"She’s Not a Flower" -The Mr. T Experience
The impact Dan Harmon has had on a disperate community of nerds across the country is truly astounding. The characters he creates and the conversations he facilitates empower people who feel dejected, outcast, and scared of their place in the world. Americans in particular get so conditioned to hide true feelings, to mask pain and heartache, to strive for a prescribed normalcy that when these expectations are impossible to keep it oftens like something is wrong with us. And maybe there is something wrong with us. But only until we embrace those struggles are we finally free to feel human again, and to connect with others. Dan Harmon and Harmontown, for better or worse, are able to faciliate those connections.
Sure, Community is a comedy on an ancient network grasping widly into the air to keep itself relevant. Sure, Dan Harmon can be a mean, overbearing man with such conviction for his creative vision that it has cost him jobs, friends, and relationships. But the fact that he can be open and honest with his fans, that he can reach out to them so strongly emotionally by embracing their flaws rather then exploiting them or dejecting them, has made him a powerful presence in the lives of many people.
I made this ‘Her’ trailer replaced with audio from Bill Burr’s episode of Jordan, Jesse, GO!
Having just survived a potentially fatal van accident, the members of New Brunswick,NJ-based band Screaming Females showed up at for their set at the Hideout with a newfound sense of urgency and purpose, and they all recognized a need (and a desire) to record what many of my fellow critics have considered an unfettered, feral live set — for an album that they’ve creatively named, Live at the Hideout, which Don Giovanni Records will be releasing on April 8th.
The first single “Lights Out” seems to accurately capture a sense of a Screaming Females set — primal, unpredictable, explosive while owing a bit of a debt to the blues, metal, and — well punk. It’s blistering and furious in a way that seems rare for most rock bands these days.
h/t @PhilHecken of UniWatch
Series 4, Episode 3: ‘Gym’