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Frankie Teardrop – Scary Video Gets Respect

When “Frankie Teardrop” was first screened in 1979 it almost could be guaranteed to clear the room, except in some hip underground precincts. (FT was an early (1978) non-commercial music-video I co-created.) This is before “punk” became an accepted part of the … Continue reading

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Frankie Teardrop – Video Back-story

I originally wrote this Franke Teardrop back-story at the request of the Museum of Modern Art and have revised it for this aVideoLife blog.   Here is a good summary by Michael Shore in the Rolling Stone book.  (Two small … Continue reading

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Frankie Teardrop in Times Square Show 1980

After a couple of ‘industry’ posts, this from the indie side of the fence.  I’m very proud to have been part of this show* and was in attendance that night, there was something in the air. No wonder the Times … Continue reading

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Early Video of the Talking Heads

I was a founding member of a video group – Metropolis Video – that was among the first to shoot at CBGBs (1975). We were friends & colleagues working at Manhattan Cable Public Access. What made our effort special was … Continue reading

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