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Cliff Burton n Dave Mustaine - metallica 1983 My next photo book is… Thrash Metal: The Global Metal Movement… going indiegogo & self-publishing & need help spreading da word pls contact me.https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/thrash-metal-the-global-metal-movement/x/8719836 https://vimeo.com/m/108304921 Cheers Bill

photosbybilhale:

Cliff Burton n Dave Mustaine - metallica 1983
My next photo book is… Thrash Metal: The Global Metal Movement… going indiegogo & self-publishing & need help spreading da word pls contact me.
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/thrash-metal-the-global-metal-movement/x/8719836
https://vimeo.com/m/108304921
Cheers
Bill

These Rob Lowe DirecTV commercials are the most insidiously effective and repugnant commercials in recent memory.

If you’re watching playoff baseball, you’ve no doubt seen one or both of these Rob Lowe commercials for DirecTV. The concept is simple: Rob Lowe, impeccably dressed and groomed, tells us that the has DirecTV, while a Rob Lowe alter-ego — either “Super Creepy” or “Less Attractive” — has cable.

The ads, by the Grey New York agency, have generated lots of buzz and are admittedly kind of amusing on first blush. But there’s a sinister undercurrent to these ads. Actually, it’s not an undercurrent at all: the basic premise of these ads is overtly classist and uniquely American. And for that reason, they’re likely to be incredibly successful. 

"Less Attractive" is the more obvious of the two. 

In the spot, Attractive Rob Lowe wears a $3,000 suit, an enormous, well-appointed house (replete with giant flatscreen), a group of well-heeled all-white friends, and DirecTV.

Less Attractive Rob Lowe, however, bears a striking resemblance to Clint Howard, appears to live in a dank apartment, wears ill-fitting cutoffs, and has no friends and cable.

Who wants to be Less Attractive Rob Lowe, right? We ALL want to be the rich, handsome guy with lots of friends. But we’re not. The vast majority of us are Less Attractive, and many of us are even worse off than that.

But as Americans, we have absolutely no concept of class consciousness and believe that we can — nay, deserve to — achieve Attractive status. And to get it, all we need to do is get DirecTV. the spot is effective because it plays on a primal American fear: being poor.

The other spot, while perhaps not as obvious, infuriates me even more. Super Creepy Rob Lowe seems like people I know; guys I’ve worked with, guys who populate my local bars, just regular Joes. I bet Super Creepy Rob Lowe has some amazing stories. I’d much rather spend an evening with Super Creepy Rob Lowe (SCRL) than DirecTV Rob Lowe (DTRL). 

There’s also a subtly homophobic moment in “Creepy”; at :07, watch as SCRL touches DTRL on the shoulder, and DTRL stiffens and sits up. 

Then SCRL is at the pool with a six-pack watching people swim. We don’t see the objects of his gaze; is he looking at women in the pool, or (gasp!) men? It’s intentionally left ambiguous. 

Also, there’s the matter of Regular Rob Lowe being super creepy already. Lots of people who are watching these ads weren’t alive in 1988, when Rob Lowe’s sex-tape scandal happened. Is having sex with two women, one of whom was 16 (Lowe was 24, the other woman was 22), creepy? Is sharing one woman with your buddy (and filming it) creepy? I don’t necessarily think so, but you could make a case that it is, or at least that it’s more creepy than touching another man on the shoulder. 

(Lowe was also accused of sexual harassment and other charges by two different nannies. Both cases were settled out of court, I believe. Potentially Super Creepy.)

So, good job, DirecTV and Grey New York. You’ve put together an excellent campaign that plays on our primal fears of being poor or possibly gay. It should be wildly effective and win a ton of awards. America. 

practice pictures. 5D MkII with a nifty fifty. 

productiveouts:

You wanted another Puig Destroyer preview track: you got it! 

LP drops 1 week from today! GET IT HERE.

NO HITTER

i have to finish what i start
to ensure i know how it ends

so far i’ve made it through this game
without anyone getting on base
a fastball missing bats
a devastating change

everything is working
i can taste it now; victory
and the defense behind me

the lights coming down
the crowd cheering loud
only need one more out
and my teammates will rush the mound

productiveouts:

There he is, our Lord and Savior: Minor League Guy! Everything we do — including this episode — we do in his name. 

Here’s what we’ve got:

-  The open (0:00-3:15)

- Your crazy emails (3:55-25:30)

- The musical guest: DAMA/LIBRABuy “Claw” here. (25:50-29:30)

- The baseball talk! (29:30-51:52)

  • MadBum is good. Big-Time Timmy Jim is not. 
  • The Orioles are the least-bad team in the AL West
  • Same with the Royals in the Central (at least at the time we recorded this)
  • Halos are in first, and the AL West is gonna be a barn-burner!
  • Nationals look to have the NL East locked up…
  • … and the Pirates are pretty much done
  • Meanwhile Chris Carter is making a stealth run at the home run title

- Musical advice x 2: (52:45-1:05:10)

  • We discuss our best and worst decisions in our music careers, and 
  • Can you enjoy your own records after they’re finished?

