Mix 151 Getting over it, in a 90's kind of light
01 The Bats - Had to be you
02 Bridget St.John -I don't know if I Can Take It
03 Charalambides - Hours
04 The Clean - Platypus
05 The Cleaners from Venus - Only a shadow
06 Colin Newman - Not Me
07 Fabulous Stains - Waste of time
08 Family Fodder - Savoir Faire
09 Fleetwood Mac - Sentimental Lady
10 Hermine - Waiting
11 The Mice - Little rage
12 Psychedelic Furs - The Fall
13 Rexy - Perfect Day
14 Rolling Stones - If you let me
15 Samhain - To Walk the Night
16 Shocking Pinks - This Aching Deal
17 Shop Assistants - Looking Back
18 Simply Saucer - Bullet Proof Nothing
19 Starjets - One More Word
20 This Mortal Coil - Kangaroo
21 The Triffids - Beautiful Waste
22 Tronics - Crush on You
23 V-3 - Bristol Girl
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The Killing Season 4
The first scene had me right until the last episode. I invest almost a season worth of Sundays so I had to see it through. The second season felt like work and I was happy to hear it got the axe. When the third started I guess I was bored, however I loved its Streetwise worship. The channeling of Mary Ellen Mark had me hooked. Anyone who has spent some time downtown Seattle has experienced a Tiny or Rat. When it ended, I felt relief. There's no third time's a charm in TV Land. I never thought about it again until Netflix reanimated it. Fucking necromancy. I figured well.., it's no longer a weekly battle and they can cuss and it's only a few episodes. As usual, I dug its lead chemistry until the happy fast forward into the future love story ending. I think one of the things that kept me coming back is how awful these people are. Fascinating how a show pulled no punches on its lead characters. Linden is the worst mother and Holder is a classic addict that doesn't know when to bite his tongue. The pain these two own and how they choose to direct is refreshing and honest but I hope this is finally the end of these two.
Not sure what I like more, a good exploding head scene or a nod to El Duce.
Hemlock Grove 2
This gypsy wolf, billionaire vampire club show sucks the big one but man, do I love it. I get so lost in its landscape that I hit a minor spell of depression when each season comes to a close, no matter how bad it is. I'd like to meet the sorceress behind this one.
Gob as a washed-up addict horse is fucking fantastic. So well done you forget it's a horse in a half human world cartoon. Second to the last episode takes a great Fritz the Cat style drug overdose in toonville. Can't wait for season two. Beyond recommended. It cured my week of pre-TNT Fest night-terrors.
John Wojtowicz was a motherfucker. New York does not make them like this anymore. I have seen Dog Day Afternoon a good fifty times but never pried into the real life of this story. The homosexuality was really muted in the film. Besides knowing the bank was robbed for Ernest Aron's (later to be known as Elizabeth Debbie Eden) sex change I was really clueless on anything else re: that hot day's events. I didn't know Salvatore Naturale was gay, though Elton John "Amoreena" should have been a dead giveaway. Gay, shmay... who gives a fuck where John Wojtowicz's dick went. What matters is that he was a sober, pervert, outlaw son of a bitch. Literally. His mother who outlived him was a real firecracker. One of the best documentaries in years. Totally inspiring. I live for viewing lives of characters that no longer exist in today's city. Hail yesterday's outlaws. A must for anyone who's ever played Laughing Hyenas "Love's My Only Crime" again and again.
Under The Skin
So a Brother From Another Planet/Man Who Fell From Earth jam with a female lead is what it took for Scar Jo to shed her clothes? Respect
Where does one pee and poop on a train that hasn't stopped moving in 14 years. Why, if you are sealed in for for your very survival during the return of the Ice Age, would you fire your gun at a glass window? There's so many unanswered questions, but if you ignore them it's an entertaining ride around Apocalyptic Thunder Mountain. I rode it three times.
The Quiet Ones
English accents, early '80s period pieces and Dream Machines will get me anytime. I wasted my money but had to find out for myself. It's truly an awful picture. I participated in the New Museum's Brion Gysin show a few years back and spent a half dozen times with the Dream Machine. The result each time ended in violence and ghosts. It was an awful month of hellish energy and a series of depressive attacks. If only this movie conjured those vibes.
Super Duper Alice Cooper
I love pre-Constrictor Alice Cooper (Yea I dig DaDa and Zipper Catches Skin) but I hate Vincent Damon Furnier, the Golf-Obsessed Republican Sports Bar owner. This documentary is fantastic and made me remember why I love Alice and why he played such a big part of my early years. Only thing I have to ask is where the fuck is Michael Bruce? Can't believe he's totally cut out of the Alice Story. Lame.
