12.27.2009

in search of...



hows this killer voodoo documentary narated by lenard nimoy? this was taken from the late 1970's tv series in search of... this episode was originally broadcasted on July 26 1977

"This series presents information based in part on theory and conjecture. The producer's purpose is to suggest some possible explanations, but not necessarily the only ones, to the mysteries we will examine."







murderation





just picked up this album today at taang! records. wayne jarrett's 1982 album chip in released on greensleeves records. chip in features some of the scientist's most creative and exciting work on the mixing board at king tubby's.





12.26.2009

How You Satisfy Me

too good.

they call me mr. tibbs



They Call Me MISTER Tibbs! is a a sequel to In the Heat of the Night and was released in 1970. In the film Sidney Poitier plays police detective Virgil Tibbs. Sound track for the film was scored by Quince Jones.

12.25.2009

thx1138




This is the tralier for the classic 1971 sci-fi film THX 1138. The film was the first feature-length film directed by George Lucas.

Robert Duvall as THX 1138
Donald Pleasence as SEN 5241
Don Pedro Colley as SRT, Hologram
Maggie McOmie as LUH 3417
Ian Wolfe as PTO, Old prisoner
Marshall Efron as TWA, Prisoner
Sid Haig as NCH, Prisoner
James Wheaton - OMM 0910 (voice)

shades









christmas



100 post and a a merry christmas to all of you out there in the interworld. check out this great christmas album on strut records. good stuff anytime of year.

12.23.2009

hallelujah

the rev. al green!!!


art by ian johnson













too many good ones on the interweb to post.

12.22.2009

hang ten in east berlin



josh hall lays it down on the nose and shapes a mean shread slead!!! check out his web page. classic surfboards designed and hand built in san diego, california.





12.20.2009

little staint nick

five days to chistmas. kind of excited.

12.19.2009

'Pyrex Vison'

just hit the web this week. Raekwon crushing it. this album is hot.

early abstractions

Early Abstractions is a collection of seven short animated films created by Harry Everett Smith between 1939 and 1956. Each film is between two and six minutes long, and is named according to the chronological order in which it was made. The collection includes Numbers 1–5, 7, and 10, while the missing Numbers 6, 8, and 9 are presumed to have been lost.

The idea of the numbering was to suggest a coherent link between each individual film, and that they were to be treated not just on their own but as part of a larger body of work. Of the missing chapters, Number 6 was made up of three dimensional optically printed abstractions; Number 8 was a black and white collage of clippings taken from nineteenth century ladies wear catalogues and elocution books, and Number 9 was a color collage of biology books and nineteenth century temperance posters. The remaining films show a gradual evolution in Smith's technical complexity, with blunt abstraction rudimentary motion more prominent in the early shorts, in contrast to an allegoric dance of Tarot cards, and Buddhist and Cabalistic symbols.

Initially recorded with no sound, a medley of music by The Beatles was added retrospectively. Because the songs do not exactly sync up with each individual film, some critics have opined that this does not enhance the film, and recommend watching it in silence.

In 2006, Early Abstractions was selected to the National Film Registry by the Librarian of Congress for its "cultural, historical, or aesthetic significance".

info from wikipedia








12.18.2009

tugboat

trick baby



Iceberg Slim (August 4, 1918 – April 28, 1992), also known as Robert Beck, was an African American author of books variously categorized as urban fiction, street literature, and black pulp fiction.

"Trick Baby charts the rise of White Folks, a white Negro who uses his colour as a trump card in the tough game of the Con. Blue-eyed, light-haired and white-skinned, White Folks is the most incredible con man the ghetto ever spawned, a hustler in the jungle of Southside Chicago where only the sharpest survive.

With his partner Blue, an old hand who teaches him the tricks of the trade, White Folks rises to the top of his profession. The cons he pulls off get more and more lucrative and dangerous until one day they go too far..."

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“After awhile you learn the subtle difference
between holding a hand and chaining a soul.
And you learn that love doesn't mean security,
And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts
And presents aren't promises.
And you begin to accept your defeats with you head up and your eyes open.
With the grace of maturity, not the grief of a child.
And you learn to build all your roads on
Today because tommorow's ground is too uncertain for plans,
And futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight.
After awhile you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much.
So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul,
Instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure...
That you really are strong
And that you really do have worth.
And you learn and learn and learn ....
With every goodbye you learn.”
~Veronica Shoffstall

12.17.2009

neatneatneat







Liu Bolin aka The Invisible Man

Liu Bolin is a Chinese artist who takes photographs of paints himself to camouflage in with the background. He uses no photoshop applications to alter the pictures. It took me a couple minutes to find him in the last picture.











cannabis sativa









complex holiday soundboard



here is the new complex holiday soundboard. it has been resized to fit into the post properly. follow the link to check it in all its glory.

