Not to detract from our bits on Boston, but after Stoneybatter today here’s a few flicks to awake the womble in ya. I was nearly going to make my own list, but this Youtube playlist here more or less nailed all the major ones. If you have any more, why not share them with the rest of the rabble on our wall on Facebook, on Twitter using #rabbleReels or … Read More
Acid drug dance cult – does it affect the brain in some way? We investigate. Filmed by World In Action in 1988, it really captures some of the moral panic around the scene. Fascinating to hear how Top of The Pops banned all records that mentioned “acid.” D-Mob’s anthem ‘We Call It Acieed’ was also on the receiving end of censure. The person that made the video for the tune … Read More
Desperate grappling for power, destructive sociopathic (is that a word?!) sexual intrigue and the corridors of British Conservativism – all make for a a heady brew in House of Cards. There’s been hapes of hype poured out online about how the Netflix streaming service has come of age, with its 14 episode remake of this original BBC series – all served up to satisfy the sort of TV binges we saw sketched in Portlandia. We’ve … Read More
If it’s all a little fiddly dee out there and you just want some chewing gum for the brain – here’s some ideas. We’ve sought out some Paddy’s Day tosh – all loaded with more fear than sentimentality. It’s by no means an exhaustive list, so do send in your own suggestions – we’ll need fuel for the couch tomorrow. Halloween 3: Season of the Witch Halloween 3 is your usual 1980’s horror … Read More
A quick look at NYC’s gay ballroom dance scene… “My dad said you have three strikes against you in this world. Every black man has two, that you are black and you are male. But you are black, you are male and you are gay – you are going to have a hard fucking time. He said if you are going to do this, you are going to have to … Read More
Here’s an old documentary of Charles Haughey parading around Ireland like the top notch prick he was. It’s a sure fire way to ruin that Sunday morning. We’d advise watching with extreme care. This video nasty came to us via Conor McCabe. He had this to say on it. “Charles Haughey’s documentary on how fabulously wealthy he was. Made in the 1980s it has Haughey flaunting his wealth while telling … Read More
Came across this little gem of musical documentary making over the weekend. The scenes with Stiff Little Fingers are amazing, and the rooks come rolling hard. What’s nice about it is the sense of the punk scene’s immediate energy. It’s not judged on its legacy or weighed up by cultural historians or scene leaders looking back frustrated on their youth – rather it just happens in front of you on … Read More
Okay, so this starts fairly slow and wanky. But let it go and you are in for a deadly history of some of the highs and lows of disco.
MR-808 – mechanic drum robot from Sonic Robots on Vimeo. This is an 808. Definitely the most impressive drum machine we’ve seen all year.
Vodo.net is a rather brilliant peer-to-peer network that has been allowing independent film makers reach out to large international audience for some time. Dublin Community TV’s A Joyful Slog documentary has released their masterful manifesto for the Dublin indie scene there. The great thing about Vodo is how it lets you throw some change the way of the film makers too. With the spin off TV series Community of Independents … Read More