RUN DMC
Aerosmith
Walk This Way

Run DMC & Aerosmith's Walk This Way music video.
In my opinion, this announced the arrival of rap to the mainstream music scene in the 80's.

David Fincher
The Music Videos

David Fincher made many over 50 music videos. Included are 17 I selected that I feel serve as visual proof of his innate genius.

Rage
Against
The
Machine

Rage Against The Machine
Sleep Now In The Fire
Directed By Michael Moore
&
More...

"YES I KNOW MY ENEMIES, THEY'RE THE TEACHERS WHO TAUGHT ME TO FIGHT ME
COMPROMISE
CONFORMITY
ASSIMILATION
SUBMISSION
IGNORANCE
HYPOCRISY
BRUTALITY
THE ELITE

ALL OF WHICH ARE AMERICAN DREAMS
ALL OF WHICH ARE AMERICAN DREAMS
ALL OF WHICH ARE AMERICAN DREAMS
ALL OF WHICH ARE AMERICAN DREAMS
ALL OF WHICH ARE AMERICAN DREAMS
ALL OF WHICH ARE AMERICAN DREAMS
ALL OF WHICH ARE AMERICAN DREAMS
ALL OF WHICH...
ARE AMERICAN DREAMS.

Kurt Cobain
21 Years Gone
The Impact And Legacy

Kurt Cobain ascended the golden ladder, a ladder most will never glimpse.
He he climbed to the very top...and saw a curtain, behind which he always thought would be his salvation.
He reached over the ladder and peaked behind...
And for whatever reason...
After years of imaging the solace he might find....
Whatever Kurt saw back there...
He didn’t want to take another step after that...

He just wanted off the ladder by any means necessary.

Soaked In Bleach
Was Kurt Cobain Murdered

"Why was he killed? Who profited? Who had the power to cover it up?"

- Oliver Stones "JFK", 1991

"Let justice be done, though the heavens may fall."
- William Murray,
Somersett's Case, 1772
Justice For Kurt

Guns N' Roses | From "...The Jungle" to "Patience" quote

What Up Yo. Wanted post & share this video because it's bad ass, makes me all sorts of nostalgic and I love the style. It oozes decadence. At this point in their careers, "Appetite For Destruction" was released 16 months earlier & had changed the face of rock 'n roll. I first saw the video for "Welcome To The Jungle" on a school night at 4 AM or so on MTV. At that point, I had no clue who they were yet. No one I knew did. I was 13 or 14 at the time...and while watching the video I […]

Cake
The Distance

"As they speed through the finish, the flags go down.
The fans get up...and they get out of town.
The arena is...empty except for 1 man, still driving and striving as fast as he can. "

This Is Spinal Tap Rob Reiner's Comedy Masterpiece

HELLO CLEVELAND!!!! Spinal Tap - Rock'n'Roll - Cleveland !! from Paul Gruber on Vimeo. THESE GO TO ELEVEN: Eleven is one louder - Spinal Tap from The Wow Company on Vimeo. STONEHENGE: CLIPS | RANDOM: ASSORTED CLIPS: DESKTOP ONLY (HTML5 TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES, COME ON!):

Bright Eyes "Lua"

I had to add the lyrics to this song below for my legions of imaginary fans to soak up. This song in its subtle lyrical genius rocked my face off. I use to randomly pick out one line at a time and throw it up on my Facebook page, and without fail, people would read it and comment something to the effect of... "Wow" Or "Beautiful" Or "Hey Wes, who wrote this" Or "I'm sorry I tried to steal your "Return Of The Jedi" Speeder Bike toy when we were kids..." Because the song is hauntingly, beautiful and perfection. I […]

Bright Eyes "At The Bottom Of Everything"

