my night at maud’s (éric rohmer, 1969)
the set-up (robert wise, 1949)

happy 50th birthday to the velvet underground and nico

I recently called this the greatest debut album in the history of rock and roll.

“No one ever even notices this, but right in the middle the drums stop ... No one ever thinks about the drummer, they're all worried about the guitar sound and stuff, and nobody's thinking about the drummer. Well, as soon as it got loud and fast I couldn't hear anything. I couldn't hear anybody. So I stopped, assuming, 'Oh, they'll stop too and say, 'What's the matter, Moe?' And nobody stopped! So I came back in.”

-- Moe Tucker, on “Heroin”