December 31, 2007

Emotional Rescue (Full Thermo-Vision Version)

these guys are singing to those girls below called kiiiiiii. happy new year.

2008 shall be:


December 27, 2007

New Holiday Tradition

Don't you think its time for some new holiday traditions? Santa and the tree and the mistle toe only go back so many generations. Do we have to stick to the same stuff (which has nothing to do with the religion it represents) forever?
I think something that would really cheer up the general public in these times of war and recession is some creativity.
Oprah said of Barack Obama "time to think outside the box". She's right! What is so good about reindeer? Let's face it,
nobody really likes Christmas the way it is now. For instance my 5 year old nephew Kaleb likes gifts, snacks, attention and making a mess on Christmas day. He in no way believes in Santa, or stockings, or yuletide (which I admit have no idea what that is). All he wants to do is climb that damn tree, rip open wrapping paper, dance around and have good time. All those formal/commercial pleasantries are forced upon us, they're not that fun! That's why so many people commit suicide in December. Christmas as it is now is just another version of pagan nazi-ism. Let's reinvent some traditions that fit the times a little better. If I was running for president, even class president, reinventing new holiday traditions would be like at least 3rd on my priority list. New Years could use some cheering up too. The midnight kiss? Champagne?... more like chumpain. All that pressure to have a momentous kiss and the rarely-kept resolutions that follow are the ties the bind if you ask me.

I'm interested in New Holiday Tradition suggestions if you have any.

Here is a photo of a new Christmas tradition of mine. I call it "Let It Loosemas" : semi-destroying something really expensive as symbolic gesture of not being tied to material items... or blue tote bags. For this tradition I performed a ceremonial dance to accentuate the action. Kind of like James Brown meets Frankenstein.

December 24, 2007

December 23, 2007

The Four Seasons - December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)

merry christmas all from me and the four seasons

December 22, 2007

Even Squeaky Fromme Loves Christmas

December 21, 2007

"crank dat" dance/remix craze

the wfmu blog had a post the other day about the impromptu youtube dance phenomenon surrounding soulja boy's hit song "crank dat", and its infinite remixes. the post makes it dangerously easy to devote the entire afternoon to this stuff, so i'll share two of my favorites here:

"crank dat robocop"

"crank dat urkel" (featuring the theme from my favorite tv show right now, jeopardy!)

the first person to create "crank dat willowhouse" will receive a pie in the mail.

December 20, 2007

General Resource Question.

Does anyone know of a printing place in Manhattan or Brooklyn that prints black+white large scale from digital images for a fair price? The prints would be from scanned colleges - mostly graphic and line drawing based. They need to be printed twice: once on medium weight paper and once on cheap bond paper. 36" wide by ?" long (96" maybe).
I used to use Kinko's because it is $1 per sq. ft. However, Kinko's isn't artist friendly, the quality sucks and they don't have the special attention to detail that I need. Duggal is rulled out because they are way over priced. So somewhere professional but not to obscenely commercial. Please pass this on to anyone super cool and knowledgeable.

December 19, 2007

The Bee Gees - I Started a Joke/ First of May

Robin is sporting the runner up haircut they were going to give Javier Bardem.

The Staple Singers - For What It's Worth

December 18, 2007

Freddie and The Dreamers

Happy Holidays to all. Here's an old favorite in my house. The problem with Freddie and the Dreamers is that they didn't have a gimmick, my wife like to point out.

December 15, 2007

ziggy stardust and the spiders from mars - 1973 july - london

moonage daydream. this is my band

Fire in My Belly, directed by David Wojnarowicz, music by Diamanda Galas

this is wholeheartedly not safe for work, d00dz...

... and on a wildly different note, we're having a party in fishtown tomorrow (saturday, technically "today") night. i think i've already emailed the appropriate philly-willows, but if i missed anyone, you're all invited...

December 14, 2007

Dead Kennedys: Too Drunk To Fuck - Finland 1981

they only covered viva las vegas but i would like to see a battle of the bands between dk doing this song and at the wimpy roadhouse crew doing their viagra song. the two bands repeating over and over again till eventual collaspe/insanity/etc

December 13, 2007

Harry Pussy

I was trying to think of the antithesis of the last clip and this what pretty much came to mind.

T.C.'s favorite band sold out.

He Lives!

Last night at the Hunter M.F.A. thesis opening I saw Richard! I kinda thought he might be dead but I was wrong. He was there
entertaining a small crowd all smiles and laughs. I didn't say hi because I didn't think he'd remember me. He sadistically threatened many a painter. I was one of many fake victims. However, what I learned from his color class was not fake. Its
something that has influenced all the work I've made since then.

December 11, 2007

Chevy Chase's Spectacularly Bad 1993 Talk Show

goldie hawn was so beautiful and chevy chase was such a bad talk show host i admit i actually saw this live.

Christopher Hitchens on Hannity, delivering his eulogy for Jerry Falwell

this is the longer unedited clip, worth watching for the interested. Christopher Hitchens is a big S.O.B. but often the smartest person in the room.

Hitchens Bests Hannity in God Debate

Howard Dean outfoxing Sean Hannity

1981 News report about Bohemian grove

December 10, 2007

"huck chuck"

so... it appears that everyone's favorite arch-conservative, massive-weight-losing, kevin-spacey-look-a-like candidate for president is using "chuck norris facts" for sinister purposes. gotta admit, though... it's kinda funny. (and yes, this is a real politcal ad)

December 9, 2007

Sedmikrasky (Daisies) 1966

Finders Keepers just reissued the soundtrack to this awesome Czech new wave classic.

Guru Guru - Electric Junk

Viva La Kraut!!!

one of my favorite rhythm machines of the 70's

December 6, 2007

December 1, 2007

The Easy Beats 'Friday on My Mind' Live

chris burden commercial

Cat Stevens' brief flirtation with electro pop just before his headlong dive into Islam

i shouldn't forget, the song is called "Was Dog A Doughnut"

sex pistols + thin lizzy = the greedies

before i'm sick of xmas...

and just thin lizzy by themselves