Thursday, February 28, 2013

Rare Prince and The Muppets Video

Prince seems right home in this episode of the Muppets Tonight TV show which aired in 1997.
Things get positively psychedelic as the Purple One sings “Starfish And Coffee” and “She Gave Her Angels.”

The Cramps Mystic Gardening Secrets All In 3D

The Cramps perform some toonz and Lux and Ivy discuss photography, cars and gardening in this nifty concert/interview made for Croatian TV in 1998.
I have always argued that if it were not for rock ‘n’ roll many of its practitioners would have gone insane or ended up in jail. In the case of Lux and Ivy, it seems to have been the glue that kept them happily together for 37 years. You can see it and feel it in this clip - a love supreme.

Aint Nobody Got Time For No Toothache!

Here’s Sweet Brown’s TV commercial for Oklahoma’s Shortline Dental. God I love this woman. She’s obviously having the time of her life and milking her 15 minutes for all they’re worth!

Aint nobody got time for Jonny Depp!

     Sweet Brown meets Jonny Depp!?

Sweet Brown’s expression is priceless once she realizes that’s not Johnny Depp. Perhaps it’s former MySpace maven “Mr. Deppness”?
Again, I shall repeat: I love this woman!

PS - If you’re not aware of Mr. Deppness (yes, he really calls himself that)... you are now! Enjoy!

Here's to Trippin' Balls!

Your Brain Shuts Off When Tripping Balls on Acid & Why it Could Cure OCD

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Researchers have long thought that hallucinogenic stimulated parts of your brain, which created insane visuals like that one time Gary down the street saw the poster melt in his hands and then was all like “Did you see that?” but you were too busy holding your iPhone in your hands and wondering if apps have souls.
New brain scan research suggests there might be a more profound explanation, key parts of your brain turn off while on magic mushrooms. Specifically, blood flow is restricted to the brain.
This could possibly be beneficial in opening up patients to learning new behaviors, which could help in treating Obsessive Compulsive personality disorders.
“Chemically switching off might have very profound beneficial effects,” says Nutt, who suspects that psilocybin could also be useful for treating obsessive-compulsive disorder. “It may help people completely locked into a mindset that drives their lives.”
The study also found a positive reaction to the question, “look at my fingers, aren’t they weird?

Bizzare Poetry Reading by Burroughs over Doors Music

     This is just epic and worth sharing
     on a gloomy whatever day of almost

  everybody in? 

Monday, February 25, 2013

The Return of The Amazing Shirley Bassey

I personally haven’t cared much about the Oscars since like… the year Ken Russell’sTommy came out—I was nine and had not seen the film—but admittedly my ears did perk up when I heard Shirley Bassey singing “Goldfinger” last night as my wife watched in another room.

Temptations Singer " Otis "Damon Harris Passes Away at 62

Otis "Damon" Harris, a singer with the Temptations who joined the group in the 1970s, died on Monday at the age of 62, the Baltimore Sun reports. A family spokesman told the paper that Harris had been fighting prostate cancer for 14 years.
Harris grew up in Baltimore and was a fan of the Temptations as a teenager. Along with three high school friends, he formed a Temptations cover band called the Young Tempts, which changed its name to the Young Vandals after releasing their first singles on the Isley Brothers' T-Neck label. In 1971, he auditioned to join his idols when one of the original lead singers, Eddie Kendricks, left the band. Since the group already had one Otis in founding member Otis Williams, Harris changed his first name to Damon.
Harris sang lead vocals on several Temptations hits, including "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone," "Take a Look Around" and "Masterpiece." The group won three Grammy awards with Harris on board as first tenor. In 1975, Harris left the Temptations and rejoined his high school friends, now renamed Impact. The group recoorded two disco and funk albums,Impact and The Pac is Back and scored a hit with their 1976 track "Give a Broken Heart a Break." In 1978, Harris released a solo album titled Silk, before retiring from music to finish college.

A Writer's Life In Told in Album Covers

One of the first record covers I remember. It was in my father’s collection. 1955.

You Can Leave Your Hat On



 collection is part call to eat more greens, part commentary on the ephemeral nature of fashion.

“Food equals fashion, what you eat and what you wear reveals who you are or want to be,” say Wintjes and Meursing. The edible garments also allude to the vulnerability of our ecosystem. “Every meal consists of choices which affect people, animals and environment,” the designers add. “This can also be said about fashion.”
Playful and strikingly beautiful, the collection brings a whole new meaning to the old adage, “you are what you eat.”

