinball Wizard” in the style of Cash’s “Folson Prison Blues,” and it is marvelous. Besides being weird, of course.