Archive for the ‘video’ Category

Library Addition: Kirk Hammett’s Too Much Horror Business

Monday, August 17th, 2015

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett is one of the world’s premiere collectors of horror movie posters and memorabilia (toys, games, masks, etc.). After reading about the Hammett collection in Heritage Auction’s Intelligent Collector magazine, I’d been interested in the book documenting it, so I picked one up from the Cold Tonnage 40% off sale.

Hammett, Kirk. Too Much Horror Business. Abrams, 2012. First edition oversized hardback, a Fine- copy with wear at points, sans dust jacket, as issued. (Note: The wear on the front cover lettering is faux-wear, as you can tell from the same faux-wear on the title and half-title page.) Hammett has a truly amazing poster collection, possibly on par with that of Robert V. Borst (documented in Graven Images), whose range of collection included more science fiction and fantasy than Hammett. Bought for £12 marked down from £20.

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Here’s a video on the book and Hammett’s collection:

Shoegazer Sunday: School of Seven Bells’ “Windstorm”

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

For your Sunday dose of Shoegaze, here’s “Windstorm,” a nice song from earlier in School of Seven Bells’ career.

Tianjin, China Blows Up Real Good

Thursday, August 13th, 2015

In case you missed the video, a fuel depot in Tianjin, a port city in northern China at about the same latitude of Pyongyang, blew up Real Good yesterday:

“You look like Freddy Kruger face-f*cked a topographical map of Utah”

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

And now I pretty much have to see Deadpool

Deadpool: The movie that touches you in totally inappropriate ways…”

Shoegazer Sunday: The Kritzler’s “Scarlet Sometimes”

Sunday, August 2nd, 2015

A pleasant Shoegazey song set to someone’s video of their vacation in Japan. It’s actually pretty cool.

At some point The Kritzlers apparently became Cochlear Kill.

Shoegazer Sunday: Tennis System’s “Space Age Love Song”

Sunday, July 26th, 2015

For your Sunday dose of Shoegaze, here’s Tennis System covering A Flock of Seagulls’ “Space Age Love Song.”

In other news, A Flock of Seagulls had songs other than “I Ran”…

For All Mankind

Monday, July 20th, 2015

46 years ago today, mankind landed on the moon.

And “An Ending (Ascent)” (which you only get a little bit of above) is the greatest piece of music Brian Eno ever did

Shoegazer Sunday Soundpool’s “On High”

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Here’s New York-based Soundpool with “On High.”

Shoegazer Sunday: The Mary Onettes “Ruins”

Sunday, July 12th, 2015

For your Sunday dose of Shoegaze, here’s Sweden’s The Mary Onettes with “Ruins.”

300 Fireworks Rockets Fired off At Once

Saturday, July 4th, 2015

Saw this in late May and knew I’d be saving it for July 4th.

God bless Colin Furze…