REPOST FROM 2011.. WHY because YOU FUCKERS MISSED IT … ENJOY
This song has been reworked by everyone from The Simpsons to Marilyn Manson..
awesomeness.. Nightmare Before Christmas is another Tim Burton Classic.. This week we plan on catching his exhibit here in LA.. MORE ABOUT THAT LATER.. just check out Jack, Sally, and the rest of the gangs influence.. it’s BOO-TIFUL LOL..
another awesome costume idea.. JACK AND SALLY!!!
NIGHTMARE TATTS.. some people are really inspired.. word to Tim Burton..
Tattoo image courtesy of Christmas Pictures Gallery Blogspot
This is bittersweet.. I have been waiting for this but I AM ALSO STILL HEARTBROKEN.. oh Amy, why just.(sigh) ……….. 😦
Soul bearing chanteuse , Amy Winehouse transitioned from this life in 2011; her demons finally got the best of her after a both public and private battle with life, shit, dope and more shit. We loved her for her scars as well as her gifts. Amy left us with gems beyond measure, she released an immense catalog of work in her mere 27 years. Winehouse left a legacy and made a lane of her own, she created her own IMPRINT; her work will soar with the legends after we are long gone. This Asif Kapadia directed, Cannes approved, documentary “Amy” is a compilation of over 100 interviews. The cohesive story is crafted by piles of video footage, home movie clips and anecdotes and testimonials from some of Amy’s collaborators, Yasiin Bey, Mark Ronson, Pete Doherty , friends and family members This project was initially started as a conceptual marriage between Krishwerkz Entertainment, the label (UNIVERSAL U.K.) and the Winehouse family but where Mitch (Amy’s dad) wanted to keep it cleaned up and genteel, Kaskadia and Co. wanted to add the edgier nuances. Mitch Winehouse has since announced that his family has nothing to do with the film anymore ” It is both misleading and filled with basic untruths”. Joe Cascarelli of the NY Times offers an in depth expose of the film here …
It is unclear to me if they want to present the “ugly” to put the butts in the seats or are they trying to connect the audience authentically with her actual struggle . It will be scary to meet the demon that actually WON Amy’s fight but like every horror film we just HAVE TO SEE IT.. Amy never did conquer that unholy war she was so entrenched in. The battles to be free, relationship woes, the clichéd “drug and alcohol” battle , the public scrutiny and the struggle to keep it original in an industry full of factory cut outs. The culmination resulted in , well.. THE END RESULT . Amy may be a cautionary tale of the wicked recording industry and it’s EXPECTED pits and foes but I believe or at least want to believe that it will also showcase and highlight Amy’s true production , writing and creating skills. Amy had an awesome sense of humor and a wicked modska/ rude girl/ vintage R&B/ jazz/ torch type steez. We want to see her in all her Fred Perry glory. We want to see her lamenting over Dinah Washington and Sarah Vaughn. I want to see her joking with Mos Defand Nas. I want to see what was beneath the beehive (literally and figuratively) , according to Kasadia this is the directive . He wants to break down the bullshit and the caricature and let you into the raw and actual .. Amy hits theaters nationally July 3, this Friday .
In other Amy news .. It is reported that the potential demo renderings for her much anticipated unfinished third LP were destroyed. . Intentionally .. check out that story after the beat
Actual post date … May of 2009 YOU MISSED IT KID.. hahah LISTEN..THERE IS LIVE FISHBONE IN THIS BITCH FROM 87… GET IN HERE !!!
This is an actual excerpt from 1964’s This is Ska. Observe the swagger of the dance. This was the beginning of the first wave of the ska movement. Started in Jamaica in the early 50’s, ska was the seed of what begat Reggae, Roots, and PUnk respectively. I personally rocked with the 1st and 2nd wave of ska.. and of course Fishbone during all the waves lol.. This was a movement that spread to the US and had us all pushing Vespas, dressing two tone, and rocking monkey boots, creepers, and bitch boots. But it’s not too late.. go cop you some Specials, English Beat, or Madness today.
Desmond Dekker R*I*P came thru with joints like “Rude Boy Train” and “The Israelites”
Ya’ll ain’t fuckin with Mr. Dekker’s jumpsuit.. He got the Maurice White tightness while representin that 2tone all day doggy lol..observe that Rude boy 2 tone motif… A little Prince Buster mixed with Johnny Taylor.. I ain’t mad.. (shakes head and lights joint.) I AM NOT MAD..
