Extreme Animals "Going Green" video

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the earth is green / but so is money / when a goth goes green it is called "dark green" but I don't care about money /I just want whoever want this to see this / see this "it's easier to let go when there's nothing to hold on to" Music by Extreme Animals. Video by Jacob Ciocci. from the Music is a Question with No Answers DVDR (Audio Dregs 2010)


Extreme Animals - Music Is The Question... DVDR

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crit02_500.jpgA new installment in the Critter Collection series by the Extreme Animals! This is a DVDR with video pieces by Jacob Ciocci and Extreme Animals music, limited to 100 copies and available on their 2010 tour as well as at here. Hardcore hip-hop bagpipe jamms and pixelated party wisdom, including the tracks "Get Out of Your Mind", "Question of the Ages", "Gone Green", and "Your Life/Your Language". Life is a wilderness, don't do anything illegal, it's our time down here! If you don't have a seizure we will give you a refund (no guarantees). Here's a clip:


ROTFLOL: "The Peace Tape"

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story Julianne Escobedo Shepherd (from The Fader blog) With Paper Rad, Jacob Ciocci has been jamming our brains with recessive pop culture memories and post-adolescent-acquired ADD for a hot minute now, not to mention helping to redefine art for the YouTube generation. "The Peace Tape," though, feels like he's topped himself in the rapidly firing synapses category, shooting creepily unfamiliar found-footage with splats of wacky animated faces that pile up on themselves until it's a terrifying alternate universe, suggesting psychedelia and technology are a caustic pair. But also, really fucking fun. This comes from a DVD of Ciocci's videos, forthcoming on Audio Dregs, which will also release an album of his music and "old school Paper Rad soundtracks" under the moniker ROTFLOL. Read more: http://www.thefader.com/2010/04/19/jacob-ciocci-of-paper-rads-the-peace-tape/#ixzz0lsBXSUgQ


Bobby Birdman "You'd Be Surprised"_video

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VIDEO: Bobby Birdman "You'd Be Surprised"While in Portland, Oregon to rehearse for the upcoming New Mystery Moods Tour with YACHT and the Straight Gaze, Bobby Birdman was asked to perform on Portland Community Media's underground televised variety sensation, The You'd Be Surprised Hour, hosted by "local favorite" Steve Schroeder of States Rights Records. For the occasion, Bobby Birdman assembled a band of his favorite Portland players to jam under the hot lights of the cable-access studio: Adam Forkner of White Rainbow (seen in the video exhibiting his unparalleled dance style), E*Rock of Audio Dregs/Fryk Beat, and his fellow YACHT and the Straight Gaze bandmates Jona Bechtolt, Claire L. Evans, Jeff Brodsky (Jeffrey Jerusalem) and D. Reuben Snyder (Rob Walmart). By sheer coincidence, they chose to play the song "You'd Be Surprised," from Bobby Birdman's new album, New Moods. The result was such visual dynamite that the video is now being widely released for those people who no longer own televisions. The You'd Be Surprised Hour has long been a hit with audiences in the Pacific Northwest and beyond, and has featured performances from locally-grown, internationally recognized acts like grammy-nominated Nu Shooz, The Wipers, Heatmiser, Dead Moon and The Kingsmen. Bobby Birdman joins YACHT and the Straight Gaze on the New Mystery Moods tour of North America this month. New Moods is out now on Fryk Beat records and will change your world.