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22 November 2009 @ 08:00 pm
I'm killing time when I SHOULD be cleaning right now. I talked to Eric earlier, he's in town and will be coming by later. The house isn't really in any condition for guests but I've done a pretty good rush job making it at very least, presentable. There are art supplies and movies EVERYWHERE! I keep saying I'm going to re-organize my movies, after October everything just fell apart. I'm out of shelf space and my stacks are in no order. I broke the 1000 dvd mark about 80 movies ago, that's not including at the 800 or so vhs' I have laying around. Jesus, how are we ever going to move all of those? I'll find a way.

I watched Elevator to the Gallows today. It was fucking glorious...

It was my first time viewing a Louis Malle film and I must say I was quite impressed. I've been really into Jeanne Moreau lately. She has a really confident and honest quality that I love about her characters, even if I don't like the characters themselves. She's quite beautiful and there's a slyness in her expressions that make me feel like she's hiding something. Even during her damsel in distress routine, she's still somehow in control.

Ever since I saw her in Jules and Jim I've been dying to get this cd...

I just finished my cup of Vinacafe so I suppose I should make a quick store run before Eric gets here. The house is clean enough I suppose, he's a collector, so he understands the movie problem. MMkay, must get whiskey, egg nogg and light bulbs...but more importantly...whiskey :-D
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Current Music: Henry Cow - War
30 May 2006 @ 09:41 pm
I don't update my livejournal nearly enough.

I woke up this morning in a researchy kinda mood. I recently ordered the Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron soundtrack. It'll be weeks til it gets here. I first heard about the soundtrack a few years ago in an issue of juxtapoz dedicated to album cover art. There were several Dan CLowes examples, one of which, the "soundtrack" to my all time favorite Clowes comic, Like a Velvet GLove Cast in Iron. This blew me away, a soundtrack...?? I wasnt aware there was a movie! After some research I quickly discovered that it was a "soundtrack" to a story so great it didn't need a movie. A musician named Victor Banana had composed it. Of course I was thrilled! I knew I had to have it! I searched for it all over the net, but never found anything. I sorta gave up, but ever so often I'd remember that I still needed it and search again, coming up with no results.

I re-read it for the first time since highschool last week. It totally rekindled my obsession. Sending me off the deep end in my hunt. Several blow jobs and a few dead bodies later, i FINALLY was able to purchase a used copy for about $30. Cd, not LP ...which does suck, But beggers can't be choosers. When it arrives, I'll upload it into my computer and burn myself a copy so I can leave my cd itself safe at home with my records. If anyone is interested, I'll definitly be whoring this shit. No one should have to go through, what I have gone through to obstain this album. Sure, I feel accomplished having finally found it. But I would rather have found it three years ago. So if you're a hardcore Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron fan, let me know.

I plan to make it into a movie one day.

oh yeah, about "Victor Banana". He's a mysterious cat. I would like to find out more about him, here is what I know...

he goes under several psuedonyms

Neil Smythe
Vic Hazelnut
Tim Hensley {which I believe is his real name because, according to my research his father is also a musician named Tom Hensley}

most of his albums, including the Like a Velvet Glove Cast in Iron soundtrack were released under Jenkins Peabody records. This part confuses me a bit, I read two differnet things that kind of contradict one another. I read that he owned that company and decided to stop making music and discontinued all of his own albums. I also read that he did not own it, and he abruptly demanded that Jenkins Peabody stop distributing his albums. None of his albums are in print any longer, however, you can get his album under Neil Smythe, title "refrains" from cdbaby.com


Apparently, they just made a lot of this particular album and many copies are still lying around. Much unlike EVERY other album he made.

Under Victor Banana, he had a song on the compilation "place of general happiness" called "why I write poetry". Dan Clowes also did the cover art for this as well.

he did 7" with April March, a song called "kooky" inspired by the adams family theme. While finding that out, I also discovered that April March was one of the original animators for Ren and Stimpy! She even got in some legal trouble for releasing an album which cover art bares a striking resemblence to Stimpy.

enough about her, back to vic/neil/tim...

I really dont know much else. He did a 7" called "split" under Splat-co. Records.

if anyone has any info, let me know.

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Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Current Music: Neil Smythe- onions make me weep
03 November 2005 @ 04:18 pm
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From this point on...

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16 August 2005 @ 08:38 am
I could really get used to this fake energy. Coffee and energy drinks during the day, sedatives at night...I'm sure this is healthy :-).., but otherwise I just feel kinda blah all the time. I'll do anything to avoid feeling blah for any extended period of time. ANd just about anything to survive this week. I've started keeping a media log. I'm organized and compulsive about the weirdest things...It's just to keep track of movies and bands that I think of throughout the day...blah. I'm also trying to get caught up with my movies. I'm not ordering anymore til I get signifigantly caught up. I'll buy the ones I've accumuliated over time, sitting in a stack, under athe counter. Mostly I've been ordering cds. With work AND school, plus, various mini-road trips coming up this fall {the gossip!! Adult. detroit cobras, fluff girl burlesque!} , I'll be spending a lot more time in the car, craving new music than sitting at home watching movies. I'l probaby cave and order a ton of movies though, heh...

