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New Brad Laner album due out in August !
06.25.2010
10:42 am

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Yes indeed, it’s time again for me to pimp some o’ my own wares here on the DM. The lovely and talented Hometapes imprint, the label which released my first solo LP, Neighbor Singing a few years back, has announced an August 24th release date for my latest psycho-delic art-rock LP entitled Natural Selections. That’s the cover image up there, a photo of my boss son, Julian who also sings a tune of his own creation on the LP. Have a listen to one of the cuts below if you wanna.

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“Rocky Mountain Rambo” Nabbed In Pakistan For Hunting Down Bin Laden
06.16.2010
10:47 am

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He’s on a mission from God, and failing kidneys aren’t gonna stop him!  Here’s the strange tale of ex-con turned Rocky Mountain Rambo, Gary Brooks Faulkner (above left), who came thisclose in his quest to behead Osama Bin Laden (above right) with a 40-inch sword:

Gary Brooks Faulkner got within 9 miles of the border before the Pakistanis nabbed him.  Faulkner’s family insisted he was “passionate, not crazy” and, remarkably, has made several previous attempts to track Bin Laden to his hiding place.

“As a Christian, he was not afraid,” Faulkner’s doctor-brother, Scott, said Tuesday. “When 9/11 happened, my brother took that very personally.”  Faulkner’s sister, Deanna Martin, said her 50-year-old brother and Bin Laden have this much in common—bad kidneys.

He was diagnosed four months ago with the same disease that killed their father.  “He’s dying,” she said. “He only has 9% kidney function, and the only thing that can cure him is a transplant. He needs dialysis three times a week.”  His brother said Faulkner had taken a break during his trip to get dialysis in southern Pakistan.

Reminding me of the camping trips of my youth, Faulkner was found Sunday night in a forest, “armed with the sword, a pistol and carrying night goggles, some Christian texts and a small amount of hashish.”

Some Fox news footage of Faulkner follows below, but, oh, wait…is it possible Faulkner was actually working for the CIA?!

 
Rocky Mountain Rambo on mission to kill Osama Bin Laden grew beard out to blend in with Taliban

 

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Creationism in the classroom, plus a music video about the ‘Mark of the Beast’!

 
A “science” class in Dayton, Tennessee, from the BBC1 documentary Science Friction: Creation from 1996. These kids have been skull-fucked by superstition and generational ignorance. Fourteen years later and I wonder what some of these kids are doing now: if they ever escaped fundamentalist dogma or if they’re running for Congress as a Tea party candidate… Stick with this for the last line, it’s a classic.
 
I saw the above clip at Religious Douchebags, a great site that Christian Nightmares introduced to me. And check out this stupidly paranoiac and tres cheesy ‘80s ditty called Cathy Don’t Go that was posted on Christian Nightmares. Don’t go where, you ask? Listen to the song and find out!
 

 
(Religious Douchebags)

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Jeff Turner tells his side of the Alyssa Milano story
06.13.2010
09:18 pm

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Jeff Turner, one of the Tiffany-obsessed fans profiled in the documentary I Think We’re Alone Now, decided he was going to drop Tiffany and start stalking Alyssa Milano instead. On the night of December 23rd, 2008 he went to the actresses’ house and things went very poorly for him. The resulting arrest and story was told on Access Hollywood and gossip blogs all over the Internet.

Here is Turner’s side of the story, as told to the I Think We’re Alone Now filmmakers:
 

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Nik “Pascal” Raicevic: Do not listen to these albums if you are stoned
06.10.2010
04:50 pm

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Here is some evidence of a truly odd series of LPs perpetrated by one Nik “Pascal” Raicevic in early 70’s Los Angeles. It’s uniformly some very heavy duty solo synth space noise goodness that is right up there with all of your Berlin school favorites and later industrial heroes. Amusingly enough there’s an overt emphasis on drugs. His record company was called Narco Records and Tapes (after being booted from Buddha for being too druggy, ha !) and many of his releases bore stickers admonishing listeners : Do not listen to this album if you are stoned. This I find puzzling. You’d think that was his target demographic ! The strangest thing about this guy isn’t any of that, however. It’s the fact that he also played percussion on The Stone’s Goats Head Soup. Random ?

 
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Nik Raicevic-Beyond The End… (Mutant Sounds)
 
Pascal: The Sixth Ear (Dinosaur Garden)
 
Nik Pascal @ Myspace

thx Thomas Wincek !

