Tuesday, October 29, 2013

*** break ***



After this All Hallows (which I consider a "spiritual new year" of sorts), I'm gonna take a BREAK  from "Psychic Tuesday" blog posts. 

After basically 5 years of posting on each and every Tuesday, I need a bit of time off (especially to work on my new paintings website, amongst other things) ... 

I may take all of November (my birthday month!) off, or perhaps just switch to posting every OTHER Tuesday! 

Who knows!?!

In the meantime, thanks Thanks THANKS for viewing!!!


I'll see you soon (on a Tuesday for sure!)


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Speaking of Spooks ...




AHHHH!
Halloween is only 2 days away!

And so, with that fact in mind, I present to you a (more or less) spoken word mixtape in celebration of All Hallow's Eve, filled with many a crackly vinyl ghost story and sinister tale.

 Lights out!


 *** ENJOY!!! ***


 Merry Samhain, one and all!!!


 






You can download the spooky sounds RIGHT HERE.














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Psychic Tuesday EP 10 is here! Let the weirdness continue! Haha!




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Speaking of spooks (!), if you want to experience even more ghost tales and scary stories, may I direct you to Chilling Tales For Dark Nights

Here is a good example of some of the stuff you'll find there:

 






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Hurrah!

Radio Belbury has released their 11th program!






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Sadly, on this past Sunday, the great Lou Reed passed away.

He was truly an inspirational man.
R.I.P.


Ryan sent brilliant 1972 interview with the man.
Cheers, R!




 Also, here's a bizarre Lou Reed tribute video from Sonic Youth in 1987 ...



And here's Twin Shadow performing my very favorite Lou tune, "Perfect Day"



















Instead of music videos this week, I want to share with you some of my all-time favorite Halloween movies and videos ...



A.



You can watch the 1944 Halloween comedy, "Arsenic and Old Lace"



B.
You can watch the incredible 1931 production of "Dracula" starring Bela Lugosi


C. 
 Here are 13 swingin vintage Halloween songs from the Jazz era :





D.


The best horror movie ever!

"Night Of the Living Dead"!!!




E.

 It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown!













Both Elise and Laura sent me this last little tidbit! (Thanky!)
 If you're a Wes Anderson fan, this'll tickle yer funny bone!

Happy Halloween, everyone!

























Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Focal Point : David Lynch



For the month of October, we appropriately focus on the dark, twisted and yet strangely beautiful music of David Lynch.


I couldn't find just the right words to describe Lynch's amazing songs, so I borrowed the below quotes from a recent Rolling Stone. You can read the entire article RIGHT HERE.


"David Lynch doesn't want you to call him a musician. He's a renowned filmmaker and self-taught improviser on electric guitar, a slasher and basher of strange riffs he can never quite repeat again.

 'I love to think of the electric guitar like a 1950s chopped and lowered flat-black muscle car, super-fast with a low roar on the exhaust. It's the sound of power. That's what I'm dreaming of. The electric guitar can be like an engine, but it can purr in a beautiful way. All ideas come from someplace – from the source, they say. What separates people is their loves, because the ideas are out there, and you're attracted to those things you love. You catch those and you're thrilled.' "


So ... with no further ado, I bring you the sweetly sinister sounds of David Lynch ...

As always,
*** ENJOY***


 










You can download the sinister sounds RIGHT HERE.





And now ... a few choice David Lynch videos:

















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1st, Ryan sent me 2 excellent recent Banksy bits ... Thanks, R!


A. Sirens of the lambs



B.

"Street artist Banksy continues his art installations in New York City this month with his latest work taking a jab at the famous icon Ronald McDonald. On October 16, a fiberglass replica of Ronald McDonald showed up outside a McDonalds in the South Bronx. The sculpture diverts from the typical ones you may see at McDonald’s in that it has oversized, red clown shoes and the face of the Greek God Hermes. It also has one leg up, waiting for his shoe to be shine by an actual person."










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This is horrible. Help STOP China from making and selling keychains with living animals inside of them HERE.



 


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Hey look! Wild Nothing made an awesome new mixtape!


















To begin with, Jim James now has a TV for a head!





apparently, Besnard Lakes have decided that night swimming deserves a quiet night





Crystal Stilts bring us some very colorful landscape bliss (see them live here in town at Bottletree Oct. 27th!)





Speaking of crystal, Crystal Antlers present spinning pizzas and singing skulls!





Dig these awesomely weird Tuxedomoon videos … before post-punk was even called post-punk!





The above videos remind me of the below videos! I bring you ... Alive From Off Center!





Ah ... Hunx & His Punx having more of their unique brand of trashy retro fun





Atoms For Peace serve up a bit of trippy desert animation.
 This one gets pretty good in the middle!





Chris Stewart posted this awesome live version of Tom Waits' "Cemetery Polka" from way back in the day. Gracias, Chris!
















Yikes! Vincent Price shares a truly messed up recipe!
Haha!





Blegh! Ryan sent this clip of Brittany Spears' live Vegas mic feed.
Karaoke, anyone?! Cheers, R!





And finally, my brother Peter sent this rather messed up metal version of Michael Jackson's " Man In The Mirror"! Haha ... Danke, Peter!







































Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Chris Stewart presents Halloween 2013!



Ah, Halloween! It's a mere 2 and 1/2 weeks away!
Do you know what you're costume's going to be?

In anticipation, Chris Stewart has once again weaved his mix-making magic and created a truly dark & creepy All Hallows mixtape! It's guaranteed to give you the shivers and get you looking over your shoulder at every sudden noise!

Chris left these simple instructions with his mix:


"Listen to this alone in the dark with the door locked."



INDEED!
Thanks again, Chris!!!

Now get yourself ready for some down right spookiness!



 










You can download the sinister sounds RIGHT HERE.














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1st up, speaking of creepy, John Wendel posted THIS link that's filled with a ton of bizarre old school scary Halloween costumes! Cheers, John!










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Creepy link 2 = Ryan sent THESE 22 photos of major male celebrities looking like ridiculously hilarious (and frightening!) women ... Haha!  Gracias, R!




 


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Creepy 3! Oddisee Films, in conjunction with David Lynch Foundation Television, have produced a portrait of occult film maker, Brian Butler where he describes his meditational working methods. Enjoy !














Speaking of spooky, Camera Obscura give us a spot-on tribute to the low-budget, mostly-incomprehensible British sci-fi TV shows of the ’80s. Nice.





From spooky to beautiful gloom with Moonface





From beautiful gloom to just plain beautiful! Ryan and I saw Sigur Ros live recently and Ăšlfur Hansson is a touring member of that band. Oh beautiful Iceland!





Night time is the right time for Destruction Unit





Joanna Gruesome (!) bring us some insane collage animation and singing pizzas!





A crazy lyric video from Parquet Courts





A colorful new Of Montreal video that sounds like later ("Loaded") Velvet Underground





A very page-turning new one from The Blow





Cut Copy serve up a day in the life of a cult leader














"Spooky" fun! 
Ryan sent 3 Halloween type videos! Thanky, R!


A. "Pumpkin Dance"



B. some funny Halloween news bloopers



C. "Telekinetic Coffee Shop Surprise"!