Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Californication is one of the very few t.v. shows that Umlaut watches regularly and Season 2 has just been released on DVD. Last season's story arc centered on Hank Moody working with legendary, and debaucherous, Lock 'N Loll record producer Lew Ashby on his autobiography. The season was filled with tons of Music Geek references, including Ashby's ex being named Janie Jones (after The Clash song... duh..).

Long story short, awhile back Umlaut helped the show's production department with obtaining merch items that were used for wardrobe and set dressing during the season, specifically Slayer stuff. METAL! These included items such as this shirt that Hank's daughter Becca wore:

Also this Slayer Unholy Alliance Tour poster that hung in Ashby's Lock 'N Loll mansion:

Other items appeared in scenes during the season, but these two examples stick out in my memory. The Slayer connection with the show runs deep, as evidently the show's creator is a huge fan and he paid homage to the band via the fictitious titles of Hank Moody's 3 published novels: South Of Heaven, Seasons In The Abyss, and God Hates Us All. This fact alone made the show one of my favorites when it premiered. METAL.

Pretty cool, right?