Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Random Quote

"In my mind, the sexual tension in Meyer's movies is not dissimilar to that within such classic Ike and Tina Turner records as "You Got What You Wanted" and "I'm Gonna Find Me a Substitute."  Ike Turner - another infamous control freak who worried every detail down to the fringe on the Ikettes costumes - crafted tense, tough, tightly constructed songs for Tina, with melodramatic and often masochistic lyrics that portray a mythical dream woman willing to subjugate herself to Her Man at any expense.  At times Ike deliberately puts the number in a key out of Tina's range, and she struggles to stay on top of the number, singing like there's a gun at her head.  The song is a cage, built for Tina to burst loose from.  Her desperate, impassioned, angry vocals often seem at odds with the words, adding a layer of divine complexity to one very bizarre and moving puzzle."

Jimmy McDonough, Big Bosoms and Square Jaws: The Biography of Russ Meyer, King of the Sex Film

Monday, November 11, 2013

Sleestak Lightnin!!! ep. 1.4 - Jazz for Potheads

Download it here!

This episode has a theme, as reflected in the title.  95 minutes of freaky, stoner jazz jams.  I've also gone back and fixed all the old episodes, so they should be easily downloadable and streamable from Mediafire now (check the link on the sidebar to access all of them).  The contents:

Del Close and John Brendt - Riff (exerpt)
Byard Lancaster - Prayer Cry
Sun Ra and his Arkestra - Egyptian Fantasy
Pharaoh Sanders - Village of the Pharaohs, Part 1

John Carter - Enter From the East
Art Ensemble of Chicago - Chi-Congo
Gato Barbieri - El Parana

Sonny Sharrock - As We Used to Sing
Charles Mingus - Ysabelle's Table Dance
Longineau Parsons - The Gathering

Rasahn Roland Kirk - Free For the Festival