Thursday, May 19, 2016

Anime Central Anime Hell Midnight Madness '16!!

Yes, The Gavv brings the Hell and the Madd back to ACEN for another year of GAVV+HELL. Join him at 10pm tomorrow night in the Rosemont Ballroom at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare!

Are you MAN or WO-MAN enough to make it all the way to the end of MIDNITE MADNESS? Well, I guess we'll find out, won't we?

Monday, May 16, 2016


Bruce Lewis has passed. For our Dallas fans, you know that Bruce used to sit mic and say whatever would pop into his head. He leaves behind a wife and two kids.

Just so you know, that's Danno on paint-brush, Ed Hill on drums, and Bruce on twin Macs. Dave is playing the Sharpie and his wife, Shaindle, is on crow quill. You should buy a copy.

The surviving members of the Dallas chapter of Hell will be doing a show at A-Kon. Hope to see you there.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Hell at Animazement 2016

Once again, it's time for Hell to inflict itself upon Animazement 2016. Join us at the Raleigh Convention Center on Friday, May 27th at 9pm in Ballroom A-B as we collectively descend into an unspeakable pop culture maelstrom.

Dumb Ways to Die

Just remember: this is all about train safety.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Anime Hell at Anime North 2016

What's that happening in a little more than two weeks? Why, it's Anime North 2016, of course!  3-day and Saturday passes are sold out at this point but you can still get Friday and Sunday passes, and when you get your badge here's what you have waiting for you!

Yes, Friday night at 10 in the big ballroom in the Toronto Congress Center it's Anime Hell! Saturday night at 8 in the International Ballroom in the International Plaza Hotel it's Totally Lame Anime! And Sunday at 1 it's a trip back in time to take a look at Corn Pone Flicks' Bad American Dubbing!

This and much much more, all happening May 27-29 at Anime North!

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

The Present (2014)

Haven't posted anything in a while, here's something that perked me a bit.

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Ko-Ko (1988)

Charlie Parker played be-bop
Charlie Parker played saxophone...

That video above, "Ko-Ko", was made in 1988 and made by hand. It should give you a whole new appreciation for beans. Someone played the music tonight and it reminded me of all this.

I've talked about Alive from Off Center on this blog before, as well as what a huge influence it was on me. What I'd like to do here is share with you one episode in particular.


If you have a copy of Danny Elfman's "Music for a Darkened Theater", then you've heard this track before. Now you can see the animation that inspired it, plus a little extra song by Mr. Elfman himself. Enjoy.

This is the one that I was most happy to find. The song that Me-an and her sister sing to the bird (09:55) is one that pops into my head to this day. I still find myself humming it, even if I don't know the words. That's how memories work.

Sadly, I wasn't able to find a copy of Jane Aaron's "This Time Around". I did find this story about her death earlier last year, which you should go check out. Turns out, she did a lot of work for Sesame Street and they have a good showing of it there. You never know what you're going to find.