What are The Residents
up to these days? The avant garde band (if you can legitimately call them avant garde
or a band
) made an odd
choice with their last/ongoing release, The River of Crime
. If you like physical objects, you can purchase a package with cover art, a blank cd-r and codes to a website where you can download them; if you don't, you can purchase the episodes, which are styled after old radio noirs, as podcasts or as a double album through itunes. Concurrently, they have been putting out a series of short films via youtube. The Timmy series
, based on a character created for the 1995 cd-ROM "A Day at The Midway"
, uses a mix of found footage, animation, music and voiceover to tell a series of short unrelated stories. As much as the band has done to keep up with technology over the last thirty-five years, they vehemently ">oppose
file sharing of their work, including the sharing of mp3s that they have put out for free on their own website. With that in mind, I wonder how the band feels about the amazing collection of concerts
and assorted other weirdness
you get when you type their name into YouTube
. [more inside]
posted by elr
on Dec 29, 2006 -
New Year's Tradition: Banishing Words (yes, I've done this before)
L.S.S.U has been making lists since 1976, but after all the censorship battles of the last year, they probably should be using less threatening terminology than "banished". Still, most of the terminology in this Hall of Shame list certainly deserves to be discouraged, derided and degraded.
Of course, Creative Deity Matt Groening does his own annual list of Forbidden Words
, and some webhead has developed a cool webtool: The Forbidden Words Flagger
posted by wendell
on Dec 31, 2004 -
Homer Simpson is Canadian, says Groening.
In Montreal for a performance of "The Simpsons", Matt Groening noted his dad was born in Canada and Homer is named for him so... "That would make Homer Simpson a Canadian"
He goes on to say the show will be on for at least another 14 years.
That should give us something to talk abio
posted by Blake
on Aug 5, 2002 -