Thursday, May 26, 2016

Ten Thousand Favorite Songs, v. 25



-those are some very lightly tapped bongos



--if you haven't been to the Crystal Ballroom 80's dance party, you absolutely should



---so weird and magical



----prepare for your lizard brain to be happy all day



-----would have been an amazing Catwoman. Probably would still be, if DC could actually commit to Dark Knight Returns instead of taking half-measures.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Losses Come Later



starting @ the 3:27 mark, Prince takes the stage and turns it into a raga, a perfect tribute to George and worthy of him.  Wild.

The Purity of Oblivion



As the video says, X-Men was the 2nd best superhero cartoon of our youth--it had a scary groundwater of the government as enemy, terrific villains, and trusted kids with multi-episode arcs. Apocalypse legitimately frightened me as a child.  A lot of baddies had comically fey voices, which made them seem temporary impediments to the world order, but there was something anti-theist about Apocalypse.  As with Batman: The Animated Series, X-Men invited us into a bigger, more dangerous world and it was mesmerizing.  My brothers and I actually rented some X-Men VHS tapes from a Hawthorne Hollywood video back in like 2008, but they were so shredded by time.  I think we were curious how much of it held up. I can only imagine what their experience with the show would have been, being younger.  I'm a little nervous to go see it this weekend, because I'll actually have skin in the game, caring as I do about the storyline.



"I AM NOT MALEVOLENT.  I SIMPLY AM."

HOLY SHIT STILL SCARY!!!

Props to the Shakespearean actor:

John Colicos...
Apocalypse / En Sabah Nur (voice)


Ten Thousand Favorite Songs, v. 24



-water flowing underground



--here we stand



---home is where I want to be



 ----say something once, why say it again?



-----take my money, my cigarettes

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Ten Thousand Favorite Songs, v. 23





-couldn't wait til Friday



--indeed



---they have some of my favorite guitar tone ever



----love how uptempo it is



-----he's still got the chops, maybe just needs to work with younger people?  I think he'd sound great with CHVRCHES