Posted by: Steve Coplan | March 17, 2007

Links for a Friday in March

The history of the West African banjo.  I found this MySpace page via the Carolina Chocolate Drops’ site

Snow Patrol’s appropriates Claude Lelouch’s Le Rendezvous for their music video (probably a bit dated for the blogosphere). I first saw the original film in Void in Soho, back in the days when I still had aspirations of being cool.  The space at Mercer and Howard looks to be abandoned but was a regular haunt for me since you needed to buzz an office door to get in, and they would show films like Le Rendezvous, surfing videos and computer generated trance psychdelics.

The classic BBC Ascent of Man series — holds up remarkably well despite the passage of some 25 years. Plenty more where this came from at smashingtelly.

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