Here is a gift for you.
First rock albums I ever bought were Let it Bleed and Are You Experienced?. I was in the fifth grade. My mom took me to Caldors I bought them on cassette. She dug rock n roll but wasn't an avid record buyer. She had albums by Simon and Garfunkel and Judy Collins and her favorite, Jacques Brel, but it was my dad who…
Brookslyn reprints one of the great interviews ever conducted. Brad Darrach's 1975 chat with Mel Brooks (thanks, once again, to Cinephilia and Beyond):
And while we're talkin' Mel Brooks, you must for to watch this:
Let's Get Stoopit.
From “The Age of Movies,” here’s P. Kael on History of the World, Part I:
I don't have many living idols, due to the fact that such folk have an unfortunate tendency to let you down. But I make an exception with this gentleman, who is a big reason that I accepted an invitation to attend the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita this past Saturday. Meeting the great Mel Brooks was certainly a bigger…