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I Am The Groon

Nothing I can do about it. I am the Groon.

The Groon

Just when you feel you have suffered enough, here comes the Groon to challenge and trouble you even further. You know, being a creative person is weird. Over the past few decades I found myself writing little campfire songs, working them out in my journal, practicing them until I feel it is right, and then recording it. After a while I noticed too many of my songs are very serious heart felt songs that folk would use the word poignant to describe. I wanted to deviate from that path for a bit and get into something fun and fresh.

I started out listening to the music Mark Harvey and I recorded as Rain Station, and decided that the Dark Ride album was my favorite because of the raw energy, fun party vibe, sense of humor, and immediacy. We made the whole thing up in the studio and came out with a really fun album in just a few days time. Dark Ride is epic, and most of the album is animated at JackOLantern.ORG.

I wanted to include some of the unusual influences I have lurking inside me. My love for Muppets, Betty Boop, Mel Blanc, Sponge Bob, Ween, Bowie, early 80’s Punk, Sid & Marty Krofft, Teletubbies, old radio shows like Inner Sanctum Mystery, Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, Planet of the Apes, Kolchak the Night Stalker, Circle of Fear, Brothers Quay, Weird Tales Magazine, MAD Magazine, National Lampoon Magazine, Freak Brothers, R. Crumb, Shel Silverstein, Monty Python, Steve Martin, and Cheech & Chong. I love the characters, the voices, and all the weirdness these folks brought to my quiet hum drum life growing up on a small Maine farm.

I put a little of all those influences into a rock and roll experience I would like to call, Groon Radio.

A Groon has moved into town and all the locals are a little upset. There’s no room in this town for no Groon. This ain’t Groontown. Tune into Groon Radio and find out what happens next!

Listen now on Spotify or You Tube. See ya, Jay E Moores ~

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Vinnie Barbarino as Kylo Ren

Vinnie Barbarino as Kylo Ren

Spoilers galore, Star Wars The Force Awakens review:

A good bad guy is what makes a movie great. Some of the best are, the Wicked Witch of the West, Colonel Kurtz, Hannibal Lecter, Frank from Blue Velvet, and Darth Vader to name a few. My biggest leap with the latest Star Wars movie was the Sith Lord guy. He was even weaker than Darth Maul who didn’t put up much of a fight either. I left the movie not remembering his name, having to search for Kylo Ren on Google. First up, he looked like Vinnie Barbarino, and I had a hard time not imagining him in a black leather Sweat Hogs coat, which was very distracting. He wasn’t bad ass enough, and this is why: When brought bad news, he destroys his own ship in an embarrassing tantrum instead of slaying the messenger. I think the Resistance should have considered planting a bad news messenger to constantly bring him bad news and have the Great Sith Lord Barbarino destroy the ship for them. “I am sorry sir, the droid got away again…” Smash – Crash – Bang – Boom… plus who would wear such a stupid mask if it was not a life support system? Insecure much? All image, no substance. Bad bad guy. Bad!

Also, J.J., good buddy,  a longer mourning period for Han Solo. I want to see Chewbacca more upset, or a quick Wookie death rite with Chewy burying or burning some personal item… not just happy and horny to fly off with Rey… (although I can understand his excitement), the viewers needed more time to feel the loss of Solo, the most interesting human of the entire franchise. Give us time to cry… the pacing seemed off there.

Thanks Disney for the new Star Wars The Force Awakens movie. I had fun, and I want to see it again and again, already.

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King James’ Wooden Leg

Snotgrass Wooden Leg promo

I heard that King James got the Kindle App for his wooden leg just in time for the free Snotgrass promo starting April 1 All Fools Day!


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Label GMOs?

GMO inside

Maine is pushing toward labeling GMO foods. Personally I support banning and burning them. Labels actually support GMO production. Organic food is already labeled. Here’s my slogan when shopping: If it don’t say Organic, it’s Satanic!

I wonder what the GMO warning labels will look like. This is what I’d like to see… GMO inside, or Got GMOs? Yeah.

If it don't say ORGANIC it's SATANIC

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Now that’s a strong immune system.

Jesus was not vaccinated and he rose from the dead.
After this year’s outbreak of measles at Disneyland the media has had a hay day blaming the unvaccinated. Let’s look at the media attention and the intention: This year’s flu has already killed hundreds, but since this year’s flu vax has been deemed ineffective, there is no product to sell. US Center of Disease Control records state there have been 57 deaths due to the MMR vaccine in last 25 years, yet only ONE death due to measles in the same time frame. Measles is top story because the MMR vax is ready and available for sale. This is, as always, about money, or we’d be talking more about all those poor (vaccinated) kids that died unprotected of the flu this year. Google: “dies of flu 2015” for the real tragedy that no one seems to be talking about. Notice how each article on the flu vaccine states it was made with the wrong virus strain and cannot protect anyone from the flu this year, but they still suggest that everyone go out and get a shot anyway! Also notice pretty much every media channel is sponsored by drug ads and you know this is simply a marketing strategy. Mass hysteria and fear is how Big Pharma is going to make their money after releasing their failed flu vax. Here’s a very interesting CNN video report debating both sides, to vaccinate or not to vaccinate:

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Today’s can of worms

My job is done here. You're welcome.

I believe it is the artist’s role to shake things up. Not paint pretty pictures, but make you think. Questions are better than answers. My favorite medium is your mind.

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H.R. Giger ~ RIP

RIP H.R. Giger

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Assholes With Guns

Assholes With Guns - Cowboy Edition

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The Facebook Song

The Facebook Song from Super Fantastic Ultra on Vimeo.

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Military Obscenity

Assholes With Guns - Army Edition

Can anyone remember who we’re at war with, and why?