Only Lovers Left Alive
This one is up there with Near Dark and Martin for me in the tired fang-baring genre. It's one of the best vampire movies in decades. Jarmusch never makes the same movie twice which makes him one of the very few directors that I look forward to a new release from. Everything about this one is flawless. Films are supposed to take us away to another realm for a few hours and then some. I could live in this world Jarmusch shot. Really dug this one. Check it out.
Terry found his Brazil in 2014. Stay weird. Joe Cole would have loved this.
I am not a girl, therefore I have no desire to spend 90 minutes in a car with Tom Hardy.
Saved By The Bell Lifetime Movie
Okay, it's a Lifetime Movie so I get the lack of sex, drugs and freestyle but, man, Bret Easton Ellis should jump on this story. His AIDS-y gloss could really give this demented tale of bright plaid patterns the high heel stab in the eye it needs. If it had the right director, in an NC-17 world I would love it.
Mix 149: In Misery Comes Wisdom
01 Diamanda Galás - V. How Shall Our Judgement Be Carried Out Upon the Wicked
02 Popol Vuh - Matra 1
03 Abigor - I Face The Eternal Winter
04 Amon Düül II - Kanaan
05 Ain Soph - Gradalis
06 The Moon Lay Hidden Beneath A Cloud - Untitled
07 The Angelic Process - Million Year Summer
08 Can - Thief
09 Pink Floyd - The Narrow Way - Part 2
10 Asmus Tietchens - Studie Für Glasspiel
11 Archgoat - The Light - Devouring Darkness
12 Ennio Morricone - Il deserto
13 blsphm - Black Road
14 Gila - Around Midnight
15 Gas - Untitled
16 Arvo Pärt - Szeroka Woda 2
17 Bruce Springsteen - My Father's House
18 Deutsch Nepal - Nonexistence
19 Death in June - The Honour of Silence
20 Igor Wakhévitch - Amenthi (Attente De La Seconde Mort)
21 Craft - Destroy the Signs
22 L'Acephale - The Book of Lies
23 Current 93 - Soft Black Stars
24 Jack Rose - Crossing the Great Waters
25 Coil presents Black Light District - Blue Rats
26 Middle Eastern Classical Oud - Track One
27 Paysage D'Hiver - Der Baummann
28 Pentagram - The Ghoul
29 Poison Ring - Miserere
30 Ziz - Fimm
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Mix 148 Stay Down Here Where You Belong
1. Glorious Din - Tenement Roofs
2. Die Kastrierten Philosophen - Endzeitliebe
3. The Monks - Complication
4. Red Zebra - I Can't Live In A Living Room
5. Ramleh - Leavin' Here
6. 391 - Menaced By Nightingales
7. Chris & Cosey - Just Like You
8. Jesus & Mary Chain - In A Hole
9. T.A.S.K. - All I Wish
10. Claudine Clark - Walkin' Through A Cemetery
11. The Stooges - No Fun
12. Blitz - Solar
13. The Smiths - I won’t Share You
by Josh Bosarge
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Mix 147 Chrysalis Punctured
01 Tim Hecker "Prism" (Kranky)
02 Orbital "The Girl With The Sun In Her Head" (FFRR)
03 Surgeon "Radiance" (Dynamic Tension)
04 Rrose "Secretion" (Sandwell District)
05 Vainqueur "Lyot (Original Mix)" (Maurizio)
06 The Creatures "Sky Train" (Wonderland)
07 Raspberry Bulbs "Lusty Climbing" (Blackest Ever Black)
08 Swans "Mother, My Body Disgusts Me" (Young God)
10 Lussuria "Coiled Serpent Sheddings" (Hospital Productions)
11 Muslimgauze "Cyst" (Product Kinematograph)
12 Dalhous "Success Is Her Sensuality" (Blackest Ever Black)
13 Coil "Theme From Derek Jarman's 'Blue' (Excerpt)" (Threshold House)
14 Magazine "The Light Pours Out Of Me" (Virgin)
15 Silicon Teens "Sun Flight" (Mute)
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Empire Records (1995)
Took me a decade to watch this one and about five years after that to fully embrace it but now, oddly, it's comfort food. Earthlings - please love this film because it will most likely be the last one that ever takes place in a record store. A nice time capsule to dig up on the decade where punk broke, kids dyed their hair and everyone everywhere bought music. The world was a better, happier place with record stores and no internet.
