I have done many things in my life that have helped to shape who I am and how I view my time on this planet. The most rewarding thing I’ve done is be a father to two awesome girls, one being two years old and the other 20 years old. Knowing that my oldest identifies herself as a feminist and is down to fight for the rights of all humanity makes me proud. It’s freaks me out how many men are born from women, but harbor endless amounts of anger towards them. Just like many ideologies in the world, there are are different forms of feminism, some more radical than others. Vice just put out a moving documentary about the FEMEN movement in France, and their struggle against the French Nationalist racist assholes. The fight is on, so stand up for the rights of the OPPRESSED…I refuse to raise my daughters to be weak and ashamed of themselves! Where do you stand?
Is the unjust war in Afghanistan really about to end, and if so, what is going to be the cost to the Afghani people? The new Vice Documentary “This Is What Winning Looks Like” takes a hard look at the ills of Afghanistan – from drug abuse, sexual misconduct to corruption…Have a look at this film and you be the judge!
I just spent 14 minutes watching another inspiring episode of The Art Of Punk, this one about the story behind the Dead Kennedy‘s logo & the art of Winston Smith. One of my best New Year’s Eves ever happened in 1984 – it was a Dead Kennedy’s gig and they opened with “Welcome to 1984,” and I will never forget that night! CVLT Nation salutes our homie Bryan Ray Turcotte of Fucked Up + Photocopied fame (one of the greatest books about punk flyers ever made!) and Bo Bushell on their killer series about Punk Art brought to the world by MocaTv…Now check out this on point documentary!
Aleister Crowley – The Other Loch Ness Monster is a 2000 BBC Scotland documentary examining Aleister Crowley’s Loch Ness home, Boleskine House, later bought by Jimmy Page, although he never lived in it. Boleskine House was the setting for many of Crowley’s rituals of magick, including the abramelin ritual, through which he eventually contacted his guardian angel, Lucifer. Crowley describes bringing an oppressive darkness into his Boleskine House when preparing this ritual, however he did not complete it in the house, but years later in Egypt. It’s believed that because he broke this ritual, the dark forces summoned remained in the house, and brought supernatural activity to the house and the area. Some people even speculate that the Loch Ness Monster could be connected to Crowley in some way, a supernatural creature trolling its deep waters. This is a short but fascinating look at one aspect of Crowley’s life and works…enjoy!
Now this is freaking intense – we are showing the G.I.S.M documentary called Subj & Egos, Chopped if you are fan of the band, it’s a must see!!!
The Future of Weed: High Country, the new documentary from Vice is really nice to inhale and watch. This THC-saturated film takes an interesting look at the advances in weed growing technology that the city of Denver and surrounding areas are making on the Hi-Tech Herbal tip. Even if you do not puff the devil’s weed, this is a must see…Excuse me while I load my bong again and press play – I’m not zoning out, I’m tuning in!
Stop whatever you are doing and let these 12 minutes and 17 seconds inspire you. You are about to watch The Art Of Punk: CRASS featuring the works of Dave King and Gee Vaucher. CVLT Nation salutes our homie Bryan Ray Turcotte of Fucked Up + Photocopied fame (one of the greatest books about punk flyers ever made!) and Bo Bushell on their killer series about Punk Art brought to the world by MocaTv….My life would not be what it is today if it was not for CRASS. They are more than a band to me, they are a part of my life story…Enjoy this on-point look at their ART!
What was the sign of a good hardcore logo during the 80′s? If kids could write it out themselves on their notebooks, tees, shoes etc…then you knew you had a winner. One of the most iconic logos ever has to be the Black Flag bars. Our homie Bryan Ray Turcotte of Fucked Up + Photocopied fame (one of the greatest books about punk flyers ever made!) and Bo Bushell have teamed up with MocaTV for a new series about Punk Art. The first installment is about the Black Flag bars – check it out!
Sarah R. Brady is a very talented human and her new documentary about NIK TURNER from Hawkwind proves it even more. Even from the trailer of this film, you can see that the full movie is going to be special. Sarah plans to release NIK TURNER and the Power of Orgone in August as a interactive web based documentary, so stay tuned. In the meantime, make sure to tune in and check out the preview below!
KADAVAR‘s recent album Abra Kadavar released April 13th via Nuclear Blast has earned this German old school psychedelic rock band high praise, with comparisons to the likes of Pentagram and Black Sabbath. I know my Sabbath-loving daughter is losing it on my lap right now listening to “Doomsday Machine” (below) and its making it pretty hard to write this post! KADAVAR have a healthy appreciation for the vintage aesthetics and sounds of the classic era of metal, but apparently they are experienced in the problems with vintage transportation. Check out this video of KADAVAR talking vintage cars below!