Friday, April 29, 2011

A message from David Allen Grier in 1992: "Can't we all just get along?!?"

"In Living Color" was a great show.  We have many radical memories of this show from being youth of the 90's, including this one where David Allen Grier and Jim Carrey play Rodney King and Reginald Denny (in case you don't know... one was a black guy beaten by white guys and the other was a white guy beaten by black guys!). We don't know about you, but we remember saying "Can't we all just get along?!?!!?" all the time as kids after this episode aired!!!!

It originally aired on September 27, 1992, which was five months after the LA Riots.  Enjoy!

1992 Los Angeles riots: 19 years ago today

On April 29, 1992, a jury acquitted four white Los Angeles Police officers accused in the videotaped beating of black motorist Rodney King. A shit storm followed later. The riots lasted six days, destroyed $1 billion worth of property, killed 53 people, and injured thousands.

Below is a portion of the Rodney King beating and the shit storm:

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Kentucky Derby just days away: Will there be a "Grand Champion"???

2RadicalDudez just found this horse commercial.

2RadicalDudez want to know how many girls actually owned "Grand Champions".

2RadicalDudez want you girls to tell the truth.

2RadicalDudez will crush your "Grand Champions" horses with MADBALLS!!!!

Take that you dainty ponies.

MADBALLS: 01 - Grand Champions: 00

Video Title: (1995) Grand Champions toy horses - 90's TV commercial
Product: Grand Champions
Original Air Date: 1995

If you ERECT it, they will cum...err, come

This rap about the Erector Set is totally radical. Didn't all 90's commercials have rap involved some way or another?

Did you guys erect things with the Erector Set? We never erected Erector Sets....we were Lego guys.

Video Title: (1995) Erector Set - 90's TV commercial
Product: Erector Set
Original Air Date: 1995

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

April 26, 1992: Three days before the LA Riots

The band Sublime somehow made a mistake with the lyrics when they wrote the song "April 29, 1992 (Miami)". It's a song about the LA Riots, which started on April 29, 1992, but (for whatever reason) they mistakenly say "April 26, 1992" in the lyrics. Great song anyway! Above is a video of the song along with clips from this hectic time period.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

April 5, 1994: The day the music died (and no one knew it)


17 years ago today Kurt Cobain ended his life after putting a shotgun bullet through his head at his Seattle home. Just think about how no one would realize, until 3 days later, that one of the most influential musicians had left us.

It has been raining all day here. The gods must be crying...

Monday, April 4, 2011

Kurt Cobain's suicide: One year later "MTV News: The Week in Rock"

We recorded this on April 8, 1995 from "MTV News: The Week in Rock". They did a segment on how people were feeling one year after Nirvana's frontman Kurt Cobain killed himself.

They interviewed people such as David Fricke (Music Editor of Rolling Stone), Matthew Sweet, Sean "Puffy" Combs, Joe Sib from Wax, and some Nirvana fans in Seattle, New York, and Memphis.

This segment also includes clips from the vigil held on April 10, 1994 in Seattle and how "In Utero", "Nevermind", and "Unplugged in New York" were all currently on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart.

Kurt Loder talks about Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl's "new" band The Foo Fighters and how, in the next few days, they'll be launching a debut tour in Tempe, AZ and opening up for Mike Watt. Loder also adds how Nirvana bassist Christ Novoselic still plays music but has yet to join a new band. It closes out with live footage of Nirvana playing "Lithium".

Luckily, we recorded more videos during the hours and days of this tragic event which we'll be posting soon.......

RIP Kurt

Video Title: (April 8, 1995) Kurt Cobain's Suicide: One Year Later "MTV News: The Week in Rock"
Event: One Year Anniversary of Nirvana's singer Kurt Cobain's suicide
Original Air Date: April 8, 1995

Sunday, April 3, 2011

It's that time of year when we tell stupid Kurt Cobain jokes!

Too soon???

Why did the Toronto Maple Leafs try to sign Kurt Cobain?
They heard he was a killer on the face offs.
What was Kurt Cobain quoted as saying in his last interview 
  before he blasted his brains out with a shotgun?
He said in his mind, Hole was going to be the next big thing.

How does Kurt Cobain collect his thoughts?
With a squeegee!

What do Wayne Gretzky and Courtney Love have in common?
They both shower after the third period.

What was the last thing to go through Cobain's mind?
His teeth.

What has four legs and just applied at McDonald's?

What's the difference between Kurt Cobain and Mary Jo Buttafuoco?
The bullet's still in Mary Jo's head.

What do Cobain and the Mariners have in common?
Both stink up Seattle.

Did you know they're honoring Kurt with a racehorse?
It's called Seattle Spew.

How can you get Nirvana back together?
With duct tape.

Why does Kervorkian want Cobain's shotgun?
To add to his collection of suicide machines.

What happened when you talked to Cobain about suicide?
It went in one ear and out the other.

Did Cobain plan his suicide a long time?
It was just a sudden brain storm.

What do Wes Unseld and Kurt Cobain have in common?
Both were dropped by the Bullets.

What will they call the movie about Cobain?
1)  Brainless in Seattle.
2)  The Remains of the Day.

What's the difference between Cobain and the Iraqi army?
Cobain has killed more Americans.

Where's a good place to watch the Seattle Seahawks?
Circling over Cobain's house.

Did Kurt think a lot about suicide?
It was a no-brainer.

What did the electrician say when he knocked on Cobain's door?
"Where's the head of the house?"

When does Kurt sing these days?
When the wind whistles through his head.

Did you know Kurt was practically an "overnight success?"
It only took him 3 days to be discovered.