Style Bubble has a fun post about De Culinaire Werkplaats’ “Taste the Unwearables” edible fashion installation and menu created for fashion week. The designs are made from fruit and vegetable gelatin-based fabrics (no meat, they’re vegetarian.) Style Bubble says, “So we entered and immediately I went on a camera frenzy snapping everything and anything… fruit gelatin-based fabrics form neckpieces, dresses over chicken wire and dried fruit/vegetables make earrings, rings and bracelets. They’re even constructing an edible wedding dress this weekend that will be eaten in a communal feast.”

Edible Fashion from Amsterdam

Need A New Armchair?

Don’t call it a comeback: Following that cliché trajectory of rockstardom from legitimate band to bad band to bad poet to conversion to Christianity to professional wrestling promoter, former Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan has taken the next obvious step: small chain furniture store endorsement.
Seen here, Corgan appears with local Chicago furniture suppliers, the Smithe brothers, who own Walter E Smithe.
Billy Corgan
Finds A New 

Morrison Rolls Over In His Grave

‘Shirley Bassey's cover of " light my fire"

Well, I think it is.
 The Welsh songbird’s cover of The Doors’ “Light My Fire” from her 1970 comeback album, Shirly Bassey is Really Something

If Only We Were Joking

“A public union employee, a tea party activist, and a CEO are sitting at a table with a plate of a dozen cookies in the middle of it.

The CEO takes 11 cookies, turns to the tea partier and says, ‘Watch out for that union guy. He wants a piece of your cookie.’ “

Apparently a lot of people have been updating their Facebook status with this joke today. Maybe you’d like to also?

What Condition The Roasted Chicken Is In Yes This Is About LSD

Although today he’s perhaps better known for being a fast food kingpin than a musician, country hit-maker Kenny Rogers was once actually a rock and roller. Hell, the undisputed successor to Col. Sanders was even a psychedelic rocker there for a brief minute…

Sunday, February 24, 2013

EPIC 60's Listerene Commercial

Two commercials from the Sixties try to make boring products seem hip. Dial gets solarized and Listerine goes rock and roll.

My Melancholy Baby

From the Xanaland Archives, Mickey Rourke's heartwarming acceptance speech

Okay, it’s not the Academy Award, but that doesn’t stop it from being one of the sweetest, funniest and raunchiest acceptance speeches ever. Mickey takes best actor for his staggering performance in The Wrestler. 2009, Independent Spirit Awards.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Hippy Gibbirish? That's What You Think!

Although its, uh, cultural cachet, I suppose, has fallen in recent decades, a doofy poem called “The Desiderata of Happiness” used to be something that you’d see on the walls of doctor’s and dentist’s offices, at your grandmother’s or great aunt’s houses, or maybe in the very home you grew up in, during the late 60s and 70s.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Why Nick Cave Hates Twitter

Many musicians see social networking sites as an ideal way to get closer to fans and drum up publicity for albums and concerts. Nick Cave is not one of those musicians.
The 55-year old, described as having “one of the most extraordinary careers in the annals of pop music,” was dragged onto Twitter to publicise the release of his latest album yesterday.
The gloriously cranky results ranged from telling one fan to eat his wife for dinner, to revealing his “complete aversion to all perfume” and telling young fans who wanted to be like him to “lower your expectations”.
While professing his love for some fans – including one who asked if he would rather be a dog with a man’s head or a man with a dog’s head – he was curt with others, replying “f*** off” to someone who asked if he would answer real questions and “yawn” to another.
The range of responses, from humorous to downright angry, came through a mixture of tweets and posts on Vine, Twitter’s video site.
The Q&A did not start well. His disdain for the process was quite clear as he said wearily on one six-second clip: “Whatever it is I’ve been roped into doing, I’m starting now.”
The first response, to whether he hated the event, also proved particularly apt: “I am hating this… beyond measure and I haven’t even started yet.” He later said the whole process was “bullshit”.
The event was designed to publicise Push the Sky Away, the 15th studio album by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Cave did give some genuine answers.
It emerged he was most proud of writing the song "Jack the Ripper" and his favourite album isNocturama “mostly because everybody hates it, someone’s gotta look out for it”.
The best artist he had seen perform was Nina Simone and it was “a beautiful thing” when Johnny Cash covered his song "The Mercy Seat".
Yet when asked if he was as morose as he seemed, Cave replied: “You have no f***ing idea. Morose? I’m just getting started.”
Twitter user Joe Gamble asked: “What should I have for dinner?” At which stage the musician was clearly losing patience, replying: “Your wife.”
The Australian, who lives in Brighton, has made a total of 19 albums as well as written two novels and the screenplay for two films. He was honoured by the Australian Recording Industry Association in 2007, when chairman Ed St John hailed his career as one of the most extraordinary in pop history.
During the Twitter Q&A, he gave an insight into his working patterns, and possibly his use of social media sites. In response to the question: “Do you think an adversarial relationship with your co-workers is unavoidable?” he said: “At times it’s essential.”