The Raid 2 (2014)
Sure, The Raid was awesome. But The Raid 2 is even better. Way better. Paying homage to Lady Snowblood, The Game of Death, Versus, Oldboy, The Warriors and Barry Lyndon, this is one of the smartest and most violent movies of the decade. If not of all time. Beyond recommended.
Ping Pong Summer (2014)
I am such a cunt for watching this-- and an even bigger one for paying to rent it. Am I that dissatisfied with 2014 America that I would sit on my couch melting with no air conditioner to get a glimpse of the summer ghosts of the arcade age? What is a time machine that lands you in the 80s on a beach where the youth are vidiots and you don't see any boobs. A bogus adventure for sure.
The Way Way Back (2013)
I will smash Steve Carell if I ever see him. He was too convincing as his role of the low self esteem, single mother predator. It was too real and almost too painful to watch. Great job, dick.
The Sacrament (2013)
Ti West has always let me down. It's a run of the mill case of blue balls. Dirty photos and a filthy mouth and then zero action. Well thank you Eli Roth for teaching this dude how to fuck. The Sacrament is one of the best films of the year and best horror stories in years. A true nightmare worthy of repeat visits. "Father" is perhaps the best character in nightmare film since Captain Spaulding. If you are looking for some answers and want to spend a night with a new family, The Sacrament is the light you been searching for. Drink the Kool-Aid!
Stage Fright (2014)
Sometimes on Friday nights I rent summer camp slasher musicals only because Meatloaf is in it. This was no Bat Out Of Hell, but what is?
Halt and Catch Fire (2014)
I keep watching every Sunday although nothing is really happening. If you are continuing to read any review I write you know that I love looking back. Cameron is cute and looks like the mannequins in the Miami mall in 82 when Combat Rock was all the rage. If anything I give props to any show who puts Gary Floyd on prime time. Fuck yea. Dicks "Rich Daddy" made its way into TV land. Well played, AMC.
Witching and Bitching (2013)
Álex de la Iglesia who gave us one of my favorite film of the 90's, The Day of the Beast, has done it again. A robbery takes a wrong turn and hits an impenetrable forest inhabited by a group of cannibalistic witches. I am stopping here because seeing is believing and this breath of fresh air in a shit summer of sequels and sacrilegious remakes is a must.
Body Double (1984)
This movie has two things I love about LA. 1. The modernist octagon house known as the Chemosphere and 2. Tower video. This is one of my favorite De Palma films. I watched it a lot while my parents got a divorce. Love the MTV/Dark Bros acid video wet dream scenes.
Why take poppers when you have Wakefield Poole now on DVD?
The Devil Rides Out (1968)
"He may even be an Ipsissimus."
Young Turks (2013)
I hate modern art culture about as much as I hate what downtown LA has become, so I guess this was sort of a love/hate experience for me. Definitely a cool watch even though it took me a week to get through, with some interesting characters like Marc Kreisel who owned Al's Bar. This Super 8 film shows the highs and lows of downtown LA art scene from 1977 to 1981.
Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971)
Probably the greatest thing to come out of Connecticut. Yes, even better than Obsession's Marshall Law LP. Slow and creepy. Just like any post-city mental breakdown that plays out in haunted Old Saybrook should be. Reminds me of hippies and their haunted homes that my parents would take me to as a kid in the 70s. A movie like this could never get made these days. The internet killed the atmosphere of a good ghost story.
EIS 007 Current with the Past
A story of seclusion, discovery, creation, and worship.
Originally released in 1969, Dave Bixby’s Ode to Quetzacoatl is considered an underground classic in the psychedelic folk genre. With tracks such as "Drug Song" and "666", the album remains dark, revelatory, and spiritual even in the 21st century. For years, rumors of Bixby's disappearance and death spread amongst listeners. No one knew his story or his whereabouts or what influenced him to create an album dedicated to a Mesoamerican deity. He was a mystery.
In Episode 007, Everything Is Stories finds Dave Bixby in Northern Arizona where he shares his incredible adventures with hallucinogens in the 60s, a Christian cult in the 70s, sailing the open sea alone in the 80s, and what exactly influenced him to produce an album named after a feathered serpent.
