Hey peeps, make sure to check out the 31st episode of The Adventures of Superseven and Sandra West available now! Entitled Operazione: Video Musicale it’s a silly and fun romp that is very Monkees-esque and featuring music videos for Call Me Greenhorn and Jerry Kokich‘s I Am Superseven as well as The Jimmy C‘s Sandra West Theme and Clear Today.
Taken from the recently-released They Call Me Superseven OST that is still available on my Bandcamp. Nineteen tracks in total that were written for or inspired by the series. Tons of goodies. Check it out below and tell your friends!
copyright The Daily Mash 2013!
Well, here’s a little something to cheer me up as I am bummed out sitting at home and being sick: This brilliant new (?) t-shirt design from the web’s number one home for sarcasm, The Daily Mash. Just a wicker man and Welcome to Wales. I’ve written about this faux-news site before, but if you like classic British humor with a bit of extra bite this is the best place to go – I myself usually start off my Saturdays spending an hour reading up on their articles and laughing out loud. Get the t-shirt here.
Speaking of which; If you haven’t seen the 1973 Hammer Films classic I can highly recommend it! It’s a brilliant murder mystery with occult overtones, starring Christopher Lee among others. It’s one of my (many) faves from the 70′s and a truly remarkable offering that actually shows the cultural clashes between modern Western belief systems versus the Old Religion – I don’t wanna get into it too much ’cause I don’t wanna ruin it for those of you who still haven’t seen it. A great film and I highly recommend it!
Check out the trailer and stay away from the Nicholas Cage remake fer chrissakes!
This is pretty damn neat: A fan video of original grungers – yes, they pretty much help invent the damn genre – Steel Pole Bath Tub‘s Train to Miami using footage from the Spanish horror classic Horror Express. It’s a win, baby! Taken from their 1993 album The Miracle of Sound in Motion released on Boner Records.
The ‘Tub was an aquired taste, but I am personally convinced that their brand of ugly noise and twisted drones was the initial seedling that later evolved to the doom and sludge sounds found in today’s metal scene. Along with outfits like The Melvins (whom they shared label with) they took the first steps towards stoner rock – to much chagrin from the underground community that was too hung up on not allowing bands to create whatever the hell popped into their heads insisting a maintenance of the status quo – and IMO you’d gotta be pretty damn deaf to miss that one.
The 1972 outing Horror Express is actually one of my personal faves in the genre. During the 80′s I spent many late Thursday nights glued to Super Channel as they aired cheap (?) horror movies and this mummy/zombie/evil creature feature made quite an impression on me. Considered to be in the public domain you can actually download it legally via Archive.org or watch it in full on YouTube.
Make sure you check out the latest installment of Troy Church and Co’s The Bigfoot Diaries Live – available via YouTube! Musical guests are Seth Peters and BJ Forst of Dead Horse Trauma, the main topic is the various sub genres of metal and I was pleasantly surprised receiving a plug towards the end of the show.
Speaking of Bigfoot, the poster I created for them is still available for sale! There’s six different designs in total with every print being a 11″ X 17″ limited numbered edition and made of the highest quality card stock. Only $10 plus $5 shipping and handling, foreign rates will be higher. Get ‘em here.
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copyright The Jimmy C 2013!
I just received a heads up from Aussie musician The Jimmy C that the The Man Who Never Dies EP has been released on his Bandcamp today! Eight tracks in total it includes the three separate mixes I did of the title track – that also appears on the Orbital Debris album – with five bonus tracks.
Like I already wrote I did one basic remix of the track, one alt. mix that offers a bit more structural changes and one final Dub mix that, well, as I bluntly stated before, “f**cked with it”. That last one was actually fun to see added as I was totally convinced it was too “out there” for inclusion.
Other tracks include the hilarious Tracky Dacks – which I guess is the Australian phrase for “sweat pants” – that opens with the funniest damn lyrics I’ve heard in ages: “I know you must feel comfortable but it looks like you have given up on life…” and the great swagger of Hey Esmarelda that reminds me of the stuff he offered on the 2009 Glamour & Fame album.
All in all yet another great release from Jamie, so make sure you check it out, and for your consideration, the dub version of the title track:
Oh boy! Guys, I’m sorry for being such a buzzkill, but as this is becoming quite viral abroad it’s time to set the record straight: No, no Swedish man has perished after trying to perform intercourse with a hornet nest. I’ve seen it starting to spread like wildfire on Facebook and now even high-profile magazines like The International Business Times and Metro UK are running with the story – a quite surreal experience as the original article about this “incident” was published on a Swedish equivalent of The Onion and The Daily Mash in September 2012 (Swedish language), and a quite amateurish one at that to be honest.