Couple Goes To Jail Over Slash And Eddie

                  I suppose there are stupider things to argue about

Who’s the better guitarist: Slash or Eddie Van Halen?
A couple was arrested after their argument over who was the greatest guitarist of all time became so heated that Motel 6 staff was forced to call the Brook Park police.
The boyfriend was screaming on behalf of Slash, lead guitarist for Guns and Roses. The girlfriend was jumping for Eddie Van Halen, namesake of ’80s rockers Van Halen.
When police arrived, they calmed down and agreed to be quiet. However, their names were run through a database that revealed they had outstanding warrants in other cities. Both were arrested.

Billy Brag's Got A New Bag!

Billy Brag Kicks Off New Tour At SBSW

Folk punk godfather Billy Bragg is releasing his first record in five years on March 19 through Cooking Vinyl.

Morrissey " In a Tiff " with Bowie

Morrissey has once again found himself in a public tiff with someone, only this time it's with someone he ostensibly admires: David Bowie. That's right, the Thin White Duke and the Pope of Mope are feuding, just like in your chubby goth cousin's creepy fanfic he tried to make you read over Christmas. Though unlike that, it's doubtful that this feud will end with sexy results.
Here's the gist: Moz wanted to use a previously unseen photo of him and Bowie from 1992 on the cover of his "Last of the Famous International Playboys" single reissue, due out on April 8th (along with his sophomore solo effort, Kill Uncle). For reasons not entirely clear, Bowie demanded that Moz's record label, EMI, not use the photo. And since Bowie has a long history with the label, they apparently have caved to Ziggy Stardust's demands.
Normally, this is the point in the story where Morrissey publicly responds with some sort of catty retort. However, the usually outspoken singer is currently in the hospital due to a bleeding ulcer and something called "Barrett's esophagus", so for once this charming man is in no condition to comment on Bowie's very public shade-throwing. In other news, this would be the perfect time for the British Royal Family to issue that statement they've had lying around about how much they love eating meat...

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Proof Justin Bieber Is A Chode!

Bieber's EPIC Grammy Night Fail spill's over into Twitter

Ifyou  If haven't by now Justin Bieber is upset that he was shut out of the 2013 Grammy's. And the superstar isn’t taking kindly to those who suggest he really doesn’t have much to complain about.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Amazingly Artistic remake of the Budweiser " Wassssup! " commercial

                                                                          " Wasssssup!"

The “Whassup?” commercial from 1999 will forever be burned in my brain. What started out as one of the funniest TV commercials, ever, turned into torture once everyone on the planet had to say “Whassup?” at least 10,000 times a day. It felt like the catchphrase went on for years. Way, way past its expiration date.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Imagine, she could outlive Paul McCartney... YOKO turn's 80!

Imagine....she actually proved art CAN be a complete waste of time! 

A very, very happy birthday to the very, very wonderful Yoko Ono who turns 80 today!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Time to buy that RV and head to Area 51


Fragments from a meteor explosion over the Chelyabinsk region of Russia, approximately 920 miles to the east of Moscow, injured up to 500 1000 people, as windows were shattered, tiles fell, and the roof of factory collapsed.

Possibly the most adorable Metal Band in the World


Wondering what’s “big in Japan” these days?

Don't like the word Grunge? Well, how about " Mime Rock "


In a genre unto themselves, one we can all be thankful never took off, the concept of “mime rock” and The Hello People sprang from the mind of longtime manager and record producer Lew Futterman.

A Latino cover of The Sex Pistols "Ain't nobody got time for that!"


Rather than actually pay Virgin a licensing fee, el cheapo Spanish record label, Dial Discos hired “Los Punk Rockers” (rumored to be Spanish prog-rock band Asfalto) to cover the entirety of Never Mind the Bollocks, Here’s the Sex Pistols.


If your gonna play with your food it might as well be to MASSIVE ATTACK

According to j.viewz, eggplant makes for a good bass drum stand-in.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Awesome inventions you'll never own

 As inconsequential as it may seem, sharing news articles like this across social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, Stumble Upon, Reddit, and so on is actively and very powerfully subverting the powers that be.  
Rife Devices

From Russia with love.

