As a drummer you really have no choice but to spend a good amount of time searching for the best equipment. That always includes the best drum heads. Lately I’ve taken to the Remo Drum Heads line, and feel like they have given me the best value and quality that I am looking for. Obviously I want an ebony colored drum head because I’m awesome. I can get a few designs with Remo in the Ambassador, Powerstroke, and the Pinstripe series to name a few that have a flashy ebony color.
Finding a pro audio mixer may not be the easiest task. There are many kinds and for many uses. The mixers at Musician’s Friend are at least categorized in a way that makes it much easier to look at them for the reasons you want them.. Whether you need a mixer for professional DJ work, line mixing, summing mixers, powered mixers, or unpowered mixers there is plenty of variety out there. Researching the mixers for your needs makes too much sense when you can spend anywhere from $200-3000 for the right mixer for you. Not much reason to spend an extra $2K when you can get the audio mixer you need for half that right?
You ever have that desire to watch a mind blowing movie? One that was likely designed to be watched while under the influence of drugs? These ar e the kind of movies that will make you think, but do so in a very bizarre way. Probably more well known as “Mindf***” movies. Something along the lines of Memento and Fight Club in the mmdern and commercial sense. The more obscure ones are usually considered some sort of “art house film” because they require more than one viewing and take you through a strange odyssey that ends with you saying “WTF was this director thinking?”. Of course uppity film buffs KNOW that answer even if they don’t. While you want to bang your head against the steel shelving in your den.
These would be more along the lines of a David Lynch, Lars von Trier, or Stanley Kubrick. They make classics. Kubrick is not as tripped out as the other guys, but still has plenty of WTF moments. Lynch is weird as hell with stuff like Mullholland Dr. Lars von Trier is trippy, but man I love his camera work. Antichrist is more trippy than usual. I liked some of his earlier ones like Breaking the Waves, Doggville, etc.
Anyways, what made me think of this was when I was looking for trippy movies this week and went off a few lists. Many I had seen, but there are scattered few I had never seen. This one was a 1973 oddity called ‘The Holy Mountain‘, directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky.
I really don’t know how to describe this. I was prepared to watch a tripped out movie with all the right supplies, but this one seemed to be a variety. It was very anti-religious, which doesn’t bother me at all, and I actually prefer this. It almost felt like it was partly a Monty Python movie in a lot of areas. I’m not sure I was supposed to be laughing in certain scenes, but in my mindset there were some hilarious things going on.
I think the IMDb description will tell you all you need to know.
A Christlike figure wanders through bizarre, grotesque scenarios filled with religious and sacrilegious imagery. He meets a mystical guide who introduces him to seven wealthy and powerful individuals, each representing a planet in the solar system. These seven, along with the protagonist, the guide and the guide’s assistant, divest themselves of their worldly goods and form a group of nine who will seek out the Holy Mountain, in order to displace the gods who live there and become immortal.
Let’s just say that it isn’t a classic. Atheists and people that dislike organized religion, think that the things people do as groups is absurd, etc. would probably get this.
What crazy movies have you picked up randomly and seen, and remember them to this day?
Detroit. The city of friendly people. You can’t make this stuff up.
Apprently a couple guys were shouting in the street about the best way to mix kool-aid in the blazing heat while a bead of sweat trickled down everyone’s faces. Both made claims that they had the advantage over the other at…making kool-aid. Instead of a good old fashioned kool-aid mix-off, out came the firearms to solve the case of who makes the best…kool-aid.
The worst part about it was that the people they shot weren’t even each other in a clear cut case of Darwin Award winning fashion. They shot two innocent bystanders! One in the leg and the other in the butt. Both survived, and are well. The two gunmen have not been caught.
The cops actually said they had “seen worse” XD
I have! It is something I always consider when I observe people out and about. Things they do that I see as well…annoying. I wonder if I could take those annoyances and see if I could experiment on people in public just to gauge their reactions. Basically, this is real world trolling for the most part.
A lot of comedians do this kind of thing where they play characters and such. Check out this guy on Youtube, Edbassmaster (Skippy is by far the best IMO). HE has quite a few characters and he films himself doing them at drive-thrus, auto shows, weird phone calls, etc. While they are often hilarious, you can’t help but feel a bit uneasy while watching him do these things.
Here are a couple I have been thinking about today:
1. My hair is very short. Almost shaved on the sides and very short on top. I have no bangs, or anything you could consider “flippable”. So I was thinking about while talking to people that I would act as if I did and flip my hair, which doesn’t exist. People that do this are annoying, or at least to me they are. I consider them stupid, low IQ idiots that should wear horse riding helmets everywhere they go. I wonder how long it would take for someone to say something.
2. Where I live there are quite a few Mexicans. I see them in the gas station quite frequently. As we all know they like to talk in Spanish while in public. I always find this annoying. Especially when they are laughing and such because you know they are talking smack. Next time I see them in line behind me I am going to pretend I can’t speak English to the person at the register. OF course I do not know Spanish so I am going to use a few Spanish words I know (I can pretend I’m talkign Spanish) and just make gibberish sentences. I wam looking to see what the reaction is of these Mexicans in line behind me. Will they want to fight? (no…they are probably illegals *cough*) Or will they laugh?
What crazy experiments can you think of to do?