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3%

Season 2 of one of my favorite post-apocalyptic dystopian soap operas, 3% (3 por cento)—and I’m a connoisseur!—is now online.

This might just fill the void left by having finished Santa Clarita Diet. 😭

3% – 3 por cento

3% – 3 por cento. 366K likes. Num futuro talvez não tão distante, só 3% das pessoas conseguem passar pelo Processo e viver no Maralto. 3% é a primeira série brasileira original Netflix.

“Seven Nation Army” NOSTALGIA 77 ft Alice Russell remix by Grant Phabao

DJVQ Song of the Day

THIS REMIX IS KILLER

“Seven Nation Army” NOSTALGIA 77 ft Alice Russell remix by Grant Phabao

Nostalgia 77 Ft. Alice Russell – Seven nation army (Grant Phabao Remix)

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Smoove & Turrell: “I Can’t Give You Up

This has always been one of my favorite Smoove and Turrell songs. The line “Every time I turn around and look at you I just wanna pass out” makes me wanna pass out. These guys rock my world!

I Can’t Give You Up by Smoove & Turrell

origonal 12″ version . the 12″ includes remixes from lack of afro / a skillz/ basement freaks / smoove. taken from the album Antique Soul on jalapeno records 2009

World got you down? Try some laugh therapy!

World got you down? Try some laugh therapy!

I’ve been playing this on a loop and laughing so hard it hurts for 25 years. The sound effects are important, btw.

“I’m fine, I’ve been working on that.”

from “The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.”

Vanessa Query

World got you down? Try some laugh therapy! I’ve been playing this on a loop and laughing so hard it hurts for 25 years. The sound effects are important, btw. “I’m fine, I’ve been working on that.”…

Sam Raimi-produced vampire film 30 Days of Night

Movie day!

Watch the Sam Raimi-produced vampire film 30 Days of Night, which Roger Ebert called “better than it needs to be” (on Netflix).

Seriously, this is some quality filmmaking here, that happens to also be terrifying. Even my mom likes it.

Some reasons it is awesome:

  • The shots and culture of Utqiaġvik/Barrow, Alaska.
  • The vampires are unlike other vampires. They are almost alien and have their own language. “[A] fictional vampire language, with click consonants, was constructed with the help of a professor of linguistics and the nearby University of Auckland. [Director David] Slade explained, ‘We designed this really simple language that didn’t sound like any particular accent that you would be aware of.'”
  • The graphic novels are also beautiful and horrifying.

DJVQ: Quick & Dirty (Playlist)

New DJVQ playlist—it’s been a while!

Like it says—a quick-and-dirty of the songs I’ve been listening to again and again and again and again and again and again (yes, that was a hint!).

Featuring much of the usual and some new ones:
Niteshifters
Lack of Afro ft. Joss Stone
John Turrell / Basement Freaks
Baby Charles
Lyn Collins
Kylie Auldist
Izo FitzRoy / Moods
Smoove and Turrell

With inspiration from The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show / Freestyle Records, Jalapeno Records, and DJ Fern

Quick & Dirty (Playlist) by Vanessa Query

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Albums of the day/month/year

Albums of the day/month/year… From The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show and Jalapeno Records… As usual… At least until Smoove and Turrell’s new one (feat Izo FitzRoy) comes out! 😃🕺

Fellow Americans: Get them:

CCFS5:

The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club, Vol. 5, by Various Artists

The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Club, Vol. 5 by Various Artists, released 08 December 2017 1. The Traffic – Super Freak 2. The Allergies – Love That I’m In (feat. Andy Cooper) 3. The Andy Tolman Cartel – You What! 4. Nicole Willis & UMO Jazz Orchestra – (Everybody) Do the Watusi 5.

or iTunes or Amazon

JF9:

Jalapeno Funk, Vol. 9 by Various Artists

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George Clooney to Lead ‘Catch-22’ Series for Hulu

George Clooney to Lead ‘Catch-22’ Series for Hulu

George Clooney will direct and star in a six-part limited series based on Joseph Heller’s landmark novel Catch-22 for Hulu, the streaming service announced Sunday. Clooney, who will play the role of Colonel Cathcart for the adaptation, will also executive produce the series about the book that gave birth to the paradoxical “Catch-22.”

Yes. Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes.

