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Play This Thing! | Up Against The Wall, Motherfucker!
"In one sense, Up Against the Wall, Motherfucker! is a truly exotic bit of esoterica -- a game on the Columbia riots, printed back in 1969 in the pages of the Columbia Daily Spectator, and designed by James F. Dunnigan, one of the finest and most prolific designers of board wargames... In Up Against the Wall, Motherfucker! you play either as Columbia University's administration, or as the radicals who have seized control of Fayerweather Hall. You are attempting to influence the opinions of various stakeholders in the university -- students of different sorts, the alumni, and so on. Random event cards influence play. Ultimately, the side that gains the greatest sympathy on the part of university stakeholders wins."
college  riots  games  tabletop  free  political  protest  sixties 
january 2010 by infovore
Obsessed with the production design of "The President's Analyst" - a set on Flickr
Jones has now seen "The President's Analyst" which is, by anyone's standards, a remarkable movie. Especially the bit in the cornfield. And the ending. Anyhow, he's screengrabbed loads of it on Flickr because it's just beautiful.
satire  movies  sixties  stills  jamescoburn  thepresidentsanalyst  productiondesign 
march 2009 by infovore
click opera - Art students (called Brian) observed
"This is a sort of thorough, empirical, sociological study of art students at two British art schools at a very interesting moment, the late 1960s (a moment when, as the book says, anti-art became the approved art, bringing all sorts of paradoxes to the fore). I find it fascinating that such a subjective thing as developing an art practice can be studied so objectively, but then I find it amazing that art can be taught at all. The book shows the tutors and students circling each other with wariness, coolness, misunderstanding, despair, appreciation." Some great anecdotes and observation.
education  teaching  art  uk  eno  sixties  school  momus  studies 
february 2009 by infovore
BBC - BBC 6 Music Programmes - The Record Producers, Brian Wilson
Heard some of this last night; a superb BBC documentary about Brian Wilson and some of his production techniques that shaped the Beach Boys' albums. Some great interviews, and lovely musical deconstruction of harmony and voicing. Obviously, as a "listen again" programme, it's only around for six days - so get listening!
music  production  brianwilson  bbc  beachboys  documentary  sixties  pop 
august 2008 by infovore
Nicky Hopkins - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"He is regarded as one of the most important session musicians in rock history, playing on countless hit recordings by leading British and American acts." He is also my new hero.
nickyhopkins  sessionmusician  music  sixties  seventies  rock  classicrock  piano  pianist 
july 2007 by infovore

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