32 Days of Halloween IX, Day 30: The Return of Dracula!

Return of Dracula

Okay, normally I don’t mention the feature film until after whatever short subject we’re doing–but–the Count really is fascinated by that woman’s ass, isn’t he?

Ahem. We open with the surreal and disturbing world of William S. “Uncle Bill” Burroughs. This is an animated short based on his readings from the album Dead City Radio…and I could have sworn we posted this before. But apparently not. It’s “Ah Pook is Here” and it’s marvelous.

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By | 2017-09-24T22:24:45+00:00 October 29th, 2016|32 Days of Halloween|0 Comments

Your Weekend Justice #212: The Lunchlady Who Loved Knives

Colt 45: This Establishment is Billy Dee Williams Approved sign

It’s Weekend Justice: the Internet’s #1 audio trainwreck–the podcast that argues that Martian Manhunter could look like David Ogden Stiers if he really, really wanted to.

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Agenda:

  • Parenting (and hunting) skills
  • An attempt to talk about Zero Hour
  • J.J.’s deal…revealed!
  • Pirate dental work
  • House of Cards Season 2 (SPOILERS)
  • Hot in Portland
  • The Following (SPOILERS)
  • Hannibal (SPOILERS)
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:26:34+00:00 March 14th, 2014|Podcasts, Weekend Justice|3 Comments

    Music Monday: Laurie Anderson, Jon Spencer, New Order & More…

    Laurie Anderson: United States Live

    More music picks for your Monday with Rob taking the lead. If you like what you hear, use the links provided to snag it for yourself from Amazon. Doing so through us gives us kickbacks, and those help pay for stuff like more bandwidth. And also so we can buy more music.

    Just note: any prices we quote are accurate as of when this post goes up.

    First up, a bit of fantastic live Laurie Anderson, “Language is a Virus,” based on a fine mindgrope from your friend, Uncle Bill. This is taken from Home of the Brave, but the version Rob was throwing your way was from the four CD set United States Live from 1984. As Rob says, “Not for the faint of heart, an intense project form her early career.” Indeed. But sort of retro-futuristic awesome:

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:29:47+00:00 October 1st, 2012|Music Whenever|0 Comments

    The Black Rider: The First One’s Always Free

    The Black Rider

    As we approach autumn, it’s good to remember some of the music and art that makes us feel like fall. Certain bits and pieces of culture can live in a particular season, in our minds, and the stories that go with them can stick with us forever. For instance:

    So Tom Waits and William S. Burroughs were sitting at a bar–at least I would assume it was a bar, because it was Tom Waits and William S. Burroughs, right? Anyway, they were sitting at a bar, and one of them said to the other, “You know what’s weird?” And the other one said “I have absolutely no idea anymore.” And then the first one said “German Morality Fables.”

    And if that’s not how the idea for Burroughs and Waits to co-create “The Black Rider: The Casting of the Magic Bullets” was originally born, then by god it’s the way it happened now.

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:37:36+00:00 September 20th, 2011|Stimuli|1 Comment

    Weird S— Round-Up

    Hello, all. Wolven here–and I’m bringing you a curatorial collection of some recent or upcoming events, films, books, and articles which trip the edge of the strange and downright weird. I hope to make a kind of regular feature, but I make no promises; only vague assurances which leave you to wake, uncertain, in the dark hours before dawn, sweating, wondering at the unknowable capriciousness of the cruel mocking laughter of a seemingly adversarial universe, only to realise that you, yes you

    Sorry. Got away from myself for a second, there. Anyway, let’s get started, shall we?

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    By | 2017-09-24T22:46:03+00:00 November 23rd, 2010|Headsup|3 Comments

    32 Days of Halloween IV, Movie Night No. 16: William S. Burroughs vs. Haxan

    Satan from Haxan

    Well, tonight we normally do silent films. But, frankly, we’re running out of silent films that we haven’t already posted. So to help us out of this cul-de-sac we turn, once more, to William “Uncle Bill” Burroughs. Basically what we have here is a shortened version of the original 1922 film regarding witchcraft, Häxan. This version is from 1968. Not only is it shortened, but you have Uncle Bill providing narration and a crazed jazz musical score to go along with it. The whole thing is slightly mad, which just enhances its appeal.

    Please be aware to be mindful of watching this in a cubicle…while the thing as a whole is not NSFW there’s enough weird stuff happening on your screen that somebody passing by or glancing over your shoulder might wonder what the hell you’re up to.
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    By | 2017-10-22T21:19:10+00:00 October 15th, 2010|32 Days of Halloween|0 Comments

    32 Days of Halloween IV, Day 12: Burroughs Reads The Red Death

    William S. Burroughs: The Masque of the Red Death

    Day 12 became a Poe day here at 32 Days of Halloween starting last year. That’s when we had a double dose of The Pit and the Pendulum with Vincent Price to kick off with.

    Well, this was a find: gaming types just go ahead and smirk that I am so out of touch with your particular arena of stuff. There’s a reason I don’t buy games, okay? But it’s times like this I regret it–apparently there was a game released in 1995 called The Dark Eye that was very Poe-heavy. And it had this: William S. “Uncle Bill” Burroughs reading “The Masque of the Red Death.”

    What’s both funny and demoralizing are the number of comments on the YouTube pages complaining about the narrator. To them I can only say: does your mom know you’re on her computer again? Fools.

    Volume Warning: On my computer, this appears to have been ripped at a very high sound level. So start with your volume all the way down and ease up slowly for ear safety purposes.
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    By | 2017-09-24T22:47:31+00:00 October 11th, 2010|32 Days of Halloween|0 Comments

    Uncle Bill Narrates Shamans of the Blind Country

    William Burroughs Reading

    I know very little about this, I fear. Shamans of the Blind Country is the film that this is a snippet of, and according to the original poster, “The film studies the Magar people of West Nepal, a pre-literate mountain tribe living in the vicinity of the Dhaulagiri range and practicing a shamanistic religion.” I do know that it’s out of print and unavailable on eBay, assuming that it was ever available on VHS.

    I also know that part of the film is narrated by “Uncle Bill” Burroughs. And I like to hear Burroughs read just about anything, honestly. His voice is pretty damn amazing. Here’s the snippet:

    Direct link for the feedreaders. Found via JIMWICh.

    To further my point, below is a couple of other bits.
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:03:46+00:00 April 26th, 2009|Stimuli|0 Comments

    Bloomsbury Auctions Lit Goodness

    Yours Sincerely, T.S. Eliot

    Bloomsbury is auctioning off two rounds of kickass books and letters and such. It will make you want to pull a heist in order to be able to effectively bid on some of these things. Like a signed limited first edition of Uncle Bill. Or first edition Dahl. Or first edition Holmes from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Or letters from T.S. Eliot. That’s happening this Thursday in New York at 2pm. Check out the lots here.

    Then there’s the Children’s Book Auction. Featuring scads of first edition Frank Baum. A signature from Lewis Carroll. A first edition Pooh from 1926. Again, one weeps with how poor one is. rel=”nofollow”Check out those lots here. That one is happening Wednesday, June 25th, at 2pm. Also in New York.

    Book fiends, take note. And…hey, has anyone seen Doc? He tore out of here with a ninja squadron and then headed for the jump jet. Odd.
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    By | 2017-09-24T23:17:28+00:00 June 17th, 2008|Headsup|0 Comments