Archive for Alt Music

We Won!! Now let’s keep Geeks in charge by doing it right.

Geeks rule the world, well not the ENTIRE world, just the fun bits. We have the reins of pop culture and if we keep doing it right with loads of vim and tons of vigor, we can slowly transform the world into a cool, loving, super-colorful, exciting place. We CAN have our jetpacks. Get to work team geek!

The Damned- a punk rock pop kulture history moment

The original punk rock lineup of the damne.  Dave vainian, biran james, captain sensible and rat scabies

The HUGELY influential punk rock group English band, The Damned, originally formed in London in 1976.  The got on it fast and set a record by becoming  the first punk rock band from the United Kingdom to release a single, NEW ROSE, and their full length album DAMNED DAMNED DAMNED shocked everyone by breaking into the UK music charts. The Damned are often (rightly) credited with the early days of GOTH, which pretty much REALLY started with lead singer Dave Vanian’s vampire look.  There is a HUGE amount of credit to be given to Andi Sex Gang for the Goth thing, but we’ll talk more about that later.

The incredible, exciting, and inspiring thing about The Damned is, they did their own thing. Fast rock with great guitar and a vampirish crooner at the helm. THAT is punk rock.

the damned, dave vanien, rat scabies, captain sensible, and brian james

More on The Damned to come.  This has been a punk rock pop kulture history moment, now piss off.

San Diego Comic Con T-Minus 2 Days and Counting

invite for comic con 2013 Comic con industry night for media and geek professionals brought to you by nerdular, danger factory and chris gore

 

Comic Con has re-invaded San Diego, out streets team with Hollywood special effect goons, pop-up shops are peeking out of their nooks, and the party atmosphere begins to coalesce.  This lil’ ol’ blogmediasite- Danger Factory, is getting ready too.  This is really our official launch and we are teaming up with Nerdular: a new online geek community for collectibles and networking, the clever, opinionated and gorgeous ComicBookGirl19, and the rambunctious and talented PodCrash/G4 host, Chris Gore, for our Industry Night for the Comic Con and Media Professionals.  Friday Night of the Con.

There will be about 500 to 700 of you coming through our office loft on 5th Avenue in the Gaslamp Quarter and we hope to say hi to you all.  We’ll also be hosting the Free Gaslamp Quarter WiFi during the Con.  We hope to announce some booze sponsors later today, so hang tight.

Come by our booth AT comic Con (#1617) and see our geek friendly, bad ass, punk rock, social monkeywrenching streetwear and meet our superstar co-host.

 

Yolandi Visser & the indie film madness of Cookie Thumper

Yolandi visser geek chic angel of death

Pre-Apocalyptic music impresarios Die Antwoord have unleashed another short musical (music video just doesn’t do it justice).  Again we see the uber-hot Yolandi Visser push the envelope. In fact she pushes it way off the table, into the next room, out the door and into the street.  This is going to offend many sensitive pansies.  Don’t be one of them.  Enjoy the shock. It is the work of beautiful monsters.


LOVE Yolandi Visser! She has so many looks (most of them sinister) and the art direction Ninja brings to the table is magnificent in its horrific beauty.
petty little yolandi visser

Then there is the SUPER sinister look. Still kinda hot though.
yolandi visser as demon

Finally! A Proper Super Villain Heavy Metal Band!

They are going to try to take over the world.  Just like the other Pope hat wearing guy (you know, the Pope).  But it might turn out to be cool.  I say let them. Here is GHOST B.C. with Secular Haze from their 2013 release ‘Infestissumam’.

Nick Cave is the 21st Century Sinatra

What can you say about this multi-talented, word whipping, singer, songwriter, actor, soundcrafting, sideshow barking, traveling-motherfuckin’-demon-filled-preacher man that hasn’t been said before?

You either get it or you don’t, but if you do… do whatever it takes to see him live.
WHATEVER it takes.  You gotta see him at least once.

nick cave at the balboa theatre

 

Amanda Palmer, TED talk on the wtf world of publishing.

