Hey everyone. Some fellas from London approached me about putting out some records. So that's cool. Neuroses was just released on Grumpy Records, and my self-titled Erases Eraser will release January 3, 2020. The self-titled album will appear in four places: My Bandcamp, Grumpy Records Bandcamp, the Internet Archive for free download, and this website, TannerBabcock.com. The album has been in development for over a year, with two of the tracks having been completed in late 2018.
I am still holding my breath about getting another year for this website. Damn automatic payments. Like I'm literally walking around crossing my fingers, wondering if there will still be TannerBabcock.com in 2020.
The album cover for my next album will definitely be the color green.
This is pretty accurate
Are you aware that every last detail of your digital existence is being capitalized on endlessly and mercilessly, without your knowledge or consent? Amazon and Google listen to you through your smart speaker. The FBI is recording your every move through your webcam and your two cameras on your phone. Does this sound like exaggeration? Like I've read too many dystopian novels? Like I just watched Brazil or something? The more research you do into these companies, the more you will realize I am not exaggerating at all. Here is a perfect example of the ever-eviscerating mental hellscape, something I saw when I logged onto Google for the first time in a few days
EXPLOITATION, Manipulation, Constructing an Illusion of control for the abused and exploited. This behavior of these handful of technology companies is inhumane. This is the same thing that Facebook does, telling you "it" "cares" about you, "your friends" care about you (with random selections of your recent messages), and ""won't you please feel 'insecure' so you will buy new mini skirts"". This is what Tinder and OkCupid and Instagram do, making other people seem more interested in you than they really are. Feeding your ego, widening the gap inside yourself, further feeding your quest for validation and approval. Google is at it again, do you want to know what this is?
Bicycle Thief. This is really the most important film you'll ever see and it happens to be Italian
8 1/2 by Fellini. Just watch it. This film is almost a musical, certainly choreographed, even though because of the way Italian films were made, the dialog doesn't match the characters' lips. And yet characters dance perfectly to the classical selections. If that doesn't make sense, good. If you dig his style, go to I Remember or La Dolce Vita.
Salo or the 120 Days of Sodom (or if you're squeamish, Gospel According to Matthew which is much less gruesome) by Pasolini. Yeah yeah you can dismiss this as a "shock" film or whatever
L'avventura, L'eclisse, La Notte by Antonioni. Pick one, if you like it you will end up watching all three. Get ready for a film that tells a story purely with images and only sparse dialog.
Germany Year Zero or Rome, Open City by Roberto Rosselini
Really fun picks that are less "important":
The Conformist by Bernardo Bertolucci
Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion by Elio Petri
Congratulations you are officially Italian. Please grow rosemary, garlic, and pepperocini from the vines of your stone house your eight dads gave you
Too lazy to link all those guys, just search em
Please shout the words "pineapple hat boy" at me. That way, I will conclude one of two things:
you're cool and are granted Tanner seal of approval
you creep you recognize me from le phone book?
If you do not shout the words "PINEAPPLE HAT BOY PINEAPPLE BOY" at me, I will assume you don't really care about me since you haven't paid attention TO My Best Thing Ever! Take that, Mom and Dad!