July 28, 2020
This movie was on TCM NoirAlley. It’s pretty fucking great…
FREE DOWNLOAD! Wild shit from PITTSBURGH DJ Huny!
While we’re all distracted with at least five different disasters happening at once, they’re gonna try to slip some shit like this by us. HARRY REID SAYS THE US GOVERNMENT HAS RECOVERED UFO PARTS! Check it out! (turn on private/incognito mode to get past NYTimes paywall)
This track was in a FK mix on SoundCloud and it hit me riiiiiiight…
July 21, 2020
Gotta love Håxan! I wish there was behind the scenes footage from the day they had the actors kissing the devil’s ass!
FREE DOWNLOAD. Melbourne Deepcast put up this nice mix by Gabrielle Kwarteng.
Françcois K has been putting up these incredible mixes on Soundcloud where he goes in depth in a certain style or genre. The depth of his musical knowledge is incredible, and I always discover new music when I listen to his mixes.
For example, here are two tracks from his Dub Disco mix that I’d never heard before:
And here’s two tracks from his No Wave NY mix that I’d never heard:
Seems like there’s some kind of test-run going on in Portland. This article is a good breakdown of what’s happening. Unidentified troops in unmarked vehicles might be coming to your city soon!
July 14, 2020
One of my fav film noirs HERE.
FREE DOWNLOAD! If you like house music, this mix from Rabbit Taxi might make you happy!
I found this video informative!
I know Rufus Wainwright doesn’t need a signal-boost from the likes of me, but I do love the animation in this video!
July 7, 2020
Pittsburgh artist Buscrates put out a blue seven inch with Razor-N-Tape. Super goodness.
The “Funk for Food!” channel on YouTube has been going crazy with the uploads lately, and it’s some very good shit! Here are three recent examples:
This film promoting the suburbs (?) is an odd example of disjunction between form (innovative) and content (banal). I think the United States might be a strange place to live…
June 30, 2020
I usually put the feature film first, but this adorable cartoon about Canadian lesbians led me to this week’s movie so I thought I’d put it first…
Whoever uploaded this film put a ‘Romy Schnieder’ logo over it for some unfathomable reason, but if you can ignore it, the film is beautiful and heartbreaking. (I haven’t seen the 1931 original, but it played on TCM the other day so maybe it’s on the TCM streaming app)
THIS ARTICLE in Jacobin dismantles the tactics being used to divide the Black Lives Matter movement from Bernie Sanders’ democratic socialism.
Did you say you wanted psychedelic, brain-melting electro? HERE YOU GO!
Want to hear an amazing drummer???
June 23, 2020
There’s some joy and anarchy in THIS 1986 film. HAPPY PRIDE!
I’ve been enjoying old issues of Omni magazine on archive.org this week. THIS ONE has a blurb in the “continuum” section about a hypnosis experiment where peoples’ sense of the past, present, or future were eliminated from their consciousness.
I like it when DJs mix garagey gay vocal house with deep house… THIS MIX by Gabotron is righteous. Happy Pride!
“I wanted to do a show for everyone that thought they had too much but still wanted more. This is a show dedicated to the guilt they should’ve felt but never did.” Just a friendly reminder that Survival Research Lab exists.
June 16, 2020
Happy pride! THIS DOCUMENTARY is a cool snapshot of the struggle.
Also in the pride space, check out Nelson Sullivan’s videos on THIS YouTube channel. He videotaped everything back in the day and these clips are a real slice of life from the late 80s gay/drag/club/fun scene in Atlanta. He also documented the 90s NY scene –those videos are HERE.
I was aware of Richard Groove Holmes thanks to the Beasties, but I’d never heard THIS track before. So nice!
Listening to the new BOOF nonstop this week…
June 9, 2020
Sowed in incest! Harvested in hate! It’s Andy Milligan’s Seeds! Happy Pride!
Last week’s movie was Black Power Mix Tape, but it got taken off of YouTube since then. The ratfuck pigs probably took it down. Anyway, I replaced it with Amiri Baraka’s “Somebody Blew Up America” which also feels appropriate! Scroll down to see it…
Spectacular Times is a situationist zine from the eighties that’s available on the Internet Archive. “…the spectacle is also obsessed with documenting its own decomposition.” Right now, media conglomerates are using the public outcry over racist police murders to sell toothpaste.
I found some sci-fi inspiration in a couple of articles this week. THIS one is about DIY bio-hackers from the New Yorker, and THIS one is about a newly discovered archeological site in Mexico that’s 3,000 years old.
