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    • October 10, 2014 1:01 PM CDT
    • .....There used to be a grumpy old man car club in my neighborhood. The leader was a great hearse collector (And a poor excuse for a man.), he'd park his old hearses , with "For Sale " signs. My friend bought a white late 60's or early 70's model , and it served him well , lugging gear for his band , for a few years. There was also a hearse - ambulance combination (In case the patient did'nt make it...) parked near my place , and a big , bad DeSoto , black and chartreuse with fins that put JAWS to shame.....Today , it's nearly all ugly new cars and SUVs with no passengers.  I'VE SEEN A FEW VERY COOL OLD CARS , LATELY , BUT , TRIED NOT TO LOOK like I was lustin' after 'em.  In reality , I was'nt. Just appreciating their coolness....


    • October 10, 2014 5:56 AM CDT
    • Hot Rod said:

      Here is what I am working on 1932 Ford 5 window coupe.

      I love this! I also saw this cutie recently, even got to ride in it.

    • October 5, 2014 6:46 AM CDT
    • That was cute.


    • October 1, 2014 10:10 PM CDT
    • I read the Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt last month. One of the better novels I've read in recent memory.  Western, set in late 19th century, west coast U.S.A. Two brothers with the last name Sisters. Both are hitmen. 

    • October 1, 2014 9:18 PM CDT
    • I've been wanting to check out Teenbeat Mayhem, is it worth the buy?

    • September 24, 2014 4:40 PM CDT
    • I know the creator of Cinema Sewer and filthy film enthusiast Robin Bougie recently released a CD of some of his favourite porn tracks


      I admit I don't own it, but I trust anything he puts his name to.

    • July 29, 2014 7:47 PM CDT
    • Interesting.....It's true , interest in Porn soundtracks is on the rise (!).

      I think like any other movie soundtracks , though , the genre was often limited by what was on hand (!!) , musically , and by time alloted to throw the films together and get them out to the distributors. I'm sure it's possible , though , that much of the music was carefully composed and edited to be ...ummm....juxtaposed with the action onscreen  .

      I WAS VERY SURPRISED TO LEARN THAT "Mah Na Ma Nah" first appeared in "Sweden....Heaven and Hell" , which I've never seen (Honest.) , but , I found the soundtrack in a thrift store about 20  years ago. It came out much too early to not register as tame by today's standards.

    • July 29, 2014 10:03 AM CDT
    • This is great:

      How sex got its soundtrack: The X-rated history of “boom-chicka-wah-wah”

      From "Deep Throat" to "Cafe Flesh," the stories behind the sultry tunes that define our famous sex scenes

      Sex has always come with a soundtrack. And that soundtrack has become part of our collective erotic imagination. “Almost everyone in the world knows what the ‘Wakka Chikka Wakka Chikka’ represents,” explains the blurb for a 2009 compilation album of porn music. Despite featuring literal-minded tracks such as “Brain Wank,” the playlist was not meant to seduce. It’s the musical version of Proust’s madeleine — summoning a set of associations linked inextricably to sex.

      Neuroscientists have studied the phenomenon of “involuntary memory” triggered by taste and smell, and psychologists have written about the fact that sexual desire can be aroused by, well, just about anything. Yet surprisingly little research has been conducted on auditory cues tied to the arousal feedback loop.

      Bypassing the naughty cabinet of curiosities that is “Notches: (re)marks on the History of Sexuality,” the sex soundtrack currently inhabits the domain of oral history. Just as the sound of Karen Carpenter’s silky voice takes writer Tara McGinley back to the “safe, happy place” of childhood, porn soundtracks lead a large chunk of Americans back to the same happy place: the ’70s.

      It is generally conceded that the ’70s was the Golden Age of porn, and the movie that changed everything was “Deep Throat” in 1972. When porn superstar Ron Jeremy was about the soundtracks he chose for “Deep Throat,” he replied:

      I remember that the music in “Deep Throat I” was campy and adorable. Porn films always had that boom-chicka-boom-chicka-boom music, but Gerard Damiano (director of Deep Throat 1) always had the desire to go straight, so he put in music that was unlike typical porn music. Not just bouncy stuff, but more fun-goofy-crazy music.

      Continue reading...

