Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Dawn of the Dead Boys


Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Originally uploaded by revtimmyjames.
I've decided (and will not be dissuaded) that George Romero's Dawn of the Dead is the most punk rock movie, ever.

It says "fuck you" to, in no particular order:
  • racists
  • people on TV
  • the government
  • malls (duh)
  • clergy (even if one-legged)

And reminds us that, deep down, S.W.A.T. Team members really just want to shoot mannequins and tie camel colored sweaters around their necks.

It also makes the important point that Motorcycle gangs, while entertaining to have around for a while, will ultimately fuck your shit up.

I met Mr. Romero briefly while my friend was working on the remake of "Night".
I'll never forget what he said to me:
"Excuse me, could you pass me some napkins please."

Sage words, indeed.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Shredding it up with Terri Gross


RobHalford
Originally uploaded by revtimmyjames.
Where do you go for your Metal, dude?

I'm going to NPR and Fresh Air with Terry Gross.
No, really...don't hang up.

Here's Rob Halford talking to Ms. Gross.
From both MikefromFlint and my brudderfromanuddermudder J. Scott Wynn I've heard Mr. Halford's a darn fine fella, and why shouldn't he be?

But wait, there's more.
James Hetfield dropped by a while back as well.

How long can it be before they get Lemmy in there to explain just exactly what's wrong with Social Security?

Thursday, June 16, 2005

KKK in NYC


gb001
Originally uploaded by revtimmyjames.
I got to wondering as to whether there was any Klan presence in NYC. (purely rhetorically, of course)
It seemed that starting a Klan chapter here in New York City would be really dopey, but then I considered who might end up joining the Klan and realized that they where starting from several points of dopiness well outside of the psychic neighborhoods I'm prone to patronize (granting that my usual neighborhood is a bit, shall we say, iffy.)

Here's a Real Audio feed from This American Life
about a fella who infiltrates the Klan and sics Superman on them.
A little later in the broadcast is Jello Biafra talking to the DA who prosecuted him for the whole Frankenchrist/Giger Poster thing.
(This American Life, Know Your Enemy, 3/25/05, Episode 285)

I know what you're thinking:
I'm just mad that they didn't make me Grand Dragon.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Satan is Real


Satan is Real
Originally uploaded by revtimmyjames.
Here's the record that inspired the name of our house of worship.
It may interest you to know that this album cover was shot in a barn with real fire and all during the shoot those "brim"-stones behind them were exploding.

Whether your record collection is all Slayer or Serge Gainsbourg, you should do yourself a favor and go buy this record.
No doubt that Plywood Satan is patching a hole in some chicken coop somewhere.

Biding his time.

There is no patience like the patience of a plywood Satan.