VideoZine#4: “Why Are We Here?”
(Our first compilation, with material by artists and directors from a number of under-represented places.)
Our program is always evolving and changing, and one vision that I have always had for these VideoZines is that I could begin to incorporate the work of other directors. There are a number of people who are in the same realm as I, making videos and trying to exhibit their seed of creativity. Why not create a platform for some of these videos and artists?
This collection raids the BlasphuphmusRadio archives, where I present video that has never been seen in this form before. I have a variety of video treats that have been suffering for a variety of reason, namely due to poor audio and bad editing. Presented here for the first time are live performances by bands that appeared on Blasphuphmus Radio & Is This Music? These performances were booked by Johnathan Boober, and feature incredible performances by Nasalrod, SLOTHS, Valkyrie Rodeo & RABBITS. Rounding out this collection are two videos shot during practice performances by The Nervous & Moth Hunter. The Nervous performance is of particular note, as they have become quite a powerhouse live outfit, and this recording was captured before they had even played live for anyone by their partners.
In addition to these live videos (all featuring newly remastered audio, and re-edited for this presentation), we also feature work by a number of directors, including Nil Admirari (eponymous, Library of Congress, Esmar Road), Matt O. (Half Eye, Iarvles, Dry Cleaners), Colin Hicks (Vomit Violence), Ryan A. Ray (” ‘Ho,’ The Humanity”), Paco Jones & Eric Hausmann. Each of these directors have a unique and distinct voice that is compelling and beautiful, and it is no wonder that with all of them, film is only part of the passion. These videos represent some cool work that you will not see anywhere else.
In addition to that, it is with this episode that we declare that this is an office show. The VideoZine will continue this year, and hopefully continue to return for subsequent seasons. Our plan is to produce at least Six episodes this year, but it is possible that we might hit the Eight or even Ten mark, depending on how productive the next month is. We do not make any money off this program, but we do enjoy making it, and hopefully you enjoy what we do, too.
This episode has all the bells and whistles: a remastered soundtrack, individual videos you can link to for each segment of the show, and the typical 60 minute presentation that we’ve come to know and love. I’ve done my best to create a little audio narrative, and to have some fun, so hopefully you do, too.
“Why Are We Here?”
Produced, Directed & Edited by Austin Rich.
“Why Are We Here?”
01.) “A Stitch In Spacetime” by Nil Admirari
02.) “Hello, I’m Drunk” by Austin Rich (with backing music provided by the “Crusin’ 1955” LP)
Part I: “Let’s Talk About Social Etiquette”
03.) “Fascist Rumble” by Half Eye
04.) “It’s Everywhere, Yr Going To Die” by Tyrants
05.) “Two Songs” by Vomit Violence
06.) “Homebrew” by The Thrash-key Kids
07.) “Alex The Spider” by Iarvles
08.) “You Look Good In Glasses” by The Nervous
09.) “Be Polite” by Nasalrod
10.) “Postcards of Darby Crash” by SLOTHS
11.) “Duck, The Pigs“ by RABBITS
12.) ” ‘Ho,’ The Humanity” by Ryan A. Ray
Part II: “Where, Again?”
13.) “Lawrence of Arabia” by Valkyrie Rodeo
14.) “Steilacoom” by Dry Cleaners
15.) “Manchurian Avalanche” by Library of Congress
16.) “No Contact” by Moth Hunter
17.) “Project 13” by Paco Jones
18.) “What You Seek Is Seeking You” by Space Gambus Experiment with Eric Hausmann
19.) “Anchorage” by Esmar Road