Oct 12 2011

American Juggalo

As far as musical depravity and sheer idiocy goes, Insane Clown Posse take the crown. We all think Jack White might be a little too collao-happy these days. We all know who they are, we all love to hate them. Except those who love them. And those people? They love them a LOT. Those people, in case you haven’t heard, are called Juggalos. They’re usually uneducated, working class, low income, Midwestern. And even if they’re perfect strangers, the Juggalos all consider themselves “family.” And for one weekend out of the year they all gather together to absorb the enormous marketing campaign the band has created, featuring bands, wrestling, a mini-fairground atmosphere, and all the drugs and sex with homely-looking people you can handle. This mini-doc didn’t really change my perception of the Juggalos; these are the people that throw shit at bands they don’t like, bands that their “heroes” booked for them. But if there’s one thing you can take away, it’s that these people are misunderstood. It’s the underbelly, the service industry, the America that’s all around you, but you don’t hear about. It’s like a Fight Club or something. And for four days, they have their own little Woodstock. In many ways, it resembles Woodstock. Perfect strangers treat each other like brothers and sisters, free love reigns, nudity abounds, drugs are abundant. Is aspires to be Woodstock, but like the Hatchet Man logo itself, there is that underlying violent theme, the theme that made ICP one of the best-selling shock rap groups ever – if you don’t like something, fucking tear it apart.

American Juggalo from Sean Dunne on Vimeo.

Jan 2 2011

Ten Best Music Videos of 2010






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Sep 27 2010

Recommended Reading: Random Articles 9/27/10

The Scary Staleness of Truth Telling by Marty Kaplan

John Lennon At 70!

The Human Behind ICP Fans Against Juggalos Speaks

Sep 10 2010

The Internet Is A Crazy Place

Just a few fun things (read: memes) I found on the Web:

Girl Talk provides the soundtrack to this video featuring ten minutes of animated gifs. A complete time-waster.

Cache Rules Everything Around Me from Evan Roth on Vimeo.

In Mad Men news: Pete Campbell’s Bitch Face

And also: Sad Don Draper.

This might be the funniest Between Two Ferns ever. Sorry Zach, Seth is way better.

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Aug 13 2010

Recommended Reading: Random Articles

Seven Years As a Freelance Writer Or How to Make Vitamin Soup

-Is this my future?

Austin: Live Music Capital of Cover Songs?

-Sure, we’ve all walked 6th Street and heard the live bar bands playing Journey endlessly, but the Spazmatics have taken it to a whole new, marketable, and sad level.  A great diatribe on the way bands ruin the great name of Austin.

Your Guide to the 11th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos

-Read and weep.

What’s It Like to Sing With Green Day?


How Sports and Indie Rock Finally Fell In Love


Apr 18 2010

Random Web Findings – ICP, Rock Operas, Selling Out

True/Slant’s 10 Best Journalism Movies

Miami Herald’s Favorite Neighbor Movies

Spinner’s 10 Best Rock Operas

CNET observes if bands can sell out any more.

10 Things the Internet Has Killed Or Ruined (from PC World)

In case you haven’t seen it, here’s the official video for Insane Clown Posse’s “Miracles,” funny all on its own.

And here’s the hilarious SNL parody.