My good friend Nick Hanover, the driving force of the popular Austin music and culture blog OVRLD.com, has some of the best taste in music of anyone that I know. For anyone with doubts, his newly created Mixcloud channel serves as proof of this fact. So far, All Night Fever 9/20 has been my favorite episode, with its focus landing squarely on the wide range of punk-influenced music from the Austin area. The playlist is diverse, with classic bands like Big Boys, Scratch Acid, The Dicks and Butthole Surfers sharing time with newer acts like Pleasure Venom, BLXPLTN, Meat Belt, Institute and much more. If you like irreverent, loud music with a message that’ll get you charged up, look no further than this mix.
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While discussing local creatives, Nick Hanover of the OVRLD blog decided to do me a solid and hip me to some unique hip hop in the form of Houston-born, New York-based MC and performance artist Marrshun. The video Hanover shared with me, Prayer Hands, is a meditation on how traditions in the black community that originated from abuse during times of limited human rights have evolved into a form of passivity that puts faith in an interesting juxtaposition of being valid and an empty gesture. The whole idea is visually sold in the form of an interpretation of the iconic opening to the Brady Bunch sitcom, with an interesting family portrayed solely by Marsshun. Based on the merit of this work in a vacuum, I am definitely interested in hearing more songs, seeing more videos, and perhaps checking out a live show one day. Definitely check it out yourself, as this is the kind of art bound to open up lines of dialogue and deep thought.
Attending podcasts is one of my favorite things to do, especially the ones that stick to a specific topic or interest. As a man of many, many interests and varied tastes, getting the opportunity to ramble about the things I love is a godsend. Recently, Nick Hanover of the Movies That Scarred Me podcast reached out and gave me the opportunity to talk about 2 movie scenes that are forever blazed in my brain. Check it out for a nice little trip down memory lane, stay linked to DOOMonFILM for more Chief Doomsday-related film talk, and support your local creatives!
As I’ve mentioned recently, a major part of 2018 has been exploring every aspect of my relation to film, be it my love for the medium or my drive to create. In the wake of this decision, the DOOMonFILM blog was created, and one of the goals for its creation was to open the door to new opportunities. In just 3 short months of existence, the first opportunity has emerged in the form of an invitation to appear on the Movies That Scarred Me podcast, hosted by Nick Hanover and Mark O. Stack. The two sit down weekly and talk about films the way that me and my friends do on a regular basis, and I am beyond excited to take part in this opportunity. Stay tuned and I’ll be sure to share when my episode goes up, but check out the other 4 in the meantime.