No Wonder The Beatles Broke Up

This is ridiculous, and I can’t believe those people applauded after having their eardrums assaulted. Everyone knows that the best Billy Joel covers were done by the Subteens…

 

Don’t Make A Grown Man Cry

This video always makes me think of my childhood best friend’s little brother, who did a flawless Mick Jagger based entirely on the first 30 seconds.

Moreover, I will go to my grave insisting Tattoo You is a great album.

Eggleston and Big Star

I was fashionably late to both the Big Star and the William Eggleston party, but at least I made it. Here’s some really cool images from way back when. As a music aficionado who has a penchant for all things single lens reflect, this is right up my alley. Click here for more Memphis goodness.

Apologies if y’all have seen these before, I’m still learning about the epic times in Memphis back in the day.

Does A.I. Mean Artificial Iceman?

This is creepy, but also fascinating. Makerbot and I were discussing the new Val Kilmer documentary recently, and how sad it is. In case you didn’t know, Val had cancer and can no longer speak. Well, no some fancy computer people have been able to re create his voice with AI, and it sounds just like him.

 

What Goes On In Your Mind

I’ve been binging on documentaries lately, and this looks like another good one. I got into the VU around the same time I was getting into R.E.M., so it was kind of like listening to the student and the teacher at the same time. I mean these guys, and Nico + Warhol, were pretty out there, but they put together some good records.

I never really was big on Lou Reed solo, in fact, my dumb ass didn’t even know he was in the VU until a few years later.

Charlie Could Not Be More Enthusiastic

Woo-hoo! I’m just in it for the youtube comments.

This new Wes Anderson film looks great.

With a little more practice these guys might have really made it.

I’m sure you’ve all watched this twenty times but it was new to me. Great video quality.

Very Metal, And Lots Of Other Stuff

This guy Mike Strick seems to be pretty talented at making cool figurines. He’s made the Young Ones, the monsters from Where the Wild Things Are, a Voight Kampff machine, and all kinds of other cool stuff that would look nice on your mantle.

Go check out his site and buy something for Bastard HQ.

R.I.P. Chawlie

You’ve all heard, but there has to be a shrine here.  There was nothing quite like the Stones firing on all cylinders.  The Faces tried, but couldn’t entirely replicate it.  Some of that mojo came from Charlie.  As much a musician as a drummer, I’d pick him over thousands who might be technically better.