Yes, there is a modern electro revival happening right now! Hallelujah!
June 2, 2020
Thinking about Amiri Baraka this week for obvious reasons…
Angela Davis in Black Power Mix Tape:
I also wanted to share this movie today –it’s about the absolute psychotic brutality of the police. Unfortunately, it’s not available for free anywhere, but it’s worth paying to see. Philly cops burned down a whole neighborhood because some black people who lived there had the audacity to challenge white supremacy. This incident isn’t talked about. It’s being shoved down the memory hole…
This week has been fucking terrible, but some great music popped up on Soundcloud. So if you need to take a break from watching America eat its young, check out THIS mix from Max Eichenlaub. Downtempo, illbient, trip-hop, whatever tf you want call it, the selection and mixing is NICE.
FREE DOWNLOAD mix from Sister ZO right HERE.
THIS is an eight minute journey led by Reptant The Lizard. Somehow lush electro-acid. Whoa.
May 26, 2020
Elric Kane rec. “It was all a dream.” –Ken Carter
Vicki Powell is my favorite counselor over at Acid Camp!
I’d just finished listening to the the audiobook of Patti Smith’s “Year of the Monkey” –which is great– and then I saw this in an article about Dylan’s b-day…
Sally Cruikshank RULES!
May 19, 2020
Karina Longworth rec –THIS is a dream movie. What have those hands done Jean? WHAT HAVE THEY DONE????
Artist Katie Kaplan, who did the Helena cover, has her own WEBSITE now. She’s great –and she’s from Pittsburgh!
I enjoyed THIS Hsu article about mushrooms in the New Yorker.
Yes Gwen, I can feel your funky sensation (and it feels nice).
May 12, 2020
THIS MOVIE would be a heavy-handed Trump allegory except it came out in 1967.
I enjoyed THIS MIX on Soundcloud. It’s mellow and groove-y.
I’m not sure why, but I think about THIS Kate Bush video all the time (probably because it’s great). Also –Robert Mitchum needs to stop fronting on Kate Bush.
I just found out about the Pittsburgian record label Is/Was (TerraFirm). They put out this killer electro/techno EP. Wow!
May 5, 2020
Larry Cohen classic, Bone.
Heard this tune on Francois Kevorkian’s Disco Nuggets (Vol 1) mix. I can’t stop playing it.
April 28, 2020
This is a dream/nightmare movie. Not for dog lovers!
Jazz Funk will get us through this coronavirus bullshit.
The last three tracks on THIS ep are phenomenal!
April 21, 2020
This week’s film is The Most Dangerous Game –a story that has been replicated throughout many genres and generations. (it inspired the zodiac killer, rob zombie and suzanne collins) BEWARE OF THE RICH!
For no reason whatsoever, here’s Lee Miller singing a poem by Philip Lamantia
Michael Melchner did a NICE HOUSE MIX this week.
THIS is the type of content that’s going to get us through this coronavirus bullshit.
April 14, 2020
Is Gloria Grahame bad in THIS? She’s in a fucked up abusive situation, and she tries to use Glenn Ford to get out of it. Nice fifties-subversive thing where Ford obeys the law and it’s presented as if he does the right thing, but we can all see that it’s wrong.
As usual, I’m late to the party, but I like THIS record by Dengue Dengue Dengue.
The beautiful artwork on the Dengue Dengue Dengue album is by TANIA BRUN.
Hung over from last week, here’s another video from Kim Gordon’s new(ish) record.
April 7, 2020
These jeans belong to the movement!
I just finished Kim Gordon’s “Girl in a Band” and she mentioned this film she made with Raymond Pettibon.
Speaking of Kim Gordon, this is a promo video for the fashion line she co-founded called X-Girl. It’s a Goddard riff that is also Chloe Sevigny’s film debut!
It’s hard to find any useful realtime analysis of the mass-trauma we’re all going through. THIS article gets at a piece of it though.
March 31, 2020
Cecil Beaton is dandy in THIS nice doc!
I used to watch Shawn Rudiman play at parties, behind a wall of gear, in the dark, with a mini flashlight clenched between his teeth. He always reminded me of an angler fish. THIS is a really beautiful double lp he put out a while back.
The beat on Born to Roll is very trippy.
And speaking of Cecil Beaton, check out his BOOK about New York published in 1938. It’s racist and it seems to celebrate the ruling classes but there are some beautiful pictures in there.
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