...I did watch Aenigma last, and really liked it. It had a fair amount of cheese, but I still thought it was pretty cool. It didn't bore me the way some fulci films do. Alright, I'm running late, I sould get going..

but first, here's a pic of the lovey ladies of Strawberry Switchblade...

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Current Music: calibretto- don't go into the woods
30 July 2005 @ 02:43 pm

my life has reached it's pinacle
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: cliff richards and the young ones- living doll
11 July 2005 @ 02:05 am
My feeble attempt at making a gourmet Japanese feast was a miserable failure...

No meat, no veggies, all STARCH! ugh...what was I thinking? I was thinking I wanted asian food and all we had was rice, cellophane noodles and egg drop soup mix...blah! After three bites I realized I had to concentrate and practice good gag reflex just to choke it down. Wouldn't be so bad if I hadn't subjected Amber and Bobbie to this monstrosity, lol...oh well...

Amber's gecko is really creepy.

Do you realize that Alligator's are DINOSARUS!!! I've always known that, but I've never really thought about it too much. Alligators are mother fucking man eating dinosaurs. How creepy is that???

...amber's gecko is a mother fucking man eating dinosaur. I hate it. I'm afraid of lizards :-(

this movie isn't nearly as good as it seemed like it would be...

sooo, the hurricane barely effected us at all. It was pretty much just really windy today. It didn't even rain much. Just sprinkled on and off. I wanted to "evacuate" to Jacksonville so I could get my damn toxie tattoo!!! Not to mention a lap top and a shit load of free money from my dad. That's the best part about having a parent that's never there...random spurts of large amounts of money and gifts, hehe...

Amber's playing my Tiny Toons game on sega right now..

nevermind, she's done, I think we're going to watch mr. vampire

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Current Mood: sleepysleepy
Current Music: ryan adams- amy
01 July 2005 @ 07:06 am
Just a quick update before we hit the road...

We'll be back tomorrow afternoon. I'm soo excited!!! After 5 years, I finally get to see Sleater Kinney!!!

Other great news...

Eric's coming in town!!!

Glass Candy will be playing in about a month!

..i'm out of things to say for now..

does everyone like the new layout? I'm going to stick with this one, i love it!

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Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: Sleater Kinney- you're no rock n roll fun
23 June 2005 @ 08:08 pm
Dale Cooper
You're Special Agent Dale Cooper. You're often too
brilliant for people to really follow, but your
infectious enthusiasm makes up for the fact
that you're frequently incomprehensible. You
are smart, intuitive, clear-headed,
compassionate, and cute as hell -- about your
only flaw is your insane coffee consumption.

Which Twin Peaks character are you?
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Current Music: louis armstrong- haunted house
21 June 2005 @ 07:24 pm
I just noticed that I was listening to 'fire walk with me' by the fantomas whilst updating my last two entries.

i just achieved a long term goal of using 'whilst' in a sentence, hehe...

I just wanted to briefly inform you of my love for Zacherley, and my desire to have his baby. except for teh baby part...as you all know, babies are really gross...

anyways, zacherley's a babe

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Why yes Zacherley! I will!

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Current Mood: predatorypredatory
Current Music: Link Wray- swag
05 June 2005 @ 09:14 am
I have to leave for work very soon, but i felt like updating.

here's all the movies and movie related things I have purchased since, last i did this...

I've been meaning to get this for months now, I want to see High Tension in the theaters, but i refuse to, until i see the original, uncut Haute Tension

this was long over due as well!!!

I <3 jack nance

this is one of the most brilliant movies ever made!!! anyone who think differently didnt watch the show, which is rediculous,there's TONS of stuff you wouldnt get at all. All that artsy stuff you thought was david lynch making no sense...? all that stuff actually makes perfect sense if you know what's going on.

only the bset kung fu movie EVER!!!

i was surprised to find this at fye, it's supposed to be pretty fucked up...

my first joe d'amato film!! a good place to start! I found this in the porn section at fye, lol

i know very little about this movie,just that it's completely unrelated to cabinet of dr. caligari, and it's supposed to be reeeeally fucking weird

it was 99 cents at vinyl fever!! I had to get it! lol

lol, this movie is soooo freakin great!!! very troma-esque

Lloyd Kaufman asked me to create some kindof zombie chicken for poultrygeist, LOL! yay!!! i emailed kiel in the special fx department, havent heard back from him though, I sooo want to be in the credits of a troma movie!!!
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Current Music: melt banana- free the bee