Thursday, December 16, 2010

Student Protestor (2010)

(via K-Punk)

"This was meant to be the first post-ideological generation. This was meant to be the generation that never thought of anything bigger than our Facebook profiles and our TV screens"

"However much they try to imprison us in the streets of London, those are our streets"

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Future Shock dir Alex Grasshoff (1972)

Narrated by Orson Welles
Based on the book by Alvin Toffler

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Jon Stewart C-Span Interview

In honor of the Rally to Restory Sanity and/or Fear, here's my favorite Jon Stewart interview.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Saturday, October 16, 2010

I Hear a Shadow dir Nico Vascellari (2009) (excerpt)

Nico Vascellari bangs a stick against a wall and creates an ungodly noise in a stunning performance piece

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Threads (1984) Dir Mick Jackson

In my formative high school years, I received a film education through my local library, which was the only place you could find movies from before 1975 (and found Blockbuster, Video Update, or other now extinct chains to be the enemy). Simultaneously, I obsessively used the library to mine the archives for "samples" to powder the rudimentary basement electronic music I was making at the time (examples of this will eventually be posted here). So I decided to check out an innocuous-seeming BBC drama called Threads from 1984 hoping to find a few cool sound samples and expecting little else. As any one alive when it first aired in the UK can attest, it is one of the most disturbing, terrifying films ever made. Going into scientific and horrific medical detail of what the fallout of a nuclear assault on Britain would be like, it's no surprise this was required watching for a country in the grips of the cold war. That the threat is no less plausible now should be a good enough reason to revisit this one.

Sunday, September 19, 2010


not really sure what this is, but it's lovely

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Starring my dear friend and former HvEXAS/Moe Greene compatriot Evan Leed.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Child's Play: Hammer Horror (1986)

The absolutely bizarre ending to a short from the British Tv show Hammer House Of Mystery & Suspense. Dig the spacey, arpeggiated Oneohtrix Point Never soundtrack at the end too...

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Children of the Stones (All 7 Episodes)

I'm glad people keep posting these so I can kind of relate what watching TV in the UK in the 70s was actually like (and understand what the hell K-Punk is saying half of the time).

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Journey to Orion

Short film based on 13 to Centaurus by
J.G.Ballard. Director Solveig Nordlund

Dig the soundtrack...

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Synth Britainnia

Divided into 10 parts, the brilliant BBC doc Synth Britainnia is finally on YouTube, though you should watch it now. It may be gone soon...

Friday, February 26, 2010

Crash (1971)

"I think the key imagine in the 20th century is the man in the motorcar. It sums up everything- the elements of speed, drama, agression, the junction of advertising and consumer goods for the technological landscape, the sense of violence and desire, power and energy, the shared experience of moving together through an elaborately signaled lanscape"- JG Ballard

It's no secret that Croneneberg's version is as much a Cronenberg piece as Ballard adaptation (perhaps even more Cronenberg than Ballard) and Harley Cokliss does a better job of eroticizing the automobile, though he seems to do so by anthropomorphizing the automobile rather than mechanizing the human body, which seems the crucial difference between Cokliss and Cronenberg's readings.