“You… are awake. / One hundred percent. / Finally. The other one… He didn’t… go back in. He’s still out. Take this. / Do you have the seed? Do you have the seed? …I need you to make another one. / I understand.”
Twin Peaks: The Return / “Part 16” / dir. David Lynch
Flamin Groovies “Teenage Head” 1971. Kama-Sutra Records. Today, July 18th, is Flamin Groovies’ guitarist/vocalist/harmonica player Tim Lynch’s birthday (b. 1946). He left the band about a year after Teenage Head’s release, the group’s third release. The opening track, “High Flyin’ Baby,” along with “Yesterday’s Numbers” and the growling masterpiece title track “Teenage Head” are raw garage blues that both nod to tradition and portend the arrival of punk and punk blues. “Have You Seen My Baby?” is by Randy Newman and the Groovies brings a southern fried blues romp to the track. “Evil Hearted Ada” is a breathless Elvis-styled rockabilly rocker propelled by a locomotive beat. The cover of “32-20″ by Robert Johnson (with new lyrics) is modern in attitude but flavored with the sound of player piano, washboard rhythms and a tin can mic sound, blending past and future to perfection.
Allmusic says “Teenage Head was the Groovies’ alternate-universe version of Sticky Fingers, an album that delivered their toughest rock & roll beside their most introspective blues workouts. (In his liner notes to Buddha’s 1999 CD reissue of Teenage Head, Andy Kotowicz writes that Mick Jagger noticed the similarities between the two albums and thought the Groovies did the better job.)” Teenage Head is listed in the 2006 book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.
The star-studded reminiscence, to air Sunday, Dec. 3 (8/7c), will feature not only those o.g.’s plus costume designer Bob Mackie reflecting on their classic series, which ran for 11 seasons and garnered a whopping 25 Primetime Emmy Awards, it will also include A-listers such as Jim Carrey, Kristin Chenoweth, Stephen Colbert, Harry Connick Jr., Bill Hader, Jay Leno, Jane Lynch, Bernadette Peters, Maya Rudolph and Martin Short discussing the trail that the show blazed for them to follow in their careers.
“Films always have the ability to anger us, divide us, shock us, disgust us, and more. Usually, films that inspire controversy, outright boycotting, picketing, banning, censorship, or protest have graphic sex, violence, homosexuality, religious, political or race-related themes and content. They usually push the envelope regarding what can be filmed and displayed on the screen, and are considered taboo, "immoral” or “obscene” due to language, drug use, violence and sensuality/nudity or other incendiary elements. Inevitably, controversy helps to publicize these films and fuel the box-office receipts.“
– Tim Dirks, The 100+ Most Controversial Films of All Time
Where do you usually get the inspiration for your lovely videos?~an artist who struggles to find inspo or motivation
Everything really. Just the weirdness of reality + being alive. Emotions really inspire me. All the weird creatures we share the Earth with. How odd it is to look up at the stars and think about how beautifully massive and horrifying they are, how many worlds there are floating around them in an infinite void I can see with my own eyes. Other art, video games, cartoons, comics, music, films and books of course really inspire me too!
Some of my biggest inspirations are H.P. Lovecraft, Salvador Dali, M.C. Escher, Brian Eno, Remedios Varo, Courage the Cowardly Dog (John R. Dilworth), Yume Nikki (Kikiyama), the Silent Hill games (Konami), Brackenwood (Adam Phillips aka Chluaid), Salad Fingers (David Firth), Tim Burton, David Lynch, Oddworld (Lorne Lanning), Dark Souls (From Software), Mother + Mario + Zelda + Kirby games (Nintendo), Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends (Craig McCracken) to name a few random as hell ones :P
EDIT: Also, probably one of the biggest and best inspirations you can find are people in your life. The ones that stand out with their love-able or hate-able personalities. That helps me most when I need ideas.