Sunday, December 12, 2010

Back to the Lab #4 1/12/2010

Abe Vigoda - 'Crush' (from Crush (Bella Union))

Terror Danjah ft. D Double-E - 'Undeniable' (from Undeniable (Hyperdub))

James Blake - 'I'll Stay' (from 'CMYK' EP (R&S))

The Fun Years - 'And They Think My Name is Dequan' (from God Was Like, No (Barge))

Grouper - 'Hold' (from 'Hold/Sick' 7" (Room40))

Stellar Om Source - 'Copper Dream' (from Trilogy Select (Not Not Fun))

Games - 'Heartlands' (from 'Everything is Working' 7" (Hippos in Tanks))

Coil - 'Going Up' (from The Ape of Naples (Threshold House))


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Abe Vigoda Trivia:

Has one daughter, Carol.

Is a regularly recurring visitor on "Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (1993).

In the 1980s, a well-known magazine referred to Vigoda as "the late Abe Vigoda" in a story, leading to the belief by many that he was dead. Abe enjoyed some publicity from the premature death announcement, even posing for a photograph while sitting up in a coffin!

Is a well respected and longstanding member of the New York Friar's Club.

Was originally considered to play the part of The Monster in Mel Brooks' comedy classic Young Frankenstein (1974), given his height and tremendous resemblance to Boris Karloff.

Was highly acclaimed playing the eponymous villain in "Richard III" for in the Public Theater's "Shakespeare in the Park" production in the 1960s.

Was portrayed by Michael J. Nelson on an episode of "Mystery Science Theatre 3000" (1988).

According to director Francis Ford Coppola, Abe was cast for the role of "Tessio" in The Godfather (1972) from an open casting call. He was selected from a pool of 500 unknown actors who auditioned for that role.

Abe's father Samuel Vigoda was a tailor in New York City.

Best remembered by the public for his role as Detective Fish in "Barney Miller" (1975).

December 13, 2010 at 3:56 PM  
Blogger Dan said...

All true.

December 20, 2010 at 2:21 AM  

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