Well, with the They Call Me Superseven soundtrack album soon finished along with some other obligations as well, I’ll soon be getting right back to finishing the first Call Me Greenhorn album! I know it’s been delayed – I just checked and apparently I thought I’d have this wrapped up by December 2012! – but I considered the other projects I’ve been busying myself with to be of more importance. Plus, I sure as hell have gotten better using Propellerhead‘s Reason 6.5 so I honestly consider this lil’ break to be entirely beneficial for the project!
Anyway, originally posted on YouTube in November 2012, this teaser taste video features some kick-ass drums by Aussie musician Jamie Coghill, and some awesome visuals courtesy the creators of ‘Seven. Check it out, you can give it a spin on my SoundCloud here as well and feel free to share!
Well, as morbid and cute as Melbourne, Australia Metro Trains‘ animated public service announcement Dumb Ways to Die might be, I think Teddiefilms and the Rocky Point Haunted House‘s Walking Dead-inspired parody The Walking Dumb: Dumb Ways to Die is a pretty nice blending of two popular culture phenomenas.
Covering the three seasons of the show so far – warning: there are spoilers! – this parody manage to sum it up nicely with a great sense of humor juxtaposing a damn catchy melody with some moderately gory special effects. Check it out on YouTube for lyrics and links to their pages on iTunes and Facebook here.
Holy moly, this is just amazing! By sheer coincidence (and dumb luck) I stumbled across The New Piccadillys doing a brilliant Merseybeat version of The Ramones classic Judy is a Punk! Perfectly executed with a nice video I’ve kept playing this over and over just to grasp the sheer genius of it. This is how you do a cover song! Not a bland, generic audio xerox, but a unique interpretation where you give the material your own twist – pun intended.
Needing to find out more about this band I did a quick google and came up with an official page on Facebook (check it out here), plus information some of the members used to be in that other great Merseybeat outfit The Kaisers – so there’s no mystery where their ability to pull off the authentic sound came from. There’s more videos on YouTube, so do yourself a favor and check them out!
Yeah, keeping up with rattling the stick inside the proverbial swill bucket, to paraphrase George Orwell. As I’m between video editing softwares right now I had to go with using MP32tube.com, but hey, it gets the work done until I have the time to sit down and edit a proper video.
While on the subject: If you want a super-cheap (albeit basic) video for your song etc. this is perfect and takes roughly a minute to create. All you need is a .gif or .jpeg, your song in the MP3 format and you’re good to go! Check ‘em out here.
Well, I told you we needed fire goddammit! My fellow musicians (and uh, Terminator fans I guess): Meet Compressorhead, the world’s first robot band. Yup, you read that right. From Germany – the country that gave us Kraftwerk so we can’t act all that surprised – this three-piece is comprised of Fingers (guitars), Bones (bass) and four-armed (!!!) drummer Stickboy. The video sees them covering Motorhead‘s anthem Ace of Spades, and I’m guessing this video gives a little taste of what visitors at the Big Day Out festival in Australia can expect as they are slated to perform there.
Something tells me these fellas don’t mind playing without a guarantee, and it’s kinda ironic seeing cheap-ass clubs and pubs finally having within reach what they’ve probably been dreaming about for years: Musicians that not only shows up on time, but always plays covers and won’t be having a problem of performing just for the sheer novelty of it – and who probably never eat ‘cept the occasional battery every thousand years so they won’t bitch about you paying a hundred bucks split four ways minus gas.
If you’ve got Facebook you might wanna drop by their official page and shake hands with our future overlords. Their memory banks know no limit, so you might wanna make a good impression now before they take over the world. More videos can be found on their official website.
WARNING: The video clips in this post contains nudity, so don’t watch them fer chrissakes!
Well, I was reminded of this yesterday as I had actually completely forgotten about making them to begin with, but back in 2011 I started downloading old public domain stag- and striptease clips on Archive.org, but on account of whoever uploaded said clips having insisted on adding awful Euro techno to them, I popped ‘em into my video editor, went through Crypt Records’ great Las Vegas Grind compilation series for some kick-ass sleazy rock’n'roll instrumentals to score them with and made my first effort (as far as I can remember) editing video.
Anyway, if memory serves me correct I started out with Cherry Knight‘s performance and it just locked with Roger & The Gypsies‘ bad-ass Pass the Hatchet with a minimum of editing needed. Talk about pure dumb luck! If you recognize Cherry it’s probably ’cause she was one of the stars in Irwing Klaw‘s striptease classic Teaserama – that’s actually also in the public domain, so get it here!
Not too sure when I got around to edit the Bettie Page clip, but it is one of a handful public domain clips available, so make sure you search while visiting the page. The clip was obviously aimed towards the foot fetish crowd, and I gotta say it looks pretty innocent by today’s standards. I think it needed a bit more edits to make it fit with Ken Williams‘ (My Very Own) Trash Can, but I am pretty satisfied with the results.
