Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Pussy Riot’s Performance At One Of The World’s Most Hallowed Orthodox Churches

Pussy Riot’s Performance At One Of The World’s Most Hallowed Orthodox Churches:

Pussy Riot is a bright young Moscow musical act known for its anti-Putin message and raucous behavior. Their latest shenanigans were a blasphemous performance at Russia’s main cathedral. Russia Today explains:


Russian Cossacks are to stand guard over Moscow’s Orthodox churches after a feminist punk band broke into a Cathedral and sang blasphemous songs at the altar. Earlier this month, four members of the all-girl band Pussy Riot rushed the church dressed in mini-dresses and wearing masks. Without losing time, they sang a song entitled Holy Shit before being escorted out by security.




Sunday, February 26, 2012

Repo Man director urges fans to "pirate a bunch of my stuff right away"

Repo Man director urges fans to "pirate a bunch of my stuff right away":


Alex Cox, director of the classic Repo Man, talks with The Quietus's Craig Terlino about his frustrations with the entertainment industry, the alleged longstanding studio grudge that's prevented a US Repo Man Blu-Ray reissue, and his desire that his fans should "pirate my work."




It's so corrupt. Now they want to have longer copyright periods because they say the young artists are relying on this money. The young artists never see any money because they sign away that money to big media corporations, like Universal and Viacom. We, the artists, lose all of our rights to these massive corporations, who then come down heavy on these kids for downloading films and music that we never see a penny from. It's complete bullshit. I want to encourage your audience to go and pirate a bunch of my stuff right away.




Repo Man Rides Again: Alex Cox Interviewed







Saturday, February 11, 2012

Casting call for the video of Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit

Casting call for the video of Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit:





Here's the casting-call poster for Samuel Bayer's video for Nirvana's iconic 1991 anthem, Smells Like Teen Spirit. It asks (unpaid?) extras to be prepared to "adopt a high-school personna (sic), i.e. preppy, punk, nerd, jock..."


Here's a link to the finished product, though it's not working for me at the moment.


Nirvana Video Casting

(via How to Be a Retronaut)