Tuesday, February 24, 2009

10 songs (to cover your ears to)

My musical taste was once described by my documentary professor as "whomping", and I had no reason to dispute her comment, as I'd just finished screening a black+white 16mm short piece about my closet set to Adam Ant's "Prince Charming" that could only be described as "whomping". I admit: I like some pretty obnoxious stuff sometimes, and I really like trying to convince people it's worth listening to. I also like music that sounds like music. This is not that, however. Call it avant-garde, industrial, experimental-- this is my favorite noise chosen from my iTunes, arbitrarily numbered (although no. 10 is my favorite of the bunch). Click the song titles to download the files. I know the mediafire site looks sketchy but don't be a pussy.

10 songs to cover your ears to:

1. "SmokeScreen" by Shocking Pinks (Shocking Pinks)
2. "Good Deeds" by ADULT. (ADULT. Why Bother?)
3. "Dali's Car" by Captain Beefheart & the Magic Band (Trout Mask Replica)
4. "2 1/2 FT. Soul" by Doo Rag (Barber Shop Cassette)
5. "Pas a pas step until" by Fly Pan Am (N'ecoutez pas)
6. "Benjamin" by Burning Star Core (The Very Heart of the World)
7. "Weeping" by Throbbing Gristle (D.O.A: The Third and Final Report)
8. "Sex Bomb" by Flipper (Album)
9. "Indestructible Life" by Old Time Relijun (Catharsis in Crisis)
10. "jokers on a waltz" by Sun City Girls (Sun City Girls)

Honorable mentions: Brainiac, Duchess Says, Pere Ubu.

* This post made possible by Shelly & Nathan for putting this shit on my computer inspiring this post, and is in tribute to Lester Bangs's article on Metal Machine Music - an album which he called "the greatest album ever made" when other people called it "anti-emotional" and "anti-human".

Monday, February 23, 2009

hey, watchmen

Ugh... Zack Snyder. You even mess up my blog layout. Everything you touch dies a little.

The point is not just the sharks, the violence, the pirates building rafts out of other, deader pirates. That's all great, but it's not the point. Yes, you can make an animated DVD supplement of TALES OF THE BLACK FREIGHTER, and you can make it look like Korn meets 300, but removing it from the Watchmen movie is removing all color and tension from the narrative structure, ya friggin jerks.

oops, i did it again

New blog. :-*

* Image initially acquired from the first page of Google Images after searching "Debbie Harry", not so anymore.