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Now displaying: 2016
Dec 21, 2016

"When life gives me lemons, I turn up the stereo" -- Mr. Neutron

Dec 13, 2016

Yunte Huang's biography of the real-life Charlie Chan, aka Chang Apana, , a wiry, bullwhip-wielding ex-cowboy, the scourge of criminals in Honolulu's Chinatown.

Dec 6, 2016

The Coen Brothers' black comedy Fargo gets The Treatment. Alan Jacobson provides The Treatment.

Nov 15, 2016

Mr. Neutron roots through the back of his closet and lets his freak flag fly. 

Nov 8, 2016

A detailed history of the eruptions of Vesuvius.

Nov 3, 2016

The rise and fall of Yoram Globus and Menachem Golan, whose schlocky, campy films changed the face of movie making.

Oct 20, 2016

Mr. Neutron mines punk's protest vein.

Mr. Neutron is Ron Averill

Oct 11, 2016

Wigmaker Thomas Paine Kydd is is pressed into Nelson's navy during the Napoleanic wars and painfully (and literally) taught the ropes.

Oct 4, 2016

A cantankerous department store owner goes undercover as a shoe salesman to hunt of unionizers at his store, but gets involved in their lives instead. This classic screwball comedy stars Jean Arthur, Robert Cummings, and Charles Coburn. (unrated, 1941, 92 min. Director: Sam Wood)

Sep 20, 2016

Mr. Neutron marries past and present in his personal tribute to The Monkees upon release of their newest (and probably last) album.

Mr. Neutron is Ron Averill.

Sep 13, 2016

The Lone Reader talks about Social Insecurity, by James W. Russell.

Sep 6, 2016

This documentary follows three U.S. Olympic table-tennis hopefuls, their training, their families, and their struggles in attaining to top ranks of table tennis.

Aug 16, 2016

Mr. Neutron rounds out his series on country music by examining "artists who have dug up the roots of traditional country and bluegrass music and grafted on their own twists and turns."

 

Featured is the music of Old Crow Medicine Show, Abigail Washburn, and Hank Williams III (Hank3).

 

Ron Averill is Mr. Neutron

Aug 9, 2016

Author and football fan Steve Almond questions his own homage to America's secular religion: Football.

 

Music: Ignition, by Collision Process

Aug 2, 2016

Alan Jacobson treats the best film in the gangster genre since Goodfellas.

"The Treatment" theme music: Factory for My Father, John Benson Quartet

Music:

Hesitationbt, Fendrguitplayr

San Fran Interlude, Strobone

In the Crowd, The Years

Jul 27, 2016

Director Eileen Simmons talks about goings on at the library.

Music: L'Histoire du Soldat, by Igor Stravinsky

Courtesy of the Internet Archive

Jul 19, 2016

The Lone Reader; one librarian talks about the books he reads. The Lone Reader looks at Mill Town, Norman H. Clark's magisterial history of early Everett and of the Everett Massacre. Time: 0:02:36 Size: 2.38 Mb Music: "Powerhouse," by Raymond Scott. Courtesy of Internet Archive. Sound effects, from Freesound: Bench Saw Crosscutting, by Benboncan Metal Saw, by qubodup War, gunfight, shooting, etc., by ylearkisto      

Jun 10, 2016
Mr. Neutron's Record Closet; reviews of all musical genres, surprises, mysteries. Towels recommended. Mr. Neutron pays homage to some outstanding country divas and their fusion creations. Mr. Neutron is Ron Averill. Image at left: Ms. Tami Nielson. Time: 0:04:36 Size: 4.22 Mb  
May 26, 2016
Film in focus from the Evergreen Cinema Society. Alan Jacobson reviews Jonathan Demme's film Stop Making Sense, a tour-de-force performance-art film starring New Wave music icons The Talking Heads. Time: 0:07:31 Size: 6.88Mb Fragments of "Burning Down the House" and "Thank You for Sending Me an Angel," courtesy of the Internet Archive. Theme music for "The Treatment": "Midwest Meditation", by the John Benson Quartet.
May 18, 2016
From the Director; Director Eileen Simmons talks about goings on at the library. May 2016: Library Director Eileen Simmons Music: Quintent No. 1 in Bb Major, by Giuseppe Cambini Size: 3.16 Mb Length: 3:26
Apr 26, 2016
Mr. Neutron's Record Closet; reviews of all musical genres, surprises, mysteries. Towels recommended. Mr. Neutron traces his reluctant reconciliation with a music he once viciously denounced. Mr. Neutron is Ron Averill. Image at left: Mr. Bob Wills. Time: 0:05:01 Size: 4.60 Mb  
Mar 25, 2016
Film in focus from the Evergreen Cinema Society. Alan Jacobson reviews Urgh! A Music War, the DVD. Post-punk energy, near-absurd levels of theatricality. Time: 0:05:11 Size: 4.75Mb Sound effect from the BBC Sound Effects Library: Beaming Down--BBC Comedy, Fantasy, and Humor. Theme music for "The Treatment": "Midwest Meditation", by the John Benson Quartet.
Mar 25, 2016
Mr. Neutron's Record Closet; reviews of all musical genres, surprises, mysteries. Towels recommended. Mr. Neutron hears "the voices of the gods" in his review of Urgh! A Music War, a 1981 post-punk LP masterpiece. Mr. Neutron is Ron Averill. Time: 0:03:45 Size: 3.44 Mb  
Mar 8, 2016
The Lone Reader; one librarian talks about the books he reads. Told through the voices of band members, roadies, family, and friends, Alan Paul's One Way Out is the story of the rise and fall of an iconic rock band of the sixties, the Allman Brothers Band. Music: A Messy Blues, by Steve Hill Time: 0:02:20 Size: 2.15Mb
Feb 16, 2016
Mr. Neutron's Record Closet; reviews of all musical genres, surprises, mysteries. Towels recommended. Mr. Neutron reviews So Delicious, the latest roots/blues barrage from Rev. Peyton and His Big Damn Band. Mr. Neutron is Ron Averill. Photo courtesy of K8 Fan. Time: 0:04:03 Size: 3.71 Mb  
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