    • September 17, 2014 2:58 AM CDT
    • I should'nt be so hard on Lewis. But ,  I only liked a few of his films , particularly when he was still with Dean Martin. I JUST WAS NEVER A BIG FAN. i SAW HIM ON THE Jimmy Kimmel show this evening. Don Rickles , Ed Asner , Mickey Rooney , Bob Newhart , Jerry Lewis , BAD MOTHERFUCKERS !  Betty White kicks ALL their asses , tho'.

    • September 14, 2014 6:25 PM CDT
    • "We further call for the policy of entrapping rich and untalented students from at home and abroad to be halted forthwith."..... dream big, Billy.

    • September 14, 2014 5:57 PM CDT
    • I think it's another Childish meaningful prank... a damned funny one.  But, as all pranks, he actually means it.  Anybody with tons of time. money and a desperate need for attention on their hands can conjure up a load of crap and bucket term it "conceptual art" because you know, us poor rubes probably just don't get it if we think it's a patchwork quilt of varying degrees and shades of shit.  The attention needed is usually gained because it's in an exhibit hall or gallery. and the public doesn't know the better.....

      Example:  Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010), Mr. Brainwash's character.  He "creates" massive amounts of art, i.e., has all the money & time to invest in renting out a huge warehouse and hire tons of actual artists to rip tons of other real artists' styles for the big opening exhibit with only his name tagged on it, aptly called "Mr. Brainwash."  One person could not have produced that much in such little time on his own hand (well unless he's also on meth).... I digress:  Opening night... Voila! He's an artist.  He get's the fame he seeks.  A real artist (indeed I said it) has a passion to create that never goes away, oh yest, you are indeed "born that way", and can only do it yourself.  Much like the attention seeker was "born" with his/her deep abysmal void that never gets filled... 

      So Stuckism is saying yes you can explore and take risks ad lib because as an artist you will (ex. Picasso), who eventually became known for Cubism, but ultimately he's a highly skilled figurative artist who can render anything from life by his own hand like the classic figurative artists did before. 

      I really dig this, "Against conceptualism, hedonism and the cult of the ego-artist." Damn skippy! There are artists and there are egos (tho' I'd prefer to call them desperate attention seekers rather than ego-artists).  Why? There are plenty of ego maniac actual artists out there.  Ex. Don Van Vliet, (i.e., Captain Beefheart), whose very name "Captain Beefheart" was actually Frank Zappa's concept.  But Don VV made his musicians (as Don VV could only play harmonica & sing) work like dogs under his direction and control, or whatever it is he did, poetically compose?, etc., he created something of lasting value artistically that is truly art.  But from everything I've read and seen he was this miserable control freak that just directed the whole show through intimidation.  The music belongs to the musicians he played with, but there wouldn't be no "Captain Beefheart" if it wasn't for his desire to create it, which in part actually came from him. 

      But it's the difference between an artist and fartist-type like Mr. Brainwash (total fucking scam artist attention seeker with no actual talent) that draws the line....

    • September 2, 2014 1:00 PM CDT
    • Thanks for putting me on, haven't encountered these, cool!

    • August 27, 2014 11:08 AM CDT
    • I vaguely remember these cards. Here's a background:

      Follow 'em on Twitter, too:

    • August 14, 2014 4:23 PM CDT
    • I use these as well, sounds crazy, but is really great....

    • August 24, 2014 4:07 AM CDT
    • Thanks, Chaz

    • August 22, 2014 3:19 PM CDT
    • Thanks for posting this, I have been following this situation for a while, thankfully it appears the wicked lame-ass trolls have been stopped again. Podcasting is perhaps the best thing to come from our digital age and needs to remain truly free and unencumbered as the network of the people.

      ChazDaddy - btw I dig your show ;-)

    • August 20, 2014 12:51 PM CDT
    • Adam Carolla just settled the lawsuit filed by a mutant who claims he invented pdcasting in that evil nuisance suit.

      Here is some analysis:

      This statement certainly applies to me and I assume all us GaragePunk Pirate Radio poscasters: 

      By forcing Personal Audio to prove that it suffered damages, Carolla made it confront the fact that podcasting generates little revenue (for people that claim to have ‘invented’ podcasting, Personal Audio appears not to have understood the industry at all). Carolla is the one of the most successful podcasters in the business. If suing him makes no economic sense, then it makes no sense to sue any podcaster.

