Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Boys Consider the AVN (porn!) Awards! / Plus, Local and National Hipster Picks of the Week!

This time of year everyone is so busy focusing on the Globes and the Oscars that, despite the much-discussed "mainstreaming of porn," the AVN awards for adult films can get overlooked. Recently held in Las Vegas, the AVN's awarded LC-favorite Nailin Paylin's lead actress, Lisa Ann, the "Cougar/Milf" of the year award. And if you think the Oscars has too many categories, you should really read through the list of winners for the AVN's, which range from "Best All Sex Film" (Alexis Texas is Buttwoman) to "Best Series" ("Big Wet Asses") to "Most Outrageous Sex Scene" (the zombie orgy in Night of the Giving Head, which somehow lost the "Most Clever Title" award to Strollin' in the Colon'). If you've missed some of these films this year, readers, now might be a good time to catch up. See you at Miracle Video.

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Each day this week the LC is shilling for local hipsters Rooftop Vigilantes, who are riding a wave of local and national acclaim prior to this weekend's Replay appearance and winter tour. Hipster-approved Stereogum (not quite Pitchfork, but not bad) has declared them a "band to watch," describing them as follows:

"[The band's MySpace says the music] Sounds Like: "the texas rangers, only with more teeth." We think they can sound like the Promise Ring but with the energy of Small Brown Bike (the excellent "Charley No Want Girlfriend"...To see what we mean, take a listen to the infectious, organ-drenched "Oscar Want 7 Inch."

Chip: "The Promise Ring comparison intrigues me, because I miss emo so much that it hurts. I wish it were still cool to be emotional and ironic."

And while local hipsters are gearing up for this show, let's consider which non-local hipster band is getting the most national press at the moment? Surely a major contender is Animal Collective. Check them out at www.myspace.com/animalcollectivetheband ("Collectives" are so hot right now).

Rolling Stone gives a 3 and a half star review to their newest album, stating that "the magic returns on "Brothersport," a bacchanalian Brian Wilson-meets-Kraftwerk jam that repeats "open up your throat." Whether it's a celebration of singing, magic mushrooms or blow jobs is your call."

Richard: "When I make blowjob jokes in the LC's lyrical analysis, people say 'Oh, that's just Richard writing a dirty blog,' but when Rolling Stone does it, everybody says, 'Oh, I've gotta get the new Animal Collective record.'"

Chip: "My favorite member of the collective is Panda Bear."

2 comments:

Dr. C said...

How does the AVN distinguish "All-Sex Movies" from regular porn flicks? I'm curious, because Alexis Texas is Buttwoman sounds like it's a plot-driven piece in which Buttwoman faces off against villains like The Soaker, Twohead, and Cumface.

here to fix the cable said...

Good question, Dr. C. It does sound 'plot-driven,' although perhaps less so than something like "Night of the Giving Head" (or the trenchant political commentary of "Nailin' Paylin'").

I imagine Dr. S. can answer this.