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Unsettling vintage clown portraits
02.14.2012
05:14 pm
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You know what scares me more than clowns? Nothing! (Well, maybe an evil ventriloquist’s dummy named “Fats”).

It’s all right if you want to cry after looking at Clown Portraits on Anonymous Works. I won’t judge you.
 
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Via Boing Boing

Posted by Tara McGinley
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02.14.2012
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Creepy anatomical knitted masks
02.14.2012
04:43 pm
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Maybe it’s just me, but there’s something about these knitted masks by Los Angeles-based artist Ben Cuevas that gives off a super sinister vibe. But in a good way.

Forget those cliched Guy Fawkes masks, these are much better. That last one is very Devo, isn’t it?

Via Street Anatomy

 

Posted by Tara McGinley
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02.14.2012
04:43 pm
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Black Juju: Alice Cooper at his most evil, live 1971
02.14.2012
01:56 pm
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The famous “Detroit Tubeworks” bootleg is 25 minutes of seminal, early Alice Cooper footage shot at the WABX television studios in 1971. I can recall getting my eager mitts on a VHS tape of this in the late 80s and feeling like I possessed something more valuable than gold…

At 16:16 minutes in, they do an astonishing version of “Black Juju.” WHY were these degenerates ever allowed entry into cities across America? If Richard Nixon was so afraid of Timothy Leary, you’d think he’d have wanted to have Alice Cooper assassinated! Hard to believe that Alice is now a rightwing Christian after watching this clip!
 
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Posted by Richard Metzger
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02.14.2012
01:56 pm
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Puddin’ Pops: Bill Cosby covers ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’
02.14.2012
01:45 pm
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This is so unbelievably bad, it’s…bad. From the 1968 album Bill Cosby Sings Hooray for the Salvation Army Band! Zip zop zoobity bop!
 

 
Via Cynical-C

Posted by Tara McGinley
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02.14.2012
01:45 pm
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How do I love thee? Let me smoke the ways
02.14.2012
01:11 pm
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I’ve never been a big fan of Valentine’s Day. In fact, I kinda despise it, it’s just some dumb made up “holiday” to sell stuff, although if my special someone presented me with a glorious heart-shaped box of weed like one of these, it just might change my mind…
 
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Posted by Tara McGinley
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02.14.2012
01:11 pm
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The first minute of every James Bond film played at the same time
02.14.2012
12:37 pm
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Above, an eye-catching 60s Japanese “Dr. No” poster

Obviously you’ll want to watch this one “full screen.”
 

 
Via The Daily What

Posted by Richard Metzger
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02.14.2012
12:37 pm
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Remain in Light: Talking Heads live in Rome, 1980
02.14.2012
11:27 am
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“The big difference between us and punk groups is that we like KC and the Sunshine Band. You ask Johnny Rotten if he likes KC and the Sunshine Band and he’ll blow snot in you face.

—Chris Frantz

As I mentioned in a recent post about the excellent new Talking Heads: Chronology DVD, for me, the apex of the band’s career was, hands down, Remain in Light. This 1980 concert, shot with the expanded Talking Heads “Afro-funk orchestra” line-up in Rome, captures these musicians in fine, fine form with four out of the eleven numbers coming from that classic album. Featuring future King Crimson guitar god Adrian Belew wringing all kinds of impossible noises out of his guitar.

Play this one LOUD, it’ll knock you sideways. Just imagine what a Blu-ray DVD release of this with a 5.1 soundtrack would be like? I’d take this over Stop Making Sense any day.
 

Posted by Richard Metzger
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02.14.2012
11:27 am
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‘One Drop’: The first new Public Image Ltd. song in 20 years
02.14.2012
09:53 am
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DJ Steve Lamacq premiered the new PIL song earlier today on BBC 6.
Our John may have lost his upper register, but it is nice to hear him strain at it in such a raw way over the type of back-to-basics reggae-rock bed that’s screaming for a remix/dub-out…

According to the alt-‘80s blog Slicing Up Eyeballs:

The song will be released on a vinyl EP as part of Record Store Day on April 21 in advance of the release of the full-length This Is PiL in May or June.

Enjoy…
 

 
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
PiL : Design
Public Image Ltd: The infamous riot at the Ritz gig

Posted by Ron Nachmann
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02.14.2012
09:53 am
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Purple Minds: Dam Funk’s bad ass Prince tribute mix
02.14.2012
08:00 am
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Prince “Lovesexy” by Norn Cutson

After ten years in the (print) game, the hip-hop/soul/funk magazine Wax Poetics has reached its 50th issue, and to celebrate they have commissioned an exclusive mix from LA’s King of the Boogie, Dam Funk. In keeping with the issue’s theme, the mix is all about, as the magazine itself says: “one of the most iconic musicians in the history of African American music, the one and only Prince.”

A Prince-themed mix by Dam Funk? That’s two of the most brilliantly funky acts of modern times coming together. Dam stays away from the obvious hits, to focus instead on album tracks, live recordings and re-edits, and even adds his own exclusive cover version of the song “17 Days”. It’s great and a must for all Prince fans, even the most obsessed who think they’ve heard it all. You may know some of these tracks, but you won’t have heard them quite like this…

Wax Poetics’ 50th issue is also dedicated to the purple sex pixie (truly one of the most outstanding artists in the history of popular music, no?) and features interviews with, and wrtiting on; Larry Graham, Morris Day, Questlove, The Family, Frank Ocean and much more. You can buy the magazine, which is being printed on high quality paper and is designed not to be disposed of, directly from the Wax Poetics website. In the meantime, you can check out Dam Funk’s Prince mix right here:

 
1. Prince & the Revolution – 17 Days (original version)

2. DāM-FunK – 17 Days (D-F Re-Freak)

3. Prince – Irresistible Bitch (Props Re-Edit)

4. Prince (featuring Andre Cymone & Pepe Willie) – One Man Jam

5. Prince – Wet Dream Cousin

6. Prince – Dirty Mind (1981 Live Version)

7. Prince – Soft & Wet (original version)

8. Prince – Ballad Of Dorothy Parker (D-F Extended Re-Edit)

9. Prince – Sticky Like Glue (Props Re-Edit)

10. Prince & the Revolution – All My Dreams

Previously on Dangerous Minds:
Download Dam Funk’s new EP for free
Dam Funk: King Of The Boogie

Posted by Niall O'Conghaile
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02.14.2012
08:00 am
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Bonsai Tree Castle
02.13.2012
04:35 pm
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Japanese artist Takanori Aiba built this unbelievably intricate mini-castle in and around a potted Bonsai tree using stone clay, epoxy putty, copper line, plastic, and resin. I can’t get over the amount of time and effort this must have taken.

Via Daily What and My Modern Met

Posted by Tara McGinley
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02.13.2012
04:35 pm
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