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Original ‘Iron Man 2’ opening scene?
09.23.2010
03:53 pm

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Supposedly the original opening scene from Iron Man 2 that was swapped out for the one they did use. If that’s true, I wouldn’t expect that this clip will be on YouTube for very much longer…

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Phil Spector, Nilsson & Cher: A Love Like Yours (Don’t Come Knocking Every Day)
09.23.2010
12:07 pm

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We’ve had plenty of Cher-related novelties here on Dangerous Minds. And we’ve out share of Harry Nilsson and Phil Spector rarities as well. So why not go for a triple-header? Have a listen to what Harry called “Nilssonny & Cher,” produced by the monomaniacal Phil Spector. Recorded during downtime in the recording of John Lennon’s Rock ‘n Roll album, this is one of those “lost” records that came out for a very short time before disappearing completely, but that is now as easy to hear as pressing play below…
 

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Alice Cooper: Black Juju, 1971
09.23.2010
11:08 am

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This amazing clip from 1971 shows just how fucking hardcore the early Alice Cooper (back when that was the name of the band) was, a NINE MINUTE live take on their evil-sounding epic “Black Juju” performed on a Detroit-based television program, “Tubeworks.”

Oh, for the days when rock and roll actually felt dangerous…
 

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A-Ha’s ‘Take On Me’ just got a whole lot sillier. Warning: hippie pubes
09.23.2010
02:06 am

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Fuck art, let’s dance!

 

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Ol’ Dirty Bastard memorialized by The Clapper
09.23.2010
12:36 am

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“Clap on, clap off.” Remember those late night TV ads for ‘The Clapper’? If not, let me explain. It was a device you’d hook up to the electric lights in your room that you could activate with hand claps. Clap twice and the lights would go on or off. Zachs used ‘The Clapper’ in a very innovative way to create a lo-fi lightshow in memory of Ol Dirty Bastard and his song ‘Got Your Money”. Very cool.
 
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Honky TV: Britain’s racist Black And White Minstrel Show

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The Black And White Minstrel Show was a hugely popular variety program that ran on British TV from 1958 to 1978. Yes, you read that correctly. This throwback to an era in which men performing in black face was perfectly respectable entertainment was a big hit in England right up to 1978. Good gawd almighty.

One hundred years after the “Nigger Minstrel” entertainment tradition had begun in London’s music-halls, the convention was revived on television in the form of The Black And White Minstrel Show. This variety series was first screened on BBC Television on 14 June 1958 and it was to stay on air for over the next two decades. The Black And White Minstrel Show evolved from the “Swannee River” type minstrel radio shows. The Black And White Minstrel Show harked back to a specific period and location—the Deep South where coy White women could be seen being wooed by docile, smiling black slaves. The black men were, in fact, White artists “Blacked-up.” The racist implications of the premise of the programme were yet to be widely acknowledged or publicly discussed. But it was this which largely led to the programme’s eventual demise. ” Museum Of Broadcast Communications

This clip is from the last episode of The Black And White Minstrel Show which aired in 1978.
 

 
More fun with Negroes after the jump…

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Black Barbarella: David Bowie produces Ava Cherry
09.22.2010
08:22 pm

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It’s been, what, two-three days since my last Bowie-related post? Well fear not, fans of the Dame, here’s another… 

The gorgeous Ava Cherry was David Bowie’s mistress and lover during the mid-70s. She was one of his back-up singers, the Astronettes, along with the late Luther Vandross.  In the clip below, you can see her steal the show when Bowie was performing “Footstompin’” (which later got reworked into “Fame” with John Lennon) on the Dick Cavett show in 1974. (Is it possible to be any hotter than this woman???) This is pretty much the moment where the Diamond Dogs tour gave way to his Young Americans phase:
 

 
In late 1973, an Ava Cherry album was planned and partially recorded with Bowie producing, but due to lawsuits with his-then manager Tony DeFries, the album was shelved for 22 years. The tapes that existed had some Bowie originals along with some oddly chosen covers from the Beach Boys, Frank Zappa and Bruce Springsteen. What appears to be a semi-official release came out in 1996 as People From Bad Homes. The material was released again in 2009 as The Astronette Sessions.

In truth, it’s not that great. I wish I could tell you it was some undiscovered gem of what Bowie called “plastic soul” but it’s, at best, a curiosity for intense Bowie freaks. The most memorable track is probably “I Am A Laser” which was later re-worked into “Scream Like A Baby” on Bowie’s Scary Monsters album in 1980. In this rehearsal recording, you can hear Bowie in the background leading the band and calling chord changes. Note the rap and the line about her “golden showers.” (I wonder if “Golden Years” has a meaning that has hitherto escaped us?)

Listen to “I Am A Laser” after the jump…

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No more LGBT youth suicides: support Dan Savage’s It Gets Better project
09.22.2010
06:15 pm

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Dan Savage is the fucking man.

In the wake of the suicide of bullied Greensburg, IN teen Billy Lucas—and the subsequent shameful defacement of his memorial Facebook page—gay media activist Savage and his husband Terry have launched a YouTube channel project called It Gets Better.

The idea is for adult LGBT community members to share stories on video about how much better life gets if you simply survive into adulthood. Savage’s announcement of the channel’s launch (scroll down) says it all:

We don’t dwell too much on the past. Instead, we talk mostly about all the meaningful things in our lives now—our families, our friends (gay and straight), the places we’ve gone and things we’ve experienced—that we would’ve missed out on if we’d killed ourselves then.

 
And here’s how: just create your video, post it to YouTube, and send the URL to mail (at) savagelove.net. Dan and Terry’ll review it and post to their FAVORITES section.

Please spread the word on this. Here’s Savage & Terry talking about their experiences surviving Christian schools and persevering into adulthood and happiness.

 

 

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Star Wars LSD: Mikrosopht’s Lone Star Destroyers project
09.22.2010
04:06 pm

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Dangerous Minds pal Taylor Jessen writes:

Do Blu-Ray players dream?... There are some truly haunting moments in this guy’s film - stick with it. You can bet George Lucas’ student films would have looked exactly like this if he’d had access to MPEG compression. I have no words for it except “fucking awesome”!

 
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Star Wars, tripped out, glitched out.. this would look great on big outdoor screens: Here’s Mikrosopht’s Freedom to the Galaxy. There are also 27 audio files you can download here.
 

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Derek Jarman’s ‘Sebastiane’: When Rocky met Punk
09.22.2010
03:37 pm

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Here is a moment of pop culture history from Derek Jarman’s 1976, Latin romp Sebastiane. Blink and you will miss Patricia Quinn, Nell Campbell and Peter Hinwood from The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Punk icon Jordan (in stockings and suspenders) as Mammea Morgana, sprawled between Hinwood and the multi-talented artist Duggie Fields.  Also, hovering around in this scene are sculptor, Andrew Logan, dancer and actor, Lindsay Kemp (who taught David Bowie mime), and designer, Christopher Hobbs.

Sebastiane was Jarman’s first film, co-directed with Paul Humfress, and caused considerable outrage with its exquisite scenes of gay love-making, images of an erect penis, and the fact the film’s dialogue was entirely in schoolboy Latin, where the word “Oedipus” was translated as “Motherfucker.”  The music for the film was composed by Brian Eno.
 

 

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