tonight at 8 on tcm:

Described by the New York Times as "a master of movies about the American of our most original filmmakers," Les Blank (1935-2013) was a Florida-born documentary filmmaker best remembered for his poetic studies of American musical traditions. But, as reflected in this TCM salute, Blank's idiosyncratic films and short subjects covered a wide range of subjects including Cajun culture in the U.S. (Spend It All, 1971): black Creole life (Dry Wood, 1973); the city of New Orleans (Always for Pleasure, 1978); cooking (Garlic Is as Good as Ten Mothers, 1980); and the polka and its devotees (In Heaven There Is No Beer?, 1984). Of the 11 Blank films shown in our tribute, no less than eight are TCM premieres!

- dave 7-28-2015 7:49 pm

You beat me to post by 3 minutes. I really should plan my viewing out with more lead time, but I'll be asleep soon enough... sounds good to see, anyway. 

- alex 7-28-2015 7:53 pm [add a comment]

watching spend it all at the moment. old guy just sitting around in a lawn chair at a neighborhood bbq while some good ol' boys fiddle away a few feet behind him. thought he was going to join them on the jew's harp but he was pulling out a tooth with a pair of pliers like he did it every day.
- dave 7-28-2015 10:48 pm [add a comment]

great footage of late 70s chez panisse in the garlic doc. suckling pig stuffed with garlic, sewn shut and then roasted.
- dave 7-29-2015 12:11 am [add a comment]

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