It’s Culture Time With Henry Rollins

Henry Rollins shirtless painting

If you haven’t seen Henry Rollins do one of his live spoken word shows (read: borderline stand-up) or, more recently, his photo slideshow presentation, then you might not know what a bastion of funny-as-hell erudition he is. Take a moment to enjoy these two entries from Funny or Die. First, he gets shirtless with the Shirtless Painter for a discussion about…damn near everything. Then, he deconstructs Oh, The Places You’ll Go! in a manner that is probably different from any other way you’ve ever heard it read. Classic cultural insanity. Enjoy.

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Make The Bad Men Stop 2019

From last year’s DragonCon hullaballoo, our inaugural panel, in which we gather to make the audience wail and gnash their teeth. Why? Because we’re telling them what Hollywood is going to do to those books, cartoons, games, breakfast cereals, etc. that they love.

On the panel this year: Kim, Leigh, Rob Levy, Rox of Spazhouse, ScottC, Tuffley, & a golem of regret. Enjoy.

#TrackOfTheDay: “454” by Jam Nation

from Burkina Faso, Canada, UK (1993)

Jam Nation: Way Down Before Buffalo Hell

One of the lovely things among many lovely things about Real World Records was their tendency to get a bunch of diverse musicians in a room and let them spend some serious time coming up with songs together. One of the results of this was 1993’s Way Down Below Buffalo Hell, the only release from the group known as Jam Nation. Many, many musicians threw down on the various tracks, but this track has vocals by Daniel Lanois & Gary Dyson, drums by Dave Barbarosa, and Baba Diarra & Bakari Traoré on balafon.

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That Handsome Devil: They’re Bein’ Clean

That Handsome Devil - "It Ain't Easy"

Well, at least while we’re all trapped inside our homes waiting for science to save us all, we can get entertained. Taking part is That Handsome Devil, a band from Brooklyn I discovered recently…I don’t even remember how. But I’m sure glad I did. They are gloriously gonzo and demented, which is further evidenced by frontman Godforbid hanging out with a special friend to while away the time of the plague. “For your quarantined enjoyment,” they said. Oh yes indeed. Just make sure you wash your hands after using a slide.

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People I Met Online (PIMO) #1: Matt Cohen

People I Met Online (PIMO) is a podcast in which Dom (German member of Need Coffee International) selfishly practices his language skills by talking to native speakers he met over the internet. Basically, he is just virtually hanging out with people he wants to talk to and you can listen to it. We invite you to feel like a government agent who is surveilling a foreigner. Enjoy!

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