mr picklesMy new favorite cartoon, Mr. Pickles, on Adult Swim at 11 on Sundays. I have about a hundred favorite cartoons, being an animation maniac, but this is the best in that particular niche involving demonic serial killer dogs. The second season is playing now but you can download the first season HERE. “The show is rated TV-MA for graphic, bloody violence (V), strong sexual content, including nudity, depiction of deviant sexual acts, and sexual violence (S), and offensive language (L). In the small, old-fashioned world of Old Town, which is slowly being taken over by the modern world, the Goodman family and their innocent 6-year-old son Tommy obtain a border collie named Mr. Pickles. The two spend their days romping around Old Town on classic adventures — while unbeknownst to Tommy and the family (except for Tommy’s grandfather), Mr. Pickles’ secret evil streak drives him to slip away to kill, mutilate and hump his victims.” An instant Mustard Relic…

Disidentes - Ensayos y ConciertosEn el HeldenBeen sitting on this part of the post for two years now, don’t exactly know why I chose this moment to make it current, except that I’m seemingly random like that. My buddy Freddy turned me onto these guys, being our resident expert on the Peruvian music scene, among other things.  He knew I was just getting my feet wet in the history of Industrial music and sure enough Peru had it’s own thriving scene during that early history.  Disidentes is extremely old school, real basic stuff here, obviously early 80s.  If you’re looking for something high tech, then this is not it, instead you get simple synth, drum machine and live percussion. I got the music and scans from the inactive (for quite some time now) Obscura Escencia, so thanx to that person are in order. In case it does disappear completely here is the text…
“Los primeros indicios de la música industrial en Perú deviene de la experimentación de los músicos en la búsqueda de una forma diferente de percibir el sonido. El ruido renace así no como una interferencia sino como la música misma, principio de la inarmonia circundante en las melodías duras y acidas que se creaban espontáneamente, proyección de las difíciles épocas de los 80. El primer proyecto que introdujo y dio su manifestación mas amplia fue Disidentes (que luego daría paso a T de Cobre) y que en sus trabajos muestra influencia de grupos como Einzturzende Neubaten, Skinny Puppy, Ministry, Kraftwerck, etc. Trabajando en base a pedales, teclados, cilindros, instrumentos metálicos que golpeaban al ritmo efervescente de la industrialización primeriza en Lima. El proyecto fue integrado por Martin Ponce, Raúl Mondragón, Rodrigo Vivar y Hoover (baterista de Salón Dada), con la cual se presentan hasta mediados de 1988, año en que se disuelve el proyecto para dar paso a T de Cobre.”

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Cyrnai – Charred Blossoms 12″

Been feeling really good about my dog Grizzly. I have always loved his spoiled ass, but we seem to be more in tune. About the only time he doesn’t listen is when he’s chasing cats or my mini-donkey Jet Li. Except for being very jealous when I give another animal attention, he knows what I’m thinking and I know what he’s thinking. It’s cliche to wish that I was that way with people. But really, fuck most people. I spend 8 hours a day kissing ass at work, not by choice, it’s a job requirement, and that along with Facebook, really leaves me sour on the human race. So it is with the dogs that I find comfort…

C-CB1Picking up where we left off, the last time we visited the Mind Matter Records label. This one was my most recent score.  Even though I knew about the label very early on, it wasn’t until several years after the development of an internet, that I discovered it. Carolyn Fok, is Cyrnai, Discogs has this to say, “Cyrnai is Los Angeles-born painter, writer and electronic musician Carolyn Fok. She self-produced a number of cassettes and eventually released Charred Blossoms (1985). It took a decade to release the follow-up, the ambitious multimedia project Transfiguation (1996), and then The Listener (2000), which is less ambitious but perhaps more accomplished.” With Charred Blossoms, she spins a trippy, dreamy, industrial web, nothing like the straight up anarcho punk the label is known for…

Phobic In Ruins
Noct (Mourning Glare)
Incision Tree

If you were digging that, here’s several more Cyrnai releases…

Cyrnai – Parts Of The Insomnic Wheel
Cyrnai – To Subtle-Drive
Cyrnai-Dan Joseph – Hypno-Seizure

…on this here release, she plays bass…

Trial – Moments Of Collapse

The only release of hers that I know of, not represented here is the Transfiguration CD, her last release in 96 can be found at iTunes!

Happenstance Happenings…

Grizz in my truckMy dog…in my truck. That could be the first sentence in dozens of great stories…a great final sentence too.  He loves to go “bye-bye”.  Always wondered how folks trained their dogs to ride in the back, mine has to be on the seat next to me.  My driveway is about 250 yards down to road where the mailbox is.  Grizzly considers it a complete fun filled adventure just driving down there and back.  He’s like any other dog too, he fancies a bit of cat shit every now and then, and enjoys cleaning the groins of the other dogs after they take a piss.

This is where I’m at right now, reminds me of a blend of Garry Johnson Oi! poetry and the band D and V…Found this comment on Youtube from some guy named Dominic Goodchild, “As Nina Simone put it: “An artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times.” That is why I consider Sleaford Mods to be relevant. Who gives a fuck if it’s a bit stripped back? Just because it’s not gushing with hacky stadium rock guitar solos, egotistical vocal wanking and the rest of it means nothing. The fact is that they are raw and original, which is hard to come by amongst contemporaries. It’s fair enough that their sound might do nothing for certain people, but you can’t deny that they deliver something that is pure.”
Killer vid…Killer tune

Not sure what to call this tune, some kind of a brutal hardcore industrial rap hybrid. I haven’t listed to any of their other tunes, but it’s my understanding that this one is different from what they usually do, like 80s, so-called metal bands doing a ballad (but this ain’t no ballad)…
Death Grips – No Love

A little known fact about Mustard, I’ve been a Hendrix fan since my Mom played me her double live bootleg of his last show in LA, at the Forum. I was just a wee lad, since then collecting his records. This is supposedly some rare video of him…

Wiz Khalifa ft. Chevy Woods and Neako – Reefer Party

trumpDon’t care what side you stand on, with all these idiots running to rule this country, but that’s some funny shit. In case you don’t see it check those two guys on the bottom right. Always wanted to be “that” guy, behind someone getting interviewed on TV, stealing the scene…what do they call it now, photobombing? This one made me forget for a minute how pessimistic I am, not unhappy, necessarily, more like resigned. The everlasting funk of sorts, the mannequin you see out of the corner of your eye. Art is the only thing that matters and those two guys there, are artists.

On a different tip, yet somehow related in the sense that all the leaders and wannabe leaders of the world should sit down and collectively take a bong hit.  I admit I inhaled a time or two, that was quite a while ago, but I am a non-practicing, believer in what Mr. Wiz Khalifa is preaching…