Thursday, March 31, 2011


At the University of West Florida's exemplary library , located here in Pensacola, Florida, I found a DVD of Vintage Oil Industry Cartoons which span from 1935 to 1956. I decided to share the DVD here because it's an interesting foray into early and mid 20th century propaganda. The film also has other engaging hallmarks including the graphics and artwork. Check it out - it's upped to Mediafire for fast download.

Rare Petroleum & Oil Industry Propaganda Cartoon Collection (from Oil & Energy Propaganda Films Collection)
Cartoons and Animation Table of Contents: (1) Down the Gasoline Trail (1935) - Cartoon that follows the life of a drop of gasoline as it travels through a car. Fascinating film to say the least. Length: 00:07:57 (2) Destination Earth (1956) - Aliens come to Earth and learn how humans need oil to survive. Classic propaganda here. Length: 00:13:36 (3) Extra (Esso Screen Ad) (1938) - Short ad with animation by Esso Gasoline Company. Length: 00:01:00 (4) Inside Story of Modern Gasoline (1946) - Shows how gasoline is used and and how it is refined. Length: 00:22:31

DVD is approximately 45 minutes.

Friday, March 25, 2011

The Best Hotel on Skid Row 1990

Filmed in and narrated by Charles Bukowski, The Best Hotel on Skid Row
was released in 1990 by HBO's America Undercover series. The movie revolves around a group of characters who live in an old crumbling hotel in downtown Los Angeles, skid row central.
It's an interesting 48 minutes of voyeurism, peeking into the lives of the down and out and struggling.
There could not be a better choice for narrating the film that Charles Bukowski. Wow. Perfect.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Temple of Set Battles The Christians

"Bob Larson confronts Satanism's First Family of black magic, Nikolas Schreck and Zeena Schreck. Their philosophy of the occult with shock you as they explain their devotion to Set, the ancient Egyptian Lord of Darkness. This video is an inside look at the most dangerous form of Satanism in America, the threat to the church and our children. Your faith will be challenged and strengthened when you see first-hand what Satanists really believe and why they reject Christ."

Interesting video about the clash between 2 parties of believers. Each one believes they are right and the other wrong. I think they are both wrong. Others may believe I am wrong.
Watch for yourselves and decide what you think.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

I NEED THAT RECORD documentary

This documentary exposes the changes in our still relatively new internet world. It started with the MP3. That was the beginning of the end for thousands of record stores across the United States.

If you've ever felt the excitement when you cross the threshold of an indie record store and not knowing where in the store to start searching, this is the movie for you. It will bring back all the memories of friendships and bands formed in record stores and how they were an important part of the music scene just as much as any band was.

Hope you enjoy it.

My dream is to record shop in Amoeba.