July 30, 2007

Babyshambles Killamangiro

Doctor Who and the Beatles

Lenny Bruce on Steve Allen 1

July 29, 2007

July 26, 2007

The Birds - That's All I Need You For

Awesome clip of Ron Woods' The Birds in the movie "The Deadly Bees"

Sun Ra - Pink Elephants

I was trying to find a live version of nuclear war, found this instead.

Television Personalities - girl on a Motocycle

the beautiful miss marianne faithfull

Lilys - A Nanny In Manhattan Promo

Jilted John - Jilted John

I always liked his Gilbert O'Sullivan goes punk rock look.

Michel Polnaref - La Poupee Qui Fait Non

Suicide - Dream Baby Dream

Bruce Springsteen Dream Baby Dream

Dion Soundstage 1976

Paco de Lucia

Animal vs. Buddy Rich

The Yummy Fur - Shoot the Ridiculant

Yellow Magic Orchestra - Rydeen (Live)

July 25, 2007

The Barracudas - Summer Fun

Even worse...

Is this even legal?

my theory on the leprechaun...

Dental Orthopedics Series part 3

Remember Hobo Humpin Slobo Babe, by Whale? What the fuck? This makes me wonder how much information my brain contains that I will never actually gain access to, ever again. By the way, Dan Schank appears 34 seconds from the end of the video.

a couple slow jams for you guys...

the boys next door: shivers

johnny thunders: you can't put your arms around a memory

Suburban Lawns - Janitor

continuing with the dental orthopedics theme...

July 24, 2007

The Pogues - Yeah Yeah Yeah

I know most think this is The Pogues lowest point...but there is something really appealing about drunk toothless dudes gettin' all Shindig.

The Small Faces-"The Autumn Stone"

Smokey Robinson and the Miracles-"The Tracks of My Tears"

The Small Faces- "Song of a Baker"

The Highwaymen, "The Highwayman"

free to be you and me, unless you're Kris Kristofferson, in which case you're even more free.

Philadelphia Mummers Polish American String Band - 1986 Dr. High Tech

The Monkees - Randy Scouse Git

aggro chorus thrown into a monkees tune.

July 23, 2007

Grace Jones- Pull Up To The Bumper

Here's my all time favorite Grace Jones jam.

ok, obsessed...


bow wow wow chihuahua

Japan - Quiet Life

I always felt Simon LeBon should just send a yearly check to David Sylvian in payment for biting the look and sound so so hard.

Suzi Quatro - Daytona Demon

July 22, 2007

caetano veloso, "alegria, alegria"

the quality on this clip is a little rough... still, if that crowd singing along doesn't bring a smile to your face, check your pulse...

July 21, 2007

Ronnie Lane and Slim Chance, "One For the Road."

life paste

Cheney is our president.

Woke up this morning to the radio saying that Cheney is our current president.
It's true. Bush transferred powers to him while a colonoscopy is performed.
The only thing that can go wrong during this 20 minute proceedure is that ones butt is sore

Crystal Castles Live at Studio B's FUN Party Brooklyn

B-52's Give me back my man

World Party secret policeman ball

Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone 1966

Sympathy For The Devil - Godard - Stones

July 20, 2007

the monks with the raincoats

Lionel Hampton drum solo

This is probably one of the greatest drum solos ever.....and considering it's with a floor tom only thats pretty fucking amazing. It's executed with the finesse and showmanship of a master magician. My mind is officially blown.

This one has Dan written all over it.

The cat part especially.

July 19, 2007

July 16, 2007

the reason i've worked bran muffins into my diet

we have carl to thank for this one...

July 15, 2007

I make Blog

Hey All.
I started a blog. www.aaronwexler.blogspot.com
My first ongoing series of entries are about my childhood relationship to vegetables.

July 13, 2007

Divine - Shake it Up

i am perpetually working on my band (bubbles inc) i can assure you that when it does come together it will include a divine vibe


many of you know my childhood friend/former roommate/funniest (and strongest) man alive steve gunn. if you dont he is the standing guitarist in the blue shirt. this is from last summer when he toured as a member of magik markers. this clip is from iowa, i saw the nyc date on this tour and steve played his guitar faster than i had ever seen him play before. his main band is with pete (the drummer from magik markers) and former philadelphian marcia bassett (also un and double leopards) they are called ghq and they have a new record out called crystal healing, it is really good.

