Theusaisamonster Is Done Fighting

Your contributing editor learned a long time ago to be suspicious of most white dreads but theusaisamonster guys get a lifetime pass because they make unstoppable songs like “Cocaine Wedding” and create things like the above eight-minute-long forest-prog fantasy animation video. Witness “Fight No More Forever (remix)” and understand why people are bummed that they’ll be playing their last-ever show, this Saturday, May 9, 2009. Go click around on their mySpace page for more about that show.

A bit more info: The film is directed by Peter Glantz and incorporates 150 fresh new drawings by the great Kevin Hooyman, who was recently featured on this site. The song originally featured on THEUSAISAMONSTER’s “Tasheyana Compost” album.

UPDATE: Director Peter Glantz wrote to let us know that you can download yer very own HD copy of the above video — suitable for iPod screenings, etc — for $1.50. Wotta deal! Just click below …

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About Jay Babcock

I am the co-founder and editor of Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curator of the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was one of five Angelenos listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. Today, I live a peaceful life in the rural wilderness of Joshua Tree, California, where I am a partner in JTHomesteader.com with Stephanie Smith.

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