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Re: Bonzo Dog (Doo Dah) Band: Talking Pictures Redux

Posted: Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:33 am
by Garrett Gilchrist
Neil Innes' family writes: "We have lost a beautiful, kind, gentle soul whose music and songs touched the heart of everyone and whose intellect and search for truth inspired us all."

This hurts worse than any celebrity death I can recall. They say never meet your heroes, but in person, Neil Innes was pleasant and charming, and had a lot of time for his fans, who loved his musical work with The Rutles, The Innes Book of Records, The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band, Monty Python's Flying Circus, Rutland Weekend Television, GRIMMS, The World and so on. His music was consistently funny and clever in a long career, and if Michael Palin was "the nice one from Monty Python" so was Neil. Neil was always an inspiration.

Neil Innes told me once, whatever you do, it's got to come from here (the heart), not from out there. If it comes from in here you'll be ok.

There was no indication he was ill; indeed he just released a new album. He lived a quiet life with his wife Yvonne Catherine Hilton Innes. They married on 3 March 1966. The couple had three sons.

Around 1998 or 1999 I helped two friends Bonnie Rose (now passed) and Laurie Wieland as they started a website dedicated to Neil and his work, which became his official website for a decade or so. In 2003 Neil came to Los Angeles for a couple of concerts at their request, and with their involvement, one of many times he spent time with his fans. He often appeared at Beatlefest and The Fest For Beatle Fans.

A documentary feature was filmed at the time, The Seventh Python, which was never officially released. Neil was also nice enough to film a few quick scenes for my no-budget feature film "Gods of Los Angeles" (2002-5), although the scenes were deleted for unrelated reasons.

When I was struggling in temporary housing in 2018, Neil Innes paid my rent one month, to help out. When his former webmaster Bonnie Rose passed away, he recorded a heartfelt tribute.

I personally collected and restored rare video material related to Neil Innes, the late Vivian Stanshall, and the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band for decades.

Neil's work with Eric Idle of Monty Python was rightly famous, contributing with John Altman to "Always Look On the Bright Side of Life," and creating Beatles pastiche The Rutles (for the 1978 Saturday Night Live film All You Need Is Cash), as well as songs for Eric's rarely-seen post-Python series Rutland Weekend Television.

Idle wasn't happy to share credit, and the two had a low-key feud for decades.

Most of his fans have stories about having some personal meeting with Neil. He was always humble and seemed to really enjoy what he did. He was a legend of both comedy and music.

There was a gentle, old-fashioned rainy-day tone to Neil Innes' work quite unlike anything else. His own TV series, The Innes Book of Records, is a perfect example. He was brilliant, his work was brilliant, and the world was better for him having been in it.

https://www.standard.co.uk/showbiz/cele ... 23151.html

Here is a video from the Cambridge Folk Festival.
https://www.facebook.com/garrett.gilchr ... 577667847/

https://twitter.com/AdrianEdmondson/sta ... 5413978112

https://www.mixcloud.com/darrellmaclain ... 1944-2019/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyAzgZN1oGI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BL8H913nmW0

https://youtu.be/-xDHqs96O0I?t=223

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rTKCkbUMzHY

Re: Bonzo Dog (Doo Dah) Band: Talking Pictures Redux

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:28 am
by Garrett Gilchrist

Re: Bonzo Dog (Doo Dah) Band: Talking Pictures Redux

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:03 pm
by Garrett Gilchrist
Bonzo Dog (Doo Dah) Band "Metaphorically Speaking" Colorized (Neil Innes, Vivian Stanshall)

Colorized by Garrett Gilchrist (Photoshop, EBSynth, Deepremaster, RemoveBG, Premiere, AfterEffects)
First pass AI colorization by Jason Antic, creator of DeOldify, with many thanks.

Thanks also to Alex Douglas for his help with Deepremaster etc.

https://youtu.be/y_GTAM8um8M
https://www.mediafire.com/file/g6znigl2f9xdayw
https://www.facebook.com/garrett.gilchr ... 277122847/


Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band "Mr Apollo"
Colour Me Pop (Late Night Line-Up) 1968
Restored by Garrett Gilchrist

http://www.mediafire.com/file/6ft3ysy0jpjijdm
https://www.facebook.com/garrett.gilchr ... 254112847/
https://youtu.be/Y-mol9ONK4c

I had asked for a less compressed copy that retained the interlacing and frame size, but did not receive one. Here is a restoration based on what I already had. I've color corrected it to look more "normal," removed color glitches and instability, and noise reduced it generally. There's more that can be done but this is a (compressed) proof of concept on how the performance could look more normal.


https://soundcloud.com/bill-kates/how-s ... an-idiot-7

Re: Bonzo Dog (Doo Dah) Band: Talking Pictures Redux

Posted: Sun Feb 02, 2020 8:57 pm
by Garrett Gilchrist

Re: Bonzo Dog (Doo Dah) Band: Talking Pictures Redux

Posted: Fri May 15, 2020 1:35 pm
by Garrett Gilchrist
Speaking of bootlegs, this Bonzo "Video-ology" is just someone selling my outdated 2006 "Talking Pictures" set for $30. Oh well.

http://www.kvideodvd.com/index.php?disp ... t_id=32839

I've been meaning to update this set, since so much has turned up since I created it, but never did for various reasons. You can get any of that stuff via download for free, if you ask nicely.

Here's some stuff at Archive .org.

https://archive.org/details/@ocpmovie?and%5B%5D=bonzo

Re: Bonzo Dog (Doo Dah) Band: Talking Pictures Redux

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 12:35 pm
by Garrett Gilchrist

Re: Bonzo Dog (Doo Dah) Band: Talking Pictures Redux

Posted: Sun May 17, 2020 2:46 pm
by Garrett Gilchrist
I am looking for a master-tape-quality copy of this special, which aired under three titles:

Vivian Stanshall: Diamond Geezer April 7, 1995 BBC2 Late Show

Vivian Stanshall: The Early Years 1993

Vivian Stanshall: Crank 1991 27 November (?)

These are the same special.

Re: Bonzo Dog (Doo Dah) Band: Talking Pictures Redux

Posted: Mon May 25, 2020 3:47 pm
by Garrett Gilchrist
New Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band video compilation.

Brand new edits include: "Canyons of Your Mind / Urban Spaceman / Noises For the Leg," "Ready-Mades," "We Were Wrong," "End of the Show/Equestrian Statue/Little Sir Echo."

A few volumes of Extras are also coming, which will answer the question of "Is (a certain video) in this?"

Download options at right.

https://archive.org/details/@ocpmovie

Re: Bonzo Dog (Doo Dah) Band: Talking Pictures Redux

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:48 am
by Garrett Gilchrist