Christmas Deviance **

“Why, when Christmas rolls around, are we still stuck cozying up with Bing Crosby under a blanket of snow?”

Jingle Bell Rocks! is a trippy, cinematic sleighride into the strange and sublime universe of alternative and underground Christmas music…

Vinyl diggers against the Christmas music mainstream!!!

Check out this web for screenings.

 

There’s No Sound In My Head

There’s No Sound in My Head
(20 minutes) USA

Composer Mark Applebaum’s cryptic, painfully fastidious, wildly elaborate, and unreasonably behemoth pictographic score “The Metaphysics of Notation” consists of seventy linear feet of highly detailed, hand-drawn glyphs, two hanging mobiles, and absolutely no written or verbal instructions. Installed for one year at the Cantor Arts Center Museum on the Stanford University campus it received forty-five weekly performances from interpreters from around the world. There’s No Sound in My Head investigates the project and Applebaum’s development as a composer. Through interviews with composers and musicologists, performance footage, and conversations with Applebaum as he draws in his studio, the film poses questions about the borders between music and visual art.

Peaches Does Herself

P.H.D

Critics have described the movie as “a ‘Pina’ for the queer and sexually liberated crowd” while Peaches herself likes to describe it as “The Jukebox Musical that got a Sex Change”!

An autobiographical electro-rock-opera with an air of Tron but loads of dicks and pussies. A species of “anti-jukebox musical”, in which the Canadian artist unleashes her vision of the world based on contagious beats and hermaphrodite dancers. Food for thought # and more…

In Memoriam: Margaret Thatcher

“So long, so long, you kept me waiting so long, so long, 
Read the epitaph, ring the bell, 
you’ve got a one-way ticket to hell.”

No need to add a word to Chumbawamba’s statement:

Let’s make it clear: This is a cause to celebrate, to party, to stamp the dirt down […] If we must show a little reverence and decorum at this time, then so be it. Our deepest sympathies go out to the families of all Margaret Thatcher’s victims.