Monday, March 1, 2010

Shut Up Little Man

I just found something that has been around for more than a decade, kinda underground, but in some areas very much above ground. It's called Shut Up Little Man. It's the recordings of two drunk men, Raymond and Peter, through the very thin wall of a shitty San Francisco apartment building. They hate each other and fight constantly. All sorts of words describe the recordings; funny, depressing, poignant, disturbing, hilarious, etc. There were 7 volumes on CD (everything is available at the iTunes Store) and a best–of that you can download here. It became a stage play (or maybe two), a comic book, almost a movie (many times), and even a song by Mark Mothersbaugh of Devo (recorded by The Wipeouters, a surf music project by the spud boys).

All the stuff on the official site is really quite interesting to read because the phenomenon got so big and weird (the letter from Mark Mothersbaugh, the meeting with Johnny Depp at the table, etc). Go spend the rest of the day reading it and listening to them rant and bicker.

Do it or don't, little man.

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