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PM David Cameron at a Rave in 1988?
08.15.2011
01:22 pm

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Around 12 seconds in you will see someone you might just recognize. Someone who looks very like a young David Cameron, enjoying himself at a rave, circa 1988.

If it is the Right Honorable Prime Minister, I wonder if he did any ecstasy? It would be refreshing if he did. I think we should be told.
 

 
With thanks to Mark MacLachlan
 

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‘Janitor Of Lunacy’: Nico performs on French TV, 1972
08.15.2011
12:58 pm

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History
Music

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Nico
Velvet Underground


 
Nico interviewed on French television’s Pop 2 program in 1972. She performs solo versions of “Janitor Of Lunacy” and “You Forgot To Answer” accompanying herself on her harmonium. The Pop 2 show also presented the famous VU “reunion” concert at the Le Bataclan nightclub that same year with Nico, John Cale and Lou Reed.
 

 
Previously on Dangerous Minds:
The Velvet Underground Live: ‘Symphony in Sound’

Nico: Remembering the Icon

‘The Inner Scar’: Obscure and Pretentious French Art Film Starring Nico (1972)

VU Reunion: Lou Reed, John Cale, Nico on French TV, 1972

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Rorschach Test ‘PsychoPlates’
08.15.2011
12:43 pm

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Art

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plates
Rorschach test
dinnerware


 
Apparently these porcelain Rorschach test plates by designer Isabelle Foirest “discourage getting depressed from the routine of eating breakfast, lunch and dinner.”

They’re $180.00 for a set of four over at Fitsu.
 

 
(via Book of Joe)

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Planet of the Apes: Trophies
08.15.2011
11:41 am

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Art
Movies

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Planet of the Apes
paintings
Jason Edmiston


Limited edition of 100, signed and numbered 13” x 19” print on fine art, acid-free paper
 
Limited editon print by Jason Edmiston.

This painting is inspired by the scene at the beginning of the first Apes movie. Gorilla soldiers are standing posing for a photo after the great human hunt. This is the view from the photographer’s perspective.

(via Laughing Squid)

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The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975


 
The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 utilizes dozens of hours of 16mm footage shot by Swedish documentarians during the height of the Black Power movement to tell the era’s story of radical revolutionary promise and what happened when that promise went unfulfilled. The film sat in the basement of a Swedish TV station for decades.

Contemporary director Göran Olsson (who also helmed 2009’s Am I Black Enough for You? doc about the Philly music scene) used this footage, including interviews with Angela Davis, Bobby Seale, Huey P. Newton, Stokely Carmichael, and Kathleen Cleaver, along with modern commentary from Erykah Badu, Harry Belafonte, Talib Kweli and Melvin Van Peebles, to create this new film, now being released by Sundance. After a limited NYC/Los Angeles theatrical run, it’s supposed to air on PBS.

I’m a sucker for this kind of stuff anyways, but damn this looks amazing:
 

 
(via Nerdcore )

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Giant full moon floor-mattress
08.15.2011
11:09 am

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home decorating
i3lab
Lily Suh
full moon
floor-mattress


 
I like this Full Moon Odyssey floor-mattress by Korean designer Lily Suh of i3lab. According to i3lab, “The print is a real image of the moon which includes 65 individual frames of the lunar mosaic images.”

The only downfall I see is the price tag: $1490.00. Yikes!

(via Like Cool)

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Cloning Jesus in ‘The Custom Mary’
08.15.2011
09:04 am

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Movies

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The Custom Mary
Matt Dunnerstick


 
Dangerous Minds pal Matt Dunnerstick’s directing debut, The Custom Mary—which Tara and I have cameo roles in—premieres this week in New York City:

When a spec of Christ’s blood falls into the hands of a pair of preachers, they hatch a scheme to clone Jesus. All they need is a willing host.

Mary is a modest young Latina churchgoer. It doesn’t take much convincing for her to carry the Lord’s child. As the pregnancy progresses, she finds comfort and support in Joe, an African-American low-rider mechanic and aficionado. Nine months later, the outcome is not quite as expected—and Mary finds herself desperate and scared.

God reveals Himself in unexpected places. But there’s no mistaking justice when it’s low-rider style!

The Custom Mary will be premiering at the HBO New York International Latino Film Festival on Wednesday August 17th at 5PM and Saturday August 20th at 4PM. The screenings will be at the AMC Empire 25. 

Click here to purchase tickets.

The Custom Mary
 

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Thom Yorke as an old man
08.15.2011
08:51 am

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Radiohead
Thom Yorke


 
I’m not certain why this exists, but I’m glad it does.

(via Ronny)

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The funkiest thang you may see in your lifetime
08.15.2011
02:42 am

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Music
Television

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George Clinton
The Parliaments


 
It’s the summer of 1969 and The Parliaments (pre P-Funk) are conjuring a soul inferno in the studios of WGBH TV in Boston.

George Clinton, in a mohawk and purple jumpsuit (or full-body thong), is on fire. He’s joined by Eddie Hazel, Fuzzy Haskins, Grady Thomas, Ray Davis, Billy Bass Nelson and Calvin Simon.

Like Motown on acid, this will take you higher and higher. Not even Sly Stone took it to this level of insane funk sublimeness. It just keeps getting more intense. This will sear the flesh off your face and your face will become a mask of cosmic goodness whereupon you will be beamed up to the mothership where George Clinton awaits you with open tendrils and a hamhock in your cornflakes.

Shit, I’m still vibrating after watching this.
 

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Circle Jerks live on TV 1985
08.14.2011
09:48 pm

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Music
Punk
Television

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Circle Jerks


 
Circle Jerks on late night TV show Rock Palace in 1985.

Founding members Keith Morris (in Michael Jackson drag) and Greg Hetson are joined by Chuck Biscuits on drums and Earl Liberty on bass.
 

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