Friday, January 23, 2015

Bring What We Do In the Shadows to U.S. Theaters

I've long been awaiting the American release of the vampire mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows. It turns out that sort of thing costs quite a lot of money for distribution and an indie film from New Zealand just doesn't have the scratch. So Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords) & Taika Waititi (Boy) have taken to Kickstarter in the hope that fans of all things ridiculously funny (or perhaps a small island comprised of people who only view fake documentary comedies about vampires) will bring their vampire comedy What We Do in the Shadows to the USA! This is one of a couple of films I've been waiting quite a long time to see and fellow fans and critics have given it their seal of approval. http:Check out the neat-o incentives while you're browsing the page. Oh, and this too, which I'm gonna go out on a limb and say nothing is lost in translation, because it is genius.

Myrna the Monster Short Film

Here's a newly released clip from director Ian Samuels short film Myrna the Monster featuring Kathleen Hannah (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, The Julie Ruin). Learn more about the project which will debut at Sundance by visiting Ian Samuels website.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Suburban Gothic Coming to VOD Itunes & Theaters

File under: Can a freak get a review copy already? For those who've been waiting on tenterhooks for a wide release of Suburban Gothic by director Richard bates Jr. (Excision), a date has finally been announced for the video on demand (VOD) release. Film Buff has added the film to its roster and will be available January 30 2015 for on demand audiences. Additionally it has been reported the film will see American theaters and itunes beginning January 15. I've been blogging this title for over a year and was unable to attend the Canadian premiere. Once again the film written by Richard Bates Jr. and Mark Bruner, stars Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds), Kat Dennings (Two Broke Girls), Ray Wise (Twin Peaks), Sally Kirkland (Anna), Mackenzie Philips (So Weird, One Day at a Time) and Baltimore's king of bad taste, and director of one of my favorite films Female Trouble - John Waters.

Todays Christmas Jams: Stiff Little Fingers, Teenage Fanclub, Luscious Jackson

Todays Christmas Jams: Stiff Little Fingers Stiff Little Fingers "White Christmas" Teenage Fanclub "Christmas Eve" Luscious Jackson "Let It Snow"

Paul Stanley Folgers Commercial

Paul Stanley of Kiss in a (wisely) never aired Folgers commercial.Um, most awkward commercial ever made.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Best of 2014

The Muffs, Whoop De Doo: 100% satisfaction guaranteed with this album. TRS-80, Volume One: A great compilation of remastered early works by a fantastic electronic band. Jack White, Lazaretto: A terrific album with phenomenal, record-setting vinyl format bells and whistles. OFF!, Wasted Years: It gave us the gold standard for punk rock and more recently, some pretty excellent videos, too. Omnivore Recordings: They recently announced the imminent release of two Jellyfish reissues with new liners and over 50 tracks. Pee Wee Herman: He’s back and making his presence known on social media and television. Pee Wee’s Playhouse was remastered and the news of that long-awaited movie seems very promising. The Walking Dead: It continues to set the standard for good television. From the premiere to the mid-season finale, I think this has been my favorite season. David Bowie Is, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois: A staggering amount of memorabilia and information with backing audio, providing even the most ardent fan some surprises. Dolenz Jones Boyce & Hart reissue from Cherry Red: A must have for any die-hard Monkees fan and a better bet than most of the band’s later recordings. And lastly the perfect little confection, Lindt Lindor Truffles Coconut. I love you. I hate you. You must be consumed in mass quantities. Buy some for stocking stuffers at Lindt Chocolates.

Xmas Recipes (Y Mas) by Moog Cookbook

Just under the wire comes a groovy little Christmas album by Moog Cookbook with proceeds going toward the recording of the next release by Roger Joseph Manning. The album Xmas Recipes (Y Mas) may be purchased from Bandcamp. has a starting price of just four dollars! Merry Christmas to all and to all a moog night.

Another episode of What Did I Just Watch On Youtube: Darkeys-Atarana V2

Welcome to today's episode of What Did I Just Watch On Youtube?, because if thisismyhappening.blogspot doesn't bring it to you - who will? Darkeys-Atarana V2

Bates Motel: Season 3 Teaser Trailer

Bates Motel Season 3 Teaser Trailer: Take a peek at the upcoming third season of Bates Motel. The show returns to A&E with new episodes in March 2015.