Saturday, April 09, 2005

Do "The Crusher", You Turkeynecks!

Milwaukee's own Reggie "The Crusher" Lisowski has the distinction of being one of the rare wrestlers out there to have inspired a dance of his own. Listen for yourself as garage band The Novas play The Crusher.
Here's some info on the song I found:

On their 1964 Parrot single, Edina, Minnesota's Novas paid tribute to the "man-beast" from Milwaukee's South Side. A bricklayer turned wrestler, by the mid-Sixties, Reggie "The Crusher" Lisowski had become one of Beer Town's most recognizable exports. Later paired with tag t eam partner Dick "The Bruiser," he ruled the American Wrestling Association with five tag team championships -- a record. TURKEYNECKS, LOOKOUT
The Novas were actually given a free recording session as the first band to enter the then-new Dove Recording Studio in St. Louis Park, Minnesota.

Laughin' With Them

From the deep South, Clinton, Mississippi to be exact comes the Amos and Andy stylings of J. Garland McKee who is clear that he's Laughin' With Them and (certainly not!) AT them. There are audio samples for the curious. I was surprised that McKee is still performing, the LP of his material that I have looks to be a few decades old.

Hasidic Reggae

Matisyahu is a Hasidic Reggae artist from New York. There are sound and video samples on his site. Here's a bit about him:

Combining the sounds of Bob Marley and Shlomo Carlebach, yet remaining wholly original, Matisyahu's performance is an uplifting, powerful experience for all in his presence. Even the most pessimistic in his audience is inspired by his ability to so honestly convey such a delicate, topic as faith/spirituality. It is his dedication to his belief and openness to others that compels one to respect his artistry and message. It's in that fleeting moment when our skepticism melts and our souls open up, that Matisyahu enters with his booming sound of faith.

There is a clip of an appearance of his on The Jimmy Kimmel Show Here.

Friday, April 08, 2005

Fetish Talk Radio

Aubrey's Playroom Although this site hasn't updated in a couple of years the archives are an amazing collection of interviews with people involved deeply in various and sundry sexual fetishes from the common to the extreme. Hours of interesting listening here.

Luciferian Talk Radio

Radio Aaron presents a regular talk show on Luciferian topics. Archives are available. Who are Luciferians you might ask? The site explains it this way:

Luciferianism is a movement of a select number of people toward eventual contact with Lucifer. Before they can face Lucifer, however, Donahue believes all participants must develop bi-cameral brain functions, follow a spiritual path and raise their personal frequencies above the claptrap hum of the masses of humanity. Lucifer is the name of the alien who manipulated our DNA to create humans.

South American Psychedelia

Here's An Os Mutantes Video for your perusal. Trippy... but in Spanish.

Found Film Video Festival

Home video on VHS is pretty old fashioned by now. This means that all kind of weird and strange VHS tapes will be popping up at garage sales and thrift stores. The Found Film Festival Preview is a taste of what's available out there from redneck birthday parties to weird training tapes to who knows what else.

German New-Wave Country

Yep, from 1984 it's Tex Haper

The Bottom Of The Public Access Barrel

Reva Unsicker was a music teacher and loved to present her students on a public access TV show. Unfortunately Reva wasn't a very good teacher or she picked some pretty wretched students. My Name Is John Daker presents highlights from the extravaganza. If you crave more information on this show there is a FAQ Here.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?

Here's a bit of fun. A Collection Of Online Clocks in various formats. Even a Vintage Looking Mickey Mouse Clock.

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Wake Up America!

Here are MP3s from Abbie Hoffman's long out of print 1969 LP Wake Up America!

A Stash Of Avant-Garde Film

Free Collection Of Avant-Garde Film from the likes of Kenneth Anger, Luis Bunuel, John Cage, Guy Debord, Marcel Duchamp, Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Robert Morris & Stan VanDerBeek, Isidore Isou, Man Ray, Robert Rauschenberg, 37 short Fluxus films, Hans Richter, Harry Smith and Jack Smith.
While you are digging around the UBUWEB site, don't miss all the other classic Avant-Garde artistry available there as well. The site is an extraordinary document of progressive art.

Whistling Mash-Up

DJ Riko has a great MP3 out called Whistler's Delight which features 22 whistled segments of well-known songs strung together into seven minutes of goodness. The full MP3 along with a list of the songs featured in the mash-up are available On His Download Page where you can also find more MP3s by this DJ.

Bringing It Hardcore - 70s Music Video Style

Today's hardest rap or death metal have NOTHING on the depravities presented in This '70s Music Video. The keyboardist/singer looks like Tim Curry dressed up in fringe to go to a demented Renaissance Festival. I think I remember seeing in old Sear's catalogs the toy teepees the "dancers" come out of. Anyway, this is the level of street credibility and just plain bad=assed-ness that all modern music videos just attain to but never achieve.