Thursday, April 30, 2009

Crusader Tobacco!


Monster-about-to-chomp-babe poster of the day: ‘Monster’ (1980)


A.K.A. Humanoids From the Deep.

‘Girl on a Motorcycle’


Cinebeats has a nice selection of vintage posters and ads for The Girl on a Motorcycle (1968), starring Alain Delon and Marianne Faithfull.

(The image above, however, is not from their collection, which is hosted on Flickr and isn’t terribly high quality; instead, I got it from the ever-trusty MoviePosterDB.)


Wednesday, April 29, 2009

‘Dark Night of the Soul’ mini-video

A few weeks ago a number of us media whores got an intriguing package in the mail: a poster for something called “Dark Night of the Soul,” with David Lynch, Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse and a bunch of other big names. What was it? A movie? An album? Some promotional campaign for Lynch’s organic coffee brand? No idea.

Since then there ain’t exactly been a lot more information about it. A grainy photo went up on Now there’s a 16-second video on YouTube, and it’s something straight out of the Black Lodge: nightmarish flashes of a hand holding a little sheep; a gun on a table trading places with a cup on grass; some other freaky, blurry images; and then a still of Lynch, a horse, and a Mouse.

What does it all mean? Will Angelo Badalamenti be involved? Or Ray Wise? And does anyone care? We will find out in June.

Monster-about-to-chomp-babe poster of the day: ‘Le Monstre de l'Ocean Rouge’ (1984)


A.K.A. Shark: Rosso nell'Oceano.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

Monster-about-to-chomp-babe poster of the day: ‘Orca’ (1977)



[f. reef n.2 or v.2 + -er1.]

1. Austral. and N.Z. One who works on a gold-reef.

1859 Adelong Mining Jrnl. 15 Apr. 4/2 On Monday last he made known to a few of our old reefers his discovery. 1890 ‘R. BoldrewoodCol. Reformer (1891) 285 He was not a miner, a speculator, a reefer, nor an engine-driver. 1940 Baker N.Z. Slang iv. 28 Gold-fields brought [to N.Z.] the reefer, the deep lead, the gutter, the monkey shaft.

2. U.S. A reef-oyster (Cent. Dict. 1891).

3. Austral. One associated with the Great Barrier Reef.

1951 J. Devanny Travels N. Queensland xv. 78 We plunged into the water up to our knees..holding the sticks which experienced ‘reefers’ invariably carry.

Copyright © Oxford University Press 2008

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

Palm Desert


Mrs. Dick in the news again

Variety reports:

The widow of sci-fi scribe Philip K. Dick has sued the production arm of the estate and several other entities, alleging her rights to proceeds from “Ubik” and “A Scanner Darkly” were violated...

The suit asserts that Electric Shepherd — a shingle run by [Laura] Leslie and another of the late author’s daughters — has allegedly disclaimed any obligation to Dick for proceeds from “Ubik,” first published in 1969 and set in 1992 in the “North American Confederation.”

The suit also asserts that Tessa Dick, the author’s fifth wife, is entitled to the proceeds of the two novels as a result of the 1976 divorce agreement in which she relinquished her interest to a number of other projects the writer had started, completed or published during their relationship.

Tessa B. Dick recently “reworked” her late ex-husband’s last book, The Owl in Daylight. She also wrote in to this blog after reading a post about similarities between The Flash #123 and The Man in the High Castle.

(Via ArtsBeat.)

Monster-about-to-chomp-babe poster of the day: ‘Chihuanhas’ (2009?)


Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Press release of the day: ‘No further information available at this time’


Keywords: Beatles, catalog, digitally, remastered.

Could it be that the Beatles are finally coming to iTunes, as has been rumored and rushed into print so many times? Nope. Reissued CDs, that powerhouse commodity of 2009:

London, England – April 7, 2009 – Apple Corps Ltd. and EMI Music are delighted to announce the release of the original Beatles catalogue, which has been digitally re-mastered for the first time, for worldwide CD release on Wednesday, September 9, 2009 (9-9-09), the same date as the release of the widely anticipated “The Beatles: Rock Band” video game. Each of the CDs is packaged with replicated original UK album art, including expanded booklets containing original and newly written liner notes and rare photos. For a limited period, each CD will also be embedded with a brief documentary film about the album. On the same date, two new Beatles boxed CD collections will also be released.

Hey, it's better than a $395 White Album fountain pen ... right?

To their credit, the biggest-selling act of all time did offer this thoroughly lawyered non-update on the issue of digital distribution:

Discussions regarding the digital distribution of the catalogue will continue. There is no further information available at this time.

City of industry


Monday, April 6, 2009

Pancakes ’n’ pork


Apparently a Cleveland special.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Vintage horror posters

Well Medicated has a wonderful collection of posters from 100 vintage horror movies, from the Bela Lugosi era to our favorite cannibalistic humanoid underground dwellers. A few randomly chosen examples from the two-part post are below, but every image is awesome.


(Via the amazing FFFFOUND!)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Bob Mould on Popcast

Tooting own horn dept.:

PhotobucketWe’ve had some wonderful guests lately on Popcast, the Times’s weekly music podcast: Eleni Mandell, Bishop Allen and Krishna Das each came in to perform a song, and, in a neat studio-to-studio linkup with London, Psapp demonstrated some of their kooky instruments, like the “bone-a-phone.” (Archived links, below right on this page.)

But this week we are spoiled by the presence of mighty Bob Mould, who sat for a candid interview and performed his new song “I’m Sorry, Baby, But You Can’t Stand in My Light Anymore,” which he calls one of his best in 15 years.

Listen to it here (this week’s show also includes Jon Pareles reviewing the Yeah Yeah Yeahs), and subscribe to Popcast here. (I will also review Mould’s new album, Life and Times, next week on the WFUV Music Review.)

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

You get more bounce


Conteporary Records, 1956. Later reissued on Original Jazz Classics/Fantasy, and now available on eMusic.