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Republican pol Andre Bauer compared helping poor people to feeding stray animals, comes in last

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Earlier this year, in a stunning verbal gaffe, South Carolina’s (soon to be former) Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer compared helping the poor to feeding stray animals, because they “breed”! Obviously a Republican, Bauer, a wealthy white man who flies small planes, later said he wasn’t saying those who receive government help “were animals or anything else.” (What were you trying to say, fuck wit?) Well, he lost his election bid yesterday, coming in DEAD LAST in a state where over 50% of all schoolchildren receive subsidized or free lunches from the government. Clearly his political instincts are shit. Just like his brains.

This is someone showing you the very stuff his black, immoral little soul is made of. From CBS News:

“My grandmother was not a highly educated woman, but she told me as a small child to quit feeding stray animals,” Bauer said during a town hall meeting, as the Greenville News reported over the weekend. “You know why? Because they breed. You’re facilitating the problem if you give an animal or a person ample food supply. They will reproduce, especially ones that don’t think too much further than that. And so what you’ve got to do is you’ve got to curtail that type of behavior. They don’t know any better.”

As the Greenville News notes, more than half of the students in South Carolina participate in a program that allows them to get their lunch for free, or at a reduced cost.

Bauer later said he wasn’t saying those who receive government help “were animals or anything else.”

What an utterly contemptible ass-clown this guy is. This is the kind of comment that haunts you forever, hanging around your neck like a big, dumb, dead albatross. Google Andre Bauer for the rest of his life, and there future employers, voters and anyone else who cares enough about this twat to type his name into a search field will find people like me telling this story. It serves him right, but the thing is, look at him. Do you think there is a chance in Hell that Andre Bauer has a self-reflexive bone in his body? Not a chance. If he did he wouldn’t think this way in the first place. He got what he deserved yesterday from the voters of his state: the bum’s rush. Karma’s a bitch, Andre!

And more in politics from the hilariously funny great state of South Carolina: A random unemployed guy who no one seems to know much of anything about (update) wins Democratic senate primary: The mysterious Alvin Greene has become “an inspiration for random unemployed dudes everywhere,” as Gawker tells it. The chairwoman of the S.C. Democratic party speculated to the AP that “people who didn’t know either candidate and voted alphabetically may help explain Greene’s win.”

Random Unemployed Dude Wins South Carolina Democratic Primary (Gawker)

South Carolina’s Mysterious Dem Senate Candidate Likes Showing Sexy Pics to College Ladies (Gawker)

 

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70s Michael Stipe in drag at ‘Rocky Horror’

 
Thanks, Marc Campbell!

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Squarepusher- Delta V
06.01.2010
01:49 pm

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An appropriately mad new video for a very jammy tune from the legendary Squarepusher off his last LP Just a Souvenir.  I normally prefer his more obviously micro-programmed sounding stuff to his more fusion like workouts such as this, but I can really get behind the lone hippy-weirdo-freak-out-in-the-home-studio vibe of the video. And how.

 
thx Dave Madden !

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Rick Grossman: Hot Romance
06.01.2010
09:33 am

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Despite the fact that I found this private press gem on the derogatorily named blog Glorify The Turd, and the cover art is a masterpiece of mid 70’s delusional douchebaggery, I can’t get this damn song out of my head ! Sure, dude can’t really sing and the show-offy guitar licks are wildly out of place with the wobbly rhythm section but this really puts me in the mind of the breezily casual messed up tunes of Kevin Ayers or even the Kinks. Plus: The song is called Mellow Heaven Clout, which must be one of the hippest song titles I’ve ever heard. And those spring reverb hand claps ! Play on repeat until happy.
 

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Looks like he’s made it: Stormfront readers review ‘The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia’

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Dangerous Minds pal, Julien Nitzberg, director of the amazing documentary The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia, sent the following short note to Boing Boing’s Xeni Jardin and myself:

“I was excited when Dangerous Minds profiled me. I was complimented by Boing Boing writing about me.  But why does this make me the happiest of all: http://www.stormfront.org/forum/t711880/  WOW!”

Nothing says you’ve really hit the big time quite like seeing your nose and ethnicity mocked on a white-supremacist forum like Stormfront, eh? It easily trumps an SNL parody!

A sampling of what the skinhead Roger Eberts at Stormfront think of Jullien’s documentary:

This is the most anti-white, offensive thing I’ve ever seen.—Cougarspeed

Did you see the nose on Nitzberg???? I could park my motorscooter in there.—White Reverence

How do you like that jew who created the film? Seems like jews have a nose for what people will buy. Heh. Jews can smell actual metal gold from fifteen feet away…I swear. They are the perfect “middle man”. And they will do/film ANYTHING for money.—Embattled Warrior

The Wild Whites of West Virginia opens theatrically at the end of June. Available now as a download on Amazon and on POV from many of the large cable operators.


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(Above) Director Julien Nitzberg, with nose, and the film’s executive producer, Johnny Knoxville.
 

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