Wednesday, October 28, 2009

t h e B u r g e r P u m p k i n
Have you ever heard of the experimental movie BATMAN DRACULA by Andy Warhol? Here's a clip w/ a rare Velvet Underground song called "The Nothing Song".
The Blue Gardenia (1953)
Directed by Fritz Lang

Adam Hardaway at Rainy Day recommended this film and I knew I had to see it when I noticed Raymond Burr was in it! It's no METROPOLIS, but it is an entertaining murder mystery with Nat King Cole (he's only in the clip above)!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

On Friday night Brent Meador & I got to see Crispin Glover at the Capitol Theater. I have to say I was really excited at first, then I got a little nervous cause I had heard a lot of bad things people were saying about the film he was showing (which is the 2nd installment of his trilogy) IT IS FINE! EVERYTHING IS FINE! Also it cost $18 which is quite a bit... but we got really good seats and I immedietly felt like I got my money's worth when stepped on stage and went straight into about 12 different slide shows, which are basically him narrating books he has written aloud. It was really great. I had never seen anything like it and I felt like I was lost in a time warp.

His film was actually not nearly as disturbing as I had imagined it might be and after hearing about the way the film was written (written by the Steven C. Stewart, the man who plays the villian in the story, who actually died before the film was finished) during the Q & A it became a lot more intesting in retr0spect. The film was really well made though. Excellent cinematography and set design. Also, both of Crispin's parents were in the movie and they looked so bizarre, especially his father. The Q & A was really interesting and it went on forever.

After the Q & A we stood in the longest line ever to get a chance to get his autograph and ask him some questions. I couldn't believe how slowly the line was moving! He literally talked to everyone for at least 10 - 15 minutes! .... and later Brent, Ness, & I watched that Simpsons episode DEEP SPACE HOMER to cleanse the palate of the mind.
Directed by Stanley Kramer

I got a used copy of this from Rainy Day cause I had never seen it and I'd heard it referenced quite a bit. I was surprised how short this movie is... only 80 minutes or so. Not quite as good as the other Marlon Brando movies of the 50's, but it has a lot of really great scenes.

Friday, October 23, 2009


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

This is my Grandfather & Father sitting in a 1946 Willys Jeep my Dad just bought for the ranch.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

And Don't the Kids Just Love It
I love this record, with the exception of that last song on the A side & that dumb about knowing where Syd Barrett lives. The rest is amazing.

I got one of these at a garage sale yesterday for $3!!! Except mine is a 60 in 1, not 100. 60 being the number of experiments.
Yesterday Ness & I went to Goodwill and found THE WHOLE STORY, a Kate Bush VHS greatest hits of her music videos. They all got progressively weirder than the last and had excellent dance moves... and in all the videos (with lots of dancers) she was the only woman. This video for the song Breathing has a super bizarre apocalypse thing going on at the end.

Army Dreamers has always been a favorite though.

Friday, October 09, 2009

the new Mississippi International comp. entitled Mata La Pena is so good! little previews of the songs here. that guy Tim Stollenwerk, the dude who masters the vinyl for these songs does such an amazing job.

if anyone would like a cassette copy of this just let me know.

Thursday, October 08, 2009

THE THING (1982)
Directed by John Carpenter

This is just one of those movies I don't know how I missed until now. I really want to see the original film made by Howard Hawks (I didn't even know he did sci-fi!) called THE THING FROM ANOTHER WORLD. Apparently, in Hawks' version, the Thing doesn't imitate other life forms, rather duplicates several clones of itself!

Dir. H. Hawks

This story comes from a novella from the 30's called Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell, which J. Carpenter made his film faithful to. THE THING didn't do well in theater's due to the fact that it came out the same time as Spielberg's E.T. the EXTRA TERRESTRIAL. Bummer. Also, THE THING is the first in Carpenter's Apocalypse Trilogy ... followed by PRINCE OF DARKNESS & MOUTH OF MADNESS. I must see them all.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

FOREVER AMBER - The Love Cycle
This record is a must for anyone who is into 60's pop music. It continues to blow my mind w/ every listen. For more information and to download go here.... or buy a vinyl copy at Rainy Day!
Chrissy Zebby Tembo & Ngozi Family - My Ancestors
I first heard this record at Exiled in Portland, OR & CJRD bought it immedietely. I hesitated cause it was almost $30... but when CJRD insisted it ruled and made me a tape I was stoked. Then I heard the tape he had made and it was totally unlistenable for some reason... I just decided to buy it on LP. This song Troublemaker is the shit!

Thursday, October 01, 2009

John Davison Rockefeller, the richest man in history. Founder of Standard Oil, revolutionized the petroleum industry and defined the structure of modern philanthropy.

Ida Tarbell, exposed Rockefeller's ruthless tactics and their destructive effect on smaller oil businesses. Tarbell's exposé fueled negative public sentiment against Standard Oil and was a contributing factor in the U.S. government's anti-trust against the Standard Oil Trust which eventually led to its breakup in 1911. Rockefeller had also put her father and brother out of business w/ his ruthless business approach.