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The only known film footage of the inside of Max’s Kansas City


 
Ciao! Manhattan director David Weisman claims that this is “the only known footage of the inside of Max’s Kansas City.” Of course, he’s not including all the films and videos of performances shot at Max’s. But those don’t reveal what the club as a whole looked like.

A brief glimpse into New York’s epicenter of cool when everything and everyone seemed larger than life.

Viva, Richie Berlin, Ara Gallant and Paul America make fleeting appearances. This was shot in the late Sixties. Weisman narrates.
 

 
Thanks to Leee Black Childers for the photo.

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‘Pure Hatred’: Lawrence O’Donnell’s epic take-down of Rush Limbaugh


 
Imagine a version of It’s A Wonderful Life, but it’s about Rush Limbaugh. Quite a pathetic thought isn’t it? Still, nothing would make me pity him. When Rush Limbaugh finally has a heart attack and keels over and dies, the world will be a better place without him.

Rush Limbaugh has gotten away with so much shit in his career that it’s a real pleasure to see him so thoroughly pissed on by Lawrence O’Donnell in the following clip. It’s about time people stood up to this bully and really let him have it. Repeatedly. What does Rush Limbaugh bring to the party except poison? Good for O’Donnell, he’s a terrific moral compass for this country right now.

I look forward to the next installment of this one!
 

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HÄXAN: Satan and the women who love him


Above, Dean Karr’s “Prague Twins”
 
Ack! I missed out on posting about the opening of this incredible looking art show currently hanging in the Windy City, but it’s still up for a few more days should you live or find yourself in Chicago this week:

Century Guild invites you to investigate the dark and sensual wilderness of two of history’s most vilified figures: THE WITCH and her dark master, SATAN.  “Grand Guignol II: HÄXAN – Satan + The Women who love Him” explores not only turn-of-the-century artists’ fascination with these embodiments of evil, but also brings together a roster of acclaimed contemporary artists who’ve rendered their dark visions for a one night only special exhibition.  This event marks the one-year anniversary of Century Guild’s showroom, which opened its doors in Chicago’s industrial Kinzie District last October for the beyond capacity show, “Grand Guignol: An Exhibition Celebrating the Legendary Parisian Theater of Terror.”

Artworks include original historical posters from the French theater of terror Le Théâtre du Grand Guignol, antique works on paper by Gustav Klimt and Alphonse Mucha, a selection of 19th century Devil imagery, and modern contributions from contemporary painters Dave McKean (cover illustrator of Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman), Michael Hussar, Gail Potocki, and Chris Mars; photographers Dean Karr (video director for Marilyn Manson), Austin Young, and Steve Diet Goedde; Italian poster art collective Malleus, and more.

You can email Century Guild curator Thomas Negovan for a private appointment to see “Grand Guignol II: HÄXAN – Satan + The Women who love Him”

Below, Dangerous Minds pal Austin Young’s fab portrait of infernal opera diva, Diamanda Galas:
 

 
“Unkept and Whispered,” a triptych by the extremely talented Gail Potocki, below:
 

 

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‘Rock Lobster Guy’ dances like Zoidberg on crack!
11.02.2011
08:52 am

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Dance
Kooks
Music

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coffee
Zoidberg
The B-52s


“Rock Lobster” by deviantart’s ~alabama-slamma
 
It’s great to see some B-52s lovin’ going on at DM just now. As Richard has mentioned they’re a uniquely American band, and a serious gateway to trashy American kitsch-and-camp like John Waters and Russ Meyers. They’ve been known to inspire some extreme reactions in their fans too. Just take a look at this guy:
 

 
As uploader hollow01 says:

“there was a lot of booze and coffee that night.”

I bet!

Thanks to Joe Spencer.

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Burn Wall Street, burn!


 
A “Beat Kidz” reporter (from Wonder Showzen) attempts to get to the bottom of this whole Wall Street exploitation thing... and succeeds better than a barrel of Steeve Doocys!

“When did you sell your conscience? You can’t run away from a child! Your money doesn’t make you better than me!”

 

 
Thank you Chris Campion of Berlin, Germany!/Via PFFR

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Attention children of the night: Bela Lugosi’s Dracula cape is for sale
11.01.2011
11:44 pm

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Movies

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Bela Lugosi


 
Bela Lugosi’s cape is up for auction. It’s being offered by Profiles in History, run by Joe Maddalena.

