Thursday, March 08, 2007

NP:Sneaker Pimps-Spin Spin Sugar

song of the night. i miss the evil and sexy female fronted bands of the mid/late 90s. Sneaker Pimps. Portishead. Whale. i guess that's it. it always bugged me that mediocre bullshit like Garbage ate up the green while Whale has been relegated to the erased-history-files. "Stupid Girl" ain't got SHIT on "Pay for Me".

the last few days have been very 'lax...a mellow grey.

looks like i may have finally put some ugly shit behind me....stuff that i've been holding on to for nearly a decade now. it came to a head...a sloppy, toothless head... this past weekend and worked it way out of traction by mid-week. regained a friend out of it, and that's just fine. it all seems so god damn damn wasteful...that i brooded and obsessed over this shit for as long as i did. got some good lyrics out of it...some good story fragments too. oh well...on to the next catastrophe that will leave my psyche ripe for exploitation.

looks like the Communion will be playing a LOT of shows in late april and may. looking forward to it. imagining all the horrible things i can do to myself than putting it to words/vocals/performance.

my new favorite pornstar is Dana Vespoli. Asian with an Italian name. if her queefs sounded like Birthday Party albums she'd just might be perfection of the female form.

get some sleep, asshole.

Sunday, March 04, 2007

NP:Johnny Mandel-Suicide is Painless

i just found out that Wonder Showzen, without a doubt my absolute favorite tv show of the last 8 years, will not be back for a third season.

this doesn't shock me at all. i can see how a subversive, mockingly cynical, joyously nihilistic puppet show would be lost on the dim-witted american audience (especially considering it was aired on MTV, whose exploitation/glorification of the newest generation of empty headed undeservingly narcissistic gimmeitit'sMINE-ites of the country would be comical if it wasn't so morose).

they had a segment where kids in overcoats did on-the-street reporting. since these kids were on the beat, the segement was called "BEAT KIDS". at the begining of every "BEAT KIDS" segment, this would come on the screen;

ala Cape Fear.

one kid dressed as Hitler. others asked if a parrot could say "Smash the State", taunted gamblers at a race track, chanted "Lynch the Winner" at a beauty pagant, and other things.

there were more memorable moments in 1 episode of Wonder Showzen's 2 season run than in the every combined episode of Drawn Together and 75% of Adult Swim's programing (ATHF and some others being the exceptions). go get the DVD's and see for yourself. if you don't find anything worth while than you're a lost cause.too much great shit is flooding my brain right now. i have every episode on tape and i will now get the DVDs, if only for what i'm sure are worthwhile extras.

the second season was even more transgressive (and hilarious) than the first, the last two episodes completely ignoring the typical format of the show and experimenting, the penultimate an episode-length edition of the Horse Apples scetch, their grimly hysterical pisstake of Hee-Haw featuring comedians Todd Barry, Zach Galifanakas, David Cross, and others (including neo-folk superstar Bonnie "Prince" Billy as a jailed southern preacher) which, as any good satire does, didn't merely make fun of a classic tv show, but used it to spray bile and venom onto all those who romanticize the whole salt-of-the-earth-gee-shucks confederate flag bearing gun toting bible tounging lifestyle...somehow finding the balance between hateful tirade and uprorious parody. it's a tricky balancing act, perhaps the only others to perfect it are the people behind South Park, and even sometimes they get too wrapped up in the message to remember why they decided to make something worthy of satire and just wind up resoritng to childish name-calling to get their point across (ie their recent 9/11 conspiracy theory episode).

at this point, even the "devoted" fans cried foul. "where are the puppets?" these people can go fuck themselves into nothing. you never got it and you never will. Wonder Showzen isn't fucking Crank Yankers. there's more ot it than "ooh puppets talking about jizz". it was one of the only shows that truly understood irony...REAL irony. that's probably why it will now become a lost classic, only loved by the few who really knew what it was about. and even we're going to be wrong. but that's what makes us right about it.


"Looks like God's got egg on his face and his foot in his mouth...OR MORE LIKE HIS BONER. doi!"

enjoy the sweet sixteens and Bam Margera's fake wedding.