King Tubby

Another addition to the MBMS Page of Fame that should have been added long ago is King Tubby, the godfather of dub.

If you are not familiar with King Tubby, and have an hour or so to spare, then you should listen to this documentary about him, and dub music in general, it is most excellent.

Unfortunately The King is no longer with us, he was murdered in 1989, but his music is absolutely timeless, and the techniques he came up with are still being used in music today.

Click on the image below to listen to one of his tunes.

Forward the Page of Fame

It is high time an author was added to the MBMS Page of Fame. My two choices were Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke, but I decided on Isaac because his Foundation series of books is pure genius, although Arthur’s Rama series is a very close second. Isaac’s sideburns certainly helped.

And it looks as though there may be a series made based on the Foundation books, made by Apple.

Arthur will certainly be added at a later date.

Page of Fame: Lux Interior

I realised just a few seconds ago that the MBMS Page Of Fame has so far not included any musicians, so I decided to remedy this glaring omission. My first choice for MBMS Page Of Fame musician was an easy one, if not slightly random.

Lux Interior (his name came from an “old car commercial”) as we all know, was the frontman of The Cramps, the king of all garage punk bands. No need to say much more really, except that losing him to death in 2009 was a huge loss for music-kind.

Shock

YouTube recommended I watch this 1946 B-grade film noir flick, and as it had Vincent Price I thought I would give it a go.

Vincent played a psychiatrist who is treating a patient in shock, and she was in shock because she witnessed Vincent murder his wife, and thus he was in a bit of a dilemma.

Very B-gradey stuff overall, but Vincent’s soothing tones, and the 70 minute running time made it a reasonably worthwhile watch. Unfortunately though it was of pretty bad quality, a copy of a low resolution copy most likely, but the sound was OK.

This was Vincent’s 16th film out of over 100 films he acted in. He also did a bit of TV including The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Get Smart, The Brady Bunch, The Bionic Woman, and The Love Boat. Quite a chap was Vincent.

Vincent seemed to be a good chap in real life too. He was publicy against racial and religious prejudice, supported his lesbian daughter, and was one of the first celebrities to appear in public service announcements about AIDS.

I am so impressed by Vincent that I have made a new page entitled “MBMS Page of Fame” and added him to it was the first on the list, followed by Barbara Stanwyck, another very worthy actor.

Date watched; December 8th
Score: 6.5/10
Film count 2016: 192

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