Sunday, January 29, 2012

Red State / Ides of March


Yeah, one of those movies that you watch and instantly think "Fucked up shit like that is bound to go on on a continual basis daily." This movie has no heroes, just like real life. Only victims and villains. Learn about the two beer minimum and for gods sake, look out for parked cars.


Seriously, for the first 2/3 of this movie I was really thinking that it was based, and 'adaptation' (if you will) of the Shakespeare play The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, but that theory just didn't hold. None-the-less, this movie will prove that all politicians smiles are fake... They really don't have anything to smile about... Like police officers, I find my self willing to question someones motivation for wanting to be involved with politics. If you write in 'Snake' on any ballot, for any public office in place of any candidate, you are choosing the winner,


Sunday, January 22, 2012


The future is here and it has been weaponized.

Slow and steady à la The Tortoise and the Hare Shawn Abnoxious has caught up to the future, finally, after all this time and has acknowledged it for what it is… Another let down.

Brandishing The Future is an all new full-length endeavor featuring 14 ready to listen tracks spotlighting the poetry of Shawn Abnoxious, Author of Teetering on the Brink of Science, Can I Borrow The Company Glider?, the short story The Last American and soundtrack efforts of AB1, the same mind-sailor behind the avant-classic neoteric simplony (simple symphony) Mom By Dad On Crystal SunshineBrandishing The Future is ready to set sail... Are you on board? Grab hold. Batten down the hatches. Things are about to get ‘crasy.’

Copies are available from 

Centsless Productions
5945 Monticello Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45224

Contact Shawn Abnoxious for advice, weather forecast and other “hot tips”


Tuesday, January 10, 2012

HUMAN SWITCHBOARD "Who's Landing in My Hangar"

When Greg Mongroll reminded me about this band via a facebook post it only made natural sense to me to activate a iTunes gift card if, just by chance, this bands stuff was available through iTunes. It was... Automatically, I would like to think that HUMAN SWITCHBOARD would be closer to sounding like THE DANCING CIGARETTES because really, the sound similarities are sorta there...and HUMAN SWITCHBOARDS earlier stuff does remind me of the DANCING CIGARETTES... a bit...  and ultimately, I suppose I really wanted to hear more from DANCING CIGARETTES (such a great band) but ultimately, HUMAN SWITCHBOARD are closer to early BLONDIE material. Im talking of the 'X Offender"/ "Platinum Blond" era sound of BLONDIE here... And thats OK, really OK. I have a certain affinity for that early Blondie stuff. I rediscover it a couple different times a year. HUMAN SWITCHBOARD have that same sort of cynicism to their sound as BLONDIE... Sassy... Wordy... Breathy... HUMAN SWITCHBOARD have a bite to back up their bark' like BLONDIE too. They exhibit a rawness and honesty that shines through in their sound with just enough of the punk and new wave aesthetic that keeps it interesting. HUMAN SWITCHBOARD really harken back to the hey day of  oldies style rock and/or roll even the sobering melodies of honky-tonk all with a realness and zeal that keeps it interesting.When they get going though, they really get going on songs like "Who's Landing In My Hanger?"and "Believe In You" which reminds me of a lost EINSTEINS RICEBOYS song from Milk of Amnesia or "Book On Looks" which has a CONTROTIONS or THE OFFS feel to it... Yeah, it gets a bit funky but just before anything goes too far this or too far that, HUMAN SWITCHBOARD keep it in a familiar neighborhood. Even if it was just me craving something from THE DANCING CIGARETTES, and HUMAN SWITCHBOARD, not being exactly that... Im proud with the result... Close is close enough motherfuckers!

Sunday, January 8, 2012