Savage Hippie Episode 53 – What Has Eight Legs and Goes Ho-Dee-Doh, Ho-Dee-Doh?

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We live in some pretty Orwellian times, don’t we? How long will the Savage Hippie podcast last in this censorious era, where once neutral hosting services are purging anything that they consider to be peddlers of “hate speech”?

In 2017, the shibboleths of “racism” and “white supremacy” have become the modern day version of the Satanic panic. Leftists have SUCH an ENORMOUS blind spot to the problem of Islam, that they will excuse some Muslim shouting “Allahu Akbar” and running down thirteen people in Barcelona as just a “perversion” of an otherwise completely peaceful religion, while think that some antisocial freak with a Hitler haircut running down ONE leftist protester, who happens to be the SAME RACE AS HIM, is somehow indicative that society has a problem with “white supremacy.”

It’s in this depressing climate that Ann Sterzinger, David Cole, and I continue our quest to spread healthy hate speech, promote funny racism, and just continue to belittle minorities, gays, women, and men who dress like women. In this episode of the Savage Hippie podcast, we talk about David’s recent Facebook ban, the prank calls we did as kids, Ronald Reagan’s tacky sense of humor, the white power Asian guy, Devo, Neil Hamburger, Gaspar Noe, Bjork, and some other shit I forgot.

For this week’s Sounds of Marshabaloosh, we feature the Biters with their song “1975” from their first album, Electric Blood. Just like with Giuda, the Biters are a band that Ann and I both like. In fact Ann is the one who introduced them to ME, if you can believe something as absurd as a woman introducing a guy to something he didn’t already know (that’s what she said). Strangely (to me at least), the Biters are signed to Earache, one of the earliest extreme metal labels, which released records by Napalm Death, Carcass, Cathedral, Godflesh, Brutal Truth, Morbid Angel, and Anal Cunt, even though their sound is straight up, glammy rock ‘n’ roll, that channels such influences as 70s Bowie, Queen, Kiss, Thin Lizzy, and Cheap Trick. Listen to “1975” here.

A wonderful lady friend and fan, who prefers not to be named, did the artwork, which we hope starts a trend of other people using the recent Charlottesville auto-modown photograph as a template for their absurd and offensive creations. The song at the end is, once again, “The Diet Has Failed” by the Yesticles.

The Savage Hippie Video Podcast Episode 1: Margaret MacLennan

David Cole and I host a video version of the Savage Hippie Podcast, featuring a special guest, Canada’s own Margaret MacLennan! Politics, culture, humor, and one host who wishes the other would die painfully.

The lovely Ann Sterzinger couldn’t be with us, but she made this thoughtful video about the events in Charlottesville, VA.

Savage Hippie Episode 52 – Lena Dunham Is Fat and Ugly

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When God made Lena Dunham, who was he actually playing the joke on; Dunham, by making her fat and ugly, and thus not appealing to anybody at all, or to the public at large by putting her vile and unattractive visage in the spotlight?

Of course Dunham and her crusade to ruin the lives of a couple of people working lousy airline jobs is only one of the many topics that David Cole, Ann Sterzinger and I discuss in the latest episode of the Savage Hippie podcast. Others include fucking with Shia LaBeouf, Norman Mailer’s gambit to free Jack Abbott and the disastrous consequences (oo, this thars one o’ them in-tee-LECTUAL podcasts), how cops aren’t the ones to yell at for the prison industrial complex, the Jewish bros who posted videos of themselves torturing sea animals and ways I can get out of watching chocolate skin directress Ava D’Andre’s documentary 13th.

We also answered every question that was thrown at us on the night of the recording.

This week’s Sounds of Marshabaloosh features Dead Cross, the new band from cult icon Mike Patton, singer of Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Fantomas and Tomahawk, with their song “Obedience School” from their self-titled debut LP. The group also consists Dave Lombardo from Slayer and Fantomas on drums, Michael Crain from Retox on guitar and Justin Pearson from the Locust, Head Wound City and Retox on bass. Expect a total, noisy, hardcore inspired spazz out. In other words, it’s awesome. Listen to it here.

David Cole did the Lena Dunham inspired artwork, and as usual, the closing song is “The Diet Has Failed” by the Yesticles.

Savage Hippie Episode 51 – Never Violate the NPAP (Non Passive Aggression Principle)

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This is probably one of my favorite episodes we’ve done. I spent a lot of time editing down the original “recording session” to the brisk and fun podcast that you are about to listen to. The sound is (relatively) good; it moves along at a decent pace; and there’s a good balance of politics, comedy and personal anecdotes. David Cole, Ann Sterzinger and I discuss annoying anarcho-libertarian ideologues, Somali “refugees” in Fargo, Dr. Who now being a woman and, of course, (big sigh) the trannies.

Ann also proposes her plan to end socialism once and for all, and there’s plenty of racial slurs and belittling of women, minorities and the “differently abled” to keep the hipster racist entertained.

This week’s Sounds of Marshabaloosh segment features experimental sludge metal overlords, the Melvins, one of my favorite bands of all time. The song we feature is called “Euthanasia”, and it originally appeared on the 1990 Amphetamine Reptile records compilation album Dope-Guns-‘n-Fucking in the Streets Volume 4-7. The version we feature here is a new recording, appearing on their new album, A Walk with Love & Death. Listen to it here.

