LA – VHS Style


Here we go with a little bit more info about what’s going to be happening on at The Duke on Friday and also how it all came about.

So of course the night is going to start with a brand new dose of Trailer Trash that I’ve cut together, all new super obscure finds just for you, don’t turn up late and miss it. Next up Evrim is going to host a special mini-VHS Experiment, now we do the experiments once in a while, it’s where we’ll take a chance on a bunch of tapes and just see what’s on them with you live on the night. There’s no pre-checking if it’s good material, no checking if the tapes are funny, no checking if that tapes even work, and that’s why it’s an experiment, it can go right or it can go wrong!

Tonight’s tapes are 8 different VHS titles that I picked up while I was in LA recently, I spent a lot of time in second hand stores and remarkably there’s still a lot of VHS to be picked up that way. Unlike here in the UK, or at least London, where even just finding a few VHS tapes is hard work.

Now the stuff I picked up isn’t movies, it’s instructional tapes, religious tapes and even some ones I’m not sure what they are, but they all looked at least funny. What’s great is that Evrim hasn’t seen them and he’ll only get to see them on the night, he’ll have to pick what we watch and how much of it we’ll see! That picture at the top of the page is one of the tapes for the night; now that could have anything on it!

After that we’ll be watching two very special VHS tapes in their entirety, both acquired while I was in LA and carried back in my hand luggage as they’re both so precious! The first is something kind of new and old at the same time, the second is a title we’ve been trying to find for years and I finally managed to lay my hands on it in LA. Come down and take a chance on these tapes, we’ll fill you in on the story behind them on the night and I can guarantee you that you’ll never see these anywhere else.

Also on the night we’ll be playing the clip that brought the house down at Everything Is Festival, it won the Everything Is Festival Found Footage Battle Royale and not only got the biggest response of the show, but got the biggest cheers and laughs of the entire festival, just wait until you see it, I’ve no idea how you’ll react to it!

So come and join us, it’s FREE ENTRY all night as always, so take a chance on something different, it’s also the first Duke night ever on a Friday!

Kyle Mooney & Nathan Fielder’s YouTube Treasures

One of the highlights from the recent LA visit to Everything Is Festival was Kyle Mooney & Nathan Fielder’s YouTube Treasures show! Which featured the two comedians screening their favourite YouTube finds infront of a live audience. There were some hilarious clips in here and even though I spend hours on YouTube each week I’d never seen any of these before. Sadly they’ve not released the playlist from the night, but I was there taking notes and I’ve done my best to reconstruct the playlist for you all out there, there’s a few clips missing so if anyone can add any of those then let me and I’ll update the playlist. Otherwise sit back and take a deep dive in YouTube with the playlist below!

Everything Is Terrible – Found Footage Battle Royale

Here’s all 6 clips that I created for the Everything Is Festival Found Footage Battle Royale 2014, sadly my first clip didn’t play well and I went out in the first round. I think if I’d have played my clips in reverse order I’d have done much better, but I had a great time there so it’s all good. Enjoy the clips!

Everything Is Holiday – Day Two



Today was my first full day here in LA and for various reasons I’ve now found myself with a third phone! Yes none of us could figure out how to get a USA SIM card for my other phone, so we came the conclusion it would just be easier the get the cheapest possible burner mobile and just use that. So I’ve now gone from the man with no phone, to the man with three phones!

Not sure how long I’m going to last here tonight, the jet lag kicked me hard today, having woken up at 5AM, I’m now nearly passing out at 10PM right now.

Today we picked up a parcel I’d had sent here from a film collector that I’ve been buying 35MM trailers from, he’s been slowly selling off his collection over the past few months. To save me a lot of money on postage and import duties I’d got him to send me them here and I’ll take them home in my luggage, saving me a lot of money.

Also today I’ve had really good Mexican food twice, taken a late night scenic drive along Mulholland Drive, tried to visit a great looking record store only to find out it had just closed and most importantly I’ve exposed yet another person to the might of the Exciting Exhortations!

Tomorrow is the first day of Everything Is Festival, the opening night event, Memory Hole, is fee to get into and it’s first come first served with 170 tickets to give away from 7PM, I’m going to head there early and just wait it out, can’t miss this one after coming all this way!