Watch Werner Herzog at BAM. Here is an excerpt from his book, Conquest of the Useless.

The cataclysm of the stellar universe will occur – like creation – in grandiose splendour. Now please go see my new movie, Penguins of Madagascar.”


Welcome foolish mortals, to the Haunted Mansion! This is the complete original ride thru from the Musical History of Disneyland.

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'Treat Me Like Fire (Snakehips Remix)’ by Lion Babe

Today in What The Fuck, French People Drinking Coffee Out of Frilly Bowls: What the fuck, French people drinking coffee out of frilly bowls???

Films: Mouchette (1967), Mes Petites Amoureuses (1974), Mouchette (1967), La Chinoise (1967).

'I've Been Over The Rainbow' by Mort Garson

I will automatically love anything Wozard of Iz related. (via Wonder Muddle)

Serial - Episode 01: The Alibi

I don’t know if you’re aware of This American Life’s new experimental offshoot, but it’s an incredible use of the podcast form. It’s called Serial and it’s an episodic show that explores one non-fictional story over the course of a season.

It kicked off four weeks ago with the story of Hae Min Lee, a high-school student who was found dead in Baltimore in 1999. The ensuing episodes play out like an investigative docudrama, not unlike The Staircase or The Thin Blue Line, with host Sarah Koenig assuming the mantle of amateur sleuth. She follows leads, cross-examines facts and interviews key witnesses and suspects over the course of the show. It’s thrilling radio, not least due to the fact that the mystery is unravelling almost in real time: Serial doesn’t have a planned arc or ending; Koenig constructs and edits her episodes one or two weeks before they’re released. "We’ll follow the plot and characters wherever they take us," Serial’s official synopsis states, "and we won’t know what happens at the end of the story until we get there, not long before you get there with us."

The Guardian has an interview with Koenig about the project here.

The Synthesis of Imagination: Rony Abovitz and Magic Leap at TEDxSarasota

Who shows up to a TEDx talk wearing a space suit, re-enacts 2001: A Space Odyssey with two costumed gorillas, and ends with a live punk band? Rony Abovitz, apparently. Google just gave this guy $500 million. His previous company, a medical robotics manufacturer, sold for $1.65 billion. He calls his new venture a “rocketship for the mind” that will change “what it means to be human.” He’s ridiculous. I love it.

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'Sad Emporia' by Freelove Fenner

This is our newest video, likely the last one from Do Not Affect a Breezy Manner.

Special thanks to Main Film, a co-op that has helped us out tonnes and is now in a bit of a cash crunch (consider joining or renting equipment from if you do film stuff in Montreal).

Criminally underrated band.


Jean Luc-Godard’s Goodbye To Language 3D

Jean Luc-Godard’s Goodbye To Language 3D

'Tell Me' by Danity Kane

Danity Kane releasing top-tier r’n’b in 2014 is a fact you’re just going to have to deal with. It’s best not to question the hows or whys. In describing their resurgence, turbulent would be an understatement; they seem to have broken up at least twice in the past few months, most recently under allegations of physical assault—and their new album hasn’t even dropped yet. Still, “Tell Me” opens with the line “I don’t pay attention to my rear-view,” and neither should we. Whatever mysterious alchemy keeping them afloat right now is working. DK3 is scheduled to be released on October 27th, given that they don’t completely implode by then.


vel·vet /ˈvɛlvɪt/ [noun]: a) A densely woven fabric characterised by its thick feel or texture. b) The winnings of a gambler. c) A profit or gain beyond what is expected or due. d) A jazzy, psycho-mellow sprawl, darting through the Autumn night.

Geneva Jacuzzi’s MOCA LOTION at MOCA Geffen

Audio malfunctions? Temper tantrums? Set destruction? Must be 41 minutes of Geneva Jacuzzi shenanigans. (Performance starts at around 10:15)

'Ex Cathedra' by Botnit

Given the median age of today’s web user, less and less of us will have been acquainted first-hand with the neon haze that was The Eighties. Computer technology was experiencing its first populist renaissance. Hollywood was fixated on the oncoming threat of home video. Music production moved from the recording studio into the bedroom. Thatcher and Reagan were driving bigger economic divides between big business and the working class. At the same time, dystopia became an ever popular stage for science-fiction, which in turn gave rise to the archetype of the underground hacker. Technology driven fantasies of social upheaval proliferated. The masses were slowly taking hold of a digital future and it was empowering.

"Let us not forget what the ’80s were," a voice booms midway through Botnit’s "Ex Cathedra", a hilariously self-aware history lesson-cum-retrowave manifesto: "Let us not forget to keep the spirit alive / To keep the ’80s alive / To keep us alive.” It’s deeply nostalgic and deeply goofy, a Frankenstein anachronism lurching through VHS fog, but it’s also a sincere tribute to a decade of unique technological discovery. Botnit’s album To The Max is out on Future City Records.

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