Saturday, February 2, 2013

Little Annie on Morricone Youth, Sun 2/3 @ 2p ET

Little Annie, also known as Annie Anxiety, is a singer, writer, composer, and against all odds, survivor. She is a raconteur and bon vivant. Annie was the resident dub chanteuse for Adrian Sherwood's On-U Label and has collaborated with everyone from Crass to Coil to Antony and the Johnsons. Join Gray Dolores on Morricone Youth this Sunday at 2pm ET for an afternoon of sonic wit and glamour, as Annie will be playing some of her favorite soundtracks - ranging from Judy Garland and Frank Sinatra to music for the films of Spike Lee.
For more on Little Annie, check her out here.  LISTEN LIVE HERE!

Feb 2/3: Morricone Youth and Django Country Brunchin' Pre-Show


Country Brunchin’ gets down to our Spaghetti Western roots with the original DJANGO and a live Pre-show all Spaghetti Western music performance by MORRICONE YOUTH!

Mosey on over to Nitehawk the first weekend of every month to get your Southern-style music, movie, and food fix with Country Brunchin’! Each Country Brunchin’ event begins with a thirty-minute set of the sweet live sound of local country bands and is then followed by the most high octane, emotionally moving, six shootin’, car chasin’, down and dirty movies all set below the Mason Dixon line. And did we mention the food? We’ll be serving up a heart-breaker of a Southern menu with items like Chicken Fried Steak every week so tasty you’ll think you died and went to Publix.

Band starts playing at 11:30am, 30-40 minutes before film begins.


Feb 2 at 11:30 am
Feb 3 at 11:30 am
Rating: NR/R
Length: 87 minutes
Director: Sergio Corbucci
Year: 1966
Language: Italian with English Subtitles
Age Policy: 18 and up

Considered one of the most violent films of its time, Sergio Corbucci’s Django is all about revenge and being the ultimate bad-ass. Django, played by the striking Franco Nero, ominously carries a coffin behind his horse as he saves a woman named Maria from bandits, seeks revenge for his wife’s murder, and steals gold from a Mexican fort. The film is worth seeing alone for the cemetery gunfight scene involving Django using the cross of a deceased friend as a trigger substitute for his totally smashed hands.

Thanks to Rocket Rob Patton for the flyerage.

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Jan 27: Legendary Songwriter Paul Williams on Morricone Youth [ARCHIVE]

Paul Williams is still alive and guesting on Morricone Youth this weekend!
Listen to the special ARCHIVE on Sunday, January 27 as host Devon E. Levins welcomes triple-threat Oscar, Grammy and Golden Globe Award-winning singer, songwriter, soundtrack composer, actor, Tonight Show favorite and squid connoisseur Paul Williams for an exclusive interview and in-depth listen to the legendary lyricist’s storied career in film, television and music.

If you don't know the name, you likely know the face and definitely know the music. Paul Williams is synonymous with the 70's and perhaps best known for Three Dog Night's Old Fashioned Love Song, Helen Reddy's You and Me Against The World, David Bowie's Fill Your Heart and the Carpenters' We've Only Just Begun and Rainy Days and Mondays. His songs have been recorded by such diverse musical icons as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Willie Nelson, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Curtis Mayfield, R.E.M., Tony Bennett, Sarah Vaughn, Johnny Mathis, Luther Vandross, Weezer, My Morning Jacket and Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies.

So why is he guesting on East Village Radio's premier film soundtrack program? Well, for starters, Mr. Williams is is the subject of the entertaining and illuminating new documentary Paul Williams: Still Alive and is being honored this weekend with a concentrated retrospective film series at the prestigious Museum of the Moving Image with some of his most exciting scored films, including the Brian De Palma cult favorite Phantom of the Paradise, Jim Henson's The Muppet Movie, Elaine May's Ishtar and, of course, his new documentary. Williams will be present at all screenings (except the Saturday, January 26 screening of Ishtar).

Yes, this is the guy who wrote Barbara Streisand's Evergreen (Love Theme for 1976's A Star Is Born), Kermit The Frog's Rainbow Connection from 1979's The Muppet Movie (both gracing American Film Institute’s list of the top 100 movie songs of all times) as well as host E. Levins' all time favorite Somebody Super Like You (Beef Construction Song) from 1974's Phantom of the Paradise let alone co-wrote with film composer legends John Williams, John Barry and Jerry Goldsmith. And let's not forget his high profile acting roles such as Little Enos Burdette in 1977's Smokey and the Bandit, the villainous Swan in Phantom of the Paradise, Virgil the genius orangutan in 1973's Battle for the Planet of the Apes and his unforgettable guest appearances on Hawaii Five-O, Police Woman, B.J. and the Bear, Baretta, Odd Couple, The Muppet Show, The Fall Guy, Johnny Carson's The Tonight Show (48 times!), The Gong Show and The Love Boat (oh yeah, he wrote the lyrics to that unforgettable theme song as well).

In 2009, Paul Williams was elected President and Chairman of ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) representing 450,000 current songwriters in collecting their performance rights royalties and has been currently working with Guillermo del Toro to adapt Pan's Labyrinth into a stage musical and collaborating with an undisclosed international dance music sensation on a new album set for release this year (which once revealed, will strangely make sense if one thinks back to the Phantom of the Paradise soundtrack). So yes...Paul Williams is still alive...and is as busy as ever!

Check out the playlist HERE and Mr. Williams' web site HERE.

Jan 20: Listen to Soundtrack Composer Bobby Johnston on Morricone Youth [ARCHIVE]

On Morricone Youth this weekend, host Devon E. Levins welcomed film and television soundtrack composer Bobby Johnston for an exclusive interview and in-depth listen to his music. Listen back to the on-demand archive HERE.
LA-based/NYS-born composer and multi-instrumentalist Bobby Johnston has composed over 25 original film and television scores, including those for Wristcutters: A Love Story, Spooner, No Impact Man: The Documentary, horror director Stuart Gordon's King of the Ants, Edmond and Stuck, and "Splat Pack" director Darren Lynn Bousman's The Barrens and Mother's Day. Emerging in the indie film scoring scene in 2001, Johnston is known for an unconventional approach to film composition using only acoustic instruments and usually performing every instrument himself, with the exception of an occasional instrumental soloist such as Ozomatli trumpet player Asdru Sierra, Big Sir vocalist Lisa Papineau or percussionist Greg Ellis. Johnston has been hailed as "a new voice in film" by Film Score Monthly and his scores have been featured extensively on the radio program This American Life as well as on two of the show's greatest hits CDs. Many of Johnston's scores have been commercially released by La-La Land, Lionsgate, Citadel and Lakeshore Records. 2012 was a busy year scoring four films, including Larry Clark's most recent Marfa Girl which won the Marcus Aurelius award for Best Film at the Rome International Film Festival, while Lakeshore released three of his soundtracks on CD and digitally (No Impact Man: The Documentary, Crazy Eyes and Mother's Day). Learn more by visiting Mr. Johnston's website.

...and the playlist can be found HERE.

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