The Perm & The Skullet is a non-profit music blog devoted to bringing you music of all kinds.

Although we prefer that rustic, acoustic, unusual, whiskey soaked sound, we do like music of all styles and genres. If you have something you think we should listen to, by all mean, let us know.

All Links and MP3s are for sampling, evaluation, and introduction purposes only and are intended to provide exposure to said artist / film / site etc... If you like it, please go buy it.

Online, we recommend Insound, emusic or directly from the artist or their label. Locally, we recommend Schoolkids Records or Bull City Records.

Most Mp3 samples are only available for a limited time, usually a week or two. If there is something you missed, and it is currently unavailable or out of print, please let us know and we can see what we can do.

MP3s, Links, and Images can easily be taken down, so if you are the owner or their representation, and would like said link or file removed, just let us know and we'€™ll be happy to do so. You can E-mail me directly here for any questions or concerns or submissions.

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Tuesday, May 31, 2005


75 years old today and where has the time gone. One of the greatest living actors today and do I love me some Clint Eastwood. He defined the western in my eyes and is one of the few men in cinema that can say so much without saying anything at all. Below is a list of films that, if you have not seen anyone one of these, you must stop what you are doing now and go directly to the video store. Name me five other actors that have this 5 star catalogue under their belt. You can't! And these are just the films that I feel are his best. His career spans 6 decades...need I say more. Enjoy! A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, Hang'em High, Where Eagles Dare, Dirty Harry, High Plains Drifter, The Eiger Sanction, The Outlaw Josey Wales, Every Which Way but Loose, Escape from Alchatraz, and Unforgiven.

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 8:10 PM


Friday, May 27, 2005


Please find a way to see this movie! That being said...Tarnation is a film by 31 year old, first time director, Jonathan Caouette. Some have called his film an "auto-documentary", but this film is more a self-portrait of Caouette's family life put together from over 20 years of photographs, tape recordings, and home movies (Hi8, Beta, VHS, and mini dv) that he's shot throughout his life. One of the greatest aspects of this truely independent film (for me anyway) is how it was put together on a basic Mac computer editing with only iMovie. I can't say enough about this film. Check out his site and view the trailer here . The film is available on dvd, so check it out.

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 6:25 PM


Tuesday, May 24, 2005

Rubber Johnny

Rubber Johnny is the new short film from independent and underground filmmaker Chris Cunningham. He has ventured into the mainstream before, but always finds his way back home. Rubber Johnny is about, "a hyperactive, shape-shifting mutant child, kept locked away in a basement. With only his feverish imagination and his terrified dog for company." Check out the trailer to this amazing short.

Hopefully this will be released on dvd here in the states on July 12th, but for more info visit the website.

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 10:23 PM


Sunday, May 22, 2005

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 7:45 PM


Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Night Watch (Nochnoi Dozor)

What a really cool trailer for what looks to be a really cool movie, and a trilogy of movies at that. I haven't seen a "horror/fantasy" film that looks this good, and not come off corny, in a long time. Check out the trailer and tell me what you think.

"The film is set in contemporary Moscow and revolves around the conflict and balanced maintained between the forces of light and darkness (the result of a medieval truce between opposing sides) As night falls, the dark forces battle the super-human "others" of the Night Watch, whose mission is to patrol and protect"

This is a Russian film directed by Timur Bekmambetov. The release date is set for July 29th in select cities and is released through Fox Searchlight Pictures.

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 2:09 PM


Saturday, May 14, 2005

Lynch Returns...

StudioCanal is behind the upcoming project from David Lynch entitled INLAND EMPIRE. He has apparently been filming for 2 years on the project and the best part is that it is shot entirely on digital video. "I started working in DV for my Website, and I fell in love with the medium. It's unbelievable, the freedom and the incredible different possibilities it affords, in shooting and in post-production." Lynch continues, "For me, there's no way back to film. I'm done with it. I love abstraction. Film is a beautiful medium, but it's very slow and you don't get a chance to try a lot of different things. With DV, you get those chances. And in post-production, if you can think it, you can do it."

The film stars Laura Dern, Harry Dean Stanton, & Jeremy Irons. Details are scarce, but "It's about a film within a film" and "...about a woman in trouble, a mystery" Shooting has recently begun in and around LA, but the most interesting part is that Lynch shot a great deal of the film in Poland with local actors. I can’t wait to check this out. According to press, StudioCanal wants it released next year in time for Cannes, but Lynch said, "Making a film is a beautiful mystery, you go deep into the wood, and you don't want to come out of that wood, but the time is coming very soon when I will have to."

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 1:58 PM


New To Me

Well, this is definenlty an interesting experience. Writing to you, whoever you are. I hope to put interesting ideas and information out there through this site. Mindless rants, new products, new music, films, and sites. I hope this can be a way to connect more with family, friends, and interested viewers. Just wanted to put something out there.

posted by Matt Hayhurst @ 10:57 AM