The Wailers started out as a ska band in the early 60’s … You can tell on such joints as “Concrete JUngle” and “Stir it up”. A bit slower but this was you know when the “pick it up” turned into “cool it down”
Stir It Up
nods are also given to Prince Buster and Lee scratch Perry.. during this period.
so we are cinephiles here at Bamboobanga …. we are totally obsessed with FILM, Art,Kush and Television , respectively .. Superbbness and I both come from film and television backgrounds so we always are watching something AWESOME WHILE SMOKING SOMETHING…
Growing up ..i was obsessed with being a teen and taking shit over… I mean i was all things emo and angsty .. I am also deep into NOSTALGIA.. right now . i am going to share with you some of my favorite GET HIGH FLICKS.. where the fucking kids were NOT ALRIGHT …
let’s start with 1979’s Over the Edge.. now if you saw the recent Kurt Cobain documentary “Montage of Heck” .. you would see that Cobain found inspiration in this little flick as well.. It was also one of the first films for Matt Dillon and Vincent Spano.. aww they were babies..
The gist is that essentially this new little desert town , New Grenada . thinks that the local rec center THAT CLOSES AT 6PM.. is enough to provide entertainment and containment for their young people.. The adults basically ignore them until one of the kids gets a hold of a pistol and starts foolin around, and accidentally (err) shoots and kills a local police officer .. UH OH .. the next night the old folk gather to decide what to do … and during that time .. ALL HELL BREAKS LOSE.. and the kids are in charge like Charles HAHAHAHAH… it’s cheesy and awesome… This movie also has a damn awesome soundtrack ( good luck finding it though) , Jimi, Cheap Trick , (lots of Cheap Trick) , Van Halen, and The Ramones to name a few.. Director : Johnathan Kaplan …….Starring: Matt Dillon, Vincent Spano , Pamela Ludwig
My next favorite is 1983’s Suburbia .. now i have put this joint on here so many times.. but hell.. that was years ago so HERE IT IS AGAIN LOL.. .. So it starts off .with a teenage runaway chick hitch hiking, she is picked up by a lady with a baby .. the car gets a flat, (this was before cell phones ) .. the lady gets out to use the payphone on the side of the freeway and her baby is mauled and killed by a rabid stray dog (off camera of course BUT STILL LOL) .. .. GOT YOUR ATTENTION. yeah that’s how i felt as a preteen LIKE OMG, WHAT THE FUCK , hahaha ..
We then see young Evan with his bitter drunk ass mama going through it .. He goes to see TSOL .. somebody slips him a mickey and he meets up with blonde coiffed punk Jack who offers him a place to stay … Evan is like fuck it ..”my life is shit anyways” .. and on their way to the raggedy ass squat house. (T.R House, which is a raggedy squat house in an unincorporated part of land off the 605) .. they pick up another wayward kid.. Joe Schmo who is salty because his dad is gay … soooo anyways a bunch of shit goes down .. the house is full of young punks, ONE OF THEM a very young FLEA FROM THE CHILI PEPPERS ha he plays a dude with a rat named RAZZLE. AAAH Flea!!!!!!!!!! The young squad becomes THE REJECTED.. erego the moniker,T.R. These kids loot to live, get drunk , and revolt against “THE MAN” .. yadda yadda .they become the neighborhood menaces .. . it all ends in a culmination of FUCK .. this is one of my favorite flicks… it’s cheesy too .. but as a young PUNK (in my mind).. this told my story hahahahah.. A cautionary tale of Mohawks and rebellion .. most of the actors were not actors but real local punks and i have always thought that was really rad.. never mind that it was not going to be in line for any Academy Awards hahahaha… Penelope Spheeris of “The Destruction of Western Civilization” documentaries did a cool job with this low budget nugget.. so roll up .. lay back and enjoy.. also get up and dance around when “Washed Away” comes on.. that’s the jam .. AYEEEEEEE Director and Writer :Penelope Spheeris Starring: Chris Pederson , Bill Coyne, Jennifer Clay and FLEA ..