(from pitchfork)

Crystal Healing
[Three-Lobed; 2007]
Rating: 7.6

Since ancient times, the mystical healing powers of crystals and charmstones have been used by shamanistic cultures around the globe. But most modern scientists and physicians would credit whatever benefits might be attained by their use to a placebo effect or the power of suggestion. A similarly powerful, suggestive aura surrounds the work of psych-drone trio GHQ, and their latest small-batch document Crystal Healing. As with their rest of their output, the album is dense with tantalizing drone figures and ghostly melodies that hang mirage-like in the hovering mist, with a transportive effect that feels far too potent for any placebo.

Comprised of the prolific trio of Marcia Bassett (Double Leopards, Hototogisu, Zaimph), Pete Nolan (Magik Markers, Spectre Folk, Vanishing Voice) and Steve Gunn (Magik Markers, Moongang), the discography of GHQ seems now to have progressed them beyond the status of a mere offshoot or side project. Crystal Healing is the second GHQ full-length offering on Three-Lobed, following 2006's excellent live set Heavy Elements, and it finds the group further developing its shared private vocabulary. Though still frequently driven by acoustic instruments, there seems a marginal increase here in overall electricity, and as a result it feels slightly less like stumbling upon the fire circle of some obscure beachside cult. Filled with darting firefly guitar leads and shadowy effects, the album's slow-moving acid clouds can at points resemble those that handsomely billowed from the earliest trio versions of Charalambides.

Despite the continued simplicity of GHQ's general approach, Crystal Healing contains a surprising breadth and variety within its sun-damaged drones. "Asphalt Rainbows" could almost pass for Jewelled Antler folk at its most hallucinatory, with Nolan's zoned vocals constantly threatening to actually shape themselves into a coherent lyric. Elsewhere, however, on such amorphous tracks as "Invitation In" and "Varunani Night Wave" the trio strays much closer to the thick, seamless noise frequencies of Double Leopards. Throughout the album GHQ purposefully keep their exact sound sources and methods rather blurred, so that when an untreated acoustic guitar climbs to the forefront on "Purple Sun for Exalted Ones", or when what sounds to be a fuzzed-out electric bass threads its way through "Radiance Illuminate", the effect can be as that of catching the briefest glimpse of a lost city or forgotten civilization through the overgrown canopied forest.

The album reaches its ceremonial apex on the nine-minute closing title track, a piece that masterfully incorporates all of GHQ's various strands into a boundless, transfixing whole. Over a lo-fi Tony Conrad/Henry Flynt scraping drone, Gunn's guitar moves in elliptical patterns, dropping single notes like tiny lanterns floated onto a glassy, unlit pond. Early copies of Crystal Healing arrived with an extra disc that feature two extended bonus tracks, but the album on its own feels complete and self-contained as it again illustrates GHQ's considerable restorative powers. Placebo? If the final curative result is the same, what's the difference?

-Matthew Murphy, July 09, 2007

Jesus it's a Mark E Smith cameo on Ideal BBC3

"sorry jesus" . . . "it's okay"

Where is Jack Sloss?

Jan Pehechan-Ho

OK, everyone's heard the song they used in Ghost World, but have you seen the complete video? Fucking brilliant shit, already. My eyeballs just fainted.

July 12, 2007

Elton Motello- Jet Boy Jet Girl

I prefer Eltons version over Plastic Bertrands - Ca Plane Pour Moi

July 11, 2007

Fresh Air with Terry Gross

I love Terry Gross. Funny thing is, I didn't listen to Fresh Air when I lived in Philly.
I'm a late bloomer I guess. For some reason the online Fresh Air archieves broadcast clearer in my studio then
any others do. When I'm not sweat'n to the oldies I'm an NPR junkie I'm recommending some of my favorite interviews
on Fresh Air for good times. Some of them have been really provacative... or evocative.
Just type these tags in to the search box:
Robert Crumb, Iggy Pop, Chris Rock, Father Greg Boyle, Steve Martin, Thelma Schoonmaker, Bill "spaceman" Lee,
Richard Pryor, Matt Groening, Paul Auster, David Rackoff, Triumph the insult comedy dog/Robert Smigel, 20th anniversary
show, David Cronenberg.
If anyone knows of some other goodies, let me know.

