Saturday, December 27, 2008

hopital brut

from le dernier cri, commissioned for french tv

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

just because

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

6000 SUX


that was the warm up... here's your main event...

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Saturday, December 13, 2008

mercy seat

this song has been an obsession of mine as late... and by that i mean off and on for the last several years... and by this song, i suppose i mean nick cave in general... but with extra emphasis on this song... or not even...
and here is a cash version...
if yer not completely over it, this is an amazing live version.

you should also check out shivers by boy's next door as well (caves first band when he was like 18 or some shit...).
and then of course there's cave right now...
grinderman is infact awesometastic

Monday, December 1, 2008

Mr. Jones...

I know you're a CEO and famous rapper and a hustler and a Harlem American Gangster and all of that but...WHAT THE HELL DOES THIS MEAN!!!!?

(Does it mean that the sight in your right eye is just peachy?)

Pass me a bottle Mr. Jones...




I've been in the record business for 14 years now and it seems that no artist is above the xmas temptation. Even the most hethanistic rock stars catch the xmas bug, no one is immune. Below is a small cross section of album covers meant to show the ridiculousness of this phenominon (1 or 2 may be fake, but probably only 1):

Now, I'm not an unfeeling heathen, I have a very specific soft spot. When I was a kid the radio stations in Fresno would switch to 24/7 xams mayhem around late November. Every year, me and my mom would wait for one very special song to hit the airwaves and we would always sing along. here you go, Merry Xmas:


Saturday, November 22, 2008

Jean Rouch on Youtube

The Mad Masters, documents a 1954 Hauka ritual in Accra, Ghana.

Hauka was developed by migrants of rural west African communities as they settled in larger urban areas. The migrants with different cultural and religious backgrounds found common ground in their shared possession cult traditions, and created new rituals based on their new experiences in urban colonial Africa.

While in a trance state, the participants literally exorcise the psychic demons of state control, intentionally breaking taboos and allowing themselves to become living effigies of the occupying military force.

When the ritual is over the participants get into taxis and go to their regular jobs the next day.

I've only seen this before on 16mm really with distorted sound,and no subtitles.
It was pretty rare for awhile, now there's a few of Rouch's anthropological films on youtube, there must be a dvd box set somewhere...

Monday, November 17, 2008

dinner at the boys and girls club.


my sister hailing the goat while somebody from american idol sings to rich people

awesome haircut on waiter

jennifer not being excited about the cameraphone action

open bar sweetness

melty-est face man i've ever seen

table 37

american idol lady

i thought this guy was wearing a mask

i wish i had gotten shots of the fireworks...

...or of condileeza rice's stepmom...

manly men?

Monday, November 10, 2008



Yeah, just found out about the paintings of William Blake...


of course I had to co-opt their intensity:

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


Wednesday, October 29, 2008

news to me

Today Wednesday, October 29, 2008,
is the Day of Prayer for the World’s Economies
Here's a picture of the prayer taking place on wall st.

Here's a painting by Nicholas Poussin based on some passages from Exodus,

It's a painting about the sin of idolatry, prohibited by the second commandment. This is the scene right before Moses returns from the mountain and smashes the stone tablets in fury.

and I'm in a weird mood because all I've done today is read NRO with a silver mount zion playing in the background.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

biscuit test son WHAT!!!!

So I've been shopping for a new laptop and in the process I came across this review for a model I'm considering, the video is very informative but the ending is nothing short of spectacular, fast forward past the ending credits to the biscuit test son WHAT!!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

i think i have something in my eye...

click here to download wierdo episode of bmbf with lots of over-caffeinated weed spray induced ramblings, and special guest rachel awesome. talk radio
...talking is done with mouths... i ran into some mouths on an image search awhile back... now's as good a time as any to share... found 'em all here