Monthly Archives April 2018

Bookshelf: Teenage Bottlerocket’s Miguel Chen Explains Yoga and Punk Rock in I WANNA BE WELL

Bassist Miguel Chen of Teenage Bottlerocket is now an author with the publication of his new book, I Wanna Be Well: How a Punk Found Peace and You Can Too, from Wisdom Publications. Part meditation and yoga instructional, part self-help book, part autobiography, Chen’s book was co-written with Rod Meade Sperry, the editor of A Beginner’s Guide to Meditation and deputy editor of Lion’s Roar magazine. Strangely, the nearest thing I can compare it to is Alice Cooper’s autobiography and golf manual, Alice Cooper, Golf Monster: A Rock ‘n’ Roller’s Life and 12 Steps to Becoming a Golf Addict. Much
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REVIEW: Expectations and Faces Get Blown Away in LOWLIFE

Monsters. Fiends. Thugs. Criminals. Terms designated for the dregs of society, those collectively deemed ne’er-do-wells, the refuse with nothing to offer a productive, functioning world; at least, in theory. In practice, they often cast a much wider net of applicability, and their use is rarely so cut and dry. We hear or read them casually tossed off all the time, in the news, on social media, in our day-to-day conversations, without much thought towards implication. Effective shorthand allowing for easy depersonalization and dismissal (it’s no coincidence they’re often loaded with racially-charged connotations), making it easy to refuse to see things
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CINEPUNX Episode 79: Director Ryan Prows (LOWLIFE) talks KING OF NEW YORK and BAD LIEUTENANT

http://media.blubrry.com/cinepunx/p/www.cinepunx.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Cinepunx_Episode_79.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWELCOME ONE AND ALL TO AN IMMEDIATE AND RIGHT NOW EPISODE OF CINEPUNX! On this amazing episode we talk to director Ryan Prows about his new film Lowlife as well as two classic New York films from Abel Ferrara, King of New York and Bad Lieutenant ! Ryan was in NYC for the WHAT THE FILM FEST where his movie screened (the awesome Adrianna Grober caught it there and will be reviewing it for this very site!) I managed to catch Lowlife at friend of the show, former guest
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Cinematic Synths: Giallo Disco Records’ Antoni Maiovvi

A great number of micro labels have popped up parallel to the soundtrack resurgence. While Death Waltz, One Way Static, and Giallo Disco do a lot of soundtrack reissues and releases, they’ve also been at work to present new artists working in the the ‘genre.’ Acts – like Videogram, Antoni Maiovvi, Metavari, and Espectrostatic – all inspired, in one way or another, by synth-laden horror and thriller scores. These labels and artists are the next step for those who’ve gotten into soundtracks, but want something that works more as a musical experience, rather than one tied directly to a film.
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The Pasolini Project: A Journey Into Pasolini, PART 2: MAMMA ROMA

This is The Pasolini Project, a monthly discussion series from Adrianna Gober and Doug Tilley delving into a vast body of work that, until relatively recently, had not been widely available on home video: the films of director, poet, journalist, and philosopher, Pier Paolo Pasolini. We’ll be exploring Pasolini’s filmography in chronological order, taking occasional detours through his staggeringly extensive artistic efforts outside of film, as well as the work of his collaborators and other related media. For Part Two of our deep dive into all things Pasolini, we’re packing our bags and heading to Rome for a look at
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Comet’s Over-the-Air Sci-Fi Goodness, Or: How I Cut the Cord and Learned to Love Watching TV Again

At the beginning of this year, my wife and I took a look a our viewing habits and decided the $50+ we were paying a month to the cable company could be better distributed elsewhere in our budget. So, we dropped cable, and went out to buy a digital converter box and HD antenna. We lost a few local channels, due to the fact that we’re in a dip near a river, but discovered some amazing new over-the-air channels about which we’d not previously been aware. I’ve become rather obsessed with Comet, which is an over-the-air network devoted to science
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