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  • Kool FM: Pirate Radio Documentary

    Kool FM: Pirate Radio Documentary 1996

    ★★★★ Watched 16 Jul, 2016

    I've watched so many British television documentarys from 94-96 about Jungle music that they've all blended together in my mind. Each absolutely has it merrits, historical or otherwise, but few are distinct in the angle they take as this.

    Pirate radio was what really broke Jungle to the masses back then, bringing into the bedrooms of kids too broke, too young or just plain out of the loop of the raves this music had developed in. Retrospectively, pitrate radio actually…

  • Hollywood Steps Out

    Hollywood Steps Out 1941

    ★★½ Watched 15 Jul, 2016

    Its 75 years old and I got about 40% of the gags. It's well made but it's a satire of a quickly fading memory of Hollywood's glory days.

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  • How a Mosquito Operates

    How a Mosquito Operates 1912

    ★★★½ Rewatched 19 Apr, 2016

    A animation vastly ahead of its time only marred by the too frequent reuse of cells. I'm shocked that a century old animated short should creep me out this much.

  • I'm Tryna Tell Ya

    I'm Tryna Tell Ya 2014

    ★★★ Added

    'I'm Tryna Tell Ya' is a documentary of Chicago's Teklife Crew, a loose coalition of producers and dancers that make and perform heavily syncopated, sample heavy, 160bpm club music known as both footwork or juke music. Although the rest of the world first got a taste of this style of music around 2010, it has a much longer history in it's native Chi-town, being the latest in a long lineage of club music styles to originate from the area.