Posts Tagged ‘Grindhouse’

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I’m not sure what exactly it was that leaked into the water supply of  North Carolina a few decades back, but the documented effects of this Substance ‘X’ has been the mutation of a rather sizable number of perfectly normal people into terrifyingly talented indie film creators. So unlike the effects of the various Substance ‘X’ threats we were warned about in one 1950’s science fiction film after another, this has actually been a pretty damned good thing for us. One perfect example of why this is a good thing for us is Jaysen Buterin.

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Life is full of those moments where sometimes you can’t believe it when you learn that the person involved with ‘X’ was also the same person who used to be known for ‘Y’ all those years ago. Life is also full of stories about someone being in the right place at the right time to have a major impact on something that no one would have ever thought that they would have had anything to do with, let alone have any impact on. In the case of the late John Ashley, you have one man for whom both of these things are true. Sadly, while he’s known to some in genre, he should probably be more widely recognized by many than he currently is.

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