    • August 15, 2014 10:05 PM CDT
    • Chris ,That's great. My mom got her last longstanding job because she was able to quote Cheech and Chong at will.

      It's possible they did'nt think "The Young Ones " would go over in America. Of course , whoever "They " is , were wrong....But , it initially only ran for about a year , on MTV , around '85 - '86. It turned up , sporadically , in reruns , but, never seemed to play in rotation. We also got "The Comic Strip Presents" , very briefly.  

    • August 15, 2014 4:38 AM CDT
    • I cited an episode of The Young Ones in one of my first paid commissions, an essay on British and Australian stereotypes in humour.

    • August 4, 2014 3:27 PM CDT
    • ....OK , I'm still taking this in.... Will Ferrell as Russ Meyer. I don't see it , but , that doesn't mean it couldn't be there. Sometimes it takes a talented unknown to carry off such a part , like whatshisname who played Kim Fowley in " The Runaways". He was brilliant.  Do they really think "Beyond The Valley of The Dolls" was Meyer's first studio picture? First major studio picture , yes , if that's what they meant (20th Century Fox , who loved the movie so much , it was one of two pictures they refused to release on video , but , finally caved to public demand. The other was "Myra Breckenridge " , and they eventually caved , and released that , too .). 


    • August 4, 2014 10:41 AM CDT
    • Wait, Will Ferrel is going to play a sleazy guy from the past with a mustache and bad hair?! He's really expanding his horizons. 

    • August 4, 2014 9:24 AM CDT
    • I know what you're thinking, but... Personally, I happen to *like* Will Ferrell.


      That Russ Meyer/Roger Ebert biopic may have just cast an A-lister as one of its leads.

      Will Ferrell is close to signing on to play famous exploitation director Russ Meyer in this indie about the making of his and Ebert's BEYOND THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS. It was Meyer's first studio film, and we'll see how the improbable mix of Meyer, Ebert, Richard D. Zanuck, and THE VALLEY OF THE DOLLS produced something…entirely itself.

      If this project is indeed on the fast track, expect to hear confirmation of Ferrell's casting soon. Also, for the 30-ish Roger Ebert, Jonah Hill and Seth Rogen are in contention, but as far as I can gather, it's still anyone's game. That's going to be tricky casting, considering his relatively recent demise and the documentary LIFE ITSELF (which is a lock for a Best Documentary nom).

      They don't have a director yet, but if Edgar Wright is involved (which, given BABY DRIVER and GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE, may be an impossibility), this could easily become one of the most intriguing film-history flicks to come out in quite some time (Meyer/Ebert>Disney/Travers)

      As for Will Ferrell, this would be his first portrayal of a real-life figure since Bob Woodward in DICK back in '99 (and probably his most dramatic performance since 2010's EVERYTHING MUST GO), but he's age-appropriate for the part and should slip into the shoes of the legendary impresario quite nicely.

      Yeah…I could see it.

      -Vincent Kim-Zahedi
      ”Papa Vinyard”

    • July 24, 2014 11:31 PM CDT
    • So many questions are running through my mind now... So, Dr. Huzumoko? pulls out a weed wacker referred to as the "Sonic Screw" and plays it in magical medieval folk flute and then ?WHAT??? it exterminates the angry cursing, walking "Dalekor" man to 60s spy muzak, and the Dalekor just blows up in a another angry piss & cursing rage and dies?.... I'm left with more questions than answers. I need more....

    • July 21, 2014 11:20 AM CDT
    • ....I see what you mean , but , I'd really have to see the movie.   Of course , she has the hair , and similar facial structure , but , Ivy , ever the fitness enthusiast , isn't as muscular looking as Adams in this photo.  If you ever see the updated remake of "Destroy All Monsters", "Godzilla:Final Wars " , the leader of the evil spacemen looks like a cross between Lux and Seiji from Guitar Wolf.  Seriously.

    • July 20, 2014 11:54 AM CDT
    • It was hard to watch Amy Adams' character in this movie and NOT think about Poison Ivy... Am I right or am I right?