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Friday April 6 = GRINDHOUSE

Posted by phil blankenship, April 6, 2007 11:50am | Post a Comment

Number One With A Bullet

Posted by phil blankenship, April 6, 2007 12:26am | Post a Comment
    





To refresh your memory:



 
Less than a month before Lethal Weapon would change buddy cop film history, Cannon Films unleashed its own brand of black & white justice. Starring Robert Carradine (Revenge of the Nerds, Massacre at Central High, Revenge of the Cheerleaders) & Billy Dee Williams (Empire Strikes Back, Colt 45) as mismatched police partners tackling crime on the mean streets of LA & corruption in their own precinct!  Williams is Hazeltine, a smooth ladies man, always on the prowl. Carradine is Berzak (aka Berzerk), a renegade mad dog who eats RAW MEAT (!!!) when he's not busy trying to throw a monkey wrench into Hazeltine's love plans. Peter Graves (Airplane, Mission:Impossible) is the tough police captain who doesn't take any guff! And Valerie Bertinelli (Touch By An Angel) is Berzak's estranged wife, torn between her former lover and some guy who drives a red sports car. They all collide in what my roomate deemed "Number Awesome With A Fuck Yeah!"

[Doris Roberts (the mom from Everybody Loves Raymond) is in the flick as Berzak's nagging mother... but I couldn't bring myself to post a picture]

MGM/UA Home Video M801157

9 to 5

Posted by Job O Brother, April 6, 2007 12:02am | Post a Comment

               INT. AMOEBA MUSIC - DAY

               JOB, (early 30's) stands behind the information desk in the
               Jazz Room.

               He is removing CD's from their theft-thwarting, plastic
               keepers and organizing them in small piles.

               His motions are swift and calculated.

               He sniffles. He's about to sneeze.

               Suddenly, a GIANT of a man (over 7 feet tall), stands in
               front of the desk.

               Job looks up into the Giant's huge, green eyes and sneezes.

                                   JOB
                         Ah-CHOO!

                                   GIANT
                         Do you work here?

August 16, 2006

Posted by phil blankenship, April 5, 2007 03:10pm | Post a Comment

Vertical Tones & Horizontal Noise

Posted by Mike Battaglia, April 5, 2007 01:25pm | Post a Comment

Andrew Meecham is The Emperor Machine, one of the best producers working in electronic music at the moment. A soundclash between influences as diverse as Can, early Human League, Hawkwind, George Clinton and Kraftwerk, Meecham's Krautrock-Disco bubbles and squeaks with analogue rock intensity while remaning funky enough to get your groove on.

Meecham started out in seminal 90's house/rave group Bizarre Inc. alongside Carl Tuner and Dean Meredith. They had a string of hits including "Playing With Knives" and "I'm Gonna Get You", both of which charted in the UK (the former hit #3, the latter #4) as well as the US (#47), and both are considered "club classics".

"Playing With Knives":


"I'm Gonna Get You" (one of my personal favorites):



After their second album, 1996's Surprise, was commercially disappointing, Bizarre Inc. disappeared until 1999, when Meredith and Meecham resurfaced with Steve "Fella" Kotey as Chicken Lips. Since then, it's been full steam ahead, with the boys finding a home at DC Recordings (scheduled to have its own Technophilia post anytime soon) as Big Two Hundred, aka "the dark side of Chicken Lips", and two side projects: Meredith as White Light Circus and Meecham as TEM.

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