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Show Discussion / Re: A new Best Show Playlist thread
« Last post by BadGuyZero on August 21, 2019, 12:39:57 AM »
August 20, 2019 playlist...

Mike Krol - "Left For Dead" [from Power Chords (Merge Records; 2019)]
LP/CD/DIGITAL: https://www.mergerecords.com/power-chords



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Ex Hex - "Good Times" [from It's Real (Merge Records; 2019)]
LP/CD/DIGITAL: https://www.mergerecords.com/its-real

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Mike And His Ilk. / Re: Mike on Broadway
« Last post by Krokodil_Gena on August 20, 2019, 08:40:01 PM »
I thought that Mike on Broadway was among the best narrative poetry that I've heard in a long time. As a recovering English major, I thought I'd heard some decent metaphors in there about being born in dirt, digging holes, burying the dead, while we wait for a nice warm hole of our very own. I thought the ending, too, was just right - not to preachy, sappy, or heavy handed.

My town was like that, too, though the dirt was covered with tract housing and grass when I was born. I am beginning to think that many of these Love-it-or-leave-it Levittowns are more like army barracks or army housing. So many of my friends enlisted and ended up serving many tours in Iraq 1, 2, Kosovo, Afghanistan. These events are not without consequence, and one childhood friend whom I've known since kindergarten is particularly broken. Heh, once in first grade, the girl sitting next to me barfed all over her desk, and my friend stood up and shrieked, "SHE PUKED!"

I'd never herd the word before then, but I've not forgotten that.

Anyway, cheer's Mr. Lisk. You have the gift.

It is a dark look into the New Jersey suburbs, turning pain and senselessness into art. It deserves to be played on actual radio.
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Links / Re: youtube - Getting Straight (1970)
« Last post by Dammit on August 19, 2019, 03:47:55 PM »
Getting Straight (1970)
https://youtu.be/PQ07uCVFmxo

Acting as stiff as a red wood...https://youtu.be/md4up1iCVWw


Harrison Ford perfecting the same role he's played forever: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fkTw3T18Wo


And Elliot Gould...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueTzS1xNvV4


Worth a watch as a period POS.
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Links / Re: youtube - Hurlcuelees in NY (1969)
« Last post by Dammit on August 19, 2019, 03:40:03 PM »
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Trading Post! / Call out for drawings- all artists - paid
« Last post by dictater2 on August 18, 2019, 10:03:32 AM »
To all inkers, sketchers, doodlers and daubers. I'm looking for 20 drawings to punctuate a novella I wrote which I plan to hand bind in a kick-starter campaign. The plan is if the campaign funds all those who contribute drawings will get paid $100. Check the link for a full explanation and all other information, time is getting short to get this done so lets move on it.

 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IXo3s8mtfa-btd4VAe5zJapSkkTeZmhEPqMjYPuMX-w/edit?usp=sharing
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Show Discussion / Call out for drawings- all artists - paid
« Last post by dictater2 on August 18, 2019, 10:01:56 AM »
To all inkers, sketchers, doodlers and daubers. I'm looking for 20 drawings to punctuate a novella I wrote which I plan to hand bind in a kick-starter campaign. The plan is if the campaign funds all those who contribute drawings will get paid $100. Check the link for a full explanation and all other information, time is getting short to get this done so lets move on it.

 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IXo3s8mtfa-btd4VAe5zJapSkkTeZmhEPqMjYPuMX-w/edit?usp=sharing
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Long time listener, never have caller. I think I started listening to Tom before the Best Show was called the Best Show? When it was much more music but occaisionally some weirdo would call in to have long arguments over music minutia and some alternative Fonzy would call in to talk about chain fights. It's been the almost weekly exposure to these kinds of character bending explorations that planted the seed ' what if Danny Devito was the one inspired to wright Rocky" in My brain. It stayed there ticking away like a dirty bomb until I charted the damn thing out, the link is to an abstract of this charting. In one strain of the multi-verse is the Devito Divergence.

 https://docs.google.com/document/d/1aephQkJ8D8FCO9ecoa4vg7CyNAJNE5d5gTwFoTmEdGg/edit?usp=sharing

Sela
John McMahon
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Links / Re: youtube - Dr. Sphincter and the Hunger
« Last post by fonpr on August 17, 2019, 08:26:21 PM »
Dr. Sphincter - Cleaning House
https://youtu.be/yLdDF5m817c?t=476

Before there was Let's Bowl, there was Dr. Sphincter (Rich Kronfeld), a fixture on Public Access tv when I was in college. It was around the same time that I'd discovered Mystery Science Theater 3000, where I had to use one of those loop UHF antennas to see it on a black and white tv in my room. Ah, those were the days...nothing at your fingertips and you really had to dig to find weird stuff. You kids have it so easy these days - and go play on someone else's driveway.

Anyhoo, here are some videos I found from long ago.

Nothing about any of these videos are is politically correct and all of them could be triggering and upsetting to certain groups. You've been notified.

Dope, Guns, and Fucking
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLdDF5m817c&has_verified=1

Free Your Mind
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYGnoppN4U4

SPAM Festival
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3cF9SxddUk

Fluorescent Lights
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LRghDW0DsA

Lathe Operator
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIum0vIAmBw

Seating Department
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=232u1JsjKQU

Bonus Slime Clowns
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOPB5zJaRYI

Yer Welcome?

Fluorescent Lights 666 views when I got there 667 now I suspect.
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Links / Re: youtube - Dr. Sphincter and the Hunger
« Last post by Dammit on August 16, 2019, 03:18:02 PM »
Dr. Sphincter - Cleaning House
https://youtu.be/yLdDF5m817c?t=476

Before there was Let's Bowl, there was Dr. Sphincter (Rich Kronfeld), a fixture on Public Access tv when I was in college. It was around the same time that I'd discovered Mystery Science Theater 3000, where I had to use one of those loop UHF antennas to see it on a black and white tv in my room. Ah, those were the days...nothing at your fingertips and you really had to dig to find weird stuff. You kids have it so easy these days - and go play on someone else's driveway.

Anyhoo, here are some videos I found from long ago.

Nothing about any of these videos are is politically correct and all of them could be triggering and upsetting to certain groups. You've been notified.

Dope, Guns, and Fucking
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLdDF5m817c&has_verified=1

Free Your Mind
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYGnoppN4U4

SPAM Festival
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3cF9SxddUk

Fluorescent Lights
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LRghDW0DsA

Lathe Operator
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kIum0vIAmBw

Seating Department
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=232u1JsjKQU

Bonus Slime Clowns
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOPB5zJaRYI

Yer Welcome?






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Mike And His Ilk. / Mike on Broadway
« Last post by Dammit on August 16, 2019, 03:04:37 PM »
I thought that Mike on Broadway was among the best narrative poetry that I've heard in a long time. As a recovering English major, I thought I'd heard some decent metaphors in there about being born in dirt, digging holes, burying the dead, while we wait for a nice warm hole of our very own. I thought the ending, too, was just right - not to preachy, sappy, or heavy handed.

My town was like that, too, though the dirt was covered with tract housing and grass when I was born. I am beginning to think that many of these Love-it-or-leave-it Levittowns are more like army barracks or army housing. So many of my friends enlisted and ended up serving many tours in Iraq 1, 2, Kosovo, Afghanistan. These events are not without consequence, and one childhood friend whom I've known since kindergarten is particularly broken. Heh, once in first grade, the girl sitting next to me barfed all over her desk, and my friend stood up and shrieked, "SHE PUKED!"

I'd never herd the word before then, but I've not forgotten that.

Anyway, cheer's Mr. Lisk. You have the gift.
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