Uncluded - "Hokey Fright"
As soon as something is described to me as "quirky" I'm out...I can't hang. I immediately picture the most ironic of hipsters praising their latest bootleg of Tuvan throat singing while wearing some obnoxious pastel t-shirt announcing to the world that they "run on puppy power...quirky indeed
This record will probably be described as quirky by the blogosphere but please friends, do NOT let that turn you off.
This is probably the most lyrically well-crafted album to grace my ears so far this year. Kimya Dawson's gentle, quasi-innocent words dance around the gruff verbal maypole that Aesop Rock has firmly planted into a musical landscape that could easily be straight from the pages of the brothers Grimm.
Humor twirls with sadness, introspection bows to sharp observation, minutea has meaning...this record is deeper than it appears yet it can easily be put on as background music to make heads bob.
TLDR? - Magic words from Kimya Dawson and Aesop Rock.
Another day closer to All Hallows Eve and another horror movie suggestion to sink your fork into.
#8 - Microwave Massacre
The very first DVD I had delivered to my house after I signed up for Netflix was this corny-as-all-hell movie from 1983. The draw of this film (outside the gratuitous boobie shots, and extra bad gore) would be the fact that it's Jackie Vernon (who provided the voice for Frosty the Snowman in the Rankin-Bass stop-motion Christmas classic) final film role.
The plot surrounds down-and-out construction worker, Donald inability to stomache his wife's new style of "gourmet" cooking so naturally he resorts to cannibalism which suits his taste buds in a way he never dreamed.
Microwave Massacre is terrible, make no bones about it, but just like an ugly baby, you have to love it.
BTW, this movie is most certainly NSFW.
Fun Fact #1 - Paul Reubens has an uncredited one-line cameo at at the 1:13 mark, where he discovers May's sister in the closet.
8 Minutes M-M-M-May? In the M-M-M-M-Microwave?!?? Free