Unfortunately I never saved these clips in any physical format – everybody: D’OH! – with the exception of a 60-minute DVD-R that I burned in order to collect all the edited clips in one place. I might .zip it and share in the future (or maybe just upload it on YouTube), but I’ll keep you posted when and if it happens.
“Sam Hell is a prisoner of the female faction who took over the U.S. after nuclear war. Mutants thrive in the wasteland while humans face possible extinction due to infertility. Bomb strapped to his crotch, Hell is forced to rescue a group of fertile women from a harem ran by an evil mutant gang.”
Oh man, how can you not love a film entitled Hell Comes to Frogtown? Mandatory viewing kiddes!
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Great news for fans of The Adventures of Superseven and Sandra West – all 40,000 of ‘em baby! – as the complete series is now available to stream on Webisodes.com! Season 1 and 2 plus some bonus goodies including the video for The Norliss Tapes Groovy and a sizzle reel featuring the kick-ass funk song from The Jimmy C that I’ve mentioned earlier. 43 episodes in total, make sure to check ‘em out here.
Speaking of the Groovy video it is still available as a free download in the .wmv format – as all parties involved believe in grass roots promotion – so you can get it here (335 MB) and if you have a YouTube account etc. feel free to post it. Sharing is caring!
Well, even though I don’t share the (erroneous) belief of today being the end of our times, I still find this kinda fitting considering the date: Late 80s “alternative hit” It’s The End of the World by R.E.M. I found it both disturbing and fascinating at the same time how people now seem almost hell bent on believing the Mayans predicted the Apocalypse today when even the slightest bit of research – and we’re talking “googling shit and clicking the first result” – will inform you of the exact opposite. I guess mainstream media truly thrives on spreading fear and misinformation no matter how false it is, but it’s frustrating after reading up on it that the correct information seem to go in one ear and out the other.
- It’s the end of the world!
- Umm, actually it’s the end of their Long Count, a cycle of roughly 5,000 years. But just like our calendars they start over with the first calendar tomorrow.
- Well, no. Some have interpreted it as the end of a cycle and this leading to a new age of mankind, but no Apocalypse.
- We’re doomed!
- I’m outta here…
Anyway, I can share that after reading up on various prophecies regarding today (because I have an inquisitive mind which means that every time something fascinates me I want to know all there is about it), I found that none of those actually predict an Armageddon. And contrary to the popular mainstream belief the Mayans say absolutely nothing about it. The Hopi indians do tell something along those lines but clearly states that mankind is at a crossroads right now and need to make a choice regarding our collective future. One road leads to a new consciousness and peace and the other leads to a Great War that will engulf us all in flames and render this planet to nothing more than a cold, dead lump of coal until the end of our galaxy. But again, they clearly state there’s a choice.
I was actually a bit amused and think my Christian friends will find the Chinese I-Ching predictions of 2012 fascinating as it claims that this month a wise man will rise and start preaching to the people leading the World into a new golden age. Personally I liked what some of the Hindu believe – that December 2012 is the end of what they call ‘Kali Yuga’ (‘The Age of Kali’): A dark, degenerate time in mankind’s age where we turned on each other, fought unnecessary wars, were plagued by disease and starvation, true intelligence was lost and ridiculed, and we as a species not only lost our way, but also our souls (and don’t kid yourself, we fucked up royally these last couple of thousand years). And seeing the end of such a despicable age around lunch time today is actually kinda comforting.
Enjoy the song. Enjoy the solstice. I’ll see ya’ll tomorrow.
Oh man, I was reminded of this via Eva Halloween‘s latest post (and I choose not to comment on the “death by Snowman butt-hurt” *ahem*): The original 1974 stalk-and-slash classic Black Christmas! Directed by Bob Clark this pre-dates John Carpenter‘s Halloween by at least three years, and even though it’s nowhere near as gory as today’s slasher films (or the slashers of the 80s) it’s one hella creepy flick, mostly thanks to the complete and utter nut job that’s stalking a dorm of sorority girls the night before X-Mas holidays. It may be anemic but it’ll scare the pants off you!
Funny anecdote when it comes to that whole “origin of the slasher film” – told by Clark himself in the audio commentary available on the great Tartan Grindhouse DVD release – he was actually approached by then-inexperienced director Carpenter who really wanted to see a follow-up to his film. Clark declined but Carpenter refused to take no for an answer. They communicated for a while on this subject, and when Carpenter finally realized Clark had no interest in doing a follow-up he asked him to at least toy with the idea. And Clark told him that for a sequel he’d start with the killer escaping from prison/mental hospital and return to the town where the killings took place to finish off the ones that escaped. And he’d set it in a different holiday like Halloween.
No matter what (there are some confirmations that Carpenter actually served as an apprentice for Clark) this is a killer movie (pun intended) and if you haven’t seen it – do!