Now, I can only answer for myself of course and sure don’t know what other guys do to get their kicks – and I consider myself being quite liberal and would never judge how anyone gets their jollies as long as they keep it within the boundaries of the law – but I am pretty damn confident no one at least felt that – ahem – “sting of love” if you know what I mean.
Well I’m a king bee
Buzzing around your hive…
Hey kids, new week and time for another episode of The Adventures of Superseven and Sandra West! This, their 30th, is entitled A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Rescue Sandra West and features a pretty damn epic fight scene – over four minutes long!
There’s some nice, tight editing in this one and I think Robert Griffith did a great job with it. Got some nice tracks from Call Me Greenhorn as well with Ooky Pt.2 and the all-new Superseven Fight Theme Vers. 2 making its debut, plus some cool tracks by Aussie musician The Jimmy C – including his brand new Sandra West Theme.
Speaking of the series I was glad to see them announcing that their campaign on Kickstarter was successful with an extra $1,000 raised for the project. So congrats to them and congrats to the funders as they’ve got a free download of the They Call Me Superseven OST coming their way. If you haven’t, make sure to check it out on Bandcamp and share, share, share away!
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copyright Sellergren Design 2013!
Get ready for a serious dose of Dub heaviness with this new taste of the coming Call Me Greenhorn full length: The Titan Was Deemed Unsinkable. Oddly enough The Titanic has been popping up as a subject all week, so I went with it and once again took a somewhat completed rhythm track and set out to create sound effects emulating the noises I imagined a sinking boat would make. It was fun editing and experimenting with all kinds of weird stuff and I guess those teenage years listening to Einstürzende Neubauten finally paid off!
FYI the song title is not wrong ’cause if you’re familiar with the weirder side of popular culture you’d know that The Titan was the name of the ship in Morgan Robertson‘s 1898 novella Futility, or the Wreck of the Titan that predicted the Titanic disaster 14 years before it happened! Or, sure do have a lot of odd similarities if you’re more of a sceptic. I went with that name ’cause I felt using one from a real-life disaster that killed 1500+ people was just
asshole behavior less than tasteful.
The sleeve was me trying to emulate Winston Smith‘s classic album collages and I think I came pretty close to the stuff he did for Alternative Tentacles, like Jello Biafra with D.O.A.‘s Last Scream of the Missing Neighbors or the The Sky is Falling and I Want My Mommy collaboration with Nomeansno. Eerily enough the woman and child is actually taken from a genuine White Star Line brochure advertising the launch of the doomed vessel, and I got the background image via NASA (it’s actually a photo but I messed around with a couple of filters to make it look more like painted artwork) with both being in the public domain.
So give it a spin on my Soundcloud or down below and don’t forget to share! Cheers!
I looked and there before me was a pale horse. Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him…
Yes, here we go: Proudly announcing that the video for Call Me Greenhorn‘s Armageddon Dub is now up and running! Directed by Robert Boud it’s based on his great photo project Aftermath Apocalypse and fits the bleak industrial sounds of the song just perfectly. I already written about how the song was conceived, but my stats show you guys sure don’t like to click stuff, so it all began with me trying out both some new parallel processing techniques as well as getting to know the utterly insane Russian VST Molot one weekend, getting an initial basic track finished late on Friday evening and going to bed ending up having the worst nightmare in years.
With a heavy Walking Dead feel, the nightmare kinda freaked me out and I spent that Saturday trying to re-create the desolate feel of it and ended up with a weird, industrial soundtrack to go with the pretty standard meat-and-potatoes Dub rhythm track. Totally satisfied with the results I was kinda taken aback by the sheer darkness of the damn thing and am still scratching my head how it just kinda jumped out of me. Where the hell did that come from? Anyway, as much as I like the song I’m not adding it to the coming full length as its feel just differs from the rest of the material too damn much.
Now, if you wanna talk synchronicity let’s rewind roughly two weeks where I’m a bit bummed out about not having the equipment to edit new Greenhorn videos (I switched computers early 2013) and am trying to figure out just when and how to get something rolling when I jot down my little post about the Necronomicon Ex Mortis iPhone Case and wouldn’t you know somewhere in the UK was Robert reading it, clicking “like” and the next thing I’m checking out his portfolio and being blown away by his work – with the rest being history. Like I already stated he was perfect for the job as his imagery fits the feel of the song so good it’s eerie.
So make sure you check out the video on YouTube, it has been added as a download bonus goodie on Bandcamp so check that one out here, and please pay Robert a visit on his official site to check out his portfolio ’cause it’s damn good work. And if you wanna try out the insane Molot VST you can do so here.