Eat them up, yum!

Wednesday, March 21, 2007 at 9:41 AM

I remember watching this clip on TV when I was in my teen years. I remember also, I didn't understand it and that I couldn't find any coherent explanation to it other than it was some kind of 'art'. A very strange one. Later, while studying, reading and writing about the different art movements throughout time, I understood one of the most important premises of it: it is not mandatory for it to have an explanation in order to be art. Furthermore, it does not need to have a reason or a rationale, nor any kind of background theory to be a masterpiece. Recently, thanks to internet and sites like YouTube, I was able to find the clip again and some other info on it's creators, Barnes & Barnes which seem to be some kind of dark left-side artist of the 80's, with strong influence from The Residents. A mix of disturbing, weird and silly.

Barnes & Barnes, fictional twin brothers Art & Artie Barnes, are a "novelty rock" duo based in Lumania, a fictional mythological civilization (similar to Lemuria or Atlantis). Most of their music is standard Rock or Pop with heavy comedic elements, hence their inclusion in the "novelty rock" genre. Their real-life alter egos, Robert Haimer and Bill Mumy, are based in Los Angeles, California, USA. Mumy is also well known for playing Will Robinson in the TV series Lost in Space and Lennier in "Babylon 5."

Fish heads, fish heads
Roly-poly fish heads

Fish heads, fish heads

Eat them up, yum!

Really creepy Lynch

Wednesday, March 14, 2007 at 12:00 PM

I'm not a huge fan of scary movies, although I love dark suspense and obscure wicked ones, but I actually enjoy the good creepy ones that can really drive your nerves to the edge. But, how do I know if a flick is scary enough to be put on that shelf, or if it's just childish crap? I simply put myself in the shoes of the character going through the traumatic experience in the film, and if I feel I would break into millions of tiny little shaking pieces, then it's a film worth of my collection (not that my so-called 'collection' is something else, but I try the best I can).
This 'barometer' has showed me, pretty accurately I must say, that films like 'Blair's Witch Project', 'The Shining', 'Henry' and of course 'The Exorcist' fall into that category really well. Another one of my favorites is 'Lost Highway', although I wouldn't call it a 'scary' movie, it's more like a 'creepy' one. Lynch's at his best. Here is a superb scene from it, with Robert Blake as a really disturbing modern-day evil creature. Enjoy.

What is this that stands before me?
Figure in black which points at me

Turn around quick, and start to run

Find out I'm the chosen one
Oh no

Big black shape with eyes of fire
Telling people their desire
Satan's sitting there, he's smiling
Watches those flames get higher and higher
Oh no, no, please God help me

Is it the end, my friend?
Satan's coming 'round the bend
people running 'cause they're scared
The people better go and beware
No, no, please, no

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