Monday, July 28, 2014

MUSIC VIDEO MONDAY: Where The Hell Is Bill?- Camper Van Beethoven

Telephone Free Landslide Victory (1985)

Back when there use to be a thing called College Rock my small town's Liberal Arts college, Linfield, was a haven for us suburbanites who had a thirst for music that did not revolve around Nelson or Debbie Gibson. Listening to bands like XTC, The Violent Femmes, R.E.M, The Dead Milkmen, The Young Fresh Fellows etc. was a musical wake-up call and within the small community of avid late night listeners, it wasn't unheard of for grudges to be created when one of us deviated from the pack musically.

And I was one of those people.

For most of my like-minded friends, Camper Van Beethoven's 1985 album Telephone Free Landslide Victory was beloved for the song Take the Skinheads Bowling, a nonsensical song that was devoid of any meaning but still seemed somewhat revolutionary, but I was partial to Where The Hell Is Bill? a musical ode to figuring out where a friend could be. To me, the song felt fresh, silly and familiar. Seeing that this was way before beepers and cell phones, not being able to get a hold of someone meant speculating on what they were doing (sometimes to the point of paranoia) and listening to this song was like hearing that musing in a punky/garage rock way.

Even now, almost 30 years later, whenever I slap on the album the first song I put on is Where The Hell Is Bill (followed by The Day That Lassie Went to the Moon, Wasted and Mao Reminisces About His Days in Southern China) and I'm not sorry.

So take that people who thought I was stupid for liking a song they didn't like.

When you're 40, it's the little things that feel rebellious.

Video after the break.

SDCC- First Look at Comedy Central's MOONBEAM CITY

Comedy Central's Newest Animated Series BEGINS IN 2015~

Comedy Central has unveiled the first look at "Moonbeam City," the brand's newest animated series debuting in 2015. "Moonbeam City" is an absurdist take on the gritty, sex-drenched crime dramas from the 1980s and follows undercover detective Dazzle Novak (voiced by Rob Lowe), a handsome idiot who commits more crimes than most criminals.

The show also stars his tyrannical chief, Pizzaz Miller (Elizabeth Banks), who won't get off his back and hotshot rookie Rad Cunningham (Will Forte) who is dying to see him fail.

With the world against him, Dazzle is thrust into a living nightmare: having to do actual police work. "Moonbeam City" is executive produced by Will Gluck's Olive Bridge Entertainment in association with Titmouse Studios.

Check out the trailer after the jump.

Friday, July 25, 2014

SDCC - GARBAGE PAIL KIDS Get A Comic-Book Series At IDW!

New Comics On The Way Starring The Wonderfully Wild Weirdos

SDCC -Lionsgate, Samsung Dazzle the Press with MOCKINGJAY PART 1 Rollout

By Erin Maxwell

Pristine white rooms, dozens of actors dolled up in the finest Capitol wares, a full-size bakery and elixir lounge...Lionsgate is not messing around with latest chapter in the Hunger Games franchise.

And they are out to impress.


IDW Publishing Partners With Boom! Studios For Epic Crossover

SDCC - Nothing Is What It Seems: Returning To TWIN PEAKS 25 Years Later

By Erin Maxwell
About 25 years ago, the death of Laura Palmer became a tantalizing mystery that crept into many American households. It wasn’t just the whodunnit factor of Twin Peaks that made the David Lynch-created show a major fascination of 1990, but the otherworldly tone of the series, the intriguing writing, the amazing cast and an honest-to-goodness WTF factor that kept fans tuned in.

Two and a half decades later, fans of the series will finally get to return to the small logging town for a final taste of cherry pie as the Twin Peaks: The Entire Mystery box set hits shelves on July 29.

LET'S GO TO THE MOVIES: Zorns Lemma...You're Going To F*cking Hate It

I have a fried named Alex who, in his infinite wisdom, deemed every Wednesday "Wacky Wednesday" so that he and his friend Thad could embark on some stupid activity in order to feel alive (or, to just do stupid, inane things for fun). One activity that never came to fruition (but one I always wish had) was something called "The Worst Day Ever". It involved a plan for Alex and Thad to eat a bunch of chocolate Ex-Lax, put on adult diapers and play chess while their Ex and current girlfriends talked about them while they both tried not to crap themselves.

Watching Zorns Lemma is a lot like that. It's is horrible, painful, nonsensical and yet, for some reason, a certain number of people wanna watch it.

All I can say is that it involves letters and images and...well, I guess the best way to describe it through the words of Howard Thompson from The New York Times “…never, at least so far during the Film Festival, have so many Philharmonic Hall viewers slithered outside for a cigarette.”


Movie after the break.

Double Feature Movie Show: HILLBILLYSPOILTATION!

Hillbillies get a bad rap in horror movies.

There are so many movies about poor folk of the mountains/woods/desert/lake/office park slaughtering the “innocents,” whether they be teenagers, middle aged men or corporate drones on a retreat.

What ends up being more true than anything is that these “innocents” are actually douche canoes who don’t care about the land that they’re on or the people that they’re disturbing.

SDCC - PENNY DREADFUL - SEASON ONE Arrives On DVD & Blu-ray October 7