Sick Like Me

Part of me is maybe a bit sad they’re no longer on my favorite label Century Media but just like when REM signed with Warner and Sonic Youth signed with Geffen, you can’t stop bands from wanting to be in front of larger audiences with larger production budgets and more money for their life’s work.

I love the new song, although this is a band that has changed a LOT since their first record. Hard to believe this is the same band.

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If I did Porn Parodies of every David Fincher movie…

David Fincher is my favorite living director. I’ve hung on every one of his movies since his first (Alien3) until the most recent Gone Girl. I’m still hoping that the success of Gone Girl will lead to a second Dragon Tattoo movie, but I’ll be happy to see him do anything.

IMG_4790But… I mean, I do make porn and what it porn without the odd parody? While I’ve never actually made a porn parody before, I’m not totally opposed to the idea. I even had hoped to work on a second Whorry Potter movie with Dominic Ford and even offered to do a walk-on.

So this brings me back to David Fincher. If was going to make a parody, I’d probably want to use my favorite director as inspiration so it would make sense that his movies would be where I’d start. (my favorite director ever was Kubrick but his one venture into porn, the abysmal Eyes Wide Shut, showed that you can’t make Kubrick sexy even if you’e Kubrick. My “runner up” director would be Terry Gilliam but not sure how one could turn any of those into porn movies, either. Aside from maybe 12 Monkeys, and even that would be a stretch.)

And then… the titles. A good porn parody is nothing without a good title. You have to know what movie it’s referencing and the title has to be funny and a dirty innuendo. So… if I did parodies of the 10 David Fincher movies… this is what I’d call them….

1. Fight Club – Fuck Club
2. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo – The Guy With The Drag Queen Tattoo
3. Gone Girl – Gone Gay
4. Alien3  – Gaylien3
5. The Game – The Gay
6. Se7en – Se7en Inch”s
7. Zodiac – Jake Gyllenhaal fucked in a basement by a tatted-up Pagan who owns a rep movie house, who cares what it’s called?
8. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button – The Curious Taste of Benjamin Bottom
9. Panic Room – Play Room
10. The Social Network – Grindr.

 

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Finally got my Matt Alber vinyl

Months ago when Matt Alber was raising funds to record and release his new record Wind Sand Stars, one of the options for funding was a vinyl copy of the album. It would come also with a bamboo USB Flash Drive (which I honestly didn’t really care about) but hearing the record on vinyl was what I really wanted.

Here’s his video for Handsome Man..

(BTW, I have offered to direct a video for Matt, even submitting a treatment for his cover of Everything But The Girl’s ‘Missing’ but so far no bites… I’ll keep trying, I’d love to do more music videos).

Well the album came out quite a while ago but the vinyl had numerous delays, one of which was faulty USB Flash Drives. So I cared about those even less than before.

Well, today when I got back from my Key West vacation, I had the record waiting for me. LOVE it… the live instruments and Matt’s voice sound wonderful coming out of my speakers and it’s the perfect record for post-vacation recovery morning.

And then I popped in that (admittedly cool) Flash Drive. OK so… it doesn’t just have the new record on it, it’s got the ENTIRE Matt Alber catalogue on it. All the albums, the Live EP, the unreleased B-sides, the dance remixes and alternate versions… PLUS it’s got all three of his fantastic videos, lyrics for all the albums, lots of photos AND a free PDF copy of his semi-nude Meat Magazine appearance. So I will begrudgingly admit that waiting for the Flash Drive was worth it.

The vinyl is still available at his Website.

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Bears In The Wild. (a mockunmentary)

I love this. Tony Cohen and Christopher Langan both deserve a back rub for this adorable and funny parody of those asinine Disney “documentary” shorts from the 50s. (btw, did you know that their footage of lemming “committing mass suicide” not only was staged but created a “fact” in pop culture. Lemmings don’t actually do that but people still think they do 60 years later)

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Dick: The Documentary

For “Dick: The Documentary“Brian Fender interviewed 63 men, between 22 and 82 who all stripped down to “reveal themselves physically and emotionally” through personal stories about their “relationship” to their dick.

Ok so… while I’m probably a lot more open about showing my dick than most people, I’m not entirely sure that just walking about naked is exactly an “emotional” experience.

Mind you, I say this from the side of the pool at a nude resort in Key West where everyone including the waiter is naked.