moving on to 1983’s. The Outsiders …” LET’S DO IT FOR JOHNNY” ..…
So this little gem is probably the most POPULAR .. amongst you reading this..I mean who doesn’t say “Stay Gold” ..or “Let’s Do it for Johnny” .. on the regular hahahah ..Now this group of teens were not neccessarily trying to TAKE OVER per se’ but they still struggled with every young person’s relatable need tosurvive, fit in and rule in their region.. . I remember crying when Karate Kid ( Johnny Cade played eloquently by the forever young Ralph Macchio) died .. HE WAS JUST TRYIN TO SAVE THE BABIES YA’LL…….( tears) …. There is not really a huge breakdown for this classic as the story is quite cut and dry .. .. S.E. Hinton’s novel inspired this celluloid treasure , it is the age old battle between the Have’s and the Have nots ensues.. with much carnage and fervor…. as a young-un i am sure i had a crush on the ENTIRE gorgeous cast LOL… Basically a rumble between the poor Greasers and the ballin Socs ends with a death and then it’s really ON.. This is one of my faves and the cast is BANANAS ..Director: Francis Ford CoppolaStarring:Tom Cruise, Diane Lane, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze ,Emilio Estevez, Leif Garrett, C.Thomas Howell *fun fact: author of novel S.E. Hinton is featured as a nurse in the hospital where Johnny dies*)
1983’s RumbleFish …
Here is another classic that we have featured here on Bamboobanga BEFORE, (in case you missed our last Rumblefish piece.. here ya go ) but no worries, allow me to REITERATE the greatness of this joint here. Rumblefish was boasts almost the same cast as The Outsiders and is inspired by and based on Hinton’s novel “Rumblefish” . The screenplay was written on the weekends when Coppola and Hinton weren’t filming The Outsiders, talking about WORK ETHIC …MAN.. ANYWAY .. this movie is literally a cornucopia of young eighties actors on the come up .. Matt Dillon is a long way from Shady Pines as young teenage hard head, Rusty James; he and his crew roam the HARD streets of Oklahoma City looking for some trouble and gang activity .. if he is not with his squad , ( Laurence Fishburne, Nicolas Cage,Christopher Penn , and Vincent Spano AGAIN.. ) then he is boo’d up with his lovely girlfriend .. Patty (Diane Lane) .
Rusty’s mom bounced awhile back and left him and his brother Motorcycle Boy (Mickey Roarke) with their drunk, welfare recipient dad ( Dennis Hopper) . Motorcycle Boy has just turned 21 and is the local OG in the neighborhood , MB leaves the city and in his absence Rusty tries to follow in his footsteps ,wreaking havoc and rumbling in the streets until his older brother returns and tells him to straighten up. Rusty and his crew will have none of that ; it is still all about the turn up for them as they participate in extreme teenage mischief and illicit behavior that will undoubtedly lead to their young demise . Motorcycle Boy appears to everyone to be losing his mind when in fact he just wants to keep it cool and just get to the shoreline LOL.( no really he has an obsession with seeing the water). This is not only great film, but the soundtrack is awesome too. Stewart Copeland ( Police) used experimental methods to score the film, getting assistance from Wall of Voodoo’s Stan Ridgway for the popular title track “Don’t Box Me In”. Copeland also used the new (at the time) composing and tempo software, Musync, an editing program allowing him to mix ambient sound from Tulsa’s streets within the actual soundtrack of the film.
Rumblefish is a poignant coming of age piece that allows for us to see the struggle between becoming a man and trying to find one’s place in an uninspiring environment . Two brothers are on opposite paths , yet both seem to lead to the inevitable destruction of the very fabric of who they are and who they are TRYING TO BECOME . (*Author S. E. Hinton makes a quick appearance as a local prostitute in this one*)
Director: Francis Ford CoppolaWriters:S.E. Hinton and CoppolaStarring:Mickey Roarke, Matt Dillon, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Chris Penn, Sofia Coppola, Vincent Spano, Dennis Hopper ( More teen fuckery after the break) YO..THERE IS A SECOND PAGE YOU TWEAKER!!!!!!!! Continue reading →
ya better be ready .. AYEEEE!!! what’s happening I know , I know.. we have been out of commission for a few months but that’s what happens WHEN YOU FOOLS DON’T COMMENT OR NOTHIN hahah we start to feel unloved in the blogosphere .. hahahah.. anyhoo.. we are semi back .. we will attempt to hit you up with the new strains, situations and gossip.. BUT RIGHT NAH.. we are going to leave you with a Spring Gift if you will .. My brotha from another mutha C-Minus of the Fantastic Four AND the fabulous Lenny Ducano have slid thru with “SOMETHING FOR THE BLUNTED VOL. 1“: a gang of Cypress Hill and more.. no sticks, no seeds rolled up especially for all of us stoners.. lol..
