Friday, November 18, 2016

RIP Sharon Jones

Well 2016, I hope you're fucking happy. Jesus, can we just fast forward to 2017 already? Oh wait, that might not be the best solution...

Damn. This sucks. Here's one'a my favorites:

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Sister Hymns - American Nightmare

How appropriate, eh? Great new Doom/Stoner rock band from LA that kinda takes me back to the Kyuss days. And at $3 you really can't lose. Features Joey, the drummer formerly from Quiet.

Friday, November 4, 2016

The Secret History of Twin Peaks

Last week I finished Mark Frost's The Secret History of Twin Peaks and, while I almost never go for expanded universe type stuff, this book, written in the guise of a secret document Chief Inspector Gordon Cole assigns to an FBI Agent investigating a crime that has ties to the now twenty-five year passed Laura Palmer case, is a MUST for Peaks fans. There's so many ways that an in-continuity novel could have gone wrong, but instead The Secret History of Twin Peaks does everything right.

Here's a clip Mr. Brown sent me of Mark Frost reading from the book (apparently the audio book version has some of the original cast members reading sections. Way to prompt me to get my first audio book Mr. Frost).

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Trainspotting Two Trailer

I am a HUGE fan of Irvine Welsh's fiction, so it was a little disappointing to hear that T2 would not move the characters down the paths outlined in all the subsequent novels that follow Mark, Simon, Spud and Franco. That said, this looks AWESOME! (plus of course in order to do the sequel to Transporting, Porno, they'd have to introduce the characters from Glue - my favorite Welsh novel - and that would really just move everything further down the timeline. I'm content letting film continuity be its own thing. As long as they work in some of my favorite Begbie moments and maybe throw in a cameo by Juice Terry somewhere along the way.

Thanks again to Mr. Brown for hitting me with this:

Public Service Announcement

Not going to get political here. For a great be-all, end-all Op-ed that pretty much sums up how I feel (although I think I dislike the candidate I'm forced to vote for infinitely more than Tommy does) read THIS. Otherwise, I just wanted to post this to say the OTHER offices, props and measures are actually considerably MORE important than the, ahem, highest office of the land. And this awesome little skit wherein you'll see plenty of people you'll recognize (especially if you were a fan of Whedon's tv stuff) is a great reminder of that.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Crystal Fairy - Drugs on the Bus

What do you get when you take Buzz and Dale from the Melvins, Omar from Mars Volta/ATDI/Antemasque and Teri Gender Bender from Le Butcherettes?

Fucking magic, that's what.

New record by this left-of-center super group out February 24th on Ipecac.