November 29, 2010

November 28, 2010

The Mindscape Of Alan Moore

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80 minute documentary from 2003 which chronicles the life and work of Alan Moore, author of several acclaimed graphic novels, including From Hell, Watchmen and V for Vendetta. A portrait of the artist as contemporary shaman, someone with the power to transform consciousness by means of manipulating language, symbols and images. The film leads the audience through Moore’s world with the writer himself as guide, beginning with his childhood background, following the evolution of his career as he transformed the comics medium, through to his immersion in a magical worldview where science, spirituality and society are part of the same universe.

November 24, 2010

November 13, 2010


(FYI BTW) "before his death" reference to Christopher Story aka Edward Harle

November 09, 2010

Blue Collar (1978)

"They'll do anything to keep you on their line. They pit the lifers against the new boys, the old against the young, the black against the white - ANYTHING to keep us in our place."

The directorial debut of screenwriter Paul Schrader (Taxi Driver). Starring Richard Pryor, Harvey Keitel and Yaphet Kotto. Both a critique of union practices and an examination of life in a working-class Rust Belt enclave, the film concerns a trio of Detroit auto workers: Zeke Brown (Pryor), Jerry Bartowski (Keitel), and Smokey James (Kotto). Fed up with mistreatment at the hands of both management and union brass, and coupled with financial hardships on each man's end, the trio hatch a plan to rob a safe at union headquarters. They commit the caper, but find a few scant bills in the union safe. More importantly, they also come away with a ledger, evidence of the union's illegal loan-lending operation and ties to organized crime syndicates. They attempt to blackmail the union with the information, but the union retaliates strongly and begins to turn the tables on the three friends. Meanwhile, a federal agent attempts to coerce Jerry into informing on the union's corruption which could make him enemies with his co-workers as well as the union bosses. wiki

November 06, 2010

The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins

Half hour documentary from 1967 about the great Bluesman by Les Blank ...notes

"...A short film about the Texas blues singer Lightnin' (Sam) Hopkins. Built around what I gather was the return of Hopkins to his home town for a visit sometime in 1967, as much a celebration of a mode of life as it is a study of a kind of music. It is also fairly conventional film making (the conventions of documentary poetic realism), but in Hopkins and his friends it has a quality of life rather than a fabricated group image for a subject. Almost everybody in "Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins" seems to be a performer. But Hopkins himself controls the film's moods. Not so much in his exposition of the meaning of the blues as in what he makes of them when he sings and plays his guitar." New York Times, 1967

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November 05, 2010

Nigga Creep


Classic Memphis devil shit


November 02, 2010

Request: Liima Versions

Liima - Version 1-2 | 3-4 10" (Kangaroo, 2001)

Experimental Dub from minimal techno mastermind Ilpo Väisänen. Amazing.



Piiri - Rajoitusalue EP | Traum V15 (2001)

Experimental side project of Ilpö Väisänen, one half of Finnish minimal techno duo Panasonic


[anyone who loves music should have a decent set of speakers, listening via laptop only isn't advised really, goes without saying.]

His Omniversity

featuring Sun Ra and his Arkestra
(1972, released 1974)
Stream VHS 63' version HERE

In 2003, the movie was re-released in its entire 82-minute format on DVD, after a heavily-edited 63-minute version on VHS. The original cuts were requested by Sun Ra, which director John Coney attributed to Sun Ra's prudishness.
The scenes indeed follow a racy "pimps and hos" narrative that is not entirely congruous with the rest of the film, and there was a notable backlash from fans of the original film.
The fact that the director inserted these scenes without the consent of Sun Ra does in fact leave room for scrutiny, considering the absence of Sun Ra in the scenes themselves.

November 01, 2010

El Saturn Research




Originally released in the 1950s by Alton Abraham's El Saturn Records in Chicago.

Read about El Saturn Research and the Astro-Black Mythology here

The Great Unraveling

s/t (KRS, 1997)

The band's history from '95 to '97. Ex Moss Icon, U.O.A., Born Against


Bodenstandig 2000 - Maxi German Rave Blast Hits 3 (Rephlex, 1999)

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