The Little Shop of Horrors

In 1960 Roger Corman released his Little Shop of Horrors. It was a (fairly spoopy) horror comedy, filmed on a recycled set, in 3 days, for less than $50,000. The original was filmed in black and white, on cheap cameras. It features about 2.5 minutes of footage with Jack Nicholson (which is enough to get […]

Good News Everyone – Abusing the DMCA now comes with legal repercussions

From BoingBoing The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled […] that rightsholders must consider fair use before issuing takedowns. The court found that people whose creations were censored through DMCA abuse could sue the companies that filed the censorship demands, even if they couldn’t show monetary damages from the censorship. http://boingboing.net/2015/09/14/eff-scores-a-giant-victory-for.html

Jimi Hendrix Has Been Murdered. It’s up to You, Jimi Hendrix, to Solve The Case.

It’s a point and click adventure game, in the style of LucasArts or Sierra games from the 80s and 90s. It’s set in a world where Jimi Hendrix is investigating the Murder of Jimi Hendrix, and pretty much everyone is Jimi Hendrix. The game is beautifully illustrated. I’ve been told it’s a quick game, but […]

Sister Rosetta Tharpe – By Jessica Fisher

There is a constant cultural obsession with the ‘father’ and ‘grandfather’ and ‘godfather’ of rock-n-roll. The patriarchal nature of our society has the musical historian ignoring even entertaining the idea that women have been involved in the formation of music, either in sound or subculture. It is important to push back against white-washing and recognize […]