Endless Loop: Funeral for a Friend (Love Lies Bleeding)

eltonjohnHave you ever had one of those songs that gets stuck in your head for days…weeks…years? Sure you have. These are the songs that always make the cut. The songs on repeat. We all have them. I have a ton. Welcome back to Endless Loop.

“Funeral for a Friend (Love Lies Bleeding)” by Elton John

The Joup Friday Album: The Devil’s Blood – The Thousandfold Epicentre

thedevilsbloodcoverI believe in things that whisper secrets and bring wisdom. Confuse and try to destroy you upon thee. And the fact that this is not something that you should be afraid, but something desirable. You can tell already that I, directly communicating with this source, which leads me. But I might not now describe his or her face.” – Selim Lemouchi

Thank God for VOD! – Late Phases

I don’t get to go to the movies as often as I’d like to, but that doesn’t mean I can’t watch awesome flicks at home. Thank God for VOD!

latephasesLate Phases

Werewolves are the redheaded stepchild of horror movies. While vampires and zombies get all the celluloid, accolades, and cold hard cash in our movie theaters and on our TV screens, werewolves are unjustly delegated to roles in crappy action franchises and ridiculous young adult garbage. It’s not fair. Where are the good werewolf movies? Where are the flicks I want to see? Where’s the meat? Sure, there are some great films out there like John Landis’s An American Werewolf in London, or Joe Dante’s The Howling, or Neil Marshall’s Dog Soldiers, but we need more of them. Werewolves need more. Werewolves deserve more.

No Press Badge? No Problem: An Unadulterated Mini-Tour through SXSW 2015

Downtown Boys

Downtown Boys

Well, we tried.  After hitting up a yearly cavalcade of free parties, in-stores, shows, and events at SXSW here in Austin for the last decade and a half, we (your fine friends at Joup) thought we would try to get actual credentials, to get in the middle of things, to groove, and to get me square up the ass of this annual Texas music festival/circus/shit-storm.  I was ready to cozy up to corporate sponsors.  I was ready to meet and interview all the rocking kids out there that make me feel old.  I was ready to drink.  I was ready to schmooze.  Well, we tried.

Endless Loop: Aneurysm

nirvanaHave you ever had one of those songs that gets stuck in your head for days…weeks…years? Sure you have. These are the songs that always make the cut. The songs on repeat. We all have them. I have a ton. Welcome back to Endless Loop.

“Aneurysm” by Nirvana

Thee Comic Column #124: TMNT #44 SPOILERS

TMNT-44_Cover-AFirst, I cannot say this enough: if you follow the IDW Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, or have ANY plans/desire to read it DO NOT read any further into this post. My intention here is to talk directly and without restraint about the events of issue #44 of the series and where I believe it will go from here based on having read the Turtles – in one form or another – for over twenty years now.

Fair warning? I’d say so.

<<<SPOILER COUNTRY YONDER>>>

Joup Friday Album: En hommage à la maîtrise d’un Django Reinhardt

Django Reinhardt

Django Reinhardt at his best. Photo courtesy of pixsharp.com

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