Thursday, December 25, 2014

Music: Isaac Baranoff - The Wedding Album

Pre-order of The Wedding Album. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.

This TRIPLE ALBUM features the prog-rock double LP "THE WEDDING ALBUM" and a bonus disc of chamber music called "ORCHESTRAL FAVORITES"!



Friday, November 28, 2014

Paperbax: Stoner Joe the Bunny Omnibus

The latest addition to the Horndog Studios catalog is like a cross between Ren & Stimpy and Broken Lizard! It's STONER JOE THE BUNNY, the adventures of a Rastafarian rabbit toker, a disembodied spleen who sometimes poses as a doctor, Satan, and other undeniably unique characters from the twisted mind of Christopher Blue. The STONER JOE OMNIBUS collects the first three issues of Blue's unique vision, which includes special Christmas and Easter stories, an EXCLUSIVE, NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED short story and an EXCLUSIVE GALLERY of Stoner Joe art and individual cover pages!

Stoner Joe gets into more than he bargained for when he attempts to obtain a license to get legal marijuana, and winds up getting into all sorts of wacky adventures which lead to him becoming the Easter Bunny himself!

This is the PERFECT GIFT for any stoner's stocking. Well, this and a spliff...


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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Friday, October 31, 2014

Video: Night of the Living Dead

The film that paved the way for John Carpenter, Sam Raimi, Wes Craven and numerous other independent horror films, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD follows characters Ben (Duane Jones), Barbra (Judith O'Dea), and five others trapped in a rural farmhouse in Pennsylvania which is attacked by zombies. Horndog Studios presents the film in widescreen for the first time since its original theatrical release. Enjoy.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

WTF Hollywood: Slapstick of Another Kind

How could a movie based on a Kurt Vonnegut novel starring Jerry Lewis, Madeline Kahn and Marty Feldman possibly be bad?

NOTE: Apologies in advance for the editing error that misplaces the joke "editing stuff out of context is fun" - I have no idea how it got there and attempts to restore it to its original context were unsuccessful. I hope you'll enjoy this video regardless of its flaws.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Blog: Horndog Videos Back Online!

Hey, folks, just writing to let you know that the videos section of the site is back up. I'd taken it down due to the fact that, for some reason, Dailymotion's publisher dashboard was not showing revenue. I checked the dashboard again, and it's functioning correctly once more, so I've decided to put the videos back on the site.

Now you can once again watch episodes of Horndog Studios' original web series such as PunkinHed Reviews, WTF Hollywood and Comix Scrutinizer, as well as listen to the highly experimental Funny Aminals demos (which are really solid, though not as well composed as my new music), and feature early versions of compositions which were later fully developed on my solo albums. For example, the piece "The Devil in Miss Jones" from my album BEHIND THE GREEN DOOR combined several earlier pieces, including "I'm Way Too Stoned To Drive to the Devil's House" and "Stampeding Cattle Through The Vatican".

The Comix Scrutinizer videos feature me playing a comic book reviewer, loosely parodying other web reviewers but focusing on underground, independent, alternative, hardcore pornographic, horror and cult comic books, including the underground debut issue of TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES, the underrated MR. A, and Joshua Quagmire's CUTEY BUNNY.

The PumpkinHed videos take a look at cult, horror and exploitation films, recalling early MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000, but with an edgy touch, and a floating disembodied talking pumpkin with a weird accent. Some of the highlights focus on PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE, and the cult classic BLACK SHAMPOO, in which the African-American stand-in for Warren Beatty takes on gangsters with a chainsaw!

WTF Hollywood featured only the second Internet review of the misguided biopic WIRED: THE SHORT LIFE AND FAST TIMES OF JOHN BELUSHI, and one of the funniest. I essentially play myself in this series, unlike in the other shows, but the humor was very MST3K-esque, though the aspect I personally find hilarious/embarrassing is the fact that I was looking off camera during the entire filming, due to the fact that I was actually reading all my lines off cue cards.

Also featured on the site are my original rescores of the silent classics NOSFERATU and THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI. These new scores combine experimental and progressive rock with influences from John Carpenter and Goblin. Horndog Studios is also the only place where you can find THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS in widescreen. And coming this Halloween, we will be featuring NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD in widescreen as well!

So feel free to explore the Horndog Videos section - it's an extremely fun way to kill some time when you're not buying our great underground comics and highly innovative pulp novels or our unique and experimental albums from Horndog Records!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Blog: Introducing HORNDOG RECORDS

Horndog Records has already released two slept-on LPs through Bandcamp, Isaac Baranoff's out-of-this-world BEHIND THE GREEN DOOR and the new release NONE MORE BLACK. Horndog Records will penetrate your earbuds, mind-fuck your brain and splooge inside your cranium with chord combinations the likes of which you've never heard.

If you're a fan, head on over to Isaac Baranoff's Bandcamp page and place your order. You will receive each track in high-end formats and each order of NONE MORE BLACK contains a FREE PDF of Isaac Baranoff's new novel A CLAW FULL OF BLOOD!

If you want to help grow Horndog Records, please send an email to horndogrecords [at] gmail.com and offer us a proposal. Hopefully one that involves money. If you want Horndog to promote your album, please remember that there's only so much we can do for you as an artist, and even if your music is incredible, we can't pay for studio sessions unless your album makes a truckload of money FOR US. So, if you end up signing with Horndog Records, the best offer we can give to unproven artists is that you can record the album in your home, with your own equipment funded by you and we can give you promotion, 30% of each album sold, help with digital sales, and if your album does well enough, we can push forward to physical distribution. And if the album does well enough, we might be able to pay for professional studio time if you choose.

We're not a mega-conglomerate like Virgin-Mobile, Sony, Time Warner, NBC Universal or other corporations which own the major labels. We can't offer you the things that Bruno Mars or Eminem get. We're an independent company. We rely on sales to grow our business. At worst, you'll have people out promoting your album for very little pay. We're offering a higher percentage of albums sold than the majors. The major labels pay their artists peanuts for their albums in exchange for the heavier promotion. If you sell as many albums as the Beatles, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Madonna, Elton John, Led Zeppelin, or Pink Floyd, the major label deal is the better way to go and you can work your way to owning your own label, but chances are that you're not going to sell as many albums as Elvis. Or Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Whitney Huston, AC/DC, Queen, the Rolling Stones, ABBA...the list goes on.

These artists are zillionaires because they have commercial potential. We cater to the crowd that listens to music with NO COMMERCIAL POTENTIAL, and it's harder to get attention if you don't have an independent label backing you. If your music sounds like Taylor Swift, you'd be better off on a major label because we can't help you and signing with us would be a really shitty deal. If your music caters to more specialized audiences instead of the masses, you should probably start with us instead of Mega Conglomerate Records.