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Calendar, Night&Day Bustin' Down the Door

Bustin' Down the Door

The title of director Jeremy Gosch’s engaging, elegantly made surf documentary describes the oftentimes brash methods employed by a pack of scrappy foreigners—Australians Ian Cairns, Mark Richards, Peter Townend, and Wayne “Rabbit” Bartholomew, plus South Africans Shaun and Michael Tomson—to…
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Home Entertainment, Game On Cold Hearted

Cold Hearted

Anyone who played games back in the olden days (i.e., the late '80s) knows they used to be a lot tougher. Cartridges back then subscribed to the "Oh, you want some of this?" school of game design. They made you…
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Music, Reviewed Prince Douglas

Prince Douglas

For the past several years, Basic Channel, a European label specializing in minimal electronics, has been reissuing a slew of roots records originally recorded in the late '70s and early '80s by Jamaican-born producer Lloyd "Bullwackie" Barnes in his Bronx-based…
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Film, The Ransom of Redford

The Ransom of Redford

It's one of the oldest stories in cinema, and possibly the history of storytelling: A man is kidnapped by a baddie wielding a deadly weapon. His family waits at home to hear word while law enforcement types try to figure…
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Wayne Hancock Because the world of country swing and rockabilly is overrun with singers offering more tired cliches about fast lovin' and hard drinkin', it's worth noting that one of Wayne "The Train" Hancock's best songs, "Double A Daddy," celebrates…
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