Monday, August 31, 2009
1) the little foxes down at the beach
Say kids, take a lesson from main character Scotty Palmer (Grant Cramer) in this 1984 busty-bikini flick. Scotty is a local bodacious-beach-bum that undoubtedly understands life better than most people i've met. When Scotty isn't spending his days defending his home shore from dweebs, geeks and weirdos, he's scoring local beauties up and down the beach and most importantly...keeping it rad.
If you're looking for Oscar-worthy acting and groundbreaking film making, don't go any where near this film. But if buxom babes, beer-drenched beach parties and a juicy soundtrack with songs from all-girl, hair band Vixen are any where near the top of your list, get out and pick up the triumph that is Hardbodies. Honestly, how can you go wrong with a film that delivers full-frontal nudity before the end of the opening credits (see above clip)! For your enjoyment, here's the theme song from the exceedingly rare soundtrack (thanks Phaota).
Monday, August 24, 2009
He's 50% of The Outrunners and 100% flying through hyperspace to greet us with his debut EP, 'Visions'. His name is Stephen Falken, a member of the spectacular Valerie Collective, and he's here to defy the laws of time and space. His music feels like warm waves of neon meeting the spirit of John Carpenter on a dark cloud of enlightenment, making it the best early 80's movie score you've never heard. It's the precise background music for chasing a girl in your Ferrari, playing a game of cat & mouse that lasts till 4 a.m., driving at full speed only to find each other at the edge of the earth..
Stephen Falken - Visions EP
1. Shadow of the Wind
Saturday, August 22, 2009
You voted. Your voice mattered. No matter what your race, gender, social status, or economic background was, you had a right to be heard. So weather you chose Bayside's steamy, student-council dreamboat or the Bundy homestead's sultry, stone cold fox who puts the X in sex, you had the power to make a difference. So without further ado, here are the results.
Kelly Kapowski 60 votes (58%)
Kelly Bundy 42 votes (41%)
Looking at the outcome, something just doesn't sit right with me. While playing coed-naked volleyball on a Malibu beach with Kapowski sounds tempting, the whole time I'd be dreaming and drooling of the thought of picking up Kelly Bundy from the mall and driving back to the Bundy residence to crank up some Anthrax and trash the living room!
So go ahead. Call her an airhead, weenie, nitwit, dip or dweeb...but this girl can party. Have a look...
9764 Jeopardy Lane.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
John Hughes: 1950 - 2009
The Breakfast Club
Pretty in Pink
Ferris Bueler's Day Off
Some Kind of Wonderful
Planes, Trains & Automobiles
The Great Outdoors
Just to name a few. Writing, directing and producing, John Hughes was able to charm an audience and enter the heart of the young like no other. He got what it was like to be a teenager and the effect of his films still resonate with so many people, including myself. I encourage anyone who's a fan of John's movies to read a recent tribute to him entitled Sincerely, John Hughes. This touching story about a girl who wrote letters back and forth to John also goes on to explain why he left Hollywood and about how a big reason behind his decision to give it all up was that "they" (Hollywood) had "killed" his friend, John Candy, by greedily working him too hard.
Here's a beautiful piece of music by The Dream Academy from Planes, Trains & Automobiles. I've been waiting to post this on here for a while. You'll vividly remember the scene when you hear the song. Play the clip, then download the track which is available below.
The Dream Academy - Power to Believe download
UNCLE TNUC, descendant of Uncle Buck.
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Often times, if I'm having trouble sleeping at night, I'll ride the bus through Chinatown with the echos of Stan Bush's vocals repeating in my head, trying to recapture this captivating moment in cinematic discovery.
Stan Bush - On My Own - Alone download
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Keeping with yesterday's Pizza explosion, here's an additional selection I can't believe I left out. If you had monumental plans, goals or dreams for the future, better take a rain check. Apparently the key to the future is, well, PIZZA. So brace yourself for flying cars, steamy streets of fog and authorities wearing robotic-talking hats. Best part is, you don't have to wait long. All this comes in six short years!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Once in a great while, a project comes along that has such a strong grasp and such a heavy dominance on the senses, that even the power of TNUC doesn't stand a chance breaking it's mighty clench.
The project? TRANSAM.
The concept? PIZZA.
There's little known about the members of Melbourne, Australia's TRANSAM. For all I know, they're not even human. We'll just call them an entity. While most musicians who donate a song to a blog will send it via email, the entities in TRANSAM sent the following track right to my doorstep with a hot cheese pizza! Of course I had to devour the whole pizza pie to find the song, which was conveniently located oozing out of the cheese-filled stuffed crust.
Sincerity, meaningfulness, emotion. Feelings felt when sitting down to eat a Pizza Hut Pan Pizza.
SVEN. You know that when this scene ended, he called up Dolph Lundgren and after crushing beers and hanging out in woolly sweaters, they beat the piss out of of those clowns in the commercial for making fun of his "Swedish" non-existent-pan-pizza-lifestyle. Just look at his expression as he devours that cheese. I don't care what his peers claimed in the clip, Sven has to be German!
This one's dedicated to H Y P E R T H R U S T.
Anyone who owns this legendary VHS tape remembers this one. The baseball team celebrating the game-winning catch by heading to the neighborhood Pizza Hut. Years later I would be forced to retire my copy of the tape, from too many viewings and a mysterious cheese oozing out of the cassette from time to time. Makin' it great!
Look out, TNUC appearance! Spotted briefly in a dark room digging into a slice at 0:15 seconds into the clip.