ROW 1: (Left to right) Hans Gruber (from Die Hard), Kurtis Blow, Adam Sandler, Riley Freeman, Keith Murray, Miles Finch (from Elf), Willie (from Bad Santa), Jam Master Jay, Riley Freeman, Pete Schweddy (Alec Baldwin from SNL), Run

ROW 2: Scrooge McDuck, Craig (from Friday After Next), Bart Simpson, Sue (from Bad Santa) Master P, Alvin, Kool Moe Dee, Willie (from Bad Santa), Ralphie Parker (from A Christmas Story), The Notorious B.I.G., Cartman

ROW 3: Krusty the Clown, Adam Sandler, Buddy (from Elf), John McClane (from Die Hard), John Legend, Bill O’Reilly, Mr. Hankey, Frank Costanza (from Seinfeld), Bart Simpson, Craig (from Friday After Next), Gangster Johnny (from Home Alone 2)

12.16.2009

thought of you and that one time when we...

it just aint going to work out

This one dropped a bit ago on stones throw records but it still gets stuck in my head every time i hear it. its a theme song of sorts. great tune, killer video. i love that the 7" was pressed in the shape of a heart.

Les Stances A Sophie







A long lost cult classic of French New Wave cinema on DVD from SoulJazz Records. Les Stances a Sophie has been out of print for over 30 years and this is its first release ever outside of France. Filmed in Paris in 1970, this fully-subtitled film features killer music, groovy clothes and post-1968 revolutionary ideals.This super-rare film is now perhaps best known for its soundtrack from the legendary Art Ensemble of Chicago (who also feature in the film).











12.15.2009

better run


this guy is heavy. no digity. check out nicodemus' discography for the artist and producers he has worked with and you will know what im talking about.










a christmas gift for you

heres an early present for all of you out there in the interworld. hands down the best christmas album of all time is a christmas gift for you from phil spector released on phil spectors own label in 1963. the album features darlene love, the ronettes, bob b. sox and the blue jeans, and the crystals. merry christmas







two of the greats

James Brown and Wilson Pickett share the stage in scorcher renditions of cold sweat and in the midnight hour.

12.13.2009

give praise to the lord!

some rough and raw funky soul from dallas gospel group, the relatives, led by rev. gean west. this is a tv broadcast from christmas day 1974. the relatives album "dont let me fall" was released in october on heavy light records. it pulls together the groups three obscure 45’s and five unreleased tracks from a lost a session with legendary North Texas engineer Phil York from the early 1970's. "dont let me fall" is the relatives first full length release.

12.12.2009

Fishage

how insane is this video? thanks for making this. check out the beaters on my space. while your at it you can cruise over and pick up the beater 7" fishage over at volar records. good stuff straight out of san diego. tropicali ghetto.

flying nun records



new zealand pop indie lable flying nun. check it. love it.

ps: the doc on the bottom is really good. dont skip it.













12.11.2009

ska ska ska









paper

cool animation made with paper.

PRESS + from benjamin ducroz on Vimeo.

forbidden planet

one of my all time favorite sci-fi movies...







you can find all 10 parts on youtube.

12.10.2009

Brasil Meu Amor Vol. 1


Here a link to a great Brazilian mix courtesy of DJ Ferrari. Check out his site. It has a bunch of other good mixes available to download. enjoy.

Brasil Meu Amor Vol. 1

Brasil Meu Amor Vol. 1 Tracklisting:

Vanusa – Ponte Aerea: 15 Horas
Arthur Verocai – Caboclo
D’Angelo – Padre Cicero
Carlos Pedro – Tudo Muda Toda Hora
Claudia – Frente Fria
Marcos Valle – Vinte e Seis Anos de Vida Normal
Os Brazoes – Espiral
Caetano Veloso – Tropicalia
Gal Costa – Tuareg
Som Imaginario – Ue
Arthur Verocai – Velho Parente
Piri – Porta Do Sol
Nonato Buzar – Verao Vermelho
Celia – No Boca Do Sol
Secos e Molhados – Sangue Latino
Paulo Bagunca – Cristina
Mutantes – Ave Lucifer
Trio Mocoto – Nao Adianta
Cleo Galante – Momentos de Cada Dia
O Bando – Quem Sabe
O Terco – Longe Sem Direcao
Tuca – Pra Voce Com Amor
Golden Boys – Berimbau
Jorge Ben – Porque e Proibido Pisar Na Grama
Toquinho – Carolina Carol Bela
Rubinho e Mauro Assumpcao – No Munda Da Lua
Assim Assado – Pedacos
Liverpool – Voce Gosta
Gal Costa – Baby

nice

12.08.2009

you're wondering now

A great interview by way of cherry red records internet tv station. Matt Bristow speaks to the author of 'You're Wondering Now - The Specials From Conception' Paul Williams about his book, life, career & interest in 2-Tone Ska music. A bit slow but informational.





grey dazes

Miles Davis Quintet preforming in 1964.

