PHTV Lost Tapes - After School 2 from Eric Rivera on Vimeo.
Here's a bit we made with the After School characters last summer, which we decided wasn't all that funny. In an effort to keep pumping garbage into the internet vortex, hwoever, I'veput it up for you, my legions of fans.
Ugh as I type this I can smell my hair, gross. I need a haircut so badly, but I couldn't possibly pay someone to do it, and I sure don't want to stand in my 40-degree bathroom for two hours and cut it myself. So long, lank and greasy it must remain. Though certainly I should go bathe. So I'll go do that. Watch this shitty video I put up. It will get you ready for the screening that's happening at my house of all new and wonderful material on Jan. 22. More details to come.
Magic Screen - 2005 from Eric Rivera on Vimeo.
Ah yes, a video I made five years ago for the Dan Gratz Etch a Sketch art show. They didn't have all this internet stuff back then (yes they did), so I had to wait til 2010 to share it. You can see his stuff at www.dangratz.com.
Also if you're wondering what's up with that linup of people in the photo, that's the crowd at the art gallery. You're wondering why people aren't crowded shoulder to shoulder, their backs to the artwork, women in 6 inch high fetishist's boots, men wearing purses and gold jackets, eyes darting like children as they search the crowd for the great names and faces in contemporary art. I don't know why, that's more fun. These midwesterners need to get a fuckin' clue, right?! HAW! HAW! HAW!
Tony & Grevin Commercial 2007 from Eric Rivera on Vimeo.
Well then, if it isn't baby's first hard drive, and the secrets she holds. In 2007 we made the first Tony and Grevin video, which was actually a commercial for Magic Tricks, the least popular band with the most commercials and advertisements ever in the history of New York bands.
Of course, I can't blame anyone for not going to the now defunct Luna Lounge. I remember that show very well (I couldn't afford to get drunk there): It was $8 to get in and beers were $7. I was the night's entertainment and I spent $30 plus cab fair. Good riddance to that place, anyway.
I put this up because...well for one because I don't have anything new to put up, my work has been very unfocused and ultimately unfinished lately...I also put this up to remind everyone about Tony and Grevin, because there's a new episode coming out really soon. And I figured maybe Albert and Adair would watch this since they work at computers all day and make up 100% of my readership. I'm not sure if Sarah reads these. Sarah, do you read these? SARAH! Ahem. Amen. Anemia. Anemone. Amoeba. Amphibian.
Anonano - Part 3 from Party House TV on Vimeo.
Here's something to watch while you play with yourself. There's gonna be some new PHTV stuff soon. In the meantime, this. Go to the vimeo site for more crisp clips. partyhousetv.com seems to be pretty slow lately. And why sit, waiting for that to load, when you could be on facebook looking at pictures of Alice Wozniak's Cancun vacation?
Magic Tricks: DNA in Me from Eric Rivera on Vimeo.
Playing in a band in New York totally sucks, mainly because the venues are so horrible. All of the venues listed in these flyers are garbage and should not be given any money. Instead, you should upper deck their toilets. That's where you hoist yourself up and poop in the top part of the toilet, the part with that balloon thing that always seems to mess up, and then you always manage to fix it by yourself and think, "hey I'm pretty smart, I figured that out and did my own plumbing," but you're not that smart, those are just really simple to fix.
You realize that you're dumb the following week when you have to assemble your own bed frame and it takes you 6 hours.
Hey New York venues, since when does anyone anywhere charge $8 or $10 or $12 to see a local band on a Wednesday night? Why are you charging $7 for a pint of beer on top of that?! Stop charging so much! You are destroying whatever might be left of a local music scene in what was once the source of the lion's share of great new music for the entire PLANET...Unless you're counting villages in third world Africa, where the actual best bands of all time apparently play on the street every day, with instruments mostly built out of gourds or Radio Shack kits.
Of course people don't seem to care much about bands these days anyway, all the girls now really want to go out with DJ's, which is funny because it's like a guy pretending to rock the party...I mean, whatever that program is that matches the beats, I could figure it out, and match like a Wizard of Oz song with the Black Sabbath War Pigs beat and then fade into an MIA single...or whatever...but frankly, DJ's, I'm just not THAT impressed. You're tricking everyone. DJ's are tricking women.
No one reads my blog, why am I writing this.