C-meezy and I go all the way back to our humble beginnings here in LA on Power 106 .. He thinks he is grown now.. hahaha.. he shares the obsession for all things green, metal, and Prince related …. (i.e The Prince cover on the CypressHill mix lol..well that’s my fault .. ) anyway .. Check out the boy on BrealTV.. he spins on The Best Bud Show and The Dr. GreenThumb Show respectively .. you can also catch him allll over spinning good classic hiphop, metal,alternative, funk, supporting Deftones, Birds of Satan, QOTSA and everythang else.. Full interview with this cat forthcoming.. Enjoy!!!
this post is sponsored by : Caviar Gold, Raw 1 1/4 papes, Raw Tips , Raw HempWick and one ChocoTease Buzz Ball ….. Ayeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!
omg.. omg. finally the day has arrived.. Grace Jonesis penning a memoir.. She always swore that she never would do it .. but all praises , the Sepia Goddess has decided at the tender age of 65 TO SHARE and I am elated. She figured it was time and that if she didn’t do it somebody else would.. .. Oh . Grace.. She truly is the reason why I sing.. She reveals her experiences with everyone from Andy Warhol to Arnold Schwarzenegger. I REALLY cannot wait.. Gallery publishing has announced that the book is as of yet untitled but it should be hitting shelves next Fall.
Look around the blog.. Do a Grace search on the blog.. We have soooo much Queen Grace over here man…
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43 years ago today .. we lost a real one.. We miss you Jimi but your talent lives on.. there is so much Jimi on our blog as it is.. but make sure to keep it here as I post stories from my forthcoming trip around his city.. You see I not only moved to Seattle, but JImi’s hometown.. RENTON, WA.. that’s where I am at .. and this is where he was raised.. All Praise to Jimi … He was the man…
420Bamboobanga loves art.. if you have been following our itty bitty blog you will already know that.. We also like to cater to the senses…especially after you have just burned one.. Enjoy this series.. of OPTICAL ILLUSIONS.. guaranteed to make you “back up off of it and put yo JOINT down” .. hahaha.. Peace!!
Chano’s Restaurant across from The Sports Arena showing love to the KINGS..
Welcome back Stoners.. how have you all been.. what have you been up to.. SuperbbNess and I have been chillin.. you know.. doing things like moving to different cities , tokin, and staying out of trouble LOL.. We also have been catching random performances and staying well satiated within the art and film communities during our absence.. If you can tell by now we are slowly undergoing changes starting with .. the name change.. 420Bamboobanga.com is the new joint. We did this because we really want to cement our ties within the cannabis communities and felt it might be better to put THAT 420 at the forefront nymean LOL.. The page will go through alot more changes before this month is over but bear with us. We will holler at you all about all of those QUESTS AND SITUATIONS at another time.. FOR NOW..let’s just enjoy the reunion HA.. .. BUT FIRST THINGS FIRST… Guess what.. i went to see BLACK SABBATH BITCHES.. sure did .. Sabbath came to LA, Sept 3 and showed out , here at the Sports Arena, .. .I was so excited to find that the show was in the hood.. I live right up the street from The Sports Arena , so it was almost kismet THAT I BE IN THE HOUSE .. Nak and I got our tickets pre sale months ago because IT WAS NOT A GAME. It was really important to catch these guys this go round because let’s face it, they are up there and Tony is fighting cancer. I am not saying that to say that anyone is on the verge of death, merely stating the fact that these cats might not want to be touring nor be able to do so in like a few years… Take a trip with me to the show real quick .. after the jump…….
We will be covering this event so come check the blog .. for the FULL SITUATION… in a few days.. Get more info over here MEAN GREEN’S CALICUPALSO.. if you want to purchase SWISHER STREETS GEAR AND MERCH.. take it HERE!!
GONNA BE EPIC.. come blow a tree or three with this guy>>>
……well at least if you are in Australia, New Zealand, or JAPAN!! .. tour dates for 2013 have been announced.. We are waiting with baited breath.. for the US announcements.. Good Gravy I hope this happens.. I am also elated because it must mean that Tony Iommi is feeling well enough to tour and record the forthcoming new Rick Rubin produced album.
Keep it here on Bamboobanga420 for more deets..
HOPEFULLY there are still tickets available in your area.. Check with LiveNationAUS
Tour Dates so far:
AUCKLAND VECTOR ARENA SATURDAY APRIL 20
First Auckland show already SOLD OUT!!!!
