Archive for May, 2013

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Boss

May 31, 2013

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And a very happy birthday to Dirty Harry himself, Clint Eastwood as he turns 83 today. Starting out in television he got his major break as he took a chance starring in then-internationally unknown director Sergio Leone‘s 1964 western A Fistful of Dollars and the rest is show business history.

Oddly enough the spaghetti westerns had a huge impact on small island Jamaica, as the 60’s pretty much were flooded by 7″ titles honoring everyone from Clint to iconic bad man Lee Van Cleef – including the movie titles themselves! Compiled recently on the The Big Gun Down – Reggae Inspired By Spaghetti Westerns CD, but one of the earliest was The UpsettersClint Eastwood, correctly calling him “boss”. Check it out:

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Recap

May 31, 2013
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copyright? I got this via http://rarasaur.wordpress.com/

Whoa Nellie! Well, I’ve been made aware that I have a tendency to blitz through things and just don’t leave enough time – or room – to fully promote the stuff I do. I gotta admit that is a character trait of mine. I’m so engulfed in the creation part of the process that once I’m finished with it I kinda just leave it and move on to the next thing. So with that in mind, here’s a sampler of what I’ve done lately and your chance to catch up with it all:

The Jimmy C – The Man Who Never Dies (REMIX EP 2013)

Featuring my three remixes of the title track. Check it out here.


Call Me Greenhorn – The Harvester

A brand-new, bit darker track that won’t appear on the coming S/T album due to be released in June. Check it out on my SoundCloud as well.

Call Me Greenhorn – Here Comes Gorbot (video)

New video for the CMGH2 aka The Abandoned Project album directed by Robert Griffith from The Adventures of Superseven and Sandra West, starring Olivia Dunkley and Jerry Kokich – the latter as Gorbot. Good fun! Check it out on my YouTube as well.

Call Me Greenhorn – The Titan Was Deemed Unsinkable

The first “darker” track that actually will be included on CMGH‘s debut. I love 70’s Jamaican dub and I’m satisfied with the results. Check that one out on my SoundCloud while you’re at it.

Call Me Greenhorn – Armageddon Dub (video)

And finally we have the kick-ass video for Armageddon Dub directed by brilliant UK photographer Robert Boud. His haunting imagery was a perfect fit for this track and I’m so stoked he agreed to do this. Check out the single on my Bandcamp here and the video on YouTube here, and make sure to visit his official page for a taste of his other works!

So there we go! Make sure you spread this around and stay tuned for more updates!

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“Hey Hey I’m Greenhorn…”

May 23, 2013

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!

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The Wicker Man

May 22, 2013
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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!

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Tub o’ Horror

May 21, 2013

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.

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Bigfoot Diaries

May 20, 2013

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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Get it!

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Ray Manzarek Dead At 74

May 20, 2013
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This was just posted at The Doors official page on Facebook:

Ray Manzarek, keyboardist and founding member of The Doors, passed away today at 12:31PM PT at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany after a lengthy battle with bile duct cancer. He was 74. At the time of his passing, he was surrounded by his wife Dorothy Manzarek, and his brothers Rick and James Manczarek.

Ray founded The Doors with Jim Morrison in 1965. The band recorded six albums with Morrison including the final LA Woman in 1971. Read more at Noise11.com and TMZ.com.

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The Man Who Never Dub

May 20, 2013
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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:

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The Harvester

May 19, 2013
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copyright Sellergren Design 2013!

Well, to paraphrase Turbonegro: Are you ready for some darkness? Meet Call Me Greenhorn‘s new outing The Harvester – A wayyyy darker offering than usual that’s kinda like if Fu Manchu and Queens of the Stone Age teamed up with what remains of Flipper to create a sort of Jesus and Mary Chain-esque soundtrack for the latest David Lynch outing. At least that’s what I envisioned while listening to the final mix earlier today.

As far as I can tell this lil’ baby will be released with The Titan Was Deemed Unsinkable later this summer – making it the second “dark” release from Camp Greenhorn in 2013 – and maybe I’ll have the time to write some more exclusive tracks to make it a more “legit” EP, we’ll see.

The sleeve is actually a collage of photos found on Wikimedia Commons. The Blue Skull – yeah, it’s actually blue to being with – is courtesy one ‘xlibber’ and the cemetery photo courtesy Walesman (Welshman?) Ben Salter. Check it out on my SoundCloud and share like crayzee!

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Buzz Buzz

May 16, 2013

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…

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