I happen to be rereading the book right now. Let’s relive some beautiful moments, shall we?

from the book:

“They were the most depressing group of people Yossarian had ever been with. They were always in high spirits. They laughed at everything. They called him ‘Yo-Yo’ jocularly and came in tipsy late at night and woke him up with their clumsy, bumping, giggling efforts to be quiet, then bombarded him with asinine shouts of hilarious good-fellowship when he sat up cursing to complain. He wanted to massacre them each time they did. They reminded him of Donald Duck’s nephews. They were afraid of Yossarian and persecuted him incessantly with nagging generosity and with their exasperating insistence on doing small favors for him. They were reckless. puerile, congenial, naïve, presumptuous, deferential and rambunctious. They were dumb; they had no complaints. They admired Colonel Cathcart and they found Colonel Korn witty. They were afraid of Yossarian, but they were not the least bit afraid of Colonel Cathcart’s seventy missions. They were four clean-cut kids who were having lots of fun, and they were driving Yossarian nuts.”

from the 1970 movie starring Alan Arkin (also yes):

Dobbs: You don’t really love her. You only think you love her.
Yossarian: How can you tell the difference between loving her and thinking he’s in love?
Dobbs: You have to be objective.
Yossarian: Who’s objective?
Dobbs: I am.
Yossarian: Why?
Dobbs: ‘Cause I’m not in love with her.
Yossarian: You mean you think you’re not.
Dobbs: That’s right.
Yossarian: So how can you tell the difference?

Smoove and Turrell ft. Izo FitzRoy: “You’re Gone”

Rick Hall Tribute, The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Show – BBC Radio 6 Music

Tonight we’ll be paying tribute to the legendary producer Rick Hall.

DJVQ Song of the Day:

Smoove and Turrell ft. Izo FitzRoy: “You’re Gone”

I’ve been waiting for this beauty since I heard the news!! Smoove and Turrell’s upcoming album features a John Turrell–Izo FitzRoy duet. 😍

THANK YOU for indulging in my own personal Fantasy Funk Band!

This sneak peek is only available via our beloved The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show.

Tunage starts around 2:37:45.

Happy New Year! 😝😂🎉💃

Spirit of the West | Another Happy New Year

Spirit of the West perform “Another Happy New Year” for the John Mann: Here and Now concert at CBC Vancouver. Subscribe to our channel! https://youtube.com/cbcmusic CBC Music is your hub for coast-to-coast-to-coast Canadian music. Watch exclusive performances, candid interviews, and behind-the-scenes content featuring your favourite artists. Visit http://cbcmusic.ca for the full story!

Happy New Year! 😝😂🎉💃

Petition for Netflix to stream Northern Exposure

Sign the Petition

Netflix : For Netflix to stream Northern Exposure

Sign the petition! This came from Darren Burrows himself so it’s legit. 🙂

“Northern Exposure was a beloved show with a mega fan base. After the series ended, where’d it go? It’s like it never existed. No reruns? No streaming? Who even owns the rights to it is a mystery. WELL, we the fans, would love to relive the show we once loved and perhaps binge watch on a rainy day on a streaming platform such as Netflix.”

Sam Raimi on Happy Sad Confused podcast

After years bereft of decent YouTube content of Sam Raimi that goes beyond sound bites into what I really want which are hours of hearty in-depth interviews to geek out on, it finally occurred to me to search podcast archives with the idea that this format allows for longer conversations and perhaps, for Raimi, more comfort because it’s audio-only.

I found two. They are both fantastic, and between them, they arguably contain more Raimi time than all of YouTube combined.

Here’s one: Sam Raimi on Happy Sad Confused #83.

Sam Raimi by Happy Sad Confused

Filmmaker Sam Raimi is a true geek God. Decades later after the original Evil Dead, he has returned to the franchise with the new Starz TV series Ash vs. Evil Dead. Sam chats with Josh about all things Evil Dead from the very early beginnings to the brand new chapter in the series.

Highlights (you have to HEAR them; it’s all in the delivery; just trust me and do it):

16:30: “Your protagonists tend to suffer a great deal… I guess that’s good drama though, in a way.”

“I think it’s more my recognition of a sickness the audience has that I am simply trying to cure.”

