SIX SICK PICKS – MARCH 2019

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  1. TABLE FOR 6
    https://table6designs.com
    Mich and Jess run Table 6 Designs and Table 6 Tees. Table 6 Designs has done work with my band Covered in Bees for years, as well as doing work with Tsunami Tattoo, Boda, Bayside Bowl, and The Bollard. From web and graphic design to all your printing needs, Table 6 Designs is a cut above the rest. Make sure to check out https://table6tees.com and pick up a custom high-end fashion tee.
  2. ARTICLE INTELLIGENCE
    https://blackgirlinmaine.com
    I found Black Girl in Maine blog when Samuel James posted a link to an article he wrote for the sight. I read Sam’s article because he is an amazing storyteller both in song and print. The site is a collection of great Maine culture writers, predominantly Shay (aka Black Girl in Maine). I read ever article published by the site. It is super important. Subscribe and donate to BGIM.
  3. GO JOE
    http://www.josephsmachines.com
    Have you ever wanted to watch video after video of homemade Rube Goldberg machines, but hate OK GO? Well, look no further, Joe builds mind blowing family friendly machines. Say goodbye to the next few hours and say hello to a world of chain reactions.
  4. IT’S OKAY (I PROMISE)
    https://www.netflix.com/title/80186863
    Netflix just released season one of The Umbrella Academy, a ten episode adaptation of Gerard Way and Gabriel Ba’s comic book of the same name. A quirky family drama with super-powers, heartbreaking and heart-pounding. If you enjoy GW’s storytelling from Black Parade, Killjoy’s or his run of Doom Patrol; you will love this show and book. Every ounce of this show is magic.
  5. TRY IT OUT
    http://www.yourmomshousepodcast.com
    Water Champs Tom Segura and Christina Pazsitzky host this hit youtube show and podcast, Your Mom’s House. For fans of O&A or classic Stern; this honest, fun, funny, irreverent, and gross podcast will have you rolling. Keep those jeans high and tight! They are home here now, cool guy!
  6. RANT N RAVE
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu7TZ_ATWgjgD9IrNLdnYDA
    LITTLE BIG are a Russian rave group. Until recently LB were best known for the video to their song, My Dick is Big. As funny as it is ridiculous, I immediately fell in love with Little Big and downloaded all their records. High energy, aggressive dance party music. Imagine if LMFAO or Die Antwoord were from St. Petersburg. Recently LB has set the world on fire with their latest banger, SKIBIDI; whose video has 186 million views. You will either love them of hate them. 

Have a great month! xo Boo!
munjoydivision@gmail.com

SIX SICK PICKS – FEB 2019

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  1. PITTER PATTER. LET’S GET AT ‘ER.

http://www.letterkenny.tv

You have likely seen the ads on Hulu of a country boy reciting a poem in a thick accent, followed by a mish-mash of exciting, albeit unrelated, scenes of people fighting. The music playing is reminiscent of the Jaskass theme song, but next thing you know you are back watching another episode of SVU.

My Advice: Turn off SVU. The dad did it. And press play on season one episode one of Letterkenny. 

This show is unbelievably funny. A blend of Always Sunny and Trailer Park Boys with a dash of Edgar Wright and Kevin Smith by way of Degrassi. This wondrous Canadian comedy follows the residents of Letterkenny and their problems. The writers and actors have created an intoxicating vibrant world. I never wanted to go to the world in Avatar, but I would love to grab a Puppers with the boys in Letterkenny. 

Idiosyncratic, charming and endless quotable. Allegedly.  

2. CONSPIR-E-CHEESE

https://www.youtube.com/user/shane

I really never watched YouTube until I was able to stream videos using the PS3. I would watch videos linked on social media, but never really took a deep dive into the site. There are YouTubers that have regular views way higher than primetime mainstream programs. 

So I am watching videos about Bohemian Grove and the Denver Airport and I keep getting suggestions to watch Conspiracy videos by Shane Dawson. The thumbnails were bright yellow and seemed to focus on pop-culture theories. After watching a few videos, I’m like who is this Shane fellow. Oh, he’s only the most popular YouTuber on the platform.

His most recent opus made headlines as he looked into the pizza of a popular kids pizza chain. 

3. BRAINS!

https://www.shudder.com/movies/watch/horror-noire-a-history-of-black-horror/4548652 

Shudder recently released a killer documentary about black voices in horror. Genre superstars, directors, writers and scholars discuss everything from Night of the Living Dead to Get Out. A must watch for any gore hound. 

4. OH DRUMMER BOY

https://punchupthejam.com

Every week hosts Miel and Demi, with a guest review and breakdown a popular song that needs a punch up. From Love Shack to Little Drummer Boy PUTJ bring an infectious sense of humor to music criticism. What takes this pod from 10 to 11 on the Spinal Tap scale is every pod ends with a reinterpretation of the song being discussed. A punched up jam if you will. 

5. POPPY STAR

https://open.spotify.com/album/5QCXxPUwoOtxeZQmve6w2u 

Poppy is an art project. Poppy is a singer. Poppy might be the devil. Poppy may even be a computer virus. Is Poppy a girl? Check out this YouTuber’s newest album. http://impoppy.com

6. WHAM BAMBA

https://smile.amazon.com/Bamba-Peanut-Butter-Snacks-Natural/dp/B00HQDUXTC/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=bamba&qid=1551916460&s=gateway&sr=8-6

If you want a low sugar peanut snack, look no further. BAMBA. YUM.

