Happy New Year – Enjoy “Lennon’s Poster” and Ernie Kovacs!
A short film following the recreation of the Pablo Fanque circus poster that inspired John Lennon to write ‘Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite’ for the Beatles album ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’. Using the traditional methods of wood engraving and letterpress printing, Peter Dean and his team of experts bring to life Lennon’s poster.
If you’re looking for the definition of a “lost” classic – you’ll find it with the innovative Ernie Kovacs. Kovacs was an underrated genius whose influence can still be felt today. Check out this video of his famous Nairobi Trio — and a similar routine by Saturday Night Live over 40 years later! Get The Kovacs Collection Vol. 1 or Vol.2 for more.
I look forward to a great 2013, and I already have a HUGE pile of albums to review this month – so check this site often. Happy New Year everyone!