It remains to be seen if 2008 was a great or even very good year for music, which can be said for film and books as well. If anything, my ears settled on less this year, not feeling the need to listen to everything, knowing that I’d eventually get to many missed titles. There were more than a handful of incredible albums released in 2008 and most titles below are hyperlinked to a viral (official and unofficial) video.
William Eggleston, one of the great photographers and filmmakers of Americana, is finally getting his due.
The Whitney Museum is currently exhibiting Democratic Camera – Photographs and Video, 1961-2008, which continues until January 25th.
Cinetic Media is offering Eggleston’s magnificent Stranded in Canton, one of the first films shot on portable video equipment, free of charge on YouTube. The film is embedded below.
Robert Breer’s Swiss Army Knife with Rats and Pigeons.
The above video is something of a spoiler, as it’s the last part of In the City of Sylvia (watch from 3.00-6.40).