Tuesday, September 30, 2014

tilt

what it is: tilt
where i found it: a frenemy

An old friend emailed me out of the blue with THIS LINK, which becomes progressively disturbing and inexplicable as it progresses.

A little research led me to THIS ALBUM, which is wholly disturbing and inexplicable. I don't know if it's good, but it's certainly interesting.

Monday, September 29, 2014

this week's viewing

what it is: this week's viewing
where i found it: netflix

I had the great fortune of seeing three exemplary music documentaries over the past week. Perhaps you want to peruse them too.

1) The Souce Family. See a once-cold-blooded murderer brainwash children, rob banks, establish a health food empire, recruit high school students while wearing sunglasses, die in a hang-gliding accident, sow the seeds of American hippie consciousness, and make sixty five psychedelic records.

HERE's a good Source Family jam, including one of the best album covers the world has seen.

2) Beware of Mr. Baker. See Ginger Baker devolve from the world's (arguably) greatest rock drummer to a cane-wielding arm chair savage. Along the way he ends up in Fela Kuti's compound and gets really into polo. The only cinematic mis-step here is when he's depicted as a cartoon oarsman on a slaveship.  Parts of the film make me actually like Eric Clapton for a minute, an accomplishment in itself.

If you're curious, here's some good GINGER AND FELA material. At time of this writing there's also a decently priced FELA VINYL BOX SET available, curated by Baker.

3) Nothing Can Hurt Me. See Big Star make some masterpiece records and devolve into despair (in Alex Chilton's case, devolve into a punk rock chimpanzee). I'd always thought this band was kind of boring and I dislike their more rockin' moments, but this movie really made me appreciate them.

HERE's a pretty amazing, absurd, argumentative local TV performance of the Panther Burns, Chilton on guitar in '79.

Monday, September 15, 2014

follow up to the bat bite

HERE is a completely absurd local news follow up investigation of that guy getting bit by the bat. You get to find out what happened to the bat and what it felt like to get bit. 

And HERE's some great reporting about some bullshit.






it's a bat

what it is: a bat

where i found it: nature

HERE's a great clip of some guy getting attacking by a bat while he's in the middle of a bullshit jam in the woods.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

really long traffic jam

what it is: really long traffic jam
where i found it: belgium

I've come across multiple blogs documenting this really, really long traffic jam in Belgium that hasn't moved in 60 years. Photos are definitely worth checking out, if only to see how nature will eventually overtake our horrible civilization.

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While we're on the topic, here's a site dedicated to documenting the so-called Sixth Mass Extinction, which we're currently undergoing. There are a lot of links here. Enjoy.
 
 


Saturday, September 6, 2014

the gods are here!

what it is: some guy flipping out at a black sabbath in-store
where i found it: the net

THE GODS ARE HERE!

The next related video was THIS.

Friday, September 5, 2014

i am enjoying the new mayhem record

night time soap

what it is: night time soap
where i found it: fucking tv

bad fan art
Recently many an hour of my life has been vampired by the Sons of Anarchy. For some reason I can't stop watching, even though I hate:

1) the way the main character, Jax, struts around like a rooster and says "bro" at the end of every   sentence.

2) the totally awful "rockin' country" soundtrack

3) every happy moment the characters experience, which can be divided into
      a) celebratory Michelob
      b) sudden dancing/partying whenever good news is delivered
      c) inexplicable amnesia regarding people just tortured or murdered 

4) The characters' total lack of regard for leaving forensic evidence when blowing shit up and murdering people every day.

Notable, however, is how far Ron Perlman has come since Police Academy: Mission to Moscow and Quest For Fire (in which he played a caveman uglier than any caveman every actually was).


You probably also don't need to know that Katie Sagal sang backup with Mollie Hatchet and on that Gene Simmons solo record that fit with the other KISS solo records like a big puzzle piece like this:


Thursday, September 4, 2014

impressive record packaging

what it is: impressive record packaging
where i found it: yow

In this video everyone's hero, David Yow, creates one of the best record packages I've seen. I can't imagine what the shipping must cost. The big payoff, though, is what the album sounds like.






For what it's worth, here's one of my favorite tracks from his other band. Hell, just listen to the whole album.