Institutionalized

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She goes “what’s the matter with you?” I go “there’s nothing wrong, mom.” Shes all “don’t tell me that! You’re on drugs!” I go “no mom, I’m not on drugs. I’m ok, I’m just thinking, you know? Why don’t you get me a Pepsi?” She goes “No! You’re on drugs!” I go “mom, I’m ok. I’m just thinking.” She goes “No! You’re not thinking, you’re on drugs! Normal people don’t be acting that way!” I go “mom, just get me a Pepsi! Please, all I want is a Pepsi!” And she wouldn’t give it to me! All I wanted was a Pepsi, just one Pepsi, and she wouldn’t give it to me! Just a Pepsi!

Stick it to ’em Mike.

MALIBU

I took some screen grabs from Hole’s Malibu. I always loved the video, especially the flaming palm trees! I’ll see if I can work that motif in.

RANCID

I went to see Rancid play last night. Apart from the sheer awesomeness of the gig it made me feel like I’m being led in the right direction with my project. I’m really exited about a whole bunch of music/films/photographers that I’ve admired for a long time, but haven’t applied as inspirations to my work. This Album cover is almost exactly how I want the backgrounds of my next film to look.

Back to Rancid… Check out Tim’s beard. What a dude! They played the best songs, Time Bomb, Salvation, Olympia WA. etc. I don’t often sing along, but sometimes when you know all the words you just have to!

You Killed Me First

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1fVGQrKzNWk

I’ve been looking back at the Cinema of Transgression, an underground film movement that happened during the 1980’s in New York. It was characterised by filmmakers like Richard Kern (You Killed Me First) and Nick Zedd (Thrust In Me) and the actresses Lydia Lunch and Lung Leg (poster girl for the movement). These renegade films had graphic sex and death scenes, but also humour from the improvised acting that still give these films a jagged edge. Packed with transvestism, punk rock and every other form of rebellion, these guys didn’t hold back! The red raw cutting together of the films and their complete and utter disregard for the filmmaking rule books is something to aspire to!

That’s Nick Zedd in his own film. He plays both the female and male lead. Drag it up dude!

And if you haven’t had the pleasure of meeting Lydia Lunch before, this clip could be the best way to get to know her…

“maybe I shoulda been hung from a tree…shot in the face, maybe I should have drowned in my own puke?….. Wishful thinking.” L Lunch

Richard Kern also directed the awesome Death Valley 69 video (also starring Lung Leg) for Sonic Youth. Kim Gordon, you rule!!