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PON PON PON

July 25th, 2011 by frankie23

I’m just baffled. Part of me wants to know what the hell she’s singing about, part of me thinks it would ruin things. This is amazing though; the CG monsters, the set, the faceless fat dancers, and the creppy-cute lead singer who farts static out of her ass. If I met an alien, and wanted him to understand what Japan was, I’d show him this video.

And then we’d all be boned.

Morning music videos: “Ponponpon” [I ♥ Chaos]

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Mutants Are Born This Way

July 20th, 2011 by frankie23

Okay, it’s been ages since I posted. I drink, okay? Anyhow, here’s a very funny parody of Lady Gaga’s Born This Way about mutants and the X-Men. You kids like the comic books, right? No, never mind, the only people who read X-Men are over 30. Fuck. Whatever, Mystique is pretty damn hot for a blue chick, and there’s a cute bit where Jean goes all Dark Phoenix when she sees Scott making moves on Emma.

Fuck, X-Men is a soap opera for idiots. Whatever, enjoy the video.

Magneto: Still Born This Way (In Case You Were Wondering) [Topless Robot]

Once In A Lifetime (Kermitx3)

April 19th, 2011 by frankie23

On the drive home, I was reminded of this awesome bit from Muppets Tonight, Kermit The Frog covering the Talking Heads’ classic, “Once In A Lifetime”. Make sure you watch it all the way to the end for a lovely bit of Muppet surreality.

Once In A Lifetime [YouTube]

More Like Frakkin’ Hot…

February 18th, 2011 by frankie23

Frankly, I’m not really sure how I feel about this video; the music is a bit weak, and the geek references seem forced. On the other hand, it’s got Tinkerballa from The Guild in a Ghostbusters outfit, and that’s damn hot.

“Tonight I’m Frakking You” is your new scifi dance single [io9.com]

When Justin Met John

December 7th, 2010 by frankie23

When Justin Met John

Justin Bieber, meet John Waters. I’m certain you two will get along.

Here is John Waters Giving Justin Bieber a “Reach Around.” That is All. [The Stranger]

In The Key Of E(wok)

April 21st, 2010 by frankie23

Yub nub, eee chop yub nub

Toe meet toe pee chee keene

G’noop dock fling oh ah

Great. That’s going to be going thorugh my head alllll day. Fucking Ewoks.

Ruining Your Afternoon [The Stranger]

American Psycho Awesome

April 15th, 2010 by frankie23

Do you like Miles Fisher? His newest EP marks a new peak of professionalism. This is his take on David Byrne’s “This Must Be The Place”. A great, great song, and a personal favourite.

I have watched this video every single day since I found it. It’s a perfect, perfect rendering of music to motion, a consummate point of music video mastery. It’s pure glory. I cannot say enough good things about it.

Of course, it’s about a serial killer. I have my weaknesses.

Miles Fisher – This Must Be The Place [YouTube]

I-U-D, S-I-S, Stay In School, Cuz It’s The Best

April 8th, 2010 by frankie23

Little know fact: This is one of my favourite songs in the world. Now I will never be able to listen to it without thinking of Miss Piggy gyrating on Rolf’s piano. Fuck.

Miss Piggy Sings “Fuck The Pain Away” by Peaches [YouTube]

Star Wars via 1970s Japanese Marketing

February 3rd, 2010 by frankie23

Man, I know I say it a lot, but I just fucking love the Japanese. Especially back in the day when they didn’t give a flying fuck about American copyright. Ghetto Vader control panel, the bowing before the (interrupted) light saber battle, great jumpin’ wookiees? They’re a special people man. Damn special.

