Anon Magazine 2019 Halloween Visuals Mixtape Looking for something to throw up on a screen while kicking it with friends while tossing candy to snot nose punks? Anon has got you covered. “Life has been frustratingly short on available time to do much in the way of creative outputs as of late so for the first time in as many years as I can remember I wasn’t able to commit myself towards doing visuals to go behind bands around town this October. The probably five hundred hours that goes into dubbing VHS tapes and editing them is one of my favorite things. Any excuse to seek out the weirdest horror…
Despite such dark and heavy overtones this film is hilarious. Joon-ho manages to combine the eastern filmmaking embrace of tonal inconsistency with classic western genres. Many have tried but none have been nearly as successful. On his second film, Bong Joon-ho created a masterpiece, staked his claim to a wonderfully unique vision.
One of the more exciting parts of putting together each print edition is getting to sort through the submissions in awe of the creatives we share our small section of the universe with. One of the more disappointing parts is having to narrow down those submissions to fit within the space limitations of a tangible medium. We could only choose one poem from Christopher Savage to feature in Junkie Business. Here is a chance to get all the more familiar with his work.
There was a time when this band would have been solid simply by making noise here beside us as a word of mouth, "have you heard them yet," experience. Their hushed confidence was born for it yet now they stand as one of the last buoys of hope, a reminder of what this town is supposed to be about, of what this town should still be defined by, rock n roll so damn good, unique, upstanding we almost forget they rub shoulders in the same spaces as familiar faces on the regular. The glory days ain't gone.
Somewhere between the New York Dolls and Paul Collins' Beat runs the subconscious thread stitching these burnouts together with a fuel burning manifest destiny pushing Fast Eddy out of Denver as though Seger himself sent his late seventies spirit right across time and space to whisper the word GO into their anxious ears.
Anon Magazine: Mixtape Monday
Bong Joon-ho walks a tightrope between hard hitting movies with a message and entertaining popcorn fare. His sensitivity for his characters and intelligence handles the former, his wildly creative filmmaking style takes care of the latter. It is this wonderful mix which makes him such a unique and powerful voice in modern cinema.