Dead Girl Superstar is a promotional single taken from Rob Zombie’s second album The Sinister Urge. Zombie considered the song to be a sequel to Living Dead Girl from his previous album, Hellbilly Deluxe. It was also featured on the Kerrang, Vol. 3 compilation album in 2002. The song’s guitar solo is played by Kerry King of Slayer. It is one of the few songs on the album to contain a solo. The song contains audio samples from the 1974 Isaac Hayes film Truck Turner.
Los Yesterdays is a “Souldies” project featuring Gabe Rowland, Vic Benavides, Gabe Roth, and Tommy Brenneck.
Founded by producer/drummer, Gabriel Rowland and singer/songwriter, Victor Benavides in Pasadena, CA in 2017, Los Yesterdays wanted to create music that recalled their childhood days as young chicanos. “Souldies” is how they describe their contemporary take on the deep soul tracks they modeled their sound after. R & B greats such as Little Anthony, Gene Chandler, and James & Bobby Purify to name a few. After writing and recording a few tracks, the songs eventually ended up in the hands of acclaimed producer/guitarist, Tom Brenneck who was working with the late Charles Bradley amongst other projects. Tommy was a fan of the songs but finding out Los Yesterdays were only a duo, he decided to see if his friend Gabe Roth would be interested in starting a project. Roth, being best known as producer/bass player/bandleader for the late Sharon Jones, as well as the co-founder of Daptone Records. After a few barbecues and meetings with Roth and Tommy, they decided to have a jam session and, in the summer of 2018, a band was formed. And so, we give you, Los Yesterdays
Seven and a half years in the making, The Moon’s Milk is an entirely handmade stop-motion animated short about a time when the moon was close enough to be reached by ladder. Narrated by Tom Waits, the film chronicles the last expedition of Captain Millipede and his crew to harvest the milk seeping from the craters. The action takes place between the gravities of two heavenly bodies, which further complicates the attraction between the characters. Longing, missed signals, and mishaps lead to the enchantment of the heavens with music.
Directed by Ri Crawford
Produced by Kim Aubry & Ri Crawford Narrated by Tom Waits
Lenka Kripac is an Australian singer and actress best known for her song The Show from her debut album, Lenka.
As a teenager, Lenka studied acting at the Australian Theatre for Young People, where she trained with actress Cate Blanchett. Lenka starred in the Australian ABC-TV drama series GP as Vesna Kapek in the 1990s. She also hosted Cheez TV and has guest starred in other Australian TV series, including Home and Away, Wildside, Head Start, and Spellbinder. She appeared in Australian feature films The Dish and Lost Things, as well as in theatre productions. Lenka provided the vocals for 2 tracks on Paul Mac’s 2005 album Panic Room. As Lenka Kripac, she was a member of the Australian electronic-rock crossover band Decoder Ring for two of their albums. She then moved to California in 2007.
After adopting her first name as her sole artistic name, Lenka released her eponymous debut album on 24 September 2008, with The Show chosen to be the first single release from the set. The album peaked at number 142 on the US Billboard 200. Her song Everything at Once was featured in a Windows 8 ad, becoming a worldwide success. Lenka creates paper art type stop-motion animated music videos for each of her singles with her husband James Gulliver Hancock, a visual artist from Australia, for a deliberately childlike effect. She provided vocals on two tracks (Addicted and Sunrise) on German artist Schiller’s album Atemlos, released in Germany on March 12th, 2010.
In 2011 she released her second album Two which was inspired by her engagement and is full of romantic love songs. Despite a warm critical reception, the album failed to match the success of her debut album, with Two reaching peak chart positions of 69 and 88 on the Belgian and Swiss charts respectively. Her third album Shadows appeared in 2013 after the birth of her son.
Behind Bars is the third studio album by British-American rapper Slick Rick, released November 22, 1994, on Def Jam Recordings. The album features production from Vance Wright, Pete Rock, Large Professor, Easy Mo Bee, and Warren G, as well as guest appearances by Doug E. Fresh, Nice & Smooth, and Warren G.
Anthony Gonzalez: “When I was a kid, I had this cassette with someone telling these weird stories on it, and I was in love with it. My brother and I wrote the story for that song based on those cassettes. With that song, I wanted to start with something so ridiculous and basic and childish that then grows to something very touching and human. It’s dangerous, but if you listen to it in the context of the album, it makes sense. There’s always one song on my albums that people hate. I feel like that’s going to be the case for this album, too. [laughs]”
Pitchfork: “Who’s the little girl on that song?”