What up yo. I was out of work 5 years back. Found a blog by a girl from New York City. She was from the Midwest, had a drug problem and came here to Metropolis to be in Fashion School and to model. Damn it, I wish I could remember then name of her blog. She would write these long articles about missing this guy, missing that guy, going online to chat rooms and meeting guys who always ended up exposing themselves to her. It was a good read. Anyway, She listened to kick ass music. I discovered "The XX" […]

Joy Division’s Transmission From Anton Corbijn's Control

I could go off here for a while about the beauty of Anton's eye, how he paints with images, how the black and white photography in this film shot by cinematographer Martin Ruhe is gorgeous and the entire film looked like silk to me, but I'm sitting in a parking lot banging this out on my iPad and I need to get back home. But listen. I didn't know much about Joy Division before watching this film. Then as it progressed, and because I have this crush on all things Great Britain (I'm going home to my British SwePea), I […]

Eddie Vedder
On
Hanging From The Rafters

Eddie Vedder & Pearl Jam discuss Eddie's penchant for scaling the rafters of the stage during early, electric live performances...and how they all feared he would die:
"Everytime." - Stone Gossard

Pearl Jam "The Momma-Son Tape"

Here's a little clip from "Pearl Jam 20", the documentary film from Cameron Crowe.
The "Mama-Son" tape refers to the instrumental containing versions of what would become "Once" "Alive" & "Footsteps". Eddie Vedder received the tape from his friend, former Chili Peppers drummer and future short-term PJ drummer (Yield) back in 1990.

Grease
Is The Word

Grease the film musical starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John was a blockbuster in the theaters in 1978, and is simply iconic 40 years later. A feat very few films an claim.

"The Music Man", 1962 - "Rock Island"

"YOU GOTTA KNOW THE TERRITORY" "LOOK! WHAT D'YA TALK, WHAT D'YA TALK, WHAT D'YA TALK, WHAT D'YA TALK!" What up yo. I used to watch this one with my Mom. I had forgotten the music, why I liked it, then I watched a few days ago...and watching the opening number "Rock Island" (they did a great job touching this BluRay up. Video & Sound) hurled me backwards in time to 1981, being a kid, sitting with Mom and watching this...memories I always appreciate. The opening number to me is gasoline. High octane. Listening to them perform this...watching them perform this...me […]

Phillip Seymour Hoffman By Cameron Crowe

This is from the almighty Cameron Crowes website, "The Uncool" on Phillip Seymour Hoffmans performance of the midnight phone call scene in his autobiographical film "Almost Famous". PSH "My original take on this scene was a loud, late night pronouncement from Lester Bangs. A call to arms. In Phil’s hands it became something different. A scene about quiet truths shared between two guys, both at the crossroads, both hurting, and both up too late. It became the soul of the movie. In between takes, Hoffman spoke to no one. He listened only to his headset, only to the words of […]

The Bogmen's "Suddenly" | Video

These dudes are from Huntington, my home town in Strong Island. A few things... First off, this song reminds me of the 90s which, as I get older and look back, were amazing. I had a complete ball. The song is about a man calling his ex-girlfriend on the phone, a woman named Darlese, for the 100th time. Darlese has been avoiding him, not taking his calls since he has been out of work and every time the storyteller, Freddie, calls... Darlese's roommate answers the phone saying she isn't home and she will leave a message. The story begins with […]

Pearl Jam Interview With Judd Apatow

"YOU'RE SO WARM... OH...THE RITUAL... WHEN I LAY DOWN... YOUR CROOKED ARM!!! SPIN...SPIN... SPIN THE BLACK CIRCLE!! SPIN,SPIN... SPIN THE BLACK, SPIN THE BLACK!!!" What up yo. videos below. 1st one is of my boys performing: SPIN SPIN!!! SPIN THE BLACK CIRCLE!! during the "Self Pollution Radio" live FM radio broadcast on January 8, 1995. I was driving around with my brother Sunthar that night almost 20 years ago... Holy shit... Listening to the broadcast on the radio live. I remember it being this crazy idea at the time, and it was on late for us as we were 3 […]