Friday, February 13, 2009

Psychedelic Glue Sniffing Hillbillies

I love Gummo. I really do. As someone who grew up in a weird, poor, Midwest town - I think that the mise en sine is spot on. Folks who think that Gummo is garbage on film have probably never came close to any of the characters or places in the movie in real life. But I ran across a movie on Demonoid by accident that seems to be Gummo's retarded cousin. And yes, that is a slight compliment.

Psychedelic Glue Sniffing Hillbillies is, you know I'm not sure. Google searches return little more than out-of-date indie-screenings and torrent sites. I believe it is in the credits. I'm pretty sure that this was a student film - and well done considering the special fx from the time.

This movie is about 39 minutes of insane imagery, rad music, and inspired characters. I can't even explain more. But I've uploaded it for you! If you download it and watch it - lemme know what you think. And if you wonder what is going on in my brain most of the time - just put this movie on repeat and smoke a pack of smokes.

Click the pick for the link, foo.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Kittens. Inspired by kittens.

Been LOLing at this since I saw it on Boing Boing. Also credit to John Walsh.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Art + garage sales + reality show = I love you, internet.

I was hard-pressed to find a way to integrate my new found love for The Fine Brothers comedy with my other new love, And then I discovered this: The Fine Brother's hilarious spoof on reality vote-off shows, Garage Sale.

I discovered these guys when my boyfriend tipped me off on the Fine Brothers' LOST Parodies. The LOST Parodies involve the LOST action figures with surprise guests including Darth Vader, Jack Sparrow, and Harry Potter. Hurley dies at the end of each episode - which is a great homage to Kenny. If you happen to be a LOST-nerd with a sense of humor - you HAVE to watch these.

And onto my newest favorite art-sale site: This place smells a lot like Etsy, but is centered more on "art," as opposed to vintage and handmade items. I am very happy at Etsy - but I do have some "art," I want to list. The website is pretty much a digital version of Yart, an annual art-yard-sale held here in Muncie, Indiana each spring. But the prices range between $5 and $500. Yart was capped off at $30. For a larger community (the whole internetz), $500 bucks seems like a good limit. This will bring higher-end buyers into the spectrum who might sniff out the inexpensive treasures that this site promotes. The product is sparse right now at right now - but they are promoting FREE LISTINGS until JUNE!!! I think this is a great way to get artist populating the site which will, hopefully, bring in the buyers.

I leave you with the latest song I've been obsessing over. Its the kind of song that you listen to in private and someone walks in and says "what the hell are you listening to - a fairy orchestra?" And you say, Fuck you, man.
Fuck you.

Fleet Foxes - Mykono
Click the record for the track, dummy.

Fertility Rites Day!!! Or you might know it as Valentines Day...

When you were younger, did you sort your Valentines based on appropriate messages reaching the right people? I remember being so embarrassed for giving my teacher (a female), a Donald Duck Valentine that said "Kiss Me, Baby." Donald Duck was puckered up with big yellow lips on the front. I was sure that my teacher thought I was a total lezzie.

Here I have some vintage Valentines all from the collection of my late mother. She was a popular gal.

And to get your Valentine in the mood - why not throw on some Bobby Hutcherson? Xylophones=romance, friends. Its like Roophies for the ears.

Bobby Hutcherson - Love Song
Click the record for the file