Star Wars + ’70s Japan + Sea Chicken – All Semblance of Sanity = This [Topless Robot via CNNgo]

Christopher Lee Is More Metal Than You

January 6th, 2010 by frankie23

Oh, hells bells, this is pretty damn awesome. Christopher Lee, the second-best Dracula of all time, is making a metal album, a tribute to Charlemagne. No, seriously, check this out

Christopher Lee, famed star of Hammer horror movies, Lord Of The Rings, and much, much more will be coming soon to some earphones near you. Videogum and The Guardian have the news that the 87-year-old actor plans to release a “symphonic metal” album about the life and career of Charlemagne, the first Holy Roman Emperor and a direct ancestor of Lee himself. “To my surprise and indeed great pleasure, I have suddenly found that there is another string to my bow,” Lee announced.

This is, quite simply, one of the most wonderful things I’ve ever heard, purely on concept. If it’s half as face-meltingly awesome as it should be, we’re all going to be in for a good time.

Christopher Lee Will Rock Your Face Off [Topless Robot, via Onion AV Club]

The Muppets: Bohemian Rhapsody

November 25th, 2009 by frankie23

*wibble*

The Muppets: Bohemian Rhapsody [YouTube]

“It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Fishmen”

February 24th, 2009 by frankie23

I hate it when people say they don’t like musicals. Mostly because, especially amongst those I hang out with, they immediately confess to loving The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Of course they do, who doesn’t? Eventually you can then pry out of them that they do in fact like other musicals, such as Little Shop Of Horrors, that one episode of Buffy, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. So, in the spirit of singing something instead of just saying it, I present to you Fishmen, a musical version of the H.P. Lovecraft classic, The Shadow Over Innsmouth, produced by the always amazing H. P. Lovecraft Historical Society. Honestly, I was a little doubtful that they could cram the entirety of the story into one minute and thirty-eight seconds, but by Jove they did, and it’s pretty damn slick. There’s some fine effects work, some disgusting Deep Ones, and a jaunty tune to take you along one man’s voyage of sickening self-discovery. Please, enjoy, and remember, you never quite know where you came from, until you go look!

Why Didn’t Gershwin Do This? [kali921, via warren_ellis]

OOP Soundtracks and other Musical Oddities

July 21st, 2007 by frankie23

Today for your listening pleasure, it’s my pleasure to present to you a collection of links to soundtrack blogs. These fine individuals collate the rare, obscure, and unreleased amongst cinematic sounds, and present them to the Web. Strike fast, and grab what you like; they usually have a short lifespan.

The Manchester Morgue is a great blog that’s updated every few days. Its primary focus seems to swing between teen comedy and obscure horror soundtracks, though the occasional post deals with old horror magazines or always-welcome episodes of MST3K.

Endless Mike doesn’t have a lot of stuff posted, but is well worth visiting for Esquivel’s soundtrack to Cabaret Trágico, apparently one of his last filmic works before moving to America for the big-time.

X-Y-Z Cosmonaut doesn’t specialize in music posts, but the ones he provides are top-notch. Soundtracks for Japanese kids show Battle Fever J and British comedian John Shuttleworth can be found on the first page, amongst posts about Doctor Who and indie comics. Definitely entertaining.

The Rare and OOP Soundtracks blog is precisely what is sounds like. Presenting a large selection of movie soundtracks, with a particular focus on the New Age style sound of bands such as Vangelis and Tangerine Dream, there’s a lot of stuff here which is amazingly obscure, or just plain unavailable anywhere else. Electronic artists will be sure to find this archive of interest, for inspiration, or moog-y 70s samples.

7 Black Notes, the self-described “Strange Side of Movie Music”, is no longer updating, but the links still work for now! Be sure to grab such rarities as the unreleased second score for Luc Besson’s The Big Blue, or the full soundtrack for Santa Claus: The Movie if you’re up for some Christmas in July.

Finally Soundtrack Sharity offers digital downloads of the promotional discs composers put out to advertise themselves or their work. Theres quite a few oddities here, from the soundtrack to Ernest Saves Christmas as composed by The X-Files’ Mark Snow, to an unreleased score for Air Force One composed by singer-songwriter Randy Newman.