Miles Davis - trumpet
Wayne Shorter - tenor sax
Herbie Hancock - piano
Ron Carter - bass
Tony Williams - drums





12.07.2009

Lost artists.....errrrrrrr should I say artifacts....

For the next few weeks, I've decided to post simple rants about artists who had their roots in garage/psych bands of the 60's and went on to become huge acts of the 70's. Here's your first taste... When most people think of Todd Rundgren, they think of crappy 70's rock and a lame-ass glam vibe... Or perhaps, they think of the album Bat Out Of Hell by Meatloaf, which HE produced....more importantly to me, was the FIRST album by the New York Dolls, which he TOO is responsible for producing... However, take the song "Rowed Out" by the Eyes, or even yet "I Can't Explain" by the Who, and perhaps add some Beach Boys and you get a pop song entitled "Open My Eyes" by a band called the Nazz....Rundgren circa 67/68.....

divine horsemen of haiti

Maya Deren was an American avant-garde filmmaker of the 1940s and 1950s. In 1947 the Guggenheim grant enabled Deren to finance travel to Haiti to document and record the rituals of vodoo. She made three trips to the island. The following is her footage edited and compiled by Teiji and Cherel Ito as Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti. It was released in 1981.













thanks to tropical tits for the tip-off.

ChakaKhanChakaKhanChakaKhanChakaKhan

get in the groove.

mind your own business

Heres a link to a great interview with delta 5 on perfect sound forever by mike applestein. the interview originally appeared in his fanzine, caught in flux, in 1996







rainy daze

san diego misses the rain. welcome back.

12.06.2009

45 king

solid mix of some classic 45s with a few old school dj skills to top it off. nice work.

tough ass youth







blue jeans

for all you guys out there alone tonight...





ordinary day

Ex wild weekend front woman maren parusel has been making beautiful pop music on her own. such an amazing, kooky and fun person. the music sounds like what i would like to listen to on a clear sunny day floting through outspace. check her out next time she plays near you. it is well worth your time.













sundays

Gray Sundays are meant for bad movies and good cartoons. end of story. enjoy the galaxy invader in its full form.

12.03.2009

stop making sense

Its time to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the groundbreaking Talking Heads concert film, STOP MAKING SENSE (1984), directed by Academy Award Winner Jonathan Demme (Silence of the Lambs). STOP MAKING SENSE captures this legendary band in its prime, with their timeless music and unforgettable staging.



a little more love:







12.02.2009

vinyl people

A portrait of Vinyl collectors and producers and aficionados. From the owner of a Charlie Parker album worth 10,000 who believes in playing it and prefers mono to stereo to the producers at Norton Records where rock musicians who had fallen off the charts are restored to vinyl to be heard again. To that add the proprietor of Fynl Vinyl, straight out of a Nick Hornsby novel and a homemade Gramophone brought by it's owner and maker to Washington Square Park every Sunday to play a collection of 78's. Produced for WNET City Arts by Howard Silver.

Vinyl People from Howard Silver on Vimeo.

secrets

whats your secret? who would you tell?

PostSecret: Confessions on Life, Death and God from Frank Warren on Vimeo.

sexy

The Film- Serge Gainsbourg: Vie Heroique
The Director-Joann Sfar

This is a trailer for a biopic film, to be released in 2010, based on the life of Serge Gainsbourg. It is the perfect way to showcase Monsieur Gainsbourg’s love of ladies, cigs, boozing, and causing trouble.



bouns: Charlotte Gainsbourg and Beck "Heaven Can Wait"

12.01.2009

its a mess...

for those of you that care. i know theres one or two of you out there. yeah, im thinking of you. its a mess but we are all smiling. too much fun. and trouble. have a good night.

sx-70



by way of http://www.thetylerwarrenexperiments.blogspot.com

11.30.2009

primitive

some fuzzy garage tracks by way of my main man flapper. love him or hate him he knows great music. he has turned me on to too many garage bands to count. from the most obscure to the most seminal the guy knows his shit. thanks for the knowledge mike.







11.29.2009

50th post

the future is only getting better.



amazing and beautiful!

perfect for a sunday

wow. amazing cinimatgraphy. beautiful colors. motorbikes. bruce brown. funktified sound track. what more could you ask for in life? not much on a sunday. check bruce browns epic flim on any sunday.

ps: it has steve mcquueen in it. bonus.

11.26.2009

the thief and the cobbler







the other 8 parts are on youtube. it is more than worth your time to watch this masterpiece.

11.20.2009

sorry cant help it...

cock sparrer is my favorite oi band of all time. they deserve their own post. too many god tracks to pass on







"stratospheric falsetto"

no video but great adio spanning the carree of the wonderful ted taylor.