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Fans of the Kids in the Hall will recognize Paul Bellini from the “Touch Paul Bellini” contest they ran. But, here he is solo in a beyond awesome music video that he wrote and performed: “We Love Disco.”

Directed to Josh Levy.

(h/t Noam Gonick for bringing this to my attention)

Happy Birthday, Paul Sharits!

He would have been 68 today. Please visit the official Paul Sharits memorial website, run by his son Christopher, in his honor. (It’s a really great website.)

Here’s a 2010 short documentary about seeing Sharits’ Shutter Interface at the Hirshhorn Museum:

Happy Birthday, Alejandro Jodorowsky!

He’s 82 today. And in case you didn’t feel like dropping acid today, watch the trailer for The Holy Mountain instead:


Rockit SOTU - win the future (via wreckandsalvage)

Just in case you missed President Obama’s hour long State of the Union address, here’s a Rockit version to catch you up to speed in less than a minute.

I like the State of the Union when President Obama promises me lots of snacks!

Michael Lucid and Amanda Barrett camp it up in this history of “bad girls,” from Moses’ sister to Karen Carpenter. From their sketch comedy show Pretty Thingsss.


Vinyl (Andy Warhol, 1965)


Vinyl (Andy Warhol, 1965)

Happy Birthday, David Lynch!

He’s 65 today.

I still think he’s wrong about the phone thing.

Best book on Eraserhead and other cult classics:

Tribute/spoof by Andre Perkowski:

This is the back of Lynch’s head in his early short film The Amputee:

Caged Fire on imdb


Caged Fire now on the Internet Movie Database:

Good, trippy short flick about an interrupted affair.

Filmmaker To Know: Mike Rollo

Mike Rollo is a Montreal-based experimental documentary filmmaker who specializes in making films that deal with issues of geography and identity. For example, his award-winning Ghosts and Gravel Roads features photographs placed in and around abandoned homes out in the middle of nowhere. Viewers are left trying to determine what relation, if any, there is between the people in the photos and the locations.

Rollo is also a founding member of the Double Negative Collective, a group of Montreal artists who both produce and curate experimental media shows. Plus, he teaches film production at Concordia University.

Learn more about this filmmaker at Bad Lit: The Journal of Underground Film.

Visit the filmmaker’s website.

Short Film: Patience (2006):