Let’s get learned.

I love Amanda Palmer, I love the TED talks, I love publishing… ooh it’s the perfect storm.  If there was a strawberry pop-tart with butter on it it, this would have been the the moment of ultimate snacking.

Steam Powered Giraffe- Pageantry, Vaudeville, and wha’..? REALLY Good Songs!

Steampunk band- Steam Powered Giraffe

Because Steampunk is cool, cowboys are cool, and robots are megacool. https://www.facebook.com/events/205303929600577/

Tim Curry’s OTHER hit song.

Tin Curry as Dr Frank N Furter from Rocky Horror Picture Show
So everybody knows (or should know) Tim Curry from his perfect role as Dr. Frank N. Furter in the  1975 musical comedy horror film, Rocky Horror Picture Show.  Watch it once and you’ll be singing along by the second viewing.  You will be particularly”rocked” by his phenomenal fang-bangin’ intro, Sweet Transvestite” that left the world with shivering knees and new disturbing questions about there true inner selves.  It’s a bad ass song.

So, hot on the tail of that, he kicked out another hit.  Here it is, and oh, sorry about the saxophones, they used to do that.


Go ahead kids…. sing along!

Edith Sitwell giving readings
14 Moscow Road
Osbert’s giving champagne parties
Sachie’s got a cold
Gertrude’s hanging pictures
Alice making tea
Me, I do the only thing that still
Makes sense to me
I do the Rock
I do the Rock Rock

John and Yoko farming beef
Raising protein quota
Sometimes they make love and art
Inside their Dakota
Rodney’s feeling sexy
Mick is really frightfully bold
Me, I do the only thing
That stops me growing old
I do the Rock
I do the Rock Rock
I do the Rock Rock Rock

Well, it’s stimulating

Solzhenitzin feels exposed
Build a barbed-wired prison
Nietzsche’s six feet under
But his babies still got rhythm
Einstein’s celebrating ten decades
But I’m afraid philosophy
Is just too much responsibility for me
I do the Rock
I do the Rock

Baby Ruth and Dizzy Dean
Best and Colin Cowdrey
Little Mo, Virginia Wade
Pistol Pete and O.J.
I’ve always like Di Maggio
And Rockne’s pretty knute you know
I could never whack a ball
With such velocity
I do the Rock
I do the Rock
I do the Rock

When I can get it
It’s stimulating – I’m a keen student

Liz and Dick and Britt and Liza
Jaclyn, Kate and Farah
Meg and Roddy, John Travolta
Governor Brown and Linda
Interview and People Magazine
Miss Rona and the Queen
It must be really frightful
To attract publicity
I do the Rock
Myself
I do the Rock

Carter, Begin and Sadat
Brezhnev, Teng and Castro
Everyday negotiate us closer to desastro
Idi Amin and the Shah
And Al Fatah is quite bizarre
I could never get the hang of ideology

I do the Rock
I do the Rock
I do the Ro…
I do the Ro…
I do the Ro…
I do the Ro…
Do the Ro…
Do the Ro…
I do, I do, I do, I do
Do the Rock

Sunshine, Sunshinin’ in
Sunshine, Sunshine
Well you can’t get enough of it man
Sunshine, Sunshine
Oh, we got the top down now
If you don’t have the top down, pull the top down
How often do you get a sunny day
Come to the rock, the rock will cure your ills, man
Stimulating, stimulating
Sunshine
Sunshine, Sunshine
Been a really hard winter, man
You deserve it, ya know.
Everybody do, everybody do, everybody
Sunshine, Sunshine
Songwriter(s): Michael Kamen, Tim Curry
 Copyright: K-man Corp., Irving Music Inc., Arriviste Ink Music

ahfuckit… now you kinda GOTTA watch the mind/gender bender I spoke of earlier.
You might as well come on up to the lab.

rocky horror hot chick