David did the NPAPish artwork, and the song at the end is “The Diet Has Failed” by the Yesticles.

Savage Hippie Episode 50 – A Two Hour Eulogy for George A. Romero

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In this ultra-hyper, super special episode of the Savage Hippie podcast, David Cole and I eschew the boring politics to talk about the films of George A. Romero, the legendary film director, who passed away on July 16, 2017. Ann Sterzinger sat this one out ’cause, ya know, gurlz.

First we talk about all six of Romero’s “living dead” pictures. Then we leave a sliver of time in the last quarter of the episode to discuss the other films he did. The listener might be surprised to discover just how varied Romero’s films are. Aside from his genre-defining zombie films and other horror pictures, Romero attempted to make an experimental art film, two dramas and a weird, psychological character study. He’s also done a few stinkers, but what director hasn’t?

We also discuss other directors like David Cronenberg, Dario Argento, Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles, the often hotly debated “auteur theory” as it applies to Romero and David’s political video, in which he uses the Goblin song “Pie in the Face” to criticize the hypocrisy of the media.

For Sounds of Marshabaloosh, we violate all copyright laws by playing three songs by the Italian progressive group Goblin from the Dawn of the Dead soundtrack album. In case you’re wondering, Goblin also did the soundtrack for the Dario Argento films Deep Red, Suspiria and Phenomena, along with a number of other films.

And David did the masterful artwork.

Savage Hippie Episode 49 – More Fun Aboard Trump’s Flying Circus

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Sorry it’s taken so damn long to get episode 49 out. Part of the reason for the delay is that I’ve been moving around a lot and trying to get my footing in Los Angeles, and the other and more important reason is that Ann Sterzinger kept sounding like an alien broadcasting from inside of an echo tube flying through outer space, and we couldn’t figure out why. However, we switched our recording process, and whadaya know? Ann and David Cole both sound great, and now I sound like I’m inside of a garbage can.

Of course, you probably don’t care about that since you listen to the show for Ann and David and probably skip through the parts where I talk; but it is annoying considering that David and I are literally sitting next to each other and sharing a microphone.

Anyway, a lot has happened in the month that we’ve been away. Some of it is personal, such as the release of Ann’s new book, Disaster Fitness (buy, buy, buy!) and our friend and listener David McPheeters shooting someone in the back five times. Some of it is pop-cultural, such as this shitty rap metal band called Stray From the Path making an anti-AltRight video, which I actually wrote a piece about, and Shia LeBeouf getting arrested for drunken and disorderly conduct and his tirade against a couple of police officers. And some is political, such as CNN’s near implosion and Donald Trump Jr.’s emails.

We also talk about sex and poop.

The band featured in this week’s Sounds of Marshabaloosh is none other than Dream Machine, who not only are an awesome psychedelic heavy rock band, but were kicked off of their label for statements they made about illegal immigrants, feminism and political correctness. If you want more info on them, read my interview with guitarist/singer Matthew Melton. The Dream Machine song we feature is called “Buried Alive” and is from their album, The Illusion, which you can listen to here.

The artwork, which comes from The King of Comedy, was suggested by a fan and then handed over to another fan, who prefers not to be named, but did the awesome Photoshop artwork. Once again, the song at the end is “The Diet Has Failed” by the Yesticles.

Savage Hippie Episode 48 – You Can’t Keep a Good Covfefe Down

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Other names I thought of for this episode are “Never Look a Gift Covfefe in the Mouth” and “You Can Take a Horse to Water, but You Can’t Make Him Covfefe.”

Hey, look; I know that tweet went out two weeks ago and that the mainstream media has pretty much forgotten about it, but it makes sense in light of the fact that this recording was ALSO done two weeks ago. So think of this entire episode as a time capsule. Don’t yell at me for taking so long! My living situation is really weird, and it was a struggle to get it edited. Trump had just left the Paris Climate Accords to the utter horror of the left, and Kathy Griffin had just done her performance piece with the prop of Trump’s severed head.

Among these, at the time, very topical items, David Cole, Ann Sterzinger and I discuss a bunch of other crap, such as David’s youthful ward’s new monster truck, Orson Welles’ later career choices and the band Giuda, since Ann and I both went to the Giuda gig in our respective towns and wanted to compare notes. Do you people ever really read the episode descriptions anyway, or do you just play ’em?

Oh yeah, I’m supposed give you the link to this video of Chris Derpin doing a double take on the Red Carpet premier of Twin Peaks to see if any Paparazzi are snapping photos of him:

For Sounds of Marshabaloosh this week, we have a first time pick from David Cole, who presents a song by James “Bino” Lewis, an early guitarist for Ike and Tina Turner. The song featured is called “All the Above”, a pretty gnarly piece of soul rock. I looked far and wide for a link to it online or for any other information on Bino, but I couldn’t find anything so if you like the song, I guess you should contact one of the Savage Hippies, and we’ll try to get you a copy of the CD.

David Cole did the amazingly intricate, yet outdated artwork, and the song at the end is “The Diet Has Failed” by the Yesticles.