Cinema Credo Ep. 3: Death to Smoochy with Jonathan Hape

Musician Jonathan Hape, who has been on a number of episodes of Lost in Criterion and does the music for that show, sits down with me to talk about the Danny DeVito-directed, Edward Norton and Robin Williams-starring Death to Smoochy, a movie that he says is not nearly as dark and misanthropic as even the scant positive reviews painted it on its 2002 release. We talk sincerity and pressing forward, and I may become the first person to mention Smoochy and Dostoevsky in the same breath.

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Two Guys and A Psycho - Eat the Government [ep]

A couple weekends ago while Pat and his family were here in the US I ended up at his parent's place to visit with them, as well as dear friends Jonathan Hape, and Andy Heney. Jonathan started poking around in boxes of old burnt cds and discovered on labeled "Adam Glass Rantings of a Mad Man" which of course we had investigate.

In the spirit of sharing embarrassing old art, I present to you the cd's contents: an "experimental" ep I recorded after being awake for 24 hours and having just finished a 10 hour shift in a school supply warehouse putting glue sticks in boxes sometime in the summer of 2004.

To the best of my knowledge I lifted the backing track to this from something Jonathan created digitally. I have no idea to what end he may have used it, but of all the things I've forgotten in my life I'm certain that producing a competent track whole-clothe in MusicMaker is not one of them. As evident from what is coming up next, I never knew how to do this.
What I could do was add distortion, narration, and 4 minutes of silence.

In your left ear you'll be hearing a loudly playing Spanish-language newscast. In your right ear you'll be hearing a different loudly playing Spanish-language newscast. Somewhere buried in there is some Beethoven.

I used to own a small plaster bust of Abraham Lincoln which was painted to look like a small pewter bust of Abraham Lincoln. He shows up in a lot of my creative work from the time. In this instance I miked Abe in one room, while I went down the hall and made a sandwich. Upon my return I tell Abe that while I liked it others may not. For some reason I then pretend that this has made Abe violently angry.

In this track I left the mic sit between a pair of headphones playing Nickleback's How You Remind Me. Then I reversed it.
I don't have to explain my art.