Here from 5:35 on:Tried to find my favorite sketch with Terry Jones... but couldn't. He tries to change clothes at the beach but can't find any place to do so discreetly. After several unsuccessful (and funny) attempts at any place available, finally ends in a dark corner in town that seems to be the quiet place, but while undressing, spotlight gets on him and he notices he's on a stage with an attendance watching. So he gave up trying to hide and delivers an old-fashioned strip show. 😀
I remember 1st hearing the Gang of Four in 79 when Entertainment came out and I was flabbergasted. I had never heard anyone play guitar remotely like that before. It was like he invented a new way of playing guitar. How many other guitarists can one say that about? Honestly....I can't think of another. Of course he was much imitated and today Entertainment almost sounds like conventional funky post punk. But when it came out it sounded anything but conventional. It was something so much more abrasive than what I was used to and yet even then once could also see that it worked as dance music and party music too. It was catchy and it worked a treat in the punk rock discos. Yeah....Entertainment is truly one of the landmark albums of the last 50 years.Gill’s guitar sound would inspire Kurt Cobain, Michael Stipe and Red Hot Chili Peppers, whose debut album he producedwww.theguardian.com
Andy Gill the Guitarist and Founder of Gang Of Four dead at 64
It actually feels almost redundant calling Kirk Douglas a legend, but that is the word that does instantly come to mind. He made so many great movies. I think my favourites tend to be some of his early film noir movies, The Strange Love Of Martha Ivers, Out Of The Past, The Bad And The Beautiful and especially Ace In The Hole. I like movies that have a dark edge to them and all those films have that in droves. Lust For Life and Sparticus are pretty awesome too.
The excerpt I recalled (he talked french during the whole show - he learned french once in 2 months for a movie!)Kirk Douglas had fantastic humor too. He was once the guest of a literary show on a French channel presented by Bernard Pivot, as he had published a book. Pivot told him: "it's amazing how you are a star and famous actor around the world, as there were a crowd to welcome you at the Paris airport" etc (I quote from memory) and Kirk replied: "No Monsieur Pivot, it's not because I am a star, it's because I am a great writer!" 😃
He was perfect everytime I heard him. A great man.