31:49: “What do you think your best performance in film has been… I have a fondness for Hudsucker Proxy which I know you co-wrote, and you appear, you’re one of the two kind of idea men.”

(Quoting the film.) “‘An idea man. I like the whole idea of the idea man idea.'”

42:00: His whole story of getting the Spider-man gig is precious.

Kids in the Hall’s Dave Foley on “too soon,” censorship and political correctness.

This whole thing, all day every day. Thank you thank you thank you.

“The idea of people being, ‘Oh, political correctness is ruining the world.’ No, it’s people not understanding what political correctness is. And I think political correctness is basically having a fundamental knowledge of what you’re talking about, and fundamental human empathy.”

Sam Raimi – How Does Horror Comedy Work?

Sam Raimi – How Does Horror Comedy Work? (video essay)

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“[Comedy and horror are] the genres that cause the most visceral reactions.”

“While their aims are very different, comedy and horror both affect us on a base level—that sets them apart from other genres.”

“Unlike most horror comedies that have funny parts and scary parts, here [in Evil Dead II] the funny parts are the scary parts, and vice versa.”

“What Raimi recognizes is that the construction of a scare is more or less the same as the construction of a laugh—there’s a setup, and a payoff.”

“His brand of manipulation rests on knowing how we will react to certain things, and aiming to put us through a sort of fun house experience, eliciting the most visceral reaction possible.”

Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987): 10 Things You Didn’t Know

I knew probably most of these… but not all!

Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987): 10 Things You Didn’t Know

Bruce Campbell has been killing it as the iconic Ash Williams on the Starz TV series Ash vs. Evil Dead. But before the TV show, there was the Evil Dead trilogy, directed by Sam Raimi. Today, we’re talking about 10 random facts you may not know about the second Evil Dead film, starting with…

RIP Sam Shepard

“Nobody can disappear. The old man tried that. Look where it got him. He lost his teeth. First he lost his real teeth, then he lost his false teeth. You never knew that did ya’? He never confided in you. Yeah, he lost his real teeth one at a time. Woke up every morning with another tooth lying on the mattress. Finally, he decides he’s gonna’ get ’em all pulled out but he doesn’t have any money. Middle of Arizona with no money and no insurance and every morning another tooth is lying on the mattress. So what does he do? He begs the government. G.I. Bill or some damn thing. Some pension plan he remembers in the back of his head. And they send him out the money. They send him the money but it’s not enough money. Costs a lot to have all yer teeth yanked. They charge by the individual tooth, ya’ know. I mean one tooth isn’t equal to another tooth. Some are more expensive. Like the big ones in the back… So he locates a Mexican dentist in Juarez who’ll do the whole thing for a song. And he takes off hitchhiking to the border. So how long do you think it takes him to get to the border? A man his age. Eight days it takes him. Eight days in the rain and the sun and every day he’s droppin’ teeth on the blacktop and nobody’ll pick him up ’cause his mouth’s full a’ blood. So finally he stumbles into the dentist. Dentist takes all his money and all his teeth. And there he is, in Mexico, with his gums sewed up and his pockets empty. Then I got out to see him, see. I go out there and I take him out for a nice Chinese dinner. But he doesn’t eat. All he wants to do is drink Martinis outa’ plastic cups. And he takes his teeth out and lay’s ’em on the table ’cause he can’t stand the feel of ’em. And we ask the waitress for one a’ those doggie bags to take the Chop Suey home in. So he drops his teeth in the doggie bag along with the Chop Suey. And then we go out to hit all the bars up and down the highway. Says he wants to introduce me to all his buddies. And in one a’ those bars, in one a’ those bars up and down the highway, he left that doggie bag with his teeth laying in the Chop Suey. We went back but we never did find it. Now that’s a true story. True to life.”

Sam Raimi on his signature blend of horror and comedy

“I have found that when the audience is set up for a sequence of suspense, and they expect a scare, oftentimes you can give them a punchline instead, and the buildup to that punchline can work as a suspense sequence.

“The construction of a suspense sequence is very similar to the construction of a joke. And in a horror film, that suspense sequence is capped with a scare, and in a joke, it’s capped with an unexpected punchline, and I find the two can be interchangeable.”

Sam Raimi interviewed by Obsessed With Film

Martyn Conterio catches up with DRAG ME TO HELL director Sam Raimi.