Why won't Cobain put out any more hit albums?
He doesn't have a head for business anymore.

What's the difference between Cobain and John Hinkley?
Cobain was a better shot.

Why hasn't Nirvana released a new video?
They're still busy shooting.

How did Courtney Love get her start?
She used to open for the Dead.

What's the difference between Cobain and Nixon?
Nixon left a better looking corpse.

Why did Cobain put on weight before he died?
So he'd make a better target.

What did Courtney Love say when she came home?
"Who ordered the pizza?"

What's the best way to listen to a Nirvana record?
With a couple of shooters

What's the difference between Cobain and Elton John?
Elton took more shots in the mouth.

What did Mrs. Cobain say when they were trying to 
  identify Kurt's body?
Smells like Kurt's body (to me).

What do Kurt Cobain, Hand Gathers and Bobbitt's penis 
have in common?
They all took one shot before they died.

What did Kurt say before firing?
"Heads up!"

How did they cremate Cobain?
By steaming him off the ceiling.

What's the hippest look in Seattle now?
Wearing a piece of Kurt Cobain.

Why's Cobain mad at the Seattle police?
They shampooed with his Head and Shoulders.

Why's Courtney Love mad at the police?
For tracking Kurt through the house.

Who got the first scoop on Cobain's suicide?
The paramedics.

What did they find in Cobain's home?
Seattle grunge.

Did Cobain give up drugs?
No, he still likes getting blasted.

What did Freddie Prinze say to Kurt Cobain?
"Nice Hunting!"

What did Jeffrey Dahmer request for his last meal?
Kurt Cobain.

How did Cobain paint his house?
With a spray gun.

What did the Seattle police sing during the investigation?
"Braindrops keep falling on my head."

What did Nirvana's lead singer change his name to?
Kurt Gobang!

What was the last thing Kurt saw before he died?
The back of his head.

Have the police concluded their investigation?
They just need to mop up.

What did Courtney Love name her band "Hole" after?
Kurt's throat.

What do Courtney & Cobain have in common?
Both were shooting up on the same night.

What do Cobain and Roy Rodgers have in common?
Both were fond of their Trigger.

Did Cobain really commit suicide?
No, he was just playing Polish Roulette.

How can you keep Pearl Jam together?
Break the lead singer's index finger.

When will Kurt perform again?
When he gets his head together.

What will Nirvana's next video be?
Dancing on the ceiling.

What did Kurt do when he got to the top?
He self-destructed.

What will Nirvana's next record be?
1) My Aim is True
2) Up on the Roof
3) Going out of my Head

How will the record do?
It'll be number one with a bullet.

What does Cobain have in common with his record sales?
They've both gone through the roof.

Does Kurt like other kinds of music?
Yes, he's a Dead Head.

Why can't you tell any secrets to Kurt Cobain?
He'll go shooting off his mouth.

How does Cobain feel about the NBA?
He think the Bullets have nowhere to go but up.

What's the difference between Kurt Cobain and John Bonham?
It took 42 shots to kill Bonham. 
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Kurt Cobain's suicide: One year later "Extra"

Wow. How the hell has it been 17 years. Well, anyway.....

We recorded this gossip TV show "Extra" on April 8, 1995 since it had a segment on how Nirvana fans were feeling one year after Kurt Cobain committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.

John Norris (who was with MTV when Kurt originally killed himself) was working as a correspondent with "Extra" and he takes us to a (yes you guessed a Seattle coffeehouse) to see how people were coping one year after Kurt Cobain's death.

He spoke to 16-year-olds who seemed jaded. Weren't we all jaded in 1995?

John Norris also showed the park bench near Kurt Cobain's home which fans have turned into a memorial site. Have you been there yet?

At the end of the segment, Cobain's wife, Courtney Love is mentioned since she "put together the soundtrack" of 'Tank Girl' and was making her acting debut in 'Feeling Minnesota' (which is untrue since she was in 'Sid and Nancy' back in 1986).

"Extra" also mentioned how "Life after Kurt has been successful for his widow Courtney Love." Is that true???

More Kurt Cobain suicide era videos will be coming soon......

RIP Kurt

Video Title: (April 8, 1995) Kurt Cobain's suicide: One Year Later "Extra"
Event: One Year Anniversary of Nirvana's singer Kurt Cobain's suicide
Original Air Date: April 8, 1995

Where's Kurt Cobain?

There are only 2 more days till the anniversary of when Kurt Cobain blew his brains out back in April 1994. It happened 17 years ago!!!!

Some people don't believe Kurt killed himself. Meet Tom Grant. He is a private investigator and former detective with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. According to Grant, he was hired by Courtney Love on April 3, 1994 to find Kurt after he left a drug rehab center in Marnina Del Rey, California.

Where did Kurt go??? What did he do??? Some pretty interesting stuff happened according to Tom Grant!

Here is an excerpt from his website:

"On April 3, 1994, I was hired by Courtney Love, (who was in Los Angeles at the time), to locate her husband after he left a drug rehab center in Marina Del Rey, California. Ms. Love stayed in Los Angeles while I flew to Seattle to search for Cobain with his best friend Dylan Carlson. In fact, Carlson and I had been in the Cobain residence the night before Kurt's body was discovered in the room above the garage."

"The police immediately concluded "suicide." I wasn't so sure. Neither was Rosemary Carroll, Courtney Love's own entertainment attorney. Ms. Carroll was also a close friend to both Courtney and Kurt."

"We both knew something was wrong here--terribly wrong."

Was it an inside job?? Just kidding. We think Kurt killed himself but you be the judge! Visit Tom Grant's site for more info:
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