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No Wimps|No False Metal: Halloween 2014

31 Oct

 

.HCK Halloween

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Pretty much all of the movies I’ve been getting into this this week ( Zombie Nightmare, Trick Or Treat, The Gate, Evil Dead 2 , Hard Rock Zombies) have me feeling more of a “no wimps and no false metal” kind of attitude, I mean rock n roll and horror are kind of like the weed and cold pizza of the film universe. HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Previous Halloween posts:
2013: Scared & Stoked: A Very HCK! Halloween
2012: A Very Gory Halloween
2011: My Bodies A Zombie For You
Also: RADnotBAD: Friday The 13th

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1. Crypt Trip – “Phantasm”

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2. Pontiak – “Royal Colors”

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Radnotbad: Friday The 13th

13 Jun

2014 - Friday the 13th Cover - 6-13-14-Optimized

Finally my favorite day of the year is upon us….Friday the 13th! Rather than taking the usual paragraph to explain what it is that I love so much about Friday the 13th’s, I can’t help but assume that if having a rad excuse to immerse ourselves in all things horror related isn’t something you find truly awesome then we probably wouldn’t be friends in the first place so why waste the effort defending myself to someone I don’t even like.

So I’m using today as a kind of toe in the water of what’s planned for Halloween. A few weeks ago I made up a few video mixtapes for the first time ever and it gave me those same fuzzies as accidentally catching a little side-boob when you’re in junior high which inspired me to try making up videos to put out in October to showcase my favorite bands in Austin. I began the week with the goal of making up ten and only finished four, (not half-assing shit takes time ya know). There are two near complete videos for The Bad Lovers and Rolland Hazard which I’ll probably just put up on the HCK! Facebook page so if you dig these count on having two more coming your way real soon.

All of these bands are important to me on a friend level so I’m really just stoked to have some way of showing just how much the dudes in the bands and the music they create mean to me and how it helps to embody my feelings that I live in the greatest city in the history of the universe. Hopefully all of you find a way of getting stoked and scared tonight, it’s a damn full moon after all, I hope these help set the tone for it all.

 

1. Pharaohs – “Chasin’ You”

Spike Jonze put out an absolutely brilliant zombie video for Phantom Planet in 2003. If the rumors are true Spike met the dudes at a party and just offered to do it for free. Nothing against the band but their song just didn’t do justice for how great Jonze’s vision developed out, it was heavily edited and featured the band in the process of making the video as a large chunk. At some point an uncut version surfaced under the title Le Zombie Du Noir which I’ve watched probably twenty times. It plays on the zombie cognition which George  A. Romero gets credit for entering into the zombie premise on Dawn of the Dead when the dude answers the police radio but I actually believe the scene in Night of the Living Dead when the guy smashes the headlight out is the first, I’ve been in a handful of late night conversations debating this belief. Continue reading

The Definitive (ish) Hooded Sweatshirt Mixtape: Volume 3

3 Nov

Hooded

The Definitive(ish) Hooded Sweatshirt Mixtape: Volume 3

Complete Mixtape: mp3

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Scared And Stoked: A Very HCK! Halloween 2013

30 Oct

I’ve spent the last two weeks working on the fall mixtape and forgot completely about doing anything for All Hallows Eve.

So rather than just putting up a bunch of ill prepared songs to take or leave, here are some of the raddest movies and music I love about the most righteous time of year to be both scared and stoked.

[zip link to songs at the bottom]

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She’s Out Of My League

7 Sep

She's Out Of My League-Optimized

So I made this mixtape over the summer (for a total babe) and as happens more often than not it ended up collecting dust rather than reaching appropriate ears. There are some really great songs on it though which otherwise I wouldn’t have an excuse to share. Hope you find something which makes life feel better, more so I hope you have someone in your life worth sharing them with.
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Good Time All The Time – HCK! Summer Mixtape 2013

12 Aug

Good Time All The Time

So without dwelling on the fact that there are three months between us that we can never take back here is the HCK! Summer Mixtape. I tried getting it into your ears via Facebook back in July but that’s not really the same. Continue reading

Winterishly Trapped Volume 2

31 Jan

Baby Squirrell

So via Facebook I’m reminded that it is in fact winter and that most of the country has a condemning hatred for it… it’s currently 76 in Austin.

Regardless of the temperature, I find this time of year once again bringing on those same low feelings that persuade the type of music I get into and what sort of escape/realization I hope to find in it.

In case you missed 2011’s original Winterishly Trapped mixtape you can check it out here.

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