Brilliant. And slightly NSFW I suppose. Glen or Glenda?
Dr Sharl and I got to see Tenacious D & The Pick Of Destiny on DVD last night. Good times, and funny as hell (eh heh heh):
Jack Black’s a genius! Must buy the soundtrack.
Aah the late 60s. Hippies! Summer of love! Groovy music!
Check this trailer for an upcoming documentary of The Brotherhood Of Eternal Love, entitled Orange Sunshine:
More about The Brotherhood docu here:
The group’s headquarters, a Laguna Beach head shop called Mystic Arts World, mysteriously burned down in 1970, and two years later, law enforcement indicted several dozen members of the group. Those who weren’t arrested fled overseas. The story of the Brotherhood is one of the strangest chapters of American counter-cultural history, yet 40 years after its inception during the so-called Summer of Love, it’s one that remains little-understood and, outside the confines of Laguna Canyon, all but unknown.
“As one former member — who spoke on the condition of anonymity — told me, ‘If you remember it, you weren’t there.'”
His quite abrupt artistic transformation from working with a microphone to a paintbrush in 1982 and his consequent move from the desert to the ocean meant even less direct contact with the outside world than before. Subsequently there is very little information about Don from this time onwards and this short black-and-white film made in 1993 is an unique opportunity to see and hear this unique man.
I remember seeing this when it was first aired on VPRO. Well worth a moment of your time.
— Scott: I wonder who could play Frank in a biopic?
— Dr Sharl: I say Adrien Brody!
Magic Ink, I say! Behold:
After adding in an Imperial, some hair and some eyebrow:
Et viola! Now as for who were to direct it… Scorsese?
Of the 14 hours of footage Ed shot with Zappa, what’s shown here is a compressed (surprise!) 40 minute version. We see the Mothers recording at Apostolic Studio’s, Greenwich Village NYC ’67, then follow them along their European tour (London, Amsterdam). Included are shots from the Royal Albert Hall rehearsals as well as Zappa on the London sidewalks generally baffling pedestrians by pointing his audio-recording kit at them.
No voice-overs or interviews throughout the film. To make up for that though there’s the fantastic musical score taken from bits of Freak Out!, Absolutely Free and Lumpy Gravy (the all instrumental Capitol version, no less). Notable appearances: Cal Schenkel preparing a doll for the WOIIFTM cover, Suzy Creamcheese, home footage with Gail and baby Moon, Arthur Brown, and the London Groupies.
For more info and to purchase the DVD, visit Ed Seeman’s homepage.
When with doctors, AD assumes the role of a doctor; when with psychologists he says he is a psychologist; at the solicitors he claims to be a solicitor. AD doesn’t just make these claims, he actually plays the roles and provides plausible stories for how he came to be in these roles.
I’d love to know what happens when he’s in the presence of a rabbi…
How this wonderful video got rejected by MTV I simply cannot fathom — The Penetrators, “Shopping Bag”:
… via KUR’s very own Thing-Fish, aka Jim Davies.
Give us an example or two of an especially good or interesting:
That’s all I have time for now — I may be adding stuff later…