Jailed Russian punk rock member suffers headaches, fatigue: bandmate

MOSCOW | Fri Feb 1, 2013 1:09am EST
(Reuters) - One of the jailed members of Russian punk protest collective Pussy Riot has been moved to a prison with a hospital after suffering headaches and fatigue, her bandmate said in remarks broadcast on Friday.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Peter Gabriel cure for writers block

Move over Spotify, Trent is taking over

Trent Reznor Working on Daisy, a New Streaming Service to Compete with Spotify

There’s a big feature on Trent Reznor in this week’s issue of The New Yorker, and while I haven’t gotten to read it yet, Metal Insider has now revealed the two biggest pieces of news contained in the piece:

Trent's semi-secret project for 2013

" Trent's " Secret " project, " secret " no longer
Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor used Facebook on Tuesday to confirm his involvement with Beats Electronics and its top executives Dr. Dre, Jimmy Iovine and Luke Wood.

The Future of Rock? Trent+Dr Dre team up.

Trent Reznor, Dr. Dre Plan Summer Launch for Streaming Service

Beats will feature hand-curated playlists

Trent Reznor, Dr. Dre
Trent Reznor and Dr. Dre plan to release their Beats Electronics streaming service this summer, Billboard reports.

Ted Nugent makes Sancho look sane!


As everyone in America no doubt knows by now, the Motor City Madman, gun enthusiast and all-around draft-dodging dickhead “patriot” Ted Nugent will be attending tonight’s State of the Union address:

Ted takes a dump on America!


Republican loud-mouth, attention-seeking buffoon and draft dodging he-man man’s man, rocker Ted Nugent, the manly-man-man-man who gave his very own personalseal o’ approval to Mitt Romney and now, apparently, wants to give that very samekiss of death to the NRA.

Breaking up is hard to do

What Does the Mars Volta Breakup Mean for At The Drive-In?

Last night, in a flurry of Twitter activity, Cedric Bixler-Zavala dissolved The Mars Volta. Bad news for people who couldn't get enough of the band's aggressively knotty, seemingly endless freak-out suites.

Lars Ulrich is gay

Lars Ulrich Enjoys "Bonding" With "Friends" In Bathroom Stalls

First off, I totally stole that headline from Metal Martyr because I really couldn't think of a better one. Now that we got that out of the way, Lars Ulrich recently talked to Blender magazine about what the appeal of cocaine was:

Chubby - not so happy about penis app - Checker

Chubby Checker Penis Measuring Lawsuit: Legend Files Claim Against Hewlett-Packard

Bill McCay, Getty
Lawyers representing Chubby Checker have filed a multimillion dollar lawsuit in a Florida court against technology company Hewlett-Packard and its subsidiary Palm, Inc. over a software application named "The Chubby Checker" which estimates the size of a man's penis based on his shoe size.

Get Married at the 'Hotter Than Hell' Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas!

KISS Valentine's Day: Get Married at the 'Hotter Than Hell' Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas!

Late last year, the new KISS Mini Golf compound opened in Las Vegas. The indoor 18-hole course is a rock fan's dream, with giant black light KISS-themed sculptures, a stage with life-size animatronic KISS mannequins, and an 18th hole modeled afterGene Simmons's "Demon" character.

Ozzy Osbourne International Airport?

Ozzy Osbourne International Airport?

Will Ozzy Osbourne get an airport named after himself? At least that is the hope of Jim Simpson,
head of Big Bear Music, and the man credited with discovering Black Sabbath. Simpson is

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Lenny Kravitz to Play Marvin Gaye in Movie

Singer takes first lead role in film set to start shooting next year

Lenny Kravitz has signed on to play Marvin Gaye in the upcoming Julien Temple-directed biopic of the R&B great, a rep for Kravitz confirms to Rolling Stone.

Lenny Kravitz Gives a Whole Lotta Love To Led Zeppelin & Obama Joins In!

Lenny Kravitz Gives a Whole Lotta Love To Led Zeppelin & Obama Joins In!

Slap those strings like the pro you are Lenny Len! During this year's Kennedy Center Honors event, rock legends Led Zeppelin got to experience watching their very own hits performed by super talented musicians…

The Alice Cooper "Funky Tuna Casserole" Recipe

The Alice Cooper "Funky Tuna Casserole" Recipe

Sue Panique shows us how to prepare the famous Alice Cooper "Funky Tuna Casserole", from the book "Cool Cooking" by Roberta Ashley 1972. The recipe for this fine dish is:

Arnold Schwarzenegger is an ass man

Arnold Schwarzenegger is an ass man 

Arnold Schwarzenegger goes to Carnaval in Rio. Hilarity ensues!