Archive for the videos Category

Recontextualizing “Joy”

Posted in enviornment, nature, technology, The 80s, videos with tags , , on June 12, 2010 by Thomas

One man talks about what he knows best. And like the last seconds of a good basketball game, makes those crucial points.



Posted in 2010, A Put It Up Summer, california, death, drunk post, los angeles, music, the past, videos on June 8, 2010 by Thomas

This song echoed in the school buses of my childhood before we were driving around in our parents cars.

This video reflected on the wood walls of unattended houses under large dark trees.

I remember glaring football stadium lights as we pull onto a road that doesn’t know whether it’s in the country or the city. The smell of dirt, turf and sweat. Boys jeering and trying to one-up each other with the next most depraved band. Tool. Crystals in windows, toys from Elementary school stuffed away in the closet.

Some things to note about this nostalgic curiosity: The lead singer is Mr. Peppermint’s son. Mr. Peppermint was a local PBS favorite a la Mister Rogers (of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood). There is another revealing video of Gibby Haynes that Mr. Greg Fronczak urgently shared with me while abiding at the Lemon Flats.

I realized this song has been floating around in my head lately while I entered into a hypnogogic state on my couch. There was a westward breeze blowing through large tree outside the open bay window.

On another note, the following song has also recently entered into my swampy clustered mind:

The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – In The Country

LOTW – Future Islands

Posted in 2010, LOTW, lush, music, videos with tags , , , on April 27, 2010 by Thomas

I’ve got Baltimore on the mind.

As far as simple no-budget videos are concern, this one has a great mood.

Not to mention some visual similarities to what I’m aiming for with TUM-E-LOO.


Posted in activism, Iraq, post-modernism, videos, web chatter on April 7, 2010 by John

In light of the incident this week, I thought I’d go back to an article I read a couple months ago, “The Pleasure of Flinching.”

I passed on posting it because it was serious, dense and I didn’t agree with it 100%, the opposite of most of the junk I put on here. There’s no doubt it brings up some interesting issues, though.

[Iraqi Short Films] instead appropriates and consolidates images that have found a second life on the Internet as short and seemingly unfiltered acts of violence. Such footage—YouTube slideshows, passionate pro- and anti-war pleas, insurgent recruitment videos, crudely satirical musical mash-ups, amateur documentaries by soldiers themselves—has become an increasingly popular sub-genre in the viral video phenomenon, ranking somewhere behind pornography, the drunken exploits of celebrities, police videos, and shark attacks in online popularity. Images both mundane (soldiers goofing off) and obscene (dead children) have found a second life within a digital landscape that has spawned no shortage of academic theorization, much of which is devoted to the idea that digital media has rendered the world unknowable. Digital atrocity footage, it seems, has created a new blindness toward the war through which aesthetic shock has replaced critical understanding.


Posted in 2009, America, art, beer, california, celebrities, children, commercials, film, flowers, Hand Sown Films, los angeles, occult, the future, videos on June 4, 2009 by Thomas


For those of you who weren’t fortunate enough to be in the Southern California area this past Spring, here is a chance to take a peek at the latest masterpiece from one of the fastest growing voices in film. Emett Casey’s Peter & the Mischievous Hanky blew audiences away during it’s premiere screening at the Marion Knott Studios so much that it was cordially asked to re-screen the very next month!

Take a gander for yourself – and if that doesn’t satisfy your gutteral and filmic urges then feel free to explore our newly expanded website. Stay tuned for more info on a very special screening of Alicia Peterson’s much delayed but all-the-more anticipated Golden Afternoons!

What theater should I expect to see this melodramatic spectacle, you ask? Oh no, put on your boots and pack up your picnic supplies because we’re heading out to the beautiful Tujunga Canyon. Come for the micr0-commercial & home brewed beer in a hand-built kegerator by Mr. Clark Baker and stay for the amazing spectacle of New American Cinema.

How To Put On A Condom (Love & Dating: Starting Your Sex Life)

Posted in bananas, casual sex, safety, serious sex, videos with tags on March 15, 2009 by kevin

I found this while doing the Chach today and found myself watching all 3 minutes of it. Good stuff. I especially like the growling advice. Don’t worry, this video has both “taste” and “decency.”

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Flatulence, Faculty, and Foust

Posted in books, celebrities, jokes, language, poetry, poop, simpsons, videos with tags , , , , , , on March 12, 2009 by saramurray

I was scrolling through authors at the Pennsound site after my classes today and came across the name of Lara Odell–you know, Logan Esdale’s wife? It was wedged just between Alice Notley and Charles Olson.

The site has actually inducted two of her video projects into its galleries, with one featuring none other than our dear friend Logan. The ever-pensive pedagogue here joins poet-rock star Graham Foust to discuss their latest publication: A 360 page book examining the consequences of the whoopie cushion in a post-modern age. It is a profound examination of flatulence during a time when “so much that happens, doesn’t really happen.”

This stuff is like, real life hilarious (segments with Charles Bernstein never hurt). But also incredible.

“Unmaking Whoopee, or the Text is Thus a Gas” -2006

PS: I had no IDEA there was this much hubbub in the put it up! Clearly Greg’s photo wins though. Free iPod Touch for you.