And There’s a Creepy (Paper) Doll…

Jonathan Coulton Paper Doll by Jason Norman

While it amuses us that somebody (in this case, Jason Norman) created a Jonathan Coulton paper doll that you can dress up like the squid from “I Crush Everything” and the Evil MechaSanta from “Chiron Beta Prime,” was it really necessary to create as well a leather muscleman outfit?

I mean, Jason, come on, you gave the Santa spiky nipples! Three out of the four ways paper doll Coulton can be dressed…involve nipples! This makes you the Joel Schumacher of paper dolls!

Found via Squid.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:22:19+00:00 January 21st, 2008|Music|0 Comments

The RIAA vs. Jimmy Carr

Apparently much has been made of a reportedly fake news story that the RIAA put together to send out to news stations in the hopes that they would run it like actual news. Silly people, like news stations run “actual news” these days anyway. Regardless, we’d just like to point out that when it comes to anti-piracy adverts, we’d be much more willing to listen to Jimmy Carr:

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That comes off of the new Jimmy Carr Comedian DVD. Sadly, only available on Region 2 DVD.

RIAA story found via The Consumerist.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:23:25+00:00 December 27th, 2007|Music|0 Comments

Re-Animate My Soul After Watching This God-Rotted Video

Remember how in the original Re-Animator it seems that Dean Halsey, after being brought back to life, is in incredible pain? In fact, all the re-animated dead with the exception of you-know-who, the Headless Perv, seem to be tormented beyond belief.

The reason is finally revealed: hell is having this song stuck in your head.

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Found via Ectoplasmosis.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:23:32+00:00 December 20th, 2007|Music|2 Comments

20th Century Masters: The Best of Alternative 80s (2004) – DVD Review

20th Century Masters: The Best of Alternative 80s DVD cover art

Film:
DVD:

Features:

  • Five music videos:
    • The Buggles – “Video Killed The Radio Star”
    • Soft Cell – “Tainted Love”
    • Tears For Fears – “Everyone Wants To Rule The World”
    • The Fixx – “One Thing Leads To Another”
    • ABC – “Poison Arrow”

Released by: Hip-O Records.
Rating: NR
Region: 1
Anamorphic: N/A; appears in its original 1.33:1 format.

My Advice: Don’t Bother.

Okay, you’ll forgive me for this being a short review, but seriously: there are only five music videos on this disc and no extra features. I checked and I found all these videos freely available on YouTube. So, if you want to relive the days when (all together now) MTV used to play music videos, I’d just hit YouTube or some similar service. The only special feature is that the music is in PCM, a higher bandwidth digital audio format. Or something. So unless you are a serious audiophile and need to hear The Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star” in all its full richness, I wouldn’t bother.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:24:20+00:00 December 3rd, 2007|Music, Reviews|0 Comments

Rocka-Fire Explosion: The Revenge of Earl Schmerle

You know, I was fine watching this. Not a big fan of the song and I think I like the previous production number we posted better.

Then the puppet kicked in. And then I started hearing this strange howling noise. It took me a minute to figure out that I was the source of that noise.

Although, goddamn, it’s funny watching Looney Bird bang his head.

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Found via poeTV.
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By | 2017-09-24T23:27:08+00:00 September 22nd, 2007|Music|0 Comments

A Veritable Plethora of Elvis

Elvis: The Hollywood Collection DVD cover art Elvis! Lights! Camera! Elvis! Collection DVD cover art Elvis: Viva Las Vegas CD cover art

Well, if you’re an Elvis fan, then you’re positively rolling in new products this year on the 30th anniversary of his death. Between this and the next boxed set we’re going to discuss, we’ve got fourteen films on DVD. In this boxed set, however, you’ve got the stuff that’s new to DVD. Charro!, from what I’ve been able to gather, was available previously but is now out of print. Making their DVD debut are Girl Happy, Kissin’ Cousins, Live a Little, Love a Little, Stay Away, Joe, and Tickle Me. No special features except for some photo cards, but for the Elvis completists among you, you’re going to want to snag this Warner Brothers release in order to complete your Presley DVD collection. (Buy it from Amazon.)

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By | 2017-09-24T23:27:10+00:00 September 19th, 2007|Music|0 Comments

RIP: Tony Wilson

Factory Records founder Tony Wilson has died of cancer at the age of 57.

He was diagnosed last year during a routine visit to the doctor, and underwent emergency surgery in January to remove a kidney. He passed away on Friday.

The Salford-born entrepreneur started out as a broadcaster with Granada Television, but has touched virtually every aspect of the Manchester and wider UK music scenes; from signing and managing Joy Division, New Order and the Happy Mondays and launching the Hacienda nightclub, to masterminding the In The City music industry event in recent years. Wilson and the Factory Records era were the subject of the 2002 film 24 Hour Party People.

The following clip is from a Granada TV documentary about Wilson, put out in conjunction with the movie.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:28:23+00:00 August 12th, 2007|Music|0 Comments