Alan Moore and Mitch Jenkins have turned to Kickstarter to fund the final chapter of five in their film cycle Jimmy’s End. “His Heavy Heart” is in need of £45,000 to complete filming. £30 (currently about $47) appears to me to be the sweet spot with the inclusion of a DVD and illustrated book – although the cheaper digital download option and the much more expensive signed edition are currently more popular. All the info you need, including the full video for part one “Act of Faith” and a trailer for the second installment, are on the Kickstarter page. Wow Cool carries a large selection of Alan Moore’s books and CDs, including a number of harder to find items.
Or Beck’s, as the case pretty much is… Maggie is helping us out with something mysterious known as spreadsheets, or something like that. It’s all very timey-wimey strange stuff… data base is possibly the new thing after dubstep. No idea. We hope she sorts it out for us. We’ll let you guess which one she is in this video.
“The art of the future will be the creation of situations or nothing”. Go watch “On the Passage of a few People through a Rather Brief Moment in Time: The Situationist International 1956-1972″ Hopefully the audio will be less dodgy for you than it is for me. Enjoy it for what it is otherwise. Via former bandmate Adam who found it on the McDonald’s sponsored Dangerous Minds.
Brown Cuts Neighbors “Channel 16″ – as presented by Jason Martin, with program materials selected and sequenced by Jason and myself – have been invited to be part of the latest edition of the biennial New York Electronic Art Festival. The talk and screening will be on Friday, June 28 at Harvestworks in SOHO. Full details, press release and website to be released soon.
The new novel by John le Carré is out in much of the world today. Available in the US and Canada on May seventh. Dedicated visitors to this site will immediately know that this much tape player porn makes our boy parts excited.
Back in the early 00s I used to pass around an audio CD called “Pop” that I made containing “Words Disobey Me” and “We are Time” from the 1978 Pop Group Peel Session, Khalid of Space Part Two by Larry Young (featuring James Blood Ulmer), and either the 1995 or 1999 Autechre Peel Session (you get both here). The cover art was a street level photo of the 1999 Seattle WTO protests. Recreated here is the YouTube version. Enjoy.
It’s a video response to yesterday’s post! Lady Starlight with her Aunt Theresa, Aunt Mary, Cousin Michael and non-performing 2nd Cousin Caidence perform a killer cover of her brother Jason Martin’s song Death Birth Death Birth Etc.on Easter Sunday.
Once upon a time there were these two amazing noise rock bands called Steel Pole Bathtub and Girls Against Boys. Each of their last records were among their best. Among the best records ever. After they were gone it was like rock and roll was fucking dead to me and it was time to move on. (OK GVSB are touring this year, even, but it’s been 11 years since the last record. Anyways, that’s not the point here.)
Many months ago I had put a ton of time in on creating the world’s most brilliant blog post about where the fuck SPBT had gotten to since they released the demos for their ‘Unlistenable‘ record. Then my daughter spilled water all over my computer. Here we are now an Easter weekend later.
Ben Coccio, who was a major part of the cast and crew on Brown Cuts Neighbors second and third series of TV shows in the early 1990′s co-wrote the story and the screenplay for upcoming film The Place Beyond The Pines – which was shot in and around our hometown of Schenectady, New York. The film opens on March 29th. You can see Ben as the robe wearing man with a rope and many other roles – in front of and behind the camera – in the video below.
Ike Eisenmann (Witch Mountain films, The Fantastic Journey and others) and Trini Alvarado (Times Square) star is this unusually arty and sympathetic early 80s TV movie on the New York Graf scene. Some more background on the film.
Two young kids in love, one young graffiti artist and the other a foster-child, find trouble on the mean streets on the other side of the river in New York City. Officer Charles Banks finds young Danny tagging subway cars and then catches Teiresa selling drugs for another mislead teen, Kirk. The officer, instead of turning both of them in, gives both teens a chance to make more of their lives together. Changing their ways turns out to be more challenging than first thought.
Four years ago I released this video for Pi Day from my band nickname: Rebel. I was going to try to get a remix together for this year’s non-event, but with 10 minutes to go by the time I could have gotten started, it seemed pointless. So, here it is again: Ouroboros. Filmed in Barcelona, Paris, Mexico and elsewhere. Enjoy.
There is also an audio commentary to the record by Tim Kerr (guitar) and Chris Gates (bass) that you can listen to.
Seven paragraphs down in the NPR article we come to an incident that has unfortunately loomed large in the lore of American punk culture. When I first heard about it, many years after the incident, it went something like “HR from Bad Brains beat the crap out of the Big Boys for being queer.” Getting past the improbability of that, given the relative size of the participants, I’d never bothered to dig up any kind of facts in the case, despite the availability of search engines, facebook friendships and the like. As mentioned in the NPR article and described by Tim Kerr in his blog (scroll down to the 12/March/2012 entry – I trust Tim Kerr in all things, a greater man has probably never lived) something did happen, involving most of the Bad Brains being homophobic assholes who treated their hosts in Austin like shit and made their beliefs well known. Ugly stuff. I hope this clears things up for other people as well.
In the meanwhile… I’ve always loved this live clip of the Big Boys.