Anthony Gonzalez: “She’s Justin’s (Justin Meldal-Johnsen, a producer on the album) five-year-old daughter. She’s amazing, a born actress. The first time I met her, she talked to me for 30 minutes non-stop: ‘Anthony, I had this dream.’ I didn’t know her, and she was talking to me like I was a friend.”
Let’s join Bimbo as he is chased by a policeman for trying to steal a chicken!
The cartoon was released on September 24, 1930 in the Talkartoons series and was animated by Ted Sears and Willard Bowsky. George Cannata, Shamus Culhane, Al Eugster, William Henning, Seymour Kneitel, and Grim Natwick also worked on it, but are uncredited in the title card. The cartoon was animated by a completely new staff who’d never worked in animation before because the studio had to replace some animators who quit. Animator Shamus Culhane states in his memoirs that though he created and animated what might be construed as a racist caricature of “a Jew with a black beard, huge nose, and a derby,” the studio’s atmosphere and its mixed ethnic crew made the depiction completely acceptable to all the Jews in the studio. The caricature in question is a reference to Jewish-American comedian Monroe Silver.
Motion Picture News wrote on October 11, 1930, “The clever cartoon pen of Max Fleischer again demonstrates itself in this Talkartoon. An off-stage chorus sings the lyrics to the rhythm of the action and the result is usually diverting. The cartoon hero is this time taken into a grave-yard with the absurd results that you might well imagine. Worth a play.”
The soundtrack was composed by W. Franke Harling, with lyrics by Sam Coslow. Title song was based on “Sing, You Sinners!”, some of which is played in the titles of the cartoon.
Video by Basa Directed by Diego Huacuja T. Producer: Melissa Lopez Ley Character Design: Diego Huacuja T. Background Design: Max Vera Character Animation: Alberto Bala, Francisco Ortíz, Daniela Espinosa. Animation & Compositing: Diego Huacuja T., Eduardo Moya Production Company: Obsidian Executive Producer: Doug Klinger Head of Production: Anna Heinrich Post Coordinator: Maddie Ogden Director’s Rep: Doug Klinger, Undine Markus @ Reprobates
Hamir Atwal – drums Nate Brenner – bass, drum programming, percussion, keys, vocals Merrill Garbus – vocals, drum programming, DX7, Mellotron, piano, percussion, loops Matt Nelson – saxophone Ross Peacock – synths Mixed by Eli Crews / Mastered by Joe LaPorta
Animation by Jesse Kanda Art Direction and production by Berit Gwendolyn Gilma Videographer: Melisa McGregor Make-up & Hair: Lizbeth Williamson
Music & Lyrics by Danny Elfman Produced by Danny Elfman Recorded and co-produced by Noah Snyder Mixed by Zakk Cervini Mix Assistant: Nik Trekov Mastered by Joe LaPorta at Sterling Sound Vocals, Guitars & Synths by Danny Elfman Drums – Josh Freese Guitars – Robin Finck & Nili Brosh Bass – Stu Brooks Percussion and Additional Drums – Sidney Hopson Orchestration by Steve Bartek and Mikel Hurwitz Choir orchestration by Marc Mann Midi Prep – Orlando Perez Rosso Copyist – Scott McRae Executive Produced by Laura Engel Project Produced by Melisa McGregor Danny Elfman’s Representation – Kraft-Engel Management
Sorry (lyrics by Danny Elfman)
I’m So Sorry…
There isn’t time – for revolution There isn’t time – to evolutionize or hide Those things most precious – Our most precious Things that got erased, corrupted, infiltrated I’m so sorry – I’m so sorry
I’m gonna try, I’m gonna try To get away from your compelling Mist of lies and misconceptions No protection, no escape Where I will never have to see your fucking face You suffocate me
I can’t breathe while you’re alive I can’t breathe while you’re alive You suffocate, you suffocate And I’m so sorry that I didn’t die Or just evaporate into a toxic cloud
It’s gonna break – it’s gotta break, It’s made of glass, it’s gonna break And all the hate that you collected And infused into protected piles of shit Glass eyed devotees will flock to your gates Your house is on fire — your house is on fire
Pull it forward – pull it back Your eyes are empty, cold and black We gotta break it, we gotta break it We gotta break that fucking jack whip on a broken hip – my life is a joke if I can’t even breathe.
Sorry you exist because you suck the fucking air out of my lungs I am not afraid to die – still alive, still alive And I won’t let you bury me