Sunday, February 6, 2011

Revolution In Ruin? Doubt It...

The last time this country saw a true revolution, it involved a united front facing the overwhelming odds of a hierarchy whose reign, though already well established, sought to continue its domination over those who broke away to seek new worlds of their own.

Sound familiar?

Superbowl Sunday is the flavor of the day as PLANET GRIFFIN returns to orbit to comment on other clashes that have taken place over the last few weeks... I speak of the supremely intriguing; albeit lukewarm, commentary of the ' Indy Comic Revolution'--- from Eric Powell's infamous Youtube video (revealing a cowled superhero straddling one of its artist across a kitchen table) declaring the emergence of a Creator's Front, to the impassioned statements of Steve Niles, Robert Kirkman, and others, to the varied criticisms from online reviewers--- all of this chatter culminating (so far) in the removal of the Creator's Front facebook page and the bewilderment of many a fanboy as the online chatter quickly changed from 'Gotta Revolution' to 'What Happened?'  

Frankly, in an industry surrounded by incredibly talented individuals, the abundance of ego's in this business are just as incredible, so revolution is putting it a bit strong... Which offers one explaination of Powell tearing down the FB site; citing 'his own personal enthusiasm' to carry him forward... Really, the mainstream wouldn't have to worry about such sides--- they have corporate sponsorship. Independent power players like Niles and Kirkman can afford to speak on such issues... In fact, in the wake of television, film, and multimedia, they can afford to do whatever they like... Sigh.

Y'know, I could continue on with this, but for those of you who took the time to read up on PLANET GRIFFIN archives, you would've already known that this blogsite foretold the situation over a year ago!  Bold statement, I know, but considering that even in its dormant state, this pirate blogcast has been sitting on ALL of this information for some time, so for those of you who've followed this site, you're already ahead of the curve. This little heads-up is brought to you by The Infamous RodBuddah.


Saturday, January 1, 2011

Brand New Day, Brand New Business

Happy New Year!

That baaaad maaan of the pirate blogcast, The INFAMOUS RODBUDDAH,  has re-emerged to once again become part of your complete breakfast just in time for the new year! The number of emails, text messages, and people who generally abuse me, asking when I would make the return to ranting and raving about the excesses of lamestream pop culture--- Well, here we are.

Anyways, I hope everyone's holidays have been a merry one--- my time spent at the end of the year has jumped up and down more than the Dunn and Broadstreet stock index... Christmas time was joyous until the water pipes burst in my house and my neighbor's dog attempted to treat my ass as Steve-O's stunt double while underneath the house... I thrilled to the sight of going to a bonfire where the theme of it was burning old christmas trees... Just picture the imagine:  Hapless dry pines being sacrificed to the old gods of the holidays... The flaming spiral extending into the sky by an astounding 30 feet... The young man consuming champagne, oblivious to the gas can by his feet... By the fire... The stark contrast of bright yellow and white against a deep purplish night sky, followed by the sharp hues of blue, red, and white lights as they encircled the party, inquiring of the incredible fire show which threatened to consume the neighborhood....

...Ah, the Jim Morrison moment was not lost on me.  But that's another story for another time.

But now, a brand new day for a brand new year, and this is merely a taste of what to expect from your brand new host.  I did spill the beans in my last post concerning a new PODCAST that will emerge in 2011 and since that staement, the number of inquires surrounding that has doubled. For those uninitiated with PLANET GRIFFIN, the new mantra for 2011 is simple and direct...

"Balls. Big ones. On your coffee table."  In other words:  Our Business is your Business that means Business.

Till next post, stay hungry and BACK TO WORK!