Sylvie wrote:Not on TV as such, but found something really interesting on Netflix. It's a documentary called Good Ol' Freda, which is about Brian Epstein's secretary and founder of The Beatles fan club in the 1960s. It's not got anything groundbreaking in it, but just had some nice little stories in there.
I saw that when it was on last Christmas. Can't remember that much about it, but I remember I enjoyed it and I thought she was really nice, it must have been the ultimate fan's dream come true.
Did anyone else follow 'Sound of Song' through to the end? I thought it was pretty good all in all, although there was a bit of a feeling that certain people (Brian Wilson, Steve Albini) were just being wheeled on to say their lines, rather than anything very new and interesting. But Hank Shocklee was really good talking about Public Enemy and, although Neil Brand's wonder at the use of autotune wasn't entirely convincing, I did think 'Believe' worked surprisingly well as a showtune. It was
a little bit same old same old after the first one, but I think I could watch the story of 'Good Vibrations' and 'Strawberry Fields Forever' until the end of time. I'll never tire of that video clip of 'There I Go Again' by Whitesnake either.
And did anyone watch Kraftwerk and, if so, was it any good? - I've recorded it but I'm massively behind on general TV stuff so it'd be good to know if it's worth the bother.
I've just started going through this Sleater-Kinney thing on the radio as well, if anyone's interested:
Lots of interviews and Gideon Coe, my favourite 6 Music person - bound to be good!