Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Pus and Vinegar|
This independently released DVD from Glucose Ink Productions is a documentary, a confessional and a collection of tall tales all working together along side a platter of performances. It features prose & performances from... more »
Yaaay! More punk rock DV weirdness!
Precious Roy | NY NY | 02/10/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Accessible DV weirdness. Like being on the road with the bands themselves, most of the videos seem to be cut with footage Civins himself shot from the pit. At times, you can see him holding the camera with one hand and pushing violent jaeger-swilling punks away with the other. It's a no-frills approach and I'd like to say it was shot on a shoestring but shoestrings cost money! I'd like to think Civins shot this monster on a homeless lady's paper-bag slippers-budget. Think Frederick Wiseman's Hospital but with all the grit of CBGB's men's room. Content-wise, it hearkens back to the simpler days of documentary yore. It's minimal, it's comical, and it's cheap. Sometimes it's very honest and real albeit drunken. Other times can be categorized as ostentatious peaks (example: the traveling punk rock circus/freak show) which makes you glad you're watching from the safety of your own home or correctional institution. I like Ryan E. Sane's description of his circus as a "traveling biohazard". Makes sense when you see it."