Friday, February 27, 2009

TRANSFORMER, MAN

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Neil Young—Transformer Man

I wish I was a transformer man. If I was, I would turn into a job. Help!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Randy Bewley R.I.P. / Website Update

When I started this blog, I had never anticipated that I would enter periods of posting nothing but pop culture/sub-culture media and information, as opposed to the true goal, which was to post my ruminations. However, ruminating takes time! And I waste enough of it as it is on Gawd knows what. Only HE really knows too as I don't want to tell you.

My point is that please don't file me, or this blog into the "ha ha, quirky media link" category as I have things to say, and God damn it, I will say them.

In the meantime, here's more sub-cultural fodder. (Maybe you know more about "me", based on the shit I entertain myself with? I hope you get at least that much if you don't find Zach Galifianakis funny?)

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Randy Bewley, guitarist for the Athens, Georgia based-punk/dance band Pylon, died today of a heart attack. I had only recently discovered them but have been enjoying their music very, very much since last Fall. If you haven't heard them before, please check them out as they were truly one of the great post-punk bands of the 80s. They were unfairly overshadowed by their fellow Athenians, R.E.M., maybe one of the most overrated bands in music history, but mostly because less then more people find stripped down, atonal punk music the bees knees.

Dub—Pylon

**If you any of you want the whole re-issued album, Gyrate, a bonafide, classic, let me know and I'll upload it to you.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Also, in lighter news, my NEW NEW NEW NEW website is finally up! It's a work in progresso, but send me any thoughts if you got some:
www.maxmaslansky.com

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009

Friday the 13th

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2009 is supposed to have a record number of Friday the 13ths. And there's a remake of the original movie coming out soon, if not already. I know M. Zager's disco tunes, so I was amused to find he did some kind of electro-disco-Goblin-esque number for the third installment.


H. Manfredini & M. Zager—Theme From Friday The 13th Pt. 3

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH

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"How do you love a black woman?"
"How do you love a black woman?"
"How do you love a black woman?"
"How do you love a black woman?
"How do you love A black woman?"
"How do you love a BLACK woman?"

"Like this"

Sunday, February 15, 2009

ANDY WOULD BE PROUD

Either this is a genius hoax that would do Andy Kaufman proud, or a scene of a guy who doesn't want to be there but has to and doesn't know how to deal with it.
Good watching either way.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Endangered Pickle

I heard on NPR the other day the Yodeling Pickle might be discontinued due to the tanking economy. If the Yodeling Pickle goes, a piece of me will die with it:

http://www.yodellingpickle.com/

Friday, February 13, 2009

BELATED R.I.P.'s

Lux Interior died in Glendale* last week.

Admittedly, I was always a Cramps fan from afar, meaning that I was kind of curious about them, but their leather-clad S&M-y undertones made me turn the other cheek for the most part. I wish hadn't been so superficial because their music was awesome. And I regret never seeing them live. I caught a peep of them once when I lived in Brooklyn when they played at the Polish National Home, though. The doors swung open and I saw Mr. Interior howling for a second. Then the doors slammed shut.

*I felt honored. I used to live near Glendale and always had a high respect for that section of Los Angeles, mostly because it doesn't look like the rest of the city at all. If someone clubbed you over the head and you woke up in Glendale, you could be anywhere. Respect to the Armenians.

Please, pretty please, watch this Cramps song played live in NYC in 1981. It's a good'un.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

KOALAS ON FIRE

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"Why do they have to be so far away from me" ——M.H.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

HOW CAN THIS BE?

Some of you may know that my uncle, Paul Maslansky, is responsible for some of the greatest masterworks ever produced: The Police Academy films and Cop and a Half. Scorcese and Spielberg, cry yourselves to sleep because you couldn't touch that magic. That magic beats in my breast because I am genetically linked to it. And I put it to good use too, like making delicious peanut butter sandwiches and tying shoes.

So you can imagine how surprised I was when I found out that my uncle produced a Blaxploitation film called Sugar Hill well before his massive success in the comedy genre. This film seems to have contributed a new dash of pepper to Blaxploitation by introducing a voodoo element. It's about a chocolate temptress seeking revenge on the Italian Mafia with the help of a Voodoo Priestess. Sweet. My only question is why wasn't this film brought to my attention sooner? And how the hell did a Jew from Queens get involved in it? When I find out, you'll be the first to know. In the meantime, check out the trailer:

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

I FOUND THIS BIO ON A L.A. HIGHSCHOOL WEBSITE

Mr. Max Maslansky* is a counselor, a poet, a rapper and a healer. Max is living his dream, working as a self proclaimed Rhymecologist, he helps youth express themselves through rap or poetry. The creativity and passion that Max uses has helped him win numerous poetry slams and talent shows throughout Los Angeles. Using his passion for hip hop he conducts lyric groups and seminars throughout the metropolitan area. Max has been played on and performed on numerous FM and AM radio stations.

*Certain names have been changed for legal purposes

Monday, February 9, 2009

Funny ad by Michael Showalter



I've been so lazy about doing anything 'special' or something that requires 'effort', as regular humans speak, for my blog.

I'll just say that 'ads' like this making being unemployed 100000th of percent easier.
Thanks, Michael Showalter.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

MR. SOMETHING

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I'm not sure where I found this image, or what it's showing exactly, but I'd like to think it's a representation of what a tooth would look like if it were to jump out of your mouth and become human.

NEWS FLASH: This image was banned from Facebook.