Monday, December 26, 2011
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Friday, September 23, 2011
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Monday, September 5, 2011
Starring Klaus Nomi
This has to be the strangest SNL performance ever.
As noted in the user comments for this video, the phobic SNL crew decided to cut out the phrase "other boys check you out", but failed to censor the puppet erection he made for his marionette costume.
Posted by Timh Gabriele at 5:56 PM
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Monday, July 11, 2011
Thursday, June 23, 2011
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
Programme X: Secret Weapons by IndieMoviesOnlineUSA
featuring a great soundtrack by Syrinx- anybody know anything about them? I'm guessing they're Canadian...
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Sunday, May 22, 2011
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Cronenberg's first full-length, about a group of polymorphously sexual telepaths being studied at a nearly empty fully modernist psychiatric center. Interventions by the psychiatrists to use their abilities to form a commune/replacement family unit are hidden from the camera but described in cold clinical detail on the voiceover. Echoes of Ballard, whom the Canadian Cronenberg had likely did not know at the time, are all over. These parellel sensibilities would of course collude with Crash (1996), but would also reach a head in 1975's Shivers (also known as They Came From Within), which mimes Ballard's 1975 novel High Rise in an eerie tandem.
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Sunday, May 15, 2011
The earliest, folkiest version of this song had quite a high budget. This is especially interesting since the song never charted until a much later rerelease.
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Friday, May 6, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Monday, April 4, 2011
A prototype to Threads/ The Day After, The War Game invented the docudrama form and examines hypothetical fallout from a nuclear attack on Britain in horrifying footage.
As an aside, curious if any one knows if this film is the origin of the record label name Honest Jon's. In the film, a nuke is nicknamed an Honest Jon and I haven't seen any other colloquial use of the term.
Posted by Timh Gabriele at 6:29 PM
Sunday, April 3, 2011
Connecting the ecstatic ecclesiastical energy of Southern Shaker churches with the similar manic vibe of drum n' bass.
Posted by Timh Gabriele at 7:21 PM
Reminds me a bit of a more euphoric take on voice work by Morton Feldman.
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Sunday, March 27, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
feat Roska, Scratcha DVA, Black Down, Lisa Blanning, K-Punk, SBKRT
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A brilliant piece composed on cell phones best documented on the limited edition 2002 album from Staalplaat (OOP, but available online if you search for it). These types of ringtones are already becoming one of those de-circulated technologies representative of a bygone era. Expect them to make a huge comeback in ten years along with modems and pagers. Yet again, Meat Beat Manifesto will have been prescient.
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Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Majlis al Jinn (Meeting Place of the Jinn)
Paul H Williams's films (via Ballardian)"continue to mine this unique nexus of Ballard, Islam, rampant development, industrial isolation and subsonic hums. These filmic miniatures form a unique, ongoing travelogue, often shot from the upper-level hotel room high above the clouds that has served as Paul’s home for the past year, recording his nostalgia and emotion at the absence of his family in the UK, as he captures the evolution of the cityscape warping the desert below".
This film also features beautiful music by Williams himself
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