July 10, 2007

winsor mc cay's "sinking of the lusitania"

i was happy to discover today that there are a number of extremely early winsor mc cay animations available on youtube. here's my personal fave, the sinking of the lusitania... the content is a little gung-ho patriotic and the quality isn't great, but it's still totally beautiful. this is, like, the real-deal earliest animation shit folks:

mc cay is also famous for the turn of the century comic-strip little nemo in slumberland, which is probably one of the most beautiful things on earth. some more info, if you're unfamiliar:


Kids Incorporated:

I am so bummed when I was in high school one of the first copies of art forum I bought had a special insert all about Richard Prince's First House. The article really made an impression on me and I wrote about Richard Prince for my freshman year art history term paper. I had really wanted to visit Second House. Damn you lightning why don't you just bother Walter DeMaria? he's at least asking for it!

An act of nature has destroyed Richard Prince’s Second House, an art installation located near the artist’s home in Rensselaerville, N.Y. On June 28, 2007, lightning hit the building, sparking a fire that reduced the wood structure to ashes. The House, along with the 80-acres surrounding it, had been acquired by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in 2005, which had committed to keep the unique project open to the public 10 years before transferring its contents to its own collection.
Prince, known for his use of appropriated imagery, had purchased the four-room shack as an example of "found architecture" that was an "ersatz slice of Americana," as the Guggenheim described it at the time of its purchase. The building had been abandoned for 12 years prior to the artist’s acquisition, and he remodeled the interior to create what New York Times art scribe Carol Vogel described as the centerpiece of a "private, rural theme park."

One notable component of the work was a suite of 11 Prince sculptures made as casts of actual car hoods, but they were not in the building at the time of the fire, according to the Guggenheim press office. However, all the other items in the installation, which included a joke painting, planters made from old tires, a table made from a basketball backboard, a jewelry cabinet displaying a necklace fashioned from bread fasteners, and a selection of first-edition books about Woodstock from Prince’s library, are presumed to have been lost to the flames. The Guggenheim had described this collection of works as a "definitive example of Prince’s practice."

Second House was the sequel to First House, an installation the artist created in Los Angeles in 1993. First House was destroyed to make way for new property after Prince’s three-month lease on the L.A. space had ended. A retrospective of the artist’s work, "Richard Prince: Spiritual America," opens at the Guggenheim Museum in New York later this year.


July 9, 2007

The New Colony Six on Kiddie A-Go-Go

Why can't there be a show where bands like The White Stripes play while kids freak the hell out?

Philadelphia is Full of Magical People

Scientist - The Corpse Rises

Is there anything better in summertime other than hot dub and zombies?

Dr. Hook - Get My Rocks Off

Most homoerotic bass solo ever!

sonic youth - goo (hyper)

it also would have been cool to have been an 8 yr old nephew of thurston moore and he could make a rad video of me rocking out with my sisters and my cool guitar i got for christmas

The Smiths Charlie's Bus Complete From Master

i wish i had gone on such chic field trips in my youth. special version of jeane included.

Fa mi ly Je wel s?

By the way, any thoughts on the C.I.A.'s recently declassified documents from last week? I mean, I don't want to just preach to the choir here, but what does this mean? Is this meant to paint a picture that this is all in the past? Is it meant to direct scrutiny toward current policy? What's going on here? Some unflattering bits about Robert F. K. and assassination attempts on Castro as well as mind control experiments that make the manchurian candidate scenario seem like at least a plausible goal of the agency.

http://www.washingtonpost. com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/06/21/AR2007062102434_pf.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ Family_jewels_%28Central_Intelligence_Agency%29

Wangechi Mutu?

I'm liking this new series better than her older colorful-splattery work. any thoughts?

T.C. Loves Jamie

July 8, 2007

"look at your hair"

A return to the classics.

The Mooch Vs Arctic Monkeys Part I & 2

Sandie Shaw, Hand in Glove


sorry the embedding was disabled. TC, this looks right up your alley.

July 5, 2007

Kirsty MacColl - Theres A Guy Works Down The Chip Shop

the secret weapon behind the smiths the pogues and one of my favorite singers (also a muse for my own artwork) rest in peace kirsty maccoll they now know about us

July 4, 2007

Ultra Vivid Scene feat. Kim Deal - Special One

Ultra Vivid Scene | Mercy Seat

Maurice & Barry Gibb-I.O.I.O.

Dandyism smackdown!

I smell a Dolphin Force cover

the video takes a second to kick in.

July 3, 2007

go watch Michael Moore's Sicko: here
[via Stay Free!]

There's good touch and there's better touch

July 2, 2007

halloweenie, fuck fuck fuck...

... from the "christian clown ministry," apparently. i swear one of these days i'm gonna post something of value around here...

July 1, 2007