October 26, 2009
October 25, 2009
Canadian actor Joseph Wiseman has passed away. Best known for portraying James Bond's first nemesis, Dr. No, Wiseman had a long career in theater - having arrived on Broadway in the 1930s - in addition to his many film and television appearances. He was predeceased in February by his wife of 45 years, American dancer, choreographer and teacher Pearl Lang (1921-2009). Of his most famous role, Wiseman claimed he had no inkling of what he was letting himself in for, saying "I thought it might be just another Grade-B Charlie Chan mystery."
October 20, 2009
Thirty years ago, Kraftwerk had many imitators but few, true competitors. That is, until the Yellow Magic Orchestra's second album was released in September 1979. Musically as well as visually matching the German electronic pop pioneers output at the time, Solid State Survivor made the many similarities between the two bands explicit.