‘TOM WAITS FOR NO ONE’: OBSCURE OSCAR-WINNING ANIMATED MUSIC VIDEO FROM 1979

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‘TOM WAITS FOR NO ONE’: OBSCURE OSCAR-WINNING ANIMATED MUSIC VIDEO FROM 1979.

“Tom Waits for No One” is the title of an absolutely amazing animated short that was made in 1979 by the Lyon Lamb company, the Oscar-winning technological innovators behind the Lyon Lamb Video Animation System which allowed animators to see immediate pencil tests of something without having to shoot it on film.

It was produced by his then business partner Bruce Lyon and utilized the (apparently mostly volunteered) talents of several up-and-comers who’d all go on to greater things, including lead animator David Silverman who went on to The Simpsons and Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. 

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LIFE AFTER DEATH: NEW POSTHUMOUS RELEASE FROM SUICIDE’S ALAN VEGA

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LIFE AFTER DEATH: NEW POSTHUMOUS RELEASE FROM SUICIDE’S ALAN VEGA.

There’s been no new music from Suicide co-founder Alan Vega since 2010’s Sniper. In the six years between that album and his death in the summer of 2016, Vega worked on a project called IT with his wife and frequent collaborator Liz Lamere. During that time he suffered a stroke, but the work continued.

Though it’s sad that IT had to be a posthumous album, it will at last be available in July, its release coinciding with the anniversary of his death and a slew of commemorative “Alan Vega Week” events that will include an exhibit of Vega’s drawings at Invisible-Exports, and “Dream Baby Dream,” a collection at Deitch Projects of Vega’s sculptural work plus video projections of historic Suicide performances. Here’s the album’s lead-off track, “DTM” (it stands for “Dead to Me”).