- The week(s) in review: Puig Destroyer stuff and Ian’s vacation rundown. We won’t be hurt if you skip this part. (1:05:10-1:13:20)

THANKS FOR LISTENING! 

robyncom:

Jimmy Fallon with Do It Again, watch the performance here.

robyncom:

Jimmy Fallon with Do It Again, watch the performance here.

yo, follow Scott if you like pictures of mics pointed at things 
antisleepaudio:

drummer sign.

yo, follow Scott if you like pictures of mics pointed at things 

antisleepaudio:

drummer sign.

keyframedaily:

From Eugene Hernandez: “Todd Haynes snaps a shot of John Waters & Isabelle Huppert (on her iPhone).”

super incredible people hanging out together!! 

keyframedaily:

From Eugene Hernandez: “Todd Haynes snaps a shot of John Waters & Isabelle Huppert (on her iPhone).”

super incredible people hanging out together!! 

suddenlylastsupper:

queers-of-madness:

"From The Kettle Onto The Coil"

so apparently [adult swim] singles is releasing a new Deafheaven track that i didn’t know about.

Dang, they got new guitars. What are they? Anyone??

Dunables. Made by Sacha from Intronaut. 

(Source: futuremememachine, via reverbivore)

SfB Podcast Episode 008: Gilead Fest

steelforbrains:

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Kowloon Walled City - Gilead Fest 2014

In this episode, SfB talks to Jordan Campbell, Editor-in-Chief of the consistently outstanding Last Rites, about the full impact of this year’s Gilead Fest. 

                                         SfB is on: Facebook - Twitter - Instagram 

BLOCKBUSTER NIGHT PART 1 LYRICS

el-p:

https://soundcloud.com/productomart/rtj2-blockbuster-night-part-1-snippet

Verse 1: Killer Mike]
Bunches and bunches
Punches is thrown until you’re frontless
Oodles and oodles
Bang bullets at suckers noodles
Last album voodoo
Proved that we was fucking brutal
I’m talking crazy, half…

Make Us Pay: A Conversation With Scott Evans

Good, thoughtful interview with Scott about recording and stuff. 

steelforbrains:

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photo credit: Tim C. McLaughlin

Scott Evans is a graveyard shift musician and engineer whose work in both fields has garnered the vocalist/guitarist well-deserved respect from the heavy music community. His primary project, Kowloon Walled City, has long proven themselves an auditory…

worldwarmike:

Recorded Puig Destroyer vocals in this room last night. It was a lot different than what I’ve done in the past for this band/project. Usually I try to find an empty space and record everything there with my laptop. It was great to be in a studio again and I’m glad I was able to work with Andrew from Atlas Moth on this. I was so excited afterwards that it took me hours to come down from the adrenaline and I barely slept last night. I need to do this sort of thing more often.

worldwarmike:

Recorded Puig Destroyer vocals in this room last night. It was a lot different than what I’ve done in the past for this band/project. Usually I try to find an empty space and record everything there with my laptop. It was great to be in a studio again and I’m glad I was able to work with Andrew from Atlas Moth on this. I was so excited afterwards that it took me hours to come down from the adrenaline and I barely slept last night. I need to do this sort of thing more often.

productiveouts:

Dan Otero was literally just claimed off waivers and then released. Oh, look — it happened again! Whoops, the A’s just claimed and released him. Look it up. It’s true! 

Here is our show for the week of 7/7/2014. We hope you enjoy it!

- Open. If we all wish real hard, Dan Otero will become a real boy! (0:00-5:37)

- Emails. Crazy people, the lot of you. (6:20-25:38)

- Combination musical and baseballish guest: Josh Kantor (26:22-46:26)

- Baseball things (46:48-1:16:12)

  • The Jeff Samardzija/Jason Hammel trade: officially crizzazle
  • Halos are rolling but it doesn’t matter because so are the A’s 
  • B. McCarthy for V. Nuno trade 
  • The Astros are having a rough week 
  • All-Star rosters were announced – who cares?
  • When does the Phillies fire sale begin? 
  • Joey Votto out for the season?!?

- What’s next: a brief KWC tour and a fond farewell (for now) (1:16:12-1:20:00)

 EPISODE ERRATA, Ruben Rivera edition

Ruben’s Run by Justin Bopp

 

worldwarmike:

tinyclicks:

JULY 4TH LOAF WALK 2014 USA

I have two loafs. Sometimes we go on walks. It’s great.

best!!

worldwarmike:

tinyclicks:

JULY 4TH LOAF WALK 2014 USA

I have two loafs. Sometimes we go on walks. It’s great.

best!!