SECOND SHOW CONFIRMED FOR MONDAY 22 APRIL, 2013
BRISBANE ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE THURSDAY APRIL 25
SYDNEY ALLPHONES ARENA SATURDAY APRIL 27
MELBOURNE ROD LAVER ARENA MONDAY APRIL 29 2nd show
MELBOURNE ROD LAVER ARENA WEDNESDAY MAY 1 sold out!
PERTH PERTH ARENA SATURDAY MAY 4
Black Sabbath will also be headlining Sunday night’s Ozzfest Japanlineup.
The festival will be a two day event held at Makuhari Messe in Tokyo, Japan on Saturday May 11 and Sunday May 12, 2013.
Frank Ocean’s forthcoming album , CHANNEL ORANGE (Def Jam) will be released July 17.. check out one of the joints.. “Pyramids“.. and to you I say CLEOPATRA… ALSO .. he will begin his tour.. July 13.. Tour Dates after the jump..
Here is the real “Throne” to watch.. here is the seat that everyone is after from King’s Landing to WinterFell lol.. If you cannot squab in the battle like Khal Drogo .. then you should just break out with 30 racks.. AND DO WHAT LITTLE FINGER WOULD DO.. Buy the muhfucka.. hahaha.. I AM NOT KIDDING.. If you are a very rich nerd.. you can purchase this piece for your art room , or dining room.. Maybe if you have a Game room.. hell I don’t know.. I would post this bitch on the front porch … and serve KoolAid to the kids .. HAHHAHA.. !!!!
Purchasing this throne of many kings swords .. has now been made possible by HBO.. who by the way sell many odd and exclusive artifacts from most of their awesome shows.. Can’t wait to see what they offer from True Blood.. BUT I DIGRESS.. Go here for more deets..
The replicas are made from hand-finished, hand-painted fiberglass and fireproof resin, weigh 350 pounds and measure 7 feet, 2 inches tall; 5 feet 11 inches deep; and 5 feet 5 inches wide. I want one.. 😦 of course I am not that paid.. so … looks like I will have to just join the Battle LOL.. AND NOW THEIR ARE FUCKING ZOMBIES???????
Here at The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Situation.. This 64 yr old goddess.. HULA HOOPS THROUGH THE ENTIRE “Slave to the Rhythm”.. HULA HOOPSS.. THE ENTIRE TIME.. if you don’t believe in GRace.. YOU JUST AIN’T SHIT .. i am done.. Good Day!!!!
Here is Van Vogue..from her current EP “1991” iT’S CURRENTLY NO.1 on the UK charts.. and NO. 22 IN THE US and I believe it just dropped YESTERDAY in the US.. .. GET IT.. She is booked up until like October.. WORLDWIDE..this girl is working hard as FUCK ..LOL.. Also be on the lookout for her full album “Broke with Expensive Tastes” … COMING SOON.. Watch this space.. We will keep you updated..
Go Purchase this EP NOW… Itunes.. It’s an EP..it’s like 4 dollaz.. it’s worth it..
Check out our past Azealia Banks situations .. Here .. and Here.. and OH YEAH!! HERE TOO.. I told you WE HAVE BEEN ON AZ BANKS.. HA!!! You other blogs are late and corny!!..
This is what has been fueling the blog posts for the last few days lol.. Santigold’s album “Master of My Make Believe” is epic.. THIS .. is my favorite joint..LOL.. Take it all in .. then take that ass to ITUNES and cop her full album.. It’s awesome..from start to finish..with production by DIPLO and a cast of other stellar individuals.. and did I mention that KAREN O.. MAKES AN APPEARANCE!!!
Today is Grace Jones Birthday.. she is timeless.. SHE IS LIFE.. SHE IS 64 !!!
Vintage Grace and Azzedine Alaia
if you are on the East Coast.. Grace’s bday was yesterday .. May 19, (1948).. We worship her each year.. and how awesome that she is A BULL.. and how much doper is it that she shares the birthday with MALCOM X.. both innovators and power movers.. Enjoy all the Grace of of it all from posts past.. BAMBOOBANGA HAS A FRIGGIN GRACE ARCHIVE BITCH HA!!
how awesome is this.. Grace and Jody.. I LIVE I LIVE I LIVE.. !!!!!
Photo courtesy of Ms. Jody Watley
Thank the GODS for GRACE. SIDENOTE: the next muhfucka that compares RHIANNA to Grace Jones.. will be found and FLAYED.. ahem as u were