Produced by Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, and Tyler Wray
MIX 146 X-Ray My Mind
[0:00-7:20] Péter Eötvös - Cricket Music / Sequences of the Wind
[0:05-7:10] Unguent - Mars Ribbon
[2:10-6:50] Conrad Schnitzler - Ballet Statique
[3:50-9:25] Meredith Monk - Travellers 5
[5:20-9:55] Aril Brikha - Groove La Chord
[7:10-11:35] Microstoria - Mem.brand
[7:40-9:30] Maher Shalal Hash Baz - Blues du Jour Am 8.6.01
[7:50-9:25] Traditional Music of Peru: Ayacucho Region - Harawi
[9:30-17:10] T.H. "Vikku" Vinayakram - Honeymoon
[10:05-12:35] Shadow Ring - X -Ray My Mind
[11:30-13:10] Ensemble des gongs des Mnonng Rlâm - Funérailles
[12:30-15:40] Carl Crack - Kr-6200
[13:20-17:40] Giuseppe Ielasi - (Another) Stunt Untitled 4
[15:15-20-40] Mark Hollis - A Life (1895-1915)
[17:00-18:50] François Bayle - Rosace 1
[18:40-25:00] Kammerflimmer Kollektief - Faller
[20:20-25:20] Town & Country - But The Lids
[21:55-26:15] Derek Bailey - Niigata Snow
[24:55-26:20] Peru (D. Lewiston) - Carnaval de Colca: Vilcas Plazapi
[26:05-28:55] To Rococo Rot - Freitag
[26:25-29:10] Cristina Banegas - Comentário XI
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Mix 145 Punishment Block
01 Pascal Holtzer - Horst Karman
02 Mystery Plane - Find Some Body
03 Tools You Can Trust - Working And Shopping
04 Siekiera - Misiowie Puszysci
05 Cancer - OIO
06 The Work - Do It
07 Klick & Aus - Scheiß dich nicht an man
08 D.Stop - Cloclo Requiem (Live)
09 Plus Instruments - Vom Ertrunkenen Mädchen
10 Fall of Saigon - She Leaves Me All Alone
11 Folle Coche - Under The Vulvano
12 Lister - The Bugaloo
13 Plugpoint Music - Maybe It's Love
14 Mark Perry & Dennis Burns - You Cry Your Tears.mp3
15 Bendall's Box - Games Today
16 D.A.F. - Gewalt
17 Mystery Plane - Punishment Block
18 Datblygu - Gwlad Ar Fy Nghefn
19 Geisterfahrer - Das Haus
20 Human Abfall - Tanztee Von Unten
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Mix 144: Lucid Death
01 Gasp - Hungry War Pedal's Loaded Luggage
02 Robert Henke - Phenomenon
03 Main - Halo Form Part III
04 Virile Games - Military Saints I
05 Pye Corner Audio - Remanence
06 Brighter Death Now - Meat Processing
07 Bee Mask - Askion Kataskion Lix Tetrax Damnameneus Aision
08 Pan Sonic & Charlemagne Palestine - Mort Aux Vaches Part IV
09 Ramleh - Anal Guru
10 Vladislav Delay - Kellute
11 The Body Lovers - III
12. 154 - Sniper
13 Ricardo Donoso - Reflection and Rotation
14 Sutekh Hexen with Andrew Liles - We Once Walked Upon These Coals
15 Demdike Stare - Eurydice
16 Monoton - Teil III
17 Konstruktivists - Film-O-Sonik (Version)
18 Raime - Your Cast Will Tire
19 Fennesz - Fa 2012
20 LR/Puce Mary - Recognition Of Man
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Mix 143 My Life Is Shit
01. Rudimentary Peni - Mercy of Slumber (UK 2004)
02. Bad Noids - Roth's Children/Lizard People (Cleveland 2013)
03. Beta Boys - Society Bad (Kansas City 2014)
04. Batworm - Vomit In the Snow (Philadelphia 2014)
05. Cheetah Chrome Motherfuckers - Need a Crime (Italy 1983)
06. Blank Spell - Hole (Philadelphia 2014)
07. G.I.S.M. - Fire (Japan 1983)
08. Kurraka - Hermanas De La Oscuridad (Austin 2012)
09. L.O.T.I.O.N. - Genetic Warfare (NYC 2013)
10. Tozibabe - Dezuje (Yugoslavia 1986)
11. Muerte - Tortura (Mexico City 2013)
12. Rakta - Life comes from death (Brazil 2013)
13. Zos Kia - Poisons (UK 1984)
14. Missing Foundation - Your House Is Mine (NYC 1988)
15. Virus - Society's Orphans (NYC 1982)
16. Stick Men With Ray Guns - 1,000 Lives(To Die) (Dallas 1982)
17. DDT - I'm Walking Down The Psychopath (Atlanta 1983)
18. Sink Manhattan - Bleakhouse (Philadelphia 1988)
19. PIG DNA - Lies (Oakland 2013)
20. Billy Bao - My Life Is Shit (Basque 2008)
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