14 May 2011

A screenshot from the documentary 'American: The Bill Hicks Story' (27 min). 'Only Bill would try Hallucinogenics before he tried alcohol'

American: The Bill Hicks Story (imdb) is a fine, must see documentary for all comedy fans and People of Counterculture. The movie shows us a man who during his own lifetime lived and breathed relentless dedication to speaking hurtful truths to barely receptive small-town comedy club audiences, but was privileged enough to witness the early days of his persona’s journey towards cult-like status.

You can buy your own copy or rent a stream (HD quality available) on the film’s site. A 720p copy can be downloaded illegally over bittorrent.

The documentary is definitely worth its weight in HD bandwidth thanks to a ton of gorgeous animations made from photo cutouts. Lazy, white-trash Finnish fans might however enjoy the free, subtitled low-res copy of the movie on The Finnish Broadcasting Company’s Areena streaming site (25 days of geographically restricted availability left at the time of posting).

[via:Linda Rajalin]

22 July 2010

New Beavis and Butt-head episodes in production?

Beavis and Butt-Head and it’s spin-off Daria are great sources for therapeutical insight and self identification for anyone who didn’t particularly enjoy growing up in a typical kindergarten-for-teens kind of high school setting.

B&BH creator Mike Judge later did a name for himself with cult movies Office Space and Idiocracy. Youtube#.

[via:Adam Lisagor]

1 June 2010

The RSV safety car

How the U.S. Government killed the safest American car ever built

[via:Daniel Schildt]

12 March 2010

Wired Reread: retro gold from old issues of Wired Magazine

[via:Laughing Squid]

2 March 2010

BioShock involved designer remakes Arcadia level for Doom II

…while also explaining differences between the game mechanics/player experience of Doom versus modern FPS games.

[via:Waxy]

1 March 2010

Newsweek 1995: Why the Internet Will Fail

[via:Telecomix]

24 December 2009

Death Rally re-released as freeware for modern Windows

The 1996 top down racer was released in October.

James – Just Like Fred Astaire

Live on Later… with Jools Holland, 1999.

22 December 2009

Ocean Colour Scene – The Riverboat Song (Live)

Stirling Castle, Scotland 1998.

26 November 2009

The Cranberries – Promises (Live in Paris 1999)

22 November 2009

David Bowie – Thursday’s Child (Live)

20 November 2009

En livebandning av Ebba Gröngitarristen Joakim Thåströms Elvis Presley för en dag (Youtube, originalet på Spotify)

[via:Jean]

1 November 2009

Steve Albini’s oft-referenced article on recording industry greed

Albini is a musician and audio engineer.

Via Merlin Mann’s commentary on Youtube music videos with disabled embedding: 1, 2, 3.

20 October 2009

I should have been busy working on other stuff today, so quite naturally ended up nursing an obsession of mine; browsing through metric buttloads of catchy songs recorded live. Here’s what I found:

Van Morrison – Moondance (Live at Montreux 1980)


John Mellencamp – Jack & Diane (Live at the Budokan, Tokyo 1986)


The Stone Roses – (Song For My) Sugar Spun Sister


Supergrass – Moving (Bizarre Festival 1999)

5 September 2009

The Cardigans – Erase/Rewind (Live at Rockpalast 1999)

The song is perhaps only moderately catchy in itself, but that certain, dark electric piano part really brings back weird childhood memories from 11 years ago.

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