XO BOO!

MUNJOYDIVISION@GMAIL.COM

SIX SICK PICKS – JAN 2019

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  1. THE WESTBROOK ICE DISK
    The Westbrook Ice Disk was a large ice circle that formed in the Presumpscot River and grew to almost 300 feet before coming to an end. From the sky it looked like a photo of earth from space and from the ground it looked like a giant ice record slowing rotating on its watery turntable. The phenomenon drew lookie-loos form far and wide and sparked a small post Christmas boon for local eateries. Like Frosty the Snowman, the Westbrook Ice Disk’s days were numbered, but its end did not come at the hands of warmer weather. The WID was killed by people who could not leave well enough alone. People tried ice skating on it, planting flags into it, finally a “artist” from New Jersey murdered the disk trying to turn it into a peace symbol with a hatchet. Check out the Nat Geo article for more details and pics: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/01/maine-ice-disk-frozen-river-explained/
  2. DEAR STARCHILD
    This send up of Paul Stanley is endlessly quotable and super funny. I would bet dollars to donuts the KISS frontman would not find this at all funny. From Never Not Funny, only 4 episodes were filmed. A YouTube classic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdl7UAOuPL4
  3. HALLOWEEN (2018)
    Every few years the Akkad family releases a new Halloween film and every few years the wife and I watch the entire franchise ahead of the new installment. There have been ups and downs along the way, but overall the Halloween franchise is pretty strong. In September of 2018 we had the return of Laurie Strode in the David Gordon Green directed Halloween (2018), a direct sequel to the original 1978 film. Halloween (2018) brings the scares, jumps, and laughs; while addressing trauma and PTSD. If you missed H2018 in the theaters, it is now available on Blu Ray. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1502407/
  4. SPOSE – WE ALL GOT LOST
    I love Maine. I love Allen’s Coffee Brandy, Moxie, Bert & I, the Wicked Good Band, LL Bean boots, Stephen King, Whoopie Pies, Tim Sample, Big G’s, EB White and Dysart’s. Spose is a skilled writer and rapper. He compliments his storytelling and punchlines with dynamic and inventive rhyme styles. Spose’s new CD WE ALL GOT LOST is a masterpiece. A celebration of hip-hop and Maine musicians. The features on WAGL reads like Mark Curdo’s iPhone contacts. The best of the best bringing varied innovative exciting approaches to each song. Whether backed up by a band or a DJ, Spose and his newest release are swinging for the fences and hitting home runs.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oorV0YylsgA&t=0s&list=OLAK5uy_lgaP0igk9KlQGO6t_4ZeJETFfzV-NWaOc&index=3https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iY6AxPh0HtU&t=0s&list=OLAK5uy_lgaP0igk9KlQGO6t_4ZeJETFfzV-NWaOc&index=14
  5. SATANIC PANIC
    “SATANIC PANIC: Pop-Cultural Paranoia in the 1980s” is a look back at the devil obsessed 1980’s in America. From heavy metal, WM3, satanic ritual abuse, to the McMartin preschool trial; this collection artfully details one of the most unbelievable periods of modern mass hysteria. From funny to heartbreaking, Satanic Panic pulls no punches.  https://www.amazon.com/dp/1903254868/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_BkaACbEH0JAWX
  6. I’m In Love With a Girl Named Spike Podcast
    Mike Park and crew are watching the entire Degrassi series in order. Follow along as they share their thoughts and fandom about Spike, Wheels, Snake and eventually Tessa Campanelli. I fun listen!
    http://iminlovewithagirlnamedspike.libsyn.com

LGG – FFT

I will watch any documentary about a band or musician. I don’t dig the Grateful Dead but loved the doc about Phil Lesh. Same goes for the Foo Fighters doc. Even liked the Katy Perry doc, which I watched because of Johnny Rotten’s review. (So funny.) A good rock doc will make me want to like the subjects music. After watching the 4 hour Tom Petty doc, I listen to TP for a month straight. After watching the ICP special, I spent weeks at the Dark Carnival. Pearl Jam 20, ResErection, The Declines, Bouncing Souls, Oi! The Movie, Los Punks, Truth or Dare, The Mokons doc, The Residents doc, A Band called Death, The Fishbone doc, The Bad Brains doc, The Anvil doc… The story of an artist and their art and the struggle to make that art, is a beautiful universal story. 

I recently watched the Lady Gaga doc, FIVE FOOT TWO, on Netflix. It did not make me want to check out her current or past catalog. It was mostly the story of a rich lady surrounded by her staff crying and smoking weed. Although it may have given the viewer a peak behind the scenes, it was guarded and impersonal. Although physically revealing it revealed nothing emotionally. Compared to Duane Peters scene in The Other F Word which made me cry for a week, FFT is styrofoam. Flavorless and devoid of meat.

This doc could not do in 90 minutes, that a  Complex youtube video does in 20. Then again maybe I was never going to like a doc that used the NFL Super Bowl Half Time Show as its narrative through line.