When one hears the name “Dracula,” it is difficult to imagine anyone but Bela Lugosi wearing his signature mode of dress—white tie and tails and a cape—which he wore in the 1931 Universal Pictures classic Dracula. The “Dracula” cape embodies the iconic horror figure and is now up for auction. The cape is screen-used and consigned by his son directly. Prior to his death in 1956, Bela Lugosi gave the cape to his wife of 20 years, Lillian Lugosi, and the mother of Bela Jr., telling her that it was the cape from the film and to keep the cape for his son.  Upon Lugosi’s death in 1956, the family decided that he should be buried in his Dracula costume.  Given Bela Lugosi’s wish that his son should have the cape, the family dressed the body in a lighter weight version of the cape he used when making personal appearances.  Lillian retained the original 1931 cape and left it, along with her other possessions, to Bela Jr. upon her death in 1981.  It has remained in his possession continuously.  Without question, this is the greatest single horror garment in cinema history. The auction pre-sale estimate is $1,500,000 - $2,000,000.

I think I’ll pass on this and wait for Klaus Kinski’s Noseferatu cape to become available.

 

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Life from an out of body point of view: God’s eye movie mix
11.01.2011
10:32 pm

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Movies

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God's Eye View


 
Man, I get queasy looking at this vertigo-inducing montage of “God’s Eye View” scenes from the movies

This type of shot is commonly referred to as a “God’s Eye View” angle. The camera lens is perpendicular to the subject without any POV reference, which gives the viewer an omniscient viewpoint of the character and the surrounding space.

The video is cut to the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s “Down Boy” from the “Is Is” album.

Another great video mix by Editcadet.
 

 
Via The High Definite

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Hot Rods, Bods And Mods: Sixties rock rarities and celluloid sleaze
11.01.2011
08:55 pm

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Bods And Mods


 
Lost and found rock and roll gems meet 42nd street sexploitation, biker movies, Blaxploitation, Euro-sleaze and more!

NSFW unless you work the night shift at a strip joint.

01. “The First Time I Saw You” - The Others
02. “Hot Smoke And Sassafras” - Nite People
03. “You Got Me High” - New Order
04. “Spoonful” - Rats
05. “Psychotic Reaction” - Positively Thirteen O’ Clock
06. “Sha-La-La-Lee” - Small Faces
07. “Satin City News” - Trolls
08. “This Week’s Children” - Twas Brillig
09. “Please Don’t Hurt Me” - Nomads
10. “Hold On” - Rupert’s People
11. “Every Day, Every Night” - Trolls
12. “Reality” - Prodigal
13. “Lawdy Mama” - Cream
14. “Dirty Old Man” - Twas Brillig
15. “Vagrant Writer” - Bob Seger And The Last Heard
16. “Just Wanna Be Myself” - Na-Na-Mees
17. “I Found A New Love” - Ognir And The Nite People
18. “Nadine” - Smokestack Lightning
19. “Facts Of Life” - X-Treems
20. “The Two Of Us” - The Yellow Payges
21. “You Can Make It” - Richard And The Young Lions
22. “Fifteen” - Highway Robbery
23. “Sweet Woman Like You” - Stonehenge
24. “Tiki God” - The Legends
25. “Deathhead” - Punch

“Nitrate Love” from me to you.
 

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General Strike in Oakland tomorrow


 

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Shocking video: This man is a judge?
11.01.2011
05:41 pm

Topics:
Belief
Hysteria
Stupid or Evil?

Tags:
ugly human


 
A seriously shocking video of violent abuse being perpetrated on a handicapped child, allegedly by her father, a Texas judge, has been making the rounds on reddit in the past few hours. You have been warned: this is PSYCHOTIC.

2004: Aransas County Court-At-Law Judge William Adams took a belt to his own teenage daughter as punishment for using the internet to acquire music and games that were unavailable for legal purchase at the time. She has had ataxic cerebral palsy from birth that led her to a passion for technology, which was strictly forbidden by her father’s backwards views. The judge’s wife was emotionally abused herself and was severely manipulated into assisting the beating and should not be blamed for any content in this video. The judge’s wife has since left the marriage due to the abuse, which continues to this day, and has sincerely apologized and repented for her part and for allowing such a thing, long before this video was even revealed to exist. Judge William Adams is not fit to be anywhere near the law system if he can’t even exercise fit judgement as a parent himself. Do not allow this man to ever be re-elected again. His “judgement” is a giant farce.

Signed, Hillary Adams, his daughter.

There is a new comment of support for Hilary appearing every few seconds on YouTube and reddit. This is going to be a huge story within a few hours. Good for her for sticking up for herself!

UPDATE: There are several updates about this story here. Hilary sat on this tape for seven years. Again, I say, good on her for exposing this sociopath. That this ugly and horrible man judges other people is a travesty. He “apologized”? He should be apologizing in prison!
 

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