Demons Music Video by Joji Directed by Jared Hogan

Demons Music Video by Joji Directed by Jared Hogan

Mimi Berlin’s current obsession is the newest music video for the song Demons by Joji, made in one take, directed by Jared Hogan (Video Producer: Elisha Gustafson)

Who Is Joji?

Joji is an interesting artist we had never heard of before (’cause we are Old) As a musician he either records under the name Pink Guy, or as Joji, they are very different from eachother. Also: he is George Miller and Filthy Frank. Yes! If you visit TVFilthyFrank on YouTube you’ll find out even more characters: we did and decided Joji is our favorite, but the others are more funny in an absurdist way. This multi-talented performer has been at it since 2008 and has a 7.8+ million subscribers, according to wikipedia.

(shared from Joji’s insta @sushitrash)

(video shared from 88rising on YouTube)
Visit the Empire label to hear more by Joji
Visit the site of Jared Hogan

The furry outfits reminds us of Nick Cave‘s work (the artist, not the singer)

Destination Suicide Park

Destination Suicide Park

Our dear friend Pia C. told us about a park in Japan that is known for being a place where you can commit suicide in peace. Well, that place is Aokigahara park, which indeed became internationally known as a popular destination for suicide; almost unbelievable,  but true. It has been said that there are 50 to 100 deaths per year at this forest.
Brrr….but; the fact that Japanese Culture is so, so different from the Western one, becomes evidently more clear when watching the interesting Vice flick below. (don’t be alarmed by this post we’re fine, doing very well actually! xoxo)

“The site holds so many bodies that the Yakuza pays homeless people to sneak into the forest and rob the corpses. The authorities sweep for bodies only on an annual basis, as the forest sits at the base of Mt. Fuji and is too dense to patrol more frequently.” (via vice youtube channel)
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Royce Reed and Marilyn Hoggatt

Royce Reed and Marilyn Hoggatt

A couple of years ago we found clips of Royce on You Tube. We, at Mimi Berlin, posted a few and here is one more: Quando, Quando, also featuring Marilyn.

Royce Reed and Marilyn Hoggatt; “two of the most unusual ladies ever to grace downtown L.A.”

The makers of these clips are Bill Geerhart and Andrew D’Ambrosio. They filmed the ladies from the 1990s until 2010 at the Hotel Stillwell in downtown Los Angeles and later residences. They planned to make a documentary from this material. Bill Geerhart and Andrew D’Ambrosio’s campagin on indiegogo is closed. But the full-lnght documentary is nowhere to be found…. Maybe you know if they ever finished it or otherwise where to find it? If you do know more please let us know!
Thanks! xoxo Mimi

Read about Royce and Marylin here on LA Weekly.com
Forever Fabulous – Happy hours with Royce and Marilyn by Steven Mikulan. (Published on June 10, 1999.)

Mimi Movies featured on Gerrit Rietveld Academy site

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For the record; We don’t now for how long, but the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam has featured one of our movies on their site. For Mimi Berlin that is an honour. You must know, this is one of the larger art-academies (public) in The Netherlands. They posted the finale of the fashion show held in 2012. Mimi Movies attended the 2013 show as well, those movies can be viewed on Mimi Berlins Channel on Youtube
Mimi Berlin Movies
Click picture to see